Nonprofit Leadership Summit
Attend online • September 18, 20, 22, 2017
Ready to step up your leadership?
Learn from top-rated experts over 3 days!
Announcing The 2nd Annual

When you attend this online summit, you can:
• Win new monthly donors
• Simplify your fundraising planning
• Discover new revenue streams
• Uplift your board and empower them to fundraise for you
• Thrill your donors
• Inspire your staff
• Get the support you need to change the game

If you want to grow your nonprofit in 2018,
Join us at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit.
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What's included?
For just the low price of $597 -- you get the most powerful fundraising training ever!
3 Days
of helpful, dynamic speakers from all areas of the nonprofit world.
 19 CFRE Credits
How about that? You'll get 19 CFRE credits for listening to all recordings or attending all 3 days, and taking the e-course on fundraising planning.
Insider secrets
on how to create a fundraising board, how to get board members to help with major gifts, sustainer giving recruitment and retention, and how to respond when plan A doesn't work out!
10+ Sessions
focused on helping YOU succeed in growing your donor's loyalty, keeping your revenue flowing, and planning for funding cuts.
Expert advice
from top-rated national leaders on how to get better at communicating in crisis, structure your funding streams, create better corporate partnerships, and MORE.
BONUS webinar recording & E-Course
on how to find major donors in your database taught by Jeff Schreifels, and a 4 week e-course on Fundraising Planning.
Here's our online nonprofit leadership summit for you!

For just the low price of $597--you get the most powerful fundraising training ever

Three days of dynamic speakers from all areas of the nonprofit world.

10+ sessions focused on helping YOU succeed in your fundraising and leadership, whatever that looks like for you.

19 CFRE Credits from CFRE International for taking the summit, AND for taking the included e-course on fundraising planning. 

Expert advice from top-rated national leaders on how to do major gifts, structure your fundraising plan, find more sponsors, and MORE.

Insider secrets on how to decide which programs to keep-and which ones you can let go of. 

Free webinar recording on how to find major donors in your database (taught by Jeff Schreifels)

A 4 Week Fundraising Planning e-course worth $197 

All conference recordings so that you can watch and learn when it's convenient for you. And you get to keep them, forever!
BUT you've got to act fast.
We have 200 67 seats left at this Nonprofit Leadership Summit.

We're keeping it small to make sure we give each attendee personal attention.

If you had to pay for all of these webinars separately, you'd pay over $2,000!  But we're only charging $597

This is such a ridiculous deal for three full days of presentations, plus an e-course, plus webinar recordings to help you find more major donors, plus 19 CFRE credits.

And you will learn so much that you can instantly apply to your fundraising, and get a 500% return on investment. 

Take advantage of this incredible deal and act now! 
What's our track record?
Will we help you get CONCRETE results because you attended the Nonprofit Leadership Summit? Read what some students have said below.
I loved every single session; This by far the most exciting and fulfilling summit I have ever done.
Diane Hayes, Breast Cancer Action
The presenters' great enthusiasm inspired me to take action!
Judy Rouse, Executive Director, Texas

Andy Robinson provided tools that I think are invaluable and I cannot wait to bring this to our Board's sustainability group. Kishshana Palmer was a rockstar! Super engaging and a ton of great information to take in. Mazarine is just fabulous! I've seen some of the tools she showed before, but it was a kick to start really using these tools to streamline my everyday crazy schedule and really decide what was priority.

Some of this will (hopefully) help me really push our organization to developing a strong donor base that has been such a huge missed opportunity!

-Kristina Chenault, Community Outreach Coordinator, P2 Collaborative of Western New York, West Seneca, NY

Our Online Summit Schedule
Please note: Days and Times subject to change
DAY 1: September 18th, 2017

Mazarine Treyz
KEYNOTE: Leading in Times of Great Change
Monday, September 18, 2017
8:00AM - 9:00AM (PST)
During this uncertain time, with cuts in government funding, and a gloomy outlook from our donors, how can we respond to the changes that must be made if we are to survive? In a time of "fake news" how can we build trust? What can we do to come together, and not just survive, but thrive during the next several years? What can we take moving forward to survive this change?

In this session you'll learn:

The surprising way you're losing money right now-
Making partnerships during times of change
Tons of ways to get free or cheap things for your nonprofit
Mastering supporter connections in person for your cause


Eric Anderson

Tough Times Call for Plan B (and Plan C and Plan D)

Monday, September 18, 2017
9:30AM - 10:30AM (PST)

Making organizational decisions during difficult economic and political times can feel like trying to run uphill on a slippery slope. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Participants in this session will explore the value of using a scenario planning model for projects such as strategic planning, annual budget construction and resource development planning.

