Ideal for seasoned professionals as well as newer development staff, The Art and Science of Donor Development is a powerful means of connecting to the heart of philanthropy. This workshop helps participants understand donor motivations and how to meet the needs of donors as well as those of their institutions.


In-person Workshops

Two-day, in-person workshops are held several times each year. The current schedule is below, with additional offerings added regularly.

February 4–5, 2020 | San Diego, CA
April 22–23, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
June 23–24, 2020 | Toronto, ON (Canada)
August 4–5, 2020 | Portland, OR
October 7–8, 2020 | Dallas, TX
December 8–9, 2020 | Chicago, IL

Virtual Workshops

The four-part, virtual workshop will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT on the following dates:

January 7, 9, 14, 16, 2020
April 21, 23, 28, 30, 2020
September 15, 17, 22, 24, 2020

Virtual workshops are held live during four sessions over a two-week period. Participants should attend all four sessions for the full workshop experience. Workshop recordings and/or make-up sessions are not available.

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Major gifts professionals
Development leaders
Planned giving officers
Other development professionals interested in expanding their major gifts mindset


US and virtual workshops: $1,450 USD per participant
International workshops: Please visit or for specific details.


Download The Art and Science of Donor Development Syllabus


CFRE Certified Fund Raising Executive Approved Provider for Continuing Education 2019


This workshop is applicable for 14.00 continuing education points in the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.