Fundamental Framework for Fundraising

Are you consistently meeting your annual fund goal, or do you find yourself falling short or just getting by? In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of fundraising: articulating the case for giving, developing leadership, clarifying and growing a prospect list, developing strategies, and building a plan.

Steve Godfrey

Steve Godfrey and his co-presenter Brad Layland are experienced professionals who understand the dynamics of small classical Christian schools; Brad Layland serves on the board of St. Johns Academy in St. Augustine, FL and Steve Godfrey is a board member at Veritas School in Richmond.

Considering a Capital Campaign

Are you consistently meeting your annual fund goal, or do you find yourself falling short or just getting by? In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of fundraising: articulating the case for giving, developing leadership, clarifying and growing a prospect list, developing strategies, and building a plan.

Steve Godfrey

Steve Godfrey and his co-presenter Brad Layland are experienced professionals who understand the dynamics of small classical Christian schools; Brad Layland serves on the board of St. Johns Academy in St. Augustine, FL and Steve Godfrey is a board member at Veritas School in Richmond.

How To Grow The Annual Fund at Your Classical Christian School

Do you feel like you are on a fundraising treadmill, always behind and searching for the next silver bullet? Come learn about the “fundraising trivium” and learn about how you can move from a reactive to proactive fundraising model.

Brad Layland

Brad had a distinguished career at Young Life from 1992-2009 serving in various roles within the organization including Field Development Director, Gi Planning Associate, and ultimately the Director of Development. His expertise includes providing fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations, including workshops, marketing and major donor strategies, planned gift marketing and capital campaign counsel. Brad is highly experienced in our rm’s training program, Taking Donors Seriously® and FOCUS on Research. A 1994 graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, he earned a B.A. degree in Communications Studies. He completed his M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA in 2004.

Steve Godfrey

Steve has worked in high-trust positions serving wealthy individuals, corporate executives and business owners for nearly two decades. His experience is diverse but the common thread is his ability to understand the needs of the people he’s serving and develop creative solutions to help them succeed. In the nonpro t sector he has served on the board of a local preschool for at-risk children, and has many years of experience serving on YoungLife area commi ees, and assisting in their support-raising e orts using Taking Donors Seriously®.

Six Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign

Are you thinking of launching a capital campaign? Is your current campaign stalled? Come and learn about the six best practices in successful capital campaigns.

Brad Layland

Brad had a distinguished career at Young Life from 1992-2009 serving in various roles within the organization including Field Development Director, Gi Planning Associate, and ultimately the Director of Development. His expertise includes providing fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations, including workshops, marketing and major donor strategies, planned marketing and capital campaign counsel. Brad is highly experienced in our firm’s training program, Taking Donors Seriously® and FOCUS on Research. A 1994 graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, he earned a B.A. degree in Communications Studies. He completed his M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA in 2004.

Steve Godfrey

Steve has worked in high-trust positions serving wealthy individuals, corporate executives and business owners for nearly two decades. His experience is diverse but the common thread is his ability to understand the needs of the people he’s serving and develop creative solutions to help them succeed. In the nonpro t sector he has served on the board of a local preschool for at-risk children, and has many years of experience serving on YoungLife area committees, and assisting in their support-raising efforts using Taking Donors Seriously®.