I have a lofty WHY. I bet you do, too.
And I have so much to do.
You can relate, I know.
Throw in authentic human levels of self doubt..
And sometimes that overshadows my WHY.
I'VE SPENT 25 YEARS IN DEVELOPMENT TO DELIVER ON THE PROMISE OF A BETTER WORLD.
25 YEARS, 10,000 DONOR CONVERSATIONS.
I've raised hundreds of millions of dollars for STEM Education, medical research, social justice, arts and culture, and higher education. Not all by myself, of course! Along with other leaders, donors, beneficiaries, and communities, I've indeed made the world a better place.
I'm a hopeless nerd about social psychology and have been this way since I was a latchkey kid running home from school to eat peanut butter out of the jar and watch the Oprah Show.
I like to imagine that if Brene Brown and Gary Vaynerchuck had a development officer lovechild, that would be me. One can dream.....although my parents are the bomb.
The greatest joy of my career is working with development colleagues to build their skillset, master their mindset, and learn to lead from where they are. I truly get so much joy from working with people like you.
So I created the Empowered Fundraiser during the pandemic.
At that time, the country was reeling from the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. I decided it was time for me to deeply understand my role in systemic racism. I quickly learned that I must use my many privileges to advance progress in anti-racism.
What does this have to do with the Empowered Fundraiser?
We can make a positive difference. But some of our old systems will go by the wayside, along with some of our comfort. That's why I'm so passionate about co-creating a better approach to frontline fundraising with you.
Executive Leader Launch/Relaunch
Connect with Your Donor Community
Make Efficient Use of Your Bandwidth
Avoid "Roll-Out Burnout" for You and Your Staff
During their first six months as leader, a new CEO needs to be all things to all people -- including donors, potential donors, and board members. They have a limited window of time to build strong relationship with key philanthropists. At the same time, most of their bandwidth is dedicated to other aspects of the enterprise.
Sometimes a relaunch is needed. A new leader may have walked into a quagmire at their organization, requiring 100% focus. We help relaunch the leader into the donor community with all the fanfare, as if you just arrived.
Our Executive Leader Launch Package positions the executive for fundraising success.
Leverages upcoming events
Utilizes salon-style gatherings
Engages board members in group listening sessions
Identifies Top 20 donors to visit 1:1
Creates a workflow for development, admin support, and the CEO
Stages strategic donor communications so key supporters feel engaged with the new leader
The CEO's success is critically important to the organization. During the intense rollout phase, it's strategic for support roles to be clear. Our launch/relaunch framework provides executive leaders, fundraisers, marcomm, and executive assistants a structure to lean into when planning gets complex.
Our Trusted Partner Subscription is designed for an Executive Director who wants to maximize their organization's fundraising effectiveness. This is for a leader who seeks a thought partner and advisor who will support and co-create their vision, fundraising leadership development, and capacity to deliver.
TRUSTED PARTNER SUBSCRIPTION
Establish Big, Audacious Goals
Develop Frameworks for Achieving Your Vision for Philanthropy
Banish Limiting Beliefs About Fundraising
Help you identify your top priorities and make intentional progress in those areas
Hone the fundraising leadership skills and behaviors needed to effectively manage a growing program
Support you in handling the practical, day-to-day fundraising decisions that are specific to you and your organization
Two 1:1 calls each month (phone/Zoom) with Anne to deep dive into your areas of focus
Two asynchronous resource modules each month with curated resources, exercises, and thought starters on your current areas of focus (may include articles, videos, podcasts, white papers, etc. aligned with your learning style)
Email/text/DM support during business hours (Pacific) Monday through Thursday for specific questions and follow-up
Accountability and milestones to keep you on track
This is an accelerator. As such, it requires a commitment to really show up. We meet you where you are on your fundraising journey and help you grow quickly.
EMPOWER HOUR 1:1 COACHING
Fastest Path From Indecision to Action
Pressing Challenges, Immediate Opportunities and Long-Term Strategy
Guidance, Resources, and Action Plan
It's more than our 60 minutes together -- it's pre-work, homework, resources and action items.
This is an opportunity to tackle gnarly problems with a ride-or-die friend/mentor/colleague and accountability partner.
Individual solicitation strategy
Gaining the confidence to ask for more
Preparing for difficult conversations
Mindset: imposter thoughts, people pleasing, external validation
LinkedIn strategy for thought leadership and donor cultivation
DONOR VISITS 2.0
Reliably Secure Gift Conversations
Preparing Yourself, Your Donor, and Your Cultivation Partner
Develop the Skills to Ask the Best Questions
Follow Up with Confidence and Accountability
In this cohort based course, we'll discuss how to get a donor's attention in a noisy world, exploring multi-channel approaches to securing a gift conversation. Learn how to set the table for an open conversation focused on philanthropy - honest and forthright, without awkwardness.
Develop the skills to ask the right questions to assess readiness for a gift conversation using our proprietary resources, and know how to follow-up on gift conversations to ensure next steps from all parties -- donors, cultivation partners, and yourself.
It's a heavy lift to book your calendar with visits
You have good visits, but your proposals are lagging
Your follow up is more like a series of pings
You're awesome at working with one donor at a time... but you have a big portfolio
You're a little burned out
UPGRADE YOUR LINKEDIN PRESENCE
Build an Authentic Profile
Engage with Content and People You Like
Create Content Without Overwhelm
1:1 LinkedIn Profile Audit Available
LinkedIn used to be old school and sales-y.
Now it's a place for thought leaders to build community, future-proof their career, and launch collaborations.
Together, we'll develop your content pillars and engagement strategy so you can lead on LinkedIn.
On demand delivery of digital course and tutorials
Resources for support: template, checklists, examples
Clear action items in each lesson
LinkedIn profile audit available
YOU ARE WAAAY MORE THAN YOUR METRICS (COMING SOON)
Identify the Key Components of Your Happiness, Purpose, Achievement, and Legacy
Apply Your Goals for the Future to Your Work Life
Banish Limiting Beliefs
Metrics are important measurements of your productivity.
Your productivity does not define you -- please do not get that twisted.
In this workshop, we'll do deep work together, identifying what is REALLY important to you.
On demand delivery of digital course and workbook
Resources for support: templates, checklists, examples
BONUS: Free Empower Hour ($250 value)
"I've known and collaborated with Anne for 12 years and wholeheartedly attest to the focus, energy, strength, and thoughtfulness she brings, and to her skill at effectively and efficiently achieving goals. While many know her as the hub of the wheel philanthropic connector, I would add to her laurels from a private business perspective.
Anne was first to recognize and then went on to realize the intersection between private sector business and nonprofit foundation missions. She literally built a bridge between vastly different visions, joining venture capital and philanthropic money based on the common goals of doing good in the world.
This remains a key resource for companies, like mine, navigating translational research, and I owe that to her leadership, tenacity, and resourcefulness."