You don’t need a degree or professional certificate to become an effective fundraiser. It’s not rocket science. With some focused training, anyone can learn what it takes to raise more money.

American Philanthropic’s two-day, intensive training teaches experienced and inexperienced nonprofit leaders what they need to know to brush up on their fundraising knowledge or get up to speed quickly on the keys to fundraising success. In an intimate, small-group setting, our partners and senior consultants teach participants how to:

  • FIND new donors.
  • CREATE a development plan that works. 
  • PRIORITIZE your fundraising efforts.
  • BUILD better foundation and major donor relationships. 

Classes fill up quickly. To learn about our training locations and dates, go here.



It’s evident in just a few days of learning from American Philanthropic’s consultants that their hearts and their heads are in the movement of “strengthening civil society” – and this movement starts with the nonprofit leaders they train. I’m thankful to be part of the movement. Sam Cosby, The Beacon Center of Tennessee



At the American Philanthropic development seminar, I gained practical wisdom to take with me and begin using immediately at my organization. The sessions were engaging, and most importantly, I had a ton of fun! Nathan Strout, Maine Heritage Policy Center



I can already see the ways in which the training seminar will be helpful to my team as we enter into the next stage of growth. We’re thankful to learn from the experts! Josh Jabin, Travis Manion Foundation