Introduction to Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations
This comprehensive, 2-day, fundraising workshop is designed to introduce early- and mid-career non-profit leaders to the wide variety of fundraising strategies commonly used in the most successful non-profit organizations. You will also be able to prioritize efforts for types of fund-raising used and how to position your organization and your board for greater financial stability.
After this workshop, you will understand how to guide your organization to greater revenue, more diversified income streams, and a greater profile in the community. Our instructors will engage you in interactive exercises, writing, lectures, and discussions to better understand how to maximize your fund-raising success.
Our Curriculum Targets
• Beginners will be introduced to the wide variety of fundraising strategies available to non-profit organizations and receive guidance on prioritizing and starting these programs.
• Experienced fundraisers will build their “fund-raising toolkits” to include a wider range of strategies designed to broaden their donor base, increase the diversity of organizational income, and raise their organization’s profile in the giving community.
In this workshop, you will learn how to:
• Create an organizational environment for fundraising success
• Understand the importance of the donor pyramid in small or new organizations
• Understand the role of senior staff and Board members in the fundraising process
• Compare and explore options for membership as part of a fundraising strategy
• Strategize donor cultivation and direct solicitation of gifts from individuals and foundations
• Develop successful annual appeals, special events, and capital campaigns
• Implement emerging trends in fundraising, planned giving strategies, and other fundraising efforts
• Apply for grants to fund new or expand successful programs
|9:00 am -||10:00 am||Overview of Course|
|9:15 am -||9:45 am||Strategic Planning|
|9:45 am -||10:0 am||Introduction to the Grant Writing Process|
|10:00 am -||11:00 am||Introduction to Fundraising|
|11:00 am -||12:00 pm||The Giving Environment: Organizational Self-Awareness|
|12:00 pm -||1:00 pm||Lunch - on your own|
|1:00 pm -||1:30 pm||Where to find Funding|
|1:30 pm -||2:45 pm||Types of Donors|
|2:45 pm -||4:15 pm||Fundraising Strategies: Annual Appeals|
|4:15 pm||4:30 pm||Summary of the Day, Q & A|
|9:00 am -||9:15 am||Summary of Previous Day|
|9:15 am -||10:00 am||Fundraising Strategies: Membership Programs|
|10:00 am -||10:45 am||Fundraising Strategies: Special Events|
|10:45 am -||11:15 am||Fundraising Strategies: Capital Campaigns|
|11:15 am -||12:00 pm||Fundraising Strategies: Emerging Trends|
|12:00 pm -||1:00 pm||Lunch - on your own|
|1:00 pm -||1:45 pm||Fundraising Strategies: Grants|
|1:45 pm -||2:45 pm||Planning Session|
|2:30 pm -||4:15 pm||Presentations and Discussion of Plans|
Preparing for the Workshop
Begin thinking of a project you want to develop. Having a specific project in mind will help you better understand the various proposal components presented during the course. Consider potential funders, such as a foundation, a local, state, or federal agency, a corporation, and/or individuals.
If you decide to develop a proposal during the workshop, consider how you would answer the following questions:
- What is the need of your project?
- What is the significance of your project?
- How will you budget your proposal?
- What is the time frame of the grant you are seeking?
What You Will Need
- REQUIRED: Computer/Tablet - PC, Mac, iOS, Android, or Windows Mobile (mobile devices may require free appstore download)
- REQUIRED: Internet connection - This is a live webinar
- REQUIRED: Headset, headphones, or speakers - Access to a microphone or headset allows verbal questions, otherwise questions may be asked through chat box
- Organization or Institution Information - A brief description and/or mission statement and/or current strategic plan of your institution
- Proposals - Current, planned, or past; funded or unfunded; requests for proposals; review or judging criteria; reviewers' comments or critiques
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
Grant Training Center (GTC) has the sole and absolute discretion to reschedule and cancel all workshops. In the event of such a cancellation, GTC will attempt to notify attendees two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop. If a participant has paid for the cancelled workshop and is unable to attend the rescheduled session, he/she will receive either a refund or a credit toward a future workshop. If we do not hear from the attendee within 30 days, they will not be able to receive a refund.
In no event shall GTC be responsible for travel arrangements or other costs related to or arising from workshop attendance or GTC’s rescheduling or cancellation of the workshop. Participants should contact GTC prior to making travel arrangements to ensure the workshop is taking place.
If you are unable to attend the workshop and wish to receive a full refund, GTC must be notified at least seven (7) business days prior to the start of the workshop.
If you cancel less than seven business days prior to the start of the workshop, no refund will be given. Instead, you will receive credit for a future workshop, which is valid for one (1) year.
Force Majeure: If a workshop is canceled due to reasons of Act of God or nature, war, riot, strike, or labor dispute, the cancellation policy will not apply and the fee will transfer to the rescheduled workshop. If participants cannot attend the rescheduled date, the registration fee can be utilized for any Grant Training Center workshop during a period of exactly one (1) year from the date of the original workshop.
Individual Membership Cancellation: Once an individual membership has been paid and processed, members will have three (3) days to cancel for a full refund. After the three (3) day period, no refunds will be issued.