This three-day workshop teaches the practical skills of fund raising. Covered topics include: a comprehensive overview of charitable giving; various types of fund raising appeals; the elements of a grant proposal; and prospect research resources. Participants will learn to select appropriate fund raising approaches for their work, how to craft a compelling case for financial support, how to write an effective grant proposal and how to research and identify prospective donors. Participants will also receive feedback on a fund raising case statement, a proposal and budget outline, and draft donor list.
Tuesday, January 15th 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, January 22nd 5:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, January 29th 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Interchurch Center - 475 Riverside Drive, 3rd Floor
Note: In-person participation is encouraged. However, for those who are unable to attend, remote participation via Zoom may be a possibility. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Fundraising for Human Rights Workshop” for additional information.
Part 1: Intro to Fund Raising Activities
Overview of charitable giving
How to craft a case statement/marketing pitch for your work
How to adapt your case into an appeal letter
Write a case statement that articulates your mission, programs, needs/opportunities, rationale for financial support. No more than 3 pages.
Part 2: How to Write a Grant Proposal
Elements of the proposal
What grantmakers value
Sections of the proposal
o Need statement
o Goals and objectives
Homework: Draft a brief proposal and budget outline - total of no more than 5 pages
Part 3: How to Research and Identify Potential Donors
Homework: Identify 5 to 10 prospective donors using the resources identified in class. Select one and develop a prospect profile using the template provided by the instructor.
John W. Hicks, CFRE is Principal of DLBHICKS LLC. With more than thirty years of experience in fundraising, he provides consultation and strategic guidance for annual and capital fundraising programs for US and international nonprofits. Additionally, he counsels clients on building managerial, fundraising, and board capacity. John is a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Nonprofit Management program and frequently appears as a featured presenter for The Foundation Center and nonprofit conferences in the U.S. and abroad. He is a contributing author to After the Grant (Foundation Center, 2010) and to The Nonprofit Handbook: Fund Raising (Wiley, 2001). A Certified Fund Raising Executive, John is a former member of the Board of Directors of AFP International and is a past President of the AFP New York City Chapter. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Hartford and has completed professional education courses with the Lake Forest School of Management and Harvard University.
A certificate of participation will be granted to all those who complete both days of training. Individuals who complete three workshops offered as part of the Human Rights Training Series will receive an ISHR Human Rights Training Series certificate of completion.
Regular rate of $395.
Early bird rate of $345 for those who register by December 14th
We will also offer a limited number of reduced rates for those wish significant financial need.
Registered participants and those that wish to apply for a need-based discount should complete the following survey:
REGISTRATION FOR JANUARY 15TH CONSTITUTES REGISTRATION FOR ALL THREE WORKSHOP DATES.