Seminars to Move You Forward


Seminars for Fundraising Professionals

The Institute for Charitable Giving is considered one of the premier coaching centers in the country. Its Seminars have consistently been rated as among the best offered.

Fundraising Coaching that Inspires & ignites
We are told by many our programs are the most stimulating and helpful they have ever attended. Our commitment is to ignite your imagination, inspire you to greater heights than ever before, and introduce you to new solutions.

Limited Registration for Each Seminar
There’s a maximum registration to ensure extensive interplay and discussion, and a hands-on experience.

The faculty is an exciting group of the best and the most empowering coaches offered anywhere.

The alumni of the Institute constitute a remarkable group of more than 10,000 fervent men and women— representing institutions of all types, from the small one-person shop to some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. Fundraisers who want to grow professionally. Those who would like to have their professional batteries recharged. Those who want to become more effective and successful at fundraising. Those who choose to be the best they can be.

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ICG is an approved provider of CFRE continuing education unit credits. All courses presented are submitted to CFRE International for review and approval. A CE Tracker is available at all Seminars.



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2017 Supremely Successful Asking

Understanding the anatomy of a major gift from identification to getting the appointment to securing the gift to stewardship


Chicago, Illinois - The Westin Hotel - February 27-28, 2017

Costa Mesa, California - The Westin Hotel - April 3-4, 2017
(waiting list only, please call our office: 800-234-7777)

Download: The Supremely Successful Asking brochure

What Others Say About This Seminar


This Seminar is for anyone who is involved in asking for gifts— Board Members, Volunteers, the entire Staff. 
It provides every element in securing the gift. If you have the responsibility 
of soliciting, this Seminar is for you. 
Or if you wish to move into Major Gifts in the future, this will be a tremendous asset for you. And for your resume.

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2017 The Science & The Art of a Successful Capital Campaign

Every step in planning and implementing a winning effort


Chicago, Illinois - The Westin Hotel - March 1-2, 2017

Download: The Science & The Art of a Successful Capital Campaign

What Others Say About This Seminar


This is the perfect Seminar if you are thinking of a capital campaign or in the middle of one. You are offered a complete design from pre-campaign to beginning to successful completion. And everything in between. This Seminar is for you if you are responsible for winning your campaign, but bring your entire team with you.

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2017 Major Gift Roundtable—Reaching the Pinnacle

Advanced major gift fundraising and leadership



Chicago, Illinois - The Westin Hotel - March 22-23, 2017

Download: Major Gift Roundtable brochure

This is unlike any Seminar we have offered in the past. It is the 26th year of remarkable coaching— 10,000+ alunmi later. We are bringing back our highest rated faculty from the past. And have added several new presenters that enjoy a national reputation. (More about this later!) This will be the most exciting Seminar we have offered. Save the date.

What Others Say About This Seminar

You are invited to join a select group of seasoned major gift officers and managers of a development department who attend this Seminar. It is perfect if you wish an advanced journey in becoming a more effective and successful fundraiser and leader. It is for the more advanced fundraiser who wishes to stand on tiptoes and reach higher.

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2017 Seize the Opportunity

A fail-proof system for cultivating and soliciting the largest major gift possible to the greatest joy of the donor


Chicago, Illinois - The Westin Hotel - March 20-21, 2017 (Waiting List Only)

Costa Mesa, California - The Westin Hotel - April 5-6, 2017

Download: Seize the Opportunity brochure

What Others Say About This Seminar

If you wish to be the most effective and successful fundraiser you can possibly be— this will be the most important seminar you have ever attended. You will benefit whether you’re a newcomer to the profession or a seasoned successful veteran. If you are willing to be challenged, engaged, and open to new concepts, this Seminar is for you.