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Introduction to Fundraising Planning


Get an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan.

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Nov 30, 2011  

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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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Millennial Engagement: It Ain't Rocket Science

Jul 16, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every new generation makes bold assertions about its unique ability to change the world, and millennials are no different. Learn how to effectively tap the into next-generation to recruit and mobilize millennials to get behind your mission and help you drive social impact.


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Jul 21, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Washington, District of Columbia | Classroom

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


An Entrepreneurial Approach to Nonprofit Program Design 101

Jul 23, 2015, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

Learn how to build strong programs that attract funding.


Introduction to Finding Grants

Jul 28, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Francisco, California | Classroom

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class.  


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.


Online Classes


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization's support.

Getting Ready for Foundation Fundraising

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn to assess your nonprofit's readiness for foundation fundraising.

How to Approach a Foundation

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders.


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