Professional Development

Preparing for Effective Fundraising

Course Credit: 4 Contact Hours
Session Dates: Monday, January 30, 2023 & Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm each day

Location/Venue: This workshop will be held online via Zoom.
Course Fee: $120
Payment Methods: Major credit cards, corporate checks, and staff development funds welcome. Read more. »
Notes:

  • The first 20 people to register will receive a 50% ($60) scholarship courtesy of the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation.
  • Limited 100% scholarships are available to Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs students courtesy of the College’s Women’s Fund. Please contact a.higl@csuohio.edu for more information.

PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TO ENROLL FOR THIS WORKSHOP:

1. To begin the registration process, please complete the workshop portfolio form. Please note that in addition to this form you will need to register and submit payment. Alexandra Higl-Timms will be in touch with additional instructions about how to complete registration using CSU's Learning Stream website.
2. Wait to be contacted by Alexandra Higl-Timms (a.higl@csuohio.edu). She will let you know if you are eligible for the 50% scholarship.

Workshop Overview

Preparing for Effective Fundraising offers learners an engaging look at fundraising in today’s changing landscape. The course explores the key building blocks of a fundraising program, such as trends in philanthropy, donor motivations, your organization’s position in the fundraising marketplace, the role of the board, and developing fundraising plans. Participants will also examine their existing donor base to determine if it authentically reflects the target population served by the organization.

By the end of the class, participants will understand how to manage and/or support their organization’s fundraising process, how to position their organizations for success with both individual donors and institutional funders like private foundations and corporations and will have begun to build the critical elements of a fund development plan.

Goal

  • Outline the fundraising plan (Donor Engagement, Case for Support and Leadership)
  • Increase understanding of the mechanics of fundraising
  • Build participant capacity to manage / support their organization’s fundraising process
  • Build relevant work products to assess the diversification of resources and revenue
  • Stress importance of the active involvement of the organization’s leadership

Workshop Product(s), Tools, Handouts:
Basic Fundraising Calendar
Outline for Fundraising Plan
Donor Management Tools
Fundraising Event Template

This workshop is part of the Women's Leadership Series: Women Empowering Women. The series was launched in October of 2018 to engage and empower public & nonprofit sector leaders throughout Northeast Ohio, while promoting the concept of gender representation at all levels of leadership. The theme – “Women Empowering Women” – hones in on the notion that women should support, empower, and mentor one another. The series’ programming is strategically designed to capitalize on this theme of empowerment within sectors where political pressures are at play, resources remain tight, and the competition to rise to executive leadership endures.

Instructor Bio

Michael Matthews is the CEO of P5 Ventures, Inc., which specializes in business development, training, and project management.  In addition to his work with Cleveland State University, Michael is also a consultant and instructor with the Non Profit Center at the La Salle School of Business.  With over 25 years’ experience, Michael provides support to individuals and entities building their capacity to improve neighborhood conditions, community-based organizations that desire to increase their effectiveness engaging community residents and initiatives focusing on equity, access and public health.  Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Michael received his Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Liberal Studies from the University of Miami, Florida, a Certificate in Non Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University, a Certificate in Executive Leadership and Community Coaching from Coachnet Global and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

Course Fee & Payment Methods

Tuition for this workshop is $120.

  • The first 20 people to register will receive a 50% ($60) scholarship courtesy of the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation.
  • Limited 100% scholarships are available to Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs students courtesy of the College’s Women’s Fund. Please contact a.higl@csuohio.edu for more information.
  • Participants must attend both sessions.

Notes:

  • To register and pay for this workshop complete the Participant Portfolio form. Please note that in addition to this form you will need to register and submit payment. Alexandra Higl-Timms will be in touch with additional instructions about how to complete registration using CSU's Learning Stream website. 
  • Major credit cards accepted.
  • If you prefer to receive an invoice and pay via corporate check contact Nina Antonik (n.antonik@csuohio.edu). 
  • If you are a CSU employee, you may be able to use faculty/staff development funds to pay for this workshop. Continuing Education Staff Development forms can be obtained from the CSU Human Resources Benefits Form page. Please send a copy of the completed form to Nina Antonik (UR 335, School of Urban Affairs | n.antonik@csuohio.edu). 
Refund Policy

Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business-days prior to the start of the first class. Alternatively, the registrant can choose to transfer paid tuition to a later, equivalent course of their choosing within the same college or school at no additional cost when giving a two business-day cancellation notice. Requests must be submitted to Nina Antonik (n.antonik@csuohio.edu). Click here for more information about Cleveland State Univerisity's refund policy.

    Cancellation Policy 

    Cleveland State University reserves the right to cancel a workshop and refund the workshop fee in the event that there are an insufficient number of registrants. 

    Questions

    If you have general questions about this workshop please contact Alexandra E Higl-Timms (a.higl@csuohio.edu). For questions about workshop registration and payment contact Nina Antonik (n.antonik@csuohio.edu). 

    Professional Development

    The Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs offers a wide range of custom designed courses, workshops, and seminars. See the Professional Development Course Listing for this semester's schedule.