New 2021 Certificate in Current Affairs Fundraising: Resilient Fundraising
Stay on the leading edge of fundraising during this challenging season! The Fund Raising School presents a new “Current Affairs in Fundraising” certificate series with topics addressing how to adapt your fundraising during the pandemic while strengthening your fundraising in the context of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The series is offered in five, half-day, virtual courses focused on fundraising and current affairs on four different days each. The 2021 topics will revolve around resilient fundraising. Registration is $129 for each course or $499 for the five-course series, with a limit of 25 people per session to maximize participation. All virtual courses are held from 2pm-5pm Eastern time and hosted in Zoom. Course information and dates are listed below.
Maximum enrollment Registration is limited to 25 participants per course date.
Dates Each course is offered on four separate days.
Times All course times are 2pm-5pm Eastern
Registration Options and Prices
Register for the five-course series for only $499!
Participants who attend all five courses in 2021 will receive the Certificate in Current Affairs Fundraising: Resilient Fundraising
Please disregard the instructions for testing your microphone. Participants will only have the ability to communicate via chat during the webinar.
“I love that I was able to participate online from afar. I love the interactive nature of the courses. It's helpful to hear others' challenges and successes to see what can be applied to our situation.”
“Motivated me to get back on the planning process.”
“It is three hours of engaging discussion and knowledge sharing.”
“Clear concise information along with helpful tips for implementing.”
“Keep these up! Staying on top of current trends and understanding the changing environment is critical to fundraising. Thank you!”
“The material was presented in an engaging and digestible manner. The examples were relatable and the content was highly applicable to current organizational needs. I left the course feeling motivated and equipped to implement meaningful change for our organization.”
The dates for the 2021 series are listed below. Each course is offered on four separate days.
What Have We Learned, and Where are We Going? Dates: January 11 or January 12 or January 13 or January 14
Dr. Bill Stanczykiewicz, director of The Fund Raising School, will be joined by Dr. Una Osili and Dr. Patrick Rooney of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. They will discuss what happened in fundraising during 2020 and what we might expect for fundraising in 2021, while providing you with an opportunity to share from your experience and get your questions answered.
Engaging, Soliciting, and Stewarding DAF Donors Dates: January 25 or January 26 or January 27 or January 28
Charitable gifts from donor advised funds (DAFs) tend to increase during times of economic downturn. Dr. Dan Heist presents his nationally regarded research on DAF donors, how they tend to contribute during economic recessions, and what you need to know to fundraise effectively from DAFs.
Diversify Your Donor Database Dates: February 8 or February 9 or February 10 or February 11
Surveys reveal that donors of color perceive that they are invited less often than their White neighbors to attend fundraising events, and that they are asked less often to donate to nonprofits. LaKoya Rochell, an accomplished fundraiser who directs programs for the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will describe practical strategies on how you can diversify your donor database.
Nonprofit Collaboration to Increase Donor Support Dates: February 22 or February 23 or February 24 or February 25
The pandemic has caused many nonprofits to consider collaboration, which research reveals is an effective strategy for increasing revenue during economic downturns. Delphia Ridley, J.D., who has significant fundraising experience with the Smithsonian Institution, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the United Way, will outline the steps you need to take to forge effective collaborations with other nonprofits.
Planning, Growing, and Stewarding in this New Environment Dates: March 8 or March 9 or March 10 or March 11
Even when the pandemic finally ends, fundraising will have entered a “new normal.” Veteran fundraiser and national fundraising consultant Ann Fitzgerald will explain how best to identify, cultivate, and steward new and existing donors to grow your fundraising in this new environment.
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