Donor Engagement, Transformational Philanthropy: A Deep Dive

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Registration Fees:
Prizmah Network schools $250 per person
Non-network schools $312.50 per person
Canadian Prizmah Network schools $187.50 US per person
Canadian non-network schools $234.38 per person (Code: CADNON)


The registration system will automatically determine whether or not your school has joined the Prizmah Network, and will charge the appropriate price for all US schools and for Canadian Prizmah Network schools. Participants from Canadian Non-network schools should use the discount code CADNON to activate Canadian school pricing.

Susan Kramer
Development Professionals
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For development professionals  

Tuesday, March 26th
Tuesday, April 2nd, and
Tuesday, April 9th

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET // 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PT

"In no uncertain terms, engagement equals giving!"

When speaking with donors about their most meaningful gifts, there is almost always a comment that increased giving is directly related to increased engagement. “I give more because I am involved, engaged, connected to the work and/or the people.”

If development professionals continue to only steward donors for transactional gifts, gifts from event based fundraising or crowdfunding, we will not attain the transformational level of giving.

This three-part series workshop will navigate the difference between transactional giving and transformational giving and provide tools to understand how to find and leverage the true passions of your donors.

Susan Kramer, a consultant who partners with non profit organizations to plan, build, and executive strategies that cultivate financial abundance through organization transformation, will walk us through the methodology she has created to support organizations in cultivating transformational gifts. Learn how to conduct discovery interviews with donors and prospects and how to take that information to the next level, creating proposals to match donor passion with the values and actions of your school for ultimate philanthropic impact.


Susan Kramer
CEO and Founder of Susan Kramer Consulting

Susan Kramer, CEO and Founder of Susan Kramer Consulting, partners with nonprofit organizations to plan, build, and execute strategies that cultivate financial abundance through organizational transformation. As lead consultant, Susan offers a teachable, tested, and proven proprietary fundraising approach shaped by 30+ years of senior leadership in the non-profit realm. Together, she and her team are disrupting the old non-profit norms and blowing up the antiquated belief systems that hold people, teams, and organizations in a pattern of scarcity.

Susan’s executive leadership began in 2006 where she served as Chief Development Officer at Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado. While here, she generated $13M from 6.2K donors. From 2011 to 2013, she was President and CEO at the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas where she laid the groundwork for an entirely new fundraising approach geared to 21st century donors and built a Women’s Philanthropy Center from the ground up. Following her tenure there, she served as the Director of External Relationships for Momentum, where she increased overall donations by $1.4M and led dozens of large-scale events in major cities.

Susan Kramer holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and is a certified Competent Toastmaster. She is a regularly sought after speaker and industry leader who loves hearing first, second, and third-hand accounts about how her methodology is being discussed and applied. Susan believes in pixie dust, and fairies, and she’s not afraid to say so. As leader, consultant, partner, mother, and grandmother, Susan embraces the journey. She invites all people to discover the magic, joy, and love found in both personal and organizational evolution