In this session you'll learn:

► What: Define scenario planning and contingency planning;
► Why: Define situations when this model is best employed;
► When: Sharing thoughts around time necessary for planning;
► Who: Involving stakeholders-with a case study;
► How: Explore process; with another case study;
► Sharing tips, tricks, best practices;

Ellen Bristol
Take Fundraising Out of the Box!
Monday, September 18, 2017
12:00PM - 1:15PM (PST)

In this workshop, we’ll discuss how productivity has a profound impact on YOUR nonprofit’s ability to thrive, or even simply survive. The issue is particularly pertinent as government sources of income are drying up.  

Ever since 2011, we’ve been studying staff fundraising productivity, and the results are disappointing. With over 1,250 responses from organizations all over the world, in every sector, size of fundraising shop, and level of income, 78% score at around a D-plus.

Ellen Bristol, developer of Fundraising the SMART Way™ and the Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising, will discuss how and why it’s time to take fundraising out of its traditional “box,” a self-limiting notion which associates income generation, a strategic business function, with a narrowly defined set of tactics (events, grants, annual appeals, and the like). She will discuss how and why nonprofits should consider funding their operations, where funding has a capital “F.”

Attendees will learn why they should: 

► Introduce innovative management practices,
Utilize effective research, and
► Engage useful technology to collate, analyze and interpret performance
Adopt the continuous-improvement model to fundraising
► Look at productivity measures to get exponential fundraising results

Attendees are encouraged to take the Leaky Bucket assessment before the session to see how they score. 


Claire Axelrad

Marketing and Fundraising-Together at Last!

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:00PM - 3:15PM (PST)

Effective marketing gets folks' attention.  Effective fundraising keeps it. They need to stick together and stop working at cross purposes.  If marketers get the attention of the wrong folks, or use the wrong methodology, then fundraisers can't do their job.  Too often, the stated objectives of "marketing" are fuzzy. Like “raise awareness,” “engage,” “involve,” and “empower.” These are passive acts and, ultimately, often useless ones. In fact, marketing can actually suppress fundraising if philanthropic savvy is not built into the equation.

What’s the leadership fix? Focusing on ACTIONS that get you to your goals. In this session we’ll explore leading with the "Voice of the Consumer" to assure you (1) reach the people most likely to ensure your success, (2) offer content that meets their needs, and (3) call for the actions required to move your mission forward.


►  Assure fundraising is seen as a mission-focused function, rather than a support function
►  Move from "vanity" or "checklist" marketing to "transformative marketing"
​​​​​​►  ​Get clarity on marketing and fundraising goals to facilitate philanthropy
►  Integrate marketing and fundraising so staff are steering the boat in the same direction
►  Call for actions that will move your mission forward
►  Offer supporters value in exchange for the value they provide


DAY 2: September 20th, 2017

Andy Robinson
Mobilize Your Board to Raise More Money
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
8:30AM - 9:45PM (PST)

If your board isn’t raising all the money it could — indeed, if your board isn’t raising any money at all — you’re not alone. In this session, we’ll discuss the reasons why, and outline strategies to turn things around. You’ll leave with several practical, specific ideas for increasing board involvement and effectiveness.

► Redefining fundraising: It’s not just asking for money
► Using challenge gifts to shift board behavior
► Building a board fundraising menu
►  Helping board members take leadership and hold each other accountable

Heather Yandow
Doing More with Less: How Strategic Frameworks Can Help You Succeed With Limited Resources
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
10:30AM - 11:45AM (PST)

 Your organization is often pulled in many directions. Staff, board, volunteers, funders, and partners all have great ideas for your work - but how do you know what to say ‘yes’ to? And what to strategically decline? We’ll discuss a tool to help identify your core strategies and outcomes and allow you to communicate your work both internally and externally. We’ll also look at how you can collectively make decisions about pursuing new projects. 


►  Identify your organization’s strategic framework: your core strategies, outcomes, and impact

►  Use your strategic framework to communicate your work

​​​​​​►  ​Develop an opportunity screen for new projects in your organization

Igniting your Economic and Social Impact through Cross-Sector Partnerships
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00PM - 1:15PM (PST)

 There are so many benefits that can result from cross-sector partnerships. Nonprofits can go beyond sponsorship to create innovative partnerships that can serve a mission purpoes. In this session we will emphasize the concept of true partnership and especially, the importance of nonprofits developing a Business Value Proposition when approaching for- profits.

