Self-Paced, High Quality Fundraising Training

You want to raise more money, have deeper relationships with donors and be happier in your job. This is how you do it.

Peak Performance Fundraising

Complete Major Gifts training for the professional fundraiser who is ready to level up their fundraising.

The Noble Call of Fundraising

Reframing the core ideas of fundraising. Training for anyone who works for a non-profit organization.

Why spend time and money on training?

HAVE DEEPER DONOR RELATIONSHIPS AND RAISE MORE MONEY.

You have an important mission to accomplish with limited staff and resources. You need every staff member reaching their full potential, and you need to give them the tools and the training to do that. 

As your fundraising staff finds success and fulfillment in their work, you’ll also retain them longer. Retaining your fundraising staff longer also means more consistent and profitable relationships with your donors.

Getting the proper training, having a consistent system with measurable benchmarks, and empowering your staff will take your organization to new heights.

Major Gifts Fundraiser training is that tool you have been looking for. Beyond feel-good lectures, we give you actionable and practical steps to take right now.

Clark Vandeventer

Chief Fundraising Coach

Hello, my name is Clark Vandeventer. I’ve trained a lot of development officers, had a lot of donor meetings, and raised a lot of money. I know these mountains, and I can guide you through.

Clark Vandeventer is the former deputy director of the historic home of President Ronald Reagan and has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of major gifts fundraising and relationship building with major donors. In 2008 he founded MajorGiftsFundraiser.com and has worked as a consultant to a wide variety of non-profit clients.

In a few short years, Clark rose from intern to deputy director of the Reagan Ranch.  He played a key role in raising the funds to develop the $20 Million Reagan Ranch Center in downtown Santa Barbara where he recruited, trained, and supervised key staff positions and worked closely with the Director of the Reagan Ranch and President of Young America’s Foundation. He contributed to all areas of the Reagan Ranch’s fundraising effort including major gifts, estate planning, direct mail, special events, donor recognition, donor involvement, working with volunteers, board appointments, and board development. He’s an expert in Moves Management and creating experiences that inspire customer, donor, and activist evangelists. He also has an innate ability to connect with individuals on a very personal and intimate level. Clark has personally participated in more than 1,700 individual donor meetings and has successfully solicited tens of millions of dollars.

Jerold Panas, the founder and Chairman of the Institute for Charitable Giving, said “He [Clark] knows how to manage people, he works effectively with volunteers and board members, he knows every aspect of fundraising and operating a development office, and best of all — he loves asking for gifts. He’s a star.”

Clark and his wife Monica live in the Lake Tahoe area where they enjoy being active outdoors with their three children. He’s a passionate about setting and achieving goals, being an active and involved father, and is an avid cyclist, and skier, and run

Training for a new generation of fundraisers

MORE EFFECTIVE, MORE CONVENIENT, MORE VALUE

Some of the benefits of online training:

Retain more information

Listen at your pace. Pause, re-listen, and take it in at your speed. Unlike an in-person event, you can pause and rewatch until the material becomes second nature to you. 

Work on your schedule

Watch when you are fresh, or when you have some extra time. You don’t have to put your life on hold for 3 days to go to a confrence. You can watch and listen when it works for you. Available on MP3 for listening in the car or the gym and video works from any device. 

Use your own data

Practical exercises using your own list, your donors and your data. Move your development department forward while learning. No hypothetical or made up examples. Make progress while going through the course. 

Less overhead expenses

You’ll don’t need flights, hotels, and per-diem. Just a 1-time fee and you are all set. Saving on travel expenses means you can train more staff. Having expenses means you can train more staff in your office. Get ahead faster by having a shared language, playbook and vision. 

Peak Performance Fundraising

Complete Major Gifts training for the professional fundraiser who is ready to level up their fundraising. 

The Noble Call of Fundraising

Reframing the core ideas of fundraising. Training for anyone who works for a non-profit organization.

What others are saying

"He’s a star"

He knows how to manage people, he works very effectively with volunteers and board members, he knows every aspect of fundraising and operating a development office, and best of all— he loves asking for gifts. He’s a star.

Jerry Panas

Executive Parnter , Jerold Panas, Linzy, & Partners

"I needed a coach"

Clark is my reliable go-to for major gifts coaching. He taught me the rudiments then showed me how they work in the field. I am doing what I love and doing it well thanks to Clark’s professional mentorship

David Talbot

Assistant Director for Development, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

"He has done this work"

What impresses me most about Clark Vandeventer is that he’s done this. He doesn’t just talk about fundraising. He’s been in over 1,000 living rooms actually talking with donors.

"I needed a coach"

Clark is my reliable go-to for major gifts coaching. He taught me the rudiments then showed me how they work in the field. I am doing what I love and doing it well thanks to Clark’s professional mentorship

David Talbot

Assistant Director for Development, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

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