The Fund Development goes beyond supporting nonprofits in their fundraising efforts. It is a comprehensive approach aimed at helping these entities develop the right structure, strategy, policies and plans to secure financial resources and support over the long term.
By fostering meaningful relationships with donors, leveraging innovative fundraising techniques, establishing achievable goals, or embracing different technologies, our program offers specific support tailored to the unique needs of each organization we serve.
The Fund Development Program is ideal for nonprofit entrepreneurs and their teams with limited experience in this sector and who are in the early stages of developing a comprehensive fundraising strategy. It also responds to the needs and interests of well-established organizations looking to diversify and expand fundraising approaches.
The Fund Development Program a cohort program that brings together nonprofit professionals, with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests. The meetings are virtual (Zoom).
Free of charge: Nonprofit entrepreneurs that are based or serve Riverside County will benefit from a total tuition waiver (only 501C3 nonprofits).
For a fee: Nonprofit professionals that do not qualify for a free of cost participation. The participation fee is $1,000.
Upcoming Cohort: November 28th, 2023 – January 16th, 2024
6 workshops (12 hours) || 4-6 hours a week || 6 weeks
Preparing your nonprofit for fund development (Week 1 - Tuesday, November 28th / 11-13pm PST)
Preparing your nonprofit for fund development involves laying a strong foundation based on clear goals and a compelling mission statement. Start by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s current financial health, programs, and outreach efforts.
Building Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Strategy (Week 2 - Tuesday, December 5th / 11-13 PST)
This interactive workshop allows participants to identify aspects of their story that best reflect their mission, vision, and goals and to think strategically and realistically about their fundraising goals and how those benchmarks impact and are connected to their work. By the end of the workshop, they will have a clear and realistic fundraising goal and a skeleton plan for the year.
Creating a Realistic Fundraising Calendar of Events (Week 3 -Tuesday, December 12th / 11-13 PST
By understanding their own organizational capacity, goals and timeline, the participants create a realistic, yet, go-getter calendar of events for the year. The type of events is determined by each organization depending on their fundraising priorities.
Major Donor Fundraising: Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship (Week 4 - Tuesday, December 19th / 11-13 PST)
This workshop focuses on how to build long-lasting relationships with major donors and secure gifts and investments that help organizations spread the cause to their community.
Building a Fundraising Board of Directors (Week 5 - Tuesday, January 9th / 11-13 PST)
The workshop focuses on the strategies aimed at involving the Board of Directors in the fundraising process and maximizing their experiences, resources and access to networks.
Embracing Technology for a Successful Fund Development Process (Week 6 - Tuesday, January 16th / 11-13 PST)
This workshop provides a deep dive into the tech tools available to nonprofits to maximize their fundraising strategies but also their available resources, both human and financial.
One-on-one coaching, January - March, 2024
The one-on-one coaching sessions are designed to zoom in the specific needs of each participating organization.