Interview with Cherian Koshy CFRE

Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts

Succeed by focusing on one priority for your fundraising strategies

Cherian Koshy is the Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts and is an internationally recognised speaker, author, and thought-leader in the nonprofit sector. Cherian’s sustainable development models once took a struggling nonprofit organisation from five to seven-figure revenues in less than five years.

Interview with Cherian Koshy CFRE

Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts

Succeed by focusing on one priority for your fundraising strategies

Cherian Koshy is the Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts and is an internationally recognised speaker, author, and thought-leader in the nonprofit sector. Cherian’s sustainable development models once took a struggling nonprofit organisation from five to seven-figure revenues in less than five years.

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Summary of interview with Cherian Koshy CFRE

Section 1: Introduction and Reflecting on Cherian’s career
  • Cherian’s early years working in fundraising
  • Learning from past mistakes to become a better fundraiser

 

Section 2: Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts
  • What the role of Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts entails day to day
  • The biggest challenges faced in the role leading the fundraising efforts
  • Key components to the success of Des Moines Performing Arts fundraising campaigns
  • An insight into Cherian’s leadership style

 

Section 3: Fundraising strategies
  • The fundraising model that once took a struggling organisation from a five figure revenue organisation to seven figures
  • Where other organisations fail to make an impact with their fundraising
  • The importance of using data to make decisions
  • How to be more strategic in the planning phases of a fundraising strategy
  • Being strategic with your donor retention strategies
  • Important trends emerging that fundraisers should be aware of

 

Section 4: Professional development for fundraisers
  • How being a CFRE, Board Member and an AFP Master Trainer has helped develop Cherian as a fundraising professional
  • Reflecting on a successful fundraising campaign and what made this a succeess
  • Cherian’s goals for the next stage of his career

 

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