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Workshop Postponed

March 17 Update: Over the next several weeks, as we continue to focus on keeping our neighbors (and especially those most vulnerable in our community) healthy, we need to take a pause from planning for the workshop we had originally scheduled for late April. This workshop will be postponed. Watch for an announcement of the new dates and registration information.

In our day-to-day work as fundraisers, it is easy to get stuck in the checklist of things that need to get done TODAY. Proper planning and strategy, which can make a significant positive impact on the relationships we build and our success in the long-term, often get pushed to the back-burner.

We are here to change that ... really!

Stay tuned for new dates and regisration link

Join the Urban Ecology Center Development Team to:


Learn about the Urban Ecology Center’s distinctive way of fundraising


Vision an engaging donor stewardship and communication plan


Develop effective tools and resources for successful fundraising campaigns


Build strong relationships with your Board of Directors


Discover development methods to do all of the above in a way that is genuine and authentic to your mission while having fun (yes, we said FUN & Development in the same sentence)!

This hands-on workshop will allow you to head back to work, not with just a list of great ideas, but with actionable plans that you can put into motion immediately.

The fee is $400 for the 2-day workshop. Lunch included.

Who should attend

  • Individuals who are responsible for donor stewardship and communication
  • Lead development staff looking to revamp or build the culture of philanthropy with your team
  • Individuals who manage a development committee

What past participants say

"A true game changer! Saw 'behind the curtain' of one of the best fund development operations in the city. Totally changed the way we approach development. The skills and strategies laid out have helped us improve relationships with our donors and increase our results!”

- Tom Cramer, Executive Director of Unity in Motion

"The UEC team did a great job at setting the tone for learning, transparency, and a culture of abundance. On top of that, we left with practical tools and examples that we have since implemented to strengthen our fundraising work."

- Brianna Sas-Peréz, Executive Director, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors.

Questions? Reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (414) 964-8505.


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