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Feb 2020

Mentorship Session: Clyde Watkins - How To Improve Your Non-Profit's Fundraising Efforts

8:00 am - 10:00 am
@ Sitecast: 524 Oneida Street, Downtown Minocqua

Event Details

This event is focused on how to improve your non-profit's fundraising efforts with Clyde Watkins.

Whether you are hoping to raise an additional $50k or $50m, the strategies Clyde implemented in his Chicago-based firm has helped non-profits raise hundreds of millions of dollars.

If you are an executive director, fundraiser, or board member of a non-profit, you won't want to miss this interactive session.

The structure of this event will be:

  • Check-in and Networking, 2:00-2:30
  • Speaker Presentation 2:30-3:30
  • Q&A Session / Meet and Greet 3:30-4:00

Topics include:

  • Rethinking Your Non-Profit Fundraising Efforts
  • Creating A Strategic Plan for Your Non-Profit
  • Actionable Steps For Improving Your Non-Profit's Financial Situation

This mentorship session is open to business and community leaders who have an interest in non-profits.

Cost: FREE

Speaker Bio:

Clyde Watkins is a lifelong summer resident of Minocqua, since his family purchased property on Tomahawk Lake in 1949. His professional career of the past five decades has been in the development field (fundraising), and has been centered in Chicago, Illinois where he held leadership roles at the University of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Illinois Institute of Technology.

In 1994, Clyde established his own consulting firm, which after a decade he merged to create Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. He recently retired as chairman of the firm, now consisting of some twenty consultants. 

Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt (TW&B) has assisted hundreds of not-for-profit institutions of all sizes and purposes with their strategic planning, leadership and volunteer organization, development assessment and planning, fundraising program enhancement, and capital campaigns. The firm has served clients all over the United States, including many throughout Wisconsin.

One of Clyde’s proudest accomplishments is the creation of the Development Leadership Consortium, which helps young professionals in the field with their professional growth. Since its establishment in 1994, the Consortium has served over 500 individuals and has established itself as an independent nonprofit organization. It is in the process of establishing a chapter in Milwaukee.

Clyde Watkins is a recognized leader in the field of development, and while he has worked with a number of large institutions, he has sustained a particular interest in the success of smaller local not-for-profits.