The Personalized Fundraising Boot Camp Agency/Consulting
This program is a virtual, personalized version of the Fundraising Boot Camp founded by Alex Comfort, CFRE, President of Mountain Non-Profit Solutions, in 2013. This successful training program has been attended by over 150 fundraisers, board members, and executive directors.
The new, five-session, tailored program condenses the longer version into a more directed and specific training series, centering on the participant’s needs and the agency situation.
The five sessions are:
- Introduction and how to be a successful fundraising professional.
- Annual giving, special events, and targeted general appeals.
- Major gifts, grants, corporations, foundations and major gift and capital campaigns.
- Planned Giving appropriate to agency size.
- Endowment Giving, Earned Income Strategies, and a two-year fundraising plan for the agency.
These 90 minute sessions are done with a total focus on the participant’s individual actual situation and an analysis of the agency’s future growth. Tips will be given on all aspects of the agency’s fundraising practices. Sessions may be joined by other staff members at a reduced cost.
Students going through the program are given the whole scope of the fundraising process as well as all the skills needed to succeed. The process includes a suggested two year plan for fundraising. There is a tremendous amount of consulting in the process.
Following the completion of the series, Alex is available, at no additional charge, for consultation for two months to help direct the participant’s real-life application of principles learned during the course. If any major help is needed, Alex is available to consult for a 20% discount.
The sessions are held on Zoom or Google Meets at a pace that works for the student, generally one session per week. Participants are asked to initiate the presentations in order to own them for the future. (Alex will initiate if desired). Although the agency will own the series, it will not be allowed to share it with other agencies unless Alex approves.
The cost of the whole program is $800. While this is a challenge for some organizations, current participants note the value of the consulting. They believe it is a great value overall.
Please contact Alex with questions: 828-691-6135 or email@example.com. References are available. Feel free to find out more about Alex’s history at the website of Mountain Non-Profit Solutions, www.mn-ps.com.
Comment on Course Content
From Nick Honerkamp, Executive Director of Kingdom Consulting:
“Worth every penny! I had limited experience in Donor Development and was recommended to take Alex Comfort’s Boot Camp. It exceeded all my expectations. Not only did I get great content that anyone can use, I also received specific training and coaching on my current challenges. I was so impressed that I have already referred five or six others to take it as well. I especially encourage nonprofit Executive Directors, who are responsible for the fundraising of their organization, to sign up and get this invaluable training. I sincerely believe you will get the fee you invest back, and more, immediately by implementing the tools you will learn in this Boot Camp”.
From Jessie Metcalf, Resource Development Coordinator at Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County:
“Being a first-time development staffer can feel a bit like drinking from a fire hose. While there may be resources available, these are often dispersed and varying in quality and applicability. What’s more, sometimes you just need to ask a question. The tailored nature of Fundraising Boot Camp is the solution to all of this. Alex’s profound knowledge of the local fundraising landscape offers unique insight into what nonprofit staff, volunteers and Board Members need to excel in their roles. The feedback offered was priceless, and helped my organization launch a lapsed donor campaign. His follow-up consulting service is another layer of holistic support for any organization that depends on donations to deepen impact”.
From Michele Bryan, Managing Director of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance:
“My work with Alex Comfort was the perfect launching pad for my new position as a Managing Director for a local, professional, performing dance company. As we worked through the weeks together, he quickly assessed what I already knew and expanded my training from there. Our sessions were highly informative and morale boosting. Each connection left me with the feeling that I would be exceptional in this position and confident that I had acquired new tools and information from Alex to assure that success. I look forward to working with him again as I am committed to counting him as a resource I can reach out to whenever it may be needed”.
From Caleb Bradshaw, Volunteer Administrator, ABCCM:
“When I first heard about fundraising, I imagined the kind of people who are always asking for money. Through Alex’ training, I learned that fundraisers are ethical professionals helping their community be successful. Alex helped me understand how fundraisers are helping their nonprofit reach a vision, not a number, with their efforts. The training opened my eyes to a variety of different ways to look at raising capital while also helping the donor gain benefits, too. I would recommend his training for those just starting out as well as seasoned fundraising professionals”.