How to Create a Strategic Fund Development Plan Seminar Description

Wed Sep 16, 2015
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Cary Memorial Library

Kenny Weill


Within the framework, “Where do we want to go? – Where are we now? – How do we get there?”, fundraising consultant Kenny Weill will walk you through the steps to create an actionable Fund Development Plan for your organization. kenny weill headshot2Kenny will cover steps to assess your current development function and capacity and to set revenue goals. He will describe the planning process, and cover in detail the components of an effective Plan including strategies, rationale, tactics, timeframes, accountability and supporting documents. Kenny will end with examples of strategies common to many Fund Development Plans. At the end of this interactive session, you will be armed with the knowledge and tools to launch a successful Fund Development planning process for your nonprofit.

“This is one reason that non-profit people are now beginning to note the difference between “fund raising” and “fund development” and are applying it to their programming.   (Drucker 1990) Fund development is creating a constituency which supports the organization because it deserves it and it is developing a membership that participates through giving (both as volunteers and financially).  In fund development you appeal not just to the heart, but also to the head in an effort to build a continuing effort and solid base for the future.”

Kenny Weill brings more than a dozen years’ experience in the nonprofit sector to his consulting work. Since launching K. Weill Consulting in 2002 (now K. Weill Consulting Group, LLC), his grant development work has helped his diverse nonprofit clients raise millions of dollars. Kenny also engages in strategic fund development projects including working with Boards and executive staff on fundraising assessments and creation of actionable Fund Development Plans. Other fundraising services include annual appeals, online giving strategy, case statements, CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) database solutions, and more. He has published articles and regularly presents on fund development strategy. Kenny delivers additional services outside the fundraising realm to help build his clients’ capacity, including marketing content, reports, and editing services.


In 2009, Kenny co-founded NPO Connect (, an online skill-building platform for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.


Kenny has held management, research and direct care positions in community-based, academic, health care and government settings. He received an M.S. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. from Wesleyan University. Kenny is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and adheres to their Code of Ethical Standards and Principles. He also is a member of the Nonprofit Technology Network, Nonprofit Consultants Network, Independent Advancement Consultants, and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and enjoys working collaboratively with other consultants. Kenny has a long history of community-based volunteerism, and currently is on Future Chefs’ Advisory Board.

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