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Comprehensive Fundraising Training

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About the event

Spreading your message has only become more expensive, but fundraising has never been more simple. The Comprehensive Fundraising Training enables you to attend four of LI's famous fundraising schools, consecutively over 5 days.

Those Trainings are the:

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
This training is currently scheduled to be held online only but is prepared to move in-person should Arlington County safety guidelines permit. In the event it moves in-person, anyone who registered for the online portion will still be able to attend virtually.


Starts Monday, March 22

Mon 22:   9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM EDT
Tue 23:   9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EDT
Wed 24:   9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EDT
Thu 25:   9:00 AM  - 5:00 PM EDT


This training is online.


$100.00 $25.00 discount for early registration until 3/15/21 Your Cost: $75.00


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Kirsten Holmberg

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What graduates say

Jason Heki

Jason Heki

Development Director,

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


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." 

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

Karla Bruno

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, The Leadership Institute

Karla Kraynak Bruno is a former English teacher and librarian, with over 35 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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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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Roy Jones

Award Winning Author & CFRE,

Roy Jones has more than 30 years of relationship building, coalition development, marketing and fundraising experience. He published an award winning book on major gift development called: Rainmaking – The Fundraiser...

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Mike Milligan

For the past 30 years, Mike has been active in raising funds for a variety of political organizations, political candidates, and non-profit organizations.

Mike has been with Direct Mail Systems (DMS) since 19...

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Steven Sutton

Vice President for Development, The Leadership Institute

Steven joined the Leadership Institute nine years ago as Vice President of Programs. As Vice President of Programs, he directed all LI's training programs, from political grassroots to student groups on college campuses. H...

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