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Discover the Latest Trends in Digital Fundraising Insights from the Third Annual Benchmark Report

October 11, 2023

Subjects: Marketing and communications

2:00-3:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

As you prepare your 2024 digital fundraising program, join us for an exclusive discussion on the latest trends and insights in the third annual Digital Fundraising Benchmark Report for Hospitals. The report, developed by Digital Health Strategies in partnership with AHP, is the hospital industry’s leading digital survey, based on program and performance data sourced from over 200 hospitals across the country.

In this webinar, you’ll gain valuable insights into:
- Strategies for maximizing conversion rates, revenue, and donor value, based on the experience of peer hospitals over the past year.
- The dynamic shifts in hospital digital fundraising.
- Actionable takeaways from our data cover areas such as building a robust digital pipeline, donor retention and reactivation, message optimization, and enhancing mid-level and major donor performance.

We’ll also discuss this year’s industry benchmarks and how they’ve changed since last year, so you can evaluate your own program and how you can acquire more donors and raise more money through tactics like a digital grateful patient program, sophisticated data modeling, and more. Join us for this engaging webinar as we discuss the future of hospital fundraising through digital innovation.

Speaker: Jonathan Sills | Vice President, Fundraising Strategy | Digital Health Strategies

Jonathan’s role is to bring innovation and best practices to DHS clients’ fundraising programs and donor lifecycles through the development of data-driven strategies that aim to increase donor conversion, loyalty, and lifetime value. Over the past 15 years, he has raised millions of dollars and acquired tens of thousands of donors through digital channels in roles at agencies and nonprofits for organizations across healthcare (children’s hospitals, cancer centers), human services, higher education, public media, conservation, and animal welfare sub-sectors.

Registration Rates

AHPrime members: $0 | AHP members: $0 | Non-members: $0 


Beyond Gratitude – Nutrition for the Pipeline

October 25, 2023

2:00-3:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Grateful patient and family fundraising is a dynamic landscape, and like any thriving system, it requires proper care and 'nutrition'. Cultivating a flourishing pipeline hinges on understanding and nurturing three essential domains pivotal to its success – Relationships, Data, and Operations.

In this webinar, you’ll discover strategies to fortify your grateful patient and family fundraising pipeline across the three domains, ensuring it's set for long-term success and growth.
• Strengthen the Relational Core: Relationships form the backbone of any successful fundraising initiative. Learn how forging deeper connections with healthcare providers and internal stakeholders can elevate the entire process.
• Harness Data and Analytics: Establishes the appropriate data systems and practices to prioritize patient prospects, ensuring you are identifying the most optimal, viable prospects for further qualification.
• Streamline Operations: Ensures efficient and coordinated infrastructure, systems, workflows, and resources are in place to achieve success..

You’ll also discover how Beyond Gratitude™, Graham-Pelton's signature grateful patient and family fundraising methodology, master these three domains, regardless of your institution's size or the sophistication of your current program.

Register now to ensure that your fundraising pipeline gets the essential care it needs to not just grow, but thrive.

Walt Edwards
Strategic vision creator, trusted talent developer, and philanthropic industry builder, Walt Edwards is recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in fundraising coaching and training. Having served many of the top academic medical centers, colleges, and universities across the country, Walt is also the chief architect of Beyond Gratitude™, our signature grateful patient fundraising service.

Jim Rude
With pragmatic and measured logic, coupled with emotional intelligence, Jim brings a rare and sophisticated approach to data analytics and prospect management as complex organizations plan for record-breaking campaigns. The leader of Graham-Pelton’s Data Analytics Practice, Jim is a pioneer of our unique approach to vetting and tiering prospects to generate the greatest value for clients.

Jen Herrmann

Throughout her fundraising service to a number of preeminent institutions, Jen ignites “the spark that comes from mission-driven work” to strategize, ask for, and steward significant gifts. With a track record of eight-figure solicitations, Jen has held a variety of frontline positions with managerial focus on program administration, process improvement, and analytics.

Registration Rates

AHPrime members: $0 | AHP members: $0 | Non-members: $0 
Sponsored by Graham-Pelton


Exploring the Latest Benchmarks from AHP's Report on Giving

November 8

Elevating Impact: Exploring the Latest Benchmarks from the AHP Report on Giving
In this webinar, we will delve into the most up-to-date benchmarks and trends from the 2023 AHP Report on Giving, with an emphasis on what the highest performers are doing that sets them apart. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the industry's most important success metrics, and learn how to set measurable goals and gauge your progress against them. Whether you're a chief development officer or are brand new to the healthcare philanthropy industry, this webinar will inform and empower you to improve your foundation's performance.

2:00-3:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Registration Rates

AHPrime members: $0 | AHP members: $0 | Non-members: $0
Sponsored by Heller Consulting


Jenny Love
Chief Content and Marketing Officer
Jasmine Jones
AHP Research Consultant


Building a Future-Ready Organization: Crafting a Technology Vision, Gathering CRM Requirements, and Mapping out Implementation

November 15

Join us for an upcoming webinar, "Building a Future-Ready Organization," where we will explore the essential steps involved in crafting a technology vision statement, gathering requirements for a new CRM, and charting a clear path forward for successful implementation. This webinar brings together two industry experts, Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations for HealthPartners, and Jett Winders, Director of Sales for Heller Consulting, who will share their insights and strategies.

Join this session to learn:
• The process of defining a vision that aligns with your organization's goals, values, and long-term aspirations.
• How to articulate a vision that inspires and guides your digital transformation journey.
• Practical guidance on identifying and prioritizing the specific needs of your organization.
• Techniques for engaging stakeholders, understanding user requirements, and evaluating CRM options to make informed decisions that support your philanthropic initiatives.
• The process of charting an implementation path for your CRM system.

Whether you are starting your digital transformation journey or looking to optimize your existing processes, this webinar offers a wealth of knowledge and practical advice. Register now to secure your spot and accelerate your organization's digital transformation journey.

2:00-3:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Registration Rates

AHPrime members: $0 | AHP members: $0 | Non-members: $0
Sponsored by Heller Consulting


Jett Winders, Director of Sales, Heller Consulting

Jett and his team at Heller Consulting work collaboratively with nonprofits to map their business needs to CRM tools and functionality so that organizations can deliver their missions more effectively and raise money more efficiently.  With more than 15 years of fundraising experience, Jett has had the opportunity engage with many areas key to nonprofit technology and fundraising including individual giving, peer-to-peer events, and enterprise system implementations. Jett is a frequent speaker and thought leader at nonprofit conferences.

Pahoua Yang Hoffman, Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations, HealthPartners

Pahoua Yang Hoffman and her team at HealthPartners partner with local, state and national organizations and government agencies to improve community health and well-being and ensure access to high quality, affordable care and coverage. She leads the organization’s community engagement initiatives and advocacy efforts on behalf of HealthPartners’ patients and members.

Pahoua has more than two decades of experience in community engagement and public policy. Prior to joining HealthPartners, she was the senior vice president of community impact for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. She also previously held roles at the Citizens League, Twin Cities PBS and the University of St. Thomas Office of International Students.