Workshops for Groups

For more than a decade, Elevate has provided training opportunities for nonprofit organizations to build their internal team’s skills and knowledge to grow strong and sustainable grants programs. We partner with organizations and networks to understand their specific training needs and offer engaging and informative workshops to address these. 

Workshop Options

Elevate offers several options to align your learning objectives with the right training opportunity: 

  • Standard Workshops are our most economical “off the shelf” option. We offer 90-minute webinars on the topics most commonly requested, including How to Write Your First Grant, How to Find Funders, and How to Build a Grants Program. While the content is not customized, your group will have ample opportunity for live Q&A with an expert fundraising consultant. Standard Workshops for groups start at $2,500 per 90-minute webinar. 
  • Custom Workshops are a more tailored option, where we plan and design a training to meet your audience’s specific learning goals. Custom Workshops can be designed to focus on fundraising topics relevant to a specific issue area or organization structure, or to reflect attendees’ background skills and knowledge, for example. Custom Workshops start at $5,500 per 90-minute webinar. 
  • Digital Resource Packages can be paired with either Standard or Custom Workshops. The resource package for each workshop includes templates and resources to support workshop participants as they implement what they have learned. Resource packages start at $500 per package.



Workshops Topics

In the past year, Elevate has delivered the following workshops (and more!) for nonprofit organizations:

  • How to Build a Strategic Grants Program: Key Components of the Grant Cycle
  • How to Write Your First Grant: Developing Needs Statements, Program Descriptions, and More
  • How to Create an Effective Development Strategy: Alignment, Positioning, and Context
  • How to Use Empowering, Strengths-based Language in Your Grant Proposals
  • Communicating Your Impact in Grant Applications
  • How to Find the Right Funders – Setting Your Grant Program Up for Success with High-value Prospect Research
  • What Funders are Looking For in Your Financials
  • How to Cultivate Relationships with Grantmakers
  • What You Should Know about Government Grant Opportunities: Federal Grants 101

What’s included

Each Elevate workshop includes: 

  • A 90-minute webinar led by an expert in fundraising and workshop facilitation, with plenty of time for discussion and Q&A; 
  • Zoom logistics and registration handled by our experienced team; 
  • Sample promotional language you can use to announce the workshop and encourage attendees to register; 
  • Webinar materials, including the presentation slides and a recording of the session for use within your organization; and
  • A follow-up survey emailed to participants. 


Elevate workshops are delivered via Zoom. In-person workshops and presentations can be arranged on a case by case basis. Please contact us for more information about in-person events.