Focus on Fundraising - Plan for Your Fundraising Success

Dates: September 17, 2019

Meets: Tu from 8:30 AM to 12 N

Location: Country Inn and Suites

Registration Fee: $129.00

So, you want to raise more money. But you don't know where to start. You're not alone.

Nonprofits need a diversified funding strategy if they want to survive. And they need a robust development plan if they want to grow and thrive.

This half-day interactive workshop provides benchmarking data so you can see how your nonprofit stacks up against the competition. You'll also consider your organization's past results as well as new ways of raising money.

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

Participant Outcomes

You can expect to learn the following:

   -   The truth about who gives, how much, and to whom (The answers will surprise you!)
   -   The most (and the least) effective fundraising activities
   -   The #1 reason why you need a written fundraising plan
   -   10 steps for guaranteed fundraising success
   -   The one surprisingly simple thing you can do that will raise more money
   -   Easy and effective ways to engage your board in fundraising

Participants will receive an easy-to-use checklist to help explore your current revenue streams and consider new sources of funding. You'll also receive planning templates to help develop a fundraising plan for your organization.

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

What People Say About This Workshop

The most useful part was seeing the bigger picture - that there's more to fundraising than 'the ask.'

We are so grateful to have all of this information and these templates! -- exactly what we needed to get things going!!!

As an individual who is new to the development world, I have gone to a lot of trainings, listened to a million podcasts, and read a ton of articles, and I honestly think your trainings have been the best I have been to thus far. So keep up the good work!

I have a better understanding of what's most effective, so we can prioritize our future fundraising activities.


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