Accelerate your development program with Fundraising Boot Camp


WIN more donors!  –  RAISE more funds!

What is it?

Fundraising Boot Camp is a 12-month cohort with coaching, and is a highly practical, result-driven training program in the essentials of donor development. Based in timeless biblical principles, you’ll learn how to find more donors, raise more money, strengthen your relationships with givers and impact more lives.

Who should attend?

Fundraising Boot Camp is for Executive Directors, Board Membersanyone—who wants to raise funds for...

  • General financial support
  • Special project campaigns
  • Capital campaigns

If you want to raise more money, Fundraising Boot Camp is for you!

To participate, your organization must be committed to growth and willing to invest in the capacity-building process, particularly with your donor development programs.

When does it start?

Training cohort starts April 2019. Six Core classes will be held on April 4, 11, 25, and May 2, 9, and 30. Coaching participants will continue for a full year.

What topics are covered in the Training?

  • Cause-branding and case for support
    • Compelling story and message
    • Why support your cause?
    • What is your value proposition and promise?
  • Build your donor base
    • Donor base assessment
    • Find, win, keep, lift
  • Create profitable income programs
    • Fundraising models and ideas that work
    • Annual development plan
  • Mobilize your development team
    • Staff – board – volunteers
    • Leading the fundraising effort
  • How to ask major donors for large gifts
    • Prospecting
    • Preparing
    • Asking
  • Relationship management systems
    • Using your data base effectively for relationships
    • Reporting on results

What Services are Included?

  • One full-day and five half-day workshop sessions
  • Development coaching with your assigned coach
    • Two, one-hour calls per month to help you apply the course to your situation and implement your development plan.
  • Set up of baseline metrics and progress reports
  • Development blueprint
  • Customized annual development plan
  • Access to Ron Frey, President of Frey Resource Group, for strategic consultation

Board Vision/Action Retreat

In addition to your training and coaching, we will facilitate a one-day board planning retreat focused specifically on the board’s role in building capacity and fundraising.
We will touch upon:

  • Capacity-building issues
  • Developing a strategic plan
  • Engaging board members in donor development

What is the Coaching Commitment?

Coaching is a big part of your experience! These one-on-one sessions will help you develop your plan and stay focused on your most important capacity-building priorities. These calls are scheduled directly with your coach and based on your own schedule. You receive two, one-hour calls per month as part of this program.

Who are the Trainers and Coaches?

All coaching and training is provided by:

  • Ron Frey, President of Frey Resource Group
  • Greg Moon, former VP of Advancement, Western Seminary
  • Fred Douglas, former Executive Director, Portland Youth for Christ

What does it cost?

Your investment in the full one-year Fundraising Bootcamp training program is $3,000 for the course, then $800 per month for coaching, and $2,500 for the board session.

Are there Grants or Scholarships Available to Pay for this Program?

YES! Qualifying organizations may apply for a grant to underwrite the cost of the Fundraising Bootcamp training and coaching, board retreat, capacity-building activities and other services. If you and your board are ready for an intensive focus on fundraising, we can help you begin the application process for a capacity-building grant. Scholarships are also available.

How do I sign up?

Please schedule a phone appointment with Ron Frey to discuss whether or not your organization qualifies. You can reach Ron at 503.771.3979 or send him an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Is there more?

Yes! If you want personal one-on-one coaching, consulting, or creative services Frey Resource Group offers a full array of services.

  • Strategic Consulting - Comprehensive consultation in the development, implementation and management of strategic and long-range plans for organizational growth and marketing.
  • Creative Services - Brand message development and writing services for a broad spectrum of donor communications including direct mail, newsletters, email, websites, brochures, reports, and prospectuses.
  • Major Donor Consultation - We offer a research-based system of finding, attracting, winning, keeping, and upgrading major donors.We help organization establish enduring relationships with high capacity givers resulting in a growing major gifts program.
  • Foundation Research and Grant Writing - We help you obtain foundation grants by producing winning proposals. We can train your staff in foundation research and grant writing or provide these services.
  • Planned Giving Marketing and Estate Design - We will help you launch and grow a planned giving program that includes creating visibility, identifying prospects and working with donors to help them make meaningful gifts. We will guide the process using our partners that provide the technical, legal and administrative services needed to support complex gifts.
  • Capital Campaign Programs - Includes pre-feasibility planning studies, feasibility studies, case statements, prospect research, and seasoned counsel in the implementation of capital campaign plans

Portland BIF Group


Breakthroughs in Fundraising is an innovative fundraising curriculum tailored to meet the unique demands of today’s ministries.

Frey Resource Group has two breakthrough training opportunities starting in June, 2014!

Breakthroughs in Fundraising Introduction Session – Just $99.00 
In this half-day session, we introduce you to the Breakthroughs in Fundraising curriculum by touching on the five key goals of fundraising – goals you need to know and master.
Bonus: With each paid tuition a board member may attend for free! Click here for more information.

