If you're a director, fundraiser, volunteer or donor, we heart you and your determination to leave this world better than you found it.
Humans are insanely generous. Americans give away one billion dollars a day. One BILLION dollars! So...
Money can make change.
If you're a nonprofit, you need to raise money, but you might feel like:
asking for money is creepy, dirty, scary, rude, awkward, embarrassing, hard (or all of the above)
you have no time for fundraising
you don't know where to start
you don't know who to call
you don't know how to ask
you don't have enough donors
your board should be raising more money
You're not alone.
We've raised over $70 million for causes we love - as fundraisers and volunteers.
Nancy founded and led a thriving nonprofit - the Climate & Energy Project. After 10 years in scholarly publishing, Nancy raised more than $40 million at KU Endowment.
Jenna started her 12-year fundraising career at the University of Central Missouri after selling a successful coffee shop she bought in college. She spent 10 years raising tens of millions for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at KU Endowment.
We've been to countless conferences and worked with dozens of consultants, but we never left with specific tools we could actually go back to our desks and use to start raising more money.
So, we're designing, creating and hosting in-person workshops, online courses, videos, worksheets, checklists and scripts so you will:
get in the door with the right donors
know who to call first...and next
say and show how what you do matters
get your board involved in fundraising
feel confident with donors
create strong, sustainable connections with donors
raise more money
make more change
Hosted by the Douglas County Community Foundation, we're teaching 24 awesome nonprofit directors and fundraisers in Fundraisers' University:Nancy is the Simons Public Humanities Fellow at the University of Kansas's Hall Center for the Humanities. Read here and watch here to learn more about her work with nonprofits and scholars.
At Nonprofit Connect, we're teaching the second Fund Development Institute, an in-depth 3-day fundraising workshop extravaganza for fundraisers and nonprofit leaders.