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Rio Salado College - Conference Center

2323 West 14th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

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The Fundraising Academy Accelerate provides students who are interested in beginning, or who are currently working in, development roles with the applied knowledge of nonprofit fundraising principles.

The program is designed to enhance fundraising skills for individuals, groups, and organizations. Specifically, students will increase their capacity to strategically identify opportunities for funding, to execute cause selling techniques, to develop major gifts, and to organize planned giving. This will be accomplished through exploring the advantages of technology, social media, innovative applications, and accurate financial management. This program offers a fresh perspective and new cutting-edge techniques to address the needs of fundraising in today's society.

The Fundraising Academy Accelerate is ideal for those seeking dynamic approaches to fundraising, additional opportunities for networking, and building upon their professional toolbox.

All participants who complete the program are awarded an Award of Completion and can claim up to 28 points in Category 1.B — Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.



2020 Schedule:

Session 1
Topic: Fundraising Fundamentals
Date: January 15, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Session 2
Topic: Cause Selling: How to Find Qualified Donors and What to Do Before You Meet
Date: Januart 29, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Session 3
Topic: Cause Selling: First Impressions, Effective Listening, Telling Your Story, and Turning a "No" into a "Yes"
Date: February 12, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Session 4
Topic: Cause Selling: Confirming the Gift and Fostering Loyalty
Date: February 26, 2020
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm



Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate the state of the nonprofit field as it pertains to opportunities and gaps in the areas of development
  • Examine basic principles of fundraising while considering ethical and organizational factors
  • Analyze negotiating and cause-selling styles in order to evaluate their situational effectiveness
  • Articulate multiple approaches to development strategy in order to confront and address complex needs
  • Practice “making the ask” and cause selling techniques
  • Utilize emerging technology, presentation skills and communication in face-to-face, alternative, and virtual environments
  • Compare and contrast strategies of soliciting major gifts and planned giving
  • Identify the needs and resources associated with financial and legal requirements of fundraising
  • Develop professional skills that enhance opportunities and increase possible vehicles for fundraising
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