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 Custom Training

Sharpe Group offers timely, relevant training for all members of your team, from field staff to the CEO to the executive director to board members, volunteers and donors. Our experienced seminar presenters can design personalized training from our extensive list of presentation topics, and each seminar will be customized to your organization’s mission, needs and schedule. On-site training is ideal, but virtual options are available if needed.

Our experts are also available to present at large conferences and small regional and local meetings. We specialize in:

  • Staff and Board training.
  • Donor presentations.
  • National and local association presentations.

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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 essentials course delivers the groundwork for those who are new to the industry, while our more advanced seminar is great for those looking to expand or refresh their knowledge.

These in-person seminars allow for a deeper dive into the world of planned and major giving development, more interaction with our expert presenters and invaluable opportunities to network with peers in your field. Each seminar is approved for CFRE continuing education

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Sharpe Virtual Academy

sharpe virtual training

Sharpe Virtual Academy is a series of three online seminars that provide our top-notch education for gift planning and development officers of all levels of experience. Launched 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 (for an added fee) 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 Virtual courses 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. Each course is approved for four CFRE continuing education credits.

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