You're invited to THE DONOR NEXT DOOR happy hour

Special Guest Speakers

Matt McIntyre – Brackets for Good
Nathan Hand – The Oaks Academy
Kyla McEntire – The Oaks Academy
Ben Nicol – Phi Kappa Psi Foundation
Jen Pendleton – Aly Sterling Philanthropy

The Donor Next Door: Identifying and Cultivating Your Most Overlooked Revenue Source

While many of us spend 80% or more of our time cultivating the top one-third of our donor database, we know this exact same group is being tapped by the majority of nonprofits around us.

So why do we keep competing for the usual suspects? Our databases contain an abundance of next-level donors waiting for the invitation to do more! Learn about “the why” and how to engage and inspire these donors to action in support of your mission. Let’s leave the big fish alone and focus on those no one else is paying attention to.

Huge Donor Database Opportunity infographic

Join the team of Aly Sterling Philanthropy for a discussion featuring practitioners in the field who have found success cultivating the donor next door.

Cocktails and appetizers are on us … so invite the full staff and board crew for a damn good happy hour.

Special Guest Speakers

Matt McIntyre

Matt McIntyre is co-founder and Executive Director of Brackets For Good, combines his tech marketing prowess and philanthropic passions to help raise awareness and funding for nonprofits. The concept is modeled after the NCAA Basketball Tournament with the goal of leveling the fundraising playing field by providing small nonprofits with the marketing exposure their larger, better-known colleagues enjoy. In 2016, five host cities, each with 64-team brackets raised $1.4 million for charity.

Nathan Hand

Nathan Hand is a professional fundraiser and nonprofit blogger who enjoys helping people help the causes that need them. He has advised local, national and international organizations and guided philanthropists on strategic giving. Nathan serves as director of advancement at The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis and is a faculty member at The Fund Raising School at The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and a member of Rogare, a new global fundraising think tank based at Plymouth University in the UK.

​​Kyla McEntire serves as the Oaks Fund Manager at The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis and has experience with foundation relations, corporate social responsibility and corporate foundations, individual fundraising and event management. She holds a Masters in Philanthropic Studies and certificate in Nonprofit Management from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She completed her B.A. in Political Science at The College of Wooster in Ohio.

Together, Kyla and Nathan have tackled this topic at The Oaks Academy and will share the tips, tricks, pitfalls and results of their recent efforts.

Nathan Hand
Ben Nicol

Ben Nicol is a self-proclaimed do-gooder who adores leading a nonprofit that invests in today’s collegians through leadership program fellowships and academic scholarships. Working alongside donors as they realize their philanthropic passions is his professional mission. He found his passion for servant leadership during his collegiate journey at Valparaiso University. With a strong background in leadership and fundraising, Ben enjoys overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation, including long-range planning, staffing, fundraising and marketing.

Jen Pendleton

Jennifer “Jen” Pendleton is a self-described board governance “nerd” who believes sound leadership and strong organizational culture are keys to nonprofit success. She’s also driven to help these leaders identify their nonprofits’ unique qualities and roles in the community, with the goals of making nonprofit magic happen and bringing vibrant visions to life. Before coming to ASP, Jen served as president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Boone County (Indiana), where she led a campaign to raise $1 million in matching funds from the Lilly Endowment for the county’s Community Impact Fund.

Join us to spice up your week
with free cocktails and good conversation in a cool location!

Join us to spice up your week with free cocktails and good conversation in a cool location!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017  |  5 – 7 p.m.


The Speak Easy

(Downtown Indianapolis in the Morrison Opera Place building, above Hard Rock Café)
49 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Convenient Circle Center garage parking
off Maryland St (next to Palomino Restaurant)


Please RSVP by May 17, 2017

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