Seminars

Below is a list of trainings and seminars commonly offered!  If you don’t find one below that fits your particular situation, don’t hesitate to inquire. Customized training can be tailored to your individual fund development needs.

 

 

Do you know where to start to attract new donors to your organization?

So you are faced with a declining donor base and not sure where to even begin.  Perhaps your predecessor didn’t spend a lot of time building relationships with donors or maybe they even let them slide.

In this FREE webinar on Wednesday, August 23 at 3 p.m., I share with you how to begin attracting new donors to your organization and it is not where you think it may start.  It all starts with defining your case for support.

How to Craft a Winning Case for Support
Wednesday, August 23 at 3 p.m.

Here is what you will learn by participating in this webinar:

  • What are the key case for support elements that you need to define
  • The definition of an external case and internal case for support
  • How to put the case to work for you
  • The difference between a marketing brief and a case expression
  • And, what not to lead with in your case for support.

So, join me on Wednesday, August 23 at 3 p.m. EST and don’t miss this FREE webinar.

Don’t delay register today!

Upcoming Webinar:  Your Best Year-End Fundraising Ever

Your Best Year-End Fundraising Ever On September 13, I am joining Pamela Grow and folks like John Haydon, Mary Cahalane, Erica Waasdorp, and Jeff Brooks, to show you how to develop a gift range chart and customized gift string to maximize your year-end fundraising. You can register here.

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How to Create A Successful Capital Campaign:  New Money for Small and Large Nonprofits Alike

Tuesday, September 19 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, September 28 at 1 p.m.

You know that you need money to bring your vision to reality, but you are not sure how to do it.

Does your organization need to raise funds to remodel your office or to purchase equipment for your program?  Do you feel like you don’t know where to start with a capital campaign?  Do you and your staff lack the experience to start a campaign?

You are not alone – there are thousands of small to medium-sized nonprofits that are thinking about their first capital campaign and not sure where to begin.

You Will Get All The Tools That You Need To Start Your Capital Campaign

In this live 90-minute non-profit webinar you’ll learn…

  • How to Recruit the Best Capital Campaign Team

  • How to Create Campaign Goals and the Gift Range Chart

  • How to Create a Donor Recognition Plan

  • How to Create a Realistic Campaign Timetable

  • How to Account for and Report on Campaign Gifts

You’ll Get These BONUS Materials:

  1. Capital Campaign Steering Committee Job Description

  2. Gift Chart Examples

  3. A Gift Chart Template

  4. Donor Recognition Examples

  5. A Sample Capital Campaign Timetable

  6. A Gift Accounting Policy Example

  7. A Gift Accounting Policy Template

  8. The Webinar Recording and Slides

Sign up here!

Northern New England Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Conference

Creating Your Dream Board

During this 90-minute live interactive workshop, you will get all of the tools and step-by-step instructions to create a highly effective and impactful Board of Directors.

Friday, November 3 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Grappone Convention Center
Concord, NH

Register here!

Restructuring your fund development office

Deciding to restructure your fund development office is a bold task, not for the faint of heart. All too often, we in the nonprofit world do not take the moves to transition from one model of fundraising to another. This session will dispel your fears and lead you through the process of “about facing” your development office.

Among what you’ll learn is:

  • How to restructure your fund development office structures, staff, and supports
  • How to staff based upon new realities and strengths and weaknesses
  • How to navigate the complexity of fund development within a restructure

If you’d like to have me speak at your next event or to your board and team, send me an email at rcabral@developmentconsultingsolutions.com or give me a call at (508) 993-9383.

Jumpstart your fundraising: auditing your development efforts

Auditing your fundraising efforts is the first step you should take when you are new to your organization or you are a new non-profit. An audit will help you determine where your fundraising efforts should go. Without one, you are operating in a vacuum and pulled in many different directions.

Among what you’ll learn is:

  • The necessity of a development planning process
  • How to conducting a development audit, and assessing your fund development plan
  • How to use that assessment to craft a full-scale development plan.

If you’d like to have me speak at your next event or to your board and team, send me an email at rcabral@developmentconsultingsolutions.com or give me a call at (508) 993-9383.

What’s your plan? A road map for fund development success!

Are your fund development efforts floundering? Don’t know where to start or what to do? Fret not, this workshop is here! This session will get you on the right track by showing you how to develop a concrete plan for your fundraising efforts. You will leave with a direction and plan for propelling your efforts heads above the rest.

