Current Workshops


Wednesday, February 08, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Foundation Center-New York | 32 Old Slip, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005

The blush is off the rose: those well-heeled board members you finally recruited are neither making the significant gifts you expected nor asking for major gifts from within their networks. What’s going wrong? Gregory Cohen from Cause Effective will explore how you can create a culture that motivates all board members to give and fundraise generously, driven by making your mission very present in the boardroom and stoking peer-to-peer encouragement.

Register here!


BREAKFAST CLUB is a monthly support group co-hosted with the Foundation Center for directors of small development shops to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success.  In an informal round-table format, members share their insights, gain practical solutions, and remedy the on-the-job isolation and stress they might experience.

Past topics include:

  • Board Motivation and Management

  • Prioritization: Strategic Use of Limited Resources

  • Corporate Sponsorship

  • Expanding Individual Giving - Care of Major Donors

  • Annual Campaigns

  • Board Fundraising 

Applications for Breakfast Club 2017 are now open. Click HERE to apply!


COACH ON CALL ROUNDTABLES are facilitated conversations held regularly for Cause Effective clients.

Past topics include:

  • Creating and Implementing your Fundraising Plan

  • Planned Giving

  • Board Recruitment

  • Creating a Young Professional Board

  • Year End Campaigns

  • Encouraging Board-led Fundraising


Check out our past workshops