Spring 2022 "ADAPTIVE FUNDRAISING"

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

 Private Coaching Group Sessions

 

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Start date

March 18th, 2022

Duration

Date & Hours

Enrollment Fee

$399 USD 

Fridays
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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ALYSSA WRIGHT

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.

Past Participants 
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Green Camps

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Surviving In Numbers

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Mongabay

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Half The Story

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Main Resilience Building Network

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Harborlight Comunity Partners

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Canadian Women's Foundation

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Children's Council

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Kids in Tech

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Half The Story

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Wise Zambia

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Wild Seed Project

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Cooperative Development Institute

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ISOKO: Partners for Peace and Gender

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 Maine Equal Justice

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The Feminist Press

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Safe Voices

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Civil Liberties and Public Policy

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Curtis Memorial Library

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WAM Theatre

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NH Theatre Project

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Hilltown Youth