We now offer this workshop in two ways:

MORE Major Gifts – ONLINE Workshop -LIVE
MORE Major Gift Workshop


Does the thought of making a Major Gift Ask make your palms sweat?

Are you working harder and harder — yet still not reaching your giving goals?

Have you and your development team lost the gusto you once had?

Tired of begging your board, volunteers, and program folks to get involved in fundraising?

Then JOIN ME at our next MORE Major Gifts Workshop!

In this 2-DAY intensive workshop, you’ll go from start to finish and leave with a fully-developed plan along with…

The Mindset and Methods to

Ask for What You Need


If you’re serious about bringing in major gifts to make significant leaps in what you can do…

Then sign up today for a MORE Major Gifts Workshop near you and invest in your growth and success at this 2-day experience like no other!

Locations: Bloomington, MN and Milwaukee, WI

MORE Major Gifts – Online Workshop-Live

 Your success depends upon BOTH your methods and your mindset!


Major gifts development professionals are quite often their own worst enemy.

With more than 20 years of firsthand major gift fundraising and management experience, Marcy Heim personally knows the self-limiting beliefs and self-defeating mindsets that hold fundraisers back.

That’s why Marcy created her “patented” Artful Asker Cycle of Successful RelationshipsTM

…to give other fundraisers like you new insights into how to embrace and manage your work so you can have both more giving success and more joy in your life.

Now as an international speaker, author, and development coach, Marcy reveals her most powerful secrets to breaking self-destructive beliefs and teaches major gift development methods that actually work.

In The MORE Major Gifts Workshop, Marcy will show you how to…

Bottom line — you’ll be able to…

Write and speak a successful, respectful major gift individual ask and create appropriate “touches” throughout the development cycle for staff, volunteers and Board, and…

Examine the powerful role your mindset plays in your overall development success and learn words and techniques that will increase your overall satisfaction in your development work!


The MORE Major Gifts Workshop has been reviewed and pre-approved by CFRE International for continuing education points on applications for certification or re-certification educational requirements.
Marcy Heim is a CFRE International Approved Continuing Education Provider.
Full participation in the MORE Major Gifts Workshop is applicable for up to 11 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re-certification.

Does walking away from a 2-day intensive with an execution-ready Relationship Action Plan and confidence to ASK WITH JOY for your next major gift seem hard to believe?


The materials presented give an overall perspective combined with Marcy’s real-world plans. With the right planning, capable donors are probably more capable. Marcy is a great workshop leader.

David Kail, Catholic Charities of Denver.

Watch Denise Lamphier from Grinnell Regional Medical Center share her praise!



How do you know if this the right workshop for you?

If you serve in any one of these noble professions, then the MORE Major Gifts Workshop is for you:

What can you expect to take home with you after The MORE Major Gifts Workshop?

 What will you learn in The MORE Major Gifts Workshop?

  1. The role of data mining from the annual fund in major gift success
  2. Ranking prospects on capacity and interest
  3. Assessing giving readiness
  4. Creating a relationship action plan for a major gift prospect
  5. Determining appropriate actions for your board and volunteers to take in deepening and advancing the major gift relationship
  6. Creating opportunities for support
  7. Writing a major gift ask
  8. Delivering a major gift ask
  9. Creating declarations from challenges to focus your time on major gift relationship building tasks
  10. Identifying appropriate stewardship and recognition options
  11. Involving board and volunteers in the stewardship process
  12. Using the Cycle of Successful Relationships™ to train board members

Click below to save your spot during the following MORE Major Gifts Workshops!

Locations: Bloomington, MN and Milwaukee, WI

MORE Major Gifts – Online Workshop-Live

Now, let’s talk about one of the top concerns: BUDGET.

How much would you think an in-person workshop like this costs that gives you…

Private training like this—with CFRE accreditation—can cost you anywhere from $800 to $1,500.

But if you register today, you can bust through the barriers keeping you from your next major gift.

You’ll walk away knowing…

And—as former attendees tell us—with only one major gift from what they learned, the workshop pays for itself.

 Plus! Sign up today and receive:

Don’t wait! Reserve your spot today!

Locations: Bloomington, MN and Milwaukee, WI

MORE Major Gifts – Online Workshop-Live


marcy_heim-presenterAbout Your Presenter

Marcy Heim, CSP, CFRE, PLCC, and Founder of The Artful Asker, is an international speaker, major giving expert, certified life coach and author to fundraising leadership, staff and key volunteers who are transforming the world by encouraging philanthropy for their missions.

Marcy’s teaching reflects over 20 years of firsthand major gift fundraising and management experience at the University of Wisconsin Foundation where she and her team raised millions of dollars by creating the genuine relationships she promotes in her presentations. She led her unit through two successful comprehensive campaigns including the $1.8 billion Create the Future Campaign.


empower_board_coverHer first book, “Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors” is a popular board and staff training guide for major gift success. Marcy was presented the CASE Crystal Apple Award, is a recipient of the AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award and is a graduate of the Master Teachers Academy. She’s regularly featured at AFP, AHP and CASE Conferences throughout the US and Canada and holds a UW-Madison Natural Sciences degree. Her audiences include higher education institutions and hospitals throughout the US and Canada, conferences of all types and a vast array of non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Through her coaching programs, her workshops and training sessions she coaches Staff, Deans, Executive Directors, University Presidents and volunteers through the key steps of creating and managing long-term transformational major gift donor relationships.

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