Winkler Group Principal Jim Bush and Director of Client Services Nikki Rach were featured presenters at the Planet Philanthropy 2021 conference in Orlando, Florida. AFP Florida’s Planet Philanthropy, held June 6 – 8, is an event that draws hundreds of nonprofit leaders from across the state to learn best practices from each other and from industry leaders.
Jim presented “Planning for the Big Vision: A Strategic Plan with Impact,” an interactive session that emphasized how—and why—it’s critical to build a strategic plan functions as a fundraising tool by engaging key stakeholders and the communities that organizations serve. Jim and Nikki together led a session on the top indicators of campaign success.
Jim has been named best speaker at numerous national and international conferences. Widely regarded as a thought leader in the field of professional fundraising, Nikki has recently been invited to serve on the faculty of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Pre-Conference Capital Campaign Course
We were honored to have had the opportunity to lead a pre-conference campaign course. The campaign course, scheduled for June 5 – 6, was an intensive workshop offered by AFP Florida and Winkler Group Principal and President Jim Bush. The course designed to guide nonprofits through the phases of a capital campaign—starting with what one can do today to ensure the success of a future campaign. Participants left with an in-depth understanding of how to hit—and exceed—a campaign goal.
Monday Night Social: Seaworld
The Winkler Group is proud to have sponsored an evening of networking with other nonprofit professionals (with a splash of fun!) that included opportunities to observe beluga whales, hear from a personal animal educator, and enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. We’ve included a selection of photos from the Monday night event below—the remainder can be found on our Facebook page or by clicking here.
About the Winkler Group
The Winkler Group, a full-service fundraising consulting firm that specializes in capital campaigns and strategic planning. The firm headquartered in Charleston, SC, with offices in central Florida, Georgia, New York, and North Carolina.