Corporate Fundraising Certification

Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will share the practical, step-by-step tips that hundreds of nonprofit professionals have used to go from uncertainty and anxiety to confidence and excitement about corporate fundraising. You will receive proven examples and templates you can replicate and adapt to your unique context.

Topics Covered

  • The Basics
  • Corporate Grants I
  • Corporate Grants II
  • Corporate Sponsorships I
  • Corporate Sponsorships II
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Training Overview

How do you get corporate donations? Learn how and earn your Corporate Fundraising Certification.

In 2022, corporations are eager to support nonprofits. They are emerging from the pandemic with strong financial results and a desire to improve the world around them. You can implement straightforward, proven strategies to successfully fund your organization with corporate dollars.

To help you accomplish this goal, we are offering a series of five webinars that will also enable you to earn a prestigious certification and advance your career.

Corporate Fundraising Certification

Webinar 1: The Basics

  • Defining corporate fundraising
  • When to seek funds from corporate donors
  • Language for speaking about corporate fundraising within your nonprofit

Webinar 2: Corporate Grants I

  • How corporations consider and approve grants
  • Prospecting corporate grant opportunities that fit your organization
  • Writing concise and compelling letters of inquiry

Webinar 3: Corporate Grants II

  • Applying for grants through corporate foundation websites
  • Locating decision-makers to contact
  • Leveraging social media connections to build trust

Webinar 4: Corporate Sponsorships I

  • Reasons why corporations do sponsorships
  • How corporations decide what to sponsor
  • Building a business case for corporations to become sponsors
  • Gift size charts for sponsorship tiers

Webinar 5: Corporate Sponsorships II

  • Cultivating corporate sponsorship prospects
  • Delivering on promises to sponsors during events and programs
  • Using existing sponsorships to generate more
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Nonprofit chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Development staff
  • Fundraisers
  • Corporate fundraising specialists
  • Program directors
  • Consultants
  • Legal counsel
  • Senior management
  • Marketing staff
  • Financial staff
  • Communications professionals
  • Public relations staff
  • Community outreach coordinators
What's included
Training includes
  • Corporate Fundraising Certification
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Derik Timmerman
  • Founder of Sparrow Nonprofit Solutions
  • Former management consultant at McKinsey & Company
  • Served as a US Army Intelligence Officer with two combat deployments
  • Successfully raised over $3 million in funds
  • Board member at numerous nonprofits
  • Served as an Executive Pastor
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
  • Derik graduated in the top 10% of his West Point class
  • Masters in Divinity from Liberty University
  • In the dissertation phase of a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary