The Fundraising Academy Accelerate is an overview of the basics of fundraising, designed for those who want to increase their skill set but don't have the time or resources to commit to a full Fundraising Academy.
The program provides students who are interested in beginning, or who are currently working in, development roles with the applied knowledge of nonprofit fundraising principles. The program is designed to enhance fundraising skills for individuals, groups, and organizations. Specifically, students will increase their capacity to strategically identify opportunities for funding, execute cause selling techniques, develop major gifts, and organize planned giving. This will be accomplished through exploring the advantages of technology, social media, innovative applications, and accurate financial management. This program offers a fresh perspective and new cutting-edge techniques to address the needs of fundraising in today's society. The Fundraising Academy Accelerate is ideal for those seeking dynamic approaches to fundraising, additional opportunities for networking, and to build their professional toolbox.
The Fundraising Academy Accelerate is currently priced at $450 per person with a "buy one get one free" option for those who would like to bring an additional member of their team. Fill out the form below for additional details!
Interested in sponsoring a nonprofit organization to attend this training? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know, and a member of our team will contact you shortly!
|Session 1||Fundraising Fundamentals||January 15, 2020|
|Session 2||Cause Selling: How to Find Qualified Donors and What to Do Before You Meet||January 29, 2020|
|Session 3||Cause Selling: First Impressions, Effective Listening, Telling Your Story, and Turning a "No" into a "Yes"||February 12, 2020|
|Session 4||Cause Selling: Confirming the Gift and Fostering Loyalty||February 26, 2020|
In Fundraising Fundamentals, students will explore the current state of the nonprofit sector and begin to identify their position with this dynamic economy. Students will address opportunities and gaps in the areas of development while considering ethical and organizational factors. This course will provide students with an insider's perspective to what it means to be a fundraiser while examining the necessary skills of development work in today's society.
This course is designed to increase students' knowledge and application of cause selling. Cause Selling will be explored through a demonstration of a mixed media approach with an emphasis on the pre-approach and prospecting donors. Specifically, students will learn to identify potential donors, better understand why people give, get an overview look at digital fundraising, and develop a personal action plan.
Through analyzing the situational effectiveness of different styles of selling, students will gain hands-on practice in “making the ask.” Students will be equipped with techniques to address donor rejection and understand the advantages of the cause selling approach to nonprofit fundraising. In this session, students will also learn how to make a positive first impression with donors through effective listening and sharing their organization's story.
In this final session of the Fundraising Academy Accelerate, students will learn how to foster donor loyalty through effective stewardship and solidify gifts made from donors. This session will provide greater insights to major gifts, planned giving, and how to increase donor retention through meaningful relationships.
|Location||Conference Center at Rio|
|Course type||In Person|
|Start dates||Jan 15, 2020|