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Applications Not Accepted: How to Get Family Foundations to Notice Your Organization

Aug 4, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this webinar, join Sharon Weil and Beth Rosales of the Lia Fund, a family foundation, to learn how to get a funder’s attention when its application process is closed or by invitation only.


How to Start and Build a Major Gifts Program

Aug 6, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Major gifts can fund critical programs, grow your bottom line, and help build the capacity of your organization. But how do you successfully attract and engage major donors? In this webinar, you’ll learn what it takes to build a strong major gifts program and get your board members and volunteers involved in the effort, too.


Mastering the Art of Approaching Major Donor Prospects

Aug 25, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The art of the “discovery call” is a rarely taught but essential set of skills that all development officers and board members need to possess in order to reach new major gifts prospects and get that coveted first meeting.In this training, you’ll take away tips on cold calling donors, securing the first meeting, and developing a prospect qualification system.



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