Margaret Owen Spiak

Margaret is Foundant's Manager of Client Services, Strategic Advancement. 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 for Seven Years before moving back to Montana and continuing her role as an alumni volunteer.

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    Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Recovery Initiatives in Donor Management

    During this Donor Engagement Coffee Talk we cover COVID-19 recovery initiatives looking at the rest of 2020. We identify strategies that are working well in our current climate, and ways to improve.

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  • Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management (Session 3)1:04:40

    Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management (Session 3)

    In this session we discuss immediate need vs. long term recovery, balancing annual operating fundraising with critical response fundraising, changes in operations, solicitation methods, and more.

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  • Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management (Session 2)59:31

    Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management (Session 2)

    During this session we discuss fundraising, granting, and technology. How are your peers are using Donor Matches? Employee Hardship Funds? How are peers remaining connected with donors and colleagues?

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  • Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management (Session 1)59:27

    Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management (Session 1)

    During this Donor Management COVID-19 session we discuss donor engagement through social distancing, volunteer engagement, communicating with donors about COVID-19, and community partnerships.

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  • Data Governance v. Data Management

    Data Governance v. Data Management

    Supported sound data allows your organization to trust the information you capture. This information can then be used to increase engagement among supporters and secure additional funding.

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  • Donor Management Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 2)58:30

    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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