Wednesday, March 16th, New York Nonprofit Media hosted FundCon; a nonprofit conference bringing together fundraising and development executives from nonprofits across New York to discuss how to create memorable giving campaign, connecting with donors, and building a database

Development & Communications Director Nancy Olecki on the dias wuit

Development & Communications Director Nancy Olecki on the dias wuit

Urban Pathways very own Director of Development and Communications Nancy Olecki was part of the panel titled: “How to Make the Most of Your Monthly Donor Program’s Operations” along with: Rob Winikates, Product Director, EveryAction Tim O’Leary, Managing Partner and CEO,Next Generation Fundraising, Inc. and Sallie M. Cuffee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Medgar Evers College/CUNY. Moderated by Seitu Hart, CEO, SJH & Associates Panelists.

Panelist spoke about utilizing multi-channel marketing to further brand exposure, finding out your organizations email demographics, measuring campaign analytics and making donor communication as well as online donations easier.

Twitter feedback from Nancy's comments during FundCon. 

Twitter feedback from Nancy’s comments during FundCon. 

Nancy shined on both the stage and Twitter during the hour long panel as she spoke about best practices for your nonprofits donor program, keeping donors engaged with your organization by inviting them to events, sending them any new accomplishments, and not being afraid to be creative with your marketing. Lastly, Nancy spoke to the inspired crowd about cultivating your nonprofits donor list. Acquiring your lowest level; the $25-$50 donors who Nancy referred to as the “sand” and growing this group to mid-level donors who get the most information from the organization and donate more, to ultimately the high end donors who donate the most.

If you want to see some excerpts from the panel: How to Make the Most of Your Monthly Donor Program’s Operations.  Please click here

Founded in 1975, Urban Pathways (UP) is a not-for-profit, social service and supportive housing organization serving homeless adults in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New Yorkers. We engage individuals “where they at” through our strong network of social services to help individuals move into housing and minimize the likelihood of ever returning to the streets.