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Managing the Development Office

November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Have you wondered how to build an effective development program and juggle all the infrastructure responsibilities at the same time?

There are many roles and competing demands that development staff must be attentive to in the course of raising funds. Staying focused on fundraising goals, while cultivating and stewarding donors and planning, forecasting, and reporting on fundraising activities is tough!  Truthfully, managing a development office is one of the most challenging responsibilities in the nonprofit world.

Learn how to manage your development office effectively by prioritizing and addressing development infrastructure issues so you can stay focused on your donors.  Session topics include organizational and development planning, income reporting, deadline tracking and grants management, gift processing and reporting, acknowledgment systems, donor research and personal development, among others. In fact, previous attendees have commented that the course’s comprehensive content and sample documents are invaluable.

Learning Objectives:

  • To explore key development infrastructure functions
  • To understand infrastructure tools, policies, and procedures
  • To prioritize which infrastructure functions are most critical to address for my office

Program Level: All levels
Prerequisites: None, no advance preparation required
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 2 hours

Cost: $65 Member; $115 Non-member

Please Note: Registration closes at 12 noon on the day prior to the class date. Registrations are subject to approval.





Carole Rylander, CFRE

With more than 30 years of service in the nonprofit sector, Carole maximizes mission impact by solving fund development, planning and governance challenges.   The Dallas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals named Carole the 2006 Outstanding Fundraising Executive.  In addition, she is a past president of the Chapter, has held accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1990 and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer.


November 9, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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