The Fundraiser's Corner:

Summer 2020 "Fundraising

During A Crisis" 

Set up for success this Fall fundraising season - no matter what!

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 Personalized Coaching


Group Sessions


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Date & Hours

Enrollment Fee

300 USD 

JULY 24th

6 bi-weekly


12pm -1pm ET

About Program

Why Now
Purpose of this course
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Personalized Coaching

2020 might turn out to be one of the most unpredictable fundraising years nonprofits have ever faced. With funder behavior shifting on an almost daily basis, nonprofit professionals need to be equipped with the creativity, versatility, and vision to achieve their fundraising goals.


At Wright Consulting Group, we know this to be incredibly important. We’ve supported organizations just like yours during and after many crises. From working with nonprofits in New York and New Jersey when Hurricane Sandy struck to supporting West African NGOs as they rebuilt after the Ebola crisis, we know it takes out-of-the-box ideas, decisiveness, bravery, and a certain level of tech savviness to ensure fundraising success.


That's why we are launching “The Fundraiser's Corner” - a community-driven space where we will teach, facilitate, and guide development professionals together around a common goal: raise the resources necessary to achieve mission fulfillment while also avoiding the all-too-common burnout, stress, and anxiety that accompanies the fundraising field.

Donating 10% of the course fee

In keeping our commitment to social justice, each course donates 10% of the registration fees to a timely cause. 

This summer course will give back to Color of Change.


Program Outline 

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Session 1

Audit & Analysis: What’s working & What isn’t? 

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Session 2

Finding Your Fundraising Identity in the Current Philanthropic Landscape

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Session 3

Creating Social Change While Fundraising For Change: How To Fundraise Equitably

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Session 4

Adapting your 2020 Fundraising Plan to Mobilize Donors This Fall

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Session 5

Assessing Your Development Structure & Systems To Ensure Success in 2021

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Session 6

Crafting Your Fall Work Plan 

Strategic focus

  • Designing and executing successful virtual fundraising events 

  • Communicating with top stakeholders during and after a crisis

  • Adapting your Fall fundraising plan to secure funding from corporations and individuals

Culture focus

  • Moving closer to a vibrant Culture of Philanthropy

  • How to create social change while fundraising for change

  • How to become a more confident, courageous and creative fundraising professional  

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You will receive 

  • A comprehensive toolkit on how to design, execute, and raise $5,000 or more from virtual events

  • Scripts and draft emails for communicating with your funders during and after a crisis

  • Access to (2) case studies from organizations who have fundraised during a crisis

  • Access to a network of over 25 other seasoned development professionals

  • (3) personal, monthly 30-minute sessions with a Wright Consulting Group consultant to discuss the exact needs of your organization

  • A certificate from Wright Consulting Group in Crisis Fundraising and access to our quarterly resource newsletter filled with free tools, tips, and funding opportunities  

Meet the Coach


An accomplished facilitator, consultant and coach Alyssa builds new revenue streams, shifts cultural perspectives and inspires people to believe that change is possible no matter what.

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Alyssa Wright

...and Guest Speakers

Kristin Buth Leutz

Executive Director at Startup Champions Network and past CEO of Valley Venture Mentors


Jamia Wilson

Storyteller, current Executive Director of The Feminist Press at CUNY

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Director of Network Resources at Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and Resource Mobilizer

Alyssa taught at our annual Online Fundraising Academy for nonprofits and gave our partners great insights into strategies for donor retention. She helped demystify some of the key concepts around donor retention for an audience working with different donor demographics and in varying intense global contexts. Our nonprofit partners really enjoyed Alyssa's presentation and found it both engaging and full of practical takeaways. I would highly recommend working with Alyssa!

Catrin Cooper, Global Giving 

Frequently asked questions

My organization is international. Is this course for me?

We will discuss how all organizations, working from Africa to India to America, need to modify based on how foundations, individuals, and companies are responding coming out of COVID-19. We also will address the systemic issues within global fundraising as they relate to power and privilege and how fundraisers can engage to shift those dynamics, resulting in better, longer-term funding partnerships.

My budget is under $500,000. Will I benefit from this course?

Organizations with all size budgets are encouraged to apply but we specialize in helping organizations with budgets from $50,000 - $12,000,000.

Is the course better for nonprofits working on certain issues?

Over the years, we have focussed on social, racial, gender, and economic justice work, so we highly encourage organizations working in these key areas to take this course with us. We also have worked extensively with founders and womxn fundraisers, helping them navigate the unique issues that surround fundraising for them.

I can't make the time or financial commitment. Can I still join in on a few sessions and get access to the course materials?

We really want to ensure that we can build community and respect the time of those who sign on. We ask that you try to make at least four of the sessions with the understanding that all sessions will be recorded for your continued use. We completely understand the difficult spot that organizations may find themselves in this year financially. If you are unable to pay the $275 USD fee but would still like to join the class, please contact Alyssa.

I'm a board member or volunteer fundraiser. Is this for me?

Yes! All sessions are designed for you to modify the lessons learned to bring back to your board or Development Committee for implementation.

Course Starts in



Green Camps


Surviving In Numbers




Half The Story


Main Resilience Building Network


Harborlight Comunity Partners


Canadian Women's Foundation

Children's Council

Kids in Tech


Half The Story


Wise Zambia


Wild Seed Project


Cooperative Development Institute


ISOKO: Partners for Peace and Gender


 Maine Equal Justice


The Feminist Press


Safe Voices


Civil Liberties and Public Policy


Curtis Memorial Library


WAM Theatre


NH Theatre Project


Women's Global Education Project


Communities Organizing For Haitian Engagement & Development


Hilltown Youth