The Daily Dozen: Habits Of Highly Successful Fundraisers

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Did you know that most fundraisers fail for one of three reasons: poor processes, not enough relationships, or no accountability. Focused on Fundraising has found a way to solve all three of those with one online curriculum. 

Ben's exclusive curriculum provides a comprehensive twelve-week training course. Benefit from the knowledge of Ben’s 40 years of fundraising experience infused with years of research including interviews and surveys of highly successful fundraisers. This curriculum includes the twelve most necessary habits that all fundraisers need to be proficient in to maximize their major gifts success.

Focused On Fundraising's first curriculum, The Daily Dozen: Habits of Highly Successful Fundraisers provides exclusive content of superior quality including over 25 hours of original content, live Q&A exchanges with participants, and over 110 resources to empower participants to learn even more about fundraising, management and leadership, and most importantly how to raise more money.



  • WEEKLY LESSONS: Every week a new lesson will be available on one of the twelve habits. Once a lesson becomes available, it is always accessible for the participant to review again. Each lesson is around 60-90 minutes long and is accessible for the participant to review as desired. 
  • EARN CFRE CREDIT: Full participation in The Daily Dozen: Habits of Highly Successful Fundraisers is applicable for 12 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
  • LIFETIME ACCESS TO ROCKET CALLS:  Twice per month, Ben hosts a live video “group rocket call” to answer current and past participant questions. All rocket calls are accessible for replay in the curriculum portal.
  • RECORDINGS OF ALL ROCKET-CALLS: Were you traveling or too busy to make the rocket call? All rocket calls will be recorded and available for replay in the curriculum portal.
  • BEN'S WEEKLY THOUGHT: Every lesson will contain a three to five minute weekly check-in video from Ben. These short videos help participants be accountable, implement habits, and deepen their understanding of the past lesson. 
  • EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES FROM BEN: Participants get access to exclusive scripts, letter templates, written articles on best fundraising practices and so much more. These are exclusive resources and concepts from Ben complement each lesson's depth and value!
  • FACEBOOK GROUP: Participants get exclusive access to our private Facebook community. An area where you can get support from other fundraisers. The group consists of past "Daily Habits" graduates and your current classmates. We encourage you to post your thoughts and questions to the community. Ben monitors the group on a regular basis.
  • ACCESS TO THE PORTAL FOR THREE MONTHS EXTRA: Every participant will get three months of access to the curriculum portal after the final week of the course. This gives fundraisers plenty of time to watch and refine each habit to be more successful!
  • FREE E-BOOK DOWNLOAD: Every participant will get access to Ben’s first book, "21 Tips for Highly Successful Fundraisers."
  • TWO ADDITIONAL WEBINARS. Immediately gain access to “Getting In The Door” and “Majoring In The Majors."
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"Focused On Fundraising, is a superb online learning company! If you want to upgrade your skills, understanding, and confidence, to raise resources for any worthy cause or campaign, then invest in your own development at Focused On Fundraising. Sign up now for The Daily Dozen: Habits of Highly Successful Fundraisers, taught by Ben Case. Ben has earned a sterling reputation in non-profit circles because he has helped connect the passion and resources of people with means to causes and organizations that stand for noble purposes. Ben, with his 40 years of consistent success, has distilled his wisdom into this superb 12-lesson course rich with practical tips, motivating wisdom, and an overall curriculum that works. Focused On Fundraising, Inc. provides the best online opportunity for fundraisers - effective, affordable and inspirational!"

Thomas P. McDevitt
Chairman, The Washington Times
The Three Foundations of The Daily Dozen
  1. The first two lessons focus on two fundamental habits all highly successful fundraisers must possess and exhibit daily – integrity and self-awareness.
  2. Lessons three through six evaluate four habits fundraisers, managers and leaders must do daily – communicate as team players, listen well, do today’s work today, and deepen their passion for the mission of their nonprofits, the profession of advancing philanthropy, and the overall welfare of those we serve.
  3. Lessons seven through twelve focus on what we must do to engage our donors daily to maximize their giving to our nonprofits – build relationships, attain the first appointment, connect to the donor’s passion, ask for the gift, overcome objections, and practice great stewardship.
A Few Strategies You Will Learn
  • The art of asking questions to instantly connect with your donor
  • Seven ways to ask for a gift
  • Overcoming five most common objections donors have when asked for a gift
  • How to build trusting relationships with donors and team members
  • Five principles for planning your work day
  • The top secrets to set and exceed expectations of your boss, your donors, and yourself
  • Managing up and leading your team with integrity
  • Discovering your donor's passion

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