Fundraising & Development

Your donors and funders are some of your organization’s most important stakeholders.  When properly cultivated, engaged, and stewarded, they can help you raise the dollars you need to support your mission.  From acquisition to recognition, these training sessions help your organization enhance its development efforts, be more efficient, and increase resources.

Fundraising & Development

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  1. How To Write A Grant: A Certification With The Grant Doctor
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    How To Write A Grant: A Certification With The Grant Doctor
    5 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesdays, March 1, 15, 29, and April 12, 26, 2022; 1:00 PM Eastern

    The Grant Doctor, Dr. Beverly Browning (Dr. Bev), will guide you in writing highly competitive grant requests to public and private sector funders. You will learn how to collect the research and other information needed to churn out award-winning grant application narratives.

    What You'll Learn

    • End your exhaustion and disappointment from spending hours writing grant applications only to receive rejections
    • Show a high return on your employer’s or client’s investment in you
    • Justify a promotion and raise during your annual performance review
    • Increase your funding success rate
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    • Certification
    How To Write A Grant: A Certification With The Grant Doctor
    Tuesdays, March 1, 15, 29, and April 12, 26, 2022; 1:00 PM Eastern
    Beverly Browning
    $149.00
  2. Planned Giving: What Are You Scared Of?
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    Planned Giving: What Are You Scared Of?
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, April 12, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern

    Nonprofit and fundraising expert Susan Kahan will help you understand the basics of planned gifts, learn the verbal cues that indicate when to bring up the subject, and make internal plans to win this lucrative type of funding. You will discover how to increase your revenue for years to come.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are planned gifts? Why do you need to know about them?
    • What are the most common planned giving vehicles?
    • How can you overcome your fears about bringing up planned giving with donors?
    • What are the best practices for marketing and stewarding planned gifts?
    • What verbal cues should you listen for in supporter conversations?
    • How should you broach the topic of planned gifts with donors?
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    Planned Giving: What Are You Scared Of?
    Tuesday, April 12, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern
    Susan Kahan
    $149.00
  3. Tips And Tricks To Stretch Your Donor Steward Budget
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    Tips And Tricks To Stretch Your Donor Steward Budget
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, March 15, 2022; 2:00 PM Eastern

    Nonprofit and fundraising expert Susan Kahan will help you understand the importance of donor stewardship for your organization. You will learn innovative and inexpensive ways to retain your donors throughout 2022 and beyond!

    What You'll Learn

    • What is donor stewardship? Why does it matter?
    • How can you ensure your stewardship efforts are effective?
    • How should you segment your donors?
    • What are the best practices for donor stewardship?
    • How can you accomplish a lot with a limited budget?
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    Tips And Tricks To Stretch Your Donor Steward Budget
    Tuesday, March 15, 2022; 2:00 PM Eastern
    Susan Kahan
    $149.00
  4. How To Prepare For A Successful Donor Meeting
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    How To Prepare For A Successful Donor Meeting
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, February 9, 2022; 2:00 PM Eastern

    Nonprofit and fundraising expert Susan Kahan will help you plan, prepare, and structure your next donor meeting. You will learn how to use these opportunities strengthen your relationships with donors.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why is it critical to prepare for a donor meeting?
    • What are the different types of donor meetings you should have?
    • How can you research a donor?
    • When should you meet with a donor?
    • Who should participate in donor meetings?
    • What emails should you send to request and confirm meetings?
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    How To Prepare For A Successful Donor Meeting
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022; 2:00 PM Eastern
    Susan Kahan
    $149.00
  5. How To Win More Grants In 2022
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    How To Win More Grants In 2022
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Monday, February 7, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern

    Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will share the practical, step-by-step tips that hundreds of nonprofit professionals have used to turn grant-less years into plentiful years of five- or six-digit grant revenue.

    What You'll Learn

    • How has grant funding grown? What does this growth mean for your nonprofit?
    • What mistakes do most nonprofit leaders make when seeking grants?
    • Where can you find easy grant applications that most nonprofits are overlooking?
    • What are the best strategies for researching, drafting, and sending applications?
    • What should you include and exclude include?
    • How should you personalize the applications for grant decision-makers?
    • How can you transform facts and figures into a message straight to the heart?
    • Where can you find local, low-competition grants in your area?
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    How To Win More Grants In 2022
    Monday, February 7, 2022; 12:30 PM Eastern
    Derik Timmerman
    $149.00
  6. How To Do A Great Capital Campaign
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    How To Do A Great Capital Campaign
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, February 1, 2022; 2:00 PM Eastern

    Nonprofit leadership expert Chris Martinez will help you identify capital campaign opportunities and anticipate challenges. You will learn how to build systems and organizational resilience.

