Today's donors expect a personal relationship with the organizations they support. Building relationships with all of your donors at scale requires a new fundraising methodology, one that is designed to help you build better, lasting relationships and increase support for your mission.

That's Responsive Fundraising.

Click below to start learning how you can take your fundraising to the next level and become a Certified Responsive Fundraiser.

Earn CFRE Continuing Education Credits

Responsive Fundraising: Level I is a CFRE approved continuing education course! Complete this course and its accompanying certification exam to earn 2 points, at your own pace and at no cost, through the Virtuous Academy. Your certificate upon completion will display the credit hours you have earned through the course. Full participation in Responsive Fundraising: Level I is applicable for 2 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Virtuous is an Approved CFRE Education Provider.
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Meet Your Course Instructors

Senior Instructional Designer Meredith Matson

Meredith Matson serves as the Senior Instructional Designer at Virtuous. She believes that technology is not only one of the most important tools in the learning process, but it also allows nonprofits to grow global generosity. Prior to joining Virtuous, Meredith spent 15 years teaching psychology in colleges and universities. She has volunteered as a mentor for foster youth aging out of the system, as well as being an avid supporter of animal rescue groups.

Director of Training Scott Richards

Scott is the Director of Training & Education at Virtuous, though he's been involved in nearly all facets of Virtuous over the years. Previously the head of training at WealthEngine, Scott has spent over a decade teaching a variety of nonprofits how to make the best use of technology solutions. Prior to becoming a trainer, he has spent time working with and for a number of nonprofit organizations over the years, stuffing envelopes for mailings, telefundraising, assisting with live events, and connecting with donors of all sorts.

Chief Revenue Officer David Cady

David is the Chief Revenue Officer at Virtuous, a cloud software company focused on re-imagining generosity in the nonprofit space. David has worked in the software world for over 15 years, specifically for some of the world's best CRM companies. He has lived in Phoenix, AZ for over 30 years, along with his wife and 3 kids. While hobbies have eluded him since having kids, most of his days are spent playing with them, hiking and exploring the mountains up north, and experiencing all the good food in AZ.

CEO Gabe Cooper

Gabe Cooper is the Founder and CEO of Virtuous, a Responsive Nonprofit CRM & Marketing Platform helping nonprofits build lasting relationships with their donors. He is also the author of the top-selling book Responsive Fundraising. After serving in a leadership role at a large nonprofit, Gabe went on to help build a series of successful software products in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. His team's products have been featured in Wired, USA Today, NY Times, and Apple's WWDC. His drive stems from a passion to create market-defining software and help charities reimagine generosity.

Content Marketing Manager Megan Donahue

Megan Donahue is the Content Marketing Manager at Virtuous. In her former roles as a nonprofit communications consultant, development professional, and board member, Megan has worked with arts, healthcare, and human services organizations. She holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan - Flint, and is passionate about helping organizations connect communities with generosity.

VP of Brand + Community Stephen Boudreau

Stephen Boudreau serves as VP of Brand and Community at Virtuous. For over two decades, he has helped nonprofits leverage the digital space to grow their impact. To that end, Stephen co-founded RaiseDonors, a platform that provides nonprofits with technology and experiences that remove barriers to successful online fundraising. He is an avid (but aging) soccer player, audiobook enthusiast, and the heavily-disputed UNO champion of his household.