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Skillbuilding Workshop: Fundraising Success - The "5 Shifts" Model (9/13/2017)

September 13th, 2017
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Associated Grant Makers, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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Over the years, nonprofit leaders with the greatest fundraising success have employed 5 key “shifts” to get themselves and their organizations in a position to generate significant revenue. Drawing from experience and research, we will walk participants through these 5 shifts: plan more, lead the charge, invest more, commiserate and differentiate, and relate and cultivate. By the end of this workshop, participants will have learned how to employ the 5 shifts model in order to craft an actionable fund development plan; take a leadership role in defining fundraising roles and expectations for board and staff; identify, segment, and prioritize potential supporters; and more.  Executive directors, development directors, board members, and aspiring leaders of nonprofits of any field, type, and size are invited to attend.


Kenny Weill launched K. Weill Consulting Group in 2002, which focuses on strategic fund development for nonprofits. Kenny works with Boards and executive staff on fundraising assessments and creation of actionable Fund Development Plans. His practice provides other fundraising services, such as case statements, appeals, online giving strategy, grant research and writing, CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) database solutions, and more. He has published articles and regularly trains, coaches, and presents on fund development strategy. Kenny delivers additional services outside the fundraising realm to help build his clients’ capacity, including marketing content, reports, and copy editing.

Pleased with the return on their investment in his services, many of Kenny’s clients are return customers, and most hear about him through referrals from other clients or consultants.

In 2009, Kenny co-founded NPO Connect (http://npoconnect.org), an online skill-building platform for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.

Prior to consulting, Kenny held management, research and other positions in community-based, academic, health care, and government settings. He received an M.S. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

Kenny is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and adheres to their Code of Ethical Standards and Principles. He also is a member of the Nonprofit Technology Network, Nonprofit Consultants Network and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and enjoys working collaboratively with other consultants.

Kenny has a long history of community-based volunteerism.

Full participation in 'How to Position Your Nonprofit for Fundraising Success: The "5 Shifts" Model' is applicable for 3.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification. Please contact Michael Underhill, Programs and Services Manager with any questions.

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