Training details

calendar_today Wednesday, October 3, 2018

access_time 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

place Candid
32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, NY

attach_money Free


Generous philanthropists and individuals fuel many of the most exciting and innovative projects, exhibitions, and endeavors in the arts.

In this panel discussion, we will explore some of the best practices, lessons, and challenges in soliciting major/leadership gifts for arts organizations. The panel will be comprised of leading major gift officers and development professionals working in the arts in both New York City and beyond.


  • Learn best practices for how to solicit gifts from philanthropists/individual donors.
  • Gain insight into the cultivation process of a major donor.
  • Understand some of the challenges associated with soliciting major/leadership gifts.

Intended audience

  • Beginner
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff


Courtney Bassett Major Gift Officer Cornell University
Rebecca Cardwell Director of Development Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Mary Hedahl Fundraising Consultant
William Lynch Director of Leadership Gifts Brooklyn Academy of Music
Nick Opinsky Development Associate Candid


Arts and culture

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