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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.

TBD, 2020
Location: Nonprofit Solutions


In this Learning Group, Development Professionals will receive coaching from experts and input from peers. Five, three-hour 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

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.

How much does it cost?

Public Price: $575
Member Price: $500
Sweet Deal: $425



LENORE LOWE, Executive Director of Nonprofit Solutions. She joined NPS as the Director of Training and Organizational Development in 2008 after nearly fifteen years as an NPS senior affiliated consultant. She has provided leadership, governance, and management consulting and training for the boards and staff of dozens of nonprofit organizations throughout California during her twenty-five year career in the sector. Lenore serves as principal on NPS consulting projects and is the instructor in the NPS Management Certificate Program offered in collaboration with Brandman (formerly Chapman) University. A native San Diegan, Lenore holds a Masters of Education from the University of San Diego and is an alumna of LEAD San Diego.