April 13, 2023 - April 14, 2023     |    Bush Convention Center 105 N. Main St. Midland, TX 79701

Elements of Successful Philanthropy

Building a Comprehensive and Sustainable Development Program for Your Organization


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Workshop Dates, Location, & Registration Details
Thursday, April 13, 2023 – 9:00AM-4:00PM
Friday, April 14, 2023 – 9:00AM-4:00PM

Bush Convention Center
105 N. Main St.
Midland, TX 79701

Registration Details
Full Two-Day Workshop – $249.00 
Day 1 Only – $140.00 
Day 2 Only – $140.00 

Deadline to Register for the workshop is March 31, 2023  

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be received in writing or via email by March 31, 2023, to receive a refund. A cancellation fee of $25 will be charged. No refunds will be issued after this date. For more information, please contact Carrie Alejo at Carrie.Alejo@thc.texas.gov or 512.936.2189.

Workshop Description

Development workshops are geared towards volunteer leadership (board members and advisors) and staff from nonprofit organizations interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The series is suited for large and small organizations from any discipline with limited development staff.

The world of non-profit fundraising is highly competitive. With the call on donors’ dollars coming from multiple organizations, with a variety of missions, it is more important than ever for non-profits to invest in building a strong development program, that allows them to be sustainable and effective in delivering their mission for the long term.

Day 1 of the workshop will focus on “Understanding the Basics”, the principles that guide the development process, and the ethics of fundraising. Participants will better understand the development process, and learn how effective development programs are structured, and what an effective governance structure might look like for successful development and fundraising.  Participants will learn about development planning, how to build a strong case for support for your organization, and effective storytelling for fundraising. Finally, this session will take attendees through the need for a strong evaluation process (as part of your case and grants) to measure the impact of programs, and will address the ethical considerations in our storytelling for fundraising.

On Day Two, we will take an in-depth look into the world of grants, foundations, and what makes a successful proposal package, arming participants with effective strategies for identifying the right foundation prospects and structuring strong and powerful grant requests with clear and effective program/project budgets.  This session will also provide an insight into sponsorships and corporate partnerships.  The final segment of this seminar will focus on individual giving and capital campaigns. Attendees will understand  the challenges and motivations of individual donors, generational giving; the building blocks of annual fund programs; and cultivating relationships for major gift fundraising. Participants will also learn the basics of how to run a capital campaign.