Fundraising & Capacity Building
Non-profit organizations operate in an increasingly complex society and marketplace. Within this environment, fundraising and capacity building are crucial to sustaining, enhancing, and expanding necessary programs.
The Murdock Trust provides grants for a large number of such groups, especially in the areas of human services and arts and cultural institutions. After listening to their expressed need, the Trust has expanded its fund-raising and capacity-building enrichment programs.
To assist organizations in fundraising and capacity building, the Murdock Trust makes grants to support their efforts. The Trust also provides a number of small-group seminars or workshops designed to address these critical issues.
Essentials of Development Seminar
The seminar is designed to help smaller or start-up organizations build a sustainable development structure. A three-member faculty of Pacific Northwest leaders presents valuable materials and strategies to about ten organizations in a pair of two-day sessions.
Advanced Development Seminar
The seminar helps larger organizations, with a basic development structure in place, enhance their fundraising skills and focus their strategies. Special attention is given to major donor cultivation and solicitation. An outside consulting team serves as faculty.
The Kodiak Project
The Kodiak Project is an advanced development seminar customized for mission aviation agencies developing capital campaigns to purchase new aircraft.
Capacity Building Programs:
Growth and Facility Workshop
The workshop is a two-day workshop led by a professional consultant with expertise in major capital projects such as service centers, historic renovations, arts venues, community centers, and camp facilities.