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Coffee Talk: Time marches on, Annual Meetings, Special Events and Celebrating Anniversaries

In this Donor Engagement Coffee Talk, we shared  different approaches to  annual and special events like foundation anniversaries.  Whether you are still navigating a remote events landscape or back to in person, come share strategies, new ideas, and resources with your fellow community foundation peers. Check out the list of conversation topics below, grab a hot beverage of choice, and listen to this Coffee Talk!

  • Does your foundation host an annual meeting? How do you make it impactful year after year?
  • What is most important to keep in mind for celebrating big anniversaries?
  • Do you host special events that have been particularly popular?
  • How do you engage non-donors in your community?

Check out this special discussion group on Compass following this webinar! 

About the Author

Lauren is a Foundant Client Success Manager specializing in donor engagement and fundraising. She came to Foundant with ten years of experience in the philanthropic sector as both grantmaker and grantseeker, most recently as the Program and Grants Manager for the Vermont Community Foundation. Before VCF, Lauren worked in annual giving and donor engagement at Middlebury College and as a grantwriter and project manager for national environmental organizations. She is passionate about helping Foundant's clients improve their systems and processes so staff on the ground can focus on meeting the organization's mission and serving their communities. Lauren has also served as a volunteer board member for her local Habitat for Humanity and delivers Meals on Wheels. She enjoys adventuring outdoors, traveling, flower gardening, and baking, with a home base of Middlebury, Vermont.

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