Among what you’ll learn is:

  • An understanding of the development planning process and who should be involved
  • How to produce and implement your plan
  • How to keep the plan alive and moving your efforts forward

If you’d like to have me speak at your next event or to your board and team, send me an email at rcabral@developmentconsultingsolutions.com or give me a call at (508) 993-9383.

Raising serious money through grants!

Ever want to know just how to write a grant AND get funded? This workshop will demystify the grant making process from government funding to private foundations. In this session, you will get the skills needed to put you on the winning side of securing grants. Learn the tips of the trade that will take this oftentimes time-consuming task of writing proposals more easier and profitable!

Among what you’ll learn is:

  • How to research potential funding sources and develop a grants management strategy
  • How to make personal contact and develop important relationships
  • What the critical elements of a winning proposal are

If you’d like to have me speak at your next event or to your board and team, send me an email at rcabral@developmentconsultingsolutions.com or give me a call at (508) 993-9383.

If you’d like to have me speak at your next event or to your board and team, send me an email at rcabral@developmentconsultingsolutions.com or give me a call at (508) 993-9383.

 

Starting to fundraise!

Each year thousands of new non-profits are established, creating a very competitive funding environment. This session will give you a heads-above-the-rest look at what you need to do and have in place to get your fundraising program on the right path to success. Whether you are starting a new non-profit or a new professional starting up your fundraising office, come learn tips of the trade that will give you the “cutting edge” from just getting by to raising serious money for your mission.

 

This session will examine the basics in terms of starting a fundraising effort including the legal aspects, mission statement defining, what steps need to be taken, planning, budgeting, staffing, technology, and policies and procedures.

Among what you’ll learn is:

  • What are the legal aspects towards starting a non-profit fund development office
  • How to define your mission statement
  • The necessity for and the steps necessary to being fund development planning
  • How to build a budget for your new development office
  • What is the staffing structure and necessary technology you should have in place
  • What the essential policies and procedures should be created to effectively manage your new office.

If you’d like to have me speak at your next event or to your board and team, send me an email at rcabral@developmentconsultingsolutions.com or give me a call at (508) 993-9383.

 

Running wildly successful special events!

Special events whether they be meetings, corporate events, fundraising galas, or conferences are fraught with thousands of details, and have to come off without a hitch. Whether your event is for 50 or 2,000, whether it has a budget of a few thousand dollars, or hundreds of thousands, planning and executing the project is like a high-wire act without safety nets. Through this class get practical advice and tips on every aspect of organizing and managing your special event. Learn tips of the trade that help you run a wildly successful special event. This session will take you through every aspect of organizing and executing a successful event: the planning stages, timing and logistics, budget preparation, operations, and day of management. This session will also include a lab in which you will be asked to develop a special event strategy and will refine it based on peer-review and in-class sharing.

 

You will learn how to:
1.       Choose the best venue.
2.       Prepare and manage the event budget.
3.       Organizing and timing the event.
4.       Schedule and staff the event.
5.       Coordinate food and beverages, decorations, entertainment, and event themes.
6.       Work with professionals and other contracted services.
7.       Evaluate the event and plan for the next.

If you’d like to have me speak at your next event or to your board and team, send me an email at rcabral@developmentconsultingsolutions.com or give me a call at (508) 993-9383.

 

Planned giving in a small “one” person shop – doing more with less!!

Planned giving is where the money is.  In fact the typical major gift is 20-30 times the donor’s largest gift and 200-300 times the donor’s largest annual gift.  However, planned giving should not be relegated to just solely for large non-profits.  You can use the same techniques on limited resources to build your program now and you have the benefit of being small!  Through this class you will get practical advice and tips on how to start (or restart) a planned giving program in your small shop.

 

Participants will learn:

  1. Why planned giving is important to their shop.
  2. What the realities are for small shops both advantages and challenges.
  3. How to begin and first steps.
  4. Creating a prospect pool and identifying the pre-disposed.  (Who are they and where do you find them?)
  5. How to begin a conversation about planned giving.
  6. Simple and easy marketing steps for success.
  7. Policies and procedures for planned gifts.
  8. How do you recognize them on a limited budget?
  9. How do you measure success in planned gifts when you are small?

If you’d like to have me speak at your next event or to your board and team, send me an email at rcabral@developmentconsultingsolutions.com or give me a call at (508) 993-9383.

 

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