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Fear and faithfulness in fundraising- How to navigate uncharted waters during the COVID-19 Pandemic
How and when to communicate with donors during the pandemic are tough questions to answer. Join Brad Layland and Ted Rodgers of The FOCUS Group to learn how to gracefully continue fundraising during COVID-19 and beyond.

Oct 22, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Brad Layland
CEO @The FOCUS Group
Brad Layland, CEO of The FOCUS Group, has over 25 years of fundraising and consulting experience to draw from as he partners with organizations to fulfill their mission through effective fundraising strategies. Brad’s distinguished career began at Young Life, where he served in various roles. He moved into his role as owner and CEO of The FOCUS Group in 2012, after several years as a Senior Consultant. Brad’s expertise providing high level fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations incorporates major donor strategies, training workshops, planned gift marketing, and capital campaign counsel. In 2013, he launched the Taking Donors Seriously® online training program, which equips individuals and organizations to be more effective in raising financial support. Brad serves on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations. He received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Florida and his M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary.
Ted Rodgers
Executive Consultant @The FOCUS Group
Ted Rodgers, Executive Consultant, is a respected expert in fund development and philanthropy. His areas of expertise include major donor strategies, financial management, strategic planning, board development and estate and asset gift planning. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Wheaton College and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Ball State University. Ted was granted an honorary doctorate from Moscow Theological Seminary in 2009. Widely respected as a presenter at professional meetings, he has been a member of several higher education accreditation teams. His executive leadership experience includes serving as Senior Vice President at Trinity International University, Executive Vice President at Northern Seminary and Executive Director/CEO of Russian Leadership Ministries. He is currently a Trustee and immediate past board chair at Northern Seminary.