On average, participants raised six times the cost of the program within eight weeks

What To Expect During the Major Gift Intensive

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Personal Coaching - We'll walk with you week by week

Strategies - Proven from over 20 years of working with major donors

Best Practices - Taken from working with over 400 organizations

Encouragement & Growth - Learn in the company of like-minded leaders

What You Get During the Major Gift Intensive

  1. 70-page syllabus with worksheets and templates

  2. Live weekly coaching

  3. 1:1 consulting 

  4. Online & on-demand content

  5. 8 video lessons and guides

  6. Real data & stats from organizations like yours

"I can be more definite about what I'm doing with each and every donor and know how to deepen relationship with donors to receive more engagement with our ministry."
Mark Rader, Summit Ministries

UTS learned how to marry the need for the organization with the heart of the donor; two things that have conflicted in the past. Knowing when to ask, how to ask, and what to ask for has made all the difference for the ministry.

Callie Picardo, United Theological Seminary

Topics Covered over 8-weeks

WEEK 1 - Mastering the Landscape:

Discuss fundraising especially for the faith-based organization, the practical insights from a high-net worth case study, determine how to establish your baseline, and where to find more major gift prospects.

WEEK 2 - Speak "Major Donor":

Raising major gifts has a language all its own. In week 2 we’ll receive 5 tools to communicate more effectively with major gift prospects. And we explore a proven framework that will maximize your time and efficiency.

WEEK 3 - Draw them Close:

Ever wonder how best to cultivate deep relationships? We’ll provide you with at least 50 creative ways you can apply right away in drawing your donors closer to you’re your organization, your cause, and to increased giving.

WEEK 4 - Set a Strategy:

One of the most powerful lessons in the program, we help you craft a personalized strategy for each major donor on your file. Learn how to effectively rate your prospects. Bonus! We even provide 6 proven cultivation strategies for you to use.

WEEK 5 - Invite them to Invest:

Asking for a gift can cause great anxiety. And too many times this step is not done effectively – Learn how, when, and if to ask a donor, and how the anatomy of an appointment gives confidence to all involved. And, we’ll show you how to respond if “Yes” isn’t the answer.

WEEK 6 - Show your Worth:

Layout an accountability plan for gratefulness and show your donor the effectiveness of their generous support. We’ll provide 3 “logic models” with practical steps that deepen the relationship and prepare your organization for its next large gift.

WEEK 7 - Plan to Succeed:

Finalize your personal plan to reach your fundraising goals. We provide all that is necessary for you and your team to succeed by implementing proven strategies.

WEEK 8 - Launch & Thrive:

You get the mic! Its your turn to show all participants how you’ll apply what you’ve learned. We celebrate you to go and impact the world!

Wondering if you Need to Attend The Major Gift Intensive?

Major Gifts Officers, if you:

· Don't know where to start,
· Don't know if what you're doing is working,
· or feel burdened every day with the weight of your organization’s need
· And, need more major gifts
This is for you


Directors & VP's, if you:

· Need a common framework to manage your team
· Need new acquisition
· Want more time in your week
· And, need more major gifts,
This is for you


CEO's, if you:

· Desire deeper relationships with your most capable donors
· Aren't sure if your team is productive
· Want to implement best practices
· And, need more major gifts
This is for you


Endorsements for Elevation Growth Partners

If you’re like me, no one handed you a playbook for fund development when they thrust you into the director’s seat. Major Gift Intensive was a good way to sharpen and grow in my area of responsibility.

– Mark | President of a national youth ministry

The Major Gift Intensive assisted me to develop a common language and order for the important ingredients that compose a Major Gifts Program. It is an excellent course taught in a cohort style that allows for independent and group learning.

After 16 years in full-time ministry, which has included working with a number of different consultants, I can honestly say that Tim and Elevation Growth partners have had a larger impact on me personally than any other firm or individual I have worked with.

Chris Camden  | Harvest, Outreach Pastor

I continually need an experienced and trustworthy person examining all aspects of our organization and giving sound advice. I know of no one who fits the bill like Tim Gunsolley of Elevation Growth.

Tim is more than a consultant… he has become a ministry partner, sounding board, and friend. It was a very blessed day when God connected us with Tim Gunsolley and the team at Elevation Growth.

– Johnny Hall | President & CEO, One Voice Mission

Tim Gunsolley

Your Instructor - Tim Gunsolley

Tim Gunsolley lives in beautiful Colorado with his wife of more than 30 years.  He has served in the world of major donor development and non-profit growth for more than 25 years. He started out like many non-profit leaders – seeking the most effective ways to build strong donor relationships and raise significant funds. He values most the relationships with donors and clients alike in equipping leaders whose goal is to change the world for good.

“Let’s go change the world!”

Elevation Growth Partners became well versed in our culture and mission, adapting their experience with working faithfully for a great outcome in every facet. Their service helps your work reach the impact desired. Give them serious consideration.

– Lisa Crump | Chief Operation Officer, National Day of Prayer Task Force

Tim Gunsolley and the Elevation Team were such an asset to us as we developed a new strategic plan for Milwaukee Rescue Mission. From the beginning, we felt that Tim and his team really listened to us and sought to understand where we have been and where we hope to go as a ministry.

– Patrick H. Vangerburgh, D.Min. | President, Milwaukee Rescue Mission