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Coffee Talk: Using Technology to Support Asset Growth Through Challenging Times

This Donor Engagement Coffee Talk dives into the topic of using technology to support asset growth through challenging times. We've been hearing from the sector that gifts of all sizes are exceeding targets. The goal of this Coffee Talk is to identify the technology solutions that organizations have found to support an increase in fundraising and stewardship.

Some questions that are covered:

  • What types of gifts have you seen increase? Have you analyzed contributing factors?
  • Do you have an existing stewardship plan to fold these donors into or are you building one/making changes?
  • How do you use technology to support your development and stewardship efforts?
  • How does your organization decide if a new technology solution is worth your investment?

To continue the conversation from the session, check out this discussion on Compass - A Foundant Community.

About the Author

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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