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Interactive online training designed for fundraisers and organizational leaders who are looking for innovative ways to engage major donors online on Zoom and new Spatial Audio Sites.


Virtual Donor Cultivation Events

How to design meaningful and interactive virtual experiences online on Zoom & the latest Spatial Audio Sites to boost your fundraising!


4 hrs


4 90-min sessions + Zoom Lab

Virtual Donor Cultivation Events is a training and bootcamp designed for fundraisers and organizational leaders who are looking for innovative ways to engage major donors online on Zoom and new Spatial Audio Sites.

Because: There are new opportunities for fundraisers and nonprofit leaders to engage with donors, prospects, and alumni. 

What do you do without in-person parlor meetings, cocktail parties, donor briefings, and even donor mission trips?  How can you engage the busy donor or non-event-going prospect? 

Webinars alone  do not suffice to bring donors into the conversation, to build loyalty to your organization, and create social connections.

The Solution: Interactive Virtual Donor Cultivation Events on Zoom and Spatial Audio Sites!

The Virtual Donor Cultivation Events Training

In this training, I will introduce you to live virtual alternatives to your thoughtfully crafted in-person cultivation events where personal connections can be made and future giving decisions formed.


I will invite you to imagine new ways of involving your donors beyond webinars and video conferencing. And, I will show you how to actively engage your donors in the experience, as opposed to just providing a lovely well-produced video or panel discussion for them to watch.


Learn together with other fundraising professionals how to overcome the inherent challenge of geographic distance and the virtuality of being online.  Explore the possibilities for using the virtual space and Zoom to engage your donors and prospects. And seize the opportunity to set your organization apart by doing something new and exciting. Learn how to be an innovator by boosting your fundraising today!

You Will Be Leaving The Bootcamp With 

  • Ideas on how to cultivate donors, alumni, and prospects in the virtual space

  • Interactive facilitation techniques to spark conversations and connections online

  • Suggestions for creating personal and inclusive moments on Zoom and on the latest Spatial Audio platforms

  • Templates and event production plans to jumpstart your own virtual donor cultivation events

  • Hands-on tips on how to leverage Zoom breakout rooms, chat, whiteboard, and Zoom polls and reactions

  • Online tools to integrate into your Zoom events (Manycam, Kahoot, and Mentimeter)

Sample Training Schedule

Session 1: Virtual Networking & Donor Cultivation Event Opportunities

Session 2: Techniques for Meaningful Donor Conversations on Zoom

Session 3: Interactive Presentation Ideas That Engage Donors

Session 4: Virtual Event Design Tips That Move The Needle

Bonus Session: Tech Lab To Test Zoom Features

Bring innovative ideas to your organization! No more Zoom-fatigue!

What Participants Have Been Saying

"This was a great way to learn how to use ZOOM to interface with donors and the community. It was also a great networking opportunity. Terrific job!" Executive in Albany, NY

"I was so inspired. It really opened my mind about possibilities that I had not considered. Loved the Breakout ideas and virtual parlor meeting."
National Director of Development, NYC

"It was amazing!". National Foundation Relationship Manager, NYC

"Time very well spent! This experience taught me easy ways to pivot to virtual cultivation right away. Also a great networking opportunity."
Fundraising Executive, NYC

150+ Fundraisers & Executive from over 90 Organizations have already been inspired, including:

Academy Prep Center of Tampa
Action for Healthy Kids
Amazing Facts
American Friends of Israel Sport Center for the Disabled
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Benedictine College
Bethany Lutheran College
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
Birmingham-Southern College
Bloomsburg University Foundation
Butler University
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Children's Community School
Coastal Conservation League
Community Environmental Council
Community Foundation of St. Clair County
Concordia College
Creative Community For Peace
Denison University
Des Moines University
Dominican Friars Foundation
Drew School
DSST Public Schools
Environmental Defense Fund
Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch
Getting Out and Staying Out
Good Shepherds Services
Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Hartwick College
HERe: Happenings for Jewish Women Inc
Historic Deerfield
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Homeward Bound of WNC
Honeymoon Israel Foundation
International Center of the Capital Region
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Jewish Federation of Greater MetrowWest NJ
Lake Erie College
Laura Riding Jackson Foundation
Maria Droste Counseling Center
Martin Luther School
Mayfield Senior School
New York Jewish Agenda
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Olmsted Medical Center
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
Rockland Community Foundation
Saint John’s Seminary
San Francisco Day School
Save a Child's Heart
South County Health
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Student Conservation Association
SUNY Cobleskill 
SUNY College at Brockport Foundation, Inc.
Susquehanna Health Foundation
Sustainable Conservation
Swiss Redcross
Texas Trees Foundation
The Compass Center
The Conversation
The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Week
The School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania
The Urban School
TOP Jewish Foundation
UN Watch
Union College
University of Alaska Foundation
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Houston
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Urban School of San Francisco
UT Foundation, Inc
Vibe Israel USA
Victor Valley College District Foundation
Walters Art Museum
White House Historical Association
Winchester Thurston School
Xaverian Brothers


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