Development Intensive

Fundraising Has Changed. Have You Changed with It?

JVA focuses relentlessly on bringing research and innovation to those committed to community and social change. We believe “the way it’s always been done” may not be sufficient. Instead, we apply the lessons of implementation science to make grounded recommendations based on what the evidence tells us will work for your organization.

Development Intensive is a fundraising training designed for individuals in development positions, sales and marketing professionals searching for an encore career and emerging nonprofit professionals looking to step into their next development position.

JVA experts teach all sessions, sharing what they know works (it’s not just theory). Development Intensive will not only advance your career, it will also help your organization raise more money.

This two-day fundraising training will ensure you’re on the path to success.

Topics will include:

  • Creating a culture of fundraising
  • How to “double down” on the strategies right for you
  • Effective left-brain/right-brain messaging
  • Engaging everyone in the organization in fundraising
  • Understanding generational (and other!) differences among prospective donors
  • Leveraging the power of social media to find and engage donors, and to ramp up your online donations
  • And more!

And  you’ll walk away from this fundraising training with:

  • The knowledge to build a sustainable fundraising program and how to engage everyone in your organization to help
  • A binder of reference materials
  • Access to additional resources from JVA
  • A peer network


Thank you so much for suggesting I go to the [Development Intensive] as well as the the Write a Grant in a day training. I learned so much and feel ready to make some changes within our organization and whip the board into shape.

Jamie Mandell, Operations Manager at Progressive Health Center

Christy was great. Very informed. Being in community with other people in the same boat [was valuable]. Thank you!

DI Participant

Everything I learned is relatable and applicable to what my job and objective are. I can take many things I learned and apply them right away. Great job Christy! You are amazing!

DI Participant

I learned more about my position than I did from my ED. You guys are amazing! Definitely coming back.

DI Participant

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