University of Wisconsin, Madison - school of communication Spotlight: Alice Ferris
Alice Ferris (BA’91, MBA’94) Communication Arts alum and CAPS Board Member is the founding partner of GoalBusters Consulting, a firm which helps nonprofits with strategic planning and fundraising. Last year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, awarded Ferris its Founder's Medallion, recognizing her for extraordinary contributions to the organization and the fundraising profession. (Read the article here.)
Alice Ferris to Receive Founders’ Medallion From Largest Community of Fundraisers in the World
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of fundraising professionals in the world, will honor long-time fundraiser Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE, with its Founders’ Medallion for her extraordinary contributions to the organization and the fundraising profession at its upcoming international conference, AFP ICON 2020, in Baltimore, Md.
The AFP Founders’ Medallion is presented to members who, through their dedication to the principles of ethical and effective fundraising, honor the legacy of AFP’s founders. Alice's decades of humble service to AFP chapters and members have helped foster the development of the profession and the fundraising community throughout their careers. Congratulations Alice! We are so proud of you!
Here is Alice and Jim's 2019 StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps is an oral history project collecting the stories and conversations of everyday people. They bring their mobile recording studio to a city with a partner Public Radio station to record conversations and stories. These are preserved in the Library of Congress. Alice Ferris and I helped host them in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2006 and in Yuma, Arizona in 2010 and 2019.
Alice Ferris, ACFRE, CFRE, MBA and Jim Anderson, CFRE deliver the opening keynote presentation along with 6 other sessions over two days at the 4th Annual AFP Monterrey, Mexico Fundraising Conference. Here is a webpage with all the resources they shared during those sessions. AFP Monterrey Fundraising Resources
Facebook Live - Jim Anderson Joins Gail Perry and FIRED UP FUNDRAISING For the "Velvet Rope"
Jim Anderson, CFRE joins Gail Perry for a Facebook Live event promoting a Fired Up Fundraising Webinar featuring GoalBusters Consulting's "Velvet Rope" Creating VIP Experience Special Events.
Alice Ferris Featured in the "IDEA" Video for the Opening Plenary SESSION at the AFP 2018 International Fundraising Conference (ICON)
(Complete AFP video below)
Alice Ferris shares her experience regarding inclusion within the "box" you've checked off.
It's all about the education, the opportunity to meet and learn with professional peers and of course some of the best restaurants in the country.
Alice Ferris, ACFRE, CFRE Discusses Cultural Philanthropy AT THE INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING CONGRESS (IFC) IN THE NETHERLANDS
Alice Ferris, ACFRE, CFRE joins notable speakers from around the globe at the Resource Alliance's internationally acclaimed International Fundraising Congress (IFC). The heart of giving is universal. Alice explores the importance of knowing the nuances of culture that set them apart and the common threads that run through all giving. Check out her "audition tape" below.
AFP Arizona State Fundraising Conference July 19-20, 2018. Early bird registration saves YOU BIG! Register or learn more at AFPAZConference.org Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities are limited. Decide. It ensures your greatest choice. (4 Sponsorships already sold!) Speaker Request for Proposals are also open.
Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE is interviewed by Mountain Lake PBS about her connection to and the importance of Public Broadcasting.
Ken Verdoia and Alice Ferris on the set of "The Weddings of Downton Abbey"
Many of us know Alice Ferris well – the face behind Downton Abbey pledge drives. But Alice’s involvement with PBS started nearly at birth – and has been a driving force behind most of her career and great success in the world of fundraising and public broadcasting. (Read More)
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