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Expertise LevelOrganization SizeIt's Not Too Late To Succeed
Why You Still Need A Development Plan This Year

Duration: 72 minutes

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Linda LysakowskiPlanning & Strategy
Led by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Is your organization stuck in the special event mode?

Does your board refuse to accept their fundraising responsibility?

Does the rest of your organization’s staff wonder what the development office actually does all day?

Is your organization dependent on grants as its sole source of funding?

Have you wondered why your development plans do not get implemented?

If so, this workshop is for you. Linda will discuss the reasons a development plan can help assure success in your fundraising efforts; how to involve your organization's leadership, both staff and volunteers, in the process; how to assure that the plan will be implemented; and how to evaluate success. Participants will leave with a preliminary development plan for their organization.

Development Plans are the foundation for success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a plan to involve board, staff and volunteers in the planning process
  • Outline the components of the development plan
  • Develop a preliminary planning document
  • Develop an evaluation system for the plan

Fundraising Feasibility StudyOur presenter, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, is a author of The Development Plan (Wiley and Sons, 2007).

Who Should Attend: Development Staff, CEOs


Why a Development Plan
            What Happens When There is No Plan?
How the Plan Fits in with the Organization’s Strategic Plan
How Often Does the Plan Need to Be Updated?
Who Should Be Involved in the Planning Process?
            The Role of Development Staff
            Involving Non-Development Staff
            The Role of the Board and the Development Committee
The Process and the Product—Developing the Plan
            How and When Do You Start the Planning Process?
            How Long Will It Take?
            What Does the Planning Document Look Like?
            Setting Goals, Objectives and Strategies
            Establishing Timelines, Budgets and Areas of Responsibility
Keeping the Plan Alive
            Setting Reasonable Goals
            Involving the Right People
            Evaluating Success

What Some Folks Said About This Seminar

I appreciated the information about how to plan on who to call 10% at least once a year. Using volunteers to make connections, too, with the businesses is a good idea.
Deanna Kuder

Good review but several good ideas and some nice ways to word concept
Joyce Giedt
Spare Key

Although I found the content and direction of the webinar somewhat elementary for where our Development Office and agency are with planning, I appreciated the speaker's willingness to share specific charts and info that we request after the session. While this type of detailed info is more helpful to me, I can appreciate not consuming all of the time from others on this.
Roxane Johnson
Niles Home for Children

About Linda Lysakowski, ACRFE:

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE is one of fewer than 100 people worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive designation. The President and CEO of Capital Venture, she was named Eastern Pennsylvania’s “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” in 2001. Linda received this same honor from the Las Vegas Chapter in 2004. In April 2006 she received the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Service to AFP. A magna cum laude graduate of Alvernia College, Linda is also a graduate of AFP’s Faculty Training Academy.

A featured speaker nationwide, Linda has managed capital campaigns ranging in size from $175,000 to over $12,000,000 and helped hundreds of organizations start or improve their development programs.

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