Fundraising School with Rachel Ramjattan, CFRE, and Janet Cobb, CFRE

Do you wish your organization could raise more money so you can improve your services and generate reliable sources of income to fund your work? Do you want to be more comfortable in your role as a fundraiser?

Learn how to become an inspirational fundraiser using Rachel Ramjattan’s simple fundraising blueprint!

Fundraising School is an immersive capacity-building program that helps leaders reduce their fears of fundraising, increase board engagement in fundraising, and improve their fundraising vision, strategies and systems.

Fundraising School is a virtual program that includes six half-day interactive webinars with homework assignments. A minimum of two staff per organization should attend. While ideal for small/medium-sized nonprofits, this program can work for any size organization.

This will be the second time the Fundraising School is offered in SC after a successful pilot program last year with CCCF. Past participants have developed special events, fundraising plans, technology systems for donor documentation, communication plans to current and potential donors, and board of director engagement plans, and written a compelling case for support for their nonprofit. Participants raised an average of $10,000, increased new donors, and secured recurring gifts over the course of the 10-week program.


Tuition is $2,500 per organization. If accepted into the Fundraising School, CCCF would award a grant to the nonprofit to cover the program’s cost.


Fundraising School is a virtual program that includes six half-day webinars with homework assignments. Upon graduation (session 7), you’ll have completed your own:

  • Technology plan
  • Case for support
  • Communication plan
  • Fundraising plan
  • Plan to raise $10K

Who Should Join

Two members from each organization must attend the Fundraising School for all the sessions. Please see the schedule below to ensure your calendar is open for all dates. Participants could include:

  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Development staff
  • Staff with limited development experience but great potential!


  • Session 1, March 9, 2023: Get Right-Sized Tech
  • Session 2, March 16: Inspire people to give
  • Session 3, March 23: Earn predictable money
  • Session 4, March 30: Raise $10,000 now
  • Session 5, April 6: Get your board on board
  • Session 6, April 20: Create a fundraising plan
  • Session 7, May 11: Graduation

Key Dates

  • Virtual Information Session (required): Pre-recorded and available here.
  • Classes: March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (save the dates now!). Please note that we are skipping the week of April 13 as that is many people’s Spring Break time.
  • Graduation: May 11, 10 a.m. to Noon


Fundraising school applicants will need to:

  1. Watch the info session recording here.
  2. Review the Fundraising School Overview here.
  3. Complete the application in our grant portal by February 28.
  4. Applicants must also be registered for Midlands Gives Register here before February 28.

If accepted, participants must also order the No More Duct Tape Fundraising book. This will be the textbook used for the Fundraising School.

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your fundraising capacity, connect with other nonprofits that share your same experiences, and secure 1-on-1 support from thoughtful and innovative nonprofit fundraisers!

Questions? Contact Halie Brazier at [email protected].