Instructor: Tim Sweeny, Senior Fellow of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership and founding partner in Praxis Nonprofit Strategies

Fundraising remains one of the most critical components necessary to build and sustain nonprofits. Yet, nonprofit professionals and volunteers alike often approach fundraising with great dread. This workshop will explore how nonprofit professionals can help organizational volunteers shift from reluctant to fearless fundraisers.

This webinar has two educational parts to its design:

Part One – Participant will get access to a pre-recorded lecture that will cover an overview of concepts and components of fundraising with volunteers. It will explore the giving landscape in the USA, review motivational underpinnings behind fundraising, examine the basic fundraising cycle and how volunteers can support it, examine how staff can support fundraising volunteers, and begin thinking of the first steps of prospecting with volunteers.
(Video recording – 1 hour 16 minutes)

Part Two – the next “live” Zoom session has not been set yet. In the “live” session, we will have a practical discussion examining how these concepts can work in your organization and how they can benefit you as fundraisers or you as volunteers.
(Live session – 2 hours)

What You Will Learn

  • explore the philosophical and motivational underpinnings behind fundraising
  • examine the basic fundraising cycle and how volunteers can support it
  • begin identifying the fundraising support most needed from volunteers at their designated organizations; and
  • begin defining the systems needed to support volunteer fundraising.

Program Details

Refund Policy
No refunds will be made after receiving access to the pre-recorded lecture session.

Photo and Video Release
By attending the event, you are giving MCNL permission to use photos and videos from the workshop in future promotional materials.

The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership reserves the right to cancel courses and seminars when circumstances require.