Growth for Good provides customized workshops and trainings for our clients on a variety of topics related to capacity building, fundraising and marketing. We also partner with associations and other consultants to provide trainings that are open to nonprofit professionals and board members.

Our half-day and full-day workshops strengthen management and fundraising skills, so nonprofit leaders can more effectively serve their mission. They are designed to be interactive and engaging, and often provide an opportunity for networking and resolving issues that participants have in common.

Upcoming Trainings:


Tuesday, January 23rd hosted by the Support Center | Partnership in Philanthropy, click here to register.

To learn more about our upcoming trainings, subscribe to Growth for Good’s monthly enewsletter. 

Growth for Good partners have been featured speakers at the 2013 International Conference for the Association for Donor Relations Professionals, the Center for Non Profit Excellence, National School Foundation Association Conference, Planned Giving Council NH/VT Annual Meeting, NJ Education Foundation Partnership Conference, AFP Westchester’s National Philanthropy Day, LitTap NYS Conference, and Investor Savings Queens Not-for-profit Conference. We have also developed customized trainings and facilitated retreats for the NYC Mayor’s Office, Support Center/Partnership in Philanthropy, NYC Charter School Incubator, Maplewood Arts Council, Queens Council on the Arts, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Farahi Charter School, Girl Be Heard, Montclair Public Library, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, and Vera Institute.

Sample List of Workshops Topics:

  • Approaching Foundations
  • Brand Personality & Purpose
  • Building Fundraising Staff & Board Teams
  • Drafting a Board Job Prospectus
  • Event Planning that Leads to Success
  • Fundraising Planning 101 and 201
  • Getting Ready for a Capital Campaign
  • Government Relations Primer
  • Intro to Board Development
  • Intro to Fundraising Planning
  • Marketing Basics
  • Marketing that Builds Community
  • On-boarding for Keeps
  • Rebrand, Rename or Refresh
  • Recruiting Effective Board Members
  • Strategic Planning
  • Turning Corporate Relationships into Partnerships
  • Using your 990 for Marketing
  • Website Renovations & Rebuilds
  • Writing Inspiring Mission & Vision Statements

“Katherine DeFoyd from Growth for Good engaged us all, made us think, created fun ways for us to interact, offered solutions and most importantly showed us how to channel our emotions into action and success.” – Genevieve Piturro, Founder/Executive Director, Pajama Program

“Growth for Good’s marketing training was thoughtful and on point – addressing the challenges our association members face. In particular, the PowerPoint presentation was a tremendous takeaway providing a road map for next steps.  NJEFP is looking forward to working with Growth for Good at future membership meetings and trainings.” – Megan Dzwonkoski, Executive Director, New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership

“I often reference Grow for Good’s event planning method and materials. Just last week the Street Squash Young Leadership Committee hosted its annual event.  The event was a huge success! I owe a large portion of our financial success to your workshop and methods.” – Julie Warshaw, Director of Development for Street Squash

“Claudia provided an insightful and thought provoking workshop on strategies to approach funders and build funder relationship.  We plan to incorporate these strategies into our annual workplan.” – Jamalia L. Brashears, MPA, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens

“I left your workshop mentally invigorated and professionally recharged. You provided wonderful information guided by real life experiences.” – Donna Esteves, Arts Horizon Board Member

“Claudia did a magnificent job! The content of our workshop was exactly right, the materials were tangible and helpful, and most of all she related to the participants and was straight forward. The Foundation’s grantees found this training so valuable.” – Jay Frankel, Specialty Camps Incubator Field Operations Director for the Foundation for Jewish Camp 

“I found the ‘recruiting effective board members’ webinar hosted by Growth for Good to be extremely informative and it definitely got my creative juices flowing.  I look forward to future interactions with this organization and becoming a better board member for my foundation.” – Eric Wilson, Fort Osage Education Foundation Board Member

“What I learned will help me develop a fundraising strategy that includes more than simply foundation grants. Growth for Good facilitators were excellent—well-prepared, knowledgeable, and responsive.”

– Rick Marsico, Executive Director, New York Law Charter School

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