If you are ready to go beyond event fundraising and grant writing, you can catapult your fundraising results. By identifying the right donors for your organization and understanding their passions, you leverage your time, remove overwhelm and exhaustion, and raise more money!
It’s overwhelming when you’re just getting started or learning on the job with fundraising. In this training, I share with you how to get started with major gift fundraising so you start to become more comfortable and confident with the fundraising process and, of course, asking for money. This is perfect for you if you are entirely new to fundraising!
In this workshop, you will learn the three parts to every ask to a donor. See phrases and know what works in asking for money. There are magic words to use when asking for a gift.
When you know what words to use when asking a donor for money, you feel confident and comfortable in asking for gifts. In other words, you come across with conviction.
And when a donor sees your enthusiasm and feels your passion, you increase your chances for success every time you approach a donor for a gift.
But right now, you feel like a turtle walking in peanut butter.
Whether you’re dependent on event fundraising, worrying about raising money without face-to-face meetings, or working without a fundraising plan, this interactive workshop is for you.
If there’s ever a time to get focused on securing large gifts, it’s now.
Fundraising Season is Upon Us!
Join me and get started securing major gifts.
When you use words that resonate with current and prospective donors, you grab their attention. You draw them in. Rather, you break through the noise and distinguish yourself.
Donors take action when they understand your needs and how their dollar makes a difference.
Major donors are looking for organizations that make a difference in areas close to their heart. If you can clearly and compellingly articulate the impact of your work, you will never struggle to raise money and reach your fundraising potential.FREE Interactive Workshop!
Hi! I am Nancy Rieves, your fundraising coach.
I did not plan to be a fundraiser. I fell into it like many of you!
While teaching leadership, marketing and business classes at a community college, the president asked if I would oversee the college foundation. I declined. I did not like asking people for money, not even for my daughter’s girl scout cookie sales! It was after the president asked me a third time that I considered the role.
After some time and training, I understood fundraising in a whole new light. It was not about me – it was about being a conduit for those who have the capacity to give and want to make a difference. It was about solving problems.
I completed my doctorate studies focusing my dissertation work on analyzing fundraising activities. My biggest discovery from my research was revealing — too many nonprofits focus on event fundraising that results in little net revenue. This discovery led to my emphasis on major gift fundraising.
After overseeing the college foundation and fundraising for a museum, I embarked on a journey to launch a new foundation. After securing the 501 (c)(3) status, I slowly hired a staff to oversee annual, alumni, corporate, major and legacy giving.
With effective board leadership, we established by-laws and policies for the new foundation. I focused on establishing fundraising processes and building an effective team. This amazing team raised over $16 million dollars and established endowments for many programs.
I knew little about fundraising when I started. However, I knew the importance of meaningful relationships and helping others make a difference that is meaningful to them.