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FND 230 | Fundamentals of Major Giving

The size of major gifts is relative to each organization. It’s their respective impact relative to the budget that makes the difference at organizations of all sizes. Major gifts offer a deeper opportunity for donor engagement and impact, and transformation and acceleration for organizations and their clients. How does major giving fit into the sector’s broader fundraising landscape? How do major donors see themselves, and what do they expect from organizations they are involved with? How can organizations drive the conversation while meeting the interests of both itself and major donors?

In the course you will learn how to find the answers to essential fundraising questions: What are “major” gifts? How does a major-giving strategy fit within our larger individual fundraising? Are we major-gift ready?

March 20 Class: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this class will be offered online via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the day before their class with detailed instructions and the Zoom meeting link. Please note the time for the Zoom classes will be provided in the email.

GCN is actively monitoring information from the CDC and health department and we understand that the situation is fluid, so we plan to be in contact with any changes.  

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Trends in major giving
  • Defining “major” gifts
  • Relationship between major-donor strategy and your broader fundraising from individuals
  • Aligning major giving with strategic plan and goals
  • Assessing organizational and departmental capacity

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, you will be able to…
  • Define major gifts.
  • Explain trends in major giving in the nonprofit sector.
  • Determine whether your organization is ready for an intentional major-gift strategy.

AUDIENCE

Team members who engage with fundraising, especially from individuals:
  • Fundraising and development staff
  • Marketing/communications staff
  • Senior leadership
  • Board members, especially serving on fundraising committees

 

Dates

  • March 20, 2020 (online via Zoom)
  • November 5, 2020

Time

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Address

Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Registration Details

Fees
Member: $150
Nonmember: $175

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.


March 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this class will be offered online via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the day before their class with detailed instructions and the Zoom meeting link. 


November 5, 2020


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Thanks to the generous support of The Wells Fargo Foundation, GCN offers a limited number of partial scholarships for staff and board members of eligible organizations to attend Nonprofit University. Learn more