Accelerate your development program with Fundraising Boot Camp

WIN more donors!  –  RAISE more funds!

What is it?

Fundraising Boot Camp is a 12-month cohort with coaching, and is a highly practical, result-driven training program in the essentials of donor development. Based in timeless biblical principles, you’ll learn how to find more donors, raise more money, strengthen your relationships with givers and impact more lives.

Who should attend?

Fundraising Boot Camp is for Executive Directors, Board Membersanyone—who wants to raise funds for...

  • General financial support
  • Special project campaigns
  • Capital campaigns

If you want to raise more money, Fundraising Boot Camp is for you!

To participate, your organization must be committed to growth and willing to invest in the capacity-building process, particularly with your donor development programs.

When does it start?

Training cohort starts April 2019. Six Core classes will be held on April 4, 11, 25, and May 2, 9, and 30. Coaching participants will continue for a full year.

What topics are covered in the Training?

  • Cause-branding and case for support
    • Compelling story and message
    • Why support your cause?
    • What is your value proposition and promise?
  • Build your donor base
    • Donor base assessment
    • Find, win, keep, lift
  • Create profitable income programs
    • Fundraising models and ideas that work
    • Annual development plan
  • Mobilize your development team
    • Staff – board – volunteers
    • Leading the fundraising effort
  • How to ask major donors for large gifts
    • Prospecting
    • Preparing
    • Asking
  • Relationship management systems
    • Using your data base effectively for relationships
    • Reporting on results

What Services are Included?

  • One full-day and five half-day workshop sessions
  • Development coaching with your assigned coach
    • Two, one-hour calls per month to help you apply the course to your situation and implement your development plan.
  • Set up of baseline metrics and progress reports
  • Development blueprint
  • Customized annual development plan
  • Access to Ron Frey, President of Frey Resource Group, for strategic consultation

Board Vision/Action Retreat

In addition to your training and coaching, we will facilitate a one-day board planning retreat focused specifically on the board’s role in building capacity and fundraising.
We will touch upon:

  • Capacity-building issues
  • Developing a strategic plan
  • Engaging board members in donor development

What is the Coaching Commitment?

Coaching is a big part of your experience! These one-on-one sessions will help you develop your plan and stay focused on your most important capacity-building priorities. These calls are scheduled directly with your coach and based on your own schedule. You receive two, one-hour calls per month as part of this program.

Who are the Trainers and Coaches?

All coaching and training is provided by:

  • Ron Frey, President of Frey Resource Group
  • Greg Moon, former VP of Advancement, Western Seminary
  • Fred Douglas, former Executive Director, Portland Youth for Christ

What does it cost?

Your investment in the full one-year Fundraising Bootcamp training program is $3,000 for the course, then $800 per month for coaching, and $2,500 for the board session.

Are there Grants or Scholarships Available to Pay for this Program?

YES! Qualifying organizations may apply for a grant to underwrite the cost of the Fundraising Bootcamp training and coaching, board retreat, capacity-building activities and other services. If you and your board are ready for an intensive focus on fundraising, we can help you begin the application process for a capacity-building grant. Scholarships are also available.

How do I sign up?

Please schedule a phone appointment with Ron Frey to discuss whether or not your organization qualifies. You can reach Ron at 503.771.3979 or send him an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Is there more?

Yes! If you want personal one-on-one coaching, consulting, or creative services Frey Resource Group offers a full array of services.

  • Strategic Consulting - Comprehensive consultation in the development, implementation and management of strategic and long-range plans for organizational growth and marketing.
  • Creative Services - Brand message development and writing services for a broad spectrum of donor communications including direct mail, newsletters, email, websites, brochures, reports, and prospectuses.
  • Major Donor Consultation - We offer a research-based system of finding, attracting, winning, keeping, and upgrading major donors.We help organization establish enduring relationships with high capacity givers resulting in a growing major gifts program.
  • Foundation Research and Grant Writing - We help you obtain foundation grants by producing winning proposals. We can train your staff in foundation research and grant writing or provide these services.
  • Planned Giving Marketing and Estate Design - We will help you launch and grow a planned giving program that includes creating visibility, identifying prospects and working with donors to help them make meaningful gifts. We will guide the process using our partners that provide the technical, legal and administrative services needed to support complex gifts.
  • Capital Campaign Programs - Includes pre-feasibility planning studies, feasibility studies, case statements, prospect research, and seasoned counsel in the implementation of capital campaign plans