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Training and Presentations

Research and Writing

Melissa and her colleagues can develop and deliver anything from a short webinar to an on-site workshop that will be eligible for CEUs. They will research and prepare sessions to meet your needs, or you may select from topics that are all ready for delivery. Areas of expertise include individual donor behavior, fundraising practice and monitoring, and board engagement.

Recent presentations include:

• The history of philanthropy

• Tracking and evaluating the cost of fundraising

• Building relationships with potential funders

• How to engage your board to improve fundraising results

• Gender and generational differences in charitable giving

Recent evaluations for Melissa's Presentations

Instructor was knowledgeable on subject matter = 4.8 of 5 or 96%

Melissa Brown encouraged interaction and participation = 4.7 of 5 or 94%

The teaching methods used by Melissa Brown were effective in helping me learn the content: 100%

"This was one of the best courses I have attended. Melissa Brown was excellent!"

"Melissa Brown was conscious of what participants wanted to learn or spend more time on."

"Melissa could provide up to a 3-day workshop on this topic and sell out!"

Melissa S. Brown & Associates will advise on your own research project, design a study for you, analyse results, prepare a report from results you have analyzed, or any combination of these services. Research topics studied or reports prepared in recent years include:

• Giving by women (with Debra Mesch of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

• Fundraising methods, for the Nonprofit Research Collaborative

• Regional differences in charitable giving

• Local giving capacity for a community, county, or region

• Board practices

Melissa and her team will also "ghost write" blog entries, newsletter or magazine articles, or other communications for your organization. They will prepare fundraising copy, including letters, reports, proposals, and case statements.

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