Current Workshops


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Richi Rich Palace | 110-19 Atlantic Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418

At the Community Development Day organized by Senator Sanders, learn the art and science of fundraising for nonprofits with Gregory Cohen.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Live Webinar

When it comes to engaging board members in fundraising, special events are familiar territory. At their best, board members rally to find sponsors, sell tickets, and network like pros at the event itself. Afterwards, they may exhale and sit back for much of the year until gala time rolls around again. There is an alternative to this cycle. Learn how to turn events into a launching point for your board members to recruit new supporters (particularly for major gifts), deepen existing relationships, and get out and ask year-round. In this webinar, Judy Levine, from Cause Effective will share her lessons from years of helping boards move toward building long-term donor relationships, using events as only one of many strategies in their year-round friend-raising arsenal.

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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 closed. Check again in February 2018


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