Current Workshops

CANDID/FOUNDATION CENTER: MAKING THE JUMP TO MAJOR GIFTS

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 10:00 - 11:30p.m.
Where: Candid/The Foundation Center (32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005)

It's rare for an individual giving program to achieve financial goals, tied to substantial organizational impact, without major gifts playing a starring role. How do you elevate your community of donors to include more people making much larger than average gifts?

Whether your organization considers a major gift at levels of $1,000 and higher or a minimum of $25,000, this workshop will offer strategies for donor prospecting and segmentation as well as high touch stewardship. In addition, creating peer asking teams and recognizing special moments when you can ask for a larger gift will help you draw the major gift potential that's just below the surface of your donor base.

Outcomes:

    • Learn how to add more major gifts to your funding mix.
    • Discover strategies for prospecting and segmentation for major donors.
    • Learn how to create the right systems for making the right ask at the ideal moment.

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SAVE THE DATE: AFP-NYC FUNDRAISING DAY 2019

When: Friday, June 14, 2019 starting at 8:45a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Where: New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway, New York, New York 10036)

Save the date for AFP's Fundraising Day 2019. Cause Effective's David McGoy and Cynthia Reddrick will present highlights from our Development Professionals of Color Industry Insights Survey that was distributed earlier this year.

The goal of this survey was to inform Cause Effective's initiative supporting the advancement and leadership pipeline of nonprofit development professionals of color.

This will be the first time the findings will be presented, so please join us on June 14th!

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SCHOLARSHIPS

 

APPLICATIONS FOR BREAKFAST CLUB 2019 ARE CLOSED

When: First Session Begins April 5th, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Where: The Foundation Center (32 Old Slip, New York, NY 10005)

The Breakfast Club in New York City is a monthly support group for people like you, directors of small development shops, to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal, roundtable format facilitated by Foundation Center and Cause Effective, members can share their insights, gain practical solutions, and remedy any on-the-job isolation or stress that they might experience. We also include panel discussions with member participants, as well as opportunities to hear from invited speakers. This program is designed to be responsive to you and your needs – so your ideas will also help us shape the program as it progresses.

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 

Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must be the most senior development staffer in their organization
    • Must have 5 or fewer people in their development department
    • Must have at least 12 months of experience in their role