Fundraising AND Leadership Roundtable

A Collaborative Learning Community for Fundraising Executives

Six Sessions. 18 hours.
Laura Fredricks, Marti Fischer

Full price $1,260

Requirements: Successful completion of Baruch’s

a) Individual Fundraising Certificate program or
b) Contract Training program

Registration is closed.

Over six weeks, a select group of fundraising practitioners will convene to discuss the leadership strategies that create productive groups as well as solutions to their fundraising challenges. This interactive program is designed to be a confidential forum for peer feedback and sharing experience.

Facilitated by experts and practitioners, the conversations will be oriented toward developing skills and finding answers. Participants will leave the sessions with practical strategies for improving their leadership and fundraising abilities and a trusted peer group to depend on as they tackle future challenges.

The agenda for the group will be customized based upon the needs expressed by the group. The agenda for the six weeks will be discussed and set during the first session.

Sessions include:

Leadership Development:

Effective Management: Managing Up, Down and Sideways
Communication skills and critical listening techniques that decrease politics and increase productivity. We’ll use humor and improvisational theater techniques to improve communication skills.

How to Run Meetings that Everyone Wants to Attend
Learn cutting edge methods for running meetings that produce results. Strategies for becoming ‘the meeting that everyone wants to attend.’

Getting the Buy in of your Board around Fundraising
Discussions and recommendations for creating more efficient meetings and communications with board members, with activities that train your board to ‘ask’ for support.


Cultivating and Keeping Donors
Creative solutions for retaining and growing your donor base.

Making the Ask
For use at work and in your personal life. Learn the 5-step ‘Ask’ sequence, plan for surprises and practice successful closing techniques.

Storytelling Your Way to Your Next Gift
Identifying and crafting the stories that create advocates. Techniques for telling a story with an ‘ask’. Group learning and peer review builds storytelling skills.

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