Courses, coaching & workshops to help you raise more money for your university.

 

Enroll now to join Fundraisers' University on September 2.

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Fundraising has changed.

Fundraising has changed.

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Yet students, faculty.... need you now more than ever.
How do you rise to this challenge? Stand and deliver when it matters most?

Face-to-face visits stopped, almost overnight.

Teams went remote.

Through 2020, in-person visits will be the exception not the rule.

Yet, students, faculty and staff need you now more than ever.

How will you rise to this challenge?

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How will your team stand and deliver when it matters most?

Fundraising has changed.
Face-to-face visits stopped, almost overnight. Teams went remote.
Through 2020, in-person visits will be the exception, not the rule.
Yet students, faculty.... need you now more than ever.
How do you rise to this challenge? Stand and deliver when it matters most?

Don't become paralyzed.

Pipeline has never been more important. You have a unique window of opportunity to reach more donors. Give your team a simple, effective formula for virtual discovery visits.

Don't lose focus.

You are fundraising in a competitive environment. Touching base every few months – or waiting until you can meet in person – will not cut it. Learn to show up frequently, bring real value to your donors, and stay top of mind.

Don't wait to get back to normal.

You can adapt. We’ve helped hundreds of fundraisers during this crisis. We know your challenges and we know what can work for your team.

ENROLL IN FUNDRAISERS' UNIVERSITY NOW

Get started on September 2.

Join Fundraisers' University, an 8-week online academy with 4 live trainings created just for this moment, tailored specifically to help your entire development team right now:

Power up your DISCOVERY.

Pipeline has never been more important, but virtual discovery requires new skills. Your team will learn a simple, effective formula for virtual discovery visits that they can deploy with confidence.

ENGAGE digitally.

You can no longer rely on in-person visits alone to cultivate donors. We'll give your team the tools to show up frequently, bring real value to your donors, and stay top of mind.

Tell magnetic STORIES.

Facts and figures are necessary but not sufficient. You need to tell stories that connect to donors’ hearts. Learn a clear and simple structure to use on your own and with your faculty partners.

Maximize your TIME.

Work and home have blurred – and for many that’s a good thing! But time remains most fundraisers’ biggest obstacle. Learn how to protect your time for fundraising and pursue focused work while maintaining healthy balance.

Bonus! If anyone on your team can't make it to the live trainings, you'll have access to the recordings for 3 months.

Your entire team will also have 3 months' access to Fundraising: The Manual – 13 short, funny, memorable videos that bring new ideas and inspiration to experienced development leaders and new gift officers alike.

Topics include:

  • An email formula that actually gets more responses

  • A structure for cold calls that alleviates dread

  • Phrases to turn the conversation to money without feeling creepy

  • Ways to keep the conversation moving (never get “stuck” in cultivation again!)

  • A contact report that actually spotlights gift outcomes (not just the fluffy stuff)

  • Ideas to thank donors so they feel their gift was the best money they ever spent

  • A productivity formula to qualify 30 new major gift prospects every year

Worksheets, checklists and a guided curriculum will help your fundraisers put these lessons into practice immediately.

Each lesson comes with discussion topics and ideas to brainstorm as a team to create a common language and get advice from one another.

Managers also get a checklist with questions and tips to help support their fundraisers throughout the 8-week academy and beyond.

ENROLL IN FUNDRAISERS' UNIVERSITY NOW

It’s easy to ENROLL your entire development team!

You send us your team’s email addresses and we’ll handle the rest.

We can provide a draft email for you to send to your staff with what to expect from Fundraisers' University.

Time commitment: You can expect your team to spend a maximum of 2 hours each week on the trainings and suggested "homework". 

Have questions?

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Launching a campaign?

Need to engage your faculty in fundraising?

Planning a team-building retreat?

Ready to get your board involved in fundraising?

We can help.

Virtually or in-person, here are the workshops we lead:

  • Fundraising: The Manual 

  • Management Mastermind

  • Academic Leaders' Roundtable

  • Storytelling: Translating the Academy

  • Campaign-Readiness Workshop

  • Strategic Teambuilding Retreat

  • Foundation Board Fundraising Retreat

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WHAT MAKES GENEROUS CHANGE DIFFERENT?

You are why we started Generous Change.

To give you and your team the confidence to talk to anyone & the courage to ask tough questions with a generous heart.

With over 30 years of combined experience, we've raised more than $70M for arts, education and environment.

We've led workshops and coached fundraisers from universities across the country.

We're obsessed with helping you succeed.

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