How Nonprofit Comms Staff Are Getting Training

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We wanted to know the kinds of training people were participating in. For the 5% of you that did not participate in any training at all last year, you definitely need to make a change in 2018!

Does fundraising training focus too much on the ask?


Often I find that major gift (and legacy gift) fundraising education, training, and advice places too much emphasis on ‘the ask’ Yet, in many ways, the ask is the smallest part of most fundraiser’s jobs. So shouldn’t most education, training and advice focus on the rest of the process instead? Therefore, I think most of your time (and training) should be focused on the relationship-building parts of the process.

6 Ways to Train All-Org Messengers

Getting Attention

Your colleagues, board members, volunteers, and loyal donors have tremendous potential to strengthen relationships, drive participation, and raise money IF you launch this six-step training program: 1) Share a clear call to action. Their success stories and flops make great training content.

12 Free Nonprofit Webinars and Training Videos You’ll Love


trainingIf you’re a nonprofit professional, then you probably know what it’s like to be short on time. Maintaining a work-life balance is hard enough without having to hunt down the resources you and need to develop your skills. That’s why we’re giving you a shortcut.

Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

Getting Attention

Train them so they’re eager to share key messages to drive giving. With the right training and motivation, you can get help sharing relevant messages in a vibrant and consistent way to extend your reach and increase year end wins. Register Now: Thursday, October 6 at 1pm EDT.

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Who should pay for your training?

Get Fully Funded

I get so frustrated with nonprofit leaders who are short-sighted and don’t see the benefit in paying for training and professional development for their staff, particularly the fundraising staff. I understand that some organizations are struggling and the training budget is the first thing to go. I applaud those folks who want to pay for books and training themselves. One way to equalize their compensation is to pay for their training.

FundCoaches: A revolution in fundraising training

Fundraising Coach

Have you noticed how hard it is to find high quality, extremely practical, and affordable fundraising training? That inspired me to work to make it ridiculously easy for people to get fundraising training. Mo and his team flew around the country filming us presenting our training.

50% off fundraising training module

Fundraising Coach

The creators of were frustrated with how hard it was to find CFRE accredited training that didn’t cost and arm and a leg. There’s a lot of terrific training on this site. Other Possibly Related posts: FundCoaches: A revolution in fundraising training.

Training: Fundraising for Christian Ministry

Fundraising Coach

Ministry fundraising training Wednesday, August 13. Fundraising isn''t easy. But fundraising for your own ministry support can be even harder! Steve Shadrach knows that better than most. And he has tips and strategies for helping you raise your support and deepening your relationship with God.

Upcoming Fundraising Coach Speaking and Trainings

Fundraising Coach

Here are the upcoming trainings and talks for November 2014 into January 2015. Fundraising Training and Keynotes. THE NETHERLANDS: EA-EAZ training , November 18. This training for the Dutch Evangelical Alliance will combine major gift fundraising with inspirational looks at actual fundraising solicitations in Scripture. training at the 8th annual Fundraising Day in Rotterdam! Want fundraising training in your area? I love doing these trainings.

What makes a great Gift Officer great? 4 traits


Great Gift Officers have common traits. Here they are: Genuine curiosity. They ask donors questions and they truly care about the answers. They don’t sound like interrogators. Rather, they get supporters to think introspectively often saying, “Hmm. No one has ever asked me that before.”

No-Charge Training: Move People to Act Now w/One-Page Plan (Feb 5 & On Demand)

Getting Attention

Register now for this free training webinar on Feb 5 1-2 ET. Right-Things Right-Now Marketing free nonprofit marketing trainingRegister now, seats are filling fast. And you can watch at your convenience if you can’t make it live.

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Training Your Board to Raise Money – a book for your new year

Fundraising Coach

The new book Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money is just that. Train Your Board to Raise Money can help. They even have "suggested menus," 12 remixed combinations of exercises for specific training purposes like: Give Confidence to the Fundraising-Phobic (6 exercises).

4 Great Nonprofit Trainings this Month in The Nonprofit Academy!

Fundraising Coach

With over 50 webinars, templates, and tools in the NPA Online Vault, it''s already a great resource for affordable, efficient, and effective nonprofit trainings. But members typically get one new online training and one coaching call with me each month too.

Fundraising Training in Lewiston, Maine

Fundraising Coach

I’m honored to be doing a fundraising training in Lewiston, Maine today at 11:30. Ask Education Opportunities fundraising trainingIt’s open to Chamber members and non-members.

Want a fundraising job? Get some free online training from me, April 14th!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Did you miss the free online training today? This next online training will be about acing the interview, and how to get the right questions asked. Come to my free online training, Thursday, April 14th, 2011. I’m doing another webinar on Thursday, April 14th. 1-1:30pm. Click here to sign up! Why am I offering this? Have you looked at the statistics lately? People say they are hiring, but there are still hundreds of applications flowing in for just one job.

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Introducing the First Ever Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study


The first-ever benchmark study on major gifts fundraising. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce the 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study. The research was led by Melissa S. Brown and supported by the Association of Philanthropic Counsel. I just funded the effort.

A New Way to Train with Us

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

While our Annual All-Access Pass is a great deal for live trainings, recorded webinars, e-books, and other exclusive resources, we know not every organization can come up with $699 at one time. Start training right away!

