Original Recording: April 2022
The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum’s annual study of the country’s largest programs revealed a 3.5% growth in revenue, which marks the first collective increase among top campaigns since 2008.
Tune into this webinar where we bring you up to date on this valuable benchmarking data AND shed light on important lessons learned you can leverage to improve initiatives this year and beyond.
First, Charity Dynamics’ Meghan Dankovich unpacks the US data and share insights from a variety of Top 30 organizations. Then Marcie Maxwell of the Peer-To-Peer Professional Forum sits down with industry leaders, including Joe Apgar of Pelotonia, the #12 program, and Kari Bodell of Susan G. Komen, whose program took the #25 slot, to discuss important insights on how they’re managing for success in this still challenging environment.
SPECIAL BONUS: All registrants will receive a copy of the US datasets as a benefit of their registration, a valuable resource for benchmarking your efforts.
This webinar is free to P2P Forum Members or $99.
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Joe Apgar, President, Pelotonia
Joe Apgar is the President of Pelotonia, which was established in 2008 with the objective to fund lifesaving cancer research and today is a rapidly growing nonprofit. In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of Pelotonia’s operations and ensuring the success of the organization’s strategic plan.
Joe is a cancer survivor and was diagnosed with testicular cancer during his senior year of college. Joe began riding and fundraising for Pelotonia after being declared cancer-free. After graduating from Penn State University with a degree in finance, he spent eight years working at Rockbridge Capital, a Columbus-based private equity firm. While at Rockbridge, Joe was a member of the founding team of RTRX, a three-day leadership experience initially launched as an event for the hospitality industry to support cancer research. Today, RTRX now raises more than $1 million annually for Pelotonia.
Joe previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Pelotonia, where he focused on leading the organization’s day-to-day operations, community engagement, event planning, technology, and marketing. Prior to this role, he focused on strategic fundraising and operational initiatives aimed at growing the reach of the Pelotonia community.
Joe was named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 by Columbus Business First and the Future 50 Class of 2021 by Columbus CEO Magazine. He is a passionate advocate for adoption and young adult cancer survivorship, and he speaks frequently about the importance of cancer research, advocacy, survivorship, and the unique challenges faced by adolescent and young adult survivors.
Joe lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Jill, and his daughter, Cora.
Kari Bodell, Vice President, Development Programs Strategy, Susan G. Komen
Kari is the Vice President of Development Program Strategy at Susan G. Komen, where she and her team lead Komen’s peer-to-peer and other experiential fundraising programs. Through her career at Komen, Event 360, Plenty, CSM and the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, she’s worked on dozens of peer-to-peer fundraising programs and events, as a strategist, implementation partner, soup-to-nuts operator and adviser. She loves creating connections and experiences with others in the industry.
Meghan Dankovich, CEO, Charity Dynamics
Meghan has almost 30 years of experience in leadership, consulting, sales, operations management, account management and entrepreneurship across several industries including healthcare, oil & gas, hospitality and nonprofit fundraising. She has spent most of the last 13 years advising nonprofit professionals from over 100 different organizations on their fundraising efforts. During that time, she earned a Certificate of Nonprofit Executive Leadership from The Fund Raising School at IUPUI and has applied that knowledge with a peer-to-peer fundraising focus. Since joining Charity Dynamics, she has brought a client success lens to our operations in the areas of leadership, strategic consulting, product, and marketing.