Margaret Owen Spiak

Margaret is a Foundant Client Success Manager specializing in donor engagement and fundraising. Before joining Foundant, she spent much of her career on the road as a Major Gifts Officer. Most recently she was the Director of Development for George Washington University’s (GWU) School of Business where she managed a team of four frontline Major Gift Officers, in addition to contributing to a recently closed $1B Campaign, Making History, through her portfolio of principal and major gift level donors. Before GWU, Margaret worked at Georgetown University on the Major Gifts Team and with Grassroot Soccer Inc. in Cape Town, South Africa working on their grant writing and fundraising efforts. Margaret has a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Washington University and a B.A. in Religion from Middlebury College. She is actively involved with her alma matter serving as the D.C. Chair for the Alumni Interview Volunteer program.

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    Donor Management Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 2)

    This second installment of the Legacy / Planned Giving discussion webinar focuses on the Donor Relations and Donor Engagement perspective.

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  • Donor Management Coffee Talk: Relationship Engagement and Fundraising1:13:06

    Donor Management Coffee Talk: Relationship Engagement and Fundraising

    Learn from your peers about what metrics they report to their board, what their best donor stewardship strategy is, and what their biggest obstacles for successful donor relations and fundraising are.

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  • Donor Management Coffee Talk: Development and Donor Relations (Part 2)59:56

    Donor Management Coffee Talk: Development and Donor Relations (Part 2)

    This on-demand group discussion with your community peers discusses a variety of topics about donor relations and fundraising. Leverage your industry network to understand challenges and solutions.

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  • Donor Management Coffee Talk: Development and Donor Relations (Part 1)10:22

    Donor Management Coffee Talk: Development and Donor Relations (Part 1)

    Margaret Owen Spiak discusses Development, Donor Relations, and Fundraising in Foundant Technologies' first Coffee Talk.

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  • How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    Scaling your fundraising efforts are the key to effectively managing your donor relationships AND your organizational mission activities. Strategies to help narrow your approach to fundraising can hel

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  • Problem Solver, NOT Nuisance: Reframing the Fundraising Stigma

    Problem Solver, NOT Nuisance: Reframing the Fundraising Stigma

    I have never heard anyone say, “when I grow up, I want to be a fundraiser.” For most development professionals, pursuing a career in asking for money is. . .

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