Would your corporation or nonprofit organization like to host a seminar on your premises at your location? Here are some topics my seminar attendees have enjoyed in the past.

  • “Is Your Board on Board?
  • “Getting Over the Fear of Asking for Donations”
  • “5 Steps to a Stellar Fundraising Plan”
  • “Fundraising for the Small Development Shop”
  • “FUN Fundraising for Board Members”
  • “Make Your Nonprofit Special Event Truly Special”
  • “Nonprofit Storytelling – Making an Impact with Real Stories”

Reach out to me through the contact form for quotes and terms.



Lunch & Learn: Cultivation Basics for Nonprofit Sustainability

You might have heard the term “cultivation” when you work in nonprofits but what does it really mean? In this session you’ll learn why cultivating funders, partners and volunteers are essential for your organization’s growth and sustainability.

We’ll share case studies and provide tools that you can use to help develop more meaningful and lasting relationships with key stakeholders.

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 – noon to 1:30pm
Location: TBD

Facilitators: Rachel Werner of RBW Strategies and Ayda Sanver of Ayda Sanver Consulting

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“5 Steps To A Stellar Fundraising Plan” – a free lunchtime seminar hosted by Revere BankThursday, November 9, 2017
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmRevere Bank Conference Room
2101 Gaither Rd Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20850Does your nonprofit organization have a fundraising plan in place for the upcoming year? If not, this lunchtime seminar is for you! Ayda Sanver, MBA, CFRE will be presenting her simple 5 steps to a stellar fundraising plan.

This event is hosted by Revere Bank and lunch is included. There is no fee to register, but space is limited, so don’t delay and register today!Your presenter is Ayda Sanver, MBA, CFRE of Ayda Sanver Consulting, LLC. Ayda has 20+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector in the areas of fundraising, board development, and nonprofit marketing.

If you attend, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a free copy of her book, “Tag, You’re It – Now Raise Us Some Money.” Questions?  Email ayda@aydasanver.com or Joey Chambers at Joey.Chambers@reverebank.com

To register, click here to register for free using Eventbrite, or contact Ayda Sanver at ayda@aydasanver.com and she will add you to the registration list.


Lunch & Learn: How to Develop a Winning Year-End Campaign


Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:00 pm

Nonprofit industry experts Ayda Sanver, MBA, CFRE and Lorenna Feliz Santos will be presenting the key elements of a successful year-end campaign.

Lorenna and Ayda are accomplished consultants with a combined 30 years of experience working directly with nonprofits to meet their fundraising and promotional goals, with particular success in maximized year-end giving strategies.

This presentation will include a clear outline to the steps of building a successful year-end campaign, including best practices for traditional and digital promotions, real-time examples of current high-performing campaigns, and a detailed discussion of the resources that will ensure a record breaking year-end giving season.

The information in this presentation is relevant to nonprofits across all sectors and sizes.  Register here. 

Testimonials from recent seminar attendees:

“Ayda’s board training seminar was just what we needed. She is a very informative speaker and had a lot of knowledge and expertise concerning nonprofit boards. I found her session very helpful!” Nicole Land, Interfaith Works

“I got some great ideas on how to better engage our board members! Thanks so much!” Jody Reitzes, President of the Board, Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County




Live Webinar: How To Get Your Board To Do What You Need Them To Do – And Do It With Passion!

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3 p.m. and again Wednesday, February 22nd at 3 p.m. EST

Are your board members just “going through the motions” when attending board meetings? Has attendance to meetings by some members dropped off? Are you frustrated with their lack of involvement in meetings or their desire to do the much needed work of finding prospects and spread the word about the good work of your nonprofit to the community? During this webinar, I will show you how to turn a group of unenthusiastic board members into your organization’s finest ambassadors who are passionate about your mission and who will want to take the organization to the next level. 

December 8, 2016

Fundraising for the Small Shop

Join me at at the offices of Raffa, PC, in Washington, DC. This seminar is for Executive Directors, Board Members and Fundraising Staff of a small nonprofit with staff regardless of title of 10 people or less. We will address the following topics: Branding and Communication, Events, Grantwriting, Donor Database Optimization, Corporate and Individual Donor Cultivation and Leveraging the Media.


October, 2016

Montgomery College Nonprofit Training Institute

I will be teaching two courses in October, 2016 – Nonprofit Fundraising and Development as well as Nonprofit Marketing and Communications at the college’s Workforce Development Center in Gaithersburg, MD. Each class will meet for 4, 3-hour sessions. Click the link above for details and to register.


June 7-8, 2016
Nonprofit Village’s 2016 Masters Series
Shows nonprofit leaders how to build the tools your organization needs to be successful in seeking funds from foundations, corporations and individuals. Register HERE to join on June 7 and 8.
Sponsored by M&T Bank and hosted by Discovery Communications.


May 19, 2016
“Asking for Donations with Confidence – Tools for Major Gift Success”

Are you looking for greater confidence when asking for major gifts for your nonprofit? In this seminar, we will discuss how to change your mindset and learn “ice-breaker” phrases that will empower you to greater success in asking for donations for your organization! Participants will get handy phrase sheets, and a free copy of Ayda Sanver’s book, “Tag, You’re It – Now Raise Us Some Money, Stories from the Small Shop Blog.”

This seminar is perfect for board members, nonprofit staff, volunteers, and people interested in joining a nonprofit board. Come network with your peers and enjoy catered lunch sponsored by The Nonprofit Village. Maximum capacity is 25 participants.

Sponsored by: The Nonprofit Village and Ayda Sanver Consulting.


March 17, 2016

Women In Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts, “2016 Growing Philanthropy Conference”

I will be a presenter at this conference, the topic will be “Fundraising for the Small Shop.” To learn more about this conference, visit http://www.wipwm.org/conference/


December 10, 2015

Is Your Board on Board?
Does your nonprofit organization have systems in place to keep board members excited and engaged? Are you a Board President or Executive Director looking for ways to keep your board members from being “bored?” Then join me at Dembo Jones in Rockville for a free lunchtime seminar full of ideas for better board member engagement, better relations between staff and board members, and practical ideas you can use to make board members more excited and turn them into “mission ambassadors!”

This seminar is perfect for board members, nonprofit leaders, volunteers, and people interested in joining a nonprofit board. Come network with your peers and enjoy catered lunch sponsored by Dembo Jones Certified Public Accountants and Advisors! Maximum capacity is 25 participants.

Sponsored by:



November 5, 2015

Click the image below to watch a free replay of my webinar from November 5, 2015 with the good folks at WeDid.it entitled “Get Over The Fear of Asking for Donations.”

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November 20, 2015

My colleague Mary Ellen Hickman of Hickman Partners Consulting and I provided a seminar to learn how to turn your LinkedIn(TM) profile into a “Fundraising Engine!”


Contact me for your personal training on this topic using the contact form on this website.