We understand that fundraising can be a challenge for many organizations and that sometimes you just want to know what to do next. The Fundraising Action Plan cohort guides you through the steps you need to take NOW to get you the funding results you want.
This is a hands-on experience that will require you to do homework and real-time work with your donors – with the support of your team, a cohort of peers, and Foraker's fund development experts. You will walk away with specific tools customized for your organization to use immediately (including organized donor data, a calendar action plan and ask language).
The cohort will consist of four, 2-hour webinars of interactive instruction, as well as up to four hours of individual consultation and coaching time with the instructors. Applications are open are due August 13.
Accountability: Taking informed action on fundraising is a critical piece of every nonprofit's long-term success, yet many nonprofit leaders find it difficult to prioritize this process. This cohort experience will provide you with the framework to complete different parts of your action plan during and between each class.
Tools: Over the course of this program, you will receive many examples of tools that you can use for implementing fundraising tactics immediately.
Community: You will meet fellow executive directors, board leaders, and fund development staff who are committed to creating a supportive environment as you all focus on designing and implementing your fundraising action plan and learn how to foster a culture of philanthropy to make your nonprofits more successful.
Results: By the end of the class, your organization will have a customized fundraising action plan to guide you in taking informed next steps in your fund development.
The Fundraising Action Plan cohort is for executive directors of small/mid-sized/large nonprofits who are ready to take the next step in planning for your nonprofit's financial future. The executive director must be accompanied by a board member who will attend at least the first session, although they are welcome to participate in all sessions. Ideally, the board member is the board chair, the head of the board's fund development committee, or a champion for the organization's development efforts. One additional person – who is often a development staff person or a member of the board's fund development committee – may participate in the cohort. The cost of the cohort covers participation of the executive director, a board member, and one other staff person/board member.
The Fundraising Action Plan cohort is meant for nonprofit organizations who have:
The cohort will consist of four, 2-hour webinars of interactive instruction, as well as up to four hours of individual consultation and coaching time with the instructors.
Throughout the course your financial and donor data will be treated as confidential, and you will not be required or expected to share any sensitive data with either The Foraker Group, instructors, or class participants.
Yes, you can apply for a tuition discount in the application.
FALL 2021 SCHEDULE
|Class||Topic||When||Where||Board member attendance required?|
|1||Overview: Culture of philanthropy and understanding your donor data||Wednesday, September 29, 10am-12pm||Zoom online||Yes|
|2||Building better relationships by reporting back to your donors||Wednesday, October 13, 10am-12pm||Zoom online||Optional|
|3||Crafting the right ask for right now||Wednesday, October 27, 10am-12pm||Zoom online||Optional|
|4||Recognizing your donors and planning your next moves||Wednesday, November 10, 10am-12pm||Zoom online||Optional|
The application period is currently open. If you have questions, please contact Amalie Couvillion or Emily Groves, Foraker Fund Development Consultants:
Amalie Couvillion, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Groves, email@example.com
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