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Transitioning to Development with Confidence

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  ET
In-person | Atlanta, GA

This event is no longer available.

What would happen if no one in an organization focused their efforts on resource development? Would great non-profits be forced to reduce or cancel programs, postpone critical events/campaigns, or even worse…close their doors?

 This workshop sheds light on development planning basics so individuals new to the world of fundraising and non-nonprofits are equipped to make successful transitions. A healthy development staff and plan help put safety nets in place to ensure organizations can survive major transitions and work towards long-term goals. The workshop facilitator will engage participants in strategy sessions designed to dissect the roles and responsibilities of development staff, identify diverse funding/resource streams, and highlight best practices and creative solutions to a successful development position.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

1)      Understand the primary purpose and key components of development work

2)      Grasp key job skills, roles, and responsibilities for development staff

3)      Outline the diversified funding streams organizations can access and develop as part of a well-rounded development plan

4)      Create a basic development plan template that can be personalized for any organization

5)      Learn time management strategies and planning best practices to ensure success in the fundraising field

Amanda Pearce

Amanda Pearce

A grant writing expert, executive coach, and national fundraising trainer, Mandy Pearce, CFRE, launched Funding for Good, Inc. in 2009 to equip organizations with the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. Mandy has taken her passion and expertise for fundraising to the development field and shared it with individuals and organizations for over 21 years through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars, capital campaign planning, and specialized programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style brings thousands of people annually to her presentations at conventions, trainings, and workshops, in-person and online. Her business model is centered on her key values: honesty, efficiency, direct communication, and bringing dollars to local communities. Funding For Good, Inc. continues to create sustainability and build capacity for organizations across the country through the effective sharing of the knowledge and skills required to generate success. Mandy lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and their rescue dogs, Leo and Dalli, who share her enthusiasm for the outdoors.


Foundation Center-Atlanta
133 Peachtree St NE, Lobby Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30303

This event is no longer available.

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Space is limited. Register online with the form below or by calling (404) 880-0094. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

Upon arrival, you will be required to present your ID to obtain a visitor pass. Valid forms of ID include a driver’s license, passport, military ID, or business card. Please plan to arrive early and stop at the Visitor Services desk in the main lobby to obtain a visitor pass.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (404) 880-0094.