What is The Institute?

The Institute is our educational arm. Through The Institute we provide creative, fun, interactive, and educational workshops focused on resource development, board development, and staff development.

We speak on a variety of topics including:

  • Building Organizational Relevancy & Sustainability
  • Making A Compelling Ask
  • Recruiting the Ideal Board Member
  • Fundraising Fundamentals
  • Utilizing Volunteers to Raise Funds
  • How Saying Thank You Raises MORE Money
  • Developing Message Clarity using Need, Value, Differentiation

Don't see the topic you are looking for? Just ask! Additional presentation topics available upon request.

No matter your need, from Maximizing Excellence's unique approach, we build the journey together.

For more information on upcoming events, please call us at 605-271-9970 or email sandy@maximizingexcellence.org.





Upcoming Speaking Engagements


Make A Compelling Ask

August 27, 2019 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am | NAM Training Room, Omaha, NE | Take the fear out of asking for money! Learn the five steps to successfully securing a gift for your organization. You'll walk away with a new perspective on fundraising and tools you can use to make your fundraising program more successful.

Hosted by: Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM)

Registration Link: Make A Compelling Ask


Volunteers! Harnessing The Time And Talent Of A Nonprofit's Greatest Asset

September 13, 2019 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Northeast Community College, South Sioux City, NE | This half day session will cover recruiting the ideal board member, utilizing volunteers in fundraising and an "Ask Me Anything" session on all things volunteers.

Contact: 605-271-9970 or sandy@maximizingexcellence.org to register or learn more.


Camp Capacity Building

October 1, 2019 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Best Western Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, Rapid City, SD

October 10, 2019 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD | Camp Capacity Building helps non-profits across South Dakota build their capacity to problem solve, build connections, and improve donor relationships.

Registration Link: Camp Capacity Building

Contact: (605) 274-1407 or susie@helplinecenter.org