If your organization has big ideas and fewer people, you have an unusual opportunity in front of you.
Smaller organizations have tremendous potential to transform their fortunes through high-engagement, high-value philanthropy -- if they do it right. In fact, a bold and decisive step can transform an organization from the inside out and set the stage for a whole new level of success.
Nothing makes us happier than to see folks like you thrive. We want you to benefit (just as much as the “big guys”) from our small-group experiential learning programs … built on the latest research in social psychology and organization development, as well as the best insights from decades of experience in facilitating philanthropy and civic engagement.
This proven curriculum — unlike anything else that’s ever been available to the development profession — has been offered privately for many years and is only now becoming available to a wider (but still select) circle.
This is not the right fit for everyone.
Our curriculum is especially well-suited to those who want to raise money in a way that advances social innovation and civic engagement. In fact, the methods we use were developed for exactly that purpose.
It’s also a perfect fit for those who want to nurture human growth and development, promote progressive values, and honor the humanity of all involved (donors, volunteers, and professionals alike).
And it’s for those who have high aspirations, maybe a touch of the heroic … or even an “impossible” mission in front of them.
If that sounds like your organization, we invite you to consider enrolling a small team in our next public workshop. Early registration is advised, as space is limited. (Besides, we want you to get the benefits sooner rather than later.)
For example, an effective team of four to six people could include your CEO or executive director, development director and other development staff, program staff who are involved in meetings with donors, and key volunteer leaders or board members. We’ll be glad to work with you to identify ideal participants.
Teams of at least four people from the same organization can take advantage of a special benefit: We’ll meet with your team after the workshop for a private strategy session -- to make sure you’ll put your learning into action and get a great return on your investment.
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A FEW WORDS FROM OUR COMMUNITY
A few of our distinguished alums ...
Jim Hodge, like too many development officers, found himself facing burnout. Exposure to fresh ideas not only kept him in the field, but gave him a new mindset that laid the foundation for an exceptional 35-year career in principal gifts at Mayo Clinic and the University of Colorado. See how Jim energized his career.
Dan Loritz faced unusual challenges in getting his university's largest-ever capital campaign off the ground. A high-engagement approach let Dan skip the conventional feasibility study and case for support, meet the campaign goal, increase it, and then far surpass the new goal. Discover how Dan did it.
Jay Hughes, high-level advisor and confidante to families of wealth, shares insights on building relationships of trust and influence. His mentoring of Charlie Collier, leading philanthropic advisor at Harvard, has had a lasting influence at the highest levels of the development profession. Go behind the scenes with Jay.