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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

Major Giving – What Would Buddha Do?


“It is better to travel well, than to arrive.” – Buddha

You have the toughest job in the world.  Ever wonder how to simplify your work?  Consider to yourself, how do I begin to get more gifts, bigger gifts and gifts from more people?  Come have breakfast and ponder how you spend your time, effort and energy?  Are you focused on people who want you to prosper—those most likely, willing and able to give?  “Relationship fundraising” is now embraced by all professionals, understood by very few and employed by an infinitely smaller few.   Come listen, learn and overcome all the challenges, barriers and obstacles in your way.

BrianBatemanBrian Bateman has been a member of the Southern Arizona Chapter of AFP for 25 years.  His 22-year career at the UA spanned the Colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Fine Arts.  The most enriching and rewarding 10 years of that service was invested in the Sarver Heart Center.  His firm GiftPro supports organizations across the region in building donor-centered, sustainable major and planned gift programs.



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