When you join, you get thirteen masterclass modules, peer learning with social feed, open office hours and bonus content so you can 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," with support from us and your peers.
Once you complete the Masterclass you'll become "Raising Change Certified," a designation that means you've developed the skills required to be a successful major gifts fundraiser.
These high resolution video lectures go in-depth into the skills required to build long-lasting relationships that can lead to transformation changes in the world. You'll learn every secret Kathy discovered over 25 years of boots on the ground, major gifts fundraising.
These guides accompany each lecture. They summarize all the important points from each module and give you exercises to improve your fundraising skills. These workbooks help solidify the skills you need to raise major gifts.
When you become a student, you'll get access to a social feed similar to LinkedIn where you can post questions, success stories, events and resources related to fundraising. Make friends and expand your network.
Books can be a transformational experience, and Kathy LeMay is a voracious reader. Get the inside track on what she's reading and what books are a must to develop as a world-class fundraiser.
Just like in college, you'll get open office hours with Kathy or one of our qualified TA's, so you can be sure you'll feel supported every step of the way as you move from fundraiser to mission maker.
Along the way you'll get to hear from Kathy's incredible fundraiser and donor network. Learn how donors think about projects and why they decide to support certain causes and not others.
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.
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.
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!
The Imago Dei Fund has supported a number of grantee partners to participate in Raising Change’s Masterclass and everyone of them has had a transformative experience which expanded their confidence and skill set in the craft of fundraising. Kathy and her team know how to walk beside people of all experience levels and personality types to inspire and equip them to work through obstacles and develop their own style of fundraising. Whether you sign up as an individual or as a cohort, the workshop approach of the Master Class is a great way to expand your network and learn together with colleagues from across a range of organizations. The Raising Change Masterclass is an incredible professional development resource I recommend for anyone seeking to take their fundraising to the next level.
The Masterclass 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. Participants generally have 3-5 years experience in social change fundraising and are ready and motivated to become world class fundraisers.
The course can be completed at your own pace. Open office hours are provided to answer any questions you may have no matter what module you are currently learning. In general, the course can be consumed in about a month, assuming the workbooks and exercises are completed.
And learn how to raise transformational gifts for your cause
Kathy LeMay's brand new Fundraising Masterclass will be available in the next few weeks. Because we are offering open office hours with this course, attendance will be limited to first movers. By joining this mailing list, you'll get a few quick updates about the program and you'll be among the first to know when the doors open and the program is available. Joining this list does not guarantee you a spot, but will give you advance notice so you can be prepared the join on the day the program becomes available.