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Small, Savvy and Successful - Survival Strategies for Smaller Nonprofits
Press Release

February, 2009

If you are a part of a smaller nonprofit, you know all too well the challenges you face:
  • little or no paid staff
  • staff wear many hats and often have limited fundraising experience
  • board members have limited fundraising experience
  • resources for fundraising are limited.
  • Current economic climate makes fundraising a challenge for all nonprofits.

Attend an interactive, day and a half workshop designed for the unique needs of your organization.   

Workshop Description

To equip smaller nonprofits with tools to address these challenges, this interactive day and a half workshop will feature:

  • An assessment of fundraising readiness
  • A process to create your fund development plan with specific goals, strategies and timelines
  • Ways to determine which fundraising strategies are the best fit for your organization
  • Hands-on, practical instruction to strengthen your grant proposals
  • Pros and cons of hiring a consultant as a grant writer
  • Ways to identify the best funder matches for your organization
  • Strategies to create or improve your individual donor program
  • Ways to engage your board in your fundraising effort 


Impact of Economic Crisis on Fundraising

  • Information on the planned response of funders in this region and nationally
  • Guidance on where you should and should not cut costs
  • Do’s and don’ts for tough times

Spotlight on Success: Live Case Study Lunch Session

Learn from the success stories and fund development best practices of local nonprofit organizations.

Tools to Go Kit

Workbook and CD with

  • Templates of sample fundraising documents
  • Links to free online fundraising resources
  • List of potential grant sources
  • Proposal development worksheets
  • Online fundraising techniques


Executive directors and other staff
Broard members
Others looking to sharpen their skills


Early Registration (Before 2/19/09): $180.00

Registration for two or more attendees from the same organization: $135.00 each.

On-site registration: $210.00

 Cost includes: continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials 

Workshop Instructors:

Candace Gray, Gray Consulting Group andRegina Nippert, Catalyst for Good


Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 27, 2009

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  



Bill J. Priest Campus of El Centro College

1402 Corinth Street

Dallas, TX 75215


For More Details


Download PDF of Registration Brochure


Workshop Sponsored by: Catalyst for Good, Gray consulting Group, and North texas Small Business Development Center Network


About the Instructors

Candace Gray

Candace Gray is the founder of the independent consulting practice, Gray Consulting Group. She founded the practice in 2003 after working for many years in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Ms.Gray provides non-profit management expertise in areas such as fundraising, strategic planning, program development and community development.

Ms. Gray’s past experience includes creating a small grants program and reviewing funding proposals submitted to a local foundation. During this time, she gained valuable insight into the key components of winning proposals.

Regina Nippert

Ms. Nippert is currently the Executive Director of the Dallas Faith Communities Coalition. She has spent the past twenty-five years working in a variety of community building settings including the practice of architecture, affordable home building, community and economic development, micro-lending and the public charter school movement. Ms. Nippert is also a skilled trainer for strategic and business planning, board development, fundraising, project design and community-based development


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