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Set up for success every fundraising season - no matter what!

Private Coaching Group Sessions


Start date

March 18th, 2022


Date & Hours

Enrollment Fee

$399 USD 

12pm ET -1:30pm ET

8 weeks,
4 sessions

About Program

With the philanthropic landscape shifting on an almost daily basis, nonprofit professionals need to be equipped with the creativity, versatility, and vision to achieve their fundraising goals.


At Wright Collective, we know this to be incredibly important. We’ve supported organizations just like yours during and after many crises. From working with nonprofits in New York and New Jersey when Hurricane Sandy struck to supporting West African NGOs as they rebuilt after the Ebola crisis, we know it takes out-of-the-box ideas, decisiveness, bravery, and a certain level of tech-savviness to ensure fundraising success. And, we’ve learned a ton over the last year as we’ve navigated racial injustice and Covid-19 with our colleagues.  


That's why we run our cohort on 'Adaptive Fundraising’' as a community-driven program where we teach, facilitate, and guide development professionals together around a common goal: creating structures that will raise the resources necessary to achieve mission fulfillment during any time of transition, frustration, or crisis.

Program Outline 
Pivot Points Every Fundraiser Faces 
week 1
How To Find Your Fundraising Identity in the Any Philanthropic Landscape
week 2
Creating Social Change While Fundraising for Social Change
week 3
How To Adapt An Existing Development Plan 
week 4

Strategic focus

  • Designing and executing successful virtual fundraising events 

  • Communicating with top stakeholders during and after a crisis

  • Adapting your annual fundraising plan to secure funding from new revenue streams 

Culture focus
  • Moving closer to a vibrant Culture of Philanthropy

  • How to create an inclusive fundraising program

  • How to become a more confident, courageous and creative fundraising professional  

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You will receive

A comprehensive toolkit on how to pivot your fundraising plan over time
Scripts and draft emails for communicating with your funders during and after a crisis
Access to a network of 30+ seasoned development professionals
(3) personal, monthly 30-minute sessions with a Wright Collective consultant to discuss the exact needs of your organization
Access to an annual convening of the Wright Collective alumni network for ongoing collaboration

Meet the Coach
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An accomplished facilitator, consultant and coach Alyssa builds new revenue streams, shifts cultural perspectives and inspires people to believe that change is possible no matter what.

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Guest Speakers
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Allison Grappone:

Speaking on "adapting plans successfully when there are inevitable changes."

Allison works with nonprofit leaders to develop strategies, programs and operational plans that allow for continuous adjustment to respond to the real-time needs of their stakeholders. The four pillars of her work are done in complete collaboration with her clients:

Listen: She captures and summarize the challenges, needs, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of meeting the organization's mission.

Invent: She facilitates engaging discussions and exercises to invent solutions for challenges and opportunities for strengthening and, if appropriate, growing an organization.

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Emily Nielson Jones:

Speaking on "the role of funders and board members during a crisis or transition."

Emily is a donor-activist engaged in promoting human equality, justice, and peace around the world. She is particularly passionate and engaged in the nexus of faith, gender, and development and working to mobilize our faith traditions to more fully and unambiguously embrace gender equality. In her role at the Imago Dei Fund, Emily has helped the foundation to adopt a “gender-lens” in its grantmaking with a particular focus on partnering with inspired female change agents, locally and around the world, to build bridges of peace and create a world where girls and women can thrive and achieve their full human potential. Emily brings a contemplative posture to both faith and philanthropy and is passionate about supporting the inner lives of chan

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Sheleia Phillips, MPH, CHES:

Speaking on 'foundation relationships and grant applications during transitions.'

Sheleia Phillips, MPH, CHES is the Founder and Principal Consultant of SMP Nonprofit Consulting. A servant leader, Sheleia has dedicated herself to the growth and development of nonprofits for the past six years. To date, Sheleia has secured nearly $2 million dollars in grant revenue for youth development, education, and health programs. Sheleia believes that nonprofit agencies are essential to creating the change we all want to see. She has a deep passion for serving those who serve others and helping community organizations succeed. Sheleia motivates and empowers others with her can-do attitude, enthusiasm, and positive personality.

  • My organization is international. Is this course for me?
    Organizations with all size budgets are encouraged to apply but we specialize in helping small- mid sized organizations.
  • My budget is under $500,000. Will I benefit from this course?"
    Organizations with all size budgets are encouraged to apply but we specialize in helping organizations with budgets from $50,000 - $12,000,000.
  • Is the course better for nonprofits working on certain issues?
    Over the years, we have focussed on social, racial, gender, and economic justice work, so we highly encourage organizations working in these key areas to take this course with us. We also have worked extensively with founders and women fundraisers, helping them navigate the unique issues that surround fundraising for them.
  • I can't make the time or financial commitment. Can I still join in on a few sessions and get access to the course materials?
    We really want to ensure that we can build community and respect the time of those who sign on. We ask that you try to make at least four of the sessions with the understanding that all sessions will be recorded for your continued use. We completely understand the difficult spot that organizations may find themselves in this year financially. If you are unable to pay the $300 USD fee but would still like to join the class, Please email us at
  • I'm a board member or volunteer fundraiser. Is this for me?
    Yes! All sessions are designed for you to modify the lessons learned to bring back to your board or Development Committee for implementation.
Past Participants 

Green Camps


Surviving In Numbers




Half The Story


Main Resilience Building Network


Harborlight Comunity Partners


Canadian Women's Foundation


Children's Council


Kids in Tech


Half The Story


Wise Zambia


Wild Seed Project


Cooperative Development Institute


ISOKO: Partners for Peace and Gender


 Maine Equal Justice


The Feminist Press


Safe Voices


Civil Liberties and Public Policy


Curtis Memorial Library


WAM Theatre


NH Theatre Project


Hilltown Youth

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