INTEGRALIntros: Intro to Fundraising: Effective strategies for nonprofits

December 1, 2022 1 PM

INTEGRALIntros: Intro to Fundraising: Effective strategies for nonprofits
December 1, 2022 1 PM

Thursday, September 29  1-2pm
with Derek Bechthold

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:

  • An understanding of the current giving trends in Canada and how this can impact your organization.
  • A greater appreciation for the cost benefit analysis and return on investment in fundraising (or “Fundraising from the corner of your desk”.)
  • Strategies on ‘The Ask’ – who to ask, when to ask, how to ask.
  • A firm grasp on stewardship – the science and art of thanking.
  • Essential tools that will enhance your fundraising efforts.

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.