Current Workshops


When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

How can you make sure the time you spend on fundraising is being invested most wisely? How can you assure that your daily choices on how to spend your time will add up to achieving your nonprofit's fundraising goals? Gregory Cohen and David McGoy from Cause Effective will lead this session to help executive directors and development directors align their limited time and resources to get the greatest fundraising impact both immediately and in the long-term.

Key Takeaways:
o Tools to evaluate your donor base and donor prioritization
o Developing plans to reach development goals that help you prioritize throughout the year
o Getting buy-in from key team members - executive director, board members, staff

Registration HERE



When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York

Nonprofits often take a messianic view toward the arrival of new board members. They hope new arrivals will bring fresh energy, ideas, and networks to break the cycle of "been there, done that" that can pervade meetings of long-standing boards of directors.  How can we assure that our newest board members act as our allies for change, right from the start, raising the bar for board engagement instead of settling in at the lowest common denominator?  At this workshop, Gregory Cohen and David McGoy of Cause Effective will share strategies for firing up new recruits, integrating them into the board team so as to make their enthusiasm and willingness to take action infectious.

Key Takeaways:
o Ways to identify and recruit board members
o Strategies for firing up new board recruits and integrating them into the board team
o Laying the foundation for a successful board recruitment process

Registration 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 2018 are coming soon! Check back 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