Elements of Fundraising Training – Philadelphia

A comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of nonprofit fundraising

Grow your development program and raise more money for your mission

American Philanthropic’s intensive fundraising training seminar is designed for new nonprofit development professionals, as well as other nonprofit leaders looking to brush up on the fundamentals of development. This in-person training covers a range of development topics at an introductory level, giving participants a general overview of the foundational principles and essential practices of successful nonprofit fundraising. After the group training sessions, participants receive a one-on-one coaching session with an American Philanthropic consultant.


Join us for our next Elements of Fundraising seminar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this fall! The training sessions will be held in downtown Philadelphia, with additional opportunity for hospitality and good conversation at nearby local restaurants, plus an optional museum outing on October 11th that celebrates our nation’s founding. Participants traveling to Philadelphia for the training will have access group rates at The Notary Hotel, or can choose to stay at another of the many other hotels within walking distance of the training location.

The seminar will kick off with a reception the evening of the 11th and participants can expect to be heading home the afternoon of the 13th

The Experience

In an intimate small group setting, American Philanthropic’s seasoned consultants will teach you how to find new donors, nurture strong relationships with existing donors, build strong foundation and major donor programs, and more. You’ll schedule an hour-long one-on-one coaching session with one of the session leaders to discuss your particular fundraising challenges and questions and identify ways to help your nonprofit succeed. In addition to the group training sessions and personalized advising, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet peers facing similar challenges, enjoy wonderful meals together, and explore downtown Philadelphia.

Participants come away from the training with a solid understanding of:

– How to approach fundraising and develop a healthy development culture

– Basics on how to find new donors and keep the ones they already have

– How to establish or grow strong major donor and foundation programs


Participants also receive a comprehensive course manual with additional information and tools to reference again and again after the training.



Register now to secure your seat

The number of training participants is limited and seats can fill up quickly. The cost of $1,500 includes all costs for the training sessions, one-on-one coaching, all meals noted in the agenda, and take-home resource materials you will find yourself turning to again and again. To register and save your spot, click on the link below. Group discounts are available if your organization wishes to send two or more attendees. Please contact Jon Hannah for more details on group rates.

We have group accommodations available at The Notary Hotel in downtown Philadelphia at a rate of $225 per night. To reserve your room, please click HERE. If you need assistance securing accommodations, please contact Jon Hannah.

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