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Hazen Institute for Leadership Training (HILT)

About HILT: The Hazen Institute for Leadership Training (HILT) was founded in 2016 by mission driven impact sector champions Martha Hazen Schumacher and Amy Butler Smith. As leaders dedicated to excellence, Amy and Martha launched HILT to fulfill an unmet need in the sector: delivering high quality, substantive and personalized training to fundraisers and other sector leaders.

Martha holds the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising from a joint effort of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Institute of Fundraising (UK), and the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive and Certified Fundraising Executive credentials, respectively. Amy holds a Masters in Higher Education from Kent State University, and is well versed in curriculum development.
In 2017, HILT is offering these educational opportunities, all on Thursdays:

May 18th  Spring Major Gifts Master Class, 9:30a – 4:00p
Comprehensive course for development professionals new to major gifts. Twenty students enjoyed rich content, multiple break-out exercises, and a special facilitated luncheon conversation. Students problem solved real-world and real-time fundraising challenges with the instructors and with each other.
Instructors:
Grace Hong, National Geographic Society
Martha H. Schumacher, CFRE, ACFRE, MInstF and Amy Smith, M.Ed., HILT

July 20th  Summer Series 1: 5:00p – 6:30p Rockefeller to Zuckerberg: Raising Transformational Gifts in a Changing Philanthropic Landscape

(Banff Compass Conference 2017 Keynote)

Facilitated evening conversation with Martha, Amy and your peers.

Location: HILT, 735 8th Street SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003

August 17th  Summer Series 2: 5:00p – 6:30p
Mission Tornado©: A Strategic Planning Tool for Peak Fundraising Success

(Bridge Conference 2017 Workshop) Approved for 1.5 hours of CFRE credits.

Facilitated evening conversation with Martha, Amy and your peers.

Location: HILT, 735 8th Street SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003

September 14th  Summer Series 3: 5:00p – 6:30p
How to Maximize Your Role on a Multigenerational Staff Team

(Banff Compass Conference 2017 Workshop) Approved for 1.5 hours of CFRE credits.

Facilitated evening conversation with Martha, Amy and your peers.

Location: HILT, 735 8th Street SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003
$100 all-access Summer Series pass, $50 for individual sessions: https://www.eventbee.com/v/hazenincmasterclass/event?eid=155555631#/tickets.

October 26th  Fall Major Gifts Master Class, 10:00a – 4:30p
Comprehensive course for development professionals new to major gifts.
Rich content, multiple break-out exercises, and a special facilitated luncheon conversation where students problem solve real-world and real-time fundraising challenges with the instructors and with each other.

Instructors:
Grace, Amy and Martha (see May 18th)

Location: HILT, 735 8th Street SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003

  • $325 for AFP members
  • $345 for non-members before September 22nd
  • $370 for non-members between September 23rd and October 15th
  • $395 for non-members after October 16th

Registration deadline: Midnight on Monday, October 23rd

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November 30th  Capital Campaigns: Soup to Nuts, 10:00a – 4:30p

Comprehensive course for Chief Development Officers, Campaign Directors, and Major and Principal Gift Officers. Are you planning to launch a capital campaign? Are you already in a campaign that needs a re-boot? Or are you just beginning to consider a campaign? Take this class to learn how to: assess whether or not your organization is ready, create a campaign gift table, launch a feasibility study, write a compelling case statement, and craft essential key stakeholder interview questions.

Instructors:
Missy Ryan Penland, Clemson University

Martha and Amy, HILT

Location: HILT, 735 8th Street SE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20003

  • $375 for AFP members
  • $395 for non-members before October 27th
  • $420 for non-members between October 28th and November 15th
  • $445 for non-members after November 16th

Registration deadline: Midnight on Monday, November 27th

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About Hazen, from Martha: I launched Hazen in 2003. Hazen stems from my family ties – it’s my middle name, and the name of my father, grandfather, and nephew. I chose the name for my business to recognize the first and longest lasting relationship of my lifetime: the enduring bond I have with my family.

Building on the relationship theme, I began promoting the power of philanthropy and raising funds for the mission driven impact sector nearly 25 years ago. With very few exceptions, my success has been a result of my ability to establish strong relationships with individual donors, in-house fundraising teams (staff and Board), and other key organizational stakeholders.

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