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Charities workshop next month

Elaine Butterfield, executive director of the Centre on Philanthropy (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A workshop on building relationships between charities and donors has been set up next month.

James Hodge will present “Shifting Philanthropy — From Raising Money to Deepening Meaning” on November 10.

It is being organised by the Association of Fundraising Professionals — Bermuda Chapter, in partnership with the Centre on Philanthropy.

Bermuda AFP Chapter president Jennifer Burland Adams said: “As we look at the profession of raising funds in 2017 in Bermuda, we should focus on the importance of meaningful relationships with donors and embrace the shifting landscape in Bermuda.

“So many of our charitable organisations rely significantly on philanthropy if not entirely and some are struggling to maintain services.

“Jim has been facilitating meaningful conversations with donors his entire career and he is coming to Bermuda to share his insight, techniques and metrics that focus on meaningful philanthropic conversations.

“This workshop is for staff with significant fundraising responsibilities, charity board members, individual donors and donor committee members.”

Executive director of the Centre on Philanthropy Elaine Butterfield noted there has been a recent drive for collaboration within the sector

She said: “We welcome this opportunity to gather together and build a collaborative understanding of best practices in raising funds in Bermuda today.”

Mr Hodge, who has experience working with some of the top global philanthropists through his work at Bowling Green, Mayo and currently the University of Colorado — Anschutz Medical Campus, said: “There are both subtle and seismic shifts happening in the world of philanthropy and Social Impact Investments that require both attention and action on the parts of fundraising professionals, volunteers and board members.”

It will take place between 8am and 1pm at the Centre on Philanthropy. Cost is $75 to $100.

Register by calling the Centre on Philanthropy on 236-7706 or e-mail Samantha Nearon at snearon@centreonphilanthropy.org.

Scholarship funding can be applied for from the C.V. Zuill Leadership Award at http://www.cvzuillaward.org.