Author Archive admin

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrates 30 Years Of Raising Money For Charity

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Jimmy LaRose

Major Gifts Ramp-Up celebrates it’s 30th anniversary in 2020 thanks to the generous donors of National Development Institute (NDI). The Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ Model has transformed charity based on founder Jimmy LaRose’s belief that when donors, foundations and corporations invest in civil society a child’s health, a student’s dream or a family’s future is made secure. Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ allows charities to nurture and leverage philanthropy by supplying funders the trust they require to financially invest in a nonprofit’s mission. National Development Institute (a charitable organization in its own right) and has trained over 17,000 executives, donors, volunteers, staff and board members across six continents who serve human welfare, education, health care, the arts and environment.

LaRose is not only the architect of the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Model he’s the designer of the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud and executive producer of all Major Gifts Ramp-Up Training Events held around the world.

VISIT HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAJOR GIFTS RAMP-UP EVENTS

Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ Model

The MGRU Model turns everything upside down and inside out. Let’s suppose for a moment that you run a food and clothing bank. Convention would say that your primary customer is a person who is hungry and your mission is to provide them nutrition. Conversely, how would your management, operations, and fundraising change if the mission of your food bank went something like this: “Heart of Hope Food Bank exists to provide community volunteers, advocates, and donors the organization they need to provide food and clothing to the homeless, hurting, and hungry.” This mission statement makes THE DONOR YOUR PRIMARY CUSTOMER…NOT the person who is at risk. Therefore, everything within your management culture changes when you base your mission on meeting the needs of the volunteers, advocates, and donors your organization now exists to serve. What’s the outcome? Exponentially MORE people receive the food, clothing, and services they so desperately need.

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrates

Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ Cloud

The Major Gifts Ramp-Up Cloud™ super platform has been designed to support organizations who successfully implement the Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ fundraising model. Recognized as the world’s largest nonprofit digital resource library, the MGRU Cloud includes thousands of documents, tutorials, presentations, manuals, videos, audios, curriculum and exams vital to enhancing your nonprofit’s performance. Fundraisers save hundreds of hours as they CUT-AND-PASTE their way through projects using fresh material they now own. CLICK HERE to download a PDF overview

CLICK HERE to Preview the Major Gifts Ramp-Up CloudMajor Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrates

Major Gifts Ramp-Up™ Events

NDI is one of the leading providers of nonprofit training conferences in the world today. Participants experience fun, fast-paced, professional training in all areas of nonprofit management including:

• Major Gifts Ramp-Up for Human Welfare, Education, Healthcare, The Arts & Environment
• Faith & Fundraising Summit for Churches & Ministries
• Nonprofit Consultant’s Training Conference

NDI’s faculty is comprised of professional men and women who have dedicated their entire careers to the charitable sector. NDI Alumni include executives, funders, clergy, volunteers, staff and board members from across the globe.

VISIT HERE to learn more about Major Gifts Ramp-Up Events

VISIT HERE to learn more about NDI’s Faith & Fundraising SummitMajor Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Here’s what your peers have to say about Major Gifts Ramp-Up Model, Cloud & Events:

“Major Gifts Ramp-Up is the ‘Best-of-the-Best!’ All I’ve received are ‘thank you’ and ‘praise‘ for bringing this event to Jackson! Our partner agencies and local nonprofit programs received what they needed to grow TODAY (not later!) MGRU’s expert faculty used humor & grace to inspire all who attended. I highly recommend this program for both you and the community you serve.”

United Way of the Capital Area
Carol Burger – President & CEO

“I’ve spent the last week receiving email messages, phone calls and personal visits thanking me for bringing Major Gifts Ramp-Up to the Gulf Coast. Our agencies LOVED IT! This spectacular 2-day capacity-building conference was daring, confrontational and exactly what our organizations needed in the way of training. Conventional methods of management and fundraising were challenged with humor and insight. Their expert faculty engaged our grantees and inspired them to grow revenues in new ways that work. Prepare for significant change if you give your community the gift of Jimmy LaRose. Feel free to call me with your questions!”

