Conferences & Training

Annual Development Writing Workshop

Nov. 6 - 8, 2017
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, Ill., United States


This intensive writing workshop guides you through the craft of written communication. It is designed for professionals who write for development. Participants will work in writing groups geared toward major gifts, corporate and foundation solicitation, general development writing, and writing for the annual fund.

This conference is designed for newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid-level responsibility.

This conference-now a one-time annual event-

was previously held twice a year.

Program starts in the morning on Monday and ends midday on Wednesday.

Laptop Requirement
All participants are required to bring their own laptop to the conference (Microsoft Word compatible) as well as a USB drive for printing purposes.

Choose from four tracks:
1) General Development Writing
2) Writing for Major Gifts
3) Writing for Annual Giving
4) Corporate and Foundation Relations

 


Benefits of Attending
  • Revise and review your writing samples and the samples of your peers.

  • Sharpen your writing skills and strengthen your fundraising results.

  • Receive immediate feedback on your writing style and prose.

  • Build your confidence as a writer and communicator.

  • Participate in active sessions and hands-on training.

  • Expand your network of writing resources.

  • Create written pieces you can use in your real-world environment.


Who Should Attend
  • Directors of development

  • Annual fund directors

  • Corporate and foundation relations officers

  • Marketing/PR Officers

  • Development writers

  • Communications directors

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