The Art & Science of Major Gifts
Part of the Fundraising Succe$$ series featured on www.Udemy.com. This comprehensive video course prepares your program to launch into the world of Major Gift fundraising.
Planned Giving Cram Session
Make sure your board members and staff understand the basic ins and outs of how planned giving works, what it takes to market and manage a program and what types of giving vehicles are most attractive to your donors.
Making the Ask
Bridging a conversation from casual to business is easier said than done. Rarely do we ever have the perfect time, place and meeting to craft that perfect "ask" for every donor who deserves it. This workshop will talk through multiple strategies on how to ask the right questions and maximize “ask” opportunities for any donor - asks that may lead to annual gifts, major gifts or planned gifts - maybe even all three at one time! Even better, participants will get the opportunity to craft their own perfect “asks” and try them out.
Getting Serious and Somewhat Scientific About Crafting Your Development Plan
This workshop is useful for organizations who truly wish to strategically select, prioritize and position staff, budget and activities to reach realistic fundraising goals and create a plan that serves as a guide map and unites board members, fellow staff and leadership together for success.
Maximizing Fundraising Events
Events have become a major facet of marketing and fundraising programs. When done well, they can be used as an effective tool that serves multiple organizational needs; however, few organizations capitalize on all the opportunities a great event affords. Get some tips on how to maximize events for both fundraising and marketing, evaluate existing events, avoid common pitfalls, and set realistic financial goals/budgets for events.
What your Data is (or is not) Doing for Your Fundraising Program
Arguably the most important asset in your fundraising office is your donor database. However, it tends to be a tool that is often neglected and ill maintained. We'll share our tips and tools for choosing, converting and enhancing data management as well as plain surviving the information age as it relates to fundraising.