RAISE workshops are hands-on opportunities to learn from our experts, practice new skills, and apply learnings directly to your real-time needs. We offer virtual and in-person workshops on the following topics. Click on the sessions below to learn more:
Reopening Fundraising: Top Ten Rules of Pandemic Fundraising.
Over the past few months, nonprofits have had to react to a new reality and grapple with the question of whether and how to fundraise during a global pandemic. But now that it is apparent that our world will be living with the coronavirus for some time, fundraisers must be proactive in adapting their fundraising strategies and activities to position them to best ride these waves and emerge strong.
This session will share the new rules of fundraising during a pandemic, and provide tangible guidance on planning for the coming year and how your organization can achieve success, despite the uncertain and tenuous environment that surrounds us.
RAISE Secret Ingredients: Fundraising Success
What is the RAISE recipe, the “secret sauce” that distinguishes sustainable, successful fundraising? The shift from being reactive to being proactive! In this session, we explore thoughtful, mission-focused planning and assessment tips; techniques for improving rigorous, relationship based fundraising; and keeping your colleagues, lay leaders, and donors alike excited and engaged.
Leveraging over fifteen years of experience as a former development professional, consultant to dozens of organizations, and lay leader, Rachel will share strategies and lessons learned that go beyond fundraising 101 and explore dependable approaches to development that help you break the cycle of playing catch-up to your goals and instead position you to achieve new goals and long-term growth.
Shana Frydman, Executive Director. Shalom Task Force
Stand Out from the Crowd:
Today’s nonprofits compete in a crowded marketplace, one in which a typical donor is bombarded with dozens of messages and requests from multiple organizations each day. This session will explore how to capture donors’ limited attention by understanding 21st century mindsets and analyzing what motivates giving. We will explore strategies for countering donor distraction by focusing on offering meaning and impact and by building authentic relationships.
To Build or Not to Build: Are You Ready for a Second Line Campaign?
In this session, we will identify the pre-conditions your organization should have in place before making the decision to launch a campaign – capital, endowment, milestone, other, or combined – including a needs assessment, fundraising and governance health, how your prospective campaign fits into the goals and objectives of your school’s strategic plan, and what your community is ready and able to support
This program can be presented as a single session, or a three session series with expanded opportunities for practice and individualized support. Content includes:
- Fundraising Basics – Theory and healthy fundraising habits of nonprofits.
- Cultivation/Solicitation Training and Practice – Overview of donor engagement cycle, recognizing and leveraging cultivation opportunities, appealing to the mind and the heart, and strategies for successfully closing gifts.
- Implementation – Preparing professional staff to manage a campaign, and guiding and supporting lay leaders in their role.
Joey Small, Director of Development, The Frisch School
Mission Accomplished! The Power of Strategic Fundraising
This session focuses on using mission and vision as the lens through which to assess choices and make decisions regarding resource development. We will familiarize ourselves with concepts of mission and vision and practice crafting compelling mission and vision statements. We will also learn to prioritize fundraising activities by how much they support and further the organization’s mission and vision.