Get smarter about fundraising


Whether you’re new to fundraising or a veteran eager to advance your skills, NDOA’s training sessions are loaded with practical tools and information to help you tackle challenges, creatively solve problems and raise more money. This year, we explored lots of new ideas for useful, relevant training and came up with terrific new sessions:

Asking Made Easy on Tuesday, May 6 will give you useful and the practical skills you need to gain confidence when soliciting gifts and better prepare you to help board volunteers and staff become successful fundraisers.

The Case for Unrestricted Gifts on Thursday, May 15 will shed light on strategies to win donors’ support for the many operational costs that are vital to to all organizations’ ability to fulfill their missions.

The Art & Science of Building Long-Term Donor Relationships on Wednesday, May 21 is a webinar, jointly presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Washington Chapter and Northwest Development Officers Association, that will take you step by step through the ins and outs of building strong relationships with donors, guided by eight tips for successful major gifts fundraising.

Find out about other training opportunities on our Trainings page.

Spring Conference: Keynote Announced!

Barbara Grant – founder and principal of Barbara Grant Consulting Group - will be this year's keynote speaker at the annual Spring Conference, happening Friday, June 6th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Register Now


Spring Conference scholarships available

A lack of financial resources should not stand in the way of access to the knowledgeable speakers, tips, tools and resources available at NDOA’s conferences. That’s why we offer conference scholarships – to members and non-members, alike – at a significantly reduced rate. Read the application details and apply today! The application deadline is May 2, 2014.

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The Northwest Development Officers Association is a welcoming community of fundraisers who share a passion for the power of nonprofits to make our world a better place. By providing high-quality training experiences and networking opportunities, we improve fundraising skills, advance career opportunities and build a stronger nonprofit sector.

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