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Fundraising Tips

Donor Strategies conducts training sessions for boards, volunteers and staff members to help them acquire the knowledge and skills needed to advance their organization's mission. Large group, small group and one-on-one sessions are available on a variety of topics.

Topics include:

  • Annual Giving: Building Relationships for Your Organization
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Creating an Effective Fundraising Board
  • Development Office Policies and Procedures
  • Evaluating and Strengthening Your Development Plan
  • Fundraising Strategies 101
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising
  • Getting Your Board to Fundraise
  • How to Start a Major Gifts Program
  • Making the Ask – Cultivation and Solicitation Training
  • Obtaining Support from Foundations and Corporations
  • Special Events and Sponsorships
  • The Development Plan – Tying It All Together
  • Your Fundraising Database – Making it Work for You
  • A Compelling Case for Support - Your Competitive Edge

Recent and Upcoming Trainings
Presented by Barbara L. Ciconte, CFRE

June 10, 2015
Capital Campaign Road Map
Booz Allen Hamilton Speaker Series

July 7, 2015
Fundraising 101 - Preconference Workshop

AFP and DMAW Bridge Conference

September 9, 2015
Meeting the Unearned Revenue Goal: Fundraising Plans and Organizational Budgets

American University Arts Management


October 6, 2015
The Many Roles of Board, Staff, and Volunteers in Fundraising
AFP DC CFRE Study Group

Contact Barbara L. Ciconte, CFRE at to discuss your board, staff, and volunteer training needs.