“There are many great training opportunities for fundraisers in Tulsa,” said Lindsay Jordan, MNM, CFRE, Chief Philanthropic Adviser for Write On Fundraising, “but I’ve found that many of them drop new fundraisers into more intermediate-level concepts without taking the time to build a really solid foundation in philanthropy. With the average length of employment for a new fundraising professional lasting just 18 months, that strategy serves neither the fundraiser nor the nonprofit well.”
Introduction to Fundraising: Philanthropy, Communication, and the Nonprofit Sector is a two-day course that includes a comprehensive overview of essential nonprofit theory; finance; donor motivation; communication tools; revenue streams; data, acknowledgements, and prospecting; stewardship; volunteer management; and ethics, etiquette, and expectations. Lunch and class materials will be provided both days, courtesy of TulsaTech.
Those who will gain the most from the class are folks new to fundraising (less than 12 months of experience), people who recently transitioned from the private sector to nonprofit, and/or individuals interested in pursuing a fundraising career in the future.
Early bird registration is open online through Thursday, February 7. Registration will close on Monday, March 4. For more information, visit writeonfundraising.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Tulsa is such an incredibly giving community,” said Jordan, “and fundraising can be an enormously fulfilling way to serve and engage with constituents, community advocates, donors, and thought leaders. We are thrilled for the opportunity to work with the next group of talented fundraisers and help prepare them for and propel them into their mission-critical work.”