Fundraising Lab: Dallas, TX

Fundraising Lab

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Join us on May 7th for our Fundraising Lab in Dallas, TX! This free event is chock-full of valuable opportunities, including a presentation from nonprofit thought leader Rachel Muir, CFRE, a how-to presentation on building better appeals, a spotlight on Qgiv features and customer examples, and time to network with your nonprofit peers!

Location & Agenda

The Loft
1135 S Lamar St #175
Dallas, TX 75215

8:00 am – Free Breakfast & Networking | Meet & Greet
9:00 am – How to Win Your Donors’ Hearts, Minds, & Wallet | Rachel Muir, CFRE
10:30 am – Qgiv Roadmap & Customer Showcase | See upcoming features and learn how to supercharge your success
11:00 am – How to Build a Better Appeal | Take home your best appeal yet after this session with Qgiv

How to Win Your Donors’ Hearts, Minds, & Wallets
Presented by: Rachel Muir, CFRE

You know who they are. The fundraiser who makes it look easy. Getting the big gifts. Loving their job. Always smiling. At the cocktail party they’re surrounded by all the donors you want to get to know. What’s their secret? Our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE is going to spill the beans! Come learn the secrets of high performing gift officers. This session is loaded with time-saving tips to learn more about your donors (yep, Rachel is literally turning you into a fundraising private eye). You’ll get irresistible tools to help you stand out, successfully get your foot in the door and know if your message is getting through plus Rachel’s charm school tips on what to say in the visit to spark a meaningful conversation with your donor.


  • Discover what the best fundraisers do differently
  • Get winning tools to stand out
  • Learn how to quickly build rapport and do great donor discovery

What makes Rachel so awesome? Well… she’s a recovering Executive Director who has worked every side of the Rubik’s cube that is the nonprofit sector. When she was just 26 years old, Rachel founded Girlstart, a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls in STEM, in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card. Several years later she’d raised over 10 million dollars and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show. A winner of Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life award, Rachel is a three-time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, was named “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and one of Fast Company Magazine’s “Fast 50″ Champions of Innovation. Rachel is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and nationally recognized nonprofit founder and thought leader.

How to Build a Better Appeal
Presented by: Sarah Sebastian, Director of Brand Communications at Qgiv

Your donors don’t read your appeal letters. At least not right away! In this session, you’ll learn what donors look for before they read your appeal letter and how to draw them in using the items they scan for!

You’ll also learn tips on how to use storytelling, unique points of view, and familiar language to keep your donors engaged with your content.

Bring an appeal letter from your organization that you’d like to improve! We’ll take a few moments to apply best practices from the presentation so you can walk away with notes on how to turn your appeal letter into a donation magnet!

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