Mike Bell 1345
Mike Bell
Davis Health System Foundation, Inc.
Job Title
Executive Director
Address
812 Gorman Avenue
PO Box 1188
Elkins, WV 26241
United States
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Email Address
bell.michael@davishealthsystem.org
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Biography
Mike Bell has held leadership positions in the field of philanthropy for more than thirty years. Currently, Mike is Executive Director of Davis Health System Foundation in Elkins, West Virginia. He also serves as health system director for volunteer services and pastoral care. Prior to joining DHS, Mike served as Executive Director of Suncoast Hospice Foundation in Clearwater, Florida, and Vice President for Community Development at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee, and a Master of Education in Institutional Advancement from Vanderbilt University. Mike also serves as an adjunct professor of nonprofit leadership at Davis & Elkins College and is the Board President of the Randolph County Housing Authority and immediate past President of Charitable Gift Planners of West Virginia.
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Position
CGP Board
Other Position
Board of Directors, CGP of West Virginia
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Headshot
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Presentation 1
Title of Presentation 1
Where There's a Will, There's a Way - Cultivating the Ultimate Gift
Presentation Description
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way - Cultivating the Ultimate Gift" shows smaller foundations and development offices how to integrate planned, or legacy, giving into your organization’s overall fundraising program. Case studies will explain marketing and promotion of planned giving, as well as explore potential ethical dilemmas. Participants will learn to explain common planned gift options, and group exercises will offer an opportunity to practice starting the conversation and overcoming common donor objections.
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Presentation 2
Title of Presentation 2
Ignite Your Wills and Estate Planning Week Promotions
Presentation Description
This session outlines how nonprofit organizations and local CGP Councils can maximize the impact of their Wills Week or Estate Planning Week promotions. Examples of social media campaigns, advertisements, donor resource materials, and editorial content will be shared. Participants will craft a campaign for their own organization as a part of the session.
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Presentation 3
Title of Presentation 3
Building a Culture of Philanthropy
Presentation Description
Establishing philanthropy as an institutional priority engages a “cast of thousands” in various supporting roles. Leadership must leverage its visibility and prestige within the institution to promote philanthropy, continually reinforce its value, and encourage participation in resource development. This session emphasizes the unique role of the CEO, Chief Development Officer, and Board members in sustaining an effective culture of philanthropy.
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Presentation Topic Areas
Marketing/Cultivation, Ethics, Integrated Planning, Public Awareness Program, To be determined with Council
Other - Write In
Mike has extensive experience in consulting with local, state, and national organizations in strategic planning, public engagement, and governance.
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First Name
Michael
Last Name
Bell
Email Address
bell.michael@davishealthsystem.org
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Active Speaker
Yes
Speaker Bureau Resource?
Yes
Category Speakers Bureau