Wisdom of the Crowd

Using the Socratic method and the Wisdom of the Crowd, Copley Raff’s GroupTake discussion groups help advancement professionals and trustees develop creative solutions to their challenges and opportunities.


Groups are limited to 25 participants, there are no fees, each session is 90 minutes, and all conversations are confidential. 

Upcoming Sessions

Please register for any of the following upcoming GroupTake sessions.

Building a Major Donor Pipeline

September 28, 2021 @ 11:00 – 12:30 pm EST

A group of your peers will discuss strategies and tools to build and manage a major donor pipeline. The facilitator uses a Socratic process that involves everyone and builds on the collective wisdom of the group.

That was a very helpful session! Thank you for your time and the ingenious organization. At first, I could not figure out how asking questions was going to help anyone. It turns out, the Socratic method works! So many good ideas. I have 14 for starters. Very fruitful and rewarding.” Ellen Hallett, Board Chair, City Strings United

Role Play – Asking for a Major Gift

October 6, 2021 @ 11:00 – 12:30 pm EST

Before this special session, we’ll send participants three “ask situations”.  For the role play, the members will be donors, askers, and critical observers.  This facilitated conversation always generates lots of insights and laughter.