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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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.

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    Who Should Attend

    • All staff, board members, volunteers involved in fundraising.
    • Organizations that can benefit from an infusion of gift income.
    • Newcomers to the field, and those who have been at it for awhile.
    • 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.

    Limited Registration

    There’s limited registration to ensure extensive 
interaction and provide maximum personal attention.



    Philosophy (But Not Much!)

    It’s important to consider what’s new in major gifts fundraising and how this affects making the ask.

    Developing Prospect Strategies

    The real art of major gifts is in the development of strategies. How do you develop the touch? You’ll practice strategies and skills in a small group setting.

    Inside the Head & Heart of a Philanthropist

    Understand the spirit and heart of those who give major funds. We attempt to have a philanthropist join us. You will be able to probe and ask questions regarding the spirit and motivations of their giving.



    CFRE Continuing Education Approved Provider Programs


    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.


     

    Here Are Some Things You Will Take Home From a 2017 Institute Seminar


    A Registered Certificate of Seminar participation and completion.

    PLUS...Valuable resources from our Tool Chest that will enhance your fundraising with more than two hundred presentation outlines, checklists, relevant reprints, and a host of fundraising tools to put to immediate use upon your return.

    PLUS...Regular mailings from the Institute & Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners regarding new ideas in fundraising, pertinent new techniques, and innovative approaches to getting the gift.

    PLUS...A group of men and women— fellow alumni— with whom you will be networking and in regular contact.



    Seminar Scholarship Application


    A limited number of partial scholarships are available. The Review Board of the Institute will be particularly encouraging to relatively new organizations, those that serve primarily a minority constituency, or those especially affected by cutbacks in government funding. Scholarship Application (pdf)