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Major Gifts Ramp-Up’s National Philanthropy Day Celebration will take place November 14, 2023 at the West Gate Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Major Gifts Ramp-Up has partnered with the Las Vegas Chapters of Association of Fundraising Professionals. and National Football League Alumni Association to honor our Nation’s donors and volunteers whose generosity ensure charities achieve their important missions.
Major Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrates 2023 National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is one day set aside each year for the purpose of recognizing the great contribution philanthropy makes to our society and to honor individuals, businesses and support organizations that are active in the philanthropic community. NPD was founded by Los Angeles philanthropist and attorney Doug Freeman. The first NPD awards luncheon was held in cities across the country in 1986, after President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November 15 as National Philanthropy Day. Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch penned the music and lyrics for “Now, More Than Ever,” the anthem for the event. Since then, NPD is celebrated in all fifty states and Canada. NPD offers an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of charitable giving and the spirit that makes such generosity possible. Join us on November 14, 2023 and meet fundraising veterans Helen Arnold, Stefanie Stark, Louis Fawcett, Linda Lysakowski and special speaker Morlon Greenwood as we celebrate nearly 250 years of U.S. giving.
Helen Arnold, President, Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas Chapter, is the founding principle of Arnold Olson Associates and leads the Las Vegas community as an acclaimed volunteer leader and fundraising expert. Helen advances the cause of philanthropy by growing her AFP Chapter with excellence and grace.
Stefanie Stark, President, Development Systems International, works with major donors who make informed financial gifts that generate a high return on philanthropic investment. She leads Major Gifts Ramp-Up campaigns coast-to-coast that raise millions for nonprofits.
Louis Fawcett, President, National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives, works with charitable organizations across the United States to deploy free market enterprise principles that change and transform lives. Louis has also lead hundreds of successful Major Gifts Ramp-Up Campaigns.
Linda Lysakowski, Vice-President, Development Systems International, is known around the world as America’s Fundraiser. Linda’s legendary work with hospitals, universities, human welfare, environmental and arts organizations have raised hundreds of millions of major gifts dollars for causes large and small.
Morlon Greenwood, President, NFL Alumni Foundation Las Vegas, leads the NFLA’s $100m Caring for Kids Campaign and works with the Major Gifts Ramp-Up team members to raise funds for youth-oriented causes and engage in hands-on service in every metropolitan city that hosts a NFL Franchise.
Jimmy LaRose, Founder, National Development Institute, is the architect of Major Gifts Ramp-Up and is our Nation’s modern overseer of major gifts fundraising. His decades of fundraising work across five continents has changed the way the world does charity.
President Ronald Reagan Proclaims November 14, 1986 National Philanthropy Day
By the President of the United States of America – A Proclamation
The literal meaning of “philanthropy” is “affection for mankind.” Throughout our history, we Americans have displayed this trait through our generous charitable giving and our spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. We help each other, and we reach out to help people all over the world. Our tradition of voluntarism embodies a great deal of caring, initiative, and ingenuity in solving problems and improving our communities. It is one of our greatest strengths as a people.
The record of our private sector giving is clear. Our country has more than 800,000 nonprofit philanthropic organizations. They employ more than 10 million people, of whom 4.5 million are volunteers. In 1985 alone, individual Americans, corporations, and foundations contributed almost $80 billion for the charitable work of these organizations, an increase of nearly 9 percent over the previous year’s generous total. These efforts are augmented by the volunteer work of nearly half of all teenage and adult Americans; in 1985, 89 million of us each volunteered an average of 3.5 hours every week to help worthy causes.
We can be very grateful to the philanthropic individuals and organizations who have contributed so much to our social welfare, our cultural life, and the improvement of our communities. We can be grateful as well for our American spirit of giving from the heart. And one of the best ways to express our gratitude, of course, is to follow the good and great example of those who see needs and meet them with “affection for mankind.”
The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 207, has designated November 15, 1986, as “National Philanthropy Day” and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this event.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 15, 1986, as National Philanthropy Day. I call on the American people and organizations of every kind to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities to recognize the enormous achievements of all who have given of themselves for others, and to rededicate ourselves to the great tasks ahead.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eleventh.
National Philanthropy Day Official Song “Now More Than Ever” By Composer Marvin Hamlisch
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Why Does Major Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrate National Philanthropy Day?
So Nonprofit Organizations Can:
• Start…funding programs from scratch that work and raise money
• Retool…funding programs for success that are already in place
• Launch…new campaigns that are completed on time and over goal
• Revitalize…stalled campaigns that are about to fail
Who Has Major Gifts Ramp-Up Been Designed For?
• Mega… the $100 Million dollar shop
• Large… the multi-million dollar shop with multiple field representatives
• Medium… the million dollar shop with some development staff
• Small… the small nonprofit with no development staff
• Not Yet… the person or group who hasn’t yet secured their 501(c)3
• All… any person, group, or organization that relies on philanthropy
How Is Major Gifts Ramp-Up Different?
• Philosophy… based on donors being your nonprofit’s primary client
• Reorder… traditional fundraising exercises are implemented differently
• Method… specific tasks supercharge short & long-term revenues
• Delivery… model is implemented in a way that defies industry convention
• Technology… uses 21st century communication and data-mining infrastructure
• Scalable… same method, tasks, and execution scaled to meet your needs
• Comprehensive… integrates all income models using organizational development
• Cost… use external fundraising counsel at 1/10th of the cost
• Designers… proven by veterans who’ve started nonprofits from scratch
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