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Open-Enrollment Seminar:


September 24th - 26th, 2024 • Chattanooga, TN

Join us for our annual Fundamentals of Fundraising seminar, CG&A’s most accessible service for growing your capacity for mission through relational fundraising.


Over 2½ days, delve into the habits and practices of effective development from a biblical worldview. Learn Fundraising 101 from our CG&A team alongside executive directors, gift officers, and board members from nonprofits around the country.

Cost: $1875 per attendee

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Reserve Your Spot

In this seminar, learn the why and how of fundraising from the 125+ years of combined experience of our associates. Be equipped to reach your donors with confidence and care, as you extend the ministry of your organization through fundraising.

Session Topics:

• What is Biblical Generosity?

• Basic Readiness on Annual Funds and Capital Campaigns

• Gaining the Appointment

• Building a Culture of Fundraising with Your Board

• Development Operations in a Complex Economy

• Understanding and Receiving Non-Cash Assets

• Planned Giving


A dinner and open conversation with experienced donors. Ask real questions, get real answers.


Learn alongside like-minded fundraising professionals whether you're brand new to fundraising or a veteran looking to revitalize your efforts.

Can't join us in person? 

Our venue, Bridge Innovate, is designed with hybrid meetings in mind, and we can easily have anyone join by Zoom.

For more information, check out our FAQs below or contact us with any questions at or by phone at (704) 530-9492.



How long is each day?

Tuesday, Sept 24th and Wednesday, Sept 25th will both be 9am to 5pm eastern. Thursday, Sept 26th will be 9am to 12pm. The venue will be open by 8am each day. 

What meals are provided?

A continental breakfast will be provided each morning at the seminar venue, as well as lunch on each full day. Additionally, one dinner will be provided over the seminar period.

How do I pay?

Pay by check by mail to Canaan Group & Associates at 9040-B Scenic Hwy, Lookout Mountain, GA 30752. 

A $300 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. The remaining balance of $1575 is due by August 30th, 2024.

Who is this for?

Anyone involved in fundraising or operations at a nonprofit organization! Including executive directors, gift officers, development operations personnel, board members, among others. We've designed this for those who are new to fundraising or fundraising veterans seeking to revitalize their efforts. 

I don't like fundraising.

Well, that's not a question, but we appreciate the honesty. And we get it! Fundraising is difficult and often awkward. Our goal is not only to equip you with best practices for effective fundraising, but to also demonstrate how fundraising is ministry and an extension of your organization's mission.

What's the dress code?

Business-casual, with a greater emphasis on "casual." Whatever is most comfortable for a learning environment.

Why Chattanooga?

CG&A is located atop Lookout Mountain, above Chattanooga, TN, so Chattanooga is near and dear to our hearts, and we are thrilled at the chance of sharing this city with you. Chattanooga’s lively riverfront downtown is surrounded by natural beauty, earning it the nickname of “Scenic City."

I'm coming from out of town. Where should I stay?

For hotels, we recommend the Courtyard Marriott, Hampton Inn, or Hotel Indigo downtown. If you're looking for a little more of an escape, book an Airbnb on or around Lookout Mountain! Let us know if you need transportation to and from our venue.

Can I attend virtually?

Absolutely! While we believe attending in-person provides the best experience, we completely understand that this is not feasible for everyone. Bridge Innovate is designed with hybrid meetings in mind, and we can easily have anyone join by Zoom.

What if I need to cancel?

Cancellations must be made prior to August 30th, 2024. Aside from a $300 deposit, the registrant is eligible for a refund of any payment made before August 30th. You may transfer your registration to another participant any time before the start date of September 24th.

Any other questions?

We're happy to answer any other questions you have! Please reach out to Mark Erickson, office manager at CG&A, at or by phone at (704) 530-9492.

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