United Way of Southwest Alabama
Cliff Grimes – President & CEO

“Bringing Major Gifts Ramp-Up to New York was right for our board, campaign staff, partner agencies and all the nonprofits in our community. This program was challenging, educational, fun and allowed our executive directors to interact with senior fundraising professionals for 2 full days for only $148 per person (for $298 you can send as many people as you’d like.) Simply put, Major Gifts Ramp-Up is the most comprehensive training and support platform I’ve ever seen. We have had nothing but positive feedback from all of the agencies that came. This was a real win!”

United Way of the Greater Capital Region
Brian Hassett, Chairman & CEO

“Two words…AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Missouri’s Major Gifts Ramp-Up Event was provocative and pushed our agency directors to ‘re-imagine’ their roles as CEOs! (I’ve received only positive comments from those who attended.) Jimmy LaRose challenged us to see charity through a new lens and then gave us the tools we needed to change. Our own United Way staff were inspired and are now poised for unprecedented campaign success. If you believe in nonprofit capacity-building than this program is for you.”

United Way of the Ozarks
Debi Meeds, CEO

“Having served nonprofits for the past 40 years, I thought I’d seen everything! Then I attended Major Gifts Ramp-Up New York and experienced Jimmy LaRose’s brilliant performance before 130 nonprofit executives. His unbounded enthusiasm, comic timing, exceptional sense of theater and insights into nonprofit management will change the way you view yourself and the raising of big gifts. This conference is a must-see, especially for those who think they’ve seen it all!”

United Way of Ulster County
Stacey Rein, CEO

“Congratulations as Major Gifts Ramp-Up celebrates its 30th Anniversary! United Way of Northwest Oklahoma recently hosted Major Gifts Ramp-Up for our partner agencies (organizations funded by our Venture Grants) as well as other nonprofits in our community. Personally, I found Major Gifts Ramp-Up to be challenging, paradigm shifting and exactly what our organizations needed in the way of training. Conventional methods of fundraising were challenged with humor and insight. Their expert faculty engaged our grantees and inspired them to build capacity in new ways that work. Prepare to increase revenues if you put in place what you hear at these seminars. Feel free to call me with questions!”

United Way of Northwestern Oklahoma
Pamela Ballard, CEO (retired)

“Major Gifts Ramp-Up is a spectacular program that’s both exciting and inspirational. Get as many of your agencies to attend because there are multiple ways the Major Gifts Ramp-Up can benefit you, your agencies, and your whole community of non-profits. I’ve been doing UW for too many years to mention and I’ve never heard Alexandria offer these solid methods of finding your way in front of the big donors in your community… especially the ones you don’t even know are there!”

United Way of Okaloosa & Walton Counties
Ken Hinrichs, CEO (retired)

“We brought this event to Florida and found Major Gifts Ramp-Up to be the most important, provocative & entertaining capacity-building conference we’ve ever experienced. NDI’s Faculty were energized, outrageous and challenged everything our partner agencies believe about the raising of money. I highly recommend you give the gift of Major Gifts Ramp-Up to your community!”

United Way of Brevard County
Rob Rains, CEO

“Our agency directors, staff and volunteers not only enjoyed Major Gifts Ramp-Up but were inspired by the case studies and success stories their faculty shared during this 2-Day Event. The success of our time together was further evidenced by the different directors who continued their work with NDI beyond the conference to implement the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Model. We look forward to bringing them back!”

United Way of Escambia County
Andrea Krieger, CEO

“The Faculty of National Development Institute will inspire your agency leaders to rethink the way they raise money. Check all of your pre-conceived notions at the door and open yourself up to a brand-new approach to capacity-building that really works. Our agency partners, staff and volunteers loved this event and were inspired by the big ideas their veteran team members had to offer. We look forward to bringing them back!”

