Focus on Fundraising - Keep More Donors, Raise More Money

Dates: September 19, 2019

Meets: Th from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Country Inn and Suites

Registration Fee: $129.00

It's a fact. If you want to raise more money, you need to keep more of your donors.

21st century fundraising is all about retention. You need to understand what makes donors give - and what makes them want to give to you.

This fast-paced, half-day program will help you understand why donors give - and how to get them to give to you again and again.

Participants will leave with conversation starters and actionable ideas to take back to other staff and board members.

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

   -   5 surprising (and simple) truths that will help you raise more money
   -   3 things that donors want (and aren't getting from most nonprofits)
   -   The easiest way to raise more money - starting now!
   -   5 easy ways to improve your appeal letters and the way you ask
   -   5 must-do's for writing better thank you letters
   -   The most overlooked - but most important step - of the fundraising cycle (and how to do it)

This session is filled with real-world examples. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Target Audience: Nonprofit Staff and Board Members
Experience Level: Any
Format: Workshop

Fee:   $129.00

Country Inn and Suites

5997 E Valley Center Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715

Laura Rhodes

Laura Rhodes is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, Certified Grant Writer, and fundraising trainer who has 20+ years of experience working with - and for - nonprofits.

Laura started her nonprofit career in development and communications.
She later served as an interim executive director. As a volunteer, Laura has been a board member, board chair, marketing committee chair and resource development committee chair. And prior to starting her consulting business, Laura was a regional program officer with the American Express Foundation, which awarded $30 million to nonprofits each year.

Having been both a grantmaker and a fundraiser, Laura uses her unique perspective to help nonprofits find more funders, win more grants and raise more money for their cause.

Laura has helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars from grants, events, direct mail and workplace giving campaigns. She also provides prospect research and grant writing support for organizations that want to write their own grants.

To learn more about Laura, please visit

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