Are you looking for proven techniques to help you raise more money for your mission? You're invited to join us for a practical, hands-on workshop:

Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level: Creating a Plan for Transformational Results

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stuart miles,

When: Friday, May 1, 2015 | 8:00AM - 12:30PM                Where: Mile High United Way, 711 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205

Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level is a half-day session on May 1, 2015 covering two topics: 1) Creating a strategic annual fundraising plan and 2) Building a sustainable donor cultivation program. Taken together, both sessions will help you raise more money for your mission and move your fundraising program to the next level!

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More personal than a fundraising conference and more hands-on than a webinar, Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level gives you the tools you need to succeed. Plus it's economical, convenient and fun! Light breakfast is included.

When it comes to writing a fundraising plan:

  • You've always known that you should have a strategic annual fundraising plan, but you’re not sure where to start. 
  • Or you have a process to create your fundraising plan, but it takes too long and you don’t end up with something helpful.
  • Or you've never written a strategic annual fundraising plan yourself, but you’re looking to develop transferrable skills for your next opportunity.

When you think about cultivating your donors:

  • You know you could be raising more money for your mission if you were building lasting relationships with your donors, but you're not sure how to do this.
  • Or you want to create a tailored cultivation plan for your top donors but don't have time to figure out the steps.
  • Or you've tried to connect with your donors but they won't return your calls and you worry you're doing something wrong.

Imagine how things will be different when:

  • You're getting the practical step-by-step advice that will catapult your fundraising to the next level.
  • Instead of worrying about doing things "the right way" you'll have all the knowledge and confidence you need to create a strategic fundraising plan and build a donor cultivation plan to help you move your donors to larger and more transformational gifts.
  • You'll have all the tools you need to raise more money faster to support your organization's mission faster.
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This workshop is perfect for you if:

  • You want to raise more money for your nonprofit.
  • You are an executive director, a development director, or a nonprofit board member excited about the transformational results that creating a systematic plan will bring to your nonprofit.
  • You'd like to feel more confident as you build lasting relationships with your donors.
  • You are tired of being over-worked but not bringing in the funds you believe are possible for your mission.
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During the half-day session, you’ll learn:

  • To identify the overall goals and specific tasks associated with accomplishing annual fundraising targets in a strategic way
  • To break down long-term goals into bite-size action steps
  • How to include a diverse range of funding sources beyond events and grant income
  • Strategies for acquisition of new donors, retention of existing donors, and opportunities to upgrade donors to a higher level of giving
  • A planning format that can be easily used and updated through the year
  • How to include all stakeholders in shared responsibility
  • How to create a personal and tailored cultivation plan for your top prospects
  • What to say when you call your donors so they return your calls
  • How to cultivate donors who don't want to meet in person
  • Everything you need to do to prepare for your meeting with a donor 
  • And much more
  • Your workshop fee covers BOTH sessions: 1) Creating a strategic annual fundraising plan and 2) Building a sustainable donor cultivation program (sessions are not sold separately)


  • Light breakfast included
  • Targeted handouts, including templates, guides and exercises.
  • Worksheet to create a strategic annual fundraising plan
  • Worksheet to create a tailored cultivation plan for your top donors
  • Early Bird price good through Friday, April 24 at 5PM mountain time
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Who's Leading Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level?

cindy grubenhoff

cindy grubenhoff

Part 1: 6 Steps to Your Annual Fundraising Plan is facilitated by Cindy Grubenhoff. Cindy's company, In the Know, helps empower nonprofit professionals with the perfect fundraising strategy so they can focus on their organization’s mission impact. Her services range from fundraising strategy and training to short and long term strategic planning. Cindy has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit sector for about 20 years and has experience in fund development planning, board development training, special events, marketing, and filling in temporarily for fundraising staff. Cindy’s clients include: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, Boys Hope Girls Hope and Junior League of Denver.   

kathie kramer ryan

kathie kramer ryan

Part 2: How to Cultivate Donors for Transformational Impact is facilitated by Kathie Kramer Ryan. As a former fundraising staff person and now founder of Arroyo Fundraising, Kathie has spent the past 16 years helping organizations like yours raise millions of dollars through event planning, annual fund, grant writing, capital campaigns and major gift solicitations. Kathie is a past-president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Colorado Chapter and serves on the steering committee for the Institute for Leaders in Development at the University of Denver. Kathie's clients include: El Sistema Colorado, STRIVE Preparatory Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and College Track Colorado.

If you’ve done a workshop training with either Cindy or Kathie before, you know that we provide solid fundraising tips you can really use, worksheets and templates to help get the work done, and plenty of real-world examples.


"I was used to huge fundraising plans that were left on a shelf right after printing. I went to Cindy’s workshop on fundraising plans and came away with an easy way to write a useful plan. It translated smoothly from identified, realistic goals to action steps. I love the concise plan I created and it didn’t take long at all. It helps me focus on the important tasks each month and keeps things from slipping through the cracks."  --Genevieve Laca, MA MPA, Development Manager

“Thank you for getting our wheels turning. After your workshop, I feel like fundraising can become a more natural part of regular operations for me. I've been actively cultivating since we met, and am looking forward to making the jump to asking for a gift.”  --Michelle Norris, Board Secretary, Compassion By the Book

"Cindy is a smart, creative and immensely fun fundraising strategist. Always thinking of impactful new ideas, Cindy's background in marketing makes her a savvy business leader with great skills and a "get it done" approach. I loved working with her during a very intense time raising several million dollars to build a new Ronald House in Aurora. She's a true expert."  --Brad Bawmann, The Bawmann Group

“Kathie, I really enjoyed our time with you yesterday! I thought the activities were very insightful. I especially liked the worksheet on the cultivation steps taken towards moving to the face-to-face ask. Thank you for a productive workshop."  --Development staff, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

Workshop details:

When: Friday, May 1, 2015 | 8:00AM - 12:30PM                                                                                    Where: Mile High United Way, 711 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205

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The Early Bird price of $87 ends at 5PM Mountain time on Friday, April 24, 2015. Registration closes at 5PM Mountain time on Wed, April 29.

Enrollment is limited so all participants will get personal attention. Light breakfast is included. Hurry and register to save your spot!

Come to this workshop to learn these proven techniques that are approachable, easy to use, and actually work to keep you focused and achieving your goals. Once you know the step-by-step approach, you'll want to repeat these steps every year to build your plans! Don't miss out on this opportunity for huge impact on your mission. 

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We're excited to help you raise more money for your nonprofit's mission. We hope to see you on May 1 at 8:00AM at Mile High United Way! Questions? Call 303.521.4223 or email Cindy{at}