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NDANO offers live in-person and online learning opportunities for nonprofits, often with partners. Members receive discounted rates on all NDANO events. All times are Central unless otherwise indicated.

Do you have a learning opportunity or event for North Dakota nonprofits to add to our calendar? Email NDANO with the details.

Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat - Year-End Fundraising

Thursday, October 22, 2020
2:00 pm3:00 pm
NDANO Partner Webinar Series
Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat - Year-End Fundraising

Presenter: Washington Nonprofits
Cost: $80 NDANO Members and $160 Nonmembers

Four 60-minute webinars, Thursdays, Oct. 22 & 29 and Nov. 5 & 12, 2020.

NDANO is pleased to partner with Washington Nonprofits to offer you this four-part webinar series.

Whether you’re just stepping into your first fundraising role or you are a seasoned fundraising veteran, this course is for you! Just in time for the end-of-year giving season, this two-part webinar series will help you build a repeatable fundraising plan that honors your donors and raises more money year after year. Increase your fundraising confidence and knowledge. Collect resources and samples to help you improve your storytelling and fundraising offers. You desire fundraising confidence. Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat is the answer.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build a repeatable fundraising plan that honors your donors and raises more money year after year
  • Increase your fundraising confidence and knowledge
  • Review resources and samples to help you improve your storytelling and fundraising offers
All sessions take place Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. CT.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 - 2-3 p.m. C.T.
Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat – A Powerful Introduction:

  • Ask – when and how
  • Thank – meaningful 'thanks' that make your donor feel great
  • Report – reporting done right, reporting leads donor confidence and more donations
  • Repeat – the ATRR cycle year after year
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 - 2-3 p.m. C.T.
Be Confident! How to ask for a donation while encouraging trust with your donors

  • How to build a fundraising offer that works
  • Ask for donations using multiple channels, including face-to-face requests, direct mail and digital media
  • When to ask and how often
  • Understand the power of matching gifts
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 - 2-3 p.m. C.T.
Encourage Donor Trust – Thank promptly and emotionally

  • How to use receipt letters, thank you notes and emails to encourage donor trust
  • Raise more money, even while thanking
  • Get your board involved
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 - 2-3 p.m. C.T.
Report & Repeat your way to an annual, repeatable fundraising plan

  • How to make your donor the superhero of the story
  • Repeats what works again and again
  • Capital campaigns
  • Pro tip – what every board member needs to know about fundraising

All sessions will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.

Jim Shapiro
Jim Shapiro has spent 20 years serving and working in the nonprofit sector. He is co-founder of The Better Fundraising Co., former founder of The EDGE Group and in his first decade of work was the Vice President of Development at CRISTA Ministries. Jim is a seasoned and experienced development professional and has led successful capital campaigns, events, and development efforts for a large number of organizations. He has consulted with charities, community groups, churches, and schools throughout the Pacific Northwest on topics of leadership, board governance, and management.