Fundraising Courses2020-04-28T13:27:52-04:00

Non-Routine Leadership

43 mins

Leaders are facing an increased need to handle non-routine situations and work. As the complexity of today's nonprofit environment continues to increase, you'll need to learn how to deal with new circumstances. Jeremy Reis discusses non-routine leadership with Alloy CEO Jeff Dickson.

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Major Donor Engagement

3 hours, 34 mins

Donors Are People Too author and noted fundraising expert Tim Smith teaches you how to cultivate major donor relationships. Learn the secrets to building authentic donor relationships.

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Fundraising in a Crisis

26 minutes

How do you fundraise in a crisis? A pertinent topic for what's going on in today's world, Tim Smith and Dale Berkey explore how to retain funding for your nonprofit through an economic or global crisis.

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Major Donor Communications in a Time of Crisis

32 minutes

Jeremy Reis is joined by Mike Meyers and Tim Smith to help you learn how to communicate with major and midlevel donors, how to deepen relationships even without in-person visits, and how you ask for money during a time of crisis.

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Executive Director

Executive Directors Managing Major Donors

4 mins

Working with major donors is a key part of an executive director’s role at most organizations. But how much time should a leader plan to spend on fundraising? Learn the recommended time balance for your organization.

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Art of asking

The Art of Asking

11 mins

How do you know when to make a funding request of a prospective major donor? How do you ask? Explore the four-stage process that can guide your relationship building, your assessment of a donor’s readiness, and how to make “the ask.”

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What to Talk About

What to Talk to Donors About

9 mins

How do we make the most of our time with prospects and donors? Learn key strategies and questions to help uncover their driving passions and where they can best engage your mission

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How Do I Talk About Planned Giving with Donors?

6 mins

Planned giving is a difficult topic to discuss with donors. But there are ways to make it an honoring conversation. In this Quick Win, Tim Smith explains how to broach this topic, what to say, and how to motivate a donor to take the next step in planned giving.

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Cut the Jargon

7 minutes

Jargon is any word that is used in place of a simpler concept, something we use only at our nonprofits or within the nonprofit industry. In this Quick Win, Jeremy Reis will teach you how to cut the jargon from your donor communications.

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Executive Director’s Role in Fundraising

5 minutes

The nonprofit organization's executive leader has a crucial role to play in major donor fundraising. In this Quick Win video from Tim Smith, you'll learn how to involve your chief executive in your fundraising and make an effective use of his or her time.

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