Trainings & Events

Fall Fundraising Series

  • Thu, September 13, 2018
  • (EDT)
  • Thu, November 08, 2018
  • (EST)
  • 3 sessions
  • Thu, September 13, 2018, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thu, October 11, 2018, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thu, November 08, 2018, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM (EST)
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  • Register for the entire three-part series and get the value of a well-rounded journey into fundraising.
    Miss a session? You'll receive access to the recordings of all 3 webinars!
  • Register for the entire three-part series and get the value of a well-rounded journey into fundraising. Miss a session? You'll receive access to the recordings of all 3 webinars!
  • This session shows you what your nonprofit offers today, that’s appealing to funders, including many you might never have thought of or contacted.
  • This session shows you what your nonprofit offers today, that’s appealing to funders, including many you might never have thought of or contacted.
  • A sure-fire way to fail at fundraising is to spend too much time trying to cultivate funders who either don’t want to give, or lack the capacity to make a difference.

    In Session 1, you learned why funders want to support your nonprofit. Now let’s make sure you’re attracting the right ones! Your “ideal funder” is one who wants to support your mission, is determined to make sure you can continue to deliver at ever higher levels of impact, and who believes supporting you will make a difference – in their lives as well as the lives your nonprofit touches directly.
  • A sure-fire way to fail at fundraising is to spend too much time trying to cultivate funders who either don’t want to give, or lack the capacity to make a difference.

    In Session 1, you learned why funders want to support your nonprofit. Now let’s make sure you’re attracting the right ones! Your “ideal funder” is one who wants to support your mission, is determined to make sure you can continue to deliver at ever higher levels of impact, and who believes supporting you will make a difference – in their lives as well as the lives your nonprofit touches directly.
  • Most nonprofits expect (or at least wish) their board members to participate in the fundraising effort. Yet few report their boards actually do so successfully. In this session, we will share methods you can use starting right away, to make it easier for board members to succeed at raising money, even when they say “but we hate to ask!”
  • Most nonprofits expect (or at least wish) their board members to participate in the fundraising effort. Yet few report their boards actually do so successfully. In this session, we will share methods you can use starting right away, to make it easier for board members to succeed at raising money, even when they say “but we hate to ask!”

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Register for ONE, TWO, or ALL THREE sessions!

This three-part series takes the mystery out of fundraising, and puts your organization on the path to consistent, predictable income. Each of these webinars builds on the last one, so be sure to sign up for all three.  Our facilitator, Ellen Bristol, is an expert in improving the productivity of your fundraising efforts, by clarifying key issues you’ll want to manage for optimum performance.

You are invited to complete the Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising, before the series starts; your answers will be collated and shared at the first session. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, plus all the templates and guidelines for instituting these ideas at your organization.

Session 1: Why Your Nonprofit is Worth Funding.

Do you really know why your funders invest in your nonprofit? The answers might surprise you. PS: the tax benefits are the very last thing on your funders’ minds.

This session shows you what your nonprofit offers today, that’s appealing to funders, including many you might never have thought of or contacted.  You will how to:

  • Identify your value-added strengths, characteristics of your brand, mission and programs that get donors to give
  • “Package” those strengths with marketing messages appealing to your ideal funders
  • Draw funding prospects and current funders to you with persuasive messaging creating “warm” leads and easy ways to follow up

 

Once your audience understands what you’re bringing to the table, they will be motivated to invest, stay involved, and encourage others to support you. There are lessons to be learned for every DSAIA member, regardless of the current size of your development team. 

Please complete the Leaky Bucket Assessment when you register. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, plus all the templates and guidelines for instituting these ideas at your organization.

Session 2: Finding the Right Donors

A sure-fire way to fail at fundraising is to spend too much time trying to cultivate funders who either don’t want to give, or lack the capacity to make a difference. 

In Session 1, you learned why funders want to support your nonprofit. Now let’s make sure you’re attracting the right ones! Your “ideal funder” is one who wants to support your mission, is determined to make sure you can continue to deliver at ever higher levels of impact, and who believes supporting you will make a difference – in their lives as well as the lives your nonprofit touches directly. You will learn:

  • How to engage your funders using proven techniques to gain rapport
  • Convert engagement to interest in making an investment
  • Demonstrate how investing in your organization satisfies their charitable motivations

 

Three hundred million people live in the United States. You don’t need them all to reach your desired results; you just need the ones whose charitable motivations match what you have to offer. This session shows how you can find, gain the attention of, and build rapport with those who already want to support you – even if they don’t currently know you exist!

If you haven’t completed the Leaky Bucket Assessment yet, please do so. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, plus all the templates and guidelines for instituting these ideas at your organization.

Session 3: How the Board Can Help – Without Asking!

Most nonprofits expect (or at least wish) their board members to participate in the fundraising effort. Yet few report their boards actually do so successfully.  In this session, we will share methods you can use starting right away, to make it easier for board members to succeed at raising money, even when they say “but we hate to ask!”

In Session 1, you learned how to articulate your value proposition to the funding community. In Session2, you figured out which funders are right for you, and how to engage them quickly and effectively. In this session, we will show you how to:

  • Free your board members from the fear and anxiety they may associate with raising money
  • Provide them with useful tools, talking points, and collateral to help them engage their connections
  • Change the conversation board members have with prospective funders, to their mutual benefit
  • Deliver “hot” prospects to staff or others comfortable with asking for money

 

Board member reluctance is often based on a lack of understanding: what to offer, why it’s important, and how to deliver the message. Let’s provide them with the information and techniques they need to get the job done. Even if you have a large development shop, your board members can improve donor retention, develop new funding prospects, and facilitate introductions. Here’s how to help them do so.

If you haven’t completed the Leaky Bucket Assessment yet, please do so. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, plus all the templates and guidelines for instituting these ideas at your organization.

 

SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL ATTENDEES:

Ellen will be happy to respond to any questions and concerns by email.  If you would like to schedule a consulting call, there will be a modest fee, which Ellen will split with DSAIA to support future programs. You can schedule time with Ellen by visiting her calendar.

 


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