Association news: March 18, Minnesota Do-Gooders Club presents Cash in on Good Advice: Marketing for Fundraising

Minnesota Do-Gooders Club hosts “Cash in on Good Advice: Marketing for Fundraising” on Mon., March 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Joule, 1200 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. Individual tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Seating is limited. Tickets are transferable and available at

Panelists include:
* Jeff Achen, digital strategist for GiveMN
* Peter Dross, director of policy and development at the Center for Victims of Torture
* Doug Powell, founding partner of Schwartz Powell and national president of AIGA
* Nicole Anderson Stern, director of member giving at Minnesota Public Radio
* Bob Weidman, CEO of Weidman Consulting, a full-service fundraising consulting company


“Effective fundraising pitches can’t sound like pitches to be effective. These experts share how to finesse the message, use the right tools, and demonstrate your organization’s value to potential donors,” says Minnesota Do-Gooders Club co-founder Matthew Foster, owner of My favorite Matthew, a company that specializes in web design and development for nonprofits.

“We have now passed the half-way point in our 2013 series of panel discussions. We also invite people to continue the discussion online, sharing their ideas on the Do-Gooders’ blog and social channels. You also can listen to our free podcasts which feature many of the series’ panelists,” adds co-founder Wendy Ruyle, who also is co-owner of 5 by 5 Design, a strategic marketing, graphic design, and creative communications firm.

Each Monday through April 1, 2013, the panel discussions continue 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Joule, 1200 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. The next event in the series of Minnesota Do-Gooders Club panel discussions will be Mon., March 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., “Lights, Smartphone, Action! Telling Your Story through Video,” with panelists Chris Hudson of Architecture Minnesota, Brant Miller of Four Humors Theater, Chuck Olsen of VidTiger and Bill Stiteler of Studio Meddling.


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