High Impact Fundraising Training

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.  – Chinese Proverb

High Impact Fundraising Training is designed to help nonprofits create and implement a comprehensive fundraising system for effectively engaging donors, securing more resources, and building long-term sustainability. The training includes four day-long sessions followed by one-on-one technical assistance from professional consultants. Nonprofit representatives that participate in the training must commit to attending all four days of the program, and organizations are strongly encouraged have two or more staff and/or board members participate.


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After the initial four days of training, the consultants help participants develop a customized, written fundraising plan for their organization. Having a written plan and calendar of annual fundraising activities helps the organizations better evaluate and manage efforts and more effectively recruit and retain the right candidates for their organizations. Coaching after the initial training day is a critical component of High Impact Fundraising Training. Our consultants are available to participants on a monthly basis for face-to-face consultations and are available for coaching by phone or email. The consultants will also give presentations to nonprofit boards of directors and staff as requested.

Impact Institute’s Fundraising Curriculum

Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with a box. - Twyla Tharp

High Impact Fundraising Training teaches nonprofits the FundingLogic Fundraising Framework – a one-of-a-kind approach to fundraising – based on the donor’s need to give, not the organization’s need to have.

Jim and Scott Holdman of  FundingLogic, Grand Forks, N.D., have channeled their more than 40 years of experience working with hundreds of donors and nonprofits to create the  FundingLogic Framework. The FundingLogic Framework is comprised of philosophies and methods that end the ambiguity of fundraising and provides clear direction for the future. Regardless of experience, size, positions, or limitations, this framework allows for asking questions, making decisions, managing objectives, and knowing where to go next. This groundbreaking framework has been condensed into a series of easy-to-use techniques and tools to guide nonprofits to improved donor relationships and overall fundraising success.


Since 2005, over 170 nonprofits across North Dakota and western Minnesota have been trained to raise more money for their missions. In 2009, a sampling of 22 nonprofits raised 48% more than they did in 2007, resulting in an additional $6.8 million to support their missions.

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Impact Institute Trainers –  FundingLogic Fundraising

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. - John F. Kennedy

The number one barrier to nonprofit fundraising success is ambiguity. The overwhelming number of consultants, webinars, trainings, opinions, books, and blogs are leaving nonprofits with fractured fundraising operations and frayed donor relationships.

Nonprofit organizations are struggling with too much to do. In addition to the numerous daily operational responsibilities is the most challenging and essential duty of all - fundraising. Traditional methods are becoming dated, and many donors are requiring more impact for each dollar contributed. These factors point to the need to connect with individual donors in a way that is dramatically different from past methods.

FundingLogic, led by Jim and Scott Holdman, is rising to the challenge of redefining nonprofit fundraising. Jim and Scott, with their equally useful but nearly opposite skill sets and a lot of healthy banter, are offering nonprofits direction for more effective fundraising techniques, guidance to implement improvements, and the help they need to succeed.

Email mailto:info@fundinglogic.com for more information.