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The way we gather, convene, and celebrate changed dramatically over the past few years. Now, many nonprofits are assessing how to adapt their event strategies to deliver on objectives, reach financial goals, and create an experience to remember. If you're looking for expert guidance to reimagine your event strategy and learn actionable tips you can put in practice right away, then this 3-part series is for you.
Join Beth Chappelow with Chappelow Events for a 3-part workshop that will help you refine your vision for your events this year and give you the knowledge you need to execute any gathering with success.
- Part 1 - Events Redefined: Who is your audience? What are your goals? How to work with your board to embrace changes and step eagerly into the next iteration of your event? Let's go back to the basics to ensure our approach aligns with our overall goal.
- Part 2 - Financial Strategy for a Successful Event: How do you set your event budget? What are realistic revenue projections? Learn tried and true practices to ensure your events deliver the results you desire without breaking the bank.
- Part 3 - Creating an Experience to Remember: It's important that your audience engages during your event, but what happens afterwards? Give your attendees an experience to remember that keeps your mission front and center.
- Three 90 minute sessions, held weekly:
- Tuesday, 1/31 | 2:00-3:30 PM
- Tuesday, 2/7 | 2:00-3:30 PM
- Tuesday, 2/14 | 2:00-3:30 PM
- Sessions will be in person at Nonprofit Connect's new office.
- Your registration is for all three sessions.
Beth Chappelow is a veteran event planner with expertise in logistics, event design and the art of diplomacy. She earned her degree in Nonprofit Leadership from William Jewell College and spent more than a decade in nonprofit fundraising and event planning with posts at The Points of Light Foundation, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and The Kansas City Symphony before launching Chappelow Events. Clients consistently praise her calm and steady demeanor, her mastery of details and her ability to lead a diverse team towards a common goal. Beth serves as the master architect for all events produced by Chappelow Events, providing big picture strategy while supporting a team of planners and designers.
Cori Wallace, Engagement Director for Della Lamb Community Services
MaryLee Guthrie, Director of Development at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Cori serves Della Lamb as the chief advocate, relationship manager and fundraiser. Her diverse events past includes managing the largest motorcycle fundraiser for the March of Dimes at the Kansas Speedway, hosting Chaka Khan at the Intercontinental for the Rose Brooks Center, and hosting/planning visits to events as unique as The Masters golf tournament, the ringing of the NASDAQ closing bell, and hosting Miss America in support of donors and customers as an experiential marketing manager. Cori has a key insight into connecting the gifts of invested stakeholders with areas of real impact.
Alex Shaprio, VP of Philanthropy at the Kansas City Symphony
Alex Shapiro has been Vice President of Philanthropy at the Kansas City Symphony since 2016. During his tenure, he oversaw the successful completion of the $55 million endowment campaign, structured and supervised the Beethoven for the Centuries concert, and expanded planned giving programs. Shapiro and his team raised more than $11 million for the 2021/22 season. Every year, he works closely with four volunteer groups to produce 4-6 special fundraising events and activities to support the Symphony. Alex was Director of Institutional Advancement for the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and the Executive Director of the IAIA Foundation from 2012-2016. Prior positions include Executive Director of Santa Fe Pro Musica, Executive Director of DANCECleveland, and Director of Development for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
After earning a degree in business from the University of Central Missouri, MaryLee started her career in fundraising at a Boys & Girls Club. She worked for her alma mater prior to moving to Canada, where her titles at the University of Alberta were regional director in the Office of Advancement and assistant dean of advancement for the faculty of nursing. She joined the staff of the Kansas City Repertory Theatre in 2019.
Josh Dampf - Owner & Creative Director - Josh Dampf Events
As the owner of Josh Dampf Events, a Kansas City-based event firm, Josh curates branded experiences for major brands. He excels at designing multisensory experiences for innovative corporations and philanthropies. Josh Dampf Events' client list includes corporations like Zoom Video Communications, The Kansas City Country Club, & Sporting Kansas City and philanthropies like Community LINC, The Folly Theater, & Mosaic Hospital. Josh’s professional experience in graphic design, public speaking, and fundraising provides a foundation for events where every detail is purposefully designed, presented, and executed.
Full participation in this training is pre-approved for 4.5 points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and or recertification.
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