Making Your Case for Support

Laurel Westmoreland

  • Session 1
    May 31, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Session 2
    June 7, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

May 31, 2019  8:30a -12:30p  and June 7, 2019  1:00-3:00pm
Only $105.00 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our partners and funders

The case for support tells the story of your organization in a compelling manner and articulates the reasons a donor should support your cause. A case for support is critical to distinguishing your organization from other nonprofits and for making sure that your staff and board are all conveying the same message.

As a result of this two-session program you will learn to:

  • Find the words that paint a compelling picture of your organization
  • Write a case for support
  • Develop case statements for individual programs/projects
  • Present your case for support to others
  • Engage board members and prospects in the development of your case

You will leave the first session with the skills and tools to begin drafting your organization’s case for support and case statements. At the second session you will have the opportunity to present your case to a group and receive valuable feedback. At the conclusion of the two sessions, you will leave with a well-developed draft of a case for support that will become invaluable in your fundraising efforts.

Who should attend:  Professionals at all levels can benefit from this program. Executive directors, development directors, program staff, board members, and volunteer managers…anyone with the responsibility of securing resources for an organization.

What to bring:  To maximize your in-class experience, please bring your mission statement, existing case for support or case statements (even if they are out of date), and your creativity and enthusiasm.

Join us for this program as Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE guides you through the elements of a winning fundraising strategy.

Required core program for the Certificate in Fund Development Leadership

CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 6.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our classes or events, please contact us at 813-287-8779.

Multiple Registrant Discount
Receive 10% off each registration after the first (cannot be combined with any other discounts).

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County No-Show Policy – effective July 1, 2018
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC) has asked NLC to reframe our no-show policy for their providers.

Effective July 1, 2018 CBHC-funded organizations using codes to claim CBHC-funded seats at NLC trainings or events will be responsible for payment of registration and processing fees in the event of a no-show. Please read the full no-show policy here.

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1408 N Westshore Boulevard, Suite 140, Tampa, Florida, 33607, United States


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