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Development Training

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission leads development workshops and one-hour webinars geared towards volunteer leadership (board members and advisors) and staff from nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The series is suited for large and small organizations from any discipline with limited development staff, and highlights best practices while facilitating dynamic group interactions to help attendees build and strengthen their fundraising "tool-kit" so they can more effectively and sustainably achieve their mission. Read presenter bios.

Upcoming workshops and webinars:

Development How-To: 

This three-day workshop (one hour each day) will offer participants the skills to support and grow their development program, whether your organization is a fledgling nonprofit or one with an established fundraising program. Over the three days, we will cover the following topics:

Day 1: How to build realistic budgets around your existing prospect list;
Day 2: How to determine and make an appropriate ask; and
Day 3: How to steward strong relationships with your donors over time.

Participants will be provided with a "workbook" to guide them through the process. We are planning for a small group so that the workshop is interactive and participants can develop strategies for their organizations and programs. Limited registration available.

Date: September 20, 21 & 22, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm Central Time
Platform: Zoom
Cost: $70 Early Bird Pricing through September 10 ($80 Regular Pricing through September 18)



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