What we will discuss is:

 The new normal in nonprofit/for-profit relationships
​​​​​​​► ​​​​​​​  How you can define a cross-sector partnership
​​​​​​​► ​​​​​​​  What is a Business Value Proposition
​​​​​​​► ​​​​​​​  How many benefits both the nonprofit and for profit can received from a well-designed partnership
​​​​​​​► ​​​​​​​  The importance of correct alignment between the partners
​​​​​​​► ​​​​​​​   Which is the best door to open at a for-profit 



Jeff Schreifels
You Can Help Your Board be Great at Major Gift Fundraising
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
1:15PM - 2:15PM (PST)

Do you and your colleagues talk about how bad your board is at helping you fundraise? Do you wonder why they aren’t motivated to ask their associates and friends to support your organization? Do you wish you could remove half of your board today and replace them with energized, passionate people who will do anything to help your organization succeed?

Perhaps it’s not your board that is the problem. Maybe it’s you.

Because at the same time I hear board members saying things like; “I have no idea what my role is on the board.” “I’m not sure what the expectation is around fundraising.” “I don’t know how to ask for a gift but I’m expected to bring in $10,000 a year...if I don’t, I feel like a failure.” “All I do is come to meetings and I don’t know what good I’m doing.”

I hear non-profit leaders trash-talk their “do-nothing” board over and over. But, what I’ve come to believe is that many non-profits do a terrible job of recruiting, inspiring, educating, and training, leading and supporting their boards.

If you seek proactive fundraising and leadership from your board, you need to show them how to do it.

Attendees will learn the answers to these questions:
What are the expectations for each board member?
What is it you really want a particular board member to do?
Why do you want that board member?
How are you going to communicate to that board member between meetings?
► What will you do to ensure that a board member is successful?

Great boards are made because non-profits are helping them be successful. The relationship with your board is a two-way street. You help them, they help you.

Intrigued? Jeff Schreifels, Senior Partner at Veritus Group will lead you in a one-hour workshop that will inspire you to inspire your board and lead it to success. Come join us.

DAY 3: September 22nd, 2017

Erica Waasdorp

How to Plan your Programs in Tough Times with Monthly Donors

Friday, September 22, 2017
08:00AM - 9:15AM (PST)

Are you looking to find a way to improve your organization’s cash flow? Do you have a large number of small donors? Are you looking to improve your donor retention rates? Are you looking for ways to upgrade your donors to give more or to give more often?

Monthly donors are the answer.

Erica Waasdorp, author of “Monthly Giving – The Sleeping Giant: How Small Gifts Can Become Powerful Tools to Support any Organization, co-author of Donor Perfect’s Monthly Giving Starter and Marketing Kits, and President of A Direct Solution, will share how you, any organization, with budgets small and large, can leverage your digital channels and direct mail to start or grow a monthly program.

We’ll walk you through the steps you need to take, including:

The fundamental needs – website, forms, backend processing
Set your strategy and target the right audiences
Acquiring monthly donors
Cultivation approaches
Upgrading monthly donors to higher levels
Retaining them to achieve all-time high donor retention levels
​​​​​​​And more

Kenita Pierce-Lewis and Mazarine Treyz
Case Study-Small-Shop-How to Retain Monthly Givers
Friday, September 22, 2017
10:00AM - 11:15AM (PST)
Kenita Pierce-Lewis doesn't just have monthly giving theory. She practices it every day. She started her nonprofit, H.O.P.E. Inc, in 2009, to help single parents finish college in the greater Atlanta Georgia area. She attributes their 70% program success rate to having a steady stream of monthly giving that she can rely on as her programs expand.

With grassroots methods, Ms Pierce-Lewis came to get and keep monthly donors that now get her nonprofit thousands of dollars every year. Her  monthly giver retention rate is 80%. How does she do it? 

That's what you'll learn in this joint webinar with Mazarine Treyz, CEO, Wild Woman Fundraising, and Kenita Pierce-Lewis, CEO, H.O.P.E. Inc. 

If you join us in this session, you'll find how she took her grassroots nonprofit from depending on events-to thriving with monthly giving-and how she keeps her monthly givers to this day.

