Training resources for Funding

   

This is a compilation of a number of contemporary best practices on a wide range of subjects.   The list is annotated with the sources.   We appreciate the opportunity to compile the list for area offices to use.   They are broken into a fairly wide range of topics.   Please send us your favorites and we'll add them to the list.

 

Fundamentals of Sales

The Art of Asking - Amanda Palmer - Ted Talks (over 5 million views   ... warning you may not like it)

Follow Through - Brian Saber - Asking Matters

Maybe is the best answer - Brian Saber - Asking Matters

The power of being authentic - Brian Saber - Asking Matters

What's an asking style - Brian Saber - Asking Matters ( a free personal assessment of your asking style requires getting on their mailing list)

Why is my success rate so high? - Brian Saber - Asking Matters

Fundraising 101 -  Rueben Mayes - TEDx

Top Ten Fundraising Tips - Darian Rodriguez Heyman & Nicci Noble -  (forgive the Bill Cosby story in the beginning :))

Think Big. Build Simple. Act Now. - ForImpact - Tom Suddess - Suddess Group

Change Your Vocabulary - ForImpact - Tom Suddess - Suddess Group

Your in Sales, Get over it! - ForImpact - Tom Suddess - Suddess Group

Impact Drives Income -  ForImpact - Nick Fellers - Suddess Group

Simplify your message - ForImpact - Nick Fellers - Suddess Group

How to follow up relentlessly but not annoyingly - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

 

Fundraising Basics

Fundraising Basics in 12 minutes - Peter Heller - PeterJHeller.com  (over 62,000 views)

Seth Godin on Successful Fundraising - Seth Godin -  (over 73,000 views)

Non-Profit Fundraising 101 - Darien Heyman  (little lengthy at 1 hour 19 minutes)

When should you quit following up on lapsed donors - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

Five tech tips for funding tools that boost fundraising - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

Amp up your Thank You Page - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

How to write 3 minute Than You notes - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

Two kinds of fund raising - Sandy Rees - Get Fully Funded

 

Proposals and Funding Requests

Wordifier - choosing your words -  Claxon marketing site for analyzing words to use in proposals

 

Funding Presentations 

Just Engage -  For Impact -  Nick Fellers - Suddess Group

President's Roundtable  Powerpoint pdf - Nick Fellers - Suddess Group

20 closes - Nick Fellers - Suddess Group (audio)

Fundraising asks:  How to get 70% of your donors to say yes! - Tom Iselin - TomIselin.com

 

Prospects

Qualify Prospects - Tom Suddess - Suddess Group

Where to find new donors - Sandy Rees -  Get Fully Funded

Select Prospects - Brian Saber - Asking Matters

 

Collateral Materials 

Unopened Appeals go hand in hand with best practices - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

How to get your email newsletter opened - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

Donors: 20 second appeal letter challenge - Tom Iselin - TomIselin.com

The amazing fundraising power of the paper clip - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

How to write better donor emails - Sandy Rees  - Get Fully Funded

 

Major Donor Giving

5 ways to get a meeting with your major gift prospects - Gail Perry - Fired Up Fundraising

97/3 Lions, Mice, and Antelope - Forimpact - Tom Suddess - Suddess Group

 

Foundations and Grants

Coral your grants before they run you wild - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

Fundraising Ideas for Non-profits: Capacity Building Grants - Ladon Brumfield - Girls Rule

 

Special Events

A Simple Way To Get More Sponsors - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

How to get people to your fundraising events - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

Motivate your volunteers to get more silent auction items - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

 

Capital Campaign

Secrets on Preparing for a Capital Campaign - Gail Perry - Fired Up Fundraising

How to start and raise your first $100,000 campaign - Sandy Rees CFRE

 

Board Engagement in Fundraising

7 Steps to Get Your Board Fired-Up  - Gail Perry - Fired Up Fundraising

How to build a board that actually fundraises - Chad Berger - Productive Fundraising

5 easy ways board members can raise money - Gail Perry - Fired up Fundraising