Contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities can provide significant financial support for your nonprofit organization to achieve its mission if you know where to find your donors, how to build a relationship with them, and how to solicit a gift. For almost three decades our instructors have coached participants on best practices in development including effective fundraising techniques, grantsmanship, and strategies for planning organizational funding efforts.
Development Seminar Series Course Menu
- Development 101: Understanding How to Secure Financial Resources for your Nonprofit
- Best Practices in Donor Communications: Creating Your Fundraising Toolkit
- Using Technology to Advance your Mission: Online Giving, Donor Database Management, eMarketing, and Social Media
- Building Unrestricted Resources through an Annual Fund Campaign
- Fundraising with Membership Programs
- Grant Writing Workshop: Understanding Special Project Funding
- Special Event Fundraising
- Best Practices in Gift Processing, record Keeping, and Stewardship
- Cultivating Relationships for Major Gift Support
- Building Long Term Support through Endowments
- Gift Planning 101: Understanding Financial Vehicles for Charitable Gifts
- Capital Campaigns
- Funder's Forum
- Creating a Closely Affiliated 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit or Friends Support Group
- Best Practices in Board Relations and Governance
- Understanding the Role of the Development Officer, the Executive Director, and the Board of Directors
Who Should Attend?
Volunteers and staff interested in learning more about securing financial support for their organization should attend. The Development Seminar Series is especially suited for small organizations with limited staff including historic preservation organizations, museums, and County Historical Commissions.