Nonprofit Fundraising Professional Certification Program: Key Competencies for Achieving Exceptional Fundraising Results (Multi Session)

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Event ID:70043

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Duration: A total of 12 hours of training, over three days, by live webinar and digital download.
Presenter: Lynn Ivey, nonprofit management consultant
Price: $1495.00 webinar + digital downloads. Registration includes: 12 sessions, digital downloads, all course materials and tests.
Who Should Attend? Development staff, fundraisers, senior managers, executive leadership

 

Day 1

Leading, Managing & Planning for Success: Frameworks, Resources and Best Practices

  • Foundations for Nonprofit Fundraising Accountability & Transparency
  • Developing & Executing a Multi-Step Fundraising Plan
  • Equipping & Fielding an Impactful Fundraising Team
  • Essentials for Effective and Ethical Donor Management

 

Day 2

Developing and Growing Your Organization’s Supporter Relationships

  • Engaging Individual Supporters on a Personal Level
  • Creating Win-Wins for Corporate Sponsors, Partners and Supporters
  • Utilizing Effective Grant Writing to Meet Organization & Foundation Needs
  • Ensuring Long-term Supporter Connections Through Exceptional Supporter Care

 

Day 3

Optimizing Opportunities for Organizational Sustainability

  • Measuring, Understanding and Communicating Impact and Success
  • Maximizing Online Fundraising Opportunities
  • Ensuring Successful Events and Capital Campaigns & Cultivating Major Gifts
  • Integrating Shifts in Supporter Expectations & Capitalizing on New Opportunities While Avoiding Burnout

 

 

Plus! Question and Answer period following afternoon sessions

If you are unable to attend any of the live sessions on the days that have been scheduled you may utilize the equivalent digital download(s) for the webinars you are unable to attend. You may begin the program with any of the scheduled live webinars via digital download for any or all sessions. Upon completion of either the live training via DL you may request a final exam. Upon passing the final exam you will have earned the designation of Certified Nonprofit Fundraising Professional (CNFP) by NonprofitWebAdvisor, a division of DKG Media, LP. To help demonstrate your professional training, commitment to your organization, and advancement in the nonprofit sector, we will send you a certificate for display.

The cost for the program is $1495. Registration includes all 12 sessions, digital downloads, all course materials and tests. There is a second year continuing education certification requirement which includes attendance at additional webinars or listening to the equivalent digital downloads. Recertification in the third year is required in order to maintain certification and the costs for recertification and testing will be billed separately prior to the start of your third year.

The necessary ingredients for successful fundraising are fairly straightforward: the right person asking the right supporter for the right gift at the right time and in the right way. But, putting these pieces into practice in a way that sustains a nonprofit’s efforts and provides the resources needed to carry out the mission is hardly simple. Fundraising and supporter cultivation is a complex, multi-directional process that requires careful planning, continuous execution, and consistent (and intentional) adherence to the highest standards for accountability and transparency. Modern philanthropy encompasses more than just giving monetary donations. It also includes giving time, skills, social contacts, and resources. Success requires melding a nonprofit’s strategic, development and operational plans with effective system management, tailored communications, strong frameworks, and shared priorities.

Accomplishing these critical aspects requires skilled professionals who are agile strategic thinkers and able to clearly see and communicate the organization’s vision for the future while also connecting with and inspiring others. Today’s nonprofit staff who are responsible for translating the public’s interest and support for the cause into impactful opportunities are working in a philanthropic environment that demands far more than ever before. It is no longer enough to just understand the basics of donor relations. Core competencies now include sourcing and understanding data, developing and delivering appealing messages to a diverse audience using a variety of communication platforms and channels, and the ability to maximize new opportunities while maintaining a steadfast focus on delivering the promise of the mission.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Professional Certification Program: Key Competencies for Achieving Exceptional Fundraising Results equips nonprofit fundraising and development staff with practical information and key strategies to enhance their current knowledge base. Achieving this certification not only demonstrates a commitment to excellence and the highest standards, but also to safeguarding the public’s trust and elevating efforts to engage supporters. Course work in this series provides a balanced approach for building critical-thinking skills and understanding evolving legal requirements and constituency expectations.

PROGRAM SPECIFICS

The Nonprofit Fundraising Professional Certification Program: Key Competencies for Achieving Exceptional Fundraising Results consists of 12 webinars designed to provide relevant and timely strategies that can be implemented immediately to enhance leadership and management performance. Based on best practices and emerging trends, the information covered will improve knowledge, skills, efficiency and effectiveness. After completing the 12 courses and passing a competency-based exam, you will earn the designation of Certified Nonprofit Fundraising Professional (CNFP), demonstrating your executive leadership skills in nonprofit development. A certificate will be mailed to you showing your dedication to quality nonprofit leadership practices and commitment to enhancing your skill base.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

The training sessions are clear, concise and comprehensive, with a complete set of quick reference guides and checklists accompanying each session.

