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"The zen master of major donor relationships..."

"There is nobody better in meetings..."

An uncanny ability to connect with donors.

Your reliable major gifts coach

Creating a shared vision and sense of purpose among organization and major donors.

Do you want to raise more money?

Maybe you are a development director and you’ve been told you need to raise money, but you have no idea where to start. Maybe you are the executive director of an organization with a big idea and a donor base with capacity but don’t you don’t know how to engage them. Maybe you are the founder of an organization and you know you need to raise money, but you’re feeling tired and lost. Clark Vandeventer and MajorGiftsFundraiser.com can get you raising money like never before! Our online training courses start for as low as $99. We can help you navigate the entire fundraising process, create a system for training staff, volunteers and board members, and help you get more donor meetings and take the meetings you already have to a whole new level. Our mission is helping your organization to raise the money you need to accomplish your mission.

10 Minute Video Series

A collection of short videos, all ten minutes or less. Simple, actionable ideas you can begin implementing today. Take a few minutes to be inspired and the rest of your day moving mountains!

Comprehensive Video Training Courses

Clark’s highly acclaimed fundraising training courses, including Major Gifts Fundraiser 101, Setting and Measuring Goals, Psychology of Major Giving, Creating Fabulous Donor Giving Experiences, Asking Strategic Questions, and how to Ask for and Close Gifts.

Organizational Planning

Clark can help you identify the key areas within your organization that are keeping you from moving to the next level, and implement a plan to overcome those obstacles. Clark also has a keen ability to work as a go-between between major donor prospects and the organization, getting donors to articulate what needs to happen in order for them to be willing to make major investments in an organization.

Coaching

Widely regarded as one of the top coaches for development officers and non-profit executives who are working with donors. Utilize Clark’s experience in more than 1,700 donor meetings to mentor your staff, help staff prepare for and assess meetings, set and measure goals, or even accompany staff on donor visits. Coaching available either online or in person.

Campaign Management

Are you ready to embark on a special campaign to take your organization to the next level? Clark can manage your capital campaign or special campaign, coordinating efforts between board members, major stakeholders, staff, and volunteers. He can also assess the feasibility of your campaign to give you the confidence to get started.

Major Gifts Fundraiser Book

Clark’s book, Major Gifts Fundraiser: Building Relationships, Raising Money, Changing the World is scheduled to publish in the Fall of 2018. Find out more information here and be the first to hear more news about the book.

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From the Blog

From practical tips on donor relations to employee training to

Thanksgiving Week Calls to your donors

I often ask organizations whether they have a stewardship process or a donation receipt procedure. There's a big difference. Of course we must acknowledge the contributions of our supporters. We must send a gift receipt. We must say thank you. If you aren't doing...

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Why the points system works

When I was starting out in my career as a fundraiser I attended a seminar with Jerry Panas. Jerry is an inspiration, and inspiring people are often associated with "big picture" ideas. At that seminar, though, Jerry shared something so incredibly basic and practical....

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What makes a great fundraiser?

What makes a great fundraiser? As a consultant with more than a decade of professional experience, more than a thousand donor meetings, and millions of dollars raised, I am often asked by non profit executives and board members, "what makes a great fundraiser?"  When...

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Two months to go

It's November 1st.  We're down to the final two months of the year.  What other gifts are on the table you can close before the end of the year? Actually you have less than 2 months.  You're probably not going to have many donor visits Thanksgiving week.  And...

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Check out Clark's online self-paced video courses.

Clark’s highly acclaimed fundraising training courses, including Major Gifts Fundraiser 101, Setting and Measuring Goals, Psychology of Major Giving, Creating Fabulous Donor Giving Experiences, Asking Strategic Questions, and how to Ask for and Close Gifts.

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