How To Raise Your First 250K

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Join us for a unique one-day workshop designed to assist new, small, start-up nonprofit organizations who are just beginning to engage in fundraising. We are inviting the participation of 2 people from each agency: the Founder/Executive Director, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and one or two other key Board member and/or program staff members. Fundraising is most successful when it is conducted as a team process.

Of all the nonprofits in the USA, 75% never reach the threshold of raising $250,000 over 5 years. But when a nonprofit agency does reach $250,000, sustainability seems more assured. It appears that the first $250,000 is the hardest.

There is no shortage of information about fundraising techniques. All of them – grassroots activities, individual donors, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, special events, and direct mail solicitations – have their role in raising the necessary funding needed to operate our nonprofit organizations. But which methods are the best? And in what combination? Where do you start? Grants? Golf Tournaments? Bill Gates?

This workshop is designed to help you learn how to plan the best fundraising strategy for your agency. Over time, fund development professionals have identified “best practices” for new, small, start-up nonprofit organizations. If your nonprofit agency follows certain steps and then builds upon a carefully thought-out plan, the potential for future growth and success is greatly enhanced. Quite simply, the first step is the cultivation of individual donors who share a passion for your cause and are willing to work for it. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But . . . it’s not always so easy.

This workshop is intended to give you a roadmap to early fundraising strategies, filled with clear information, exercises, and opportunities to practice what you learn.

Each registration includes two total attendees from your organization. We will follow up after receiving the first registration to add the second attendee.

Scholarships available! Click here for more information.

Member Price: $200

Non-Member Price: $250


  • Fundraising
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Course Sessions:

How To Raise Your First 250k 3-22-2018

Instructor/Facilitator: OneOC Training Instructor

3/22/2018 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Timezone: Pacific Standard Time

Location: OneOC Training Room : 1901 E. 4th St. Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA, 92705, USA

Available Seats: Unlimited

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If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call 714-597-8956.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be allowed up to 48 hours in advance. No refunds will be given for late cancellations or no-shows for any course. No-shows will be invoiced for the full registration fee.

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