When you can't sleep at night, what goes through your head?
Of course, COVID-19 has turned everything upside down. If you're anything like me, you're wondering how you are going to meet your fundraising goals this year using digital fundraising methods. You might be dealing with managing a staff of remote employees for the first time ever. Perhaps you are dealing with employee turnover during this crisis and wondering how you are going to find the time and energy to train a new person.
You're worried about having to take too much time away from your work or family in order to properly on-board a new team member. You know the mission of your institution is too important to leave reaching your goals up to chance. As the team leader, your professional reputation is at stake. Life is just too complicated, and you feel like you can't keep up. You don't want to let anyone down: not your organization, your team, your new employee, yourself, your self-care, your family, and the list goes on.
If this resonates with you, I have a solution to save your sanity. For far less than the cost of an average in-person conference, you can get your new folks trained in the science (data, analytics) and art (writing, strategy) of fundraising. It will take no time on your part, your new hire will be off to the races no matter what area of annual giving they work in, and you'll be an All-Star manager with a goal-busting team. This comprehensive curriculum is grounded in evidence-based fundraising and designed and taught by me, Jessica Cloud and I have over 20 years of annual giving experience, along with my MA and CFRE. I'm a dynamic, sought-after, experienced and award-winning trainer. I’m the real deal when it comes to fundraising.
Or maybe your thoughts are more like this?
"I just started this job and they are expecting me to write our direct mail appeal. I barely understand what my job is supposed to be. It's too much pressure. The data team gave me dirty looks on the Zoom call today because they said I didn't request my data in the right format. I just don't feel welcome. I guess I need to go to a conference when we can travel again but my manager says the budget is tight. What if I fail? I guess I'll need go back to grad school or something. I want to tell my manager that I need more training and support, but she seems so frazzled and worried all the time that I don't want to bother her. Maybe I'll just copy what they did last year, and it'll be okay. I guess."
I've felt exactly like this early in my career! You need support and training that empowers you. You can be an All-Star fundraiser! Sign up to get updates about All-Star Annual Giving and you'll get email templates to help convince your boss that this is a good investment.
What exactly is All-Star Annual Giving?
All-Star Annual Giving is a fully online 12-week course with 9 modules covering all areas of annual giving strategy and execution. You can see a draft outline of the course here.
Enrollment in the course will include lifetime access to the course modules, which include dozens of lessons. Each lesson will be presented in written and audio formats, so you can read at your desk or on your phone. You can also listen to audio lessons on your commute. Every lesson will be enriched with videos (where appropriate), downloadable planning sheets, templates and examples. Enrollment will also include access to a Facebook group with your cohort (and later alumni of the program) for support and on-going questions and advice.
Best of all! For every 10 enrollments, I will grant scholarship enrollment to a nonprofit professional who otherwise would not be able to attend the course.
When will this course be available?
We plan to launch sometime in the Summer of 2020.
How much is this going to cost me?
The inaugural cohort of this course will pay only $597.
What if my organization can't afford that?
For every 10 enrollments, I will grant scholarship access to a nonprofit professional who otherwise would not be able to attend the course. Applications are now open.
How do I know Jessica Cloud is legit anyway?
You can read my bio here and testimonials from those I’ve worked with here. But, the best way to get a feel for my style is to read posts on my blog and follow me on social media. I write a new blog post every Thursday and send out helpful emails to my subscribers every Friday. I recommend you subscribe and get a few of my FUNdraising Friday emails so you don’t miss a thing.
Who might be interested in All-Star Annual Giving?
You might need more info about All-Star Annual Giving if:
How can I find out more?
If any of the statements above resonate with you, you will want to look at the complete All-Star Annual Giving Course Outline here. And you can join our course today and get instant access to our Pre-Course Bonus Module before the main modules begin rolling out on 5/18/20.