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Fundraising for Social Change: What’s New, What’s Hot; What’s Over, What’s Not


Internationally known trainer, speaker and author Kim Klein will look at the challenges and opportunities for fundraising in the next few years. 

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Live Chat


Get Your Board to Raise Funds

Nov 30, 2011  

Replay the transcript of Darian Rodriguez Heyman, editor of Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, and Ann W. Lehman, co-author of Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board, exploring why nonprofit board members should be actively involved in fundraising.

How to Thank Your Donors

Nov 18, 2013  

Your thank you letter can motivate donors to stay with (or leave) your organization. Learn the dos & don’ts of thanking your supporters from Andrea Berry, director of partnerships and learning at Idealware, and Lisa Sargent, president of Sargent Communications.

Turn Your Tryers Into Buyers, Donors, and Advocates

Oct 29, 2013  

How do you turn your single ticket attendees (“Tryers”) into loyal return/repeat customers (“Buyers”), and eventually into Donors and Advocates? Get answers from Joanne Steller, Vice President of Strategic Communications at TRG Arts.

Proposal Writing Bootcamp

Join us for three days of immersion into the proposal writing process, including how to craft a well-organized budget and develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.

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Training Events


Financials for Board Members

Dec 5, 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ohio | Webinar

The goal of this training is to demystify financial information and focus on what you need to know to make informed decisions and build financial health as a board member.


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Dec 6, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s base of support. 


Point on Prospecting (PoP) Roundtable: Year-End Prospecting with APRA of Greater New York

Dec 7, 2016, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New York, New York | In-person

Prospect researchers, join us for for an interactive conversation all about year-end prospecting.


Your Board and Fundraising @Impact Hub DC

Dec 7, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

Learn how to engage your board in fundraising.


AMA: Year End Fundraising

Dec 8, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s that time of year again:  as 2016 draws to a close, many organizations are busy preparing new budgets and finding ways to close out the year strong.  Before the year ends, Foundation Center wants to help you answer any lingering questions about fundraising to meet your goals.


Online Classes


Principios de la redacción de propuestas webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Aprenda cuales son los componentes clave de una propuesta. Aprenda el proceso de escritura y envío de propuestas a fundaciones y corporaciones.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

Your Board and Fundraising Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

An introduction to strategies and ideas for actively engaging your nonprofit board in the fundraising process.

Proposal Budgeting Basics in Spanish: Elementos básicos del presupuesto de un proyecto webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Aprenda a preparar y presentar el presupuesto de un proyecto en su solicitud de fondos.

Principios de la planificación para la procuración de fondos

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Aprenda el proceso básico de planificación para lograr diversificar las fuentes de apoyo financiero de su organización.



Philanthropy Chat: Jason Saul Discusses the End of Fundraising


Philanthropy Chat: Peter Kim on Nonprofit Funding Models


Don't Go it Alone: Fundraising for Small/One-Person Development Shops


Capturing the Attention of the Next Generation of Online Donors


Philanthropy Chat: Nicole Hanrahan on Earned Income