Courses for Everybody
Development Officers, Executive Directors, Board Members: We got you!
Whether it's your first board or your tenth, we're happy to help you learn the nuts and bolts of fundraising. Become a board rockstar!
From the fundamentals of fundraising to advanced practice- we will support your journey. Impress your boss, raise more money and strengthen donor relationships.
You're running the show, but fundraising is a big part of the job. We'll help you manage your time, build stronger donor relationships and improve your development shop
Let's do this!
I've been fundraising professionally for 24 years and raised tens of millions for organizations of all sizes. Major gifts, annual fund, grants, government contracts, events, corporate sponsorship, and planned giving - I've done it all. I'll help you propel your fundraising program from good to outstanding.
Meet Melanie Ulle
Purchase individual courses, or become a member for access to ALL courses.
Capital Campaigns for Nonprofits
Learn the fundamental elements of a capital campaign from concept to completion. We will dig deep from campaign plans to campaign committees. This class is critical for any staff or board member launching a major campaign.
Launching an Annual Fund
Build your donor pipeline and create a plan to successfully solicit and steward annual fund donors year after year. This course will take you from planning to implementation to execution and will deliver a regular stream of donors to support your general operating fund and build program support.
Foundation Relations & Grant Writing for Nonprofits
Writing grants is more than just drafting great narratives and adding attachments. This course will teach you how to run a real foundation relations program to improve your close rate and create lasting relationships with funders.
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We all want more bang for our buck in life, and foundations are no different. Before cutting a check, funders need to know their contribution is going to have a significant impact. Enter collaborative funding, an initiative where leaders from multiple agencies join forces to create a collective vision and achieve greater success together.
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What can you expect from
PE Fundraising Academy?
Our courses are all about sharing real tangible advice that you can implement straight away.
No matter which course you take, you can count on three things:
We lead with humor because this work is hard and if we don't laugh we may cry, and fundraising shouldn't be sad!
Our content is based on what works, not the theoretical B.S. You will improve and your numbers should show it.
Joining the PE Fundraising Academy Family means you've got a friend. Drop us a line anytime and we will see how we can help.
Membership means exclusive access
Our most popular membership plans are below. We are happy to create a membership plan tailored to the size of your specific organization.
Please contact us to request a personalized membership plan. Not ready to commit? Request an exploratory call with Melanie Ulle.Contact Us
The Rumors Are True
PE Academy members keep coming back to learn from our expert knowledge on fundraising. Read testimonials from some of our satisfied customers.
Jason Janz, CEO
“Philanthropy Expert has helped scale our grant writing in a significant way that we could not have done in-house. They are a talented, experienced team, delightful to work with, and we’ve enjoyed real financial impact thanks to their work. We wouldn’t be the same fundraising department without them!"
Pamela Harris, President
“We have had the pleasure of working with Philanthropy Expert over the last 8 years on numerous occasions, including our biggest event of the year – our annual breakfast fundraiser. Their high quality professionals are easy to work with and consistently produce results beyond our expectations. We strongly feel they have been an integral piece of our success in not just our most pivotal events but in all the many different ways they have been able to help over the years.”
Carol Bowar, Executive Director
“From our founding more than 10 years ago, Philanthropy Expert has been instrumental in executing events and raising crucial dollars so our students can thrive. Having a driver and true partnership to implement our fundraising strategy has been a game changer. We would not be able to accomplish everything that we do without PE. They are amazing!”