Sharpe Training


Sharpe Group offers virtual and in-person presentations for your donors, staff, board and volunteers. Through our seminars, webinars, conferences and customized on-site presentations, Sharpe Group has trained more than 20,000 development professionals.

Sharpe Online Academy

Sharpe Online Academy virtual seminars provide our top-notch education for gift planning and development officers of all levels of experience. Established in 2020, we condensed the content from our in-person seminars and presented it virtually. In response to the overwhelming popularity, we are continuing to offer this valuable educational tool.

Registration is affordable, and recordings are available to registrants for 30 days after the seminar, regardless of attendance, so Sharpe Group education is accessible for any schedule or budget.

All three Sharpe Online Academy modules contain four sessions that are presented over the course of two days. Each day will include two hours of live presentation by the same expert consultants who teach our in-person seminars, and participants will be able to ask questions during Q&A times. Click here to learn more.

Sharpe Gift Planning Seminars


For decades, the nation’s top fundraising professionals have relied on Sharpe Group’s in-person seminars to build and manage successful programs.

Our professional development programs offer something for all gift planning and development professionals at any level of experience. The introductory course delivers the groundwork for those who are new to the industry, while our more advanced seminars are great for those looking to expand or refresh their knowledge.

These in-person seminars allow for a deeper dive into the world of gift planning and development, more interaction with our expert presenters and invaluable opportunities to network with peers in your field. Click here to learn more.

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.