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11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. 
Multnomah Athletic Club | Portland OR

THE DATING GAME: When is it time to say goodbye to a prospect? 

Lori Sweeney, of the OHSU Foundation, wrote the September 2015 article entitled “Breaking Up with a Prospect Rejection! Heartache! No gifts! How do you know when it’s time—GASP!—to say goodbye? 

This article is receiving a lot of buzz in the fundraising community. One of the single hardest decisions a fundraiser has to make is deciding when it’s time to move on from cultivating a prospect. How can it be done with grace and dignity, knowing the fundraiser’s time is precious as well as their prospects? 

Ms. Sweeney will facilitate a lively, fun conversation with leading fundraising professionals Sarah Nevue, Scott Palmer and Karie Trumbo about this delicate dance of breaking up with a prospect, and doing it in such a way to lead to future gifts. 

Lori (Cloninger) Sweeney has worked in development and fundraising for more than 30 years with experiences ranging from her undergraduate alma mater, Whitworth University, to a prep school in Brentwood, California to Oregon State and OHSU Foundations. Lori holds a M.Ed. from UCLA. She is a native Oregonian who knows the broad landscape of fundraising in this region and is enthusiastic about development. 

Sarah Nevue is a seasoned professional in development who has served diverse organizations from the Oregon Symphony to the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington to the OHSU Foundation, where she serves as senior director of development. She is a passionate Oregonian, from Roseburg (but lived in New York City and worked at Christie's!) who has longtime relationships with her donors and colleagues.  She is a graduate of Cornell University. 

Scott Palmer has had an exciting and varied career in fundraising. He started working with the United Way of Lane County in an effort to pay off student loans and it lead him to a rich, lifelong career in fundraising.  His efforts have led to successful capital campaigns in a number of regional medical centers around the state of Oregon. He has also served at the OSU Foundation, the Linus Pauling Institute and most recently at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic in Eugene where he serves as the Chief Development Officer.  Scott has been a member of AFP for many years, has a deep interest in professional development and has served in many different leadership roles within the organization. 

Karie Trumbo joined Portland State University in 2012 and currently serves at the Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. With over 15 years of experience working in fundraising and development, Karie has previously held positions at The Library Foundation and the Portland Opera. Karie holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Portland State University. 


AFP members: $35 | Nonmembers and guests: $50




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