You will discover:

► Where she finds new monthly donors- and how she asks
► How to be incredibly successful with donor engagement
► Key elements of her monthly giving marketing strategy
► Clear examples of what to do and what not to do in monthly giving
► Beautifully meaningful thank you notes-and how she gets participants to write them
► Systems to get and keep your monthly donors
► Checklists for successful monthly giving and speaking

Kishshana Palmer
How to hire your staff right the first time
Friday, September 22, 2017
12:00PM - 1:15PM (PST)

Losing a fundraising staff person is like throwing money in the trash and putting it outside for pickup. In face -according to Cygnet Research's - you can lose up to $200,00 in revenue and a lot of time. If you've ever had a hard time hanging on to fundraising staff, or you're hiring for the first time, learn what to do, and what not to do, to hire the best people and save your nonprofit money too! 

Learn how to hire right the first time. How do you find amazing talent and create the conditions for them to stick? 

In this session you will learn: 

Strategies to help you create job descriptions that tell the real story of the work and attract the right professionals for your organization 
Recruiting techniques that work no matter what your budget size
Critical steps you need to take once the candidate says "Yes!"
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On-boarding tools and tricks so you rockstars sticks with you 

More sessions and speakers will be added as we get closer to the conference date. Stay Tuned!
What else will you get if you register for the Nonprofit Leadership Summit?
This 4 week comprehensive 
Fundraising Planning
E-Course worth $197


Each attendee will also get:
All session recordings
and session slides

What else will you get if you register for the Nonprofit Leadership Summit?
Webinar recording on How to Find Hidden Major Donors In Your Database

PLUS you'll get
Win-Win for the Greater Good by Bruce Burtch-

Your cross-sector partnership playbook!
What people say about The Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Thanks for igniting my inner fire. I am re-energized and cannot wait to implement!

-Leslie Clay, CDO, Hope Cottage, Dallas,
This was phenomenally helpful! The fundraising plan guide came at the perfect time.

All the presentations at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit were great. I believe my fundraising will be most impacted by the major gifts strategies I learned in Jeff's presentation.

-Valerie Richardson, Director of Foundation and Development, Springfield Green Library Foundation, Springfield, MO

8 Reasons to Attend
The Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Reason 1:  Because you don't have a consistent method for finding new donors (and unrestricted income) that works 

Because you want to learn how to develop a donor pipeline, and replace donors constantly, with a proven system. Ellen Bristol of Fundraising the S.M.A.R.T. Way will be sharing this proven system with you so that your nonprofit can continue to fulfill its mission for years to come. 

Reason 2: You're a bit impatient and ambitious

Because you want to learn how to make the most of this new influx of support, of donors and volunteers. Because you love not having to jump on a plane to go to a conference-while still being able to keep on top of your work at home. PLUS you like the 19 CFRE credits. That too.

Reason 3: You know you are stuck where you're at-and you don't know what to do next.

Because you are at a certain income level, maybe six figures-but you want to get to $500,000. Or you are at $500,000 and want to get to $1M. You want to overcome your greatest fundraising challenges and get out of this income ceiling.  

Reason 4: You want to get tons of monthly donors and keep them. 

In times of great change, monthly givers can see us through when major donors drop away. Erica Waasdorp, author of "Monthly Giving the Sleeping Giant" (and raiser of $18M in monthly gifts) will teach you how to get monthly givers, NOW! Kenita Pierce-Lewis will also be helping us learn with her case study of her nonprofit how she gets and keeps 80% of her monthly donors. You can learn exactly how she does it. 
Reason 5: You need more board members fundraising
Andy Robinson, 30 year veteran board trainer (and author of "Training Your Board (and everyone else) to Fundraise) will help you get your board ready to fundraise. Jeff Schreifels (author of "It's Not Just About the Money")will help you get them excited and motivated to fundraise major gifts for you.
Reason 6: You want to build a stronger team

Kishshana Palmer, MBA, former VP of External Affairs for FoodCorps, a national nonprofit, has done hiring and firing and personally taken fundraising teams from blah to outstanding in a matter of months, and she will show you how to hire right. 
Reason 7: You're not sure what funding will be cut, and you need to figure out what you're going to do. 

Eric Anderson of The Healthy Nonprofit will show you how to create scenario plans, a.k.a. what to do when funding gets cut-how to cope and not just make a plan B, but a plan C and D as well. 
Reason 8: You could figure it out on your own, but you want to go FASTER. 

