Nonprofits thrive when they have strong, diverse funding sources. We provide the training and know-how to help you get there.

Whether you’re looking to sharpen your fundraising skills, refine your giving message, or develop a broad-based donor strategy, Whitfield Consulting Group’s The Giving Academy™ provides engaging, interactive workshops on fundraising essentials, with real-world insights you can use every day. 

We make fundraising fun!

Donor-Centered Fundraising Essentials

Understand motivation to give

Learn the essentials of proven development strategies

Discover how you fit into the fundraising cycle

The Art & Science of “The Ask”

Develop a compelling message 

Inspire and educate your supporters to be champions

Learn how to present your case for support to dono

Campaign Management and Donor Engagement

Manage a campaign plan

Learn why donor engagement is crucial

Understand how to go beyond the “thank you”

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Graduates of The Giving Academy’s three course series will receive a certificate of completion.  

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The Giving Academy™ workshops are available in Washington DC Metro, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.  If you would like to arrange for a private, customized training in your area or for your organization, contact us at