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October 3, 2022

Fundraising Quickstart training

May 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Center for Rural Development
2292 US-27, Somerset, KY 42501
Patti Simpson


Fundraising Quickstart

Are you new to fundraising and don’t know where to start?

Have you been “trying” to raise money for your organization and keep falling short of your goals?

If so, then Fundraising Quickstart is the place to be!

This interactive class is jam-packed with the tools and information you need to get your nonprofit’s fundraising program on track and FAST!

You’ll learn how to craft your message and position your organization for maximum fundraising potential. You’ll learn how to identify and cultivate donors, the most effective fundraising strategies for small nonprofits in rural communities, get ready for grants, develop an annual fundraising plan, and ask for gifts with confidence.

Best of all this class is taught by someone who has successfully raised private funds in some of the most economically challenged communities in Eastern Kentucky. It can be done. Come and find out how!

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Learn how to identify and cultivate donors
  • Most effective fundraising strategies for small nonprofits in rural communities
  • Get ready for grants
  • Develop an annual fundraising plan
  • Ask for gifts with confidence

Cost: $75 (Please register at least five days before the start of class.)

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Meet the Instructor

Susan Caldwell, CFRE, CGW, has worked as a nonprofit manager and professional fundraiser for 25 years. She launched her fundraising career in the early 1990s as a resource development officer at a community college in Eastern Kentucky, where she conducted multi-million dollar major gifts campaigns and established the college’s comprehensive fundraising program.

Since then, Susan has worked with nonprofit organizations throughout Kentucky and across the nation to create fundraising programs that produce results. Causes include animal welfare, addiction recovery, hunger relief, disability services, senior citizens, K-12 and higher education, historic preservation, youth organizations, healthcare, the arts, and Christian ministry.

She has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1997, is a Certified Grant Writer and serves on the board of the Grant Professionals Association Foundation. Today, Susan serves as a consultant with Get Fully Funded, one of the nation’s premier consulting firms specializing in new and small nonprofits.

Susan Caldwell