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Fundraising Pharmacy invivite you to join us in Winnipeg for the second annual WCFC -- the only national-level, multi-day, annual professional development opportunity for fundraisers in western Canada.

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Thursday, June 1 • 14:20 - 15:20
B3-1: The Art and Science of Fundraising: How to Use Both Sides of Your Brain to Raise More Money LIMITED

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Art (writing, design, and creativity) and Science (analysis of facts and numbers) are both critical tools that you must have to succeed in fundraising. Each is defective without the other. If you have one and not both, you'll do poorly.

Art is what gives us the human connection in fundraising.  Donors give with their hearts, and Art helps us understand that and speak to the heart.  Science gives us the scientific method. Without that, we're guessing what works.  Science uncovers truths that we wouldn't see otherwise.

"Art only" fundraising is a hodge-podge of guesses and personal preferences. All you have to go on is what seems right, and we all live under the illusion that everyone is exactly like us. It doesn't work. And it's very common.  "Science only" fundraising is a mass of facts. It misses the real reasons people give, which are ineffable and emotional. It doesn't work. It's somewhat less common.

This session will look at the fundamentals of using both the right (Art) and left (Science) sides of your brain.

We'll take a practical approach that will enable you to take advantage of your own strengths and knowledge while tapping into the "other" side of your brain. 

Escape the guesswork that bedevils so many fundraisers. Use your whole mind and watch results improve!

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Jeff Brooks

Creative Director, TrueSense Marketing
Jeff has been helping nonprofit organizations connect with their donors for 30 years. He has worked as a writer and creative director on behalf of top nonprofits in North America and Europe, including CARE, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Feeding America, Project HOPE, and dozens of urban rescue missions and Salvation Army divisions. | | He has planned and executed hundreds of campaigns in direct mail, print, radio, digital, and other media that have motivated millions of donors to help make the world a better place. | | He blogs at futurefundraisingnow.com, podcasts at fundraisingisbeautiful.com, and is the author of three books: The Fundraiser's Guide to Irresistible Communications (2012), The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand (2014), and most recently How to Turn Your Words into Money (2015). He lives in Seattle... Read More →
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William Jacobs

Managing Partner, Analytical Ones
William brings over 25-years of research and analytics experience to his clients. The company he founded, Analytical Ones, has served 100s of nonprofit organizations in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. His specialty is in direct response fundraising and donor behavior research. He is recognized for leveraging data into marketing insights that raise... Read More →

Thursday June 1, 2017 14:20 - 15:20
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall