A Sterling opportunity
for fundraising

We are delighted to introduce Sterling Essentials, a series of small group workshops for experienced nonprofit professionals. Applications for the first cohort are open now through December 9, 2022.

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Sterling Essentials

Beyond Basic Fundraising

A professional development workshop for fundraisers

Sterling is introducing a dynamic program for nonprofit development professionals who are ready to take the next step in today’s competitive fundraising environment. Through interactive group sessions and one-on-one coaching, Sterling’s senior consultants will walk with you beyond the basics to discover ways to increase your organization’s contributed revenue.

This inaugural course will delve into the essential areas of fundraising opportunity, from donor acquisition and retention to major gifts and planned giving—equipping participants with new knowledge, innovative resources, and real-time guidance to drive fundraising success. The deadline to apply is December 9, 2022.



Intermediate-level to experienced nonprofit fundraisers looking to gain new knowledge and skills. Please note that due to the personalized format of this course, space is limited.


In-person group sessions will take place February 22, March 8, March 29, and April 5, 2023 from 11:30am–2:00pm. Lunch will be provided. One-on-one mentoring sessions will be scheduled in coordination with participants’ calendars. Deadline to apply is December 9, 2022.


The cost for the course is $2,500.

Scholarships are available, so please do not let price be a deterring factor.
If your application is selected, we will work with you to ensure that cost is not a barrier.


  • Four two-hour group sessions.
  • Four one-on-one mentoring sessions with a Sterling senior consultant.

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