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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)