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. All courses presented are submitted to CFRE International for review and approval. A CE Tracker is available at all Seminars. All seminars have bee approved for 2018 CFRE 12 points.


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2018 The Fine Art of 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 19-20, 2018 (SOLD OUT)2018-Asking-Broch

Costa Mesa, California - The Westin Hotel - May 7-8, 2018 (SOLD OUT - Please call to be waitlisted 800-234-7777)

Join us in the spring of 2018 for the Fine Art of Asking.

Understanding the anatomy of a major gift— from identification, to getting the appointment, to securing the gift, to stewardship. Major gifts come to the fundraisers and institutions that understand the vision and the dreams that motivate donors. Donors don’t wake up in the morning saying, “I want to give money away.” They give to programs that are bold, exciting, and make a difference. We explore a new paradigm in major gift fundraising. Most important, we explore what dramatic changes take place in your organization if major donors adopt this new paradigm.


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2018 The Science & The Art of a Supremely Successful Capital Campaign or Major Gift Initiative

Every step in planning and implementing a winning effort


Chicago, Illinois - The Westin Hotel - February 21-22, 2018

This session is SOLD OUT


If you are contemplating a $1 million to $100 million capital campaign for your organization, or are involved in a campaign that is stalled, join us in the Spring of 2018. In today’s philanthropic environment, organizations must plan strategically, and design an approach that will enhance your major gift program. During two days we take you through the six steps of a complete design from pre-campaign, to beginning, to a successful completion of your capital campaign.


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2018 Major Gift Roundtable—Reaching the Pinnacle

High Impact Professional Development


Chicago, Illinois - The Westin Hotel - March 21-22, 2018 SOLD OUT2018-RoundTable-Broch

This Seminar is for the intrepid professional who wishes to take a quantum leap forward in securing the major gift. To register, we recommend you be in a senior position or in the field for five years or more. It will be especially helpful for those who have taken our Seize the Opportunity Seminar.


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2018 Seize the Opportunity

Cultivating and Soliciting the Major Gift through a System Called Moves Management

Chicago, Illinois - The Westin Hotel - March 19-20, 2018 (SOLD OUT)



Costa Mesa, California - The Westin Hotel - May 9-10, 2018

Join us in the spring of 2018 for “Seize the Opportunity.” In this Seminar, we introduce you to a system developed by the Institute for Charitable Giving called Moves Management™.

Major gifts come to the fundraisers and institutions that understand the most telling factors that influence donors. Donors give to organizations they trust and have confidence in. This Seminar teaches you to make them believers.