Hey everyone, this is fundraising speaker, Chad Barger.  Let me tell you a bit about one of my great loves … the stage.  Whether it’s playing a trombone, introducing a concert (“please silence all electronic devices”) or speaking to an audience of under-caffeinated fundraisers at eight in the morning, it doesn’t matter — a stage is a stage.

I love being a fundraising speaker and I’d love to speak to your at your next conference, AFP chapter meeting, or other nonprofit meetup.  If you’re interested, please schedule a call with me to discuss the opportunity, my speaking fee and check my availability.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
[ free events  |  paid events  |  private events ]

Current Keynote:
  • Fundraising Doesn’t Have to Be So Complicated
Current Workshops / Webinars:
  • What’s Changing in Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt
  • How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Fundraising Results
  • How to Create Unique & Profitable Fundraising Events that Excite Your Donors
  • How to Turn Event Attendees into Annual Donors
  • Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win
  • 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal
  • Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot
  • How to Keep All Those New Donors You Worked So Hard to Get
  • How to Get Your Board to Fundraise
  • Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers
  • How to Get Donor Visits and Knock Them Out of the Park

Master Classes (half day programs):

  • Donor Care Master Class – Move From Required to Extraordinary
  • Fundraising Events Master Class – Refocus, Revamp & Profit

Actual Real Life Feedback:

  • “Hands down the most beneficial session I attended!”
  • “Chad makes it fun to listen. He keeps people’s interest. He talks with us, not at us or over us.”
  • “Chad is like the Martha Stewart of fundraising — very actionable and approachable content!”
  • “Outstanding! Too many ‘Aha’ moments to list.”
  • “I liked Chad’s candor and presentation style.  Straightforward, no BS – all pretty useful.”
  • “There were many useful takeaways from the information given and I look forward to putting them into practice.”
  • “Huge source of ideas, information, and inspiration!”
  • “Chad is like Yoda … Raise Money, You Must”
  • “More Chad, please.”
Speaking Fees:

Fees vary greatly depending on the audience, topic, length, date and location.  In all situations the hosting organization will be asked to cover travel costs.  As a way of paying back the profession for what it has given me, I currently do one workshop for an AFP chapter each month for only prepaid travel costs (estimated from Harrisburg, PA – $250 minimum, does not apply to conference keynotes).

Please schedule a call and let me know what you have in mind …

Past Presentations:
  • AACA Museum (Hershey, PA)
  • Adams County Library System (Gettysburg, PA)
  • Alice Paul House (Indiana, PA)
  • Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (Slippery Rock, PA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – 2019 International Conference (San Antonio, TX)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – 2017 International Conference (San Francisco, CA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Central Pennsylvania Chapter (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (Allentown, PA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Florida Caucus – Planet Philanthropy (St. Augustine, FL)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – New Jersey
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Western Pennsylvania Chapter (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Bloomerang – Fundraising Experts Webinar Series
  • BSA – New Birth of Freedom Council (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  • BSA – Pennsylvania Dutch Council (Lancaster, PA)
  • BSA – Hawk Mountain Council (Reading, PA)
  • Bridge of Hope – Webinar
  • Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Center for Nonprofit Advancement – National Nonprofit Leadership Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Central Penn College Presidents Leadership Academy (Summerdale, PA)
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Cornerstone Coffeehouse (Camp Hill, PA)
  • Dawood Engineering (Enola, PA)
  • Dauphin County Library System (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Dessert Foothills Library (Cave Creek, AZ)
  • Donor Search – Flash Class Webinar
  • Girls on the Run Capital Area (Lemoyne, PA)
  • Hanover Hospital Auxiliary (Hanover, PA)
  • Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Harrisburg Keystone Rotary (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Harrisburg Regional Chamber (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Hershey Community Center (Hershey, PA)
  • Hope Within Ministries (Elizabethtown, PA)
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Joseph T. Simpson Public Library (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  • Junior League of Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Leadership Cumberland (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  • Leadership Harrisburg Area (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Leave A Legacy – York (York, PA)
  • Lion Foundation (Camp Hill, PA)
  • McKonly & Asbury CPAs (Camp Hill, PA)
  • Mechanicsburg North Rotary (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  • Messiah College – Adjunct Instructor (Grantham, PA)
  • Nonprofit Resource Network (Lancaster, PA)
  • North Central Library District (Williamsport, PA)
  • Open Stage of Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Panther Ram Foundation – The Foundation for the Central Dauphin Schools (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Partnership for Better Health (Carlisle, PA)
  • Penn State Harrisburg – Guest Lecture (Middletown, PA)
  • Penn State Schuylkill (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission – Webinar
  • Pennsylvania Museums – Statewide Conference (Chadds Ford, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation (Camp Hill, PA)
  • PinnacleHealth Foundation Auxiliary (Harrisburg, PA)
  • RKL (Lancaster, PA)
  • Schuylkill Area Community Foundation (Pottsville, PA)
  • Schuylkill United Way (Pottsville, PA)
  • Shippensburg Public Library (Shippensburg, PA)
  • Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA)
  • Temple University Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
  • The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (Carlisle, PA)
  • The Conference for Women (Camp Hill, PA)
  • Tri County Community Action (Harrisburg, PA)
  • UCP Central Pennsylvania
  • United Way of Pennsylvania – Statewide Conference (Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA)