Raise the Money You Deserve.

We Show You Your Path to Lasting Fundraising Success.
Then We Give You the Training That Puts You There.

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Not every fundraising strategy works in every situation.

There are no “right” or “wrong” strategies. But there are strategies which support your goals and others that are sabotaging them.

Knowing how your efforts are working helps you become more successful--today and tomorrow.

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The Eight Principles is the only comprehensive expert-based, fundraising curriculum for nonprofits.

Our tools, training and insights provide the foundational elements crucial to building sustained giving, continuous growth and an engaged, loyal donor base.

We provide the only fundraising training which focuses on your entire organization not just fundraisers.

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  • Learn Cutting Edge Concepts and Strategies Presented Simply
  • Raise MUCH More Money–Consistently
  • Gain the Confidence and be In Control of Your Time and Fundraising Priorities
  • Identify and Tap Into Abundant New Revenue Sources
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Team Training


  • Powerful Training Experiences Inform, Motivate and Unify Your Entire Organization
  • The Most Sophisticated Concepts Are Presented Simply.
  • Achieve Your Fundraising Goals by Putting Your Executive, Staff and Board on the Same Team, Focused on the Same Goals.
  • Create a High Performing Fundraising Culture That’s Permanent

With our training you raise more money today--and tomorrow.

Who’s Talking?

What Others Say About The Eight Principles®

Sally, Senior Fundraising Recruiting Executive
Martin, Fundraising Author and Thought Leader
Jay, Healthcare Executive

Gives you framework, motivation and tools to lead donors to the mountain.

D.C. Dreger

Excellent tool for professional staff and board members.

R. Gregg

“What’s been missing in the non-profit world

S. DeChenne

A powerful presentation of what fundraising really is

K. Foster

Incredible resource—simple but not simplistic.

B. Wilson

Eliminated the longstanding fear of fundraising for my board members.

S. Robson

Amazing for either expert or the just curious.

S. Carver


Larry Johnson, Founder, is the author of the award winning book, The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising

 Three national awards.   In over 800 libraries.   Textbook in two universities.
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Meet Larry C Johnson

Our Founder

I believe in the power of relationships, in the power of philanthropy, to create a better place and transform lives.

I founded The Eight Principles to give all worthy organizations the ability to fulfill their dreams–and the dreams of their investors.  We do this by showing them the path to sustainable, scaling fundraising success.   Whether a small community-based nonprofit or a large established one, your organization can achieve dramatic fundraising gains which are sustainable, permanent and scale.  With the right approaches, strategically applied, whole new vistas of opportunity open for you.

Click the button below to schedule a no-obligation, no-fee meeting.  I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.

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Three Stories of Transformation

Girl Scouts

The executive director approached The Eight Principles with a desperate plea for help.  The chapter was in serious trouble. The Eight Principles went to work bringing our paradigm-shifting experiences to board and staff.  In less than 120 days, their fundraising results improved by 600%. Every board member was now actively soliciting gifts.

Mind Springs Health

The new CEO set the organization on a firm path.  Now she wanted to build a new hospital. The hospital had an embryonic fundraising program.  The CEO had no fundraising experience. The Eight Principles came to show the path forward to a lasting philanthropic culture.  Staff giving jumped from 15% to 75% and a $34 million hospital became a reality.

Envision Sight and Hearing

The executive reached out to The Eight Principles with his vision. Take a solid yet unremarkable organization and dramatically improve its outreach.  We guided a reorganization of the board, with giving now at 100%. Their donor based tripled and their first endowment campaign was a success. With a lasting philanthropic culture their regional influence continues to grow.

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    Sophistication through Simplicity

    Bringing Joy & Fulfillment to Both the Fundraiser & the Donor

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    Literally hundreds of millions of dollars go unclaimed every year for lack of engagement by nonprofits.