Ask the Asker

Come join YNPN.GR and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of West Michigan  for October's Conversation Starter: Ask the Asker!

Fall can be a very busy time for fundraisers as they ramp up for the giving season while starting to plan the daunting Year End Mailing. This time of year can be hectic and setting priorities can be a challenge. But, advice is not far away!

Together, we’ve put together a panel of local fundraising experts to share their experiences getting through the busy times, preparing for major year-end campaigns, and their insight on how to make your campaigns successful this season. Bring your questions and partake in a discussion specifically focused on fundraising and development.

Margarett Smitt, YNPN.GR Board Member, will serve as the moderator. At this time, our WM AFP member panelists include: 

Kristin Gootjes, The Breton Group

Steven DePolo, GVSU

Mary PanekCatholic Foundation of West Michigan

Louise "Punky" Edison, Fundraising Consultant 

Want to submit your question in advance and have it asked by the moderator? Reach out to or! You’ll also have the opportunity to engage and ask questions directly from the panelists during the event.


October 02, 2019 at 11:30am - 1pm
Betty Van Andel Opera Center
1320 E Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States
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