United Way of North Central Florida
Deborah Bowie, CEO

Our sincere congratulations to NDI as Major Gifts Ramp-Up celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary!

VISIT HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAJOR GIFTS RAMP-UP EVENTS

Major Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrates 30th Anniversary was written by Kathleen Robinson and first posted at 501c3.Buzz

For more articles like Major Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrates 30th Anniversary VISIT HERE

The post Major Gifts Ramp-Up Celebrates 30 Years Of Raising Money For Charity appeared first on 501c3.buzz.

Nonprofit Fundraising – 10 Things I’ve Learned Published by Jim Eskin at March 11, 2020

Nonprofit Fundraising – 10 Things I’ve Learned was written by Jim Eskin of Eskin Fundraising Training. Let’s see what he has to share.

For more than 15 years, I’ve dreamed of becoming a fundraising trainer/consultant. In May 2018, we took the plunge and launched Eskin Fundraising Training. This is for sure: It’s keeping me busy and I’m enjoying every minute

Over that period, I’ve led close to 100 workshops and board training sessions for non-profit staff, board members, volunteers, donors and friends. Anyone who has joined us knows that I embrace the concept of a learning community. In other words, I and other subject matter experts have knowledge and insights to share, but so do the non-profit representatives who comprise the audience. We all learn from one another. To borrow a favorite expression from my lifelong friend, Dr. Chuck Pozner, the answers are nearly always in the room.

The last 18 months have been an extraordinary experience in making a wide range of new friends throughout the non-profit sector. It also has provided an extraordinarily rich laboratory to observe, learn from, and be inspired by non-profit leaders.

Here are some of the primary lessons I’ve gleaned:

  1. There is immeasurable passion and energy in the non-profit sector. This is in evidence from the commitment and determination of both paid professionals and board members and volunteers who contribute so much without being paid. In fact, typically these board members and volunteers are generous donors to their organizations.
  2. The secret behind this immeasurable reservoir of energy is that both staff and volunteers are so personally and profoundly lifted by the various causes they serve. They’re not drained by these labors; quite the opposite they emerge refreshed and stronger to meet the daily challenges of their personal and professional lives. What most impresses me is their boundless optimism and infectious attitude. Such conviction and positive attitudes drive successful fundraising as much as anything.
  3. Confucius was right a long time ago when he observed: “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I might remember, involve me and I will understand.” We make our training experiential and as interactive as possible by role-playing the ask and overcoming objections, practicing elevator speeches, identifying prospects and other learning exercises.
  4. I admit I’m guilty of using too many clichés, but this one is so true: If you want something done, assign it to a busy person. Time after time, non-profit leaders somehow find and make the time for an endless list of projects, activities and to-do items.
  5. You don’t necessarily need an extra-large army to drive the mission and make a difference. Give me a small but fully committed and unified board, committee or task force and it’s amazing what can and will be accomplished.
  6. While humility is a virtue, it can and does sway judgment. For example, I know many donors who stretch their budgets to make $1,000 gifts, but don’t consider themselves philanthropists. They think that lofty title is only for billionaires who can make mega-gifts. They’re wrong. A philanthropist is anyone who voluntarily donates money, regardless of the amount and/or time to improve the lot of others.
  7. Non-profit staff and volunteers consistently show an insatiable appetite to learn more. Most of those attending our workshops recognize their fundraising limitations. They show up on time and stay until the end, listen intently, take notes and ask great questions. I welcome their candor. Too many times, administrators and board members don’t admit a lack of fundraising confidence, and that can be a huge hindrance. To overcome the fear of asking for a gift, you need to put such fear on the table and know that it’s perfectly normal and shared by most people.
  8. After my work with hundreds of fundraising newbies, I’m more convinced than ever that we can take a non-profit professional or volunteer who has the Jeffersonian virtues of a knowing head and an honest heart and is willing to learn, and turn them into a productive fundraiser. We wipe away the fear of the unknown and replace it with comfort and confidence.
  9. Keep in mind that people can contribute mightily to resource development success without ever having to ask for a gift themselves. They can play indispensable roles by introducing prospective donors from their personal and professional networks to their favorite causes. When the time is right, staff and other board members can step in to make the solicitation.
  10. Fundraising is a creative endeavor constantly changing and evolving to meet requirements of different projects, organizations and donors. We teach principles, strategies and best practices, but one size does not fit all. Success is fully achieved when our lessons are customized and adapted to meet each challenge at hand.

