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Fund Raising Crash Course
January 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm| $75
Anyone who has done a bake sale or carwash, much less written a grant, has a basic sense of what fundraising is … but really, what is it? For those with limited experience in development, it can seem as though there’s a whole mysterious universe out there of “funding stuff” accomplished and understood by Experts Who Are Not You. While it’s true that fundraising and development are large and specialized fields, that doesn’t mean that you can’t understand how it works or how to get it done enough to benefit your organization.
Fundraising Crash Course provides a working map of the terrain for people new to fundraising, whether you’re an employee at a small nonprofit newly tasked with raising funds or a board member who wants a better big-picture understanding of what’s going on. We review the basics of fundraising, including
sources of funding;
the essential elements of a fundraising plan and how to go about creating one that works for your situation;
why donors give and why it’s important that you communicate with them in a variety of ways so that they’ll give again;
the role of boards in development, and how to engage your board in the fundraising process;
tapping into the powers of your existing networks and constituencies;
viewing fundraising from the perspective of a funder
other tips to help small Development offices maximize the impact of their work.
You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of fundraising and the ability to continue developing your own fundraising plans.