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Making Anniversaries Work For You

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Anniversaries arrive with alarming regularity along with many suggestions – some helpful, others not so much – about what they mean and how to celebrate them. While people do not give specifically to anniversaries, these milestones can be strategically maximized to boost fundraising results, deepen relationships with existing donors, rekindle old relationships and raise mission awareness in the community.

This session offers practical advice on making the most of your anniversary – without killing your staff!

Learning objectives:

  • What anniversaries mean and how to make the most of them
  • Planning and strategizing for an anniversary
  • Managing expectations of executive and volunteer leadership

Program Level: Entry to midlevel fundraising
Prerequisites: No advance preparation required
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 2 hours

Cost: $65 Member; $115 Non-member

Please note: Registration closes two days prior to the class date. All registrations are subject for approval.





Nicole McWhorter, CFRE

Nicole has a deep commitment to her clients and works tirelessly alongside them to accomplish their goals and objectives. With a collaborative and hands-on approach, Nicole is always ready to dig in and tackle the toughest challenges. Nicole possesses an uncanny ability to analyze vast amounts of data and, from that data, put in place an actionable and strategic plan to move people, processes and goals forward.

From counseling an institution about to embark on its first capital campaign to an organization laying the foundation for a $1 billion campaign, Nicole has guided clients of all sizes through their varying philanthropic and fundraising goals. Working through development assessments, strategic planning, campaign messaging and fundraising with clients – Nicole truly enjoys the creative and technical solutions these services produce.

With a double major in Advertising and Public Relations and double minor in Marketing and Communication Studies from Texas Tech University and creative agency experience, Nicole uses her background to package institutional visions into compelling messages for her clients. An active member of Houston Junior League and instructor at the University of Houston Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Rice University Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Nicole is nothing if not motivated and driven for her client’s success.

Natalie Voigts

Passion for mission, a heart for success and a love of people drive Natalie’s dedication to the nonprofit sector. Growing up as a dancer and musician fostered her early love of nonprofit organizations – which magnified after spending three seasons with Waco’s {254} Dance-Fest. Here she cultivated support for the local dance community while earning her BBA in entrepreneurship and dance from Baylor University.

As a lifelong learner and naturally curious person, Natalie loves a challenge and thrives when breaking out of her comfort zone. Before joining Dini Spheris, Natalie earned her MBA from SMU’s Cox School of Business and her MA in Arts Administration from SMU’s Meadows School for the Arts. Natalie worked for the Lyda Hill Foundation supporting the Better Together Fund and consulted with organizations like the Akola Project to calculate their social return on investment. Here, she developed a deep appreciation for the power of nonprofit organizations to create dramatic social impact and change lives for the better.

Natalie has a keen understanding of both the human and analytical side of fundraising success. Through her studies, Natalie engaged in strategic planning for local and international nonprofits in Milan, Italy and has published on the economic effect of the arts on rural communities with SMU Data Arts. Natalie’s dichotomy of interests in the analytics of business and beauty of art and philanthropy underscore her fundamental belief that nonprofits and the people who serve on their behalf drive the changes we hope to see in the world.


November 17
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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