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Pro Bono Webinar | Unlock Vital Funding via Compelling Communications

Filed in Core Communications — September 9, 2020

In our blog we’ve pulled back the veil on our approach and methodologies through a largely ‘plug and play’ resources and Masterclasses so you can skillfully engage the funding partners your mission deserves.

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A commitment to advance the social sector and amplify impact is central to the ethos of Black Fox Philanthropy. In that spirit, and in celebration of our 7th Anniversary, we recently hosted a pro bono webinar focused upon fundraising communications and are proud to share it with you today!

We know that for many highly impactful organizations, communicating your work in a way that attracts and resonates with funders can be a significant pain point, hindering both your fundraising efforts and your sacred missions. Some of the questions we hear often from our clients include:

  • How do we distinguish ourselves from peer organizations? 
  • How can we be more concise and clear in our messaging?
  • Are our current communications ethical and dignifying? 
  • How can we be solutions-oriented without minimizing the problem we are trying to solve? 
  • How do we escape using jargon to describe the more technical aspects of our approach? 
  • How can we communicate so as to catalyze action? 
  • What are funders really looking for?

Understanding the nexus between messaging and fundraising, our seasoned team of Communications Specialists came together to answer these questions and more, pulling back the veil not only on how to do funder-centric communications, but how to think about it as well.

In this one-hour session, communications experts Kellyn Lovell, Caroline Fothergill, and Rosie Urbanovich will guide you through Black Fox Philanthropy’s proven message development process, offering best practices and readily actionable insights to boost your fundraising success in the short and long-term while building your organizational capacity and development team skills for engaging new funders. You’ll learn to develop smart, targeted, inspiring messages and a toolkit of communications assets to help unlock new sources of revenue.

To take your organization to the next level of fundraising communications, you can watch the webinar recording HERE and view the accompanying slide deck HERE. Also available to you is the folder of sample resources referenced throughout the presentation. 

The rich content found in this session is just a taste of the expertise our team can offer to your organization. To learn more about how our Fundraising Communications Toolkit can help you to deliver fresh, compelling, and persuasive language to serve as the basis for all your fundraising communications going forward, please visit our Services page and reach out to Julie Cullings at to schedule an exploration call. 

P.S. – In partnership with The Resource Alliance, we are offering an encore presentation of this webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:30 PM British Summer Time (BST). To join us, register HERE.