The RaiseMN Campaign Institute
Starting in 2017, the Campaign Institute was the first program offered by RaiseMN. Thanks to generous support from Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, RaiseMN focused its inaugural year serving five nonprofits in the Twin Cities East Metro, expanded to serve 14 nonprofits in that same geography last year, and are thrilled to expand into Greater Minnesota this year.
ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)
Cannon River Watershed Partnership
CHIRA Global Development Organization
Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Dakota Child and Family Clinic
Duluth Children’s Museum
Friends for a Nonviolent World
Girls on the Run Twin Cities
Lead for America
Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative
Prevent Child Abuse MN
Mount Olivet Missionary Baptist Church
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Three components to the RaiseMN Campaign Institute
Through the RaiseMN Campaign Institute, nonprofits are paired with expert fundraising coaches to assess their current fundraising strategies and identify areas for growth. Coaches and organizations explore ways to maximize use of their current systems, and identify tools such as email marketing, social media, data management and fundraising platforms to expand and solidify their fundraising infrastructure. With their coach, nonprofits build and scale fundraising management tailored to the needs and strengths of each organization.
In addition to the support of their coach, Campaign Institute participants take part in workshops with their peer organizations to build upon existing skills as they enact their new strategy and infrastructure, from marketing and communications and technical best practices to data management. Through these workshops, participants will also share progress with each other to build relationships through the process.
Hands-on fundraising campaign with a $10,000 matching gift
The RaiseMN Campaign Institute culminates with a live fundraising campaign, co-created by organizations and their coaches. These campaigns, either expanding on a previous fundraiser or creating a new one, allows participants to use new skills, strategies and tools live with the guidance of RaiseMN, and are eligible for a challenge grant of up to $10,000.