Interview with Sommer Brock CFRE

Vice President Of Development for the Pontiac Community Foundation in Michigan

The Power of Effective Systems and Processes​ for your Fundraising

Sommer Brock CFRE is the founder of No Nonsense Fundraising and the Vice President Of Development for the Pontiac Community Foundation in Michigan. Since 2004, Sommer has secured more than 10 million dollars in funding for various nonprofits in the Southeast area of Michigan by improving fundraising efficiencies and streamlining processes.

Interview with Sommer Brock CFRE

Vice President Of Development for the Pontiac Community Foundation in Michigan

The Power of Effective Systems and Processes​ for your Fundraising

Sommer Brock CFRE is the founder of No Nonsense Fundraising and the Vice President Of Development for the Pontiac Community Foundation in Michigan. Since 2004, Sommer has secured more than 10 million dollars in funding for various nonprofits in the Southeast area of Michigan by improving fundraising efficiencies and streamlining processes.

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Summary of interview with Sommer Brock CFRE

Section 1: Introduction and Sommer’s early years working in fundraising
  • Reflecting on Sommer’s early years working in fundraising and key lessons learnt
  • Mistakes made which made Sommer a better fundraiser

 

Section 2: Fundraising strategy tips
  • The biggest challenges facing nonprofits in their fundraising efforts
  • The power of using highly effective systems and processes to excel in fundraising
  • The most important donor metrics to be evaluating
  • Powerful fundraising channels and the effectiveness of crowdfunding
  • How to be more strategic in the planning phases of an upcoming appeal
  • Look to be more innovative with your fundraising during Covid-19

 

Section 3: The role of Vice President Of Development
  • The short term goals Sommer is out to achieve in the role of Vice President Of Development for the Pontiac Community Foundation
  • What the role of Vice President of Development entails

 

Section 4: Professional development advice for aspiring fundraising leaders
  • How becoming a CFRE and serving on boards has helped develop Sommer as a professional fundraiser
  • Sommer’s advice to other fundraisers to ensure they have a successful career
  • Reflecting on a successful fundraising campaign that Sommer was part of and what went into making it a success

 

Section 5: Final advice
  • Sommer’s final advice to inspire and fulfil fundraisers and nonprofits
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