Today’s conversation is with two presenters from this year’s Bridge Conference. June Kress of June Kress Consulting and Chris Rutledge, Chief Development Officer at Friendship Place in Washington, D.C., used a five-skit format to demonstrate ways to encourage executive directors to fundraise, while still getting credit as a development director! In truth, June and Chris are recommending collaboration rather than craftiness. Join us for a fun discussion.
(3:15) Why don’t we just throw a big gala?!? NO
(4:35) Setting them free four minutes early: exceeding the Benevon Model
(8:45) Hold on! Let’s follow up first.
(11:35) Dolph and Chris sing the praises of the trusty blue pen.
(15:45) Avoid jargonese
(16:20) Less data, more stories
(20:33) DDEDs (Difficult-to-Deal-with EDs)
(22:03) More of the “Come to Jesus” approach
(23:26) Dolph and June love the weekly meeting.
(24:14) “A vague disclaimer is no one’s friend.”
(25:10) When you’ve done it to death…
(27:30) Six months is a reasonable trial for a DD
(29:00) In a parallel universe…