STRATEGIC FOCUS INTENSIVE
set a course for a new horizon
STRATEGIC FOCUS. Solve critical questions:
Answer the questions "where is Point B and what paths will we take to get there?"
Establish a process for revenue goal-setting and performance tracking.
Create an activating set of "invitations" and messages to extend to prospective donors.
Construct an infrastructure plan including the budget, staffing, tools, and systems necessary for performance.
REGISTRATION BEFORE JULY 1ST: $1,950
REGISTRATION AFTER AUGUST 1ST: $2,450
Price includes one registration. An additional $50 is charged per person to cover the cost of printed materials and lunch.
We encourage inviting others to collaborate with you during work sessions. Max of 3 participants per team.
12 hours of transformative learning
2 post-Intensive one-on-one coaching sessions per organization
Strategic fundraising roadmap template
Critical decision-making framework
Access to the Seed Collaborative, an online community
Access to the Seed Resource Library, full of templates, samples, and tools
Access to Seed’s Micro-Courses, online learning experiences designed to be completed in less than 1 hour each
FORMAT: in person, location TBD in Denver area
Through transformative content and a case-driven process, you will evaluate the five strategy framework and build a strategic roadmap towards exponential growth.
Content designed to ignite the imagination and instill a high-performing skillset.
One on one coaching is critical to executing our learning. Two 1-hour coaching sessions are scheduled as a follow-up.
RESOURCES AND TOOLS
You shouldn't have to re-create any wheels. With each Intensive comes the relevant templates, samples, and tools necessary to get a head-start.
9th & 10th, 2022
Seed’s Intensives are cohort-based accelerators designed to equip leaders with the thinking, tools, and relationships necessary to build a sustainable, scalable fundraising operation. The Strategic Focus Intensive is a learning experience designed to equip leaders with a fresh strategic lens for your organization’s fundraising operation. Through transformative content and a mentor-driven process, you will critically evaluate the viability of five fundraising strategies resulting in a strategic roadmap. You will round out the roadmap with an infrastructure plan to identify the budget, staffing, tools, and systems needed to establish a scalable fundraising operation.
Fully operationalizing one to two fundraising strategies will have a bigger return than maintaining three to five strategies at a mediocre level. The activity you say “no” can only strengthen you. Through teaching, peer-review workshops, and guest speaker case studies, we will equip you to evaluate the viability of each strategy as if you were your own consultant. You will consider each strategy through a matrix that ranks: sustainability, return on investment, return horizon, scalability, and needed infrastructure.
THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR:
Leaders of small to mid-sized nonprofits who need a high value, quick return, experience that delivers them to a sense of clarity on a critical pain point: their organization’s fundraising strategies are unpredictable, expensive, and sometimes scattershot.
Leaders who often feel lonely and exhausted on the difficult path towards sustainability and scale.
Leaders who need to scale beyond the fundraising efforts of the organization’s Executive Director.
Leaders who are considering the economic impact of the pandemic and looking for a trusted guide to ensure that their strategic decisions are sound.
Leaders who wish to work alongside a team of strategists and peers to create a plan that will create stability and allow them to scale.
"Phenomenal course! Very organized and helped our organization think about simplifying our fundraising strategy, which feels like such a relief."
-Fundraising Intensive participant
"As a young org without a fundraising strategy, this program was a gamechanger."
-Fundraising Intensive participant
"Seed was amazingly helpful in establishing useful development frameworks that can help me and my organization set strategic priorities for our limited resources. I have strong confidence that the return on this time and money investment will be significant."
-Ethan Lobdell, Executive Director, JHCM
THE SEED TEAM
Blake Nauman has served in various roles in ministries and nonprofit organizations since 2012, and is currently the Philanthropy Manager at Denver Rescue Mission where he has worked for 7 years. He builds long-term relationships with donors, learns about their passions, and offers funding opportunities that align with them to achieve philanthropic passions.
In 2019 he became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) due to his successful tenure as a fundraiser. Blake is a graduate of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and received his Masters of Arts from Denver Seminary.
Partner & Coach
For 20 years Nathan Jones has been involved in the ministry of resource development through a variety of roles in the non-profit sector. He currently lives out this passion as President of the Youth For Christ Foundation and as a Partner with Seed Fundraisers.
A fusion of theological reflection and best-practice has led Nathan to unique opportunities as a catalyst for resource development and organizational health in a variety of Kingdom-minded organizations - both large and small, and both inside and outside the local church. Additionally, Nathan serves as the board chairman for Urban Skye, and as a member of the Christian Leadership Alliance’s President’s Advisory Council.
Nathan holds a BA in Human Communications from Colorado Christian University, and an MA in Leadership from Denver Seminary. He resides in Littleton, CO with his beautiful wife, Libby, and their three crazy boys, Harrison, Silas, and Oaks. As a family they enjoy all the outdoor fun Colorado has to offer.
Managing Director & Coach
Paige joined Seed after working in the international development sector in community development and then fund development. Most recently, she served as the Regional Representative for HOPE International in the Pacific Northwest. Her passion for equipping and empowering others now translates to resourcing clients with the education and systems they need to achieve their mission. She is passionate about connecting with people and empowering learners through education and entrepreneurship. When she’s not connecting with clients, supporting Seed coaches or managing the books, you can find Paige walking her dog, hiking with her husband or pulling fresh bread out of the oven! She loves watching new clients make discoveries and see the first fruits of a changed strategy!