Imagine busting through any limitations or fears related to fundraising, making authentic connections with supporters, building and strengthening donor relationships, and raising more money for your campaign. Our Little Kicks in the Ass program will help you elevate the impact of your campaign, as you and your staff learn to effortlessly explain:
Stephanie is knowledgeable, experienced, personable, and authentic which makes her easy to work with. She was able to meet me where I was at so I could face my obstacles and move forward. I highly recommend Stephanie and wish I had met her sooner.
Stephanie and her team made doing one of the most difficult aspects of my campaign (raising funds) organized, easy, and effective. I would definitely hire the Mellinger Group again.
Stephanie is a leading fundraising trainer and coach who combines her expertise with her warm, humorous, direct delivery to teach Democratic candidates and staff how to build and maintain relationships with donors. You get the direction and results you need while flying past hurdles and limiting beliefs to become better fundraisers.
For campaigns who want or need to work through a specific obstacle, are just getting started, have never fundraised before, have limited funds, or want help without a long term commitment, Stephanie and her team provide digestible chunks of easily implementable direction and guidance exactly where it’s needed.
Understanding fundraising best practices and tools, including developing a strong fundraising plan/outline
Organizing and executing highly
Learning to pick up the phone and ask for contributions without feeling nauseous, guilty or like you’re begging for money and support
Anyone who wants to be a more kickass fundraiser!
But seriously, these programs work for many different groups, including:
Not currently involved in a campaign but want the skills to join a campaign as a finance
assistant or finance director? You can get your own little kick in the ass through virtual
quarterly group training. Contact us to learn more.
Scroll down to select the right course for you and use the buttons for our scheduling calendar, where you can register (and pay). If you’re not sure exactly what program is best for your campaign, let’s talk.
Candidate Fundraising Foundations
This 3.5-hour program kicks you toward the top of your fundraising game. You’ll learn the basics of fundraising, which includes access to immediately implementable call time and event invitation templates.
Effective Call Time Scripting
In this 2-hour program, you’ll get your Why onto paper, develop and practice your new tight, personalized call time script. You’ll leave with a script that explains why you’re running and clarifies your vision, necessary to connect with the right Democratic contributors and build long-term relationships.
Staff Fundraising Training 101
This 2-hour session teaches your staff to write successful finance plans; track call time; develop and execute successful fundraising events; and help candidates overcome their fears related to fundraising. You’ll leave with the ready-to-use Mellinger Group’s call time tracker and invitation templates.
Personalized Fundraising Coaching
In this 90-minute education and coaching session, tailored to overcome specific roadblocks, candidates and staff learn how to get past fears they have about fundraising and leave motivated to achieve their fundraising goals.
Individual Coaching Sessions
In these open sessions, candidates and staff work directly with Stephanie and her team for as short or as long as necessary, talking through specific issues keeping them from success, like event management, call time, email fundraising, prospecting, donor maintenance, etc.