If you want to raise more money, feel more confident in fundraising, tackle stress and burnout head on, discover new ways to enroll and engage donors, understand new trends in philanthropy and what these mean for you, and simply know when it’s time to ask for a gift, this program is for you. Apply now for next quarter's consideration.
Live online group coaching from Kathy LeMay. Interactive Webinars and Guest Interviews. Learn the techniques of the world's top performing fundraisers.
Workshop your new skills with other program participants and test them out in the real-world. Begin your transformation from "fundraiser" to "mission maker."
Once you've become Raising Change Certified, we'll introduce you to our network of high net worth donors who are ready to partner with compelling mission makers.
This document on the left explains a little bit more about how the program was created, what you'll learn, and a few success stories from fundraisers who have taken the class. Click the document on the left to open. If you have questions about how to join, simply contact us and we'll be happy to chat about how to increase the effectiveness of your fundraising efforts.
Kathy LeMay is a game-changer. Her counsel on effective fundraising is brilliant and eminently practical. Her unique value proposition: she understands the fundamental underpinnings of why people give, and can translate that into specific action items. I always walked away from our conversations with new insight and 5 new ideas to approach our goals. She always suggests thoughtful, concrete next steps - but also absorbs the client organization's DNA and thinks creatively around it. Kathy is a rare talent who shares her wisdom generously. I recommend her without reservation!
Kathy deeply impacted me in just one consulting session. The agenda was coaching on values-led philanthropy for social change. What I did not expect was how much Kathy helped me tap into my inner story-teller, with utmost authenticity. She drew a connectivity out of me that I hadn't been able to access before, encouraging me to share myself fully within all stakeholder relationships. I recognize and value building these relationships with care and love at the forefront, so her approach immediately resonated and called me forward into my leadership. Thank you Kathy, for helping me to find my voice.
When I shifted over a year ago to a front line fundraising role in a complex global organization, I called on Kathy to coach
me as part of my onboarding. She helped me navigate a tricky new set of challenges and set the course for
success. We have not looked back since and just closed our most successful fundraising year, increasing donors
by over 10% and dollars by a third over last year. She has always helped me find ways to connect my work
to the hearts of the donors, ensuring that we appeal to our common humanity, not just the data.
The webinars are 1.25 hours each, usually once per week. In between webinars, we provide up-to-date reading materials and exercises to hone and refine your skills building. And of course, you'll have 24/7 access to the peer-to-peer message board, Resource Center and Blog. Plus, bonus videos to improve your confidence and help you become a world-class fundraiser.
The interactive webinars are live on Google Hangouts with Kathy LeMay and the rest of your cohort. There is a 30 minute lecture, followed by 45 minutes of Q&A with Kathy and peer-to-peer workshopping.
Don't worry, we've got you covered! All lectures are recorded and will be archived on the platform. We know that important things in life happen such as board meetings, busy fundraising weeks or just needing a break. To maximize your learning experience, we do ask that you attend at least 80% of the lectures.
The Masterclass cohort includes Executives Directors, Vice Presidents of Development, and Directors of Philanthropy. Each person participating plays a critical role in building relationships and raising funds from a portfolio of donors. The cohort has been fully vetted by Raising Change. Participants have at least 3-5 years experience in social change fundraising and ready and motivated to become world class fundraisers.
Kathy is a diva as a philanthropist and fundraiser. She starts with empathy and understands the motivations of both sides of this indispensable partnership. For those seeking to propel their organizations and causes forward from staff or board roles, this coaching course will be a gold mine of wisdom, skill and connections!
And learn how to raise transformational gifts for your cause
Are you interested in the Raising Change Fundraising Masterclass, but don’t know how to swing the fee? Here are a few tips to help you get the Masterclass sponsored by a donor.
The first step is making the case for participating in the Masterclass. Ask yourself:
Create a passionate, heart driven case. People invest in people. In 25 years of social change fundraising philanthropists have said this to me: “I fund missions but first I fund the person sitting across the table from me.”
Think of a donor or board Member in your network you have a strong connection to. Ask yourself:
Send an email asking if they’d be interested in a conversation about a Fundraising Masterclass that’s helping non profit leaders become world class in donor relationship-building and fundraising. Don’t invite them to an ask. Invite them to a conversation.