The Fundraising Focus: A Forum for Development Professionals

Join The Nonprofit Partnership for a new series for development professionals in our region: The Fundraising Focus. The goal of The Fundraising Focus is to provide fundraisers with an opportunity to learn, network, and share experiences and ideas with each other. We understand that fundraisers often feel isolated and we hope that this time for discussion and fellowship will expand your skill set, as well as your network.

Whether you have years under your fundraising belt or you are new to the field, don’t miss out on The Fundraising Focus!


The Fundraising Focus - "Making the Ask" Series

Please join The Nonprofit Partnership with Jonathan Rilling, Vice President of Marketing, Advancement & Communications with Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Inc. (EHCA) and Ted Wood, President with Ted Wood & Associates for this three-part forum series:

  1. "Before the Ask" on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM - this event date has passed; thank you to all who joined us!
  2. "During the Ask" on Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM - click here to learn more and to register!
  3. "Role-playing the Ask" on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM - click here to learn more and to register!

About the duo - Jonathan and Ted:

Jonathan Rilling started with Erie Homes for Children and Adults, Inc. (EHCA) in 2013. Jonathan has served on the Board of Directors for AFP, PRSA, and currently serves on the Erie Rotary Club Board of Directors as well as The Nonprofit Partnership Board. Prior to EHCA, Jonathan was the Marketing & Development Specialist for the Erie Highmark Caring Place. Prior to moving into the nonprofit sector, he worked for Verizon Wireless in both Erie and Crawford Counties. Shortly after Jonathan began, EHCA signed on with Ted Wood & Associates, a fundraising consulting firm based in Allison Park, PA. Ted Wood has been in the field of fundraising for over thirty five years and is well known in and around Erie County. Ted and Jonathan collaborated on a development department audit for EHCA, transitioning into a major gifts program for the agency, and ultimately embarking on a capital campaign together. This was the first major campaign for EHCA since the early 1990s. Ted and Jonathan have presented numerous times on their shared experiences. (Watch out, Ted might even tell you the origin of your last name!)

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