Palmer Westport Group

222 Closson Street, #1
Santa Fe, NM 87501

tel 413.297.3619

Palmer Westport Group to facilitate 8 workshops for Main Street Iowa and Iowa Economic Development

The Palmer Westport Group will facilitate a series of 8 workshops for Main Street Iowa and Iowa Economic Development to be held at 7 theatres across the state as well as a webinar. The workshops are sponsored and funded by USDA Rural Development. The theatres where workshops will be held include:

  • Grande Theatre, Keokuk, IA
  • Greenfield Opera House at the Warren Cultural Center, Greenfield, IA
  • Corning Opera House, Corning, IA
  • Elkader Opera House, Elkader, IA
  • Spencer Community Theatre, Spencer, IA
  • Burlington Capitol Theater, Burlington, IA
  • Iowa Theatre, Bloomfield, IA

Form more information, visit the Main Street Iowa and Iowa Economic Development website.

Palmer Westport Group to present at League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT)

Susan Palmer and Sarah Sperber of the Palmer Westport Group are scheduled to present at League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT). The 38th Annual Conference & Theatre Tour will be held July 16-19, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, New York, NY.

Susan Palmer speaks at New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON)

Susan Palmer presented a workshop - Charting Your Course with a (Brilliant) Business Plan - at the New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) Annual Conference - Camp Finance - at Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, October 4 & 5, 2012.

Susan Palmer to present at the League of Historic American Theatres

Susan Palmer will present Reluctant to Ready! A 7-Step Plan to Transform your Board into Fantastic Fundraisers at the League of Historic American Theatres national conference in San Diego, CA, July 16 - 21, 2012. This workshop addresses a common problem faced by non-profits, the reluctance of board members to accept their responsibility to make personal donations and solicit gifts. Visit the LHAT website for more information about the conference.

Susan Palmer to conduct business planning workshop at WSKG Public Telecommunications

Susan Palmer will conduct a business planning workshop at WSKG Public Telecommunications in Binghamton. The workshop - Way to Go - will be held Thursday, August 2, 2012 and is sponsored by The Community Foundation of South Central New York. Appropriate for for Board Chairs, Executive Directors/CEOs, CFOs, Business Managers, key volunteers/board and staff, this hands-on, half-day workshop addresses the fundamentals of business planning for non-profits. Download the brochure to register or for more information.

Susan Palmer joins the Board of the Tri-Cities Opera

Susan Palmer has joined the Board of Directors of the Tri-Cities Opera. Founded in 1949, this regional opera company enjoys an exceptional reputation in the opera world for its Resident Artist Training Program, beautiful sets and costumes and outstanding opera productions.From its beginning, Tri-Cities Opera has been firmly committed not only to the production of high quality operatic entertainment, but also to the careful training of young singers in the practical knowledge of language and theatre arts they need, as well as in a clear understanding of vocal technique.

Susan Palmer Joins NYCON Board of Directors

Susan Palmer has recently been appointed to the The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) Board of Directors.

NYCON works to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities to enhance the quality of life in New York State, providing a wide array of specialized technical assistance services, including legal and financial, to nonprofits of all kinds.

PWG Presents "Reluctant to Ready" To Leatherstocking AEA Groups

Susan Palmer presented Reluctant to Ready: A 7-step plan to transform your board into fantastic fundraisers, September 28, 2011 at the Foxcare Center in Oneonta, NY.

Sponsored by NYCON (New York Council of Nonprofits), the workshop addressed a common problem - Board members reluctant to accept their responsibility to financially support and solicit donations for the nonprofits they serve.

The workshop was video taped and is available on the NYCON YouTube Channel in nine segments.

"Building Successful Capital Campaigns" presented to National LHAT Conference

Susan Palmer presented "Building Successful Capital Campaigns" at the 35th Annual League of Historic American Theaters (LHAT) Conference, July 11-13, 2011.

PWG to Lead Workshop for South Central NY Community Foundation

Susan Palmer of the Palmer Westport Group is scheduled to lead a workshop for South Central NY Community Foundation on July 29, 2011. The workshop - Please and Thank You. The Care and Feeding of Your Donors - to be held at the WSKG Studios is free. Interested persons should contact the South Central Community Foundation at (607) 772-6773 for more information.

Susan Palmer to Speak at National LHAT Conference

Susan Palmer will be speaking at the League of Historic American Theatres' 35th Annual Conference & Theatre Tour, July 13-16, 2011 in Schenectady, NY. The conference's theme this year is Creating the Future. More information about the conference >

PWG To Open Southwest Office

The Palmer Westport Group has established an office in Santa Fe, NM and is now accepting clients in the southwestern US. For more information, please contact Susan Palmer at 413-297-3619 (susan@palmerwestport.com).

Reluctant To Ready

A 7-step plan to transform your board into fantastic fundraisers

Reluctant to Ready!

A 7-step plan to transform your board into fantastic fundraisers

Thursday, June 24, 2010
8:00AM–12:00PM

WSKG Studios
601 Gates Road
Vestal, NY 13850

Reluctant To Ready BrochureFree

To register for this program, please call or email by June 17

Download a brochure

The Community Foundation
for South Central New York
70 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

(607) 772-6773
Fax: (607) 722-6752 cfscny@stny.rr.com

It is a common problem. Board members
are often reluctant to accept their responsibility to give themselves and to solicit gifts for the nonprofit they serve. Working toward a solution to this problem needs an “inside out” approach, and regardless of the issues, there are effective steps you can take to transform a board whose members evade, resist, or just don’t follow through into one that’s fully engaged in fundraising.

AUDIENCE: Board Chair, Executive Directors/CEOs, Development Officers. We encourage teams of two or more key volunteers/board and staff to attend this workshop together.

LEVEL: Intermediate through advanced.

DESCRIPTION: This half-day workshop will provide a step-by-step plan to optimize board responsiveness, effectiveness, and productivity in fundraising.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Reviewing the fundamentals
  • Evaluating your board
  • Assessing and increasing motivation
  • The necessary resources
  • Establishing accountability
  • A look inside at leadership

PRESENTED BY: Susan J. Palmer, Founder and President of The Palmer Westport Group


Building A Better Ask

Susan Palmer

"Building a Better Ask" - available on DVD

As featured in Community News (newsletter of The Community Foundation).

Planning and Implementing a Successful Annual Appeal

Half-day seminar focused on the skills and activities needed to plan and implement an annual campaign successfully. The focus is on practical and helpful information based on real life fundraising challenges and success stories.

Better Asks = Better Outcomes

Workshop Topics Include

  • The five tenets of successful fundraising
  • Creating a compelling case for the giving - packaging the dream so others can buy into it!
  • Identifying, recruiting, and motivating board and annual campaign leaders
  • Proper fundraising sequence - everybody in the pool, but who's first?
  • Making the "right ask"
  • Building a consistency - relational fundraising
  • Overcoming call reluctance and making effective calls face-to-face

Workshop as described here, presented at WSKG Studios, August 20, 2009. This workshops and others may be tailored to meet an organizations unique needs and challenges.