Fundraising Specialist Certification

Nonprofit development genius Linda Lysakowski will explain why fundraising proceeds dropped in 2022 and share her secrets for helping your organization buck the trend. You will learn specific tactics you can use now for an immediate return and earn a meaningful certification that will drive your career forward.

What You'll Learn

  • What is a Development Plan and Why Do We Need One?
  • What the Plan Looks Like
  • Making Sure the Plan Gets Implemented
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Training Overview

Don’t let the donation downturn harm your organization. Earn your Fundraising Specialist Certification for better results.

The good times stopped rolling when fundraisers heard disheartening news at the April ADP ICON 2023 conference in New Orleans. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project shared its 2022 data:

  • Last year broke the positive fundraising momentum that endured since 2012
  • Donations to nonprofits dropped 1.7%
  • The number of donors declined 10%
  • New donor contributions decreased 8.7%

As your organization confronts the downward trend, you can take immediate actions to restore, maintain, and build your donations in 2023.

To help you get on a better path before the year gets away from you, we are offering an engaging three-session certification program:

Fundraising Specialist Certification

Webinar 1: What is a Development Plan and Why Do We Need One?

  • The process and the product
  • What happens if we don’t have a development plan?
  • Who should be involved in developing the plan?
  • Where/how do we get started?

Webinar 2: What the Plan Looks Like

  • Goals
  • Objectives
  • Strategies
  • Action steps

Webinar 3: Making Sure the Plan Gets Implemented

  • Assigning action steps
  • Monitoring the plan
  • What happens when things go wrong—getting back on track
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Who Should Attend?
  • Executive directors
  • Chief executives
  • Board members
  • Senior management
  • Managers
  • Development directors and managers
  • Fundraising professionals
  • Donor relations managers
  • Marketing managers
  • Major gift directors
  • Planned giving directors
  • Grant writers
  • Volunteer directors and managers
  • Community outreach coordinators
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Linda Lysakowski
  • One of just over one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) designation
  • Over 25 years of experience as a philanthropic consultant
  • Graduate of the Faculty Training Academy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Master teacher
  • Author of more than one dozen books
  • Graduate of Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania