Cathy Mann & Associates is now The Fundraising Lab

The Fundraising Lab

Online fundraising training  and customized consulting for charities and nonprofits

Fundraising is an Art and a Science

To be successful, you need practical skills and best practices. You also need to think strategically, be flexible and build relationships.

We can help you learn and apply the practical skills you need to raise more money for your organization's mission.

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You Believe in Social Change

But you work in a complex environment. There are lots of funders but not enough funds. Growing needs with fewer resources. New challenges as long-standing issues have yet to be addressed.

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We Get It

As a staff member or volunteer for a charity or nonprofit, you feel like you could be raising more, deepening relationships with donors and engaging even more people...

But you don’t know where to start.

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Start With Us

Whether it’s via our online learning or customized consulting, we take complex processes and break them down into achievable actions.

Fundraising is Complex

Our Approach is Simple

Fundraising is a dynamic profession with many different disciplines. Our learning journey model is designed to meet you where you are to help you plan the best course of action to raising more money for your unique mission.


About Cathy Mann | President

26 years in fundraising, thousands of students and millions of dollars raised for my clients later…

and I have a thing or two to share about the inner workings of running a successful fundraising program.

Whether it's through our customized consulting or online resources, I’ll share secrets from over 25 years of fundraising to help support and guide you in raising more money through this unprecedented time.

I now have a plan that I’m eager to work from.

Meeting with Cathy about the development of the fundraising plan was part fundraising lesson, part therapy session. So much of fundraising is about how to engage people. And frankly, I needed help to overcome my own fears or challenges that stemmed from being new in the role. Having someone with Cathy’s calm and reassuring words helped me confirm that I was heading in the right direction. And I loved hearing Cathy tell stories about her experiences – both good and bad.

Heather Jobe | Ontario SPCA, Renfrew County

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Free Resource

Fundraising Tips that Work | 4 Steps to Fundraising Success

The Learning and Action Journey is a common path that fundraisers follow as they move through their careers. In this guide I share helpful tips that align with each stage of this journey.

Sign up to receive a free copy of the Fundraising Guide, as well as additional tips to support you in learning the fundraising basics.

Want more free fundraising resources?

Check out the Fundraising Lab's guides, podcasts, blog posts and more.


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