For many nonprofits, fundraising is hard work. And the resources required to fundraise successfully can seem like they take away from your core work. But there can be joy in fundraising!
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This free workshop is part of the INTEGRALIntros series. For many nonprofits, fundraising is not only hard work, but it can be overwhelming – and the resources required to fundraise successfully can take away from your core work. But this does not have to be the case.
For organizations large and small, raising needed funds through donor support can – and must – be a powerful part of any nonprofit’s financing model. For “fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.” (Hank Rosso)
This session will introduce the basics of fundraising, with an emphasis on practical tools, tactics, and strategies that smaller organizations can utilize to build capacity and sustainability for their organization.
Participants will come away from this workshop with:
Trainer Derek Bechthold's career, spanning 24+ years has had him the honour of contributing to a myriad of nonprofits and charities from a multitude of sectors including, Wood's Homes, Inn from the Cold, The Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, and currently The Brenda Strafford Foundation. These agencies have ranged in budgets from $500,000 to $85 million, and fundraising departments from 7 full time employees to one-person shops. Derek has dabbled in every manner of fund development and is well versed in high-level strategic development down to the tactical minutiae of fundraising.
For most nonprofit professionals, applying for grants can be a time-consuming and overwhelming endeavour. Even if you have a well-written proposal, the growing demand for services in the nonprofit sector means there is tough competition for funding.
Whether you are new to the grant writing process or you are hoping to increase the success of your next grant application, this 90-minute workshop is designed for organizations that do not have dedicated fundraising departments. Join our fireside chat with two highly experienced fundraising and funding specialists as they walk you through the life of a grant from the perspective of both the fundraiser and funder.
You'll hear practical insight on the following topics:
A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.
Cost: $10 - 30. During the registration process, choose the ticket price that works best for you or your organization.
$30 - Standard Ticket: Choose this ticket price if your organization is normally able to pay this amount for professional development.
$20 - Multiple Attendees Ticket: Bring a friend! Multiple attendees receive a $10 discount on each ticket.
$10 - Equitable Pricing Ticket: Choose this ticket if your organization is smaller and has limited resources for professional development.
Derek Bechthold’s career spans 24 years. Through his journey he has had the honour of contributing to a myriad of nonprofits and charities from a multitude of sectors - including the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, Wood’s Homes, CanLearn Society, Inn from the Cold, the Calgary Police Foundation, the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, and currently The Brenda Strafford Foundation. These agencies have ranged in budgets from $500,000 to $85 million, and fundraising departments from 7 FTE to one-person shops. Over his career, Derek has dabbled in every manner of fund development – from annual giving, major gifts, special events, through to planned giving and is well versed in high-level strategic development down to the tactical, minutiae of fundraising.
Sara Stepa is a born and raised Albertan who has been raising funds for personal and community causes for over a decade. In her previous role, as the Director of Programs, she learned the ins and outs of both sides of the grant pipeline. Throughout her career she has raised over $5.5 million in grant funding for social and community causes. Sara has a passion for bridging the gaps and reducing barriers for communities so they can achieve their mission. To help grow the skills and knowledge across the sector, she started her own grant consulting business, Step Up Consulting, in 2021.