Inspired Fundraising Retreat 2020-08-05T15:25:20+00:00

2 Days. 1 System.
Countless Breakthroughs.

September 17-18, 2020
Virtual from your computer

Grab My Virtual Ticket!

Learn How to Fully Fund Your Budget, Virtually!

Mark your calendar. Turn off your phone. Get yourself to the BEST workshop of the year, so you can learn how to raise the money you need using proven online strategies.

Raise Big Bucks

Inspire people to give –  whether it’s their first donation, their biggest donation, or a monthly donation, they’ll feel drawn to support your mission.

Learn Insider Secrets

No more guessing games or seeing what sticks. Follow a proven, easy method that creates big-time revenue to fully fund your budget, year after year.

Recharge Your Passion

Join me and a virtual roomful of like-minded passionate people, laughing and learning, where we work together to make a difference and save lives.

This year is VIRTUAL!


Join in from your computer wherever you are!

One great idea can change EVERYTHING!

These days, everyone is scrambling to switch their in-person fundraising to virtual.

And let’s be honest – living in a COVID world is exhausting on its own, much less trying to get creative to keep the money coming in.

Fundraising while social distancing can seem impossible.

But there IS a way! Join me at the Inspired Fundraising Retreat, a 2-day interactive workshop where you’ll learn how to ask for exactly the right thing at the right time and move people to give, all using online tools and techniques.

Just imagine

  • You no longer have to scramble for money because you have the tools and know-how to raise money online.

  • You have a plan for fundraising and communication activities that works the first time, so you stop wasting precious time and resources on DIY disasters.

  • You have the confidence to ask for what your nonprofit needs (and get it!).

  • You can focus on your passion — changing lives and making a difference in the world instead of worrying about money.

The Inspired Fundraising Retreat

September 17 – 20

Virtual from your computer

Regular Ticket

$177Early Bird
  • Retreat workbook shipped to your door.
  • Access to all recordings for 90 days after the Retreat.
  • Q&A lunch time breakout rooms with our handpicked Sponsors.

VIP Experience Ticket

$277Early Bird
  • Retreat workbook shipped to your door.
  • Access to all recordings for 90 days after the Retreat.
  • Q&A lunch time breakout rooms with our handpicked Sponsors.
  • Virtual cocktail hour the evening before with Sandy & Sponsors.
  • VIP group Q&A call 30 days after the Retreat.
  • Special gift from Sandy in your workbook package.
  • Only 20 Available.

Save Your Seat Today!

What past attendees say…

“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

“Best fundraising program I ever attended. I am still using the tips and tricks Sandy offered. This is an event you do not want to miss!”

Dawn Owens, Founder, The Link of Cullman County, Cullman, AL

“LOVED EVERY MINUTE! Thank you for an absolutely incredible experience! This conference will impact my efforts in so many ways! Grateful to the MAX!”

Sara Trent, Director of Admissions and Development, St. Mary’s School, 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

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Join us for a game-changing workshop where you’ll learn how to inspire people to give so you get the funds you need, every time you ask!

Build Momentum for Your Cause

Learn why people give and how to get them ready for your next Ask. You’ll learn how to fan the flames of their heart so they give whenever you ask for their help, and maybe even invite their friends to give, too!

Choose Your Online Path

With so many ways to raise funds online, it can be tough to choose! Learn how to pick the strategies that work for YOU so you never have to guess or wonder if you’re doing it right.

Choose Your Online Fundraising Path

With so many ways to raise funds online, it can be tough to choose! Learn how to pick the strategies that work for YOU so you never have to guess or wonder if you’re doing it right.

Plan Your Big Success!

It’s Fundraising Season! Learn what activities you need to include in your Year-End Fundraising Plan so donors don’t feel over-asked and you raise the money you need to meet your goal, no matter how big!

Grab My Virtual Ticket!

Practical. Proven. 100% Ready-to-Use Content.

Join us for 2 days of hands-on, real-world guidance that you can use immediately to raise more money for your nonprofit’s cause. You’ll get…

A Proven, 4-Step System

Stop guessing what to do next to raise money online! Instead, follow this formula to give your donor exactly what she wants every time you ask her so that you get the funds you need to operate.

Donor-Focused Fundraising

Keep everything focused on your donor so yours become their FAVORITE cause! That means they’ll keep giving to you when they stop giving to others, and won’t that feel great?

Fresh New Ideas

Soak up ideas as we review real online fundraising examples from the past year that worked BIG TIME!! Plus, you’ll get tons of checklists and worksheets from the downloadable workbook.

Recharge your batteries

Rejuvenate yourself with new ideas and fresh enthusiasm to go back to work with excitement and confidence like never before! You’ll want to bottle how you feel so you can access it again.

The Inspired Fundraising Retreat


September 17 – 18

Virtual from your computer

Virtual Ticket


Regular Ticket Price: $197


Early Bird: $177


VIP Experience Virtual Ticket


Regular VIP Experience Ticket Price: $297


Ticket Price: $277


Thanks to our event sponsors


The schedule for the event is Thursday, September 17th from 10:00 am eastern – 3:30 pm eastern & Friday, September 18th from 10:00 am eastern – 3:30 pm eastern. We’ll have breaks throughout the day so you can get up and stretch, refresh your drink, take a bio break, and visit virtually with our sponsors.

Set these dates aside just like you would for an in-person event. We’re going to pack in opportunities to learn and connect with others, show you real-life examples of fundraisers that WORK now, and sprinkle in some awesome surprises along the way. You don’t want to miss a thing! So, clear your schedule and be ready to be fully present the whole time.

Yes! We’re recording the whole event and you’ll get access to everything for 6 months so you can rewatch anything you missed the first time or catch the really good parts again.

Dang, we’re so sorry! It might be in your spam folder. Go ahead and shoot us an email at and we’ll make sure your registration went through and that you’re all set.

The Inspired Fundraising Retreat will happen via ZOOM and you’ll get all the instructions for logging in closer to the event. If this is new to you, plan to join us on September 16th for a practice run just to make sure everything works so you’re ready to roll when the event starts on September 17th. 

There’s no homework to do before the Retreat, but it might be a good idea to have a copy of your fundraising plan and your operating budget handy so you can refer to them as needed.

Since this is a virtual event, it’s going to be easy to get distracted and having your video on can really help you focus. Plus, we want to see your smiling face! Show up to this virtual event the same way you would show up in person – smiling and ready to learn!

Yes! We’ll send you a guide before the Retreat starts so that you’ll be ready to go. We’ll also have a support team standing by to help you during the Retreat! And we will be hosting a practice Zoom the day before the Retreat if you have never participated in a Zoom livestream.

You can register all the way up through the start of the event on September 17th. If you want to receive our cool registration box in the mail, you need to register before August 19th.

No worries! We’ll give you links to download everything you need for the event.

We understand that things happen and you may need to change your plans. We offer full ticket refunds until 5 pm eastern on Friday, September 11th. Just remember – if you DO have to change your plans, you’ll get the recording of the whole event with your ticket, so you can always watch it later.

Unfortunately, we are not offering discounted tickets for additional attendees this year. HOWEVER, you are welcome to invite others to watch with you through the same computer.

We don’t have anything else on the calendar right now. We need to get through this year’s event before we can start planning for next year.


Prefer to register over the phone?
Call our office at (865) 657-9915
M-F, 9 am to 5 pm.