Training details


The Breakfast Club in New York City is a monthly support group for people like you, directors of small development shops, to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal, roundtable format facilitated by Foundation Center and Cause Effective, members can share their insights, gain practical solutions, and remedy any on-the-job isolation or stress that they might experience. We also include panel discussions with member participants, as well as opportunities to hear from invited speakers. This program is designed to be responsive to you and your needs – so your ideas will also help us shape the program as it progresses.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be the most senior development staffer in their organization
  • Must have 5 or fewer people in their development department
  • Must have at least 12 months of experience in their role

Applications for the upcoming year are made available at the end of January every year, so please check back then for details if you are interested in applying. For more information please email [email protected]

The cost to participate in the program (if accepted) is $125.


Intended audience

Fundraising & development staff
Grant writers