JCamp 180 GIFT Training
Current Participants

JCamp 180 GIFT Fundraiser's Training

JCamp 180 GIFT Fundraiser's Training is structured to provide an understanding of theories of fundraising, tools for implementation, and individual action plans. GIFT was designed in response to requests from camps to have an in-depth training for development professionals. At the core of the program is participation in a community of practice and small group calls designed to share best practices, successes, and challenges. Through an intensive schedule of highly interactive online and face-to-face learning opportunities, participants will be actively engaged in developing and executing breakthrough projects, personal development plans, and overall organizational fundraising plans. Through this process, they will build a network of peer relationships. They will leave with the understanding and skills to help transform their camp into one with a strong culture of philanthropy.

GIFT5 - November 2015-November 2016

Here is a tentative timeline for GIFT5, the newest cohort of GIFT that will take place from November 2015 through November 2016:

  • Applications Available - 8/17/15
  • Applications Due - 9/21/15
  • Camps/Applicants Notified - 9/28/15

GIFT is designed for development professionals and lay leaders who are in a position to influence and contribute significantly to the development program at your camp. A basic understanding of fundraising is a prerequisite to the GIFT program. In some cases, two individuals from one camp may be accepted into GIFT. Notify your mentor if you are interested in being a part of future cohorts of GIFT. The next cohort of GIFT will likely kick off at the November 2015 JCamp 180 Conference.

Applications for GIFT5 are Now Closed

Applications for GIFT5 closed on September 21, 2015. Questions? Contact GIFT Program Director Laurie Herrick.

GIFT5 Curriculum Schedule


GIFT Grads

GIFT Grads is a program that came out of the demand of past GIFT participants wanting to continue a community-of-practice with peers from around North America. Twenty development directors, development associates, camp directors and lay leaders have reading groups, topic webinars, and project support calls to further advance a culture of philanthropy at their camps. Watch for the GIFT Grads Give Back sessions at the JCamp180 conference in November 2015!

For more information:

Contact Laurie Herrick, GIFT Program Director

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