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Fundraisers Forum: The Gift of Asking

Fundraisers Forum: The Gift of Asking

Making Your Case in Every Case

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Fundraisers Forum is a free professional development and network-building series for everyone involved in securing contributions for Chicago-area Jewish organizations. The series' topics are equally relevant for CEOs, new fundraisers, and everyone in between.

  • Hear experts on philanthropy and fundraising
  • Find out the latest trends and practices
  • Meet and network with your peers from other organizations
  • Master new ways to raise funds for your organization


Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:00-5:30 pm | Immediately followed by Jewish Community Networking Night
Free but advance reservations required by March 25.

Reserve below

Asking someone for a gift utilizes every essential leadership skill. It involves presence, deep listening, relationship building, storytelling, and much more. It is also an opportunity to make a meaningful personal connection, have a value-based conversation, and help someone participate in the gift of giving. Join Rae Ringel for a radical reframing of the fundraising process, one founded on creating a productive mindset attuned to your organization and values. Within this new framework, develop skills to create a concise, compelling, honest, and persuasive pitch.

Rae Ringel is a certified executive coach and founder of The Ringel Group. She is a faculty member at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, founding director of Georgetown's certificate program in the Art of Facilitation and Design, and on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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