Professional Development Collaborative

Training Today’s Professional for Tomorrow’s Workplace

Essentials of Fundraising

Want to help your non-profit, religious organization, special cause? Seeking entry into the non-profit world? This workshop will help. It covers the essential topics of successful fundraising and is especially created for organizations operating on a shoe-string budget. Topics include donor relations, prospect management, new lead generation, special event planning, major gifts, e-newsletters, creating and managing a Board of Directors, volunteer and staff management, online auctions, social media marketing, holiday appeals, planned gifts, corporate sponsorship and much more. Please note that grant writing is offered in two separate Professional Development Collaborative classes for those interested in this important topic.

Who Would Benefit From This Course:  This workshop is crucial for professionals transitioning from corporate America into non-profit fundraising, for volunteers taking a more active role in fundraising, for Board members interested in making a bigger impact at their 501(c)(3), for fundraising professionals seeking advanced strategies to meet their fundraising goals and for job seekers desiring to break into non-profits.

Participants Will Learn:

  • How to develop a fundraising plan appropriate to your organization’s capabilities
  • •How to cultivate prospects for planned gifts and engage them with your organization
  • How to use social media to convey your mission, build your brand and organize special events
  • How to build your Board and enlist corporate sponsors
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