$248 One Team Member…$498 Unlimited

We're pleased to announce National Development Institute is hosting a nationwide Major Gifts Ramp-Up conference January 10-11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Over 19,000 nonprofit executives from across the U.S. have already attended a Major Gifts Ramp-Up Event. THEY LOVE THESE CONFERENCES (and so do their boards!) Why? Because this fast-paced and provocative training has been customized for the audience in attendance. Prepare to hear the truth in ways you've never experienced before. You'll learn from the masters who defied convention and challenged the false thinking that keeps charities broke.

Major Gifts Ramp-Up is a Live In-Person (or Virtual) Financial Capacity-Building Conference that will challenge everything you believe about the raising of money.

National Development Institute is all about building nonprofit capacity! One of the distinct advantages you enjoy as a 501(c)3 organization is your ability to receive financial funding from donors, corporations & foundations who already care about the population you serve. Your mission is important and there are hundreds of thousands of philanthropic dollars available to underwrite the good work you and your team do every day. That’s why you’ll want to REGISTER NOW for an upcoming MAJOR GIFTS RAMP-UP EVENT

Two words…AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Our Mid-Illinois Major Gifts Ramp-Up Event was provocative and pushed our agency directors to ‘re-imagine’ their roles as CEOs! (I’ve received only positive comments from those who attended.) MGRU Faculty challenged us to see charity through a new lens and then gave us the tools we needed to change. Our own United Way staff were inspired and are now poised for unprecedented campaign success. If you believe in nonprofit capacity-building than this program is for you.”

Debbie Bogle, President & CEO

United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois

Having served nonprofits for the past 40 years, I thought I'd seen everything! Then I attended Major Gifts Ramp-Up New York and experienced MGRU faculty's brilliant performance. Their unbounded enthusiasm, comic timing, exceptional sense of theater and insights into nonprofit management will change the way you view yourself and the raising of big gifts. This conference is a must-see, especially for those who think they’ve seen it all!”

Su Marcy, CEO

United Way of Ulster County

I’ve spent the last week receiving email messages, phone calls and personal visits thanking me for bringing Major Gifts Ramp-Up to Macon. Our agencies LOVED IT! This spectacular 2-day capacity-building conference was daring, confrontational and exactly what our organizations needed in the way of training. Conventional methods of management and fundraising were challenged with humor and insight. Their expert faculty engaged our grantees and inspired them to grow revenues in new ways that work. Prepare for significant change if you give your community the gift of MGRU. Feel free to call me with your questions!”

George McCanless, CEO

United Way of Central Georgia

Major Gifts Ramp-Up For Local United Way Programs

  • RE-IMAGINE PROGRAM There are no rules here! We’re trying to accomplish something!
  • TOCQUEVILLE SOCIETY Create a membership experience that ensures donors give and and give give again
  • MILLION DOLLAR ROUNDTABLE Receive your first and next $1,000,000 gift. If you don't ask the answer is always "no"
  • MGRU MODEL Donors are more important than clients, causes or people
  • MAKING THE ASK How to properly invite donors to invest a 5,6 & 7 figure gift
  • CASE FOR SUPPORT Money chases after a great dream that's backed by a sound plan
  • DIRECT SERVICES It’s less about who you are…it’s more about…what you’re doing
  • REASONS DONORS GIVE Memorize and utilize all 42 reasons in the MGRU Donor Motivation Matrix
  • GIFT PROSPECTUS Receive three gifts at once. Operations, One-Time Projects & Endowment
  • STRONG CEOs Great Leaders Aren't Managed by Committee...Nonprofit Beaucracy Is Over
  • BOARDS THAT WORK Inspire your board members to work for you and never against you

Who should attend?

Local United Way Nonprofit Executives, Board Members, Development Officers, Trustees, Volunteers, Special Event Coordinators, Marketing Directors and PR Staff, who want to increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of nonprofit advancement, fundraising, and development.

What will happen?

-Help major donors accomplish their personal goals by partnering with your nonprofit -Access the public net worth information of millionaire within your service area -Learn how to secure the full contact info of every donor who lives in your community -Comprehend the thirteen steps needed to revitalize a stalled campaign -Find out how to secure campaign cabinet members who love to ask for the big gift -Discover the secret of the "Three-Part Ask" and how to use it with propriety and grace -Learn the five keys to securing major gifts from foundations & corporations -Begin securing five, six and seven figure gifts from high net worth donors -Receive a workbook full of major gift strategies that work -Secure 10hrs of Adult Continuing Education Units for CNC (Certified Nonprofit Consultant)

MAJOR GIFTS RAMP-UP is different than any other fundraising model you’ve ever experienced. Bring your entire team! Spend time with the fundraising veterans who’ve raised millions for local United Way programs. MGRU's world renowned faculty will entertain and inspire your leadership to build financial capacity in ways you’ve never dreamed possible.

These events will ensure you RE-IMAGINE PHILANTHROPY in a way that transforms both you and the organization you serve. Tuition for a conference of this magnitude would normally run upwards of $800 per person. National Development Institute understands that budgets are tight and are making this two-day offering available for only $248 for one person or $498 for UNLIMITED REGISTRATIONS for every member of your team. Seating for this event is limited and will reach capacity shortly. PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!


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