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. 

GIFT7 - October 2017 - October 2018

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.

Interested in Applying to the Next Cohort of GIFT?

Please reach out to GIFT Program Director Laurie Herrick if you are interested in taking part in the program.  Note: There is no cohort of GIFT currently planned for 2019/2020.

GIFT7 Curriculum Schedule

Note: Click image below to open a readable pdf of the curriculum.


GIFT Grads

This 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. More than 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. 

For more information

Questions about GIFT or GIFT Grads? Contact GIFT Program Director Laurie Herrick.