Because you are ready to STOP staying where you're at with income. You want to grow, and you want to grow NOW.  

If any of these reasons resonate with you, then join us at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Where is the Nonprofit Leadership Summit?

It's online. That means you can attend in your pajamas! :)

Can I pay with Paypal?

Yes! Just check the Paypal option below and you will be directed to PayPal.

Can I use my credit card to pay?

Yes! Our secure services will make sure your payment information is safe. You can use your credit card or debit card to pay for the Nonprofit Leadership Summit. You can also use your Paypal balance. 

Can we get a group rate?

Yes! For groups of 4 or more, just contact and you will get a $100 discount on each ticket.

What's your refund policy?

If you are dissatisfied for ANY reason, just email us at within 30 days of the end of the conference to receive a full refund, no questions asked.

Can I get CFRE Credits for this Summit?

We have 19 CFRE credits for the Nonprofit Leadership Summit.

Why did you create the Nonprofit Leadership Summit?

We created this summit because many nonprofits need help to go from a modest yearly budget to something more substantial. Whether you're just starting your monthly giving or major gifts program, or looking to start a capital campaign, we can help you start out on the right foot, or take your current program higher.

Who is running the Nonprofit Leadership Summit?

The Nonprofit Leadership Summit is run by a group of nonprofit leaders who saw a need for serious training to help struggling nonprofits overcome growth issues. The Summit concept was created by Mazarine Treyz, CEO of Wild Woman Fundraising.

How can I get in touch with you?

You can call 503-673-3863 or email and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Who should come to the Nonprofit Leadership Summit?

 If you're a nonprofit founder, Executive Director or CEO who wants to make your vision a reality but you're not sure how to do it, you should come to the Nonprofit Leadership Summit.

 If you're a fundraising professional who wants to learn more about major gifts, monthly giving, capital campaigns, or next level fundraising strategies, you should really come to the Nonprofit Leadership Summit.

 If you're a nonprofit board member who wants to learn more about fundraising, you should definitely come to the Nonprofit Leadership Summit.

 If you've got a CFRE certification, and you need more credits to keep it current, you've GOTTA come to the Nonprofit Leadership Summit. We've working on CFRE credits, just for you! 

 When is the Nonprofit Leadership Summit?

Monday, September 18th, Wednesday September 20th and Friday September 22nd, 2017. The sessions start at 8:00am PT each day and go until 4pm PT.

 Is there a limit on the number of attendees?

 We are opening this up to a very exclusive group of 200 nonprofit leaders. Once we've sold out, that's it. You'll have to wait until 2018 to get all of these incredible sessions to grow your nonprofit.

 If I miss a session, will they be recorded?

 Yes! Each attendee gets access to all recordings for the summit as soon as the summit is over.

 If I miss this summit, will there be another one soon?

 No, unfortunately, we won't have another summit until Fall 2018. Join us now to make 2018 better than 2017 for your nonprofit fundraising!

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I loved every single session; so much information and value. This by far the most exciting and fulfilling summit I have ever done.

The Nonprofit Leadership Summit was so worth it.

-Diane Hayes, Secretary of the Board, Breast Cancer Action, Ottawa, Canada 
90% of attendees liked the convenience of having it online, 

80% liked having the recordings, and

70% felt the presenters were top notch. 

96% of summit attendees in 2016 said they would  like to come again next year. Grab your seat now! 
Convince Your Boss
You want to go-but not sure if your boss will let you? Your boss should let you go to this summit. Here's a template email for you to edit. 

Dear [Boss],

Remember how we wanted to get more [monthly donors,  sponsorships, board fundraising support] this year?

I'd like to learn how to fundraise more effectively. Luckily, there's this nonprofit leadership summit coming up September 18, 20 and 22nd where I can learn how to do it.

AND Good news: It's online! That means no airfare, meals, or hotel to pay for. SCORE!

Even more good news: It's got sessions from Bruce Burtch, the Father of Cause marketing, on how to create better partnerships, Erica Waasdorp, who has raised over $18M with monthly giving, and Jeff Schreifels, co-founder of the Veritus Group, who has helped nonprofits get millions from major donors.

This summit could really help us succeed in so many areas, and it won't require me to be out of the office. Plus it will all be recorded, so I can watch the sessions over and over again.

So what do you say? Shall we do this?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

[Your Name Goes Here]

P.S. We've got to hurry-the summit starts September 18th-right around the corner. I'd love to help us get more fundraising income in 2018 and this summit will help!