With a changing economy, revised tax codes, and ever-increasing needs, fundraising can be challenging for nonprofits. How can fundraisers overcome these barriers and help their organization grow, thrive, and meet its mission?
Getting back to the fundamental core principles of fundraising will benefit nonprofit professionals of all experience levels. This two-day boot camp will focus on the four cornerstones of a successful fundraising shop: case, leadership, prospects, and planning. Participants will craft and practice their solicitations, elevator speeches, and receive feedback on their communication. Learn from two fundraising experts, Art Woods and Pam Brown about what it takes to raise the funds your organization needs to reach its mission.
Topics Addressed: fundraising, communication, revenue diversification
Level: intermediate level class (not for fundraising beginners)
Who should attend?
- Mid-level fundraising professionals (minimum 2 years’ experience).
- Volunteers or board members with fundraising experience who want to develop further.
Method of Facilitation: lecture, group activities, group discussion
This work will amplify the impact of nonprofits by helping participants:
- Identify fundraising best practices in regard to donor engagement and solicitation.
- Practice donor solicitation through elevator speeches and cases for support.
- Review and discuss the fundamental principles of effective fundraising.
- Discuss new and innovative ways to convey a compelling case for support.
- Develop and practice a thirty second elevator speech.
- Review effective board recruitment, engagement and utilization techniques.
- Problem solve with peers and facilitators around specific issues within your organization’s board.
- Examine best practices in identifying, qualifying, and cultivating prospects.
- Participate in mock solicitations.
- Identify creative ways to steward current donors.
- Discuss the importance of planning and how to develop a fundraising plan.