Day 1: Sessions 1-4

Leading, Managing & Planning for Success: Frameworks, Resources and Best Practices

  • Foundations for Nonprofit Fundraising Accountability & Transparency

    Important aspects for understanding the importance of the public’s trust and the wide range of supporter expectations for accountability and transparency. Understanding the context for increasing scrutiny by different individual, institutional and government entities is the foundation for building effective giving opportunities.

  • Developing & Executing a Multi-Step Fundraising Plan

    Key components of an effective plan that clearly identifies the resources you will raise, the number of new supporters you will gain, and the number of current supporters your organization will retain. In addition to key strategies, the plan also includes key communication and marketing activities, as well as best practices for evaluating the plan’s effectiveness.

  • Equipping & Fielding an Impactful Fundraising Team

    The importance of resource raising is everyone’s responsibility. Mobilizing board members, paid staff and volunteers are essential to ensuring your efforts have the highest impact. Leverage key stakeholder personal stories and connections to the mission to increase fundraising results.

  • Essentials for Effective and Ethical Donor Management

    Principles and practices for ensuring effective and ethical donor management including data security, ethical issues that arise in fundraising, and best practices to avoid moral meltdowns. Nonprofits with high ethical standards increase public confidence which translates into increased support.

 

Q&A – 15-20 minutes

DAY 2: Sessions 5-8

Developing and Growing Your Organization’s Supporter Relationships

  • Engaging Individual Supporters on a Personal Level

    Strategies for attracting, engaging and retaining individual donors and volunteers for the long term. Understand the “Giving Pyramid” and best practices to focus efforts and resources for the highest return.

  • Creating Win-Wins for Corporate Sponsors, Partners and Supporters

    Methods for maximizing sponsorship opportunities, partnerships and corporate giving that focus on mission and business enhancing results, building goodwill, and enhancing brand awareness. Relationships that are mutually beneficial require careful planning, shared accountabilities and clear communication.

  • Utilizing Effective Grant Writing to Meet Organization & Foundation Needs

    Strategies for identifying relevant grant sources and writing grant applications that appeal to funders’ goals and your organization’s needs while demonstrating quality outcomes and quantified impacts.

  • Ensuring Long-term Supporter Connections Through Exceptional Supporter Care

    Essential steps to retain current donors and volunteers while building stronger, long term connections through a system of outstanding supporter-care and impeccable stewardship.

 

Q&A – 15-20 minutes

DAY 3: Sessions 9-12

Optimizing Opportunities for Organizational Sustainability

  • Measuring, Understanding and Communicating Impact and Success

    Identify the metrics that measure your organization’s fundraising efficiency and success, and how to use your results to benchmark your effectiveness to improve your efforts. Understand how donors and funders evaluate organizations as they make decisions about who to invest their resources in.

  • Maximizing Online Fundraising Opportunities

    Evidence-based best practices and methods for designing and implementing engaging web-based fundraising approaches that produce results. The most effective strategies raise public awareness, mobilize new and more supporters, and do in a cost-efficient manner.

  • Ensuring Successful Events and Capital Campaigns & Cultivating Major Gifts

    Recognize the importance of events, capital campaigns and major gifts as key components of the organization’s fundraising matrix. Understand key steps for planning and executing these giving opportunities that deliver the best returns for the time and resources invested.

  • Integrating Shifts in Supporter Expectations & Capitalizing on New Opportunities While Avoiding Burnout

    Explore the latest trends, giving opportunities and resources for being adaptive and innovative while practicing self-care to avoid fundraiser fatigue and burnout.

 

Q&A – 15-20 minutes

Final exam available upon request.

Who Should Register

This certification program is designed for nonprofit staff responsible for fundraising and development activities and strategies with at least one year of nonprofit experience who are committed to their cause and to fundraising excellence.

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

The Nonprofit Fundraising Professional Certification Program: Key Competencies for Achieving Exceptional Fundraising Results consists of 12 live session webinars via digital download format, supplemented by study and reference materials. If you are unable to attend all twelve live sessions, or you wish to review sessions that you attended, you may utilize the digital download. After completing the twelve sessions and passing the final certification exam within two months of finishing the course requirements, you will receive your certification from NonprofitWebAdvisor. This will certify that you have successfully completed all of the course requirements, passed the final examination and have been certified by NonprofitWebAdvisor as a Certified Nonprofit Fundraising Professional (CNFP).

Certification is for a two-year period from the date you pass the final exam. You have the option to recertify upon the conclusion of the two-year period. Recertification in the third year is required in the third year to maintain certification. Continuing education is required to recertify. This requirement can be fulfilled by attending additional designated webinars or listening to the equivalent digital downloads. Costs for recertification and continuing education will be billed separately.

Nonprofit leaders who complete this program earn the prestigious credential of CNFP, Certified Nonprofit Fundraising Professional, awarded by NonprofitWebAdvisor, a division of DKG Media.

YOUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM LEADER

Your leader for Nonprofit Fundraising Professional Certification Program: Key Competencies for Achieving Exceptional Fundraising Results is Lynn G. Ivey, nonprofit consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the U.S. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has presented at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. She has also held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.

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