Fundraising Immersion


About the program

The Fundraising Immersion is an intensive deep dive into fundraising best practices and basic tools needed to create and maintain a thriving culture of philanthropy in your organization. This six-week immersion will focus on the fundamentals of building a strong development program and is perfect for Executive Directors and Development Directors of small to mid-size nonprofit organizations in northern New Mexico. Nonprofit board members are welcome as well.

Nonprofit staff and board members
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Participants are asked to attend all six sessions
Sliding scale based on organizational budget size
March 27, 2024
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Additional Information

The 2024 program will be in person at the Santa Fe Community Foundation and will be held every Wednesday from 9am – 12 noon, beginning on March 27, 2024. The final session will be held on a Thursday.

The program runs for 7 weeks (no class on week 5, April 24). Minimal homework will be assigned weekly. Through the homework, participants will tailor the tools and templates provided in this course for their organizational use. Participants will use week 5 (no session) to tailor the Case for Support and Development Plan. Each session builds on the one before and participants are asked to be present for all 6 sessions. Content includes:

  • Where’s the Money?
  • Getting It Done as a Team: Roles of Board and Staff
  • Initiating IDEA (Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility) into your Fundraising Practices
  • Discover the Cycle of Fundraising
  • Components of an Integrated Development Plan
  • Learning how easy it is to make an “ask”
  • Generating a Case for Support-your number one tool for success
  • Building a Development and Stewardship Plan
  • Prospecting – do’s and don’ts and how to keep track of it all
  • Utilizing Donor Databases
  • Establishing your Personal Action Plan!

This course is limited to 25 participants, register early!

Program Cost

Program cost is on a sliding scale based on your organizational budget. Fees cover all six sessions (18 hours of content) and all course materials. Please note that, in addition to the underwriting below, we have a limited number of sponsorships available for those traveling from Rio Arriba, Taos, San Miguel, and Mora Counties. Please contact Yolanda Cruz for more information: 505.426.7186 or

Organizational budget size and registration fee:

  • Up to $100k: $325 full program cost, less 75% underwriting – your registration fee = $75  
  • $101k to $250k: $325 full program cost, less 70% underwriting – your registration fee = $100
  • $251k to $500k: $325 full program cost, less 60% underwriting – your registration fee = $125
  • $501k to $1M: $325 full program cost,  less 30% underwriting – your registration fee = $225
  • $1.1M to $3M - $325 full program cost,  less 10% underwriting – your registration fee = $300
  • $3.1M + - Full program cost – registration fee = $325

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This course is limited to 25 participants, register early! Deadline to apply: February 29, 2024

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