Comprehensive Training

Biondolillo is the only firm in the U.S. dedicated to building capacity inside of nonprofits in the area of peer-to-peer fundraising—walkathons, bikeathons, climbathons, 24-hour relays, and the like.


  • We provide planning, training and consulting services designed to build and strengthen your staff’s all-important outreach skills.
  • Our training is effective for your entire team—including development, communications, advocacy, program and administrative staff.
  • Our classic comprehensive training program involves nine days of on-site training, six days of offsite support, and 24/7 access to us for troubleshooting—all delivered in the eight-to-ten-month window leading up to your event.
  • We are your “player-coach,” not academic consultants. We play along side your staff in real time… and we play to win!
  • Since 1992, over 13,000 nonprofit staff have participated in our training programs.

Case Study...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

This program, created for the American Cancer Society, is one of the nation’s leading resource development initiatives in the fight against breast cancer.


Our lead staff

Rita Pastore

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Rita Pastore is the vice president of the Training Division of Biondolillo Associates, Inc. An expert in the field of walkathons and other peer-to-peer fundraisers, Rita manages the nation’s top team of special-event fundraising trainers, who, in addition to delivering Biondolillo’s 90-hour core and advanced curricula, provide 24/7 consulting support to the firm’s national client base.