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Comprehensive Fundraising Training

On Monday October 18, 2021

About the event


Spreading your message has only become more expensive, but fundraising has never been more simple. The Comprehensive Fundraising Training enables you to attend four of LI's famous fundraising schools consecutively over 4 days.

Learn from the best in the business how to create a steady, growing revenue base for your organization or campaign; maximize your revenue potential; and raise funds through personal solicitation, grant-making foundations, planned giving programs, and direct mail.

In addition, you will learn to:

  • Build winning relationships with donors
  • Renew and upgrade donors -- keys to long-term success
  • Implement proven direct mail concepts
  • Write persuasive and effective grant proposals
  • Develop an integrated online fundraising strategy


You'll benefit from this training if you're:

  • Wanting to learn the art of how to ask for funding
  • A non-profit employee starting your career in fundraising
  • Part of a conservative organization that seeks to enlarge your donor base
  • Seeking corporate fundraising tips and private grant funding
  • A start-up organization setting up your donor programs and communications

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Details

Starts Monday, October 18

Mon 18:   9:00 AM  - 6:00 PM EDT
Tue 19:   9:00 AM  - 6:00 PM EDT
Wed 20:   9:00 AM  - 6:00 PM EDT
Thu 21:   9:00 AM  - 6:00 PM EDT

Location

Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlingon VA, 22201

Cost

$150.00

Manager

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Kirsten Holmberg

Contact Kirsten with your questions.

What graduates say

Jason Heki

Jason Heki

Development Director, ParentalRights.org

"LI's fundraising schools have been an invaluable asset to me and our development department at ParentalRights.org. Much of our growth last year was a result of the specialized training and resources offered by LI."

 

Kevin Hoeft

Kevin Hoeft

Director of Development & Public Policy, Home Educators Association of Virginia

"Our organization has just started a Development program, and I am the first Development Director. Leadership Institute has provided me with invaluable information on how to build sincere, long-term relationships with potential major donors.  On establishing a major donor program and with key details on how to identify, communicate with and enlist high dollar donors. I learned much from the expert instructors, and the meals, fellowship and accommodations provided by LI were exceptional." 

Paige Scarlett

Paige Scarlett

Development Director, ProLife Action League

"At LI's [fundraising training], I learned not only the importance of prospecting to find new donors, how to cultivate these donors and how to appeal to and engage your current donors, but how to do so effectively, with the biggest chance of success."

 

Your faculty

Damian Arias

Damian Arias

Digital Director, America Rising Corp

Damian Arias is a graduate from the University of West Florida where he studied political science and communications. His first start in D.C. was as a social media intern with the Leadership Institute in the 2014 Fall Clas...

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Phillip Bell

Phillip Bell

Director of External Affairs, FreedomWorks

Phil Bell is the Director of External Affairs at FreedomWorks, where he serves as a member of the Development Team. He comes to FreedomWorks after extensive work in the Advocacy and Political sections of the Conservative M...

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Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

Professionally, Morton Blackwell is the president of the Leadership Institute, a non-partisan educational foundation he founded in 1979.

His institute prepares conservatives for success in politics, government and t...

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Karla Bruno

Karla Bruno

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, The Leadership Institute

Karla Kraynak Bruno is a former English teacher and librarian, with over 35 years as an educator and researcher to her credit. She is a published author of historical fiction, a frequent guest columnist for two regional Vi...

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Matt Carnovale

Matt Carnovale

Matt Carnovale is a strategic partnership officer for FreedomWorks. He works with supporters from across the country to secure a free and prosperous future. He also helps supporters identify opportunities to increase their...

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Stephen Clouse

Stephen Clouse

Founder and President of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc.

Stephen D. Clouse is Founder and President of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc., a strategic communications and major gifts fundraising firm established in 1991 which has pioneered the use of a highly personalized, mul...

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AJ Cooke

AJ Cooke

A.J. Cooke is a Copywriter for Eberle and Associates, a leading direct-mail fundraising firm. He also writes for National File, a conservative news outlet known for breaking news and investigative journalism.

For th...

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Clare Erff

Clare Erff

Clare is a digital marketing manager for Membership Programs at The Heritage Foundation.

...

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Danielle Fife

Danielle Fife

Digital Donor Communications Officer

Danielle Fife is the Leadership Institute's Chief Legacy Planning Advisor.

In her role, she uses her skills in digital marketing and donor relations to maintain constant communication with the Leadership Institute'...

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Matthew Hurtt

Matthew Hurtt

Fundraising & Messaging Strategist

Matthew Hurtt is an internationally-recognized fundraiser, organizer, writer, and public speaker.

For nearly six years, Hurtt worked at Americans for Prosperity & AFP Foundation, where he organized activists acr...

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Alexander Hyatt

Alexander Hyatt

Alexander Hyatt currently manages The Heritage Foundation's direct mail team and oversees all aspects of its 3 direct mail programs (acquisition, housefile, and mid-level giving). He also manages Heritage's outbound telema...

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John McGovern

John McGovern

John McGovern joined The Leadership Institute (LI) in January 2014. He serves as the Regional Development Officer for the Southeast Region and is a 2014 graduate of the Koch Internship Program.

Though born in New Yo...

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Sean McMahon

Sean McMahon

Sean McMahon is the Vice President for Finance at the Leadership Institute.

...

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Stuart Monk

Stuart Monk

Stuart Monk is originally from Mississippi and is currently enrolled at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut where he studies History. On campus, Stuart has served as the Chief Recruiting Officer for The Federalist Pa...

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Mitch Nozka

Mitch Nozka

Director of Donor Communications at the Leadership Institute

Mitchell serves as the Director of Donor Communications at the Leadership Institute. He develops prospect, housefile, and cultivation mailings, and leads a team of creative staff to produce new offers to donors.

Mit...

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Steven Sutton

Steven Sutton

Senior Vice President, The Leadership Institute

Steven Sutton joined the Leadership Institute fourteen years ago as Vice President for Programs, where he restructured LI's 40+ training programs, from political grassroots to student groups on college campuses. He then se...

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Courtney Trollinger

Courtney Trollinger

Courtney is director of major gifts and leads a team of regional development officers to cultivate relationships with the Institute's most generous donors who help sustain LI's mission.

This is Courtney's “sec...

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Carsten Walter

Carsten Walter

Director of Development, The Heritage Foundation.

Carsten Walter is the Development Director at The Heritage Foundation.

Walter has worked in Heritage's development office since 1988, previously serving as Manager of Membership Programs. In his current posit...

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Daniel Whitfield

Daniel Whitfield

Copywriter, Eberle and Associates

Dan is a novelist and multi-award winning copywriter who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife and three daughters.

For the last eleven years, Dan has worked at Eberle Associates, during which time he has r...

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