Mission Advancement Seminar Topics

Mission Advancement provides workshops, seminars, conferences, etc. to enable our not-for-profit partners to inspire, train and develop staff, leadership and volunteers.  Based on a client’s objective and audience, we create tailored materials and deliver a dynamic, engaging and entertaining program.  Seminar topics include…

  • Annual Fund – Moving It to the Next Level
  • Annual Fund – The Path to Growing and Predictable Revenues
  • Ask, You Shall Receive – Personal Solicitation Training for Staff and Volunteers
  • Before the Capital Campaign – Planning and Readiness
  • Capital Campaign Success – From Feasibility Study to Victory Celebration
  • Development 101 – What, How, When and Especially Who
  • Development by Committee – Matching Gifts and Talents
  • Development Essentials and Planning
  • Dialing for Dollars – Phonathons vs. Telemarketing
  • Endowment – Set Up, Marketing, Solicitation, Donor Recognition
  • Face-to-Face Solicitation Training for Major Gifts
  • Finding Donors When Your Base Isn’t Obvious
  • Finding Friends and Funds for Ministry
  • Giving in the Here and the Hereaer − Planned Giving and Donor Cultivation
  • Grantsmanship – When, How and How Not to Prepare and Pursue Proposals
  • Major Gifts – Fishing with a Long Line
  • Money in the Mailbox – Direct Mail Strategies
  • Moving Donors through the Pyramid – Major Gifts and Donor Cultivation
  • Raising More Money – Evaluate, Identify, Target, Plan, Act, Evaluate…Again and Again
  • Speed Fundraising – Small Group Solicitation
  • Turn Your Board into Fundraising Stars
  • Building Within, Reaching Beyond – The Power of Partnerships
  • Caring, Communication and Customer Service – Building Relationships for Life
  • Conquering Communication
  • Creating a Marketing and Communications Plan
  • What Do You Say? Clear, Compelling and Consistent Communications
Institutional Enhancement
  • Beyond Fundraising – Stewardship, Discipleship and Evangelization
  • Board, Staff and Volunteer Development – Expectations, Orientation, Training, Appreciation
  • Characteristics of a Strong Board
  • Moving to the Next Level of Excellence
  • Strategic Planning – and Acting!
  • The Gift of Volunteers
  • The Mature Development Program
  • The Role of the Board in Institutional Advancement
  • Too Many Great Volunteers…Said No One EVER
  • What Next? Audit, Assessment, Benchmarks, Goal Setting
  • Who’s on First? Dening the Role of the Board
  • Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish
  • How to Evaluate Time, Talent and Treasure Practices
  • Stewardship – Creating a Culture, Implementing an Ongoing Commitment Experience
  • Stewardship – Fulfilling Our Baptismal Call
  • The Spirituality of Stewardship – How Faith, Gratitude and Prayer Eclipse Time, Talent and Treasure
  • Tracking Stewardship Progress

To see how we can advance YOUR mission, contact Mary J. Foley, Managing Director at 630.378.2454 or at MissionAdvancement@cbservices.org.