Learn to teach the JOY of giving
Empowering nonprofits, both large and small, to achieve fundraising excellence and develop a culture of philanthropy.
Achieve Fundraising Excellence
Donor relations is just a fancy way of saying "taking care of the people who support you."
Basically, it's all about making sure that the people who give money to our nonprofit feel appreciated and connected to our cause.
Think of it like hosting a party for your friends. You want to make sure everyone has a good time, feels welcomed, and wants to come back for the next one. That's what donor relations is all about - creating a positive experience for our donors so they want to keep supporting us.
Embrace a Philanthropic Mindset
Do you have fear or negative energy around money?
Developing a philanthropic mindset can involve shifting your focus from scarcity and lack to abundance and possibility.
By embracing a philanthropic mindset, you will overcome their fears and negative beliefs about money and instead channel your energy and resources towards creating a positive impact. This can involve seeking out opportunities to give back to your community, supporting causes you care about, and embracing a spirit of generosity and abundance.
By doing so, you will not only help create a better world, but find a sense of purpose, joy, and fulfillment in your personal and professional life.
Develop Community + Connections
We believe that building relationships with others in the fundraising community is crucial to your success and growth. That's why we provide opportunities for you to join our community of like-minded individuals who share your passion.
Our goal is to empower you to feel more confident and equipped to navigate the complexities (and your fears) of fundraising and to provide opportunities for collaboration and growth.
At RAISE, we provide a group coaching forum where you can ask our instructors questions, develop meaningful relationships with your peers, and find mentors.
Achieve Fundraising Excellence
Major Gift Fundraising 101:
Discover how to simplify your major gift fundraising process
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed when it comes to keeping track of your major donor relationships? You're not alone, friend! Major gift fundraising can be challenging, especially for those who are new to it. But with the right tools and knowledge, it doesn't have to be.
Major Gift Fundraising 102:
The First Donor Meeting
How to structure an incredibly rewarding conversation and visit with your donors
In this training, you will learn how to structure your first meeting with a donor and the questions to ask to help you learn more about your donors' philanthropy and personal story about why they support your mission.
Legacy Giving 101:
Laying the Foundation for your Nonprofit's Planned Giving Program
Do you want to create a sustainable source of funding for your nonprofit organization? Are you looking for a way to secure long-term support for your cause or community? If so, then this course is for you.
Social Media for Nonprofits 101:
Developing Your Content
The foundation you need to turn every follower into a champion for your cause
If your organization posts online “just to be out there,” this training will help give you the very clarity that you need to be successful. Going "viral" isn't the goal... building a sustainable, mission-driven presence, is.
Grassroots Fundraising 101
Philanthropy, Principles, and Fundraising Skills
If you are new to fundraising and are curious about how nonprofits raise money for their causes, this course is for you! We will dive into the essentials of fundraising, focusing on raising funds from your local community - at the “grassroots” level.