Development Dialogues Announces Faculty for Major Gifts Seminar

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Development Dialogues announces its faculty for its upcoming Major Gifts Programs: Making the Ask for Health seminar. The faculty includes Bob Duckworth, Marcy Heim, and Terry Newmyer.

Development Dialogues announces its faculty for its upcoming Major Gifts Programs: Making the Ask for Health seminar. Development Dialogues is pleased to host superb talent in Chicago this November. The Major Gifts Programs: Making the Ask for Health seminar is aimed at the process of organizing successful major gift programs for healthcare organizations.

Top donors are increasingly important to development program success. This seminar focuses on two important features: how to organize a successful major gift program and how to solicit and close major gifts. A team of experts including Bob Duckworth, Vice President/Executive Director of St. Joseph's/Candler Foundations in Savannah, GA; Marcy Heim, CFRE, Consultant and AFP Master Teacher; and Terry Newmyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Florida Hospital Foundation in Orlando, will lead the seminar.

Development Dialogues is proud to host these highly respected fundraising professionals this November 10-12 in Chicago at the Marriott Chicago at Medical District /UIC. Registrations are being taken for the Major Gifts seminar. Full participation in Major Gifts Programs: Making the Ask for Health is applicable for 10.5 points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Further details and registration is available at

Development Dialogues is also hosting a prospect research seminar in Orlando from October 15-17 called The Prospect Development Process for Hospitals and Healthcare. This three day workshop will help to learn ways to identify donor prospects and how to use the latest techniques for fundraising success. Distinguished faculty includes: David Lawson, one of the nation's foremost authorities on prospect research, along with Elizabeth McHugh, VP for Prospect Research at Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation; Sarah Choi Dunn, Senior Research Specialist at Baptist Health Foundation in Jacksonville, Florida; and Steve Blair, Associate VP & Chief Development Officer at University of South Florida Health.

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About Development Dialogues
Minneapolis-based Development Dialogues provides professional seminars for development officers and senior fundraisers working in the health care and nonprofit sectors. Expert fundraising professionals from academic medical centers, major hospitals, and leading international healthcare organizations share their expertise to bring participants the best practices in fundraising. Our goal is to help fundraisers develop their talents and skills in order to meet the advancement needs of their healthcare organization's needs and objectives. Seminars are conducted in small group formats and are designed to provide participants with the opportunity to dialogue with experts and colleagues from across the industry.

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