Training Details

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET

Foundation Center South
133 Peachtree Street NE
Lobby Suite 350
Atlanta, GA


eLearning at Foundation Center


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.



  • Understand the primary purpose and key components of development work.
  • Grasp key job skills, roles, and responsibilities for development staff.
  • Outline the diversified funding streams organizations can access and develop as part of a well-rounded development plan.
  • Create a basic development plan template that can be personalized for any organization.
  • Learn time management strategies and planning best practices to ensure success in the fundraising field.

Intended Audience

Board members
CEOs, executive directors, upper management
Fundraising & development staff

Bonus Materials

  • Worksheets & handouts will be given in class.


Amanda Pearce Owner Funding for Good, Inc. View Bio