BDI Academy

Meet Your Development Coaches!

Made up of a growing group of expert development coaches, BDI Academy offers personalized consulting, training and resourcing on all areas of nonprofit development and fundraising for nonprofits.

Our coaches consider themselves an extension of your team! They’re ready to dive into the weeds of development with you, and tailor their support to meet your nonprofit’s unique needs.

How Academy Helps

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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Why BDI Academy?

Powerful resources to fuel your cause
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.

Eileen Trussell, Union Gospel Mission Sacramento

We were already doing well, but now we have so many great ideas of how we can improve our development. BDI Academy really fine-tuned our skills and abilities. The services provided have just been incredible.

Customized Consulting

Your on-call development experts

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

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

Experienced. Customized. Visionary.

BDI Academy gives you one-on-one, customized sessions with our development experts. 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!

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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