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Raise More Money from Your Business Community

Approved for 6 CFRE Hours

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There is a huge untapped source just waiting for you to raise big bucks. And it might not be the usual suspects. We’ll dispel the Willie Sutton Philosophy of Fundraising. In this six-lesson course you will learn:

  • How to build relationships with business leaders
  • How to present your case to businesses
  • How to cultivate business leaders
  • How to run a volunteer-driven annual business appeal
  • And more

Summary of Lessons:

  • Lesson One: Why Raise Money from Businesses and What Kind of Businesses are Out There—is it worth it?
  • Lesson Two: Researching Businesses—finding the businesses that are likely to support your nonprofit.
  • Lesson Three: Presenting Your Case to Businesses—how to develop a case that shows your economic impact and social impact on the community.
  • Lesson Four: Cultivating Business Leaders—where are they, what are they looking for, how do you get them involved in your nonprofit?
  • Lesson Five: The Annual Business Appeal—how to run an annual appeal led by volunteers from the business world to raise significant, unrestricted money from businesses.
  • Lesson Six: Recap and Next Steps—analyze your results and build on your first year’s success to even greater accomplishments.

The recommended materials for this course are:

Raise More Money from Your Business Community: A Practical Guide to Tapping Into Corporate Charitable Giving (In the Trenches)

Raise More Money from Your Business Community?The Workbook: Jump-Start Your Corporate Fundraising Today


Your Instructor


Linda Lysakowski
Linda Lysakowski

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, is the author of Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers; The Development Plan; Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy?; Capital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to Know; Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign workbook, Raise More Money from Your Business Community; Raise More Money from Your Business Community—The Workbook; Fundraising for the GENIUS; a contributing author to The Fundraising Feasibility Study—It’s Not About the Money and YOU and Your Nonprofit Board; co-editor of YOU and Your Nonprofit and The Nonprofit Consulting Handbook; and co-author of The Essential Nonprofit Fundraising Handbook, The Leaky Bucket: What’s Wrong With Your Fundraising…And How You Can Fix It, Nonprofit Strategic Planning, CharityChannel’s Quick Guide to Creating Your Development Plan, CharityChannel’s Quick Guide to Developing Your Case for Support, and The New Donor. Her latest book, CharityChannel’s Quick Guide to Board Giving will be released this spring. She has also written in the fiction realm, having published The Matriarch and The Face of Jesus. Linda has more than thirty years’ experience in the nonprofit sector and has created dozens of development plans.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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