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DRG's Keys to
Impact Reporting Bootcamp

A live, virtual bootcamp designed to teach nonprofit professionals the fundamentals and best practices of impact reporting.

DRG's first-ever live, virtual Impact Reporting Bootcamp will be a transformative experience that will empower you with the essential skills to craft meaningful reports that resonate with donors across all levels.

Reporting at all levels of giving is pivotal in maintaining transparency, building trust with donors, and showing the impact of donor generosity. A strong reporting process is a must-have for any successful nonprofit organization. 

However, navigating the complexities of impact reporting can be challenging—from the logistics of involving a wide variety of internal partners in the process, to the challenge of deciphering what the information provided truly means and then communicating that in a donor-centered way.  

Led by industry experts Lynne Wester and Colton Withers, DRG’s Keys to Impact Reporting Bootcamp is a live, virtual, comprehensive training program created to teach nonprofit professionals how to navigate the entire reporting process from beginning to end through hands-on training, expert insights, and real-world examples.

From determining and gathering necessary information, selecting report formats, to choosing delivery methods, this bootcamp will cover every step in creating and executing a reporting process that resonates with donors and meets their needs for transparency and impact.

It's time to develop your reporting skills! Spots are limited to the first 50 registrants, so act fast and register today to ensure you don’t miss out! 

What You Get

This dynamic bootcamp combines expert-led sessions, interactive small-groups and break-out sessions, and real-world examples to provide you with the tools and confidence to execute a successful reporting cycle.

 

This live, virtual bootcamp will be delivered through Zoom as two interactive half-day workshops held on May 21 and May 22, 2024 from 1 to 5 pm ET—for a total of 8 hours of live training.

 

To preserve the interactive quality and personal engagement of the bootcamp, no recordings will be provided. Space is limited to 50 participants, ensuring an intimate learning environment that promotes direct interaction and personalized feedback. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so secure your spot early to avoid missing out on this unique opportunity to develop and grow your impact reporting skills. 

 

This training program will cover the fundamentals and best practices of impact reporting. It is designed for professionals who have not previously participated in any DRG reporting training programs.

When you purchase this bootcamp, you will receive: 

  • 8 hours of interactive, live virtual training (no recordings)

  • 8 CFRE Credits 

  • Access to exclusive DRG tools, templates, and resources

What You Will Learn

DRG's Keys to Impact Reporting Bootcamp has been strategically developed for nonprofit professionals who are new to impact reporting, or those interested in starting a reporting program at their organization. The course has been designed to accommodate a variety of professional experiences and perspectives, but will be tailored to donor relations professionals with less than three years of experience in the field.

 

This bootcamp is best suited for individuals working in large, complex organizations with many funds (both endowed and current use). Our bootcamp offers a bespoke learning experience, meticulously crafted for those new to DRG's reporting concepts. We will focus on the core principles and best practices of efficient impact reporting, ensuring you gain a solid foundation and expert insights to excel in efficient and effective reporting.

 

While not required, it is recommended that all participants have a working knowledge of The Four Pillars of Donor Relations prior to beginning this program.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Use The Four Pillars of Donor Relations framework to gain a comprehensive understanding of stewardship’s pivotal role  within your organization’s donor relations plan.

  • Garner an in-depth understanding of fund reporting best practices and learn how to integrate these strategies into your organization’s existing efforts, focusing on incremental, sustainable improvements.

  • Explore various types of reports, including broad-based, fund-specific, and donor-specific reports.  Learn when and how to utilize each report within the context of a relationship-driven, donor-centered fundraising strategy.

  • Learn to strategically deploy organizational resources to provide the most appropriate report for each stewardee.

  • Understand the collaborative nature of fund reporting, identifying the key players involved in report preparation and delivery, and how to effectively work with every individual involved.

  • Learn the keys to crafting donor-centered reports that tell compelling stories of impact and engage donors while fulfilling their needs for transparency.

Your Investment

Register today to join us on May 21 and May 22, 2024 and secure your spot in our live, comprehensive impact reporting training. Spots are limited to the first 50 registrants. 

Join DRG's
Keys to Impact Reporting Virtual Bootcamp

$750*

*Cost is per person.
This registration cannot be shared with other members of your organization.

Meet Your Facilitators

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Lynne Wester

Lynne Wester has been shaking up the fundraising world for more than 20 years. She strongly believes that donor relations is the key to unlocking fundraising success and that organizations must be as dedicated to the donor experience — or DX — as they are to the ask itself. Known for positively disrupting the status quo, Lynne helps organizations when they need it the most – when crisis or opportunity arrive.

 

Lynne is deeply proud of her team and is beyond grateful for the brilliant colleagues who work alongside her. Lynne and her teammates at DRG partner with nonprofits large and small on a variety of initiatives from developing sound strategy and vision to utilizing technology and creating meaningful donor engagement — all designed to positively impact the fundraising bottom line. In addition, she is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, access, justice, and belonging — especially in the fundraising and nonprofit sector.

Lynne’s thought leadership is regularly featured in publications such as the Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, and CASE Currents. She is a four-time author and has contributed to two other books. She also hosts the #1 nonprofit podcast in the world — Fundraising is Funny — alongside T. Clay Buck, CFRE.

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Colton Withers

Prior to joining the DRG Group as the Director of Operations, Colton served as the Associate Director of Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO). In this role, Colton led PMO's external relations team of donor relations, marketing & communications, and operations professionals. Colton came to PMO by way of major gift fundraising, serving as PMO's Director of Development from 2014-2017. Ironically, it was this role that further enforced his love for and the importance of donor relations: every major gift visit he had seemed to start off with a donor relations question!

 

Colton’s journey in higher education and performing arts fundraising began at Franklin College in Franklin, IN.  He is a graduate of Purdue University (BS) and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (MA). A lifelong performer, Colton is a passionate supporter of the performing arts and has served as the president of the Indianapolis Men's Chorus board of directors, vice president of the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra board of directors, and as a fundraising consultant for the Cincinnati Sound Chorus.

Colton's DRG clients include healthcare organizations, independent boarding schools, Canadian universities, land-grant universities, and liberal arts colleges. Colton has helped clients inspire donors through exceptional communications, build and implement innovative programs, design and analyze surveys, and train employees on the art and science of donor relations.

FAQs

Will a recording of the virtual presentations be provided?

No. Due to the interactive and personalized nature of this bootcamp, no recordings will be provided.

 

Can I pay via invoice?

Of course! We've been working with nonprofits for over a decade and we know the drill. If you would like to pay via invoice or need approval from another person or department to purchase (but still want to take advantage of the time-sensitive savings and bonus content), no worries. Send us an email at info@donorrelationsguru.com and we'll take care of you!

I've purchased the bootcamp, but didn't get an email. What happened?

Try as we might, occasionally our emails end up in junk/spam/promotions folders or are blocked by an organization's firewall. If you do not receive an email from us within a few minutes of your purchase, please reach out us right away at info@donorrelations.com

How do I access the bootcamp?

Your confirmation email will include a link to each of the live Zoom events included in the bootcamp. If you do not receive the confirmation email and event links, please contact us at info@donorrelations.com

Can I share my registration with others within my team, department, or organization?

Not this time. While we often encourage you to share our content with your entire team, we want to be able to interact with every individual in this bootcamp. Please be sure that anyone else at your organization who wishes to attend registers separately. 

I have another question...who do I reach out to?

Just email us at info@donorrelations.com and let us know how we can help!

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