Nonprofit Leaders Learn to Tap High-Value Donors in Ventureneer Course

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Nonprofit leaders can replace funding cuts with donations from high-value donors, using the information from Ventureneer's new online course.

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A gold-mine of donor information is out there. This nonprofit management training is a practical, affordable approach to the real-life donor needs of participants.

Nonprofit fundraisers and development staff have an opportunity to hone their prospecting skills in a new online course from Ventureneer.

The 2-session class, Nonprofit Leaders Can Pan for Gold: Find Your Best Donor Prospects NOW! will show nonprofit leaders how to use online resources to make their development departments more effective and increase their revenue streams.

"A gold-mine of donor information is out there," says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer. "This nonprofit management training is a practical, affordable approach to the real-life donor needs of participants."

In this nonprofit management training course, nonprofit leaders, development staff, and fundraisers will find out how to identify hidden nuggets in their own donor database and find new donors in outside databases. Participants will develop and hone online research skills to better identify wealthy prospects.

"It's about real-life, your organization's life, not theoretical scenarios," says Maria Semple, instructor. "Lengthening your list of major donors can offset still-to-come cuts in government and foundation income. You need to find that Mother Lode of donors in your own community."

Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder LLC, is an experienced researcher, trainer, and speaker on the topic of prospect research. She consults with nonprofit organizations interested in finding and connecting with their best prospects for long-term relationships.

The class will be held Tuesday, June 15, and Thursday, June 24, from 2 to 3 pm. ET. It costs $325 and includes bonuses.

The curriculum is focused on finding higher-net-worth donors through both free and fee-based databases, using effective prospecting techniques, and implementing best practices in maintaining donor records.

As a bonus, each participant will receive:

  • Maria’s e-manual, “Panning for Gold: Find Your Best Donors Prospects Now!” a $49 value.
  • Free access to a research resource that usually costs $1,000.
  • Bonus offers from select vendors of fee-based services as an extra for people who take this class.

For more information or to register, go to Ventureneer's website.
About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events, and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.


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