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Speakers Announced for PWIA Fundraising Course

Thursday, February 12, 2015  
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The course is almost full and classes start THIS TUESDAY!

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Go Fish:
How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors

A Graduate Fundraising Course Instructed by
G.W. Professor and Author Nancy Bocskor

Dates: February 17–May 5 • Tuesdays 7pm–9:30pm
Location: Womble Carlyle Sandridge Rice
1200 19th Street, NW, #500, WDC

This special twelve- week course is normally only offered through G.W. University's Graduate School of Political Management so we are very fortunate to be able to bring it to you this winter at a far lower rate!

Private Sector: $1500
Government & Small Non-Profits: $1200
There are only 10 seats left so register today!

Who Should Attend

This course is perfect for fundraisers, lobbyists, candidates, PAC professionals, non-profit and association Executive Directors, campaign staff and development officers.


February 24th - Using Microtargeting in your Fundraising Efforts
Bob Blaemire, Director of Business Development, Catalist

March 3rd - Campaign Finance Law
Brandi Zehr, Associate, Wiley Rein LLP

March 10th –Presidential Campaigns and High Dollar Strategies
Lisa Spies, Romney 2012 Fundraiser

March 10th – Super PACS and Independent Expenditures
James Kahl, Attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLC

March 17th - PAC Fundraising and Corporate PAC Management
Dr. David Rehr, GW Adjunct Professor and CEO of Transparagov

March 24th -Internet Strategies
Alex Kellner, Bully Pulpit Interactive; Digital Director for Terry McAuliffe and Claire McCaskill

March 31st -Budgeting and Writing a Finance Plan
Liz Chadderdon, President, The Chadderdon Group

April 7th - Event Planning
Emily Miller, Director of Special Events, Washington Humane Society

Date TBD - Corporate PAC Best Practices
David Schild, Manager, Government Relations at Raytheon Company


The Curriculum

In this twelve-week course participants will be given homework assignments which will be graded and returned, including a final project to create a fundraising plan for your organization or cause. Participants will draft and keep these products for their professional use:

  • Major donor research
  • Event plan
  • Direct mail package
  • Telemarketing script
  • Social marketing appeal
  • Final plan (generally a 15 – 30 page project)

CLICK HERE to download the flyer for the event. THERE ARE ONLY 10 SLOTS LEFT so register today or contact for more information. Payment plans are available. If your organization would like to help underwrite this event, please CLICK HERE to view the sponsorship opportunities.


Special thanks to our host and sponsor - the DC office of Womble Carlyle Sandrige & Rice, LLC who are leading the way promoting and advancing women to the highest leadership positions in the firm.


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