Virtual Fundraising Institute

VIRTUAL Fundraising Institute

Now is not the Time to Retreat: Forge Forward 
Building an Engaging Development Program through an International Crisis

Saturday, July 25, 2020
9:00AM - 12:00PM

This unique seminar is designed for new development directors, heads of school, and trustees to develop practices, policies, and procedures that will strengthen the organization's fundraising effectiveness. COVID-19 continues to be a life-altering event. Many independent schools are faced with more questions than answers.  In the short-term, operating support and budget relief for financial assistance will be an even higher priority.  This workshop is critical to properly training your board, volunteers, and staff to be confident, effective fundraisers. Through presentation and sharing best practices, you will gain practical tactics to apply immediately, policies, procedures, and techniques to implement at your school; and a network of like-minded peers you can call upon throughout your career.

Who Should Attend?  Heads, Trustees, Directors of Advancement/Development, and Chief Financial Officers
Consider sharing this experience as a team!


Peter Gallo, Ph.D.
Director of Development, The Landon School

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Essential Components of Successful Fundraising 
Annual Giving 
Effective Prospect Research

Major Giving
Capital Campaigns
Talent Management



Feedback from last year's participants:
What did you find most valuable?
• Clear approach presented will allow us to continue to grow our fundraising program
• Shared experience with colleagues
• So much information to help make changes to our school. Ideas can be applied immediately.
• Hearing personal experience, what works and what doesn’t work. Great content about governance and relationships.
• Time with team on this topic

Registration: $149 (Members) | $199 (Non-Members)
* includes workshop and breakfast pastries and coffee

Registration Deadline: July 10, 2020

Cancellation & Refunds: Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 per person processing fee through July 10, 2020, with no refunds after this date.

Please contact Alison Carlson at

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For any questions or more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Alison Carlson in the FCIS office at 813-287-2820 or

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