Nonprofit fundraising 101

Fundraising 101: Certificate in Fund Development Fundamentals (In-person)

Carina Kleter

  • Fundraising 101 Session 1
    October 13, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
  • Fundraising 101 Session 2
    October 20, 2022
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

Fundraising is essential to the success of every nonprofit organization. In this interactive course, you will learn the basic skills and essential techniques to become a successful fundraiser.

During this high-energy program, fundraising expert Sara Leonard will share the necessary skills you need to make a larger impact, no matter your position in the organization. Specifically, you will:

• Learn key fundraising terms and concepts
• Understand and begin drafting your development plan
• Learn how to develop and use a case for support
• Learn to engage all organization staff, board and donors in reaching development goals
• Explore the importance of stewardship and best practices in donor relations

Who should attend: This program is designed for professionals who have less than three years of fundraising experience but have responsibility or share responsibility for their organization’s fundraising program and would benefit from enhanced knowledge of solid fund development practices, procedures and tools.

Attending both sessions of this class is required and earns you a Certificate in Fund Development Fundamentals.


$488.00 Only $145 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our funders

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

This event is being held IN-PERSON at our training room in Tampa, FL.

Registration closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern on October 11, 2022.


Meet Your Trainer
Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE Sara is a solutions-oriented advancement professional with more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit development and administration. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tampa and an MBA from the University of South Florida. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has been named as a Master Trainer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Sara has worked in the nonprofit sector raising funds for healthcare, educational and cultural organizations. She managed development operations including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, managing annual giving, major gift cultivation and solicitation, training and management of staff, board and volunteers, foundation and corporate support, sponsorships, annual funds, special events and in-kind support.

The founding director of the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s Fund Development Academy, Sara launched the Sara Leonard Group in April 2015 to provide consulting, coaching and training to fundraisers, CEOs and nonprofit board members.


Safety and Health Protocols for In-Person Classes

The safety and health of all visitors, students, trainers and staff is our top priority.

The Nonprofit Leadership Center is taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of guests and participants for all in-person training sessions:

  • We are following all federal health and safety guidelines, as well as guidance from state and local governments. Depending on the community spread of COVID-19, this may include protocols such as wearing face coverings and social distancing. Registrants will receive an email from NLC one week prior to each in-person training session that outlines specific protocols to expect on the event day.
  • We are using enhanced protocols and practices to keep our Training Room healthy and safe.
  • Training Room capacity is limited to ensure proper distancing.
  • Any person who is feeling unwell or suspects they have been exposed to contagious illness is asked to refrain from attending in-person training events. If you are not feeling well on the day of your training or are aware of exposure (within the previous 10 days) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you cancel or reschedule your visit with us, whether or not you appear to be experiencing symptoms of illness. If you need to cancel for this reason, please notify us, and we will be happy to provide program credit equivalent to the registration fees already paid.

Please note: In-person training events are subject to be changed to virtual (via Zoom), rescheduled or canceled depending on current CDC guidelines and/or state and local government recommendations as the date of the training approaches. If such a change is required, registrants will be notified in advance.


Registration & Cancellation Policies

Visit the Registration & Payment Policies page for answers to many questions regarding payment, attendance, substitutions, cancellation and refunds.

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC) No-Show Policy
If you use a CBHC code to register for an NLC event, you will be responsible for paying the registration and processing fees if you do not show up for the class. Please read the full no-show policy here.

Visit our FAQ page for answers to other questions you may have.


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

There may be photographing of the training for use in our marketing materials. If you do not wish to be captured on film, please alert staff at registration. 

Tickets Price Qty
Fundraising 101 Registrationshow details +

This ticket is required and must be purchased.

$145.00 (USD)  
Fundraising 101 - 10% Multiple Registrant Discountshow details + $130.50 (USD)  

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 813-287-8779 or info@nlctb.org

Venue Website:

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

Description:

Towers at Westshore is at the corner of W Laurel Street and N Westshore Boulevard.