Write On's Upcoming Events
The cost to gain new donors frequently runs 50-100% more than the dollars collected from them in a given year. And yet donor retention rates continue to fall for many nonprofits - recently plummeting to under 40%. How can you leverage your existing donors to grow fundraising while decreasing the cost of acquiring new donors? Join Write On’s Founder and CEO Lindsay Jordan in January to learn more.
Government grants can provide significant infusions of cash for critical mission work. However, they can also be burdensome to maintain and require preparation activities that some organizations are just not ready to take on. Thinking about pursuing government grants? Join Write On’s director of mission impact, Jonathan Weber-Mendez, in February to learn what makes a nonprofit “government grant-ready” and what your next steps might be.
No matter the program or initiative, a basic budget will help build donor confidence in your fundraising proposal, serve as a guiding document for staff, and demonstrate precisely how you intend to “move the needle” and impact communities. In our “Budgeting Basics” Masterclass, we will explore the common budgets used in fundraising proposals and build out real world examples. Feel free to bring your own budget to class to workshop live with Write On’s director of grant services Melody Timinsky!
In today’s digital world, a website is often the first glance a donor gets into your organization. Ensuring it is functional, informative, and “on-brand” with your mission and values is absolutely crucial. Join Write On’s marketing manager, Laura Orwig, this April to learn how to revamp your online presence for improved donor accessibility and increased giving.
Is it a capital campaign, a growth campaign, or a simple grant restriction? Not sure which type of infrastructure you need to meet your fundraising goal for a new building, rehabilitation, or new program launch? Join Write On’s Founder and CEO Lindsay Jordan in May as we explore the nuance between traditional capital campaigns and growth campaigns and help you determine which is the right choice for your organization.
The Case for Support is arguably the single most important grant-writing tool in your toolbox. In addition to sharing with donors critical information about the problem you’re working to solve, why your work matters, and how you move the needle, the Case for Support offers the best space to tell your organizational story, share the impact of your work through the eyes of the people you serve, and clearly articulate the funding needed to move your mission forward. Join Director of Write On’s Grant Services, Melody Timinsky, in June’s masterclass to learn what to include in your Case for Support.
“How do I get my board to fundraise?” This is the #1 question we receive from frustrated nonprofit leaders. The “Give” and “Get” - how a board member chooses to make a gift and how they bring additional gifts to the organization - go hand-in-hand. In this session, we’ll explore the common reasons nonprofit board members don’t make financial gifts, why that matters to potential funders, and how you can engage board members respectfully in the philanthropic process. Join Lindsay Jordan, MNM, CFRE, to learn the tips to building a board culture of giving at your nonprofit.
Private foundation giving grew an astonishing 17% to more than $88B in 2020, and more than half of private foundations report that they will continue pandemic-era giving guidelines - more unrestricted grants and fewer grantee requirements - into 2022. Where can you find grant opportunities? And how do you know which ones are the best fit for your programs? Learn these answers and more at August’s fundraising masterclass with Director of Mission Impact, Jonathan Weber-Mendez.
“Grants are great, but they take forever to get.” “Our golf tournament raises money, but it’s so much work.” “No matter what we do, we never seem to make our fundraising goal.” When it comes to fundraising, there are a LOT of options. How can you tell which activities are the best fit for you? What will have the highest return on investment? Join Lindsay Jordan, Founder and CEO of Write On, to learn how to build a diverse fundraising portfolio that will meet the financial needs of your organization now and in the future.
Awareness = funding. The greater the visibility and clarity of your message, the better you will be able to fundraise. Join marketing professional, Laura Orwig, this October to learn what messages donors are responding to and how to increase your nonprofit’s visibility through earned (free), paid, and owned media.
Join Write On founder and CEO, Lindsay Jordan, as we look back on fundraising trends from 2022 and discuss what we expect from philanthropy in 2023. Market predictions from Lindsay are almost always right on the money! If you’re working on your fundraising calendar for next year, this Masterclass is a can’t-miss.
Fundraising Masterclass -
Fire Up Your Donors: Leveraging Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
The old adage is true: people give to people. With $1.3B raised and more than 9M engaged participants, nowhere is this more pronounced than through peer-to-peer fundraising. Whether you are planning an in-person or virtual Walk/Run/Ride or want to learn how to inspire donors to fundraise on your behalf through social media, our last Masterclass of the year will give you the tools and information you need to activate a powerful fundraising audience. Join Write On special guest Toni McGee to learn more.