Essentials of Fundraising

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Everett, WA

Presenter: Jim Shapiro

Partner: City University of Seattle - Everett Campus

Cost: $15

You desire fundraising confidence. Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat is the answer.

Come learn the secrets behind these four simple, yet powerful, words. By the end of this workshop you will know how to build an annual fundraising plan that is measureable, repeatable and successful.

SAVE THE DATE: Online Year End Fundraising

Date: November 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Presenter: Jim Shapiro & Steven Screen

Partner: Pacific Continental Bank - Banker's Hours

More information coming soon...

Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat: 4-Part Webinar Series

Start date: October 6, 2017
End date: October 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online

Presenter: Jim Shapiro

Partner: Washington Nonprofits

Cost: $60 - WA NP Members; $120 - Non-Members

Encore! This series was so popular in the spring, Jim is doing it again:

If you’d like an easy-to-follow fundraising plan for your year, and you want to build trust with your donors, the Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat system is the answer. Oh, and you’ll raise a lot more money!

Come learn the secrets behind this proven, powerful system for communicating with your donors. Each webinar in the series will “go deep” on one integral part of raising money, and you’ll receive specific, easy-to-follow advice. By the end of the series you will have built an annual fundraising plan that is successful and repeatable! Plus, you’ll be confident. You’ll know your plan is proven and going to raise more money!


Storytelling Matters: Communicating Your Mission Made Easy

Date: December 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Seattle, WA

Presenter: Jim Shapiro

Partner: 501 Commons

Cost: $40 -  501 Commons Members; $45 - Non-Members

Even more than shocking statistics, a story can spur someone to help because it makes the cause more real. In this Board Training session, you’ll learn to inspire action, forge lasting relationships, and strengthen your ability to become better advocates of your mission. You will come away with new methods to tell better stories across diverse communication channels.

Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat

Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Walla Walla, WA
FREE | Trainings

Presenter: Jim Shapiro

Partner: Washington Nonprofits

Cost: FREE!

Do you ever feel like your fundraising appeals are broken or falling short of their goal? Do you know how to honor your donor’s heart for giving while asking boldly and clearly for what you need? Now you can learn how to write, design, and deliver great fundraising appeals that raise more money while honoring donors who want to give you a gift to make the world a better place. The fundraising fundamentals you will learn during this session can be applied to direct mail, special events, and major donor gift acquisition.

Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

Start date: November 9, 2017
End date: November 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: San Diego, CA

Presenter: Steven Screen

Cost: $895 – Special Pricing Ends Oct 13 (other packages available)

Surf's Up! Our very own Steven Screen will be presenting at the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference.

The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference is unlike any conference you've ever attended.  As you dive deep into the world of storytelling and connecting with donors, you'll have a great time and feel inspired when you leave.

You’ll learn how to tell stories that raise more money and encourage transformational gifts.

Fundraising Training: Better Stories to Raise More Money

Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: 415 Westlake

With Better Stories, You Can Raise More Money

With Shanon Doolittle, Steven Screen and Jim Shapiro

To raise more money you have to get donors excited about what their gifts can do.  And the best way to do that is by telling better stories.

Fresh from presenting at the National Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, Shanon Doolittle, Jim Shapiro and Steven Screen want to share their fundraising storytelling secrets with you so that you can raise more money!

Right here in downtown Seattle, on the morning of May 3rd, you can hear all three share their secrets for just $40.

You’ll learn:

  • How to tell stories that will delight your donors, deepen your relationships and raise more money
  • Tips and techniques to weave your donor into the story of your organization
  • What stories to tell at events, and how to tell them
  • The types of stories that work best in appeals (it’s not what you think) and the best stories for newsletters.
  • How communicating with major donors is a little different than everyone else – and why that matters so much

Shanon, Jim and Steven will make sure you have multiple ideas you can take back to the office and use that afternoon to raise more money.  Shanon has an attitude of gratitude and is a nationally-recognized expert on running successful events.  Jim is a major donor fundraising fanatic.  Steven is a data-driven communication expert.  Their advice is proven, and it’s effective.

The cost to see the three of them at the national conference is over $500. You can see them here for $40! Register today!