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Current Workshops

Making the Jump to Major Gifts 

When: Wednesday, September 25th, 2019; 10:00 am-12:00 pm 

It's rare for an individual giving program to achieve financial goals, tied to substantial organizational impact, without major gifts playing a starring role. How do you elevate your community of donors to include more people making much larger than average gifts?

Whether your organization considers a major gift at levels of $1,000 and higher or a minimum of $25,000, this workshop will offer strategies for donor prospecting and segmentation as well as high touch stewardship. In addition, creating peer asking teams and recognizing special moments when you can ask for a larger gift will help you draw the major gift potential that's just below the surface of your donor base.

Through this training, you will: 

  • Learn how to add more major gifts to your funding mix.
  • Discover strategies for prospecting and segmentation for major donors.
  • Learn how to create the right systems for making the right ask at the ideal moment.

Intended Audience: 

  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Nonprofit startups

Instructor Names: 

Cynthia Reddrick, Senior Affliate, Cause Effective 

Greg Cohen, Senior Consultant, Cause Effective 

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Webinar: Building a Successful Anniversary Campaign with a Readiness Checklist

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019; 2:00-3:30 pm ET | 11:00 am-12:30 pm PT

Upon completion of this live, online training, you should be able to:

  • Assess your organization’s readiness to maximize return from an anniversary campaign
  • Build your own “Readiness Checklist”
  • Create a compelling case for support
  • Begin to clarify the right fundraising strategy for your team and board
  • Design an anniversary “on ramp” for success
  • Recommend fundraising activities for board members

Instructor Names:

Cynthia Reddrick, Senior Affiliate, Cause Effective

Susan Gabriel, Senior Associate, Cause Effective

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Fee: $49 through 9/11; $75 starting 9/12



“Cause Effective workshops are always so refreshing and productive. I look forward to implementing the strategies and insights shared. Thanks for including us!”

– Michelle Velez, Development Manager, New Yorkers For Parks