Become a Master Gardener: Coaching & Training for Board & Staff Members

Board Fundraising Training

Do your Board members shift uncomfortably in their seats when you mention the “f” word (that’s “fundraising”)? Does asking for gifts make them feel like they are in a Charles Dickens novel? Through a variety of activities and conversations, I can help shift your Board’s fundraising mindset, and let them feel the joy of inspiring others to give! Training sessions are tailored to your needs, and are interactive and engaging.

Grant Writing Training

Writing a grant is something like a cross between a term paper and a tax return. While this might not sound like fun, my easygoing style will help you to discover your unique voice and story, master the common sections of a typical grant proposal, and give you the behind-the-scenes tips for working with foundations (hint – it’s all about cultivating those relationships). Through one-on-one or small group training, we can customize our work together to focus on the proposals and opportunities that are the best prospects for your success.

Coaching for Development Staff

Small nonprofits often begin with staff who have come from other fields of experience and lack training on managing the ins and outs of fundraising relationships and building a development office. My 3-, 6-, and 12-month contracts for coaching support offer monthly check-ins and ongoing phone and email support to personally address your targeted needs, and support you in developing the skills and strategies that work for you.