The Quaker Fundraisers Gathering is a biennial educational and networking conference for fundraising professionals and volunteers working in Quaker schools, organizations, meetings and churches. Friends Fiduciary Corporation has coordinated and sponsored the event since 2003, working with a volunteer planning group each year composed of Quaker fundraisers that guide, shape and assist with the Gathering.
Each Gathering provides a wide range of valuable learning and networking opportunities with dynamic speakers and presenters offering both formal and informal learning and networking opportunities throughout the Gathering.
“I look forward to the Gathering for its fellowship and the opportunity to share the successes and challenges of our development work with other organizations. Having several of our staff attend enhances team-building and provides insights that support our work.”
– Jack Rogers, Chief Development Officer
William Penn Charter School
The 2018 Gathering will include Quakers New to Fundraising/ Fundraisers New to Quakerism. Sessions in this track will be designed to specifically focus on issues unique to monthly meetings which often rely on volunteers in their fundraising efforts. Topics will include the basics of planned giving, how to minute gifts to your meeting or church, and increasing membership as a tool for increased giving. For more experienced fundraisers who are new to a Quaker setting, sessions will highlight the unique intricacies of fundraising for a Friends organization—answering, or at the very least discussing, those age old questions, of why raffles are challenging and what do you mean I can’t have the building named after me? The diverse groups will begin the Gathering on Sunday afternoon (3:00-4:30PM) in a combined session to foster peer-to-peer learning.
Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation
Sunday, September 30th
5:30 – 8:30PM
Reception, Dinner & Keynote
Roberta (Robbe) A. Healey
MBA, NHA, ACFRE
The Ethics of Fundraising
Monday, October 1st
1:15 – 2:45PM