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. Develop Your Story For Donor Support: Live Advice From An Expert
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    Develop Your Story For Donor Support: Live Advice From An Expert
    Scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 2:00 PM Eastern

    Fundraising expert Linda Lysakowski will provide practical guidance for creating your case for support. You will have the opportunity to get input about your unique situation. During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to share your case language for feedback from the facilitator.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you change your case for support to reflect the world today?
    • Who should write the case for support?
    • What donors’ questions should you anticipate and answer?
    • What priorities do donors care about now?
    • What information should you include to tell a compelling story?
    • How can you present your case to different audiences?
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    Develop Your Story For Donor Support: Live Advice From An Expert
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021; 2:00 PM Eastern
    Linda Lysakowski
    $129.00
  2. The A to Z Guide To A Successful Major Gifts Program
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    The A to Z Guide To A Successful Major Gifts Program

    Nationally recognized fundraising expert Derik Timmerman will equip you with the essential skills and use-it-today resources you need to develop a successful major gifts program.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you create your draft case for support?
    • What input do you need from current and desirable funders?
    • How can you use your case for support internally and externally?
    • What components can you use for specific campaigns or funding opportunities?
    • How will staff and volunteers benefit from this material?
    • How can the case for support help resolve differences in funding priorities?
  3. Steer Clear of Trouble: Controversial Gifts
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    Steer Clear of Trouble: Controversial Gifts
    Scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period. Wednesday, September 22, 2021; 2:00 PM Eastern

    Experienced nonprofit leader Gregory Nielsen will help you balance the desire for funding with the arduous restrictions or damaging backlash that some gifts may impose. You will learn the tactical steps to create an effective gift acceptance program for your nonprofit.

    Topics covered

    • What are the purpose and role of gift acceptance policies?
    • What essential components should you include?
    • How should you address critical organizational decisions on gift acceptance?
    • What are reasonable charitable gift restrictions? Which should you avoid?
    • How can you build buy-in?
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    Steer Clear of Trouble: Controversial Gifts
    Wednesday, September 22, 2021; 2:00 PM Eastern
    Gregory Nielsen
    From $129.00
  4. How To Use Metrics And Emotions To Craft Compelling Cases
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    How To Use Metrics And Emotions To Craft Compelling Cases

    Nonprofit communications consultant Dr. Colton Strawser will illustrate how using data-driven strategies can lead to better communication results. You will learn the art and science of telling stories that inspire donations and involvement.

    What You'll Learn

    • Identify different storytelling methods and how to capture them
    • Craft messages for targeted audiences
    • Utilize storytelling formulas to create calls to action comprised of emotion and data
    • Understand how using the latest marketing research can increase the effectiveness of your messaging
  5. 5 Ways To Engage Your Board In Fundraising
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    5 Ways To Engage Your Board In Fundraising

    Strategic fundraising expert Ellen Bristol will share strategies you can use to inspire your board to raise more money immediately. You will learn how to deploy your board members to elicit lucrative contributions.

    What You'll Learn

    • What fundraising targets should the board set?
    • How can the board monitor fundraising outputs and achievements?
    • What guidance should the board provide regarding funding priorities?
    • How can board members leverage their personal connections?
    • What concrete steps can the board take to raise money for the organization?
  6. How To Write Winning Grant Applications (3-Part Certification)
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    How To Write Winning Grant Applications (3-Part Certification)
    3 Sessions scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period. Tuesday, September 28 - Thursday, September 30, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern

    Fundraising expert Robin Cabral will provide tactical guidance for writing grant applications. You will learn how to generate winning submissions in less time. Attendees will receive a Writing Winning Grant Applications Resource Packet containing over two dozen samples, templates, and handouts that will be instrumental to your grant writing success.

    Sessions Include

    • Grant Research
    • Grant Writing
    • Grant Finalization, Submission, And Follow Up
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    • Certification
    How To Write Winning Grant Applications (3-Part Certification)
    Tuesday, September 28 - Thursday, September 30, 2021; 12:00 PM Eastern
    Robin Cabral
    From $299.00
  7. 10 Quick And Easy Ways To Get Donors’ Attention
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    10 Quick And Easy Ways To Get Donors’ Attention

    Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will equip you with the essential skills and use-it-today resources you need to get (and hold!) the attention of prospective donors. You will receive proven templates to replicate and adapt to your mission and free web resources most nonprofit leaders don’t know about.

    What You'll Learn

    • How does winning donors’ attention differ from for-profit marketing?
    • Why do most nonprofits fail to get donors’ attention?
    • What kinds of donors are most organizations overlooking?
    • What specific steps should you follow to get donors’ attention?
    • How can you turn your prospective donor database into a fundraising factory?
  8. Top 12 Ways To Make Sure Your Event Raises Money
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    Top 12 Ways To Make Sure Your Event Raises Money

    Fundraising genius Linda Lysakowski will help you get a grasp on post-pandemic event planning before it is too late. You will learn how to measure return and make wise decisions about organizing activities with the greatest impact.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why are nonprofits addicted to special event fundraising?
    • How many events are too many?
    • How can you evaluate the efficacy of events?
    • What events should you choose for your nonprofit?
  9. Tips And Tools To Win Family Foundation Grants
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    Tips And Tools To Win Family Foundation Grants

    Nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will equip you with the essential skills and use-it-today resources you need to win grants from family foundations.

    You will receive the following valuable tools:

    • Spreadsheet of family foundations curated for your geographic area
    • Letter of inquiry scripts and templates
    • List of free web resources most nonprofit leaders don’t know about
    • Proven examples you can replicate and adapt to your mission
  10. New Fundraising Fiscal Year: Post-Pandemic Strategic Development Plans
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    New Fundraising Fiscal Year: Post-Pandemic Strategic Development Plans

    Nonprofit executive Glenn Kaufhold will provide step-by-step guidance to transform your fundraising plan for the remainder of 2021 and beyond. You will learn proven tactics to power your organization’s post-pandemic resurgence.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the components of a comprehensive giving plan?
    • What trends in annual giving should you follow?
    • How can you create a program to attract mid-level donors?
    • Should you continue to avoid organizing events even after the pandemic?
    • How can you project donor revenue?
    • What are proven tactics to delight your donors?
  11. Online Giving Trends: Changes To Make Now For Post-Pandemic Success
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    Online Giving Trends: Changes To Make Now For Post-Pandemic Success

    Nonprofit executive Glenn Kaufhold will show you which online fundraising techniques and tools will garner the most significant results. You will learn how to revamp your program for post-pandemic success.

    What You'll Learn

    • What fundraising tactics will work best after the pandemic?
    • What digital tools should you continue to use?
    • How can you entice donors to continue their support?
    • What approaches are attracting new contributors to nonprofits now?
  12. Free Money? Not So Fast: Keys To Grant Administration And Compliance
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    Free Money? Not So Fast: Keys To Grant Administration And Compliance

    Audit partner Rebecca Goldstein will explain the steps nonprofits must take to ensure grant compliance. You will learn how to implement internal controls and avoid common audit pitfalls.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you manage grants effectively?
    • What common pitfalls come from these new funding streams and are often seen during an audit of federal grant expenditures?
    • What internal controls should you implement throughout the grant lifecycle?
    • What will an audit of federal stimulus funding entail?
    • What financial reports should you create and maintain?

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