We are excited to announce that popular international speaker and Donor Relations Guru – Lynne Wester is coming to Australia to present a series of Masterclass sessions to Educate Plus members.
Lynne will be presenting a Masterclass of Fundraising Communications –
One of the most crucial keys to retaining donors is creating an effective donor communications program that resonates and engages your audience. The nexus of the donor experience is strategic communications and donor relations.=
Communications, in all types and mediums, plays a crucial role in any non-profit’s success. There is an ever-increasing demand for content that not only acknowledges and stewards past gifts, but supports future fundraising efforts, is personalised for our donors, and is nimble to your organisation’s needs and priorities.
Lynne will inspire you with samples of amazing communications, teach you the same proven strategies she’s shared with clients all over the world, and equip you with the tools you need to create and implement a winning donor fundraising communications strategy at your non-profit.
Lynne believes that donor relations is the key to unlocking fundraising success and that organisations must be as dedicated to the donor experience. Sometimes referred to as the Olivia Pope of fundraising, Lynne helps organisations when they need it the most – when crisis or opportunity arrive.
Lynne and her teammates at the Donor Relations Guru Group partner with nonprofits on a variety of initiatives from developing sound strategy and vision to utilising technology and creating meaningful donor engagement – all designed to positively affect the fundraising bottom line.
Her guidance has led her clients to be recognised on the national stage for fundraising innovation, creative communication, and groundbreaking donor relations work.
Lynne is one of the most sought-after fundraising speakers in the world. Speaking is her passion and she loves sharing her knowledge with others. She has presented at regional conferences of 40, large international conferences of over 4,000, and everywhere in between.
Lynne created the DRG website to be used as a unique industry tool filled with resources, samples and thought leadership on donor relations and fundraising. She is regularly featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy and has authored three books of her own on a myriad of industry topics.
Lynne received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, holds a Masters in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from BayPath University, and proudly sports a DUCKtorate from the Disney Institute.