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AFP Houston July 2023 Education Session
Friday, July 21, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
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End the Year Strong – Focus on the Core for Fundraising Success

Feeling overwhelmed that summer is quickly passing and you need to plan for your end-of-year activities? No matter if you are new to the fundraising profession or a seasoned executive, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of events, appeals, and donor activities in the fall and holiday months. So many of us end up on the hamster wheel of busy activities without really focusing time on the core elements that lead to planning and executing a successful fundraising program. Join Sara Wise, Executive Consultant with Mission Advancement, for our July luncheon program as we explore how we can prepare our fundraising activities and center ourselves for the best possible end-of-year fundraising outcomes.

Speaker: Sara Wise, Executive Consultant, Mission Advancement 

Speaker Bio:


A seasoned nonprofit fundraiser and consultant, Sara Wise has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector, with 25 years of serving education, human services, as well as cultural and fine arts organizations.

Sara’s professional experience includes fundraising at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Virginia, the Episcopal School of Dallas, American Red Cross Greater Houston Chapter, and the Houston Zoo. Since becoming a consultant in 2016, Sara has worked with dozens of nonprofits to execute development strategy, events, board strategic retreats, capital campaigns, and more. Currently, she serves as Executive Consultant with Mission Advancement, a nonprofit fundraising consulting firm based out of North Texas and serves as counsel to multiple clients as well as the lead for the firm's Houston market strategy.

In addition, she has enjoyed sharing her passion for the nonprofit sector by teaching at Rice University’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, as well as with other organizations and groups.

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

*This session has been approved for 1 point of CFRE credit.*

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