Conferences & Training

Donor Development Bootcamp

November 14 - November 17
Dallas, TX
With Zach Clark of Development and Leadership Coaching LLC
Conference Location:
Herzog Training Facility
15100 Trinity Blvd.
Dallas, TX

As the proverb goes, “if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” Donor Development Bootcamps are designed to do exactly that - teach Christian schools how to fish for like minded donors to fuel their ministry. At the bootcamp, Christian school leaders will receive best in class training on donor development, fundraising, and relationship building. Not only will you understand the concepts and ideas of fundraising, but you will build out a strategic development plan for your school.

Outcomes of the Bootcamp:

  • Network with your peers
  • Learn from best in class development experts
  • Build donor development plan in a cohort with an individualized coach
  • Grow the reach of your Christian school

Attendance Details:

This is a completely free event for Christian schools. Schools are expected to cover all travel costs to and from the event. The Herzog Foundation will cover all costs during the event including accommodation, meals, transportation, etc. This event is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees are expected to be present for all sessions in their entirety including activities, bootcamp sessions, and meals. If you cannot make this commitment, please register for a later event.

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About the Coach:

Building on more than twenty years of adventures with leaders, Zach Clark has a big vision to see people experience the reality that God is still doing extraordinary and impossible things!

An unusual childhood, including a high school education in a one-room schoolhouse, formed in Zach the lifestyle and character of a true “Renaissance man.” He embodies a complicated blend of musical training, obsessive learning habits, outdoor sportsmanship, storytelling, fitness, organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship—all with a trademark East Tennessee accent.

Zach has been called upon to serve as a key influencer in the leadership journey of many hundreds of leaders who are doing the day-to-day work of advancing God’s kingdom across the Americas and beyond.

Beginning at just twenty years of age, Zach’s expertise and skills were honed in a family business while working as a consultant to Christian schools, churches, and non-profit organizations around the country. With the unusual privilege of starting so young, he holds the unique position of having stepped inside and personally worked with more Christian organizations than any recognized expert in this generation.

From 2006-2013, Zach served as Director of Advancement at Westminster Christian Academy St. Louis, one of our nation’s largest independent Christian schools. It was there he built and supported a highly effective team and was responsible for providing leadership to the overall advancement efforts of the school, including giving, communications, community and alumni relations, and a $70 million campus relocation plan.

In 2013, Zach created and launched Development & Leadership Coaching, a non-traditional ministry business approach helping leaders grow and build a culture of significant giving—step by step.

Beginning with just one client, this movement of coaches has already served over 200 organizations across North and Central America, most with annual operating budgets of less than $1 million. Leaders served through coaching services provided by the company have raised over $200 million dollars (and still counting) in additional giving from 2013-2020, with an average success of more than $200,000 in additional giving in their first year of coaching.

Zach has a dynamic and energetic teaching style that makes him a much sought-after public speaker. He was among the early members of the John Maxwell Team, the world’s leading leadership development organization, and is a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker.

Zach often says that the most significant work of God in his life is his marriage to Paula who knows and loves him in spite of any achievement or failure. They call St. Louis their home. They have two sons: one is twenty-six years of age and the youngest is eighteen. He is also surrounded by a team that cares about each other while doing great work to serve others.