You can build a kick-ass fundraising culture
Where you raise more money each and every year. Where your fundraising revenue withstands economic storms. Where there are no staff or board member revolving doors. Where your entire organization is united toward common goals that feed your fundraising machine.
We take you there in three steps:
• First, pinpoint your location with our philanthropic compass.
• Next, train your team The Eight Principles Way.
• Finally, make it live inside your organization.
It’s That Simple
“Training available to everyone at the level they need when they need it.”
–Bill A, Hospital CEO
The Philanthropic Compass
Are your fundraising efforts supporting or sabotaging your organization’s success? How do you achieve sustained growth? How do you reach your true potential?
Where are you headed? Where do you want to go?
Orbis4 provides the answers. Simple. Powerful. It hits the mark every time.
Answer twenty-seven, simple, multiple-choice questions, and share your organization’s goals. The Orbis4™ places your organization in one of four compass points.
We measure how sustainable your current fundraising efforts are and how quickly your revenue can scale upwards.
We show you your current strengths, along with the steps you must take to achieve your goals. To reach your full potential.
Aspirational. Powerful. Big Picture. A Clear Path Forward.
Experiential Team Training
Effective fundraising requires teamwork. No mystery here. The trick is getting everyone going in the same direction with a common understanding and purpose. Our live hands-on training removes the angst and clears the fog—for everyone. Teamwork has never been so much fun. Our training is unique–it’s experience based. You learn by doing.
Our live training sessions are created for executives, staff, board members and professional fundraisers.
Experiential and hands-on, they’re delivered in plain language with no off-putting jargon or fundraising-speak. There’s no sitting in lecture settings staring at 12-point slides. Our training is unique. You learn through experience.
You work in small groups. You learn by doing. You measure what you learn against universal principles. You create an action plan and move forward with accountability steps built in.
We give you the understanding to create the fundraising program which is right for your organization.
We get everyone engaged—from board room to reception desk. We firmly believe effective fundraising is a team affair.
- The Aha Moment (half day). Acquiring the right mindset for sustainable fundraising.
We call it the “Aha Moment” because understanding often comes in a flash! As a board chair who participated said, “Now I get this. Now I understand this.”
- The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising® (full day). The universal principles which govern all fundraising—everywhere
In the words of one participant, “I’ve been fundraising for years. I thought I was doing pretty well. Nothing compares with the insight I gained from this training.”
- Creating Your Pathway (half day). How to build a road that leads your benefactors to their highest levels of giving, and keeps them there.
“As an experienced major gifts officer, I was blown away when I understood what the point of all the cultivation really is,” said one participant.
- Capital Fundraising with The Eight Principles® (half day). Practical guidance on how The Eight Principles put campaigns into overdrive as they enlarge the permanent capacity of your fundraising program.
One executive director commented, “When I realized how my campaign today could impact giving in 10 years, I became a lot more confident about the direction of our organization.”
Our interactive sessions are continually updated and enhanced. New experiences are added periodically.
Train-the-trainer is our unique training delivery system which places the entire Eight Principles experiential training platform inside your organization. With your own in-house trainer your team just gets stronger. With on-demand access for a single fee, it’s extremely cost effective. It’s literally Principle 5 of The Eight Principles in action: Work From the Inside Out.
Our experiential, hands-on training curriculum can be delivered effectively by any staff member.
With our Train-the-Trainer we prepare your in-house facilitators to deliver The Eight Principles® training to your fundraisers, staff and board members anytime—all the time. Satisfaction among staff, professional fundraisers and board members increases. Turnover dramatically declines. Productivity and commitment increase. Fundraising truly becomes the team project.
Starting with pre-work to learn The Eight Principles, your in-house trainer then receives three days of hands-on instruction in working effectively with adults and using The Eight Principles media materials to achieve superior learning that lasts. You’re newly minted in-house facilitator is now fully equipped to deliver the full curriculum of Eight Principles training.
From this point, you’re able to offer continual training, as needed, to everyone in the organization.
Our approach to professional caliber training is cutting edge in adult education. We’re unique in the nonprofit world.
Our training experiences produce outcomes which are higher in quality and create an unassailable fundraising culture within your organization. And they do so while costing a fraction of typical training.
With a one-time training fee and a modestly priced annual license, your organization has unlimited access to deliver the entire Eight Principles training platform. As improvements and enhancements are made, they immediately become a part of your Eight Principles portfolio.
With train-the-trainer, your organization’s understanding of and commitment to fundraising grows and grows.