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Write On's Upcoming Events

March 16:
Fundraising Masterclass - Budgeting Basics

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!

April 20:
Fundraising Masterclass - Optimizing Your Online Presence for Donors

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.

May 18:
Fundraising Masterclass - Traditional Capital Campaigns Versus Growth Campaigns

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.

June 15:
Fundraising Masterclass - Essential Elements of the Case for Support

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.

July 20:
Fundraising Masterclass - How to Create a Board Culture of Giving

“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.

August 17:
Fundraising Masterclass - Prospecting for Private Foundation Grants

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.

September 21:
Fundraising Masterclass - Grants and Events and Online Giving, oh my!

“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.

October 19:
Fundraising Masterclass - Marketing for Fundraisers

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.

November 16:
Fundraising Masterclass - Fundraising Planning for 2023

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.

December 21:
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.

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Jonathan Weber-Mendez

Jonathan Weber-Mendez is a nonprofit fundraising professional with a Master’s in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. Since 2018, Jonathan has served Write On Fundraising in multiple capacities working with both our nonprofit partners and staff to fulfill the company’s mission. As Director of Mission Impact, Jonathan helps equip staff with the education and resources needed to provide equity and compassion to philanthropy.

Prior to joining Write On Fundraising, Jonathan served as a staff grant writer for YWCA Tulsa and then Folds of Honor. Jonathan began his career of service in the United States Army where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom before working in the nonprofit sector.

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Melody Timinsky

Melody is a skilled fundraiser and strategic leader with areas of expertise in social impact, donor development, and grant evaluation and management. Prior to joining Write On Fundraising as Director of Grant Services, Melody worked as a corporate consultant for Tyson, was the Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of Northwest Arkansas, and served in a variety of leadership roles throughout the community.

Melody has an extensive background in the corporate sector, having strategized and led philanthropic initiatives, managed financial analysis, and bridged the gaps between companies and nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways. Today, Melody leads Write On’s entire grants department, analyzing efficiency, capacity planning, and managing a diverse team of fundraisers.

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Jace Pavlik

Jace Pavlik is an experienced manager with years in leadership, employee relations, and customer service. Jace is currently studying for his master’s in Business at Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining Write On Fundraising, Jace worked as general manager of Topeca Coffee for over four years.

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Laura Orwig

Laura is a communications professional with years of experience in content creation, channel management, and strategy implementation. Laura has her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. Prior to joining the Write On team, Laura traveled the country in an RV, vlogging her experience and utilizing social media to promote her brand. In addition, Laura worked with several anti-trafficking nonprofits in improving their communications strategy execution. Now, she travels part-time in her self-converted van, rock climbing across the country with her husband and two cats. 

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Lindsay Jordan

Lindsay Jordan is the Founder and CEO of Write On Fundraising, a fundraising firm that exclusively serves nonprofits throughout the country. Lindsay has a Master’s in Nonprofit Management and is a three-time Certified Fund Raising Executive. In addition, in 2020 and 2021, Lindsay was recognized as a Most Admired CEO by The Journal Record and named the “Small Business Person of the Year” by the Tulsa Regional Chamber in 2021.

Prior to founding Write On Fundraising, Lindsay worked in executive fundraising roles for several large nonprofits including the Alzheimer’s Association, YWCA, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. With more than $100 million raised for worthy causes, Lindsay works to build capacity for nonprofits and is deeply committed to developing upstream fundraising methodologies that bring greater equity to philanthropy.

Lindsay lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband, Aaron, and two young children, Oliver and Leo. When she’s not fundraising and speaking, she can usually be found curled up with a good book, hiking with her family, or trying her hand at a new recipe.