Workshops & Keynote Presentations


“Peggy Calhoun was invited to be the guest speaker at our Annual Report and Civic Dinner made up of many facets of our community. The theme ‘Helping Hands’ was developed by Peggy.

As dinners go, this one was lengthy – almost three hours long. Peggy did not get up to speak until the second hour and, believe me, the natives were restless!

Once she got to the podium, time was no longer a consideration. She delivered a vibrant, yet eloguent message that reached to the very heart of the 170 plus people in attendance. Her compassionate, yet firm, delivery of beautifully chosen words melted the ‘time hardened’ heartstrings of everyone present, including the hotel staff who listened intently to her every word!

The next morning the local media in this educated community (home of Cornell University) gave accolades of praise to this ‘Messiah’ figurine who spoke ‘with such passion that she left her audience spellbound and sent us home uplifted with a renewed sense of commitment and desire to reach out hands to help others!’

Her capitvating appearance was only accentuated by an equally beautiful heart, from which sprang messages of hope and desire that everyone could relate to and were deeply moved and motivated by during the 18 minutes she held the microphone.

The clarity and purpose of her message were unmistakable. The warmth that exuded from her words and clear delivery was more than anyone expected and was rivaled only by the speaker of our previous dinner, Dr. Frank H. T. Rhodes, President Emeritus, Cornell University.

Peggy left all of us focused and with a clear message to follow! She is a great motivational speaker!

-Ronald L. Lugiano, Major

The Salvation Army

Ithaca, New York



Adopting Major Gift Strategies & Procedures

Are YOU ready for a Capital Campaign?

Ask and You Shall Receive – Solicitation Training Workshop

Board Members Roles in Fund Development

Bridging the Gap between Researchers and Fundraising Professionals

Capital Campaigns: Start to Finish

CFRE Review Course

Corporate Giving and Sponsorship Trends

Creating a Fundable Environment

Developing a REAListic Fund Development Plan

Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio

Educate, Communicate and Motivate: Your Role In Fund Development

Establishing the Capital Campaign & Goal

Fund Raising 101: Keys to Success

Fund Raising 102: More Keys to Success

Fundraising for City Projects & Parks

Getting to 'YES': 7 Secrets to Securing Major Gifts

Grantwriter or a Development Director: Creating Right Position

Helping Hands

How to Close Your Biggest Gift Ever!

How to Maximize Your Fundraising Potential

How to Plan a Campaign & Ask for Money

How to Recognize a Healthy Nonprofit

How to Reenergize your Capital Campaign

How to Run a Capital Campaign

How to Think Like a Philanthropist & Get Others to Think Like One, Too!

Identifying & Securing Sponsors

Increasing Donor Motivation

Keys to Successful Campaigns

Locating Prospects

Making an Event Special

Marketing to In$pire

Marketing Your Endowment Program

Master the Art of Negotiating

Planned Giving on a Shoestring Budget

Organizing a Capital Campaign

Organizing and Implementing a Fund Development Plan

Putting the Fun Back Into ‘Fun’draising

Reality Check for Grant Seekers

$ecuring Major Gifts: An Interactive Solicitation Workshop

Securing Your Future through Endowment Planning

Solicitation Training Workshop

Spreading the Seeds of Philanthropy

Strategies for Closing Your Biggest Gift Ever!

Strategies for the More Experienced Fundraiser

Taking Your Planned Giving Program to the Next Level

Talking to Blue Suits: Corporate Campaigning

Teamwork + Relationships = $uccess

The Nonprofit Challenge: How to Make Development, Marketing and P.R. Work Together

Think Like a Funder

Trends in Philanthropy

What To Do When Leadership Gives You a List

Writing Your Case for Support


Institutions Served

AFP International Conference

American Association of Grant Professionals

Association of Donor Relations Professionals National Conference

Association of Fundraising Professionals Chapters, State, and International Conferences

Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement State Conference

Association for Women In Communication

Barry University

City of Miami Gardens

Community Foundation of Broward County Leadership Institute

Community Foundation of Collier County Nonprofit Institute

Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Credit Union of Palm Beach County

Cross International & Cross Catholic Outreach

Executive Women's Golf Association

First Night International Conferences

Florida Association of Nonprofit Organizations State Conferences

Florida Literacy Coalition

Florida State Parks Annual CSO Conferences

Foundations of Development

Fundraising Institute

Hodges University

Home, Health and Hospice Care Regional Conference

Indiana Fund Raising Day Conference

Interfaith Caregivers Alliance National Conference

Kids Voting

Leave A Legacy Program

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Leadership Development Conferences

Nonprofit Resource Institute

Palm Beach County Education Foundation

Palm Beach Literacy Coalition

Pan American Development Foundation International Conference

Pediatric Associates Foundation

Planned Giving Councils

Progressive Business Audio Conferences

Public Relations Society of America Sunshine State District Conference

Resource Depot

Rodell Foundation Workshop for Area Nonprofits

Rollins College - Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center

Ronald McDonald House Charities International Conference

The Salvation Army, Ithaca, NY

Salvation Army National Advisory & Officer Conferences

St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

St. Thomas University, School of Business

South Florida Donors Forum

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation

TuLuong Foundation

University of South Florida – College of Marine Science

Women In Government National Conference

Women in Photojournalism National Conference