Reductions in foundation and donor support. Increased demand for services. Programs and staff stretched thin. Your nonprofit needs more than short-term or piecemeal fundraising "band-aids." Invest in a proven program that leads to sustainable success. DDP provides your organization with the expert training and individualized coaching that will help your fundraising grow and thrive.
"A successful funds development team includes board members, staff and community volunteers who are passionate, energized, and ready to execute the game plan. Everybody needs to be aware of their purpose and what their job is. The Developing Development process will equip your organization with the tools to craft an effective fundraising plan and the motivated team to implement it."
Edward C. Benyon, Vice President of Development, Planned Parenthood
"I believe that every organization can benefit by occasionally getting together with an experienced coach in order to synchronize watches and get everyone pulling in the same direction at the same time. Everyone's shop is a little different from others, but there are some commonalities that are timeless truths. Each of us can benefit from others' experiences and professional wisdom."
George Hawkins, Past Director of Development, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, Houston, TX
"Bringing people together and working toward a common goal not only promotes a shared approach to fund raising, but provides a path for everyone to follow and explore. Exploration yields new ideas and pathways to take you where you want to be, and everyone can benefit from new ideas."
Catherine Del Paggio, Catherine Del Paggio Consulting, Houston, TX
"New Directions has benefited enormously from our work with ESC. DDP pulled it all together and sharpened our focus on the importance of a diversified sustainable portfolio of income to support our mission, and ultimately, to end homelessness among veterans. Thank you for helping us frame that discussion and create an action plan."
Toni Reinis, Executive Director and Co-Founder, New Directions, Los Angeles, CA
Third-party research from the initiating Executive Service Corps of Southern California has demonstrated the effectiveness of DDP and linked the completion of DDP benchmarks with long-term improvement in fund raising.
Additional studies show that the DDP approach of pairing executive coaching with training increases impact by 88%, versus a 22% improvement from training alone.
The DDP Advantage
- Research-backed - Seven years of proven, lasting results demonstrated by third-party evaluations.
- Flexible, focused guidance - DDP coaches guide your nonprofit through key benchmarks shown to lead to successful fundraising results, combining a defined structure with coaching personalized to your needs.
- An investment in both professional development and lasting organizational development - Since long-term, sustainable fundraising success depends on the entire organization, DDP works with your professional and volunteer leadership to foster an organizational culture that supports effective fund development and lasts long after the program ends.
- Our experienced coaches help you bring to life a new approach to fundraising - Rather than settling for classes and a textbook, learn what to do in our trainings and clinics, and then work closely with your executive coaches on customizing those lessons, changing the way your nonprofit approaches fundraising based on your organization's unique needs.
- Passionate about helping nonprofits thrive, ESC coaches are experienced senior executives and leaders whose expertise is honed through ongoing training in fundraising best practices and nonprofit needs.
- Training sessions and clinics are conducted by Ed Benyon, Director of Principal Gifts for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast; Karen Cornelius, Past State Director, Texas Nature Conservancy; John Davis, Sr. Director of Development , CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare; Catherine Del Paggio, Principal, Catherine Del Paggio Consulting ; Jane Harding, Past Executive Director, Executive Service Corps of Houston; George Hawkins, Director of Development, Houston Arboretum & Nature Center; Ron Swofford, Sally Tyler, Executive Director, Executive Service Corps of Houston
- Includes a 12-month core program followed by optional fee based work in a client-defined focus area.
- Expert coaching throughout the length of the program.
- Six half-day training sessions plus five shorter clinics for the Executive Director and their fund development team.
June 20, 2013 Orientation 1 - 4 pm
July 18, 2013 Session 1:
Fundraising 101 1 - 4 pm
Thursday, August 22, 2013 (tentative
September 26, 2013 Session II: Fundraising Leadership 1 - 4 pm
October 24, 2013 Session III:
Fundraising Strategy 1 - 4 pm
November 21, 2013 Session IV: The Case
for Giving 1 - 4 pm
Thursday, December 12, 2013 (tentative
January 16, 2014 Session V: The Fundraising Board 1 - 4 pm
February 20, 2014 Session VI: Making
the Ask 1
- 4 pm
March 20, 2014 Assessment 1 - 4 pm
Private consultation dates and times
over the next six months (April – November 2014) will be determined individually.
Applicants must complete a registration form, a memorandum of understanding, and arrange payment for the program.
Program tuition is $1,000
Application deadline - May 31, 2013. Apply early to reserve a space - program is limited to 10 organizations.
For more information, please contact us at 713-780-2208 or email@example.com if you and your organization are interested in participating in Houston's program.