We Believe

We Believe

Benevon's Philosophy

Our training and coaching programs provide the process and tools—training, templates, scripts, and rigorous coaching—to put your organization on the pathway to non profit sustainability.

We are committed to:

  • Taking the pain out of fundraising for your nonprofit organization.
  • Training and coaching your nonprofit team to implement a customized, systematic process for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors and becoming financially self-sufficient.
  • Giving your individual donors the opportunity to contribute to the life-changing work of your nonprofit organization and to make a difference with their money.

We believe:

  • Sustainable funding is within the reach of every nonprofit organization committed to doing the hard work needed to attain it, by following our customized, step-by-step, systematic process over time.

Eight Guiding Principles

Note from Terry Axelrod, Benevon Founder

Since 1996, Benevon has trained and coached more than 5,000 nonprofit teams to customize and implement our systematic process for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors. We have learned a great deal about what it takes to have each organization be successful with our methodology.

We have developed these "Eight Guiding Principles of Benevon" to make our point of view and our overarching objectives transparent to any nonprofit organization that may be considering participating in our programs.

We ask that each member of your team read these carefully before you begin working with Benevon.

Ready for a Culture Shift?

Have you been wondering how to cause a culture shift? Are you hungry for a culture of authentic community engagement and a culture of philanthropy in your organization?

"Thanks for taking our fundraising to a new level: a change in our entire culture, a true cultural shift."

Terry Lents, Board of Directors
Child Crisis Arizona
Mesa, Arizona

"I can honestly say that the $1 million pledge we just received was the easiest gift I have ever had a hand in raising. The donors who made this pledge were people we had a long relationship with. The beauty of the Benevon Model is that it gave us the framework and support to keep that relationship going and to share our vision with these donors over time. This was the first major gift of this size and one we will never forget, and I have no doubt that our adherence to the Benevon Model made it possible."

Katie Fitzgerald, Executive Director
Center for Children & Families, Inc.
Norman, Oklahoma

"Benevon opened my eyes to the possibilities of growing and building our organization to be the best development entity in our community."

Bruce Phipps, President and CEO
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
Roanoke, Virginia