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Comprehensive Fundraising Training

On Tuesday November 12, 2019

About the event

About the event

4 days, $300

Registration fee includes meals and lodging (available for the first 46 students).

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

Details

Starts Tuesday, November 12

Tue 12:   8:00 AM  - 6:00 PM EST
Wed 13:   8:00 AM  - 6:00 PM EST
Thu 14:   8:00 AM  - 6:00 PM EST
Fri 15:   8:00 AM  - 6:00 PM EST

Location:

Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St

Arlington, VA 22201 Map

Cost

$300.00

Manager

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Annamarie Rienzi

Contact Annamarie 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

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 30 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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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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John Davis

John Davis

Director of Donor Communications, the Leadership Institute

John Davis has helped the Leadership Institute train conservative students, activists, and leaders for the past twelve years.

He has dramatically increased the number of active donors to the Leadership Institute.

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Bob Ewing

Bob Ewing

Bob Ewing helps people to grow and connect.

He has coached thousands of professionals, activists, and students, empowering them to explain complex ideas in clear, compelling terms. Through individualized trainings a...

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Wes Fisher

Wes Fisher

Wes Fisher is the Government Affairs Manager at the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), the national trade group representing the $25 billion US convenience services industry (vending and unattended retail...

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Michael Garner

Michael Garner

Michael's fundraising experience began in 2006 when he started working at LDS Philanthropies raising money for college scholarships. In no time, he became one of their top fundraisers and earned a reputation for reactivati...

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David Kulivan

David Kulivan

With nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit arena, David Kulivan specializes in working with AC Fitzgerald's clients to grow their high-dollar individual and corporate funding base. He has designed and led large so...

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Kathryn LaPotin

Kathryn LaPotin

An experienced political operative, Katie LaPotin has been a strategic consultant for center-right candidates and conservative causes for more than a decade.

By emphasizing the use of big data and market research, K...

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Emmy Lewis

Emmy Lewis

President, Lewis & Company Marketing Communications Inc.

Mary Elizabeth (Emmy) Lewis is President of Lewis & Company Marketing Communications, Inc., a full-service agency established in 1983, which specializes in direct mail fundraising, membership development, and marketing...

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Andrew McIndoe

Andrew McIndoe

Vice President of Development, The Heritage Foundation

As the Vice President of Development for The Heritage Foundation, Andrew McIndoe leads the organization's robust major gift program.

Born and raised in Oak Ridge, North Carolina, McIndoe is responsible for nearly $7...

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Stephen Saunders

Stephen Saunders

Stephen Saunders serves as Director of Philanthropy with United Way of the National Capital Area. In this role, manages the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts for major and individual philanthropists with a...

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Sean Themea

Sean Themea

Sean Themea began his career with YAL as a student at Ithaca College with the help of the Leadership Institute, and he quickly became a New York State Chair. After college, he joined as the Midwest Regiona...

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Daniel Whitfield

Daniel Whitfield

Copywriter, Eberle and Associates

Dan Whitfield is an award-winning copywriter with Eberle Associates Inc., one of the nation's oldest and most successful conservative direct mail fundraising agencies. As a copywriter, Dan has written fundraising appeals f...

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