December 27, 2016  |  News


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Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is Coming Boone County

The Community Foundation of Boone County is pleased to announce a partnership with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI that will bring a certification course in fundraising to Boone County in 2017.

The Community Foundation of Boone County is proud to partner with The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI to provide the Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) courses to our local and surrounding county nonprofit leaders. The Certificate in Fund Raising Management recognizes and substantiates a commitment to fundraising leadership through the completion of four key university courses. These courses and certification would cost each individual over $5,500 to complete on their own, however, Boone County nonprofits (or nonprofits that serve Boone County) may complete the certification courses for $1,000. Surrounding county nonprofit leaders may attend for $4,000. The Foundation will utilize Community Impact Fund dollars to support this workforce development opportunity.

 

“During our last grant cycle, we had 32 local nonprofits submit proposals for funding. While they were all worthwhile causes, we just didn’t have the dollars to support them all. Our staff began brainstorming ways in which we could help support local needs on a larger scale. What better way to help nonprofits serve our community than to strengthen the nonprofit organizations themselves? These classes are nationally recognized and those who attend will leave with the knowledge and credentials to take their programs to the next level.” Kristi Reynolds, President & CEO CFBC

 

–CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND DETAILS–

 

Principles & Techniques of Fundraising – 4 days of class. Maximize your fundraising success through this timeless course that teaches the tried-and-true practical skills of effective fundraising. Strengthen your fundraising abilities by learning proven fund development tools, and draft a specific fundraising plan to grow your organization. This course serves as the foundation for the rest of the curriculum.

  • Monday, March 13th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. HusseyMayfield Memorial Library, Zionsville
  • Tuesday, March 14th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. HusseyMayfield Memorial Library, Zionsville
  • Monday, March 20th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room
  • Tuesday, March 21st 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room

 

Developing Major Gifts – 3 day class. Raise more money by receiving more major gifts. Consistent donors can become major donors when you effectively implement the Eight-Step Major Gifts Management Cycle. Identify and utilize your own communication strengths when meeting with donors to develop major gifts and increase your fundraising success.

  • Thursday, April 13th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room
  • Thursday, April 20th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room
  • Friday, April 21st 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room

 

Developing Annual Sustainability – 2 day class. Successful fundraising is an ongoing process. As you continue to identify new donors, you also need to maintain good relations with current donors and encourage them to repeat and increase their giving. Learn and strengthen the fundraising skills that can sustain your organization including direct mail, online giving, major gifts and special events.

  • Monday May 22nd 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room
  • Tuesday May 23rd 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room

 

Managing the Capital Campaign – 3 day class.  Build your fundraising skills to build your next building. Learn the five phases of a successful capital campaign that will help you design a visionary goal with a specific timeline, engage your board and involve your community – all while avoiding costly mistakes and maintaining your current funding.

  • Thursday June 15th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room
  • Thursday June 22nd 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room
  • Friday June 23rd 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Witham Hospital North Pavilion Community Room

Space and funding is limited. Applications due 1/31/17. Priority will be given to nonprofit leaders, nonprofit fundraisers, and nonprofit board members in Boone County. Next consideration will be given to organizations/individuals outside of Boone County that SERVE Boone County, with final consideration given to leaders outside of Boone County and those not affiliated with a nonprofit. More than one individual per organization may apply, however, based on number of applications received, we may limit participants to one student per organization. Questions may be directed to Kristi Reynolds or Barb Schroeder at the Foundation. Application available online HERE.