Join us to learn how to raise big bucks and fund your entire budget, all while having fun in an inspirational setting.
Learn how to surround yourself with people who love your mission and want to help you succeed. Create an Ideal Donor Profile so you can easily find the perfect new donors. Craft a Donor Nurture Plan to make sure donors feel connected and stay engaged.
Apply my simple, easy-to-remember formulas to create messages that resonate and stick with your prospects. Learn the key pieces you should be sharing to open donors’ hearts and wallets. Discover how to use donor-focused language to keep your donors reading and responding and giving BIG!
Follow my 1-10-1000 Rule to build a year’s worth of fundraising, marketing and communications activities. See your entire year at a glance using my Summary Calendar Template. Plus, we’ll walk through several scenarios for raising big bucks while playing to your strengths.
Want to make a difference in the world (because
this isn’t just work, it’s your calling)
Are ready to take your fundraising income to
the next level
Are willing to do the work, with no excuses
You’re looking for a magic bullet to fix your problems
Make excuses and blame others (your Board,
volunteers, staff, etc) when things go wrong
Don’t follow through on plans you make
Are struggling with the same problems you’ve had
for the past 5 years.
Share your message with the right people at the right time.
Ask for what you need unapologetically. And get ready for
a cool rush of visibility, support, volunteers, and cash.
A simple strategy can change everything
Fundraising can be FUN and fruitful
Change (or save) more lives
(see what others are saying)
“Thank you thank you THANK YOU. What an incredible week. So grateful to you and to the Shark Tank judges for their generosity. As I was taking my shoes off in the ol’ security line at the airport on Friday, I noticed that the bin I was about to put them in had… I am not kidding… 2 pennies in it. Took that as a sign that we’re on the right track and that the universe heard the message. We WILL make the project happen!!
Honestly, I feel like I spent last week among royalty or rock stars or something. Being around so many passionate people who care about making a positive change in the world — what is more inspiring than that? Thank you for bringing us all together. It was a confidence boost and an experience of being held by other folks who are doing great work in the world.”
Mara Thomas, Business Manager, Center for Inquiry-Based Learning, Durham, NC
“Thank you for putting together such a wonderful retreat. It’s clear how passionate you are about helping others succeed and how enthusiastic you are about fundraising. Thank you and your team for all the hard work you did. It was really amazing.”
Natalie Corwin, Executive Director, Pet Community Center, Nashville, TN
“My favorite part of the event was honing our impact statement. I came home and immediately threw out the appeal letter I had written and rewrote it. I feel much better about it now. The thing I learned that will help me the most is that we need to move away from the event after event mentality and start building relationships with our donors. Thanks for a great event – from the beginning til the end, it was really well done.”
Charlotte Bowers, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County, Oak Ridge, TN
“The Inspired Fundraising Retreat was one of the most positive experiences of my entire life. I came out of that with so much more confidence in my abilities. Thank you for championing me. You are one of a kind and I’m so thankful to know you!”
Candi Summers, Operations Manager, BESTWA, Dallas, TX
We’ve reserved a block of rooms to make it really easy for you to get the most from the event each day. Fly into ATL (Atlanta airport) and catch the hotel shuttle, or drive in and enjoy free parking at the hotel.click here to book your room
Sandy is a warm-hearted, high-impact, joke-telling, down-to-earth speaker and coach. She’s the founder of www.GetFullyFunded.com and
creator of popular programs including Fundraising Blueprint, Founding to Funding, and your host of The Inspired Fundraising Retreat.
Her first adventure in fundraising resulting in TRIPLING revenue from $300,000 to over $1,000,000 while growing the donor base from
1,200 to over 8,500 donors. Her clients (from very small to very large organizations) have added $20,000, $100,000 and even $1,000,000 to their bottom line.
Get ready to learn her simple (yet powerful!) strategies for building your donor base, planning your year, and bringing in more money!
Great! When you register, there's an option to add another person for just $147.
Yes, on Day 1 and Day 2, we will provide you lunch. On Day 3, lunch is on your own. You can enjoy the hotel's restaurant, or visit fast food places down the street. You'll be on your own for dinner, too, and these are EXCELLENT times for networking. We'll provide coffee and tea to get you going each morning, and drinks throughout the day.
We'll start with coffee and networking from 7:30 to 8:30 am each day, then enjoy a full day of lessons and FUN, interspersed with ample breaks. On Day 1 and Day 2, we will end the day at 5:00 pm, and then end early on Day 3 at 3:30 pm.
Prefer to register over the phone?
Call our office at (865) 657-9915
M-F, 9 am to 5 pm.