Seize the Opportunity

Seize the Opportunity

Seize the Opportunity —

Prioritizing High-Impact Strategies to Secure Your Greatest Success

Major and planned gifts are the lifeblood of your organization. Whether or not you succeed in securing a major gift will depend upon who asks for it; for what are you asking; how much are you asking for; where are you asking; and when will you ask. These are the key strategic decisions you must make.

Our program remains focused on these major gift strategies. We include time each day for small group interaction, panel discussions, and one-on-one opportunities with our faculty.

Our purpose is to bring additional depth, understanding, and recommendations to your organization.

Core Course
The Art of Asking 
  • Moves Management tm
  • Securing the Visit & Making the Ask
  • The Art of Asking
  • Listening the Gift
  • Leadership and Program Inventory
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Storyliving: Transformational Major Donor Journeys
  • Attract, Retain & Develop Major Gift Fundraisers
  • Stewardship & Sharing Impact with Donors
  • Case for Support
  • Integrated Communications Inspiring Donors in the Age of Digital Fundraising
  • Transforming Your Annual Giving and Major Gifts Program in Preparation for a Major Gift Initiative or Capital Campaign
  • The Intentional High-Performance Fundraiser

Throughout each day, at every break, faculty will be available to you to discuss any question you may have. We call this ParkBenching. Faculty will join you at breakfast and lunch each day.


This business of philanthropy is a personal business. Throughout each day, we also reserve time for RoundTable Discussions. Beyond the curriculum and agenda prepared, our RoundTables provide time for small group discussions that focus on your needs and challenges.

Seminar Online Registration
Seminar Brochure

November 2023 Location

Chicago, Illinois – November 13-15, 2023
The Westin Michigan Avenue
909 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 943-7200

Seminar group room rate: $230.00
Hotel group rate cut-off date is October 20, 2023

Registration Fee

Standard Individual Registration: $1750 US
Group rate of 4-5: $1700 US
For groups of 6 or more, please call 800-234-7777

Registration fee includes breakfast and lunches each day and a reception on Monday evening from 5pm–6:00pm

Breakfast – 7:00am
Program – 8:00am-5:00pm
Reception – 5:00pm-6:00pm

Breakfast – 7:00am
Program – 8:00am-4:00pm

Breakfast – 7:00am
Program – 8:00am-2:30pm


When attempting to take advantage of these special rates, please download our PDF Registration Form and send in ONE form per Registrant. Scan forms and email to:

Online Registration does NOT allow for discounted rates or information for multiple Registrants.

Please call our office (800-234-7777) with questions regarding which rates may apply to your group or how best to register.

Download the Registration Form (PDF) for checks, POs, and credit cards to mail.



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