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Finding and Fostering Major Gifts

FindingFosteringFinding and Fostering Major Gifts is a six-week crash course on how to raise major gifts from supporters in your database. In this course, we will learn how to set up a successful development shop, find supporters who are major givers and learn to grow those relationships to ask for major gifts. This class will have a weekly live session, as well as reading and homework assignments with the oversight of your instructor, Haley Limo. Each week you will come together in the live class to discuss your reading assignments, go over your homework assignments and learn important skills to grow your development shop. Through this class you will: 

  • Learn to set up a successful development shop
  • Understand the basics of putting together an annual fundraising plan
  • Find out who your major donors are
  • Learn to grow relationships with your top prospects
  • Be able to ask for a major gift (face to face!)
  • Learn to write a successful proposal
  • Work on putting together an effective thanking strategy

Training Requirements:

  • Participate in live weekly Zoom sessions every Friday from 3:30-4:30 EST.
  • Have reliable access to a computer with an internet connection.
  • Be able to devote 3-4 hours per week to the training. 
  • Be self-motivated and comfortable completing additional reading assignments, and activities on your own. 
  • Be able to obtain copies of How to Win Friends and Influence People and Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (library copy is fine).

Your instructor for this live class is Heartbeat Faculty member Haley Limo. Haley is the Founder and President of Least of These Philanthropy (LOT), a boutique fundraising consulting firm. With a background in major gifts development, Haley's desire is to help teach the art of relational fundraising to Christian nonprofits. As the former CEO of a medical pregnancy center, pregnancy help organizations hold a special place in her heart.

 Next Session: February 27 - April 9 

Client Safety Advocacy Training

Have you ever had a client tell you someting concerning about the local abortion facility? 

Unfortunately, many women find themselves in unsafe or dangerous conditions at abortion facilities. Sometimes these clients end up in our offices angry, confused, or hurt by their experience. What do you do when you hear a serious allegation against a local abortion facility?

That's what this training is for. Working with Reprotection, you can learn what kind of client experiences are violations, how to report them, and what Reprotection can do once you do. 

Find out more about this class below!

Next Training: Monday, January 30 - February 3

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Sharing Sexual Integrity

Prevention and Community Outreach for Pregnancy Help CentersSharingSexualIntegrity

Prevention and community outreach can be key components of the overall work of pregnancy help centers. Reaching schools, churches, and community groups with educational programs that promote biblical truth and optimal health helps “make abortion unwanted today and unthinkable for future generations.”

Whether your center has a prevention outreach already in place or you are just considering starting a program, this class will equip participants in planning, implementing, and evaluating an effective prevention and community outreach program. Additionally, by the end of this training, you will earn enough CEU's to apply for or renew your Life Affirming Specialist Designation.

 To participate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have reliable access to a computer with an internet connection and the ability to download and print documents for additional reading.
  • Be able to devote three to four hours per week to the live course session and homework assignments.
  • Be self-motivated and comfortable completing additional reading assignments, activities, and tests on your own.

Please note, this session includes a live weekly session Thursday's at 12 PM EST. Additionally, participants of this training will be able to communicate with the instructors via e-mail.

Next Session: The next session begins Febraury 23, 2023..

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ConCERT: Consultant Continuing Education, Renewal, & Training

ConCERTLogoNEW"I had no idea what to expect. I have never taken a course on-line before and from the experience of this one, would definitely do it again... It was wonderful to share with so many like-minded individuals who live their faith each day and see God's hand at work. I was uplifted by this experience."
- ConCERT Graduate

ConCERT is an advanced, eight week distance learning course created by Heartbeat International. ConCERT is appropriate for any individual currently involved in a pregnancy help ministry who wants to gain confidence and take their current skills and knowledge to an even higher level. The next session of ConCERT will cover consulting considerations, fertility, conception, fetal development, sexual integrity, contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion risks, and much more. By the end of this training, you will earn enough CEU's to apply for or renew your Life Affirming Specialist Designation.

 To participate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have reliable access to a computer with an internet connection.
  • Be able to devote three to five hours per week to the training.
  • Be self-motivated and comfortable participating in online discussions, completing reading assignments, and weekly activities on your own.

Please note, participants of this training will be able to communicate with the instructors via e-mail and phone. A downloadable student manual is also provided to help students prepare for assessments.

Next Session: The next session of ConCERT begins January 30, 2023.

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