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Event Details

This event is running from 5 November 2019 until 26 November 2019. It is next occurring on November 19, 2019 1:00 pm


Major gifts are the least expensive way to fundraise — and one of the most fulfilling for donors. Major-gift development is about building relationships, involving prospects and donors in your organization, and collaborating to find solutions to pressing issues. This four-part workshop guides participants through:

  • Determining what constitutes a major gift at your organization
  • Identifying and qualifying major gift prospects
  • Soliciting a major gift
  • Stewarding major gift donors
  • Building the donor pipeline
  • Measuring success

Whether you’re an emerging fundraiser with some responsibility for larger gifts, or an experienced development professional newly tasked with them, finding time and knowing where to start are often the biggest obstacles to raising major gifts. Let Nonprofit Works help you jumpstart your efforts! (Note: This workshop assumes participants have previous experience in direct mail and / or event solicitation.)

Instructor: Maureen Yee has 25 years of experience on both sides of fund development, most recently as a major gifts officer for Saratoga Hospital. She is a founder and past president of the Grant Professionals Association’s Hudson-Mohawk Chapter. For more information about Nonprofit Works’ major gifts workshop or consulting services, contact Maureen at maureen@nonprofitworks.com or (518) 257-2377.

Cost: $400 per person for all four workshop segments (inquire about group discounts). Includes parking, refreshments, and materials that participants can customize for their needs. Pre-registration is required.

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"For some unknown reason, I had this perspective that grant writing was some elusive, untouchable thing. You made that view dissipate in the first hour. I’m looking forward to putting the tools you gave me to work ..."

Tyler K. Museum of Innovation and Science April 3, 2019