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Conferences & Workshops

CapDev "in touch" Workshop

CapDev's popular 1-day campaign planning workshops have been running for over a decade and are the ideal training tool for anyone considering, or in the early stages of, campaign planning. "in touch" delves into true relational philanthropy for building innovative campaigns. Click the button below for full details and registration for our next workshop in Charlotte NC on October 26th:
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Education & Training

From neophytes to fundraising veterans, everyone can benefit from new insights and continued education.

CapDev sponsors workshops and presents at numerous conferences where participants gain a deepened knowledge, a fresh perspective and motivation that inspires.

Conference Sessions

Find us at conferences; invite us to conduct a session just for your organization; or join us for one of our CapDev workshops and learn about topics such as:

  • Trendsetting Philanthropy: Annual overview of the latest data, forecasts of philanthropic trends, and thought-provoking discussion on what it all means for your development program
  • Essential Components of Successful Philanthropy: Back to the basics with elements fundraisers at any level can apply
  • Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Distinguish "philanthropy" from "fundraising" and build up board support
  • Giving and Getting: Explore current giving trends and learn how to get your piece of the philanthropic pie
  • Building a Major Donor Program & Building a Donor Cultivation Program: Single sessions or a 2-part series
  • The Art of the Ask: The "ask" is more about planning than asking, so learn how to ask so that you get a "yes"
  • Effective Prospect Research: Conducting good research on potential major donors, a must to identify and cultivate top leaders and donors
  • Mind Your Philanthropic Manners: How "please" (donor cultivation) and "thank you" (stewardship) can make or break a development program
  • Why Leadership Matters: Why enlisting and engaging leadership is the key to fundraising success & how to do it
  • Hiring, Attracting and Retaining Development Professionals: The acronym spells HARD, but we break down the executive search job and make it EASY
  • Ambassador Board Development: A program specifically designed to create "Ambassadors" of your board members

Topics can be presented in 60 to 90-minute sessions or combined to create half or full-day sessions.

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CapDev Workshops

The CapDev team delivers a full-day workshop geared toward major campaign planning training for board and staff alike at least twice each year. Join us for this sought-after day, filled with popular session topics:

  • March 30, 2017 - Wild Dunes, Charleston SC 
  • August 24, 2017 - The Homestead, Hot Springs VA - SOLD OUT
  • October 26, 2017 - WFU Charlotte Center, Charlotte NC - Registration Now Open

The workshop theme is "in touch," and is all based on the importance of relational philanthropy to build truly innovative campaigns. We will share insights into philanthropic trends, and expertise on campaign-building, including:

  1. Inspire supporters with a well-conceived case for support
  2. Invest in your internal capacity to build and support a campaign
  3. Involve campaign leaders who are essential to engaging campaigns
  4. Invite donors to participate in new and thoughtful way

Space is limited to 2 per organization - ideal for a board member to attend with staff! Click on the link at the top of this page for full details and registration. Register early to ensure space!

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Upcoming Events

  • "in touch" CapDev Workshop

    October 26, 2017 - Charlotte, NC
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    Registration link is open through Oct. 18th. Early registration is strongly encouraged as our workshops often sell out.

  • TogetherSC

    March 05, 2018 - Hilton Head, SC