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Fundraising Workshops

Keep More Donors, Raise More Money

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, we are currently not offering our in-person Fundraising Workshops.

It's a fact. If you want to raise more money, you need to keep more of your donors.

21st century fundraising is all about retention. You need to understand what makes donors give - and what makes them want to give to you.

This fast-paced, half-day program will help you understand why donors give - and how to get them to give to you again and again.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other staff and board members.

TARGET AUDIENCE Nonprofit Staff and Board Members
EXPERIENCE LEVEL Any
FORMAT Workshop
DURATION Half Day

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

  • 5 surprising (and simple) truths that will help you raise more money
  • 3 things that donors want (and aren't getting from most nonprofits)
  • The easiest way to raise more money - starting now!
  • 5 easy ways to improve your appeal letters and the way you ask
  • 5 must-do's for writing better thank you letters
  • The most overlooked - but most important step - of the fundraising cycle (and how to do it)

This session is filled with real-world examples. The good, the bad, and the ugly. 


About the Instructor

Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and fundraising trainer who has 20+ years of experience working with - and for - nonprofits. As a former program officer with an international corporate foundation, Laura brings a unique perspective to the fundraising process. She knows what works, what doesn't, and why.


Upcoming Dates for this Program

No events are currently scheduled. Contact Laura to schedule an event in your area.

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Anatomy of a Stellar Thank You Letter
Here are some simple truths: When you give someone a gift, you expect them to say "thank you." And when a donor makes a contribution to your nonprofit, you should always say thank you. In writing. It doesn't have to be handwritten. It could be a typed letter. Or even email. Whatever medium you choose, your "thank you" should have some basic elements. Follow these four simple steps and you'll take your thank you letters from average to All Star! (read more)