Development Working Group
Tailored to meet the challenges facing fundraising professionals who are responsible for the creation and implementation of their organizations’ development plan.
(Formerly Development Director Learning Group) In this Working Group, Development Professionals will receive consulting from experts and input from peers to increase effectiveness of your next Development Plan. Our executive working groups emphasize practical learning and are designed to provide maximum engagement. Participants will create and/or refine their Development Plan and learn the keys to its implementation. Through each of the six sessions, you will have three hours to learn, work, and receive valuable feedback. You will leave with a clear vision, goal, and plan to enhance future fundraising efforts.
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?
Anyone working for or with nonprofits, from staff to board members, regardless of title. Consulting and facilitation is tailored to meet the challenges facing development professionals who are responsible for the creation and/or implementation of their organization’s development plan.