Training & Speakers Bureau

DMI Training Services include seminars, workshops and keynote addresses customized to meet the client’s needs. Topics include:

  • Major gift solicitation
  • Board development/motivation
  • Strategic planning
  • Annual giving

We also specialize in facilitation of weekend strategic planning retreats for board and staff.

Mentoring/Coaching Services

The main benefits of Mentoring your staff are:

  • Retaining your best, brightest and most promising staff.
  • Building long-term relationships with donors by keeping a familiar face in the executive or development office.
  • Sharpening leadership, communications and solicitation skills.
  • Fixing minor problems before they become major ones.
  • Upgrading technical skills needed in today’s high tech driven office environment.

Donovan Management has provided major gift training for thousands of staff and volunteers throughout the U.S. Clients include the major gift staff of the Salvation Army Southern Territory, the American Cancer Society California Conference, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, United Negro College Fund, Big Brothers Big Sisters, National Child Care Development Conference and dozens of local NSFRE Chapter Education Conferences nationwide.

Using our book, Take The Fear Out of Asking for Major Gifts, as a text, DMI has become a national leader in major gift training. Contributions magazine calls the book “a superb instructor’s manual for conducting your own seminar on personal solicitation.” For customized seminars and individual mentoring, contact us at (407) 321-0024.

DMI’s Speakers Bureau offers a wide range of experts in various aspects of nonprofit management, fund raising and board development as guest speakers for annual dinner/campaign kick-off events, seminars or workshops. Speakers are accomplished executives from across the U.S. who provide inspiration and motivation to volunteers and staff.

On the Road — Jim Donovan — Facilitation/Training/Workshops

Recent Engagements:

  • Special Olympics of Florida, Clermont, FL
  • Treasure Coast Food Bank, Fort Pierce, FL
  • AFP Chapter, Southern Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Miami Center on Philanthropy
  • CASE District III Conference
  • Virginia Key Beach Trust
  • Main Street Florida Association
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation
  • AFP Chapter, Denver
  • AFP Chapter, Columbia, SC
  • University of Miami Center for Nonprofit Management