(This event is currently filled. We are adding names to a waiting list.)

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.

This two-day workshop is offered as part of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Participants in the class will learn how to develop a broad, enduring base of supporters and meet their fundraising goals from one year to the next. The course will cover how to involve staff, board members and other volunteers to identify, cultivate and ask for gifts from new donors while renewing and receiving larger gifts from current donors.

Those in the class will learn how to:

  • Determine which strategies to use and when to use them
  • Manage your time effectively
  • Make a convincing case for support
  • Create gift range charts for planning
  • Get volunteers actively involved with your fundraising
  • Use the annual fund to support a total development program
  • How to put together an annual fund by using worksheets
  • How to assess the cost efficiency and effectiveness of your annual fund

Participants will receive:

  • An easy-to-use, comprehensive study guide to use for future reference
  • Checklists for organizing special events
  • Training exercises to use in your workplace
  • Planning tools for your direct mail program
  • Tips from annual fund specialists

This course has been offered in the Indianapolis area, but this is the first time it’s being offered in Elkhart County. Full participation in many of The Fund Raising School’s courses fulfill education point requirements for Category 1.B-Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. Developing Annual Sustainability qualifies for 13.5 CFRE Education Points/Hours.


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The Community Foundation of Elkhart County is focused on improving the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity.