Most Common Speaking Topics

 

10 top hurdles that keep your organization’s Funding from growing

After years of working with nonprofits, I've seen leaders struggle with the same obstacles over and over again when trying to establish and grow their organizations.  During this speaking engagement, we'll talk through everything from adopting a growth mindset to actively soliciting gifts.  I'll show you how to scale the hurdles you might be facing today or avoid these pitfalls altogether in the future.

This topic is perfect for association meetings, community workshops, nonprofit conferences, or leadership breakfasts/lunches. The best audiences for this topic are Founding Executive Directors, First-time Executive Directors, Board Leadership, or Executive Directors of all-sized sized Nonprofits.

 

Top 5 practices to master before you hire your first dedicated fundraising staff member

This workshop was created after successfully counseling many nonprofit leaders through their first development staff hiring process. I found leadership needed and wanted a steady partner through the stressful process of investing in a person who could transform the organization through funding growth.  This speaking engagement opens your eyes to the tough questions that need to be asked before an investment is made in fundraising staff.  Before organizations know if they've found the right candidate, they first need to understand the true development needs and holes your new hire needs to fill.

This topic is perfect for association meetings, community workshops, nonprofit conferences, or leadership breakfasts/lunches. Executive Directors or Board Leadership are the perfect audience for this topic.

 
Sherry was fabulous. I am already working with her to do a board retreat for us. I also made a nice donor stewardship package immediately after the presentation and used it at my board meeting the following week. It was well received. I took 6 pages of notes. Thanks for bringing her to our group.
— K. M., Executive Director who attended recent speaking engagement