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Major Gifts: Steps Toward Sustainability Session II of II
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Major Gifts: Steps Toward Sustainability Session II of II

This is an approved elective for the Certificate in Fundraising & Development. Please note that you must attend both days of the workshop to receive full credit.

 Export to Your Calendar 8/19/2020
When: Wednesdays, August 12 & 19, 2020
9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Where: Virtual Synchronous Learning Environment

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Major gift work takes time, tenacity, and a solid relationship with an investor. When the right partnership develops, it will yield major funding. The revenue generated from major gifts makes up over half of the annual philanthropic income for most nonprofits (for many, it is 80-90%). Without a strong major gifts’ program, you cannot afford to operate and sustain your organization.

The good news is that it’s never too late to begin a major gift program, and it’s never too early to start one. This multi-day workshop will prepare you to secure major gift funding whether you are new to major gift work or you want to expand or strengthen an existing major gift program. You’ll have the opportunity to practice asking for a major gift and to explore strategies that will ensure major gift success.

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced fundraising professionals and participants are recommended to have 2-3 years of development experience.

This workshop is an elective option for the Certificate in Fundraising and Development.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to involve major gift investors in ways that are meaningful to them.
  2. Explore how to integrate volunteers into your major gift team.
  3. Evaluate prospect research findings to rank prospective major gift investors and develop strategies for individualized campaign plans.
  4. Learn how to ask prospective investors for financial investments in ways that meet their needs.
  5. Develop strong, professional relationships with investors through extraordinary stewardship that focuses on a high rate of return on their investment.

Time: 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. both days

Complimentary coffee and beverage service is provided throughout the day. Breakfast bars in the morning and a light snack in the afternoon are also provided. You have a one hour lunch (not provided) break and will be given a list of restaurants within walking distance.

Cost: $350 members, $680 non-members

For members, a limited number of scholarships are available per workshop, click here to apply.

Instructor: John Curtis, Ph.D., President, IOD, Inc., Organizational Capacity Building

John founded IOD, Inc. in 1999 and has developed a proven track record in bringing sound nonprofit best practices to hundreds of organizations nationwide. He has 30+ years of experience providing strategic planning, board development, fundraising and change management consulting for all types and sizes of nonprofits.

As an experienced leader of numerous organizational capacity building projects, John is able to create a positive climate conducive to productive working relationships. He brings to organizations a unique perspective on the way people process information, solve problems, plan, gain commitment, manage change and diversify revenue. He also helps to create systems within organizations that ensure accountability, enhanced organizational focus, direction, leadership and financial performance. 

John regularly teaches for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the Duke Nonprofit Management Program, and the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership.



Note: This event will be a virtual synchronous learning environment. After registering, virtual participation instructions will be sent to you.

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