    What You'll Learn:

    • Are you ready for a capital campaign?
    • How can you engage donors in the planning process?
    • How will your capital campaign affect other fundraising initiatives?
    • How should you recognize opportunities?
    • What are the best practices for planning and implementation?
    • What resources can you provide to staff?
    • Who should participate in your team?
    • How can you tactically sustain your effort and measure results?
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    How To Do A Great Capital Campaign
    Tuesday, February 1, 2022; 2:00 PM Eastern
    Chris Martinez
    $149.00
  7. How to Identify, Secure, and Nurture New and Existing Corporate Partnerships In 2022
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    How to Identify, Secure, and Nurture New and Existing Corporate Partnerships In 2022

    Nonprofit leadership expert Chris Martinez will share proven strategies for approaching corporate relationships in 2022. You will learn how to construct a corporate development plan, build a case for partnership, propose a pilot, measure what matters, and prove performance.

    What You'll Learn:

    • How can you connect without burdening everyone with a video call?
    • How can you ensure your prospect feels safe and respected?
    • What are the best strategies to articulate your mission?
    • What value does your nonprofit provide to a corporate partner?
    • How can you help partners achieve corporate social responsibility goals?
    • What are the next steps to preparing and mobilizing a team?
    • How can you make meetings successful?
    • How should you provide proof of performance?
  8. Volunteer Management Certification
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    Volunteer Management Certification

    Nonprofit volunteer expert Stephanie Cory will reveal secrets that will enable you to build a productive, cost-free team to help your organization achieve its mission. You will learn how to power your nonprofit while advancing your career with a meaningful certification.

    Topics Covered

    • Preparing Your Organization For Working With Volunteers

    • Building Your Volunteer Management Infrastructure

    • Recruiting And Orienting Volunteers

    • Managing And Engaging Volunteers

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    Volunteer Management Certification
    Stephanie Cory
    $399.00
  9. Fundraising Specialist Certification
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    Fundraising Specialist Certification

    Fundraising expert Linda Lysakowski will provide practical guidance for creating a development plan. Linda will guide you to get on a better path before the year gets underway and improve results.

    What You'll Learn

    • Where/how do we get started?
    • Who should be involved in developing the plan?
    • Action steps
    • Monitoring the plan
    • What happens when things go wrong—getting back on track
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    Fundraising Specialist Certification
    Linda Lysakowski
    From $399.00
  10. Is It Worth It? How To Do A Cost Analysis Of Your Fundraising Event
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    Is It Worth It? How To Do A Cost Analysis Of Your Fundraising Event
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.

    Internationally recognized author and fundraiser Jack Silverstein help you get in the mindset of gratitude for 2022. You will learn how to use thanks to spur future donations.

    You will receive a powerful worksheet to simplify this analysis.

    What You'll Learn

    • How do fundraising and friendraising differ?
    • What are the hidden costs of fundraising events?
    • How can you examine previous events to predict future returns?
    • What new perspective should you have when considering future events?
  11. Major Gifts Officer Certification
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    Major Gifts Officer Certification

    Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will share the major gifts officer essentials you need. You will learn how to research, cultivate, convert, and retain major donors to fund your world-changing mission.

    What You'll Learn

    • Understanding mindsets about money
    • Developing your philosophy about leading the way in generosity
    • Definition and role of a case for support 
    • Outline and document template for an ask discussion
    • How to personalize interactions with prospects to key dates, traits, and affinities
    • Identifying individuals who will help you generate your first prospects
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    Major Gifts Officer Certification
    Derik Timmerman
    $499.00
  12. Best Ways To Thank Your Donors
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    Best Ways To Thank Your Donors

    Internationally recognized author and fundraiser Jack Silverstein help you get in the mindset of gratitude for 2022. You will learn how to use thanks to spur future donations.

    As an added bonus, Jack will be giving away a copy of his new book: Tales From the Trenches: What I Learned From 25 Years in Fundraising

    What You'll Learn

    • Who should you thank?
    • Who should do the thanking?
    • When should you send thanks?
    • How can you most effectively send thanks?
    • What mistakes should you avoid?
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    Best Ways To Thank Your Donors
    Jack Silverstein
    $129.00

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