Does this sound familiar? "I'll do anything…except ask for money."
Your board members want to make a difference. Yet, many don't know how to help in a meaningful way.
And when they're expected to fundraise, they often lack the experience and oftentimes, the confidence. So they resist being involved in this important process.
Yet, with a little training, direction, and support, everyone can help raise money for the causes they love.
Third Sector Consulting workshops are high-touch, interactive sessions that are tailored for smaller groups.
Sessions range from 60 minutes to full day, depending on need.
Actual topics and exercises will vary based on your specific needs.
- What is "fundraising?"
The dreaded F- word. We'll start by defining fundraising what it is and what it isn't.
- Understanding the cycle of fundraising.
There's more to fundraising than asking. In fact, asking is one of the last things you do.
- Who's really responsible for fundraising? Isn't that someone else's job?
Everyone in the organization plays a role in the fundraising process. Do you know yours?
- Who gives to charity? Why and how do they give?
Understanding donor behavior and what motivates people to give and give more.
- Finding new donors and getting the first gift.
Donor identification and the role of demographics when reaching out to prospects.
- Keeping the donors you already have and getting them to give more.
Stewardship strategies, donor retention tips and how to increase a donor's lifetime value.
- Appeals, events and grants, oh my!
What fundraising activities are most effective, and which are right for your organization?
- What's a "major gift?"
The definition is the same, but every organization has a different number. What's yours?
- Conversational fundraising.
Learn how to ask prospective donors the right questions before you ask for support.
- Get your board "on board" with fundraising.
Create personal commitment plans and make a pledge to raise more money together!