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Comprehensive Fundraising Training

On Monday September 15, 2014

About the event

About the event

4 days, $300

Registration fee includes meals and lodging (available for the first 46 students).

Spreading your message has only become more expensive, but fundraising has never been more simple. The Comprehensive Fundraising Training enables you to attend three of LI's famous fundraising schools, consecutively over 4 days.

Learn from the best in the business how to create a steady, growing revenue base for your organization or campaign; maximize your revenue potential; and raise funds through personal solicitation, grant-making foundations, planned giving programs, and direct mail.

In addition, you will learn to:

  • Build winning relationships with donors
  • Renew and upgrade donors -- keys to long-term success
  • Implement proven direct mail concepts
  • Write persuasive and effective grant proposals
  • Develop an integrated online fundraising strategy


You'll benefit from this training if you're:

  • Wanting to learn the art of how to ask for funding
  • A non-profit employee starting your career in fundraising
  • Part of a conservative organization that seeks to enlarge your donor base
  • Seeking corporate fundraising tips and private grant funding
  • A start-up organization setting up your donor programs and communications
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Details

Starts Monday, September 15

Mon. 15 9:00 - 7:00 PM
Tue. 16 9:00 - 7:00 PM
Wed. 17 9:00 - 7:00 PM
Thu. 18 9:00 - 7:00 PM

Location:
Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201 Map
Cost

$300.00

Manager

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Carol Wehe

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What graduates say

Kevin Hoeft

Kevin Hoeft

Director of Development & Public Policy, Home Educators Association of Virginia

"Our organization has just started a Development program, and I am the first Development Director. Leadership Institute has provided me with invaluable information on how to build sincere, long-term relationships with potential major donors.  On establishing a major donor program and with key details on how to identify, communicate with and enlist high dollar donors. I learned much from the expert instructors, and the meals, fellowship and accommodations provided by LI were exceptional." 

Jason Heki

Jason Heki

Development Director, ParentalRights.org

"LI's fundraising schools have been an invaluable asset to me and our development department at ParentalRights.org. Much of our growth last year was a result of the specialized training and resources offered by LI."

Paige Scarlett

Paige Scarlett

Development Director, ProLife Action League

"At LI's [fundraising training], I learned not only the importance of prospecting to find new donors, how to cultivate these donors and how to appeal to and engage your current donors, but how to do so effectively, with the biggest chance of success."

 

Your faculty

John Albertella

Director of Direct Response Marketing, Judicial Watch

John Albertella is the Director of Direct Response Marketing at Judicial Watch, a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the ...

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Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen

Vice President, American Target Advertising

Kevin has been a direct mail fundraiser since 1989. He currently serves as Vice President at American Target Advertising. Prior to joining American Target Advertising, Kevin worked for the Richard Norman Company as their C...

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Morton Blackwell

Morton Blackwell

President of the Leadership Institute

Professionally, Morton Blackwell is the president of the Leadership Institute, a non-partisan educational foundation he founded in 1979.

His institute prepares conservatives for success in politics, government and t...

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Karla Bruno

Karla Bruno

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, The Leadership Institute

Karla Kraynak Bruno is a former English teacher and librarian, with over 30 years as an educator and researcher to her credit. She is a published author of historical fiction, a frequent guest columnist for two regional Vi...

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Tammy Cali

Tammy Cali

President & COO Eberle Associates

Tammy Cali is President and Chief Operating Officer at Eberle Associates.

Tammy has a wide range of direct marketing experience. Before joining Eberle she served as the Chief Executive Officer of several non-prof...

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Sondra Clark

Sondra Clark

Digital Director at Heritage Action

Sondra Clark, Digital Director at Heritage Action, is a believer in compelling copy, the power of data and conservative principles. Before joining Heritage Action, Sondra worked in community engagement for Nestle USA (yes,...

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Stephen Clouse

Stephen Clouse

Founder and President of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc.

Stephen is the founder and president of Stephen Clouse & Associates, Inc., a strategic communications/fundraising firm established in 1991. His firm provides consultation, message development and television training to...

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Eric Cullen

Eric Cullen

Executive Vice President, Strategy

Eric Cullen has served in official and political capacities for five members of Congress and provided communications services to dozens of campaigns for over a decade. A native of Wisconsin, he resides in Was...

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Kaitlyn Czajkowski

Kaitlyn Czajkowski

Manager, Digital Marketing at Engage

Kaitlyn Czajkowski joined the Engage team in November 2013 as a Manager of Digital Marketing.

Previously, Kaitlyn worked at Americans for Prosperity Foundation, where she designed, produced and implem...

