Many schools’ annual fundraising efforts resemble running on a hamster wheel, with a lot of time and energy spent on fundraising activities, but not a lot of forward progress. They involve going from one event and “ask” to another all year long – creating donor, staff and volunteer fatigue. There is a better way! If you’d like to build a sustainable and predictable annual fund, come learn a more strategic and relational approach that minimizes fatigue and maximizes results. Time will be available to discuss attendees’ specific questions.
Our presenter, Brad Layland is the CEO of The FOCUS Group. He lives in St. Augustine, Florida, where he is a founding parent and serves on the board of trustees for Veritas Classical School. In addition, he serves on the boards of directors for Young Life St. Augustine, Christian Surfers US, the Reid Saunders Association, and Young Life of Greater New York, and is an elder at Good News Church. Brad received his BA in Communications from the University of Florida and his MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary. For over 35 years, The FOCUS Group has helped nonprofits raise money more effectively through capital campaign counsel, major donor strategies, planned and estate gifts, and training. It currently serves over a dozen classical Christian schools across the United States.