Connections.  They are essential to every aspect of our lives - personal, spiritual and professional.  While they tie us to our past and ground us in tradition and identity, connections are key to moving forward.  As Christians, we value connections to our past, to the larger community and to each other.  These connections tie us together in community and move us forward in faith for service in and to the world.


Looking for a focused introduction to development (nonprofit fundraising, marketing, communications, and leadership)? Are you new to the field, with zero to four years of experience, or transitioning into the field, or someone for whom development is just one piece of your position? This is for YOU!

Learn the fundamentals of fundraising, from the donor cycle to building and communicating the case statement, to working with volunteers, constituents and boards. You don't have to be an ALDE member or from a certain type of organization to attend. We're here for you no matter where you are!

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Webinar: How to Identify Donors and Strengthen Relationships

Fundraising at your nonprofit relies on successfully shepherding donor relationships through the process of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Strengthen your donor relationships at all phases. Learn prospect identification techniques, ideas for developing a cultivation strategy, tips to prepare for a successful solicitation visit, and steps for donor-centered stewardship. Details and registration.