Compelling Fundraising Presentations

Make Your Next Fundraising Opportunity a Success!

FACT: There are 1.5 million nonprofits vying for $390 billion dollars of charitable giving in the U.S. each year.

Your ability to stand out to potential supporters is becoming more difficult each day.

To cut through the noise you need to ensure you are delivering a clear and compelling story of your ministry’s purpose and impact that drives people to action!

Kingdom Presenters can help!

Introducing Compelling Fundraising Presentations, a virtual coaching program designed to guide you to successful fundraising communication.

Join clients like CRU, Intervarsity, CAPS,, and Hope for San Diego who are experiencing significant results using the Kingdom Presenters proven approach:

  • Exceeded Gala fundraising goals (up to 3 times the national giving unit)
  • Gained strategic partners & corporate sponsorships
  • Gained 16 new monthly supporters & met $80,000 goal
  • Received full asking amount from a church board for $65,000
  • Alignment on messaging for ministry team & board members

Outcomes you can expect to gain from the Compelling Fundraising Presentations program:

  • A customized fundraising presentation specific to your organization
  • Access to best practices, models and templates, so that you and your team can continue to deliver effective presentations moving forward
  • Ability to deliver a concise and compelling message
  • Make the “ask” with credibility & confidence
  • Expand your ministry’s reach and amplify your message

Compelling Fundraising Presentations will be a combination of online learning, individual coaching and peer group feedback.  Due to this format the program will be limited to five participants.

The Compelling Fundraising Presentations program modules will focus on the following 5 areas:

Today’s Audience = Tomorrow’s Supporter, Donor and Advocate

Public speaking is a critical skill for gaining supporters, donors and advocates.  Ministry leaders (and their staff) who are proficient and intentional about communicating the ministry’s mission and impact have a greater chance of gaining the results they seek.  This section introduces what audiences need and expect from a ministry spokesperson and the key presentations they need to master to be effective communicators for their ministry in the area of fundraising and other opportunities.

Presentations that Deliver to the Donor Mindset

Most donors come to a ministry presentation event with a heart to see God’s purposes fulfilled through the ministry’s mission.  And … they also come with a business background and mindset that few ministries’ address within the context of their presentations.  This section outlines what most donors want to know before investing their time, talent, network or treasure into a ministry effort or project.

Casting Your Ministry Vision and Mission with Impact

Sharing the ministry vision and mission is an important part of any ministry leaders day.  Yet, casting that vision with clarity and ease can be difficult when preparation time is short and the daily ministry tasks create distractions.  This section equips you to craft an effective fundraising presentation based on four simple principles that helps any presenter to prepare a ministry presentation that engages the audience and drives them to action. Included in this module:

  • Aligning your ministry message with God’s purposes for the audience
  • Structuring a presentation that is clear, engaging and easy to follow
  • 4 ways to engage the audience and move them to action
  • Making the “Ask” with credibility and confidence
  • Strategies to build credibility and manage nerves, while remaining authentic

Amplify Your Message: Be Prepared for a Variety of Settings

There are a lot of speaking opportunities for ministries to get their messages out! This section looks at a variety of settings in which ministries find themselves communicating their story, and how to maximize those opportunities.

Complete the Story – Visuals that Enhance the Experience

In today’s culture video and Power Point play a key role in most presentations. This section shows how to maximize the impact and investment of visuals, while maintaining credibility and influence with the audience.

The program is 6-weeks and runs from October 15 to December 1, 2018.   The fee is $1500.

“Mary Ann’s dynamic, on-target teaching and mentoring has helped ministries create succinct, inspirational presentations to share their vision, needs and challenges more effectively, resulting in them securing the help they need to advance their ministry.”Jim West
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Barnabas Group

Compelling Fundraising Presentations is LIMITED TO FIVE PARTICIPANTS and will fill up fast.

If you are ready to take your presentation skills to the next level contact Mary Ann at Kingdom Presenters ( to register or to schedule a conversation to see if this program is a fit for you.

MaryAnn Mariani

Your Coach:  Mary Ann Mariani has spent the last 18 years coaching leaders and executives with 2Connect, an elite presentation training and coaching firm based in San Diego, California. 2Connect’s clients include Johnson & Johnson, Roche/Genentech, General Atomics, HGTV, and countless other business influencers. Mary Ann also teaches this topic at UCSD for the HealthCare Leadership Program.

In 2008 she felt God’s call to create Kingdom Presenters as a way to take her marketplace skills and share them with Christian ministry leaders, authors, speakers and entrepreneurs to equip them to better communicate their message so they can further their work for the Kingdom.  Her passion is to give a stronger and more confident voice to the faithful whose stories can move hearts and change lives.

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