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What Is Fundraising Boot Camp?

Fundraising Boot Camp (FBC) offers a unique, highly practical, result-driven training and coaching program that gives you the tools to achieve greater success in fundraising. With an approach to ministry fundraising that is 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, Development Directors and Board Members and anyone who wants to see their organization flourish.

What Will I Learn?

You’ll learn how to become a confident fundraiser. You will be encouraged as you meet with your cohort six times in April and May. You’ll walk away with a wealth of tools, ideas and resources to significantly advance your fundraising skills.

Teaching Modules Include:

  1. Inspiration for Radical Generosity – Crafting Your Story and Brand – How to increase the visibility and attractiveness of your organization. You’ll focus on creating a powerful and compelling story, case for support, and brand message.
  2. Find, Win, Keep, Lift – Developing Donors for Life – How to find, win, keep and lift donors so that your base of support grows year after year.
  3. Raising More Money – How to Create Profitable Revenue Streams – How to create profitable fundraising programs that engage donors, produce net income and build a profitable annual development plan.
  4. Conducting The Fundraising Orchestra – Building an Effective Fundraising Team – Discover ways to more fully involve your board, staff, volunteers and friends in the fundraising process.
  5. Asking Major Donors for Large Gifts – Mastery of “The Ask” – Gain mastery over asking major donors for large gifts.
  6. Knowing Your Givers – Secrets of Relationship Management – Discover how to effectively manage the information about your donors so that you can spend your time building stronger relationships.

What About One-On-One Coaching?

Coaching is a big part of your experience in FBC. Once you learn the material in the classes, you will be assigned a coach who will be with you for a year to help you implement your fundraising plan and stay focused on your top priorities. You’ll receive two, one-hour calls per month which you will schedule directly with your coach. In addition, you will receive a site visit from your coach and a periodic strategic review with all three coaches as we collaborate to provide you with our best insights, strategies and ideas. Your coach will also meet with your board to help them better understand their role in fundraising.

When Is It Scheduled?

The live full-day trainings begin on Thursday, April 4, 2019 and will be held at Western Seminary, (ROOM #BH 203), Portland, Oregon from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

  • Module 1: Inspiration for Radical Generosity – Crafting Your Story and Brand – April 4
  • Module 2: Find, Win, Keep, Lift – Developing Donors for Life – April 11
  • Module 3: Raising More Money – How to Create Profitable Revenue Streams – April 25
  • Module 4: Conducting The Fundraising Orchestra – Building an Effective Fundraising Team – May 2
  • Module 5: Asking Major Donors for Large Gifts – Mastery of “The Ask” – May 9
  • Module 6: Knowing Your Givers – Secrets of Relationship Management – May 30

What Does It Cost?

$3,000 for Fundraising Boot Camp Course (Six, 6-hour sessions, total 36 hours of classroom time and materials). You may bring up to five people from your organization for this price. It is suggested that two of the five are board members.

COACHING: $800/month includes coaching calls, strategic review, one site visit per year and board training session. (This does not include travel costs.)

GOT QUESTIONS? Get a free 30 minute inquiry call to discuss your situation and see if Fundraising Bootcamp is right for you. Call Carey Chmarny at 503-830-4633 to schedule your appointment with Ron, Fred, or Greg. 

Where Do I Sign Up?

Sign up online at or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Questions? Give Ron Frey a call 503.771.3979.

Is There More?

Yes! If you need personal one-on-one coaching, consulting, or creative services, Frey Resource Group offers a full array of services to meet your needs.

Frey Resource Group provides:

  • Strategic consulting for planning, branding, and implementation of your development program.
  • Major donor consultation to help you attract major gifts.
  • Capital campaign consulting to help you successfully launch your campaign.
  • Foundation grant writing to produce winning grant proposals.
  • Planned giving services to help you acquire those estate gifts that could be game changers.

Workshop Leaders

Ron Frey, Consultant, Trainer and Coach

Fundrasing Bootcamp Frey Resource Group Ron Frey

Ron Frey is President of Frey Resource Group, a strategic and creative consulting firm that provides innovative fundraising services to non-profit organizations nationwide. His clients range from local non-profits to international humanitarian organizations in the fields of education, health care, social services and community development. Ron has trained and consulted with hundreds of organizations on stewardship, leadership, marketing strategy, branding, and capital campaigns.

Greg Moon, Trainer and Coach

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Greg Moon has over 30 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, during which time he has organized numerous capital campaigns, solicited major gifts, worked with estate planning, and planned special events. He has served on numerous boards, committees, and community volunteer initiatives including, the Chair for the Association of Theological School’s Development and Institutional Advancement Professionals annual conference. In addition, he has been a national trainer in board and committee development; staff supervision; strategic planning and group & team building. He has a strong Christian faith and his servant’s heart is at the core of who is.

Fred Douglas, Trainer and Coach

Fundrasing Bootcamp Frey Resource Group Fred Douglas

Fred Douglas is an innovative speaker/coach whose message of “Connection” leads Executive leaders, Boards, and Ministry Staff to redefine success from an internal perspective and reexamine personal mission and impact.

Fred is an empowering speaker/coach who is passionate about ministry. Drawing from his nonprofit acumen and personal lessons with unique yet universal self-assessments, Fred brings a broad scope of experience as he has served on many nonprofit boards and a school board. Being an ordained minister he’s also enlisted as a speaker. Fred joins our team after 40-years of nonprofit work where he served as Ministry Director and Executive Director.

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

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Bend BIF Group


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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