Fundraising in Troubled Times - OMA Webinar

Fundraising in Troubled Times
Join OMA for our April webinar, "Fundraising in Troubled Times"

Join OMA for our April Webinar

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How can your museum retain donors and raise funds in the midst of a national crisis? Join Laura MacDonald CFRE, principal of Benefactor Group and vice chair of Giving USA Foundation to reflect on the lessons learned from past crises like 9/11 and the Great Recession. She’ll provide tips on how to:

  • Engage major donors
  • Salvage special event revenue
  • Pivot your membership program
  • Leverage the charitable benefits of the CARES Act
  • and more

Also joining the panel is Hillary Bates, Chief Development Officer at the Ohio History Connection, and Jessimi Jones, Executive Director of the Springfield Museum of Art to offer insights and examples of how their museums are working through fundraising during COVID-19, and how the crisis is changing their post-virus fundraising messages.

The session will conclude with Q&A time with our panelists.

About the lead speaker: Laura MacDonald, President of Benefactor Group, is a certified fundraising executive with more than 27 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and philanthropy. She has served as the vice president and creative director of a national fundraising firm, chief development officer in arts and higher education, and as a key volunteer for community organizations. Prior to establishing Benefactor Group, Laura was chief development officer at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts where she helped the organization secure its largest-ever corporate sponsorship and foundation grant and highest membership.

When:  Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where:  Online – complete webinar login details will be sent to participants after registering

Cost: $10 – OMA Members; $15 Non-members

Pricing note: The current crisis is creating new financial challenges to cultural organizations across Ohio, and OMA is no exception. Registration fees for OMA webinars help us continue to serve Ohio’s museum community and museum professionals with resources, advocacy and professional development year-round. But, if your organization is facing financial strain due to the coronavirus outbreak, please use the promo code FREEWEB to register for this webinar for free.

Registration deadline: April 10, 2020

4/14/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastern Standard Time

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