Speaker

Founder & CEO, Ascend Nonprofit & Business Solutions LLC Arlene Siller

Arlene Siller is the Founder and CEO of Ascend Nonprofit & Business Solutions (NBS) in San Antonio, Texas. Ascend NBS has raised over $25 million since 2019 for multiple nonprofit organizations helping them fund their mission. Arlene is a trainer for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Established & Ready to Grow Program, the Kronkosky Foundation, the Small Business Administration’s T.H.R.I.V.E. executive-level training program and is a featured trainer on numerous other platforms with other agencies.

Organizational Readiness (In-Person)

April 18th (Thursday) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Course Description...Nonprofit organizational readiness is crucial to effective fundraising. Organizations that have a clear mission and goals, strong leadership, financial stability, effective programs and services, and strong relationships can create a strong foundation for fundraising success.  

Who Should Attend

Staff and volunteers at all levels of a nonprofit who are involved in nonprofit strategic planning, operations, programming and fundraising.

You will Learn

1. Understand the importance of nonprofit organizational readiness and its role in effective fundraising.


2. Learn the benefits of diversifying funding sources for nonprofit organizations, such as reducing dependency on a single source of funding, increasing financial stability, improving relationships with donors, expanding reach, and building organizational capacity.


Key Information

1. This class will be held April 18th from 9am to 12:30pm. 

2. Refreshments will be offered during class. 

3. If you are a member of the San Antonio Area Foundation, cost of this class is discounted 25%. Please reach out to [email protected] for coupon before registration. 


  • Enhance your career!

    Affordable, high-quality workshops and certificate programs for nonprofit professionals in the areas of management, leadership, grant writing, fundraising, marketing and more.

  • Focus on your future!

    Special training cohort opportunities focused on specific topics for nonprofit leaders.

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    Membership program with valuable resources and benefits. Contact Membership at [email protected]

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