This is very much a work in progress. We’re learning every day how to best prepare non-profit friends to be more effective fundraisers. I’ll return to my opening comments … I’m loving the journey!

Jim Eskin’s leadership roles span more than 30 years in fundraising, public affairs and communications in the San Antonio area. During his career, he established records for gifts from individuals at three South Texas institutions of higher learning. He enjoys training non-profit boards on fundraising best practices and overcoming the fear of asking for gifts. His consulting practice Eskin Fundraising Training builds on the success of his fundraising workshops and provides the training, coaching and support services that non-profits need to compete for and secure private gifts. He has authored more than 100 guest columns that have appeared in daily newspapers and business journals across the country, and publishes Stratagems, a monthly e-newsletter exploring timely issues and trends in philanthropy. Sign up here for a free subscription. He is author of 10 Simple Fundraising Lessons, which was recently released and can be purchased here.

To read more articles about nonprofit fundraising from Jim Eskin VISIT HERE

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, usu rebum errem pericula ea, ei alia quaerendum vix. Ea justo tritani sit, odio ignota quo te. Ei pro vedolor cotidieque. Ut quas commodo signiferumque mei, has ut quas ullum, cum eius sensibus voluptatibus no. Id qui assum legis, cum ut movet definiebas instructior, ex nam vero expetendis adipiscing.

Read More

Why Do We Use It

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, usu rebum errem pericula ea, ei alia quaerendum vix. Ea justo tritani sit, odio ignota quo te. Ei pro vedolor cotidieque. Ut quas commodo signiferumque mei, has ut quas ullum, cum eius sensibus voluptatibus no. Id qui assum legis, cum ut movet definiebas instructior, ex nam vero expetendis adipiscing.

Tags, , Read More

What Is Lorem Ipsum

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, usu rebum errem pericula ea, ei alia quaerendum vix. Ea justo tritani sit, odio ignota quo te. Ei pro vedolor cotidieque. Ut quas commodo signiferumque mei, has ut quas ullum, cum eius sensibus voluptatibus no. Id qui assum legis, cum ut movet definiebas instructior, ex nam vero expetendis adipiscing.

Tags, Read More

Why Do We Use It

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, usu rebum errem pericula ea, ei alia quaerendum vix. Ea justo tritani sit, odio ignota quo te. Ei pro vedolor cotidieque. Ut quas commodo signiferumque mei, has ut quas ullum, cum eius sensibus voluptatibus no. Id qui assum legis, cum ut movet definiebas instructior, ex nam vero expetendis adipiscing.

Read More

Lorim Lipsum Doler Amet

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, usu rebum errem pericula ea, ei alia quaerendum vix. Ea justo tritani sit, odio ignota quo te. Ei pro vedolor cotidieque. Ut quas commodo signiferumque mei, has ut quas ullum, cum eius sensibus voluptatibus no. Id qui assum legis, cum ut movet definiebas instructior, ex nam vero expetendis adipiscing.

Tags, , , , Read More

Beautiful Moments

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, usu rebum errem pericula ea, ei alia quaerendum vix. Ea justo tritani sit, odio ignota quo te. Ei pro vedolor cotidieque. Ut quas commodo signiferumque mei, has ut quas ullum, cum eius sensibus voluptatibus no. Id qui assum legis, cum ut movet definiebas instructior, ex nam vero expetendis adipiscing.

Tags, , Read More

Thanks for your interest in our students!

Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!