Fundraising Speaker Chad Barger (In Person & Virtual)

Chad Barger, chief strategist and owner of Productive Fundraising, is a well respected fundraising and nonprofit conference presenter.  As a master trainer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, he has honed his craft and delivers actionable fundraising tactics in a high energy and entertaining way in EVERY presentation. Chad excels at both in person and virtual presentations. 

Feel free to scroll down this page for more information on Chad’s upcoming presentations, keynote and workshop topics, and a comprehensive list of organizations for which he’s had the pleasure of presenting.

To discuss a specific speaking opportunity, availability and fees please SCHEDULE A CALL directly with Chad.

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Upcoming Speaking / Training Engagements:

  • 8/13 – Willow Valley Communities (Willow Street, PA)
  • 8/22 – @fundraiserchad Free Monthly Webinar: 10 Quick Tips to Supercharge Your Next Fundraising Appeal
  • 8/23 – Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites (webinar)
  • 9/5 – Qgiv (webinar)
  • 9/7 – Frederick County Libraries (Frederick, MD)
  • 9/9 – Bridge of Hope (webinar)
  • 9/10 – Lyrasis (webinar)
  • 9/18 – Washington County Library District (Washington, PA)
  • 9/24 – Excentia Human Services (Lancaster, PA)
  • 9/26 – Consultants for Libraries (webinar)
  • 10/1 – Lyrasis (webinar)
  • 10/7 – Pennsylvania Library Association Statewide Conference (Harrisburg, PA)
  • 10/11 – York County Food Bank Agency Conference (York, PA)
  • 10/15 to 10/22 – GoalBusters Road Show (TBD)
  • 10/28 – The Keystone Nonprofit Conference / The Nonprofit Partnership (Erie, PA)
  • 11/5 – Oklahoma Museums Association (webinar)
  • 11/12 – Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (webinar)
  • 1/? – Bucks County Bar Foundation (Doylestown, PA)


As a fundraising speaker, I focus my topics on board engagement, donor stewardship, improving personal productivity and current fundraising trends. Check out my current list of topics below.

Current Keynote:
  • Finding Time for Fundraising

Current Workshops / Break Outs / Webinars:
  • What’s Changing in Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt
  • How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Fundraising Results
  • How to Get Your Board to Fundraise
  • How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get
  • Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan
  • 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal
  • Productive Events: Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth
  • Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause
  • How to Get Donor Visits & Navigate the Asking Process
  • Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win
  • Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers
  • Demystifying Grant Seeking
  • The Fundraising Solution Room

Master Classes (half-day programs):

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


I have lots of experience as a fundraising speaker. Here’s what people have said about me…

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Speaking Fees:

As a fundraising speaker, my 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 …


Here’s a list of clients that have trusted me to appear at their in-person or virtual event as a fundraising speaker:

Click to see a full list of organizations for which Chad has presented.