Sharpe Training


Sharpe Group offers virtual presentations for your donors, staff, board and volunteers. We will also offer these training opportunities and educational presentations in person when it is deemed safe. Through our seminars, webinars, conferences and customized on-site presentations, Sharpe Group has trained more than 20,000 development professionals.

Sharpe Online Academy

The Sharpe Online Academy offers virtual training options based on our popular Sharpe Gift Planning Seminars: An Introduction to Planned Giving, Structuring Blended Gifts and Integrating Planned and Major Gifts. In 2021, we will be offering our popular 5-Day Comprehensive Seminar in a virtual format.

The content taught in the Sharpe Online Academy will help fundraisers sharpen their skills and gain the knowledge necessary to help donors find the best gift plans to address both personal and philanthropic objectives during unprecedented times. More information about Sharpe Online Academy is available here.

Sharpe Gift Planning Seminars

training-conferenceWhen it is safe again to gather in person, we will resume our Gift Planning Seminars. Watch this space for more information.

Staff and Board Training

Sharpe Group offers timely, relevant training for all members of a development team, from the CEO to the executive director to volunteers and board members. Our experienced seminar presenters can design personalized training for your organization’s staff or board. You can choose from our extensive presentation topics, and each seminar will be customized to your organization’s mission, needs and schedule.

Donor Presentations

Since our founding, Sharpe Group has emphasized the importance of stewarding your donors. One way is to offer your donors opportunities to learn convenient and tax-advantageous giving options that may enable them to give more. Sharpe Group can design engaging seminars, virtually or in person, to help you reach your donors in this important way.

National and Local Association Presentations

Sharpe Group’s highly acclaimed speakers have been presenting to large conferences and small regional and local meetings for decades. If you are interested in having a Sharpe speaker at an upcoming conference or meeting, please reach out to discuss options and availability. Find out more information about our available presenters.

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