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Fall Gathering for Development Professionals
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Category: AISGW Events

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Building Your Personal Capacity:
Working Smarter and Not Harder

Via Zoom*

How should you be using your time today so you can raise more dollars tomorrow and decrease personal stress? Or to use that old cliché, how do we work smarter and not harder?

In this session, we will explain how fundraisers can manage their time, set realistic goals, and focus on building meaningful donor relationships. We will also explore the impact of proper organization and how the added stresses of our current times have affected the way we work through both trend data and discussion of best practices.

The session will address key topics such as:

  • Time management
  • Strategic appointment-setting and calendar-blocking
  • Personal accountability
  • Using data effectively
  • Tracking and reporting activity
  • Mindfulness in our everyday

Join us for this interactive presentation as we explore these critical topics and share practical and applicable tips that will improve your personal well-being, all while increasing dollars raised for your school.

This event is being offered free of charge for AISGW members, courtesy of The Curtis Group.


About the Presenter:

Victoria Dietz’s experience covers an array of activities in development, from annual fund work to major gift and corporate development. In her role as vice president for The Curtis Group, she is responsible for a variety of clients’ planning studies, trainings and campaign management, overseeing a client portfolio spanning from Delaware through North Dietz ImageCarolina. Victoria specializes in helping her clients strategically grow overall fundraising capacity and has worked with clients and volunteers to raise nearly $250 million in her eight years with the firm, including managing 14 independent school and higher education clients.

A sought-after speaker and presenter, Victoria has presented and served in keynote roles with a variety of well-respected organizations, such as, Tidewater Community College’s Academy for Nonprofit Excellence, Charlottesville’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the Virginia Fund Raising Institute, The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington, the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools, the Chicago Council of Planned Giving, and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, and has also conducted national trainings for DonorSearch, Bloomerang and the YMCA. Victoria holds a B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She served on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Hampton Roads chapter and the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council, is the past chair for the Virginia Fund Raising Institute, and is currently a member of the Virginia Association of Museums, and the Giving USA Editorial Review Board—which offers valuable input to Giving USA each year.

Victoria is actively engaged in her community, serving on the Business Women’s Giving Circle through the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia, and is a past steering committee member of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s Community Leadership Partners. She is also a past board member of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach. In 2015 Victoria was selected by Inside Business as a top “40 Under 40” honoree, recognized for both her career and community accomplishments.

*Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom session 24-hours in advance. 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsor!

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