Ask and Train Your Board to be Powerful Messengers (Hands-On)

Getting Attention

Andy Robinson provides training and consulting for nonprofits in fundraising, board development, marketing, earned income, planning, leadership development, and facilitation.

I must sound like a broken record but here’s more nonprofit data that will inspire you to focus more on major donors


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Training Video: Face-To-Face Fundraising

The Agitator

And so, on a lighter note, The Agitator would like to commend this video as a training. For many fundraisers, I suspect this is the last day of work as many sneak out for a long Christmas holiday.

When it comes to “moves management,” are you concerned too?


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Upcoming speaking engagements & fundraising training

Fundraising Coach

” Most of my fundraising training and speaking is currently done for nonprofits that bring me in to speak to their boards and teams. If you want to explore hiring me to train your team or board fill out the form here:

Finally revealed, a profile of the ideal major gift officer


Thanks to the Education Advisory Board , we now know what the ideal major gift officer looks like. Their Advancement Forum sought to understand what makes a top major gift officer tick. So they surveyed over 1,200 major gift officers at 89 colleges and universities in the U.S.A

Last Chance: 4 Keys to Pitch-Perfect Messaging (Free Training, May 30)

Getting Attention

Please join me on Wednesday, May 30 to learn how to stop striking flat notes with your target audiences and join the 16% of nonprofits whose messages resonate and spur action. 80% of seats are already gone, so it’s now or never. Master the 4 Keys to Pitch-Perfect Messaging.

Hire the Right Nonprofit Marketing Help

Getting Attention

As always, I learned so much from you and other members of the […] Jobs and Hiring Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing training

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Fundraising Training Videos now available online!

Fundraising Coach

My goal is to make it ridiculously easy for people to get fundraising training, so I’m thrilled that they’re offering it this way too! Fundraising Secret #59: Get Training for Your Board and Volunteers. Board Training.

4 Myths About Fundraising You Need to Stop Believing

Wild Woman Fundraising

Invest in their training, and they may surprise you in how well they can fundraise for you! I have talked with so many people about fundraising. Founders. Executive Directors. Board members. and of course, fundraising staff. What do many people believe that is Simply. True?

Great “behind-the-scenes” progress in 2013, now let’s get creative!

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I have seen great progress made on this front through including engagement as a topic in employee training programs and all staff training gatherings.

How to do a better board training (with Andy Robinson)

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I had coffee with Andy Robinson , who has been training boards for over 35 years. I got the chance to ask Andy, board trainer extraordinaire of , my most burning questions about board training.

Six Figure Cause Marketing Training Program Returns October 4th

Selfish Giving

The Six Figure Cause Marketing webinar – the most comprehensive and successful cause marketing training program on the market – begins October 4th from 1pm to 2pm EST. It’s a three-part program with sessions on October 6 and 11 at the same time.

Making Meme Magic: Q&A with Smile Train

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

And it just got even more magical thanks to #seriousbaby , a new campaign recently launched by Smile Train. And Walter’s call to action is clear: Donate to Smile Train. What was the motivation to launch a new campaign for Smile Train? Isn’t the Internet a magical place?

Can’t Miss Online Fundraising Training from One of Our Faves

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I don’t promote a lot of stuff that costs you money on this blog outside of our training here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, but I am making an exception because Kerri Karvetski has put together a training on online fundraising that is going to be incredible.

Fundraising Secret #59: Get Training for Your Board and Volunteers

Fundraising Coach

As a fundraising professional, you should be getting fundraising and leadership training annually. If you don’t yet do regular training for your board and volunteers, be prepared for some resistance. Here are some things you can do to get the most bang for your training buck: If you can hire a consultant or coach to come to do a training , why not make part of that training in the evening with your board, after most people get out of work.

One Free Way to Ramp Up Your Social Media Storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

Join me for a free 6-week training on social media storytelling, specifically designed for the busy nonprofit! All videos, trainings, and materials are free. Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling free course social media storytelling storytelling summer school video training

Training: Getting More Media Attention

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During this month-long e-clinic, you’ll get the training and coaching you need to learn how to get the media interested in your organization and your cause today. Our September E-Clinic is all about getting your nonprofit and good cause more media exposure, and registration is now open!

Nonprofit Blogging Best Practices: Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Blog and How to Create a Great One

J Campbell Social Marketing

Blogging Events Nonprofits Social Media Speaking blogging free webinar training On November 5, I will be presenting a FREE webinar with Nonprofit Webinars (a service of 4Good). I hope you can join me!

Nonprofit Board Orientation – 3 tips to starting them right!

Fundraising Coach

In almost any training on nonprofit storytelling , you''ll hear that people want to be involved in a fight. As Simone Joyaux recently said in a training on firing lousy board members , you should expect board members to come prepared to board meetings.

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Quick storytelling tip for nonprofit board members

Fundraising Coach

Ask Board Members Stories board members board training boards boards of trustees Being a nonprofit board member can be an exciting adventure. You''re part of something bigger than yourself, doing incredible work.

How to Set Nonprofit Marketing Goals that Build Your Impact & Satisfaction

Getting Attention

Planning and Evaluation fundraising kivi leroux miller marketing goals marketing planning Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing goals planning professional development Total Focus Marketing Plan Workshop trainingJoin Kivi and Me for this Free Webinar. Learn How to.

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