Getting Major Gifts with Stephanie Roth

Do you want to build a stronger major gifts program, raising money for your organization from people who can give you $250 or more? In this practical, hands-on session, you will get new ideas and tools to increase your fundraising dollars and build stronger relationships with your members and donors. This session will be most useful for organizations that have an established individual donor program. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of relationship-building in major gifts work, and comfort in asking for large gifts. They will also leave with an understanding of a moves management framework in developing an effective fundraising program.

This will be an advanced workshop for anyone interested in strengthening their individual donor program, so could include development staff, EDs, as well as program staff. Board members and other volunteers or members  would also benefit from the session.

  • August 11, 2017
  • At Activists Mobilizing for Power, Portland, OR (sponsored by Western States Center)
  • To register, click here.


Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times with Kim Klein

Raising money is hard, but after this workshop you’ll have tools to overcome the obstacles. Join Kim, an expert on fundraising for organizations that work for social justice, and discover what a systematic and disciplined fundraising program looks like, how to create a message that raises money, why people who have jobs are your best prospects and which strategies reach them, the importance of segmenting your donors and how to work with each segment, and how to mobilize your board and other volunteers to raise money. You’ll learn why building a broad base of donors is crucial and how you can do that by creating a clear and compelling case, identifying prospective donors, asking for money in person, and building a team of people willing to ask. You’ll work with partners to practice phoning to set up meetings, and you’ll work in twos and threes to practice asking for money in person. You’ll come out ready to fundraise like a pro.

  • October 22 - 24, 2017
  • Rowe Center, Rowe, MA
  • To register, click here.