Development Director Learning Group
Tailored to meet the challenges facing fundraising professionals who are responsible for the creation and implementation of their organizations’ development plan.
In this Learning Group, Development Professionals will receive coaching from experts and input from peers. Six two-hour virtual sessions provide hands-on training for fundraising professionals in nonprofit organizations to improve their skills. Participants will also create and/or refine their Development plan and learn the keys to its implementation.
Sessions & Topics:
Session 1: The Critical Role of the Development Professional
Organizational Readiness for Fundraising
Importance of an Audit and Assessment
Assignment: Assessment Project
Session 2: The Components of and Strategy for a Development Plan
Development Plan Overview
Components Integral to a Development Plan
Assignment: Development Plan project
Session 3: Development Planning
Review Development Plan
Incorporating all Components into Plan
Assignment: Complete Development Plan project
Session 4: Leadership and Management
Managing Up: Board Members and Management
Motivating: Staff and Volunteers
Session 5: Implementation Strategies for Success
Ethics and Accountability
Data Management and Plan Evaluation
Session 6: Development Plan Presentations
Participants Share Plans
Peers Provide Feedback
Who Should Attend?
This learning group provides a nuts and bolts approach to development planning for organizations that are building individual giving programs. Coaching is tailored to meet the challenges facing development professionals who are responsible for the creation and implementation of their organizations’ development plan. Those who are seeking in-depth, specialized training and executive coaching with their
peers should join this group.