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Breakthrough Group
After the introduction, you’ll be invited to join a peer support and learning group of like-minded ministry leaders who all face the same fundraising challenges. A Breakthroughs in Fundraising Group is composed of leaders who meet over five months for training, mutual encouragement, and problem solving. Together, you will learn how to effectively lead your ministry in greater fundraising effectiveness. Click here for more information

Questions: Call 503.771.3979, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Bend BIF Group


Bend Breakthrough Group
RSVP by Monday, May 5, 2014
Questions: Call 503.771.3979 or 503-807-3315

In partnership with
Non profit association of Oregon

Proposed Six-Month Schedule

Friday, May 9 Goal #1: Build your Brand
Thur-Fri, May 22-23 Coaching Session #1
Fri, Jun 13 Goal #2: Build your Donor Base
Thu-Fri, Jun 26-27 Coaching Session #2
Wednesday, July 9 Goal #3: Create Profitable Income Programs
Thur-Fri, July 24-25 Coaching Session #3
Fri, Aug 1 -or- 22 Goal #4: Build your Development Team
TBD Coaching Session #4
Fri, Sep 5 -or- 19 Goal #5: Create Systems for Relationship Management
TBD Coaching Session #5
Fri, Oct 10 Strategic Application / Tactical Planning

Tuition: $349/month; $2,094 for the 6 months program.

Pay for the entire 6 months in full at the first session and save $100. Total Price: $1,994.


For more information on Breakthrough Groups: call us at 503.771.3979 or send Ron an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Breakthroughs In Fundraising


Breakthroughs in Fundraising has empowered hundreds of fundraising professionals – providing the tools every fundraiser must master to achieve organizational growth!

“After more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector, I have finally found a fundraising strategy that fits. With a foundation in donor values and program mission, as well as a clear focus on team approach, Breakthroughs in Fundraising has given us a roadmap for expansion and success.”

—Holly Remer, Executive Director, Healthy Beginnings
Breakthrough Group graduate


“The greatest impact this program has had on me is the conceptual overview of the five Breakthrough Goals. I have experience with many of the individual components, however, this program helped put it in perspective how they fit together and what the critical elements are. Breakthroughs in Fundraising gave me a foundation to evaluate where we are as an organization and what aspects we can focus on systematically.”

—Toni Ryan, Development Coordinator, J Bar J Youth Services
Breakthrough Group graduate

What is Breakthroughs in Fundraising?

Breakthroughs in Fundraising is an innovative fundraising training program that guides you to success in winning the hearts of givers and building sustainable, long-term financial support.

In this powerful program you'll learn how to:

  • Build a powerful and engaging nonprofit brand
  • Win new donors and build your donor base
  • Grow annual revenue
  • Build a great development team
  • Establish systems for relationship management, communication and decision support.

Join a Breakthroughs in Fundraising Group!

A Breakthrough Group is a cohort of non-profit leaders that meet regularly for six months for training, mutual encouragement, and problem solving. Together, you will learn how to effectively lead their organization to greater effectiveness in fundraising.

The benefits you’ll receive include:

  1. Strategic Planning – You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the Breakthroughs in Fundraising strategic framework for planning and implementing your development program.
  2. Tools – You’ll receive the tools to plan your development strategy, stay focused on your top priorities, and achieve the five key breakthrough goals.
  3. Coaching – You’ll receive five 45 minute coaching sessions with Ron Frey to help you gain the most from this program.
  4. Support – You’ll have extended time with your peer group to discuss the challenges you face and how to succeed.
  5. Ideas! – Our sessions will be filled with great ideas springing from both the presentation materials and the group itself.
  6. Encouragement – You’ll gain confidence and competence in your work through the encouragement of your peers.
  7. Accreditation - Earn 37 points toward your Certified Fun Raising Executive credentials.

Click here to see our Twelve-Month Schedule


“I am not aware of any other training like this. It is comprehensive, well organized, and extremely relevant and Ron delivers it with ease. He understands the material well and delivers it in a way that everyone can understand. ‘Breakthroughs in Fundraising’ has something for every organization no matter where they are in their maturity as a charity. The concepts presented are fresh, timely, and perfect for the fundraising environment we are currently in.”

—Greg Moon, VP of Stewardship and Alumni Relations Western Seminary


“Of the hundred or so consultants I worked with over the course of my thirty years as a ‘captain of industry’ I would rank you in the top two or three! Your approach of tailoring solutions to fit our problems instead of tailoring our problems to fit your solutions is quite unique in the consulting community. Most say they do the former, but few really do.”

—John Sorenson, Retired Chairman of the Board, Rinehart Clinic


"I deeply respect you and the way you approach your work. As a trained facilitator myself, I am not easily impressed with the majority of trainers out there. Ron, with your training style, it is evident that you have a wealth of valuable knowledge to share, which is equally matched by your enthusiasm to share it! Furthermore, your inclusive, participative style makes it fun to learn with you. And lastly, the effort you make to quickly learn everyone's name and organization...underscores your professionalism and heart.”

—Snow Thorner


"The Breakthroughs in Fundraising course has been a huge blessing to our organization. Ron Frey is a dynamic and inspiring speaker and coach who gives tangible and applicable techniques to take your organization to the next level. Since working with Ron we have taken multiple steps to incrementally improve our organization and advance our mission. I am confident that the tools and techniques we learned in this course will easily yield an over 100 times financial return in our investment.

I believe every organization should go through this course to become more effective in accomplishing their mission. The content and curriculum will definitely challenge your organization, reveal blind spots, and help you create new innovative systems and solutions to advance your cause. I wish we went through this course seven years ago when we first started."

—Joey Jenkins, Executive Director, Ncompass
Breakthrough Group graduate