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CEOs / Executive Directors

Non-profits don’t exist just to do fundraising. Your organization has bigger goals than raising money and no one will blame an Executive Director if you are a little more excited about changing the world than you are about a year-end giving letter. The problem you face is that development does not just magically happen. You need great people who know the work.

Being able to meet your mission does depend, in large part, on the people that make up your development department. If they find themselves stressed, overwhelmed, confused, or ready to quit, how can you help them through? Investing in training and support for your development department is one of the great encouragers. It’s a key way to show your fundraising professionals that the whole organization is invested in their success -- and their personal growth.

And if, in the quest to find development talent, you’ve hired promising people who are new to the nonprofit world and new to development, you may be looking for a unique training opportunity that will bring them up to speed with content and format that support long term success.

Whether you choose to send one or two staff members to a Cohort in your community or bring an Intensive to your workplace, we can work with you to encourage, elevate and motivate your development professionals, whether they are just starting out, mid-career practitioners, or seasoned veterans.

And no less importantly, if you’re doing most of the fundraising yourself, either because your staff is small or because you hold most of the relationships personally, we’d love to accompany you as you develop strategies and tactics and roll those out. Inviting people to share your passion is one of the most rewarding parts of leading an organization. Let’s talk about how you can continue to do it well.

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Development Professionals

Conferences are great, aren’t they? We love them. But often when you get home, back to your own desk, the enthusiasm dwindles because you are, essentially, alone with the creative ideas. It’s a tough road, sometimes. We know. And you may not be certain how those great ideas really fit into your situation, your strategic plan, your overly optimistic goals.   

We’d like to help you go beyond “one and done” training to a deeper participation in learning and growing professionally.

Really doubling down on building a productive, realistic plan for strengthening your relationships with donors in every aspect of your fundraising can make a world of difference, not just to your organization’s bottom line but to your own professional satisfaction and enthusiasm.

We’d love to talk with you about the ways that we might become an advocate for your development department, provide creative ways to breathe energy into your work, and help you tell the story in a clear and winsome way, both inside and outside your organization.

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Community Advocates & Funders

Throughout every community we work in, knowledgable donors, funders, and investors are concerned about the lack of stability in the development departments of their community’s essential service, cultural and educational organizations.

You may be one of those people who wonders where the next generation of fundraising professionals will come from, committed to their work, energized by personal contact with prospective donors, and able to engage diverse groups for the greater good.

If you’re interested in investing resources into growing and strengthening the development professionals in your community, we’d love to talk with you. By building groups of supportive development colleagues and offering training that enhances every area of their work, we hope to encourage early and mid-career professionals to stay with the work, grow with their organizations, and contribute to the health and vitality of local nonprofits.

Funding for training and professional development is always a challenge. You can be a true hero to the organizations that mean the most to your community.

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