Current Workshops


When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Live Webinar

The blush is off the rose: those well-heeled board members you finally recruited are neither making the significant gifts you expected nor asking for major gifts from within their networks. What’s going wrong? Gregory Cohen and David McGoy from Cause Effective will explore how to use your mission and peer-to- peer encouragement to create a culture that motivates all board members to give and fundraise generously.

Upon completion of this webinar you should be able to:
o Apply strategies for creating a peer-to- peer support and accountability for board fundraising
o Clearly communicate board members' roles
o Draft and facilitate a board action plan
o Guide board member's fundraising success via relationship-building rather than more frequent asking

Registration HERE


BREAKFAST CLUB is a monthly support group co-hosted with the Foundation Center for directors of small development shops to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success.  In an informal round-table format, members share their insights, gain practical solutions, and remedy the on-the-job isolation and stress they might experience.

Past topics include:

  • Board Motivation and Management

  • Prioritization: Strategic Use of Limited Resources

  • Corporate Sponsorship

  • Expanding Individual Giving - Care of Major Donors

  • Annual Campaigns

  • Board Fundraising 

Applications for Breakfast Club 2017 are now closed. Check again in February 2018


COACH ON CALL ROUNDTABLES are facilitated conversations held regularly for Cause Effective clients.

Past topics include:

  • Creating and Implementing your Fundraising Plan

  • Planned Giving

  • Board Recruitment

  • Creating a Young Professional Board

  • Year End Campaigns

  • Encouraging Board-led Fundraising


Check out our past workshops