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Fundraising from the Heart at Upaya Zen Center

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When: September 8-10, 2017
Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Join us in celebration for the 10th and final year of Fundraising from the Heart at Upaya!


Does the idea of asking for money intimidate you?

Does a reluctance to fundraise prevent your organization from fulfilling its mission?

Do you long for a robust and enthusiastic fundraising team?

You can shift what may seem like the “necessary evil” of fundraising into the most exciting and fulfilling expression of your organization’s mission.

Anyone with a passion for their cause can be effective in asking others for money. You can learn to design compelling, irresistible conversations about your work that inspire donors to contribute.

In this workshop you will examine your preconceived notions of what it means to ask for money and be empowered to share your organization’s vision and mission in an inspirational and motivational way.

Sara Vetter facilitating Fundraising from the Heart at Upaya.

You will not only learn how to channel your passion into successful fundraising strategies that truly express and fulfill your organization’s highest mission but how to do so with greater confidence and efficacy.

Boards of Directors, Executive Directors, Development Directors and volunteers of social profits who want a breakthrough in their capacity to raise money will discover innovative new strategies to achieve extraordinary fundraising results. As a result of this workshop you will:

  • Design successful fundraising conversations.
  • Discover the essence and heart of your organization’s mission.
  • Learn how to build an effective, inspired and winning fundraising team.Strengthen your ability to sustain long-term donor relationships.
  • Become grounded in the principles of effective generative fundraising.




Upaya Zen Center is a place for seekers of both spiritual guidance and compassionate training through a variety of channels that suit each individual’s needs.


Fundraising from the Heart has taken me from a place of anxiety, fear and concern back to feeling rejuvenated, enthusiastic and passionate about my work and about raising fund to support the work.

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