• Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Thinking About Going for Your CFRE (or Need to Renew)?

Updated: Aug 10, 2019



If you’re thinking about going for your CFRE, I recommend you sign up for this webinar sponsored by CFRE International:

New Webinar, “The CFRE Application Process: Step by Step” Register now for our first public webinar, “The CFRE Application Process: Step by Step” being held 25 April at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Click link to register https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4810771680055079939 Learn about the benefits of becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive and what the application and process entail.

If you need to complete some CEUs before sitting for your exam, or to renew your CFRE, my LindaLysakowskiNonprofitCourses are all approved by CFRE and CharityChannel.

Build a Great Board: $799

Board Bound Leadership (for board members): $497

Tell Your Story Right: Create a Compelling Case for Support: $599

Build a Dream Team of Volunteer Fundraisers: $599

Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Do It Right: $599

Create a Development Plan that Works: $599

Successful Nonprofit Consulting: Get Started, Get Clients, Grow and Evolve; $699

Raise More Money from Your Business Community $699

Capital Campaigns—Yes, You Can Do It $1,099

Fundraising as a Career: $499

Build Donor Relations That Lead to Major Gifts: $699

Example of a course outline:

Would you spend $699 to build your Major Gifts Program? Here is a preview of Build Donor Relations That Lead to Major Gifts.

There are lots of courses out there on major gifts, many focusing on how to make the ask. We’ll cover that in this course as well, but here’s what makes our course different: We focus on building relationships that lead to major gifts. In this six-lesson course you will learn how to:

  • Develop relationships from the point of entry

  • Provide good donor retention

  • Learn how to upsell and cross sell your donors

  • Get the right people involved in your major gift program

  • And more

Summary of Lessons

  • Lesson One: Getting Started--Annual donors are your best prospects for major gifts, how to get them in the door and keep them

  • Lesson Two: Finding Donors—researching ability, linkages, and interests, they key components in major gift fundraising

  • Lesson Three: Cultivating Donors—getting to know your donors and understanding their needs and desires

  • Lesson Four: Stewarding Donors—the key to donor retention is thanking, recognizing, using their money wisely, and reporting it properly

  • Lesson Five: Preparing to Make the Ask—building the team, knowing the options, having all your ducks in a row before you talk to the donor

  • Lesson Six: Making the Ask—having the right person ask the right person, at the right time, for the right amount, for the right purpose

Learn more and sign up here: http://LindaLysakowskiNonprofitCourses.Teachable.com.