Fund Development & Communications

First Steps to Securing Individual Gifts

Last year in the United States, over $316 billion was donated to nonprofit organizations.  According to Giving USA, 86% of this amount was given by individuals, bequests, or donor-advised funds.  Despite these statistics, many nonprofits overemphasize fundraising from foundation and corporation segments.  How can you help your organization see the importance of individual donors?  How does a nonprofit pursue individual donors?

This highly interactive, one-day course is targeted at “small shops” and will address:

Price: 
$75.00

Strengthening Oral Presentation Skills to Connect with Your Board, Funders, and the Community

Do you avoid speaking engagements because you dread public speaking?  Join this class and learn the simple skills necessary to speak with confidence in front of any audience.  You’ll develop communication skills useful in interpersonal, work-related, volunteer and community leadership roles.  We’ll explore how to make powerful presentations with confidence, poise and enthusiasm.  This class teaches techniques to overcome self-consciousness and physical tension when speaking, as well as effective speech preparation and presentation skills.

Price: 
$75.00

Telling Your Nonprofit's Story

Because great stories attract, inspire, and move people to action, storytelling is a key element of any marketing and communications plan. It's essential for nonprofits to identify, articulate, and most importantly, market the impact they make with their programs. Does your nonprofit story put a face on your nonprofit's work and make an impact? Do your stories resonate with donors? Powerful storytelling makes an emotional connection, keeping your current supporters engaged and prospective supporters wanting to learn more.

Price: 
$75.00

Grant Writing II *please note rescheduled date*

Successful grant writing requires that a factual, convincing case be made regarding an agency's ability to deliver a program to serve its client's needs. This class focuses on the elements of a successful grant proposal. Participants will be introduced to techniques for writing persuasive grant proposals section by section, responding to the requirements of each unique funding source.

Price: 
$75.00

Grant Writing I *note rescheduled date*

This introduction to grant writing focuses on local foundations and corporations, using actual guidelines from funders and actual proposals for review and critique. We review the critical process of researching funders to match funding opportunities with your nonprofits' programs and activities, and we discuss strategies for approaching funders. We cover the essential elements of a proposal, including need statement, program design, evaluation, and the budget, with a particular emphasis on stewardship and reporting.

Price: 
$150.00

Fund Raising Crash Course

Anyone who has done a bake sale or carwash, much less written a grant, has a basic sense of what fundraising is … but really, what is it? For those with limited experience in development, it can seem as though there’s a whole mysterious universe out there of “funding stuff" accomplished and understood by Experts Who Are Not You. While it’s true that fundraising and development are large and specialized fields, that doesn’t mean that you can’t understand how it works or how to get it done enough to benefit your organization.

 

Price: 
$75.00

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