You are here

Major Gift Essentials

 Registration is closed for this event
September 12th 2019 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gold Hill Police Station
955 W Moreno Ave
Colorado Springs 80905 - 1763

Show large map
Event Fee(s)
Registration $ 65.00
AFP $ 60.00

Our professional development trainings are made possible by the generous support of U.S. Bank



This foundational session is designed to give the key elements of major gifts: story, people, and asks. In this session, you will learn about the mindset of a fundraiser, gain tools to build/reframe your story, learn about who is a prospect (and who is not), and the basic elements of an ask. In this session, you will learn through stories, examples, and practice with other participants.


  • Free for members of Colorado Nonprofit Association (must be logged in for discount on Regular price)
  • $60 for members of AFP
  • $65 standard

Level of Difficulty

Beginner = 0 -  2 years of experience in the field

Intermediate = 3 - 5 years of experience in the field

Advanced = 6 or more years of experience in the field

Learn more about levels of difficulty

Event Description
Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about the mindset of a fundraiser

  • Participants will learn frameworks around how to organize/craft their story

  • Participants will learn about how to determine, rank, and develop strategy for prospects

  • Participants will learn the essentials of a major gift ask and the major gifts process


Major Gift Essentials is for Executive Directors, Board Leaders and Development Professionals and Teams – Those responsible for shaping and implementing organizational and funding strategy.


Mike Gemm is the Founder and CEO of Gemm Consulting, an organization committed to dramatically improving the impact of non-profits through improved fundraising, accurate financial data, and transformational coaching for leaders and their teams. Mike has helped organizations raise over $60M+ raised for clients, both directly “in the field” making asks, and coaching clients to get those results in every sub-sector, with annual budgets from $30,000 to $15 Billion, and everything in between. Throughout his career, Mike has been recognized as a catalyst, sharing his contagious enthusiasm for life and constant improvement. He and his wife, Jessica, have two sons Nathaniel and Xander. He’s passionate about training and coaching, personal development, and seeing people reach their potential.






Qualifies for Excellence in Nonprofit Principles and Practices. Completion of a post-training evaluation is required for this training to count toward recognition. 

Event Custom Fields
Training/Event Topic Fundraising
Training Medium In Person
Event Region Pikes Peak Region

Help spread the word

Let your friends, colleagues and followers know about this: Major Gift Essentials