Elevate NP™

Institute for Nonprofit Success



Every nonprofit relies on leadership and philanthropy to advance its mission and optimize impact. The most successful development programs bring both to the table – they are led by skilled professionals and engage board members, key volunteers, as well as their organization’s leaders and program experts. Each stakeholder brings a unique set of skills, experience, and valuable perspective to the fundraising process.

Today, elevating those skills in fundraising and reinforcing the role of leadership in the fundraising process can mean the difference between a good organization and a great one. A deeper understanding of philanthropy and motivations for giving – along with sharpening the skills needed to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors – boosts fundraising results.

ElevateNPTM, Schultz & Williams’ Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, offers a comprehensive program with a range of interactive on-site and virtual learning opportunities. We design our programs, workshops and retreats to meet the specific needs of your development staff, board members, and volunteer leaders through one of the four tracks of our Elements for Success series.


Programs are designed to provide board members, key volunteers, and senior staff with a deeper understanding of their role in fundraising. Courses include The Role of the Board in a Campaign, Building a Culture of Philanthropy, Major Gift Solicitation, and Onboarding and Training Board Members.

Prospect Pool

Deepening fundraising knowledge – building competence and confidence – is one of our most important goals for staff, board members, and volunteers. We specialize in personalized sessions that will enhance your team’s actionable skills in Major Gifts, Mid-Level Giving, and Building the Prospect Pipeline.


Increasing fundraising revenue is dependent upon your organization’s ability to identify new prospects from your current constituent base and manage the donor journey. Development and operations staff benefit from programs in Data Optimization and Data Analysis and Management, helping to create more efficient and results-driven processes.

Case for Support

Fundraising begins with a simple question: Why should donors contribute to your mission? We’ve helped thousands of organizations tell their story more effectively through Creating a Compelling Case for Support and Strategic Planning for the Compelling Caseso that each representative can present your organization’s opportunities for philanthropic investment, connected to your misson impact.

Case Study

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Lenfest Institute

“I’m not sure how to identify the most valuable thing I took from the sessions because of how much I learned overall. One thing was the messaging: I was able to bring in what I learned about building a case for support into my [donor] communications.”

– Anonymous attendee, News Philanthropy Network training

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