Nonprofit Capital Campaign 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 their capital campaigns.

You will receive the following valuable tools:

  • The Basics
  • People And Planning
  • Gift-ology
  • Cultivation And Communication
  • Concluding A Campaign
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Training Overview

Have you started your 2022 capital campaign push? Learn how to drive results and earn a certification.

This is the year to undertake a capital campaign. In 2022, funds are flowing and donors see the value of lasting infrastructure. You need to act quickly to start your campaign or make vital refinements.

There are straightforward, proven ways that anyone can run a successful campaign to fund a bright future for your organization.

Nonprofit Capital Campaign Certification

Session 1: The Basics

  • Defining a capital campaign
  • When to run a capital campaign
  • Language for speaking about capital campaigns

Session 2: People And Planning

  • Assembling a capital campaign committee
  • Establishing a timeline for the capital campaign
  • Setting your campaign fundraising goal and milestone targets

Session 3: Gift-ology

  • Developing a gift range chart
  • Initial round of leadership gifts
  • Processing and recognizing gifts
  • Making the ask
  • Leveraging gifts and givers to generate more proceeds

Session 4: Cultivation And Communication

  • Communication/media plan
  • Real-world cultivation examples
  • Personalizing interactions with prospects
  • Using a cultivation system to generate more prospects

Session 5: Concluding A Campaign

  • Preparing for the campaign conclusion
  • Communicating with board, staff, volunteers, and the general public
  • Examples of distinctive campaign-ending events
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Nonprofit chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Development staff
  • Program directors
  • Consultants
  • Legal counsel
  • Senior management
  • Marketing staff
  • Financial staff
  • Capital campaign directors
  • Fundraising professionals
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • 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