Giving to people

An exceptional 3-DVD Board
Development Training Series

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People give to people.
Building a highly successful development program.

It’s all about relationships.

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Resources for

Board affiliations of --
Series Participants
Host Rick Geyer

13 Essentials for a
Healthy Development

Latest development/
fundraising links

Do you want to take your non-profit
      Development program to the next level?

   Or is a capital campaign on your horizon?

Here’s the perfect fast-paced, inspiring DVD Board/Staff training series.

Four board leaders with broad and deep development and capital campaign experience – in the arts, education, social services, public broadcasting and more – offer a wealth of strategic, candid, and at times humorous advice.

This three-DVD series is for nonprofits ready to build a highly successful development program or about to launch a capital campaign. Peers speaking to peers… the series is designed to equip and inspire, i.e., to equip boards with the big picture fundamentals and to inspire them to go forth, with passion and a picture of what they can achieve.

Two people

This development series is ideal for
individual non-profits and their Boards,

also for
distribution to
community leaders.

A Special Note to Board,
Capital Campaign, and
Development Committee
Get your entire Board and committees on the same page -- in 22 minutes or less!
The practical advice shared by these seasoned peers gets all of the right questions on the table and will stimulate the conversations you need to build consensus and set direction.

Available separately or as a 3-part series.
Each DVD includes national giving overview and resource links.

For a QuickTime or Windows Media video preview of Program A, B, or C, click on the link to the left.

Program A -- Are we ready?
A Development Committee Briefing23 min.
Includes: Why do people give? How do I ask?Cultivating supporters. Pitfalls to avoid. How do we launch a capital campaign? and more.

Program B – Board Primer, 18 min.
A shorter version of Program A, for viewing by the full Board

Program C – Where to start: 13 essentials for a Healthy Development Program
(includes case studies), 25 min.
Essentials/Topics: A compelling raison d’etre. A highly supportive, engaged, and “educated” Board.Organization head committed to vision.
Staff member whose # 1 job is development.
Development plan tied to strategic plan.
Exceptional askers.
Reputation for honest communication.
Menu of real needs.
A full complement of development tools.
Ample -- and ever-growing -- donor, and prospect, pool.
Inspiring appeals -- a communications machine.
Donor Recognition and Reinforcement of development team.

Giving to people Program A/B
(5.1 MB) QuickTime
(3.6 MB) Windows Media Player
Giving to people Program C - Essential # 1
(5.4 MB) QuickTime
(3.8 MB) Windows Media Player
Program C - Essential # 11
(4.6 MB) QuickTime
(3.3 MB) Windows Media Player

Program A or C @ $89.95. Program B @ $79.95.
Any two DVD’s discounted price = $149.00.
All three DVD’s discounted price = $199.00.
Shipping $7.00 (for 1, 2, or 3 DVD’s)

Discounts for 10 or more DVD’s and private branding of packaging are available, contact

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Program participants
and host Rick Geyer
are affiliated with
29 Boards. See which ones. FEPI/ Family Experiences Productions, Inc. 512/ 494-0338
Host: Rick Geyer       Production Services: DeWitt Productions, Inc.