Nonprofits First
Creating & Implementing a Fundraising Development Plan {WEBINAR}
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

When: 04/18/2017
10:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Your Computer
United States
Presenter: Tracy Vanderneck
Contact: Shari Hanglan
(561) 214-7435

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Fundraising isn't easy. What makes it more difficult is the trap nonprofits often fall into - the Shotgun Approach to fundraising. The Shotgun Approach is basically the "let's try everything and see what sticks" method of fundraising; it means saying yes to and implementing every well-meaning idea for a new event.*A December 2015 article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review by Heather Yandow reports on research that shows that the clearest predictor of a nonprofit's success in raising money from individuals is having a formal fundraising plan.

In this webinar, you will learn what a Development Plan is and how it is used, who the stakeholders are in the Development Plan process, and explore how to approach conversations about the need to create, implement, and stick to a solid Development Plan.
Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe what a Development Plan is and why it is important in fundraising
  • Describe the common components of a Development Plan
  • Identify who the stakehholders are in having and using a Development Plan
  • Gain the ability to articulate to executives or Boards of Directors why creating a Development Plan and gaining buy-in from close stakeholders is important and how the Plan’s implementation could benefit the organization
  • Begin to envision how such components would be translated within their own organization (or if not already working in the industry, envision how components could be translated into different nonprofit vertical industries like the arts or human services)

*Attendees will receive two downloadable sample Development Plan templates!

Full participation in Creating & Implementing a Fundraising Development Plan {WEBINAR} is applicable for 1.0 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification.


Participation in Creating & Implementing a Fundraising Development Plan {WEBINAR} may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the (educational program title) was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.


Member rate: $25
Non-member rate: $35

1 CFRE Credit


Tracy Vanderneck

Tracy Vanderneck is president of Phil-Com, a Florida-based training and consulting company where she works with nonprofits on fundraising, board development and strategic planning. Tracy has 20 years of experience in fundraising, business development and sales. She holds a Master of Science in management (MSM) with a concentration in nonprofit leadership and a graduate certificate in teaching and learning (CTL), and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She designs and delivers online fundraising training classes and serves as a DonorPath Expert. Tracy was on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter for seven years and is a mentor in the chapter's mentoring program.


Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal