Collective Intelligence Consulting can design workshop/presentations similar to the following examples:
What Board Members Need to Know About Accountability to Donors:
Philanthropy encompasses a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to a quality of life; it is based on voluntary action for the common good. Philanthropy merits the general public’s respect and trust, while donors and prospective donors should have full confidence in the non-profit organizations and causes that they support. The Donor Bill of Rights declares that all donors have ten rights. In this presentation, board members will learn about the ten guiding principles in the bill of rights, and how to use this knowledge to increase the effectiveness of their fundraising programs. Understanding the ten guiding principles is useful in helping boards develop more effective and ethical fundraising programs for their organizations. Accountability to an organization’s donors is one of the board’s fiduciary duties. It is also good for business; and therefore, a good use of your organization’s time and resources.
Special Events Fundraising: Why, What and How:
In this interactive session participants will learn when and how to use special events to enhance their visibility and fundraising programs. Common myths and mistakes in fundraising event planning will be explored. Participants will learn how events can play an important role within a balanced fund development program. Useful tools and best practices for planning, implementing and evaluating special events will be shared.
Major Gift Fundraising: From Theory to Practice:
In this session participants will learn the basic theory behind major gift fundraising and how these concepts are applied in real world situations. Annual gifts, major gifts, and planned gifts are defined. Methods and tools such as gift charts, the case for support, the donor engagement cycle, ladder of effectiveness, and a solicitor’s checklist for success are explored. This presentation provides participants with the fundamental ingredients necessary to establish and grow a major gift program for a small-to-medium sized organization.
Essentials of Fundraising: Getting Started and Ready to Grow:
In this interactive session participants will begin by working in small groups to discuss what it takes to succeed in fundraising. Several basic fundraising tools and concepts, including the Dove Preparedness Index, pyramid of giving, gift charts, Rosso’s Constituent Circles, the ladder of effectiveness, and the donor engagement cycle, will be introduced. Participants will learn to apply the 10 key performance indicators to evaluate an organization’s readiness to fundraise. They will also learn how to use conceptual fundraising models as tools for planning an appropriate mix of fundraising methods, as well as evaluating their current fundraising potential. Participants will be encouraged to share challenges faced by small organizations and how to co-create solutions by working smarter rather than harder. We will introduce content, conceptual models, and resources as required, based on the group’s interests and learning needs, and will wrap up the session with a review.