August Training Opportunities

Strategies for Your Fundraising Plan
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Inn at DePauw
2 W. Seminary Street
Greencastle, IN 34135

Presenter: Nick Parkevich

Operating your organization without a fundraising plan is a risky proposition!  After all, who would serve the community if your organization went away tomorrow?  A sound fundraising plan engages your board, staff, volunteers and those you serve by putting in place strategies to fund your organization’s vision and creates a more sustainable organizational culture. In short, life is just simply better for those working at organizations with fundraising plans! This hands-on session will provide participants with an outline for beginning the process of developing their own fundraising plan tailored to the specific needs of their organization.
$15.00 if paid in advance; $25 at the door
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2- Part Millennial Workshop with Derrick Feldmann

Part 1 - Millennial Donors & Strategies for Engagement
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905

Part of the AFP / Governance Lunch & Learn: The Millennial generation (age 20-30) is redefining how they connect, involve, and give to causes. Based on his book - Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement and years of research with the Millennial Impact Project, Derrick will help you understand the characteristics to this generation's participation with causes and what you can do to capture their attention, talent, and resources for your organization. He will also help you develop a Millennial fundraising and marketing call to action campaign. Derrick will highlight successful campaigns, components for success, and the approaches for the greatest response.
$20.00 (lunch included)
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Part 2 - Millennial Board Members & Strategies for Engagement
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Lafayette Country Club
1500 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905

Part of the Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series: In this intensive training, Derrick Feldmann will build upon his luncheon presentation (See AFP / Governance Lunch and Learn) and specifically address how Millennials can and do make great board members. From engaging Millennials through cause and giving, we can develop even deeper relationship through board service. Find out how engaging more Millennials in board service can broaden your circles of influence and add fresh perspective to your boards. 
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Wabash Valley Nonprofit Learning Series - Fall

The Cure for the Special Event Bug: Purposeful Fundraising

Ever feel like your organization is infected with the special events bug?  While there is a place for events in a diverse fundraising program, most organizations rely too heavily on events and fail to maximize the opportunities that events offer. 
Often cited as a major reason for board member and development staff burn-out, events are one of the most abused, misused and addictive forms of fundraising.

Based on the article Avoiding the Highly Contagious Special Events Bug,  co-authored by Nick Parkevich for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), you will learn strategies for making the most of your events by establishing a process before your event and developing strategies for increasing board engagement in developing donor relationships after your event.
$20 / session
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AFP / Governance Lunch & Learn - Lafayette

AFP / Governance Lunch & Learn - Extended Day of Learning

The Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Governance  Series and (AFP) Association of Fundraising Professionals will partner again in 2015 to bring more educational opportunities to those serving in the nonprofit sector.

Four sessions are planned for 2015 as an extension of the regularly scheduled Governance Series. The “Partnership Lunch & Learn” will begin with lunch and carry through to the Governance Series in the afternoon. The sessions will focus on a fundraising topic that coincides with the Governance Series topic. 

Participants are encouraged to attend both  sessions, which are held at the Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette IN 47905. The cost for each    session is only $20, and covers lunch and handouts.



Governance Series - Lafayette

2015 Douglas W. Eberle 

Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series

Location: The Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette IN 47905

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Cost: $150 / person* for the entire series, or $20 / person for each individual session.*Board members may rotate sessions if one seat is purchased for the organization. 

This educational series is designed to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors, and is being jointly sponsored by NCHS, United Way of Greater Lafayette, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network and The Greater Lafayette Community Foundation. 

National and regional presenters with expertise in board governance will present information essential to guiding and sustaining nonprofits. This series, named after the late Douglas W. Eberle, is especially designed for the volunteer leaders on the nonprofit boards. 

The series is open to any Indiana nonprofit, though preference is given to Tippecanoe and surrounding counties, and limited to 100 attendees per session.

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Feb. 4th - Planning for the Future: Sustainable Nonprofits
Steve Zimmerman - Spectrum Nonprofit Services

Mar. 4th - Board's Guide to Financials: Everything You Wanted to Know About Nonprofit Financials... But Were Afraid to Ask
Lynn Greggs - Simons Bitzer and Associates

Apr. 1st - Strategies for Fundraising Boards
Chuck Loring - Loring, Sternberg & Associates (BoardSource Certified)
* plus special extended day for fundraising tips - view details

May 6th - Toxic Charity
Robert Lupton, Author of Toxic Charity
* plus special lunch option for additional board members - details to come

Jun. 3rd - Leveraging Board Member's Skills and Influence
Susan Decker - St. Mary of the Woods Faculty (BoardSource Certified)
* plus special extended day for fundraising tips - view details

Jul. 1st - Board Transformation from the Trenches
Peg Smith and Ann Sheets - Executive Director and Board President of American Camp Association

Aug. 5th - Millennial Board Members and Strategies for Engagement
Derrick Feldman - Achieve
* plus special extended day for fundraising tips - view details

Sep. 2nd - Developing a Fundraising Plan
Angela White - Johnson Grossnickle and Associates 

Oct. 7th - Legal and Ethical Integrity: Avoiding Fraud and Lawsuits
Phil Purcell - Attorney, Ball State Foundation
* plus special extended day for fundraising tips - view details

Nov. 4th - The Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Kivi Leroux Miller - Author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide

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Nonprofit Learning Series - Greencastle & Crawfordsville

2015 Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Crawfordsville Location: (Feb - May)
Crawfordsville Country Club
3272 W. Country Club Rd. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Greencastle Location: (Aug- Nov) 
The Inn at DePauw
2 West Seminary Street
Greencastle, IN 46135

Cost: $100 / person / series, or $15 / person / workshop

To Register

Questions contact:

Paula Reed (Montgomery Co.)
Vicki Kirby (Putnam Co.)

Crawfordsville Workshops:
· February 3rd -  Planning for the Future: Sustainable Nonprofits
Steve Zimmerman - Spectrum Nonprofits
· March 3rd - Board Orientation and Engagement
Susan Decker - St. Mary of the Woods (BoardSource certified)
· April 7th - Outcomes: Telling Your Story with Results
June Miller - Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network (BoardSource certified)
· May 5th - Toxic Charity
Robert Lupton - Author, Toxic Charity

Greencastle Workshops:
· August 4th - Strategies for Your Fundraising Plan
Nick Parkevich - Loring, Sternberg & Associates
· September 1st - Purposeful Committees and Charges  
Susan Decker - St. Mary of the Woods (BoardSource certified)
· October 6th - Marketing and Crafting Your Message
Andrew Hayenga - Bohlsen Group                                  
· November 3rd - Board's Guide to Finances: Everything You Wanted to Know About Nonprofit Financials, but Were Afraid to Ask 
Lynn Greggs - Simon Bitzer & Associates

To Register

For Questions:

Vicki Kirby at the Putnam County Community Foundation 765-653-4978
Paula Reed at the Montgomery County Community Foundation 765-362-1267