Online and Classroom Training

Nonprofit Adventure’s Fundraising Guide

The Nonprofit Adventure’s Fundraising Guide is an introductory online course designed for novice fundraisers to discover successful fundraising techniques for greater giving and mission impact. The course includes five lessons that take you on a learning journey. The course is currently in beta and is full launch is expected spring 2019. 

“Janeal blew me (and the audience) away. It is easy to see and hear the passion she has for helping nonprofits get the money they need to make a difference in their mission. She does not only have a great heart to make a difference but has a tremendous sense of humor. She is so great to work with and pulls no punches. I love all of these things about Janeal.” Lynda West

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Fordable Fundraising workshops are designed to take you and your fundraising to the next level.

Nonprofit Adventures Fundraising Guide

Tone: Inspirational and Educational
Audience: Board, founder, and new to fundraising
This introductory course in fundraising will reveal the secrets of successful fundraising and help you move from nervousness about asking to full confidence in knowing how and feeling good about engaging in the fundraising process. Key messages can be provided in 45 minutes for board education or structured as a more in-depth training, up to 4 hours.

Nonprofit Adventures Grant Writing Guide

Tone: Educational and practical
Audience: Volunteers and staff new to grant writing
Move from frustration at receiving a stream of rejection letters to more funding to support your charity’s mission. The Adventure Guide to Grant Seeking is a crash course in grant writing that unlocks how you too can hear ‘yes’ on your next proposal. Learn how to identify the best sources, understand what motivates grant makers to give, and learn how to craft a knock-out proposal. Key topics can be provided in as few as two hours and up to eight.

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Training Calendar

Boost Conference Exhibit @ Palm Springs Convention Center
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
Boost Conference Exhibit @ Palm Springs Convention Center | Palm Springs | California | United States

The Fordable Fundraising team will be in Palm Springs visiting with purpose-driven organizations serving youth as part of the Boost Collaborative conference.

Come on out and see us!


Boost Conference: Interested in Grant Funding? Start Here (Two part session) @ Palm Springs Convention Center
May 1 @ 10:30 am – 4:45 pm

Presented in conjunction with the Boost Conference in Palm Springs, this two part crash-course in grant writing will teach you how to identify grant sources, be competitive for funding and to prepare a knock-out compelling proposal. This workshop includes lecture, group work, and writing.

Presented by:

Janeal Ford

Marti Hess

Nonprofit Adventures Prospecting for Treasure: Identify your next $10,000 Supporter @ Hera Hub Mission Valley
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Prospecting for Treasure: Identify Your Charity’s Next $10,000 Supporter

Nonprofit experts, Janeal and Marti understand what it takes, having raised millions of dollars for charity. Come learn from the best how to identify potential supporters for your nonprofit. In this fun-filled, action packed session you will:

1. Uncover prevailing truths on those who give to charity

2. Identify four major donor types, why they give and what you need to consider before approaching them for a gift

3. Discover prospecting tools that can help you identify your next donor capable of writing your charity a $10,000 check

4. Recognize how to prioritize your list of sources to maximize your time, energy and fundraising resources

Networking and light refreshments will precede the workshop. 


Janeal Ford, MPA, CFRE 

Janeal Ford is a visionary whose ability to see a brighter future is matched by her action on ideas. Janeal received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Utah and is a Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE). After two decades of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge in best-practice fundraising. 

Marti Hess

Marti has over 20 years’ experience working with nonprofit organizations, primarily in the human services sector. Her skills range from program design to executive leadership. As a certified coach, Marti supports individual and organizational transition and growth by building bridges between diverse people, envisioning the big picture, and accelerating new initiatives with tangible results. Her leadership style is facilitative, working with others to develop strategic direction, implementing objectives, and achieving desired outcomes. 

Grant Writing Workshop @ Hera Hub Mission Valley
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grant Writing Workshop @ Hera Hub Mission Valley | San Diego | California | United States

Details and ticket sales coming soon.

Sample List of Past
Speaking Engagements:

•  Canyon Creek Services
•  Casa de Amparo
•  Classics 4 Kids
•  Collective Impact Center
•  Dixie State University
•  Events with Benefits
•  Grant Writing Specialists
•  Hera Hub
•  San Diego Community College District
•  San Diego County Resident Services
•  San Diego Writers Ink
•  St. George Chamber Training Series
•  Utah Nonprofits Association
•  Utah NAHRO Conference