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Fundraising Planning


Introduction to Fundraising Planning


Get an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan.

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Get Your Board to Raise Funds

Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Ann Lehman
Nov 30, 2011  

Replay the transcript of Darian Rodriguez Heyman, editor of Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, and Ann W. Lehman, co-author of Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board, exploring why nonprofit board members should be actively involved in fundraising.

How to Thank Your Donors

Andrea Berry
Lisa Sargent
Nov 18, 2013  

Your thank you letter can motivate donors to stay with (or leave) your organization. Learn the dos & don’ts of thanking your supporters from Andrea Berry, director of partnerships and learning at Idealware, and Lisa Sargent, president of Sargent Communications.

Turn Your Tryers Into Buyers, Donors, and Advocates

Joanne Steller
Oct 29, 2013  

How do you turn your single ticket attendees (“Tryers”) into loyal return/repeat customers (“Buyers”), and eventually into Donors and Advocates? Get answers from Joanne Steller, Vice President of Strategic Communications at TRG Arts.


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Oct 12, 2011

Philanthropy Chat: Jason Saul Discusses the End of Fundraising


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Oct 31, 2011

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Online Classes


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization's support.

Getting Ready for Foundation Fundraising

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn to assess your nonprofit's readiness for foundation fundraising.

Classes & Events


Brandraising: Raise Visibility and Money Using Communications

Apr 24, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
New York, New York | Classroom

You’ll learn about ways to create a compelling brand that expresses the positioning and personality of your organization, attracts donors or program participants, and takes your organization to the next level.


Institutional Planning: Setting Priorities for Your Fundraising Campaign

May 8, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Focuses on the important role that institutional planning plays in helping you to determine the scope of your funding needs, whether for general operating, facilities, endowment, or special projects.


Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class

May 13, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New York, New York | Classroom

Learn how to engage your board in fundraising.


Charitable Solicitation

May 15, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

Learn the basic legal requirements for nonprofit fundraising.


Voluntary Leadership: The Essential Role of the Board and Campaign Volunteers

May 15, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Discusses the critical role of the board in oversight, authorization, and, ultimately, in providing effective leadership for a fundraising campaign.