Derik Timmerman is the Founder of Sparrow Nonprofit Solutions, a nationwide consulting firm helping nonprofits maximize their world-changing impact. In addition to coaching nonprofit professionals at all levels, Derik is a nationally-recognized speaker and author on a variety of nonprofit subjects including fundraising, grant writing, and operational excellence. Prior to founding Sparrow, Derik was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and a US Army Intelligence Officer with two combat deployments to Iraq. Derik earned a Bachelor's of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, as well as a Masters, PhD, and CFRE certification in fundraising.
Founder of Sparrow Nonprofit Solutions
Former management consultant at McKinsey & Company
Served as a US Army Intelligence Officer with two combat deployments
Successfully raised over $3 million in funds
Board member at numerous nonprofits
Served as an Executive Pastor
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
Derik graduated in the top 10% of his West Point class
Masters in Divinity from Liberty University
In the dissertation phase of a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will equip you with the essential skills and use-it-today resources you need to get (and hold!) the attention of prospective donors. You will receive proven templates to replicate and adapt to your mission and free web resources most nonprofit leaders don’t know about.
What You'll Learn
How does winning donors’ attention differ from for-profit marketing?
Why do most nonprofits fail to get donors’ attention?
What kinds of donors are most organizations overlooking?
What specific steps should you follow to get donors’ attention?
How can you turn your prospective donor database into a fundraising factory?
Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will share the major gifts officer essentials you need. You will learn how to research, cultivate, convert, and retain major donors to fund your world-changing mission.
What You'll Learn
Understanding mindsets about money
Developing your philosophy about leading the way in generosity
Definition and role of a case for support
Outline and document template for an ask discussion
How to personalize interactions with prospects to key dates, traits, and affinities
Identifying individuals who will help you generate your first prospects
Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will share the practical, step-by-step tips that hundreds of nonprofit professionals have used to turn grant-less years into plentiful years of five- or six-digit grant revenue.
What You'll Learn
How has grant funding grown? What does this growth mean for your nonprofit?
What mistakes do most nonprofit leaders make when seeking grants?
Where can you find easy grant applications that most nonprofits are overlooking?
What are the best strategies for researching, drafting, and sending applications?
What should you include and exclude include?
How should you personalize the applications for grant decision-makers?
How can you transform facts and figures into a message straight to the heart?
Where can you find local, low-competition grants in your area?
5 Sessions scheduled for 60 minutes including question and answer period.Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28, 2023; 12:30 PM Eastern
Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will share the human resources essentials you need to attract, retain, develop, and inspire the top talent your world-changing mission deserves. Every topic is highly targeted to the unique needs and requirements of nonprofit organizations.
Attendees will receive downloadable, proven examples and templates you can replicate and adapt to your own unique context.
Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will share the practical, step-by-step tips that hundreds of nonprofit professionals have used to go from leaking thousands of dollars to running lean.
You will receive the following valuable tools:
What tremendous savings opportunities exist in most nonprofits?
How is not reducing expenses hurting your organization’s impact?
What key strategies do most nonprofits overlook?
What are the most common sources of excess spending?
How can you overcome years of cost-cutting reluctance?
How can you ensure spending cuts do not impact your mission?
Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will share the practical, step-by-step tips that hundreds of nonprofit professionals have used to go from uncertainty and anxiety to confidence and excitement about their capital campaigns.