Is your promising future of ministry and service assured by a solid funding plan? Are you as confident about raising your budget as you are about the rest of your work? Imagine…
SDI Fundraising Academy
July 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
La Posada de Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
This engaging, interactive day of learning will reshape your perceptions about asking others to align with you and say, “Yes!” Whether you need to raise funds through earned income (tuition and fees) or contributed income (donations), the SDI Fundraising Academy is just for you.
Join facilitator Susan Howlett and leaders from retreat centers and formation programs to strengthen your current strategies and raise more money with less effort. You will leave feeling safer about resource development, equipped with concrete steps to reach your fundraising goals.
The SDI Fundraising Academy is ideal for:
• Spiritual director enrichment, formation, and training program directors
• Seminary and rabbinical college development directors
• Retreat center development directors
• Spirituality adjunct faculty who manage multiple contracts
• Board of directors of spirituality centers, retreat centers, training programs, seminaries, and rabbinical colleges
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
• Prioritize your work to raise the most money with the least effort
• Name which prospects are your strongest allies for supporting your work
• Identify five ways to ensure high retention of supporters over time
Looking for a three-day fundraising intensive surrounded by the beauty of Santa Fe? The SDI Fundraising Academy is designed to complement the Fundraising from the Heart workshop by Lynne Twist offered the weekend before the SDI Fundraising Academy. While participation in the Fundraising from the Heart workshop is encouraged, it is not required to register for the SDI Fundraising Academy. SDI is collaborating with Upaya Zen Center to offer you this affordable three-day immersion in fundraising, intentionally designed to deepen and augment your skills: weekend with Lynne Twist followed by one day with Susan Howlett.
SDI Fundraising Academy Tuition
SDI Member Rate USD$95.00
Non-Member Rate USD$125.00
8:30 a.m. Arrival and Meet-and-Greet
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. Morning Session: What constitutes a sustainable funding
model and how that applies to you
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Morning Session (continued): What motivates others to invest
in your work (through tuition, volunteerism or financial gifts)
12:00 Noon Midday Meal (meal included)
1:00 p.m. Afternoon Session: Creating an organizational environment
that encourages ongoing support
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session (continued): Overcoming your specific
barriers to financial sustainability
3:15 p.m. Shared Wisdom Exercise
3:45 p.m. Closing Gathering: Key Take-aways and Next Steps
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
Susan Howlett has been raising money joyfully for over forty years, as a board member, development director, executive director, and consultant to more than a thousand nonprofits nationwide. Susan has served for twenty years as core faculty in the University of Washington’s year-long fundraising course and has written two highly acclaimed books, Getting Funded and Boards on Fire. She speaks, trains, and consults nationally, known for her practical solutions to age-old problems, and her liberal use of stories, fun exercises, and chocolate.