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John Davis

John Davis

Director of Donor Communications, the Leadership Institute

John Davis has helped the Leadership Institute train conservative students, activists, and leaders for the past ten years.

He spends his days keeping in touch with the 30,000 principled conservatives who donate to s...

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John Paul DeGance

John Paul DeGance

Chief Operating Officer, Philanthropy Roundtable

J.P. De Gance joined The Philanthropy Roundtable as chief operating officer in February 2013. He is responsible for managing operations, including finance and accounting, development, event planning and logistics, technolo...

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Ann Fitzgerald

Ann Fitzgerald

President of A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates

Ann C. Fitzgerald, President of A.C. Fitzgerald & Associates, earned a master's degree in philanthropic studies from Indiana University. She has more than two decades of experience in sales, management, fundraising pub...

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Rick Hendrix

Rick Hendrix

Founding Partner of ClearWord Communications Group

Rick Hendrix has worked as a direct mail fundraising professional for three decades. For 10 years, he directed the direct mail program here at the Leadership Institute where he oversaw a more than tenfold increas...

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Matthew Hurtt

Matthew Hurtt

Trainer, Americans For Prosperity GLA

Matthew Hurtt is a trainer for Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Grassroots Leadership Academy. In that capacity, he travels the country training conservative activists.

Previously, he served as a copywriter fo...

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Ian Ivey

Ian Ivey

Branch Chief, General Services Administration

Ian Ivey has been training people in teaching, communications, and argumentation for more than 20 years.

In 1997, while Ian was in law school at Georgetown, he began training instructors at Kaplan Test Prep. Ian was...

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Coley Jackson

Coley Jackson

Vice President of External Affairs, the Competitive Enterprise Institute

Coley Jackson is the Competitive Enterprise Insitute's (CEI) Vice President of External Affairs. Before joining CEI in 2013, he directed the development team handling all major gift, corporate, and foundation relation oper...

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Emmy Lewis

Emmy Lewis

President, Lewis & Company Marketing Communications Inc.

Mary Elizabeth (Emmy) Lewis is President of Lewis & Company Marketing Communications, Inc., a full-service agency established in 1983, which specializes in direct mail fundraising, membership development, and marketing...

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Megan Lott

Megan Lott

VP of Development & Contributing Editor, Accuracy in Media, Inc.

Megan Beth Lott is the Vice President of Development at AIM where she oversees all aspects of its fundraising operations, and she also serves as a Contributing Editor to the AIM Report. She brings over thirty years of expe...

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Connie Marshner

Connie Marshner

President, Connie Marshner & Associates

Connie Marshner moved from issue work into fundraising about fifteen years ago. She has been Senior Development Officer at Leadership Institute, Executive Director of the Susan B. Anthony List, and Vice-President for Devel...

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Todd Meredith

Todd Meredith

Co-Owner, Morgan, Meredith & Associates

Todd Meredith is owner and CEO of Morgan, Meredith Companies, a DC based conservative fundraising firm. For 25 years he has worked at Morgan, Meredith raising money for over 300 Republican political campaigns, Leadership P...

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Mitchell Nozka

Mitchell Nozka

Deputy Director of Donor Communications at the Leadership Institute

Mitchell serves as the Deputy Director of Donor Communications at the Leadership Institute. He develops prospect, housefile, and cultivation mailings, and leads a team of Donor Communications Coordinators.

Mitchell ...

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Bethany Rolando

Bethany Rolando

Regional Development Officer, The Leadership Institute

Bethany serves as the Regional Development Officer for the South Central Region of the Leadership Institute (LI).

Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Bethany is the oldest of three children. Born and raised ...

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Stephanie Salvagno

Stephanie Salvagno

Stephanie Salvagno
Senior Manager, Political Affairs & Policy
Covestro LLC
Washington, DC

A former varsity lacrosse player and g...

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Robert Stuber

Robert Stuber

Director of Development, Family Research Council

Since 1981, Robert Stuber has raised funds through direct mail solicitations for a wide variety of organizations, including political candidates, party committees, cause-oriented organizations and charities, ranging from h...

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Carsten Walter

Carsten Walter

Director of Development, The Heritage Foundation.

Carsten Walter is the Development Director at The Heritage Foundation.

Walter has worked in Heritage's development office since 1988, previously serving as Manager of Membership Programs. In his current posit...

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Nathanael Yellis

Nathanael Yellis

Deputy Political Director at Heritage Action for America

Nathanael Yellis manages online operations for Heritage Action for America, as Deputy Political Director.

He's an experienced campaign volunteer and worked for TeenPact Leadership School. While at Patrick Henry Coll...

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