Fundraising Special Topics
Does your staff need to know more about a fundraising topic? We know that fundraising often extends past the development department. We can help you build skills, confidence and motivation to succeed through programs customized to your organization and situation. Using our extensive experience in fundraising and nonprofit governance, we have created and delivered training to nonprofit professionals and volunteers at all skill levels. We can help with:
- staff engagement
- staff retreats
- team building activities
- continuing professional development & training
Our fundraising special topics can be provided as a short refresher during your staff meetings, as half- or full-day programs, or as part of a customized team retreat that includes strategic planning for your organization’s future.
Sara has been designated as a Master Trainer in Fundraising by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Fundraising Special Topics:
Giving Days: Put the Method in the Madness
We have #GivingTuesday, an annual global day dedicated to giving back. And, on various days throughout the country communities have their own Giving Day. On these days, charities and community come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Are you using these giving days to enhance your giving program? Based on real-life examples from experience promoting #GivingTuesday and #GiveDayTampaBay, your organization will learn the strategies to insure fundraising success when you join a giving day movement. We will help you maximize social media efforts, engage volunteers in the effort, and plan for donor engagement after the days ends.
America’s Worst Charities? Not On My Watch
Unethical behavior makes sensational headlines like the Tampa Bay Times/CNN 100 Worst Charities list. That behavior can also make things challenging for everyone, even those of us who do things the right way. The reality is that without public trust, fundraising cannot happen. Adherence to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards makes us more effective in our jobs. CEO’s, board members and fundraisers can benefit from this session’s case analysis approach that will demonstrate the practical applications of the AFP Code and the Donor Bill of Rights.
How Generations Give: Fundraising from a Modern Family
Each of the five generations living today have come of age with profoundly different experiences that impact how they interactive with and give to nonprofit organizations. As nonprofit professionals, this impacts how you work with colleagues and interact with your donors. We will discuss each generation’s giving patterns and their communication preferences. We will lead your group on an interactive analysis of the current generations and how best to approach development for each group using the popular show Modern Family as a guide.
Beyond the Tour
Taking someone on a tour of your organization is a great way to introduce them to the work you are doing, but what happens next? Join us to learn the steps to move an individual from casual interest to fully engaged. This session will provide practical ways to determine how your community can become involved to increase the impact you make in the lives of the people you serve. With careful cultivation, you can take someone beyond the tour to engagement by donating, volunteering, advocating and much more.
Can You Hear Me Now?
What Motivates Donors Most
Effective fundraisers seek to discover what is important to any potential donor, and tap that need to encourage and support giving. You must be able to look at your organization’s mission and programs through the eyes of the donor rather than from the perspective of those who run the organization. You cannot understand the needs and desires of your donors if you do not listen. This session will provide an interactive re-framing of how you talk, act and listen when working with donors. Development is a relationship-building profession so let’s sharpen that skill together.
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