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Multiday Webinar

F20-604 Fundraising for Nonprofits

Total Credits: 6 ASWB Approved

600 Leadership and Management |  800 Online
Dave Flinchbaugh |  David Flinchbaugh
Course Levels:
27 Hours 15 Minutes
Original Program Date :
Nov 18, 2020
Target Audience:
Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists




This workshop will instruct participants on how to build strategies that drive effective engagement, enhance volunteer participation, and develop support for their organizations. Participants will create engagement strategies for their non-profit organization’s specific needs. Exploring various funding options, participants will be able to define new sources of funding for their organization’s unique requirements. Participants will also learn techniques to secure private gifts and outline relationships that support their fundraising priorities.


Dave Flinchbaugh Related seminars and products: 1

David serves as Associate Dean for Development and
Alumni Relations at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.  In this role since 2007, he oversees a team
that raises private funds for the School from alumni, friends, corporations and
foundations.   His team also coordinates
the School’s engagement strategy to assure alumni, friends and donors are actively
connected to the School.  Connections
include various events throughout the academic year, as well as volunteer roles
such as field instructors, guest speakers and/or board members.

David has thirty years of corporate and academic training and teaching, including teaching constituent engagement and fundraising for international associations.  He has taught across the USA, Europe and Asia, most recently in Australia and Bulgaria.

Agenda & Learning Objectives



Module 1

9:00 – 10:00 am

Building a strategy that drives effective engagement and relationships
that support fundraising priorities

·         WHAT are your organization’s needs?

·         DEFINE your strategy

10:00 - 10:45 am

Build an Engagement Strategy

·         Define various engagements for non-profit
organizations specific needs

·         Individual donor development

BREAK 10:45-10:55
10:45 -12:15

Enhance Volunteer Participation

·         Tactics to manage volunteer relationships

·         Boards and Board Governance


Module 2

9:00 - 10:00 am

Develop Financial Support; what funding options exist for
your organization’s unique requirements

·         Securing Private Gifts

·         Diagram the donor pyramid and its specific levels
for each organization

·         Individual and family giving solicitations,
including donor advised funds

10:00 - 10:45 am

·         Categorize federal, state and local government

·         Review corporate and foundations support 

BREAK 10:45-10:55
10:55 - 12:15

Participants will review and discuss a Sample Non-profit
Proposal and a Case Template Scenario


Upon completion, partcipants will be able to:

Module 1

  • Define various engagement audiences and strategies specific to each non-profit organization’s needs.
  • Identify tactics to manage volunteer relationships


Module 2

  • Diagram the donor pyramid, and its specific levels as pertinent to each organization.
  • Strategize on individual and family giving solicitations including the recent growth of donor-advised funds.
  • Differentiate between federal, state, and local government funding.
  • Discuss and review available corporate and foundations support.

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms



The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $125 and includes CE credit. Registering after November 4, 2020 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Webinar Common Questions




1. Are the webinars live?

Yes. The webinars are live and interactive – they are not pre-recorded. You should treat the webinars as if you are attending an in-person course in a classroom setting, which means Live Interactive Webinars require proper classroom etiquette. The instructor will always require your participation and attention.


2. Who are you authorized by?

While most licensing boards (Social Work, Professional Counselors and Psychologists) accept CE credits provided by Accredited Schools/Colleges of Social Work, licensees are responsible for determining where specific courses meet their jurisdiction’s requirements.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.


The Office of Continuing Professional Education is approved by the following organizations:

  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program, Provider number 1611, which is accepted by most States and Provinces.
  • The Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners (BSWE).
  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists.
  • DC Department of Health: Professional Counseling and Social Work.
  • Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists (and many others)

**Not every course is approved by each organization. It is the responsibility of the participant to check the approval statement on the website to determine which CE approvals are being offered for each course.


3. Which CE category do webinars satisfy?

Live Interactive Webinars are Category I CEs in Maryland. Live Interactive Webinars are equivalent to face-to-face workshops and meet Maryland BSWEs standards.


4. What are the platforms we use to host our webinars?

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5. How do I receive my CEs at the end of the webinar?

CE certificates will be made available to all participants who attend the webinar in full, and completes the evaluation found in their registration profile.


Failure to perform each step may result in a participant’s inability to receive CE credit.


6. What if I’m running late to join the webinar or must leave the webinar early?

According to ACE standards, full attendance is required to receive CE certificate. Therefore, if you arrive to the webinar late or leave the webinar early, you will not receive a CE certificate, partial credit is not offered for any of The Office of Continuing Professional Education workshops or webinars.


7. What if I am having technical difficulties during the webinar?

If you are have technical difficulties during the webinar, please do not notify the Instructor of these issues. Instead, please notify The Office of Continuing Professional Education department as soon as possible. There are three options you can choose from:

  • Email the Webinar Assistant at
  • Tech Support: 877.602.9877
  • Private message the Webinar Assistant during the webinar


8. What specific equipment do I need to attend the webinar?

The specific equipment that is essential to participating in a webinar is the following: working computer, tablet, or smart phone and speakers on your computer. Headphones would provide you with the best quality audio experience to listen to the instructor’s lectures. To ensure that your device does not lose battery midway through the webinar, please have your device plugged in and charging at all times. If this situation does happen where your device dies, you may rejoin the webinar and make sure to notify the Webinar Assistant of the situation. However this will affect the number of CEs received.


9. How do I register for webinars?

You can register for any webinar through our website, which is located on the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Continuing Professional Education website homepage at


10. What if I get kicked out of a webinar and cannot get back in?

While this should not happen, you can enter back into the webinar through your account profile by clicking “Launch Webinar”. You are given a few minutes to sign back in. Failure to return in time, will result in not receiving CE credits.


11. What do I do if I have a complaint/grievance?

The Office of Continuing Professional Education works hard to offer innovative workshops. We also take all complaints seriously. If you have a complaint, please contact our office IMMEDIATELY.


Refunds or Credit Letters will not be issued for fully attended workshops. Please see our Grievance Policy on the homepage of our website.


12. Do we offer ADA Accommodations?

We do! If you are requesting ADA accommodations, please contact us via email at least two weeks prior to the course date. Requests after that date may not be fulfilled.


Instructors reserve the right to dismiss participants who are not adhering to the Code of Conduct.


For questions, concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call: 410-706-1839.


For financial questions or concerns, please call: 410-706-5040

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