Event Details

Do you feel absolutely ready to make that ask? Do you know your donors very well? Do you know where your nonprofit ranks in your top donors' giving? Well, if you said no to one of those or more, this session is for you. Cat Slack will lead the group in an engaging presentation about how to see your role in fundraising as an expert in philanthropy and as a peer to your donor. You'll then use that confidence to prepare for donor meetings so you and the donor enjoy them - and so they serve your mission. If you register, please come with three donors in mind so you can do real, meaningful work during the session.

Learn in this session...

  • How to act as a peer with a donor
  • The most effective language to engage a donor
  • An easy-to-follow plan to engage a donor

Member Price $10 | AFPGG Global Member Price $20 | Non-Member Price $40

*A recording of the webinar will be made available. If you have registered, you will receive a link to the recording after the event concludes


  • Cat Slack (CEO & President of Cat Slack Consulting)

    Cat Slack

    CEO & President of Cat Slack Consulting

    Cat helps people connect with their missions and the community that supports them by creating a space of collaborative questioning, storytelling, and laughter.

    Cat supports nonprofit leaders across the country. She has worked with notable nonprofits such as Arkansas Food Bank, California State University in Sacramento, Community Food Bank of Arizona, First Tee Silicon Valley, International Rescue Committee, Maui Food Bank, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and United Way of Rhode Island.

    Prior to consulting, she served as Chief Philanthropy Officer for Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, where she increased revenue by 203%, from $37 million to $112 million, while leading a team of 70. She launched the company’s $150 million capital campaign as part of a $200 million project to unify the food bank’s operations and expand its volunteer space. She led the cultivation, development, and activities of a group of philanthropists who were responsible for raising 60% of the campaign’s goal. She was also instrumental in securing the organization’s largest donation in its history of $25 million and was the primary solicitor for other 8-figure donations.

    Cat worked on behalf of those experiencing homelessness for ten years. She served as Chief Development Officer at Social Advocates for Youth in Santa Rosa, CA, which helps homeless and former foster youth. There she led a $10 million capital campaign to open the Dream Center, which provides housing for more than 60 youth and services for thousands annually. Under her leadership, the agency increased its annual operating revenues by 133% over five years.

    Cat holds an MBA from Dominican University and a BS from Baldwin-Wallace University. She is an acclaimed storyteller and speaker and can make any conference fun. As a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia, she worked with local nonprofits and government agencies to increase access to medical care and prevent HIV/AIDS – and still practices Armenian (Barev, aghber!). Now Cat lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and step kids.

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Member Registration
Member Price $10
Non-Member Registration
Standard Price $40
AFP Global Members
Standard Price $20