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12 Months of Fundraising: Creating an Annual Development Plan

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cal Lutheran - Oxnard Center
2201 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036

Individual Members: No Additional Charge
Organizational Members: No Additional Fee
Non-Members: $55


About this event

Every fundraising activity requires time and resources. Balance out the yearly workload and cashflow with a thoughtful development plan that progresses from month to month. Engage donors with mission-driven fundraising that invites their philanthropic support. Workshop participants will create an annual plan that incorporates different types of fundraising and flows smoothly over the course of a year.

Through this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain access to tools and ideas that will enhance their current fundraising efforts
  • Learn about best practices in fundraising space
  • Explore the different modes of fundraising
  • Work on an annual development plan, on an actual calendar, that fits their organization and resources

Organizations are encouraged to bring there development teams (Executive Director, Development Director, Board Members).

Virtual office hours with facilitators will be available for this workshop

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Michael Menichetti

Michael Menichetti is a vice president with Netzel Grigsby Associates (NGA). As a trusted thought partner, Michael strategically navigates his nonprofit clients toward their organizational goals. Always focused on mission, Michael is an adept listener who identifies donors’ passion points and guides them to discover purpose and meaning in their philanthropic endeavors.

Michael’s expertise lies in aligning each organization’s unique offerings with their mission and vision. He excels in fostering structure and synergy within teams, ensuring high levels of engagement and dedication, particularly when working with volunteer committees.

Before joining NGA, Michael contributed to Pepperdine University's success in various capacities. He served as the liaison between Pepperdine Graziadio Business School’s Board and Dean, overseeing all board activities, committees, and events. He worked closely with senior leadership in the Office of Advancement & Public Affairs, collaborating with the Board of Regents and Church Relations. Notably, he played a key role in the Campaign for Pepperdine, contributing to the successful completion of raising $470 million for the University.

Most recently, Michael served as the Chief of Staff at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. In this role, he collaborated with the board, President's Office, and advancement team on major fundraising initiatives, including the 75th Anniversary Jubilee, and managed corporate relations and foundation giving.

In addition to his professional commitments, Michael volunteers his time on the Santa Monica College General Advisory Board.

Michael holds an MBA and a B.S. in management from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

Steve Willmont

Steve Willmont is a senior vice president with Netzel Grigsby Associates who directs major fundraising campaigns, feasibility studies, and development planning and training activities for a wide spectrum of nonprofit organizations in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.

Steve believes that strong nonprofit agencies make for a strong community, and he is committed to building strong nonprofit staff and volunteer leadership teams. Steve brings the experience of over 30 years of professional nonprofit management to his clients. He has led successful capital and fundraising campaigns, as well as volunteer and staff training, for many organizations, including Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo, Isla Vista Youth Projects, Laguna Blanca School, among others.

Prior to joining NGA, Steve served as president & CEO of California YMCA Youth & Government where he worked extensively with the California legislature to increase support for the Y’s program. Under his leadership, the program grew to over 90 YMCAs in the state, serving over 3,500 students. He has also served as executive director and program director at multiple YMCA branches. His extensive expertise as an instructor and presenter, serving as a director of training events for the YMCA of the USA and regional trainings, has led to successful training roles with the Center for Nonprofit Leadership and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Steve is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a past president of the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter. He has been an active member of Optimist International in both northern and southern California, serving as District Lt. Governor and Club President. He is a Lifetime Optimist Member and has been honored as Optimist of the Year.

Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles.