The FundraisingPrep course is a 5 hour curriculum that is done to completion on a single Monday each month. It follows the entire fundraising process; from making first contact to developing a lasting relationship, to securing the gift and growing their support for years to come.
This program will both teach or refresh you on the fundamentals, as well as give you hands-on practice for some of the "art" of the cultivation and solicitation. Plus, we have a dedicated session on "new best practices" as it relates to donor cultivation in the 21st century, utilizing new media communication, and ensuring transparency and efficiency with your mission and marketing. Something that you can't get out of a textbook.
15 Student Capacity Per Class
Morning Refreshments, Coffee and Lunch Served
We show you how to to best solicit your donors so that you maximize the gift, while reinforcing and even growing your relationship with them. We also will explore many effective fundraising methods, tools and events, along with the opportunities and pitfalls they commonly present.
You will learn how to identify quality prospects and conduct research to know not only their capacity to give, but also their interests and their personal and professional network. This way you can minimize your need for cold calls and rely more on peer to peer introductions.
Your organization has an important and compelling mission. We show you how to transmit this to your prospects and donors on a regular basis, build trust with them, and inspire them to become donors, ambassadors and solicitors.