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, Ian Adair, Tom Iselin, 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 have you walking away with action items you can apply at your organization right away. We’ll also provide free breakfast and coffee to keep you fueled up!

2020 Locations Coming Soon!

Past Events
Fundraising Lab San Francisco
Tuesday, January 29 | 8am-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
Thursday, January 31 | 8am-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
Tuesday, April 16 | 8am-5pm

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
Tuesday, May 7 | 8am-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
Thursday, May 9 | 8am-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
Tuesday, August 6 | 8am-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
Tuesday, September 17 | 8am-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
Tuesday, October 8 | 8am-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.

"We have been very pleased from the beginning using Qgiv. The setup and transition were seamless, and their support staff is very friendly and helpful. We have been using Qgiv for processing credit cards since September of 2012 and are very happy with not only the service but the simplicity and ease of the program."

United Way of Ashland County Brenda McQuillen Operations & Finance Manager
United Way of Ashland County

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