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Veritus Group Academy is your one-stop source for courses for anyone involved in major gift, mid-level or planned giving fundraising for non-profits. VGA courses offer comprehensive or single-topic trainings without the travel and lodging costs of other courses. You get personalized check-ins, group discussions, and high-quality materials that have been tested and proven effective in implementation.
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Whether you’re a new fundraiser or experienced and looking for new tools and skills, this course is for you. This online course offers comprehensive training in The Veritus Way of major gift fundraising. You will be guided through a progressive learning track which builds upon each topic with engaging media and readings, real-world exercises, and actionable skills. You’ll receive practical applications and tools, as well as a flexible training path that works with your schedule. Participants take 36-42 hours to complete this 8-module self-guided course over a 13-week period
Management of a major gift program requires knowledge, skills and tools rarely taught in school. And if you’re coming from other areas of fundraising or non-profit management, there are differences you need to be aware of. This course will provide a grounding in major gift fundraising philosophy along with concrete tools and guidance to help you manage your staff, budgets, inter-departmental relations and overall program. This course is ideal for both new and experienced managers and executives. Participants take 36-42 hours to complete this 8-module self-guided course over a 13-week period.
Mid-level fundraising is a growing priority for nonprofits. This course offers comprehensive training for leaders and mid-level fundraising staff to learn the structure and systems to build or improve your mid-level program. You will be guided through the key components needed to ensure your program is set up right, common challenges we see organizations experience, and strategies necessary to have a successful and thriving program. Participants take 36-42 hours to complete this 6-module self-guided course over an 11-week period. If you need to add mid-level fundraising to your program, or your current program is struggling, this is the course for both your managers and front-line staff.
How do you move from hesitation to enthusiastic asking? This six-week-long course moves you past your fears and into active engagement with your donors’ giving. It teaches the important structure and planning needed to ask for the gift, and it will help you to have meaningful conversations with donors at every stage of the relationship. This course uses a new and innovative model called Permission-Based Asking™ as a path to successful asking. As a participant, you will also receive one-hour of one-on-one consulting with a Veritus coach who specializes in working with major gift fundraisers. Your coach will help you identify and overcome your barriers to making the ask.
Are you building meaningful relationships with your donors? Creating connections can be challenging if you don’t have the right structure to help you communicate in a purposeful way with your donors. This course provides a thorough system and structure for creating individualized communication plans for your major donors. You’ll also learn all the types of touch points you can use, both digital and traditional, to meaningfully engage with your donors by sharing things that speak to their interests and passions.
The time is now for the standard planned giving approach to move into a new and modern strategy that better serves planned giving donors and supports a healthier donor pipeline. The current planned giving philosophy is unproductive and has loaded Planned Giving Officers with work that doesn’t keep them focused on the right donors. By refocusing the strategy, involving the right people, and beginning to shift the approach, you’ll be able to create a more productive program that supports the whole pipeline.
Do you know your donor’s passions and interests? We mean, really know them? If not, that’s not uncommon. Many organizations and fundraisers struggle to learn their donor’s the true passions and interests because other things get in the way. If you are ready to learn how to truly discover your donor’s passions and interests and how to use that information to better serve your donor, then this course is for you!
Are you ready to make some changes to your approach to fundraising that will help you build authentic and meaningful donor relationships, increase net revenue, and strengthen your organization’s donor pipeline? Small, incremental changes can make a significant impact and give you more focus and direction with you donor strategy. This monthly subscription program delivers bite-sized content on topics critical to your fundraising success. Each month, we’ll teach you about a valuable topic and provide a direct pathway for integrating it into your practice of fundraising.