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Live Training & Events

Join us in person and online to level up your skills and rally your team around a better donor experience. Our donor relations training and event opportunities are unrivaled in their excellence, leaving you entertained, educated, and inspired.

Upcoming DRG Events

  • Donor Relations and Artificial Intelligence
    Donor Relations and Artificial Intelligence
    Tue, Oct 03
    Free Live Discussion
    Oct 03, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Free Live Discussion
    Oct 03, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Free Live Discussion
    The power of AI is something that is disrupting sectors across all disciplines. But where does AI fit in donor relations? Join DRG for a free, 60-minute webinar where we'll explore this tool's potential integrations in a successful, relationship-driven donor relations program.
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  • A Whole New World: Best Practices for Donor and Beneficiary Interactions
    A Whole New World: Best Practices for Donor and Beneficiary Interactions
    Tue, Oct 10
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 10, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 10, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Let's explore why we CANNOT require thank you notes or luncheon attendance or promise donor involvement in selection processes—and what we CAN do in place of these things! Jump on the magic carpet and let's explore a world beyond what we know (or have always done)!
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  • Data-Driven Advocacy: Making a Compelling Case for Changes in Staff, Resources, and Workload in Donor Relations
    Data-Driven Advocacy: Making a Compelling Case for Changes in Staff, Resources, and Workload in Donor Relations
    Oct 19, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Webinar | $60
    Join us to learn how to effectively leverage data to build a compelling argument for your donor relations department. During this webinar, we’ll guide you through the process of harnessing data to demonstrate the vital role donor relations plays in achieving your organization's goals.
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  • From Data to Action: Implementing a Data-Driven Culture in Your Shop
    From Data to Action: Implementing a Data-Driven Culture in Your Shop
    Thu, Oct 26
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 26, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 26, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Webinar | $60
    In this webinar, you'll learn about the challenges and opportunities of data integration and communication across various departments. Explore how to break down data silos and encourage collaboration to foster a holistic approach to data-driven decision making.
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  • I've Got Gadgets and Gizmos A-Plenty: The Dos and Don'ts of Gift Giving
    I've Got Gadgets and Gizmos A-Plenty: The Dos and Don'ts of Gift Giving
    Tue, Oct 31
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 31, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Oct 31, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    Webinar | $60
    Join us—just in time for the gift-giving season—to explore when it's appropriate to give gifts to donors, personalized vs. customized options, how to "retire" out-of-date practices, and a slew of creative, unique, and effective samples of donor gifts from across the country!
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  • The 4 Pillars Conference Toronto
    The 4 Pillars Conference Toronto
    Wed, Nov 01
    Humber College
    Nov 01, 9:00 AM – Nov 03, 4:30 PM
    Humber College, 17 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3H4, Canada
    Nov 01, 9:00 AM – Nov 03, 4:30 PM
    Humber College, 17 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3H4, Canada
    Get ready for three days of insights, strategies, and best practices that will take your donor relations to the next level! Join us in Toronto on November 1-3 to learn our proven strategies for creating an extraordinary donor experience.
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  • Through the Looking Glass: Providing Donors with the Engagement They Want
    Through the Looking Glass: Providing Donors with the Engagement They Want
    Tue, Nov 14
    Webinar | $60
    Nov 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Nov 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    We must allow our donors to see us through the looking glass—insider communications, specialty access, curated engagement opportunities, and so much more! We'll provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to know to master survival in Wonderland!
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  • Joy. Sadness. Anger. Fear. Disgust: How Emotion Plays a Role in Fundraising and Donor Relations
    Joy. Sadness. Anger. Fear. Disgust: How Emotion Plays a Role in Fundraising and Donor Relations
    Tue, Nov 28
    Webinar | $60
    Nov 28, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Nov 28, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    As effective fundraising and donor engagement professionals, we must be able to identify the core emotions that drive donors, harness them into action, and infuse emotion into every area of our work.
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  • Be Brave: Donor Survey Techniques For Success
    Be Brave: Donor Survey Techniques For Success
    Tue, Dec 05
    Webinar | $60
    Dec 05, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Dec 05, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Let's end the year with deep dive into formal and informal surveying techniques, frequency, questions to ask (and not ask!), tracking survey results in your database, and follow-up best practices. We'll explore sample report and event surveys, micro-surveys, and delivery mechanisms.
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  • Taking Flight: Setting the Stage for Collaboration and Creating Internal Buy-In
    Taking Flight: Setting the Stage for Collaboration and Creating Internal Buy-In
    Tue, Dec 12
    Webinar | $60
    Dec 12, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Dec 12, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    Webinar | $60
    Join us as we celebrate the end of 2023 and explore how to set the stage for successful collaboration, create internal buy-in, and take all you have learned to develop impactful and powerful donor experiences. "All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust." – Peter Pan
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In-Person Events

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The 4 Pillars Conference – Toronto

November 1-3 2023 | Toronto, Ontario

Conference Overview:
Day 1 - The 4 Pillars of Donor Relations Part 1
Day 2 - The 4 Pillars of Donor Relations Part 2 + The 4 Pillars of Donor Communications
Day 3 - The 4 Pillars of the Donor Experience

Webinars

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Live Webinars

DRG hosts live webinars regularly to help you improve your organization’s donor experience, streamline your processes, grow as a leader, and unite your team. One purchase of a webinar or series grants unlimited access to your whole organization.

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On-Demand Webinars

Do you feel like missed out on a core training or important topic? We have webinars and courses on the industry's hottest topics available for you to view at any time. One purchase grants unlimited access to your whole organization.

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2023 Webinar Series

The one thing that sets successful nonprofits apart is their ability to create a magical donor experience that retains donors year after year. For more than a decade, we've taught strategies rooted in the 4 Pillars of Donor Relations—and now the 4 Pillars of the Donor Experience (DX)—to help organizations build meaningful relationships with their donors.​ The 2023 Webinar Series offers two tracks (24 webinars) that will teach you our proven concepts and strategies throughout the year.

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Data-Driven Decision Making in Donor Relations Series

Are your donor relations efforts really working? How do you know? Data holds the key to evaluating your work, advocating for change and resources, driving your strategy, and achieving greater fundraising success.

In this four-part webinar series, we’ll teach you how to harness the right information to make informed, data-driven decisions in donor relations.

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Leadership Experience (LX)

An extraordinary donor experience requires extraordinary leadership. LX is an exclusive professional development program designed to help you become the donor relations leader you are meant to be. Each cohort member is thoughtfully selected by the DRG team. LX participants are ready to learn the keys to effective, inclusive, inspirational leadership.

Hire DRG to speak at your conference or staff event.

Seeking a custom training experience or dynamic speaker for your upcoming conference or retreat? Reach out to tell us more. We may already have the perfect content—or we can develop it together to meet your organization's needs.

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We’re here to guide you.

The Donor Relations Group offers something for everyone in the nonprofit sector who wants to learn and grow. From bespoke client services to conferences, certifications, workshops, podcasts, technology, and a wealth of free resources, we invite you—even if you’re just starting out—to unlock your organization's full potential.

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