Virtual Donor Cultivation Events

How to design meaningful and interactive virtual experiences online on Zoom to boost your fundraising!


2.5 -4. hrs

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Virtual Donor Cultivation Events is a training designed for fundraisers and organizational leaders who are looking for innovative ways to engage donors online and to create virtual donor experiences. 

Because: Covid-19 has radically changed the way we work as fundraisers and nonprofit leaders. 2020/21 will be marked by this global pandemic and the need for social distancing; restrictions and concerns for public health and safety will continue to inform how we meet and engage with our most loyal supporters and major funders. 

What do you do without in-person parlor meetings, cocktail parties, donor briefings, and even donor mission trips? Webinars alone will not suffice to bring donors into the conversation, to build loyalty to your organization, and create social connections.

The Answer: Interactive Virtual Donor Cultivation Events on Zoom!


In this training, I will introduce you to live virtual alternatives to your thoughtfully crafted in-person cultivation events where personal connections can be made and future giving decisions formed.


I will invite you to imagine new ways of involving your donors beyond webinars and video conferencing. And, I will show you how to actively engage your donors in the experience, as opposed to just providing a lovely well-produced video or panel discussion for them to watch.


Learn together with other fundraising professionals how to overcome the inherent challenge of geographic distance and the virtuality of being online.  Explore the possibilities for using the virtual space and Zoom to engage your donors and prospects. And seize the opportunity to set your organization apart by doing something new and exciting. Learn how to be an innovator by boosting your fundraising today!

You Will Be Leaving This Training With 

  • Powerful ideas for meaningful and engaging live virtual donor cultivation events

  • Energizing opportunities for building community and increasing donor affiliation

  • Practical tips for setting your virtual donor events up for success

  • Hands-on tools to lead your live online events with ease and joy

  • Liberating Structures virtual facilitation tools to engage donors

  • Inspiration for setting your organization apart in unprecedented times

  • Lots of tips on how to leverage Zoom breakout rooms and chat

  • Connections with new colleagues 














What Participants Have Been Saying

"This was a great way to learn how to use ZOOM to interface with donors and the community. It was also a great networking opportunity. Terrific job!" Executive in Albany, NY

"I was so inspired. It really opened my mind about possibilities that I had not considered. Loved the Breakout ideas and virtual parlor meeting."
National Director of Development, NYC

"It was amazing!". National Foundation Relationship Manager, NYC

"Time very well spent! This experience taught me easy ways to pivot to virtual cultivation right away. Also a great networking opportunity."
Fundraising Executive, NYC

Participants on Linkedin: August  - September

85+ Fundraisers & Executive from over 60 Organizations have already been inspired, including:

Action for Healthy Kids
Amazing Facts
American Friends of Israel Sport Center for the Disabled
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Benedictine College
Bethany Lutheran College
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
Butler University
Carleton College
Community Environmental Council
Community Foundation of St. Clair County
Creative Community For Peace
Denison University
Dominican Friars Foundation
Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Getting Out and Staying Out
Good Shepherds Services
Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Historic Deerfield
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Homeward Bound of WNC
Honeymoon Israel Foundation
International Center of the Capital Region
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Lake Erie College
Maria Droste Counseling Center
Mayfield Senior School
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Olmsted Medical Center
Planned Giving Advisors
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
Rockland Community Foundation
Saint John’s Seminary
San Francisco Day School
Save a Child's Heart
South County Health
SpeakEasy Stage Company
SUNY Cobleskill 
SUNY College at Brockport Foundation
Sustainable Conservation
Texas Trees Foundation
The Compass Center
The Conversation
The Jewish Agency
The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Week
TOP Jewish Foundation
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Houston
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
UT Foundation, Inc
Victor Valley College District Foundation
White House Historical Association
Xaverian Brothers