CSDi Training for Individuals, Communities & Nonprofits
Communications & Online Fundraising in a Digital Age
Train & Consult With a Private Mentor to Tune Up Your Marketing, Newsletters & Website to Motivate Online Donations
This program provides cutting-edge information, time-saving templates, training, and expert consultancy.
6 Months | Train & Consult One-on-One With a Private Mentor | Hands-On
You will learn how to optimize websites and improve donor communications to find donors, attract them to your website and begin receiving online donations.
The nonprofit fundraising program is designed to help both experienced—and novice—nonprofit fundraisers increase online visibility, grow newsletter mailing lists, and ramp up online fundraising.
You will focus on an online fundraising campaign you want to target for the six-month training period. During that time, we will:
We will also:
Then we will launch your new online fundraising campaign!
Learn by doing. Train & consult with a private mentor to develop & launch your next nonprofit fundraising campaign!. This mentored online fundraising certificate will be customized for you and your nonprofit.
In 6 months you will develop a nonprofit fundraising plan and fundraising calendar—and launch a new, improved nonprofit fundraising campaign.
Course participants in North America, Europe, Australia, and Great Britain have used this approach to raise online donations for projects and programs as diverse as:
The mentored fundraising certificate will lead you through the development and launch of a similar, real online fundraising campaign for your organization.
How to start your course? Enroll, login, scroll down and click on Welcome Students!
Research your market. Design your campaign. Launch your campaign.
Month 1. Find Donors: Determine precisely who your potential new donors are.
Month 2. Email List Building: Capture Names.
Month 3. Plan your online fundraising campaign.
Month 4.The importance of landing pages & keywords.
Month 5. Email Newsletters. Romance your Subscribers.
Month 6. Launch & promote your first online fundraising campaign.
Full Syllabus: See a detailed, week-by-week syllabus here.
This is course is the first part of a four-course program on planning, funding, launching, and managing a local climate action plan for your community. The course will lead you through the design and launch of a similar, real project in your local community.
In this first course, you will work hand-in-hand with community members in developing a local climate action plan.
By the end of the 8 weeks, you will have designed a plan complete with climate change solutions that will work for your community’s climate change challenges. Your plan is in preparation for the second course of the program where you will develop a full set of donor documents to present for funding.
8 Weeks: Develop a real-life, local climate action plan.
Week 1. Complete enrollment, meet your teacher, and explore the course resources. You will then have the next 3 weeks for Assignment One.
Week 2 & 3. Conduct a climate change conversation with community members to understand their needs, personal interests—and strengths!
Week 4. Clearly define your community and its overall climate challenges.
Week 5. Learn how to solve the challenge using locally-focused climate change solutions.
Week 6. Make sure your plan will work by checking that your climate solutions have success stories that show a proven track record.
Week 7. Assemble a detailed outline for a local climate action plan in preparation for a donor presentation.
Week 8. Share your project with your community and with a donor for feedback.
Types of communities that you can help prepare for their climate challenges during your participation in this course:
The importance of community members. Every community has different climate challenges: location and size make each community unique. Designing solutions to climate challenges will need to be on a very local, human scale. Top-down plans won’t work.
Consequently, the most important people in designing, launching and maintaining climate action plans are the community members themselves. They know their unique climate challenges, they know potential solutions, and they know what they want for their community. They will become the owners of the plan.
8 Weeks | Course 1 of 4 | Hands-On
This is the first course of four-courses on planning, funding, launching, and managing a climate action plan with your community.
You will work hand-in-hand with community members in developing their plan.
The program is designed to help both experienced—and novice—climate change planners implement bold climate action plans for ensuring that communities are prepared for a changing climate.
In designing a successful climate action plan you will:
Learn by doing. This climate change program is for actually launching a climate change action plan with a real community. In 8 weeks you will design a plan complete with solutions for your community’s climate change challenges.
This is in preparation for the second course of the program where you will develop a full set of donor documents to present for funding.
Course participants have helped communities in North America, Europe, Australia, and Great Britain be prepared for local challenges magnified by global warming:
The course will lead you through the design and launch of a similar, real project in your local community.
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Learn to design solutions for a community’s climate change challenges.