Fundraising & Capacity Building
Essentials of Development Seminar
The Essentials of Development Seminar helps organizations create a diversified funding development structure. Designed for smaller or start-up organizations, the program’s goal is to help these groups sustain the long-term accomplishment of their mission.
Among the topics covered in the seminar are:
- Principles of Fundraising
- Development of a case for support
- Donor list segmentation and management
- Donor contact and care
- Multiple approaches to fundraising
Each year, a group of about ten organizations is invited to participate in this program. Each organization brings its executive director, development personnel, and at least two board members, to a pair of two-day workshops in Vancouver, Washington. During the period between the two two-day workshops, attendees return home to implement the devised strategic action steps.
To lead the program, the Trust uses a faculty of non-profit leaders and practitioners actively engaged in development work in the Pacific Northwest.
For more information, contact Murdock Trust by email or call 360-694-8415.