Academy

BDI Academy

Supercharge Your Development Program

BDI’s Academy offers Development Teams tools, training and consulting whenever they need it through a variety of onsite and virtual sessions including…

  • Development audits
  • Donor journey mapping
  • Customized consulting
  • Staff training
  • Mentoring… and more!

Best of all? This one-of-a-kind service is complimentary for every BDI client!

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Questions about BDI Academy?

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Bite-sized training sessions from SVP of Academy, Shellie Speer

Check out Academy’s Insider Tips – our very popular video series that covers a variety of development topics to strengthen and energize your programs and team.

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How to Make the Cycle of Giving Work for You! 

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The Five P’s that Make a Successful Special Event

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Why BDI Academy?

Powerful resources to fuel more ministry
from BDI Client Partners

Angela Washington, City Rescue Mission

We never had a Development Audit before… but Shellie brought so much information and gave meaningful recommendations. To have that expertise in house and available to our team is worth its weight in gold.

Corina Car, Christian Aid Center

Having The Library is like having another staff member. We can go there and already know that there are photos we can count on to represent us well… It saves an enormous amount of time.

Kyle Gorman, Evansville Rescue Mission

Shellie met with me and my team for four months, almost every week, going over everything that is involved in development.

Rachael Neal, Gateway Mission

Shellie Speer has been a phenomenal resource for our team. She came out and personally spoke at one of our all-staff meetings about the importance of every staff member being a part of development.

BDI Consultancy

Customized Consulting

Your on-call development expert

Questions about our customized consulting? Contact Shellie Speer, Senior VP BDI Academy.

Experienced. Customized. Visionary.

BDI Academy gives you one-on-one sessions with our development expert, tailored to your organization’s unique needs.

With years of experience, we provide trusted guidance on everything from…

  • Major donor strategy
  • Branding & messaging
  • Event planning
  • Community engagement

And can offer advice and support for any other development needs!

Take advantage of this complimentary service and schedule an onsite visit or virtual session now!

BDI Library

Supercharge Your Resources

The Library is open!

The Library is a treasure trove of 800+ development resources – right at your fingertips 24 hours a day. 

Find your most important development resources and discover new ones, all in one convenient place: 

  • Customizable thank you letters 
  • Grab-and-go art files for inserts
  • Strategy Guides & PR/media tools 
  • Troubleshooting scripts for donor issues
  • Organized photo resources & testimonies   
  • Social media assets & year-long content calendar

More fuel for more impact.

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