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Developing your Fundraising Story

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July 21st 2022 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1401 Lawrence Street, Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202

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Fee $29.00


There is an old adage in fundraising that goes – “there is no lack of million-dollar donors, but there is a lack of million-dollar ideas”. This is because most people align their giving to the impact it will create. In seeking this impact, they are drawn to big ideas and a compelling vision.



  • Free for members
  • $29.00 for non-members


Event Description
Learning Objectives

This training will take attendees through six steps in building a big

idea statement for fundraising. They will be motivated to dream big and create a compelling fundraising case that puts the donor at the center of the story, grabs attention, and appeals to a lot of interests.




With over 25 years of experience in the field of fundraising Matt Wasserman is the founder of Make Philanthropy Work. Throughout his career, he has developed and integrated innovative fundraising practices, and in this role, he continues to realize a passion for guiding institutions to reach new heights in funding.

Wasserman previously served as the vice chancellor of development for the University of Colorado Denver, where he directed philanthropic activities for CU Denver since 2010, achieving 300 percent revenue growth in three years. Additionally, he oversaw the successful execution of the CU Denver Creating Futures Campaign which raised over $84 million.

 Before joining the University of Colorado, he was co-founder and partner of a nonprofit and political fundraising consulting firm that represented several area organizations and Colorado elected officials. Wasserman also served as the membership manager for the Denver Art Museum, where membership numbers reached an all-time high in 2004 under his management.

 Wasserman received a BA in political science from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado Denver. Matt is a frequent presenter and trainer for the Colorado Nonprofit Association, Institute for Leaders in Development, and Association of Fundraising Professionals. Matt lives in Timnath, Colorado, where he and his wife, Jackie, spend time with their two children and two dogs. 

Event Custom Fields
Training/Event Topic Fundraising
Training Medium In Person
Event Region Denver Metro

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