Michael J. Buckley

Mike is a career fundraiser, consultant, coach, and speaker. As the Founder and Managing Partner of The KilloeGroup, Mike's experience includes annual campaign audits and management, capital campaign leadership, feasibility studies, interim and ad-hoc program leadership, board governance, strategic planning and capacity building. Mike is a national level speaker on topics including actionable fundraising data, major donor identification, and strategic planning. In 2019, Mike was recognized as Consultant of the Year by NeonOne, an international technology company focused on non-profit organizations.

  • Nonprofit consultant, coach, and speaker
  • Founder and Managing Partner of The Killoe Group
  • Spent nearly two decades in various leadership fundraising roles in higher education and animal welfare
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
  • Recognized as the Consultant of the Year by NeonOne, an international technology company focused on nonprofit organizations
Michael J. Buckley

Courses available by Michael J. Buckley

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  1. Increase Funding With Monthly Donations: How To Launch A Recurring Gift Program
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    Increase Funding With Monthly Donations: How To Launch A Recurring Gift Program
    Career fundraiser Michael J. Buckley will guide you through the steps of creating a recurring gift program in your organization. You will receive a certification of implementation upon completing course deliverables after each session, and you will have an opportunity to interact with the instructor to answer specific questions, overcome hurdles, and navigate through challenges.

    Sessions Include

    • Plan Monthly Giving Program
    • Launch Monthly Giving Program
    • Evaluate and Sustain Monthly Giving Program
  2. How To Plan Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Future
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    How To Plan Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Future

    Career fundraiser Michael J. Buckley will provide new tactics you can apply immediately to project and improve your fundraising results. You will learn how to take advantage of the goodwill around the positive impact of nonprofits as COVID-19 subsides.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you plan your organization’s short-term fundraising trajectory?
    • What does your organization’s performance during the pandemic indicate?
    • How can you anticipate your organization’s position in the next two years?
    • How can you communicate and market your organization’s success?
    • What are the indicators of capacity within the donor pool?
    • How should you manage expectations from your board and leadership team?
  3. Giving Tuesday: How To Make It A Bonanza For Your Nonprofit
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    Giving Tuesday: How To Make It A Bonanza For Your Nonprofit

    Nonprofit leader Michael J. Buckley will share new tactics that you can use immediately to maximize Giving Tuesday proceeds for your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you craft messages that garner attention on Giving Tuesday?
    • What week-by-week action plan should you follow?
    • What will resonate with donors in your case for support?
    • How should you maximize social media on Giving Tuesday?
    • What creative ways can you solicit support on Giving Tuesday?
  4. 5 Ways To Tap The Direct Mail Goldmine In 2022
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    5 Ways To Tap The Direct Mail Goldmine In 2022

    Career fundraiser Michael J. Buckley will share tips and tricks to maximize your direct mail return. You will learn how to plan and launch campaigns for the entire year.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the five top must-haves for every direct mail piece?
    • What effective ask strings will increase revenue?
    • How can you cost-effectively increase the impact of your mail piece?
    • Why is high-level (and easy) personalization important?
    • How should you use photos to tell your story?
    • How can you increase the response rate?

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