Threading It Together

In practice of our value of Connected Community, we strive to personally engage with and strengthen our community by sharing our work and knowledge through different teaching and training opportunities.  We hope to see you at one of the events below!

Thursday, February 15: Threading It Together: Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

There’s no better time to organize your board around increasing their engagement in fundraising than at the start of a new year.  This webinar is intended for board members and will provide a foundation of fundraising knowledge as well as practical and customizable tips for how to plan for a successful year of supporting your nonprofit’s fundraising goals. Invite your board members now to strengthen the board/staff partnership for fundraising success!


Thursday, February 15, 2024 | Noon – 1pm EST

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Wednesday, March 29: Threading it Together: Today’s Hiring Landscape for Development Professionals

Does hiring for a development position and finding that “unicorn” of a candidate feel like a challenge when you have limited time and experience with hiring specifically for fundraising? While this process can be daunting, it can also be incredibly gratifying when your organization finds the perfect candidate who enhances your team and helps you grow and thrive. Whether you’re a nonprofit leader considering adding to your team or you’re a development professional looking for tips on how to make your candidacy stand out, we hope you’ll join Thread Strategies Director and Hiring Specialist Stela Patron for this interactive session on today’s hiring landscape for development professionals.


Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 1-2pm EST

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Wednesday, August 31 - Thursday, September 1: Threading it Together: Planning for End of Year Fundraising Success (2-part Workshop)

In this 2-part workshop, Thread Strategies will share the essentials of campaign planning for EOY fundraising success. You’ll learn when and how to begin strategizing your campaign, including auditing and updating your systems, setting an inspiring goal and messaging, segmenting your donors, managing your cultivation and solicitation timeline, and following up with memorable stewardship. Drawing on real-world examples, you’ll also learn from recent research and best practices about what’s currently working for cultivating and connecting with donors.

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Wednesday, August 24: Threading it Together: Review of the 2021 Spool to Sphere Comparison

Join Thread Director Holly Richardson for this 30-minute “sprint” session in which we will review the 2021 Spool to Sphere Comparison, Thread’s annual report of some of the most significant trends and best practices for EOY solicitations, and the lessons small nonprofits should take to heart to increase their EOY success.

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Thursday, March 10 - Friday, March 11: Threading it Together: The Ins and Outs of Writing Fundraising Appeals (2-Part Series)

Learning to write for individual giving takes intention and practice. Just in time to prepare you for your spring appeal, this 2-part, hands-on workshop will teach you how to take your fundraising storytelling skills to the next level by thinking like a true copywriter. You’ll leave the training with the insights and confidence needed to strategically edit your fundraising writing and formatting based on the channel and intent of your content.

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Wednesday, April 27 - Thursday, April 28: Threading It Together: How to Launch and Succeed at a Planned Giving Program (2-Part Series)

Planned giving is an enormous revenue opportunity for organizations of all sizes, and with some easy-to-do planning and basic strategizing, planned giving can be done simply, joyfully, and successfully. Join Thread Strategies Principal Taryn Deaton and Director Holly Richardson for this two-part learning event.

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Thursday, December 9: Threading It Together: Saying Thank You After EOY Fundraising

While December 31st may be the finale of the End-of-Year (EOY) giving season, our work as fundraisers does not stop that day. The all-important work of stewarding our donors continues well into January. In this 30min sprint webinar, Thread Founder & Principal Loree Lipstein will guide you through preparing a donor stewardship plan that sees you through January and beyond.

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Thursday, October 28: Threading It Together: Last Minute Must-Do’s for EOY fundraising

In a pinch to get your End-of-Year (EOY) fundraising plan together? Want some fresh ideas to ensure your campaign is on track to maximum impact and success? Whatever your situation, this 30min sprint training with Thread Director Holly Richardson will help you to prioritize your essential actions for EOY fundraising success.

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Wednesday, August 25 - Wednesday, September 1: Threading It Together: Advanced Practices in EOY Fundraising (3-part series)

While so much was unknown or uncertain heading into the 2020 end-of-year (EOY) giving, in 2021 the landscape is familiar now. We’re more practiced at working through uncertain conditions, and we should not feel as stunned ahead of the EOY giving season. In fact, with all we’ve learned during 2020 about resiliency, there’s no reason everyone can’t have a brilliant EOY giving season in 2021.

Thread Strategies is excited to help you plan for the 2021 EOY giving season with fresh eyes and new vigor. We are offering a three-part workshop for organizations ready to go above and beyond the basics of EOY campaign planning to create a campaign that goes from run-of-the-mill to truly memorable.

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Thursday, September 23: Threading It Together: Strategies to Hire Top Tier Development Professionals

Does hiring for a development position feel like a daunting task? You want to be intentional about diversity in your hiring practices, find that “unicorn” of a candidate, and do it all with limited time and experience with hiring specifically for fundraising. Whether you’re looking to add to your team now or budgeting for it soon, join us for this interactive discussion to help you find your unicorn!

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