Having trouble finding the time, resources, and answers needed to recast your financial development plan? We can help.

    In a year like no other, fundraising must be different as well. DBD has revamped its annual fundraising tool kit to help you quickly and effectively tell your new story, steward donors and ask for support.

    The DBD Virtual Annual Giving Academy offers a fundraising road map to help you finish strong in 2020 - and set a strong foundation for 2021. 

    How it works:

    This six-month financial development plan and tool kit, focused on Major Gifts, Annual Giving and Radical Stewardship, will help your organization engage with donors and finish the year strong.

    Each month you will receive step-by-step guide(s), samples & templates, a live Q & A session with an inspirational forum and an optional training module. All virtual sessions will be recorded so you can listen when it is convenient for you. Core topics will include:

      • The new normal for building major donor relationships.
      • Options for fall events.
      • Focusing and communicating your emerging case for support.
      • Thanking, stewarding, and retaining your new member donors.
      • Creating a Gratitude Week at the Y for your community.
      • Amplifying the voices who speak on your behalf
      • Using Direct Response as more than snail mail.

    You'll also be part of a virtual learning community with Y colleagues across the country. The Academy's sharing site will allow you to talk with others, providing peer support and resources to help you finish strong. The Academy helpline gives you direct access to DBD Coaches who can answer specific questions related to our work together.

    EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! The Academy has been approved and will earn participants 19 continuing education credits for their CFRE certification.

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    Additional Resources

    If you need additional support, the DBD Team can help.

    For an additional fee, you can access:

    All of these will supplement the work you are doing with the Academy and will help you finish strong.



    Thank you!

    Your participation in the DBD Virtual Annual Giving Academy supports NAYDO, an organization committed to inspiring and strengthening the philanthropic culture of the YMCA.
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    Inspiration You Crave. Resources You Need.


    Join our Tribe! You'll benefit from fresh perspectives and priceless resources from the leaders at Donor by Design.