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 Fundraising Training





Quality programs and services is only half of a successful organization. Funding it is the other. The Fundraising Training Program offers entry- and mid-level nonprofit employees the opportunity to develop new skill sets to strenghthen their fundraising program. This program is excellent for entry- and mid-level nonprofit employees, individuals contemplating or intending to change their career into fundraising, individuals hoping or considering to start a nonprofit, and students in undergraduate or graduate school trying to decide on a particular concentration in the field for a career path. This program is offered in the classroom and online.


Fundraising Training Courses:

* Effective Communications

* Prospect Research

* Successful Grant Writing

Development Planning & Fundraising

* Public Relations, Marketing & Social Media

* Special Event Fundraising

* Developing Corporate Partners

* Intro to Corporate Philanthropy - bonus video

Classroom schedule 

Online schedule


Have questions?
Give us a call at 917-829-8344 or
send us an email.



Have questions?
Give us a call at 917-829-8344 or
send us an email.


Student Testimonial

"The Grant Writing program has provided me with a comprehensive overview of the non-profit realm. My desire to establish a non-profit has increased due to participating in the program. I am more aware of what is involved in the process of formulation and management."

~Sharae N.,
New York City







"Julie Marks, and the Volunteer Management Group have been the most helpful people I've met in either my for-profit or non-profit careers. There is real caring and knowledge, and a genuine concern for their students, and the people their students work with.
Ms. Marks really has a passion for non-profit work, which is expressed by her excitement in approaching a new undertaking, and the level of excellence at which that task is accomplished.

~Jonathan Fields






Effective Communications
Learn effective ways of introduction and follow-up communications with your propects. Email, phone, in-person meetings and written correspondence are covered. Role play is used to facilitate learning.

Prospect Research
Course covers identifying, prioritizing and creating a pipeline for diverse funding sources, including individuals, corporations, government, and foundations. This class provides the knowledge, strategies and resources necessary to find funding for various types of grants.

Successful Grant Writing
Get an A-Z overview of the grantwriting process and learn the core components of every grant proposal:cover letter, needs assessment, budget, methodology, and program evaluation. Develop a strategic approach to write a successful grant proposal.

Proposal Writing: Constructing a Compelling Narrative
Students get started writing step-by-step. This hands-on class teaches how to write succinctly and persuasively. Students are encouraged to bring a project idea to begin formulating an outline for writing an actual rough draft proposal.

Development Planning & Fundraising
Discuss how development applies to organizations large and small. Learn steps to create a development plan, utilize online giving, explore creative fundraising, discuss the importance of research, ethics and best practices.

Public Relations, Marketing & Social Media
Explore tools and techniques to get the word out about your nonprofit mission and its impact. Develop a strategy to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, market special events, raise funds and more.

Special Event Fundraising
Learn how to plan, organize and host fundraising events while staying on budget with as little stress as possible so you can enjoy the event planning process and the event itself. Through the many years of having planned, organized and hosted events, we'll impart knowledge from experience, giving you the opportunity to learn full-service planning and event day coordination. This lecture will discuss how to work with committees and honorees, and ways to deliver results for major donors and sponsors.  

Developing Corporate Partners 
Identify and comprehend the unique characteristics of corporate funders, the do's and don'ts in building corporate partnerships and what it takes to ultimately gaining their long-term support.

Introduction to Corporate Philanthropy - Bonus Video
Gain an understanding of the corporate philanthropy landscape. Learn how corporations develop strategies for aligning program goals with company principles and mission. Discuss various components of a corporate philanthropy program, industry trends, and best practices. 


How To Apply
To enter the program, interested applicants must:
- be fluent in English (written and spoken)
- have a computer(or access to one) and an email address in order to receive reading materials
- complete and submit VMG's Fundraising Training Program Registration Form with payment

Schedules, Fees & Registration
Online Training

Classroom Training


To register, complete and submit the VMG Fundraising Training Program Registration Form and make payment. It's that easy! There is no application process required. Registration continues till classes are full or
until four business days prior to the class date. Walk-in registration on the day of class is not permitted. You may mail the form with payment to Volunteer Management Group or fax the form for faster service. Volunteer Management Group's address and fax number are on the form. Please email training (at) with questions or to confirm that the form and payment have been received.


Registration for Individual Courses
Individual course registration is not permitted, only the full 8-course online program. 

Cancellation Policy: No Refunds

Registration is first come, first served. Space is limited. Due to space arrangements all payments are final. No refunds possible. Cancellations can receive access to a recording of the material, $10 admin fee applies. Cancellation policy applies to online and classroom programs.

Course Status
Minimum enrollment must be met for a program or course to run. When maximum enrollment for the program is reached, the program will be closed and the names of interested registrants will be put on a wait list and notified on a first come basis if an opening occurs. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

Homework and Grades
This is a non-credit training program. While grades will not be given, students are offered the option to meet "VMG Challenge Assignments" assigned for each course by completing the challenge and submitting work to the instructor for feedback and critique. Instructors will only review work on a timely basis at the time the course is taught (not after you finish the series).

Attendance Requirements
Students are required to be professional and, for courtesy to the instructor and other students, be on time. If absence is to occur, the student is responsible for notifying VMG and requesting access to an online recording of the missed class. Each instructor maintains and submits attendance records for each class.

Completing Your Training
The Fundraising Training consists of completing the 8 courses listed above. Upon completion you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by VMG. Attendance at each class is required. Partial attendance in any class does not count toward completion. Upon completion a certificate will be mailed out from VMG within 4 weeks. 

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About VMG
Volunteer Management Group (VMG) is a consultancy providing companies and non-profits with project management, training and consulting services for nonprofit management, volunteer management, grant writing and corporate philanthropy programs. VMG offers training programs in nonprofit management, grant writing, volunteer management and corporate philanthropy, hosts conferences and presents workshops on these topics. VMG coordinates large-scale fundraising events and volunteer fairs raising millions of dollars and bringing in volunteers for hundreds of charities in New York City and nationwide.



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