Common Good Vermont is pleased to announce the launch of its Fundraising Development Certificate Program, set to launch in March 2022. Applications are now open and will be accepted through January 31, 2022. This program is designed for small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations and will provide leaders, executives and staff members with the knowledge and skills needed to build a development plan and improve fundraising capacity.
“If you’re thinking of making an investment in your organization’s development efforts, look no further. In addition to fostering solid relationships with peers in neighboring organizations, this course provides the knowledge, skills, and confidence to deliver real results. This year, our donor engagement is strong, our Development Committee membership has doubled, and contributions are already up 50%,” says Upper Valley Waldorf School Development Director, Arianne Arnold.
This seven-month online program will include live, interactive online training, peer learning sessions, individual assignments, and a one-on-one coaching session with Lead Trainer Jenn Hayslett. Jenn, whose engaging presentation style makes her a highly rated trainer and presenter, has over 25 years of leadership experience in all areas of fundraising and marketing for small to mid-sized nonprofits including annual funds, major gift solicitation and stewardship, capital campaigns, grant writing, community organizing, and volunteer management.
As Judy Peterson, Former President and CEO of UVM Health Network Home Health and Hospice, puts it: “Jenn’s expertise and energy were just phenomenal! She is a confident and engaging speaker/teacher who reads her group and adjusts content to their needs. This course enabled me to secure a $500,000 matching gift for our Annual Appeal. I never would have had the skills, knowledge, or courage to do this without this class. What an ROI!”
Program participants will learn how to produce grant proposals, connect with donors, write fundraising appeals, and build meaningful partnerships. Upon completion of the program, participants will leave with their own customized development plan, a peer network of nonprofit professionals, and the tools, skills, and confidence to put their plans into action!