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August AFP Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 


309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Mark Belcher of Alexander Haas will present National Giving Trends and the Importance of Major Gifts.  Mark will share highlights from Giving USATM, the annual report on philanthropy for 2016, reflecting important major trends significant to the nonprofit sector.  Gifts from individuals continue to be the largest source of charitable giving by far.  Mark will share proven methods and strategies to develop relationships to cultivate major gifts from individuals. 

Prior to joining the fundraising consulting firm Alexander Haas in 2014, Mark served as President of the Baptist Health Foundation and as Chief Development Officer for Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. During his time at Baptist, Mark took a fledgling development operation and transformed it – securing in excess of $35 million in philanthropic support to the Foundation, initiating and completing a successful capital campaign supporting the $60 Million expansion of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, and increasing donor participation by 400%.

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