Join the Vidare Creative fundraising team for a workshop to learn how best to cultivate and grow your ministry’s mid-level donor program. The middle ground is fertile ground. You will leave with tangible ideas you can implement immediately to go prospecting, upgrade general donors to mid-level donors, manage the caseload of existing mid-level donors, and build an annual content and engagement calendar.



July 21, 2023 / 9am-4pm

Lunch Provided

Mike Meyers
Non-Profit DNA

Mike believes that leadership and fundraising capacity are vital competencies where nonprofits need to invest.

Previously, Mike served in the roles of Chief Development Officer for two large nonprofits and most recently as the CEO of Food for the Hungry.  During his time at Food for the Hungry, Mike led global strategic planning and helped to more than double the private income resulting in more support going to some of the worlds most vulnerable.  He has over 20 years of nonprofit experience in fundraising and leadership within organizations and as a consultant.  During the last 20+ years Mike has been involved in nonprofit work in over 60 countries and raised funds on 6 continents.

Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Kansas State University in 1996 and a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Nazarene Theological Seminary.

Paul Goldsmith
Chief Business Officer

Paul Goldsmith has served in non-profit management for over 15 years. Before co-founding Vidare, he founded Goldsmith Media Group with a focus on Christian radio program consulting. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Marketing for CURE International. Under his leadership, the team created CURE’s first monthly giving program that grew 10x in 3 years. In addition, Paul spent nearly a decade at K-LOVE and Air1 radio non-profit networks, where he served as Program Director and oversaw the on-air fundraising efforts for Air1.

Dave Kirby
Chief Creative Officer

Dave Kirby is a veteran of almost 40 years in radio, both in programming, consulting, and on air, where he hosted a #1 morning show in Tampa, FL. Since 1996 Dave has owned his own production company, iBelieve Media, focused on audio, direct mail, and social media content creation for brands like Compassion International, EMF, and others. He has also worked over 500 radio fundraisers across the US and internationally as both a host, producer, and coach, resulting in more than $250 million in revenue for client stations. “1 Simple Thing,” his business podcast, generated over 1.2 million downloads in just over 2 years and led to connections with some of today’s leading minds in business, marketing, and personal development.

Bill Scott
Chief Client Officer

Bill Scott has been fundraising for 35 years with non-profit organizations, having hosted, consulted and coached over 500 fundraisers in virtually every state in the United States, plus internationally in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Egypt, having generated over $250 million in revenue. Over his 37-year career in radio, Bill has been involved participating in and launching successful media ministries such as Dawson McAllister Live, as well as running his own syndicated radio ministry, ZJAM Youth Ministries. Bill is also a certified life coach in the area of leadership, executive, and stress management coaching.

7101 Berry Farms Crossing, Franklin, TN 37064

Hampton Inn & Suites in the Berry Farms community will host this one day event. They have generously provided discounts for our attendees of Fundraising23’s Mid-Level Donor Workshop. You can reserve your room now.