Fundraising Lab Beakers

Ready to learn the science behind great fundraising?

Join us at one of our free Fundraising Lab events! You'll network with nonprofit peers and learn from industry pros like Rachel Muir, Lori L. Jacobwith, Julia Campbell, and more!

Each event features an info-packed presentation from a nonprofit thought leader on fundraising best practices, ample time to interact with and learn from your nonprofit peers, and an activity with Qgiv staff that will provide fundraising tactics you can apply at your organization immediately. We’ll also provide free food and coffee to keep you fueled up.

2020 Fundraising Lab Events

Fundraising Lab Phoenix, AZ
April 21, 2020 | 2:00–4:30 p.m. ET | View Agenda

Speaker: Steven Shattuck
Topic: The Current State of Donor Retention and What Fundraisers Can Do About It

You’ve likely heard the term “donor retention.” It’s one of the hottest topics in the nonprofit sector. But what is it? Why is it important? We'll explore the causes of poor donor retention rates, as well as reasons donors stay loyal. You’ll come away with ideas for improvement based on leading research.

Fundraising Lab Chicago, IL
June 4, 2020 | 2:00–4:30 p.m. ET | View Agenda

Speaker: Rachel Muir
Topic: Donor Retention: Getting Donors to Stay Longer & Make Bigger Gifts Sooner

Can you afford to let your donors walk away? What will make them stay? Get all the tools to guarantee a long-term future with your donors. Ready for easy, affordable time-saving tips to thank donors? We’ve got your back! Better grab an umbrella. It’s going to be raining donor love!

Fundraising Lab Los Angeles, CA
June 16, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Lori L. Jacobwith
Topic: Surprising Best Practices to Keep Donors Giving

Surprise your donors with cultivation efforts that increase donor retention, bring in bigger gifts, and get people spreading the word about your organization!

Registration Opens Soon

Fundraising Lab New York, NY
July 28, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. | View Agenda

Speakers: Josh Hirsch & Julia Campbell
Topic: How to Use Social Media & Digital Strategies to Build Community and Drive Donations

Social media was once promised as a silver bullet — start posting and the donations magically roll in! But in the current attention economy, nonprofits must apply thoughtful, strategic, and consistent effort (and a lot of creativity) to raise money and build community on social media.

 

"I really enjoyed this and wish I could go to more similar events. The fact that it was free was great for my company's expenses. It was fun meeting other like-minded individuals!"

- Lindsay Bevan, Spectrum360

 
 

"I appreciated that one of the sessions was applicable to anybody in fundraising, not just customers. It really shows that you care about helping nonprofits and not just the people who are paying you."

- Emma Andelson, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

 
 

"Loved all the tips and tricks on being a better fundraiser!"

- Danielle Getty, Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

 
Past Events
Fundraising Lab Atlanta, GA
February 11, 2020 | 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. | View Agenda

Speaker: Rachel Muir
Topic: Donor Retention: Getting Donors to Stay Longer & Make Bigger Gifts Sooner

Can you afford to let your donors walk away? What will make them stay? Get all the tools to guarantee a long-term future with your donors. Ready for easy, affordable time-saving tips to thank donors? We’ve got your back! Better grab an umbrella. It’s going to be raining donor love!

Event Recap Coming Soon

Fundraising Lab San Francisco
January 29, 2019 | 8:00 a.m–noon

Speaker: Tom Iselin
Topic: Let’s Have Coffee! Face-to-Face Fundraising

Become a donor magnet by honing your face-to-face fundraising tactics! You’ll also receive a free copy of Tom’s book, Cloudburst.

Fundraising Lab San Francisco
January 31, 2019 | 8:00 a.m–noon

Speaker: Tom Iselin
Topic: Concierge Fundraising: 5 Winning Tactics to Raise More Money by Doing the Unexpected

Learn how to craft your organization’s brand and make a standout first impression on your donors that lasts! You’ll also receive a free copy of Tom’s book, Cloudburst.

Fundraising Lab Lakeland
April 16, 2019 | 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Ian Adair
Topic: Winning Donor Attention is Now the Variable of Success in Fundraising

A full-day event featuring Ian Adair, a how-to appeal letter session, Qgiv roadmap presentation, panel discussion on how your org can do more with less, and happy hour! Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Fundraising Lab Dallas
May 7, 2019 | 8:00 a.m–noon

Speaker: Rachel Muir
Topic: How to Win Your Donors' Hearts, Minds, and Wallets

You’ll discover what the best fundraisers do differently, get winning tools to stand out, and learn how to quickly build rapport and do great donor discovery.

Fundraising Lab Houston
May 9, 2019 | 8:00 a.m–noon

Speaker: Rachel Muir
Topic: I Wish I'd Thought of That! "Best of" Fundraising Examples

Discuss fundraising examples from budgets small and large! Explore great content, unique thinking, and delightful design across donor thank-yous, emails, websites, online advertising, donation pages, videos—and anything else that increases donations!

Fundraising Lab New York
August 6, 2019 | 8:00 a.m–noon

Speaker: Jason Lewis
Topic: Does Your Organization Have a Shared Understanding of How Fundraising Really Works?

Discuss planning and evaluating fundraising performance, and address roadblocks nonprofits encounter as they cultivate donors. These tools can become the centerpiece of communication between development, executives, & the board.

Fundraising Lab Denver
September 17, 2019 | 8:00 a.m–noon

Speaker: Emily L. Grace
Topic: Philanthropy’s Next Generation Now

There are four generations in philanthropy: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y (Millennials), and Gen Z! They each have individual preferences for how they are engaged by nonprofits. Participants will learn strategic entry points to successfully engage these younger generations.

Fundraising Lab Chicago
October 8, 2019 | 8:00 a.m–noon

Speaker: Rachel Muir, CFRE
Topic: Steal Smart: What Fundraisers Can Learn from Corporate Brands to Dramatically Boost Donor Loyalty

Commercial businesses hold on to 94% of customers; why can't we? Get ready to be inspired, delighted & entertained with examples from the for-profit world. Walk away with tips and tools to look at the donor experience from a fresh perspective & boost your donor retention.

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