Cultivating Funders 101 (NEW)

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Cultivating Funders
At its core, fundraising is about building relationships. And just like any other relationship, a strong grantee-grantor relationship takes time, skill, and attention. In this webinar, Alayna Buckner will cover everything you need to know about cultivating relationships with program officers and funders to help you strengthen your pipeline of grantmakers and ultimately secure more grants for your programs.
You can expect to learn:
  • what a program officer is;
  • how to reach out and connect with program officers before submitting a grant proposal;
  • how to craft compelling cultivation emails that get responses; and,
  • tips for building strong funder relationships over time.
This training is ideal for anyone in a development or communications department, or a volunteer engagement team, who has to ask potential supporters to give their time or money. It is also relevant for grantwriters or program staff responsible for collecting stories of impact or quotes from participants.
90 Minutes
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Alayna Buckner

Alayna Buckner is a licensed nonprofit consultant who has raised tens of millions of dollars for local and national nonprofits. She has a deep knowledge of the Washington, DC, region’s private funding community, as well as a proven record in securing national and federal funding. In 2013, she founded Elevate to make the highest level development expertise accessible to small and medium nonprofit organizations. Since then, she has overseen Elevate’s growth to a leading grantwriting firm in DC, serving dozens of the region’s most established nonprofits, as well as many ambitious new organizations. Today, Alayna continues to oversee Elevate’s staff, consult with clients to draft private and federal proposals, and develop new products that will improve the lives of nonprofit leaders. Alayna graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Philosophy and Public Policy and Honors in Ethics in Society.
Alayna Buckner