Please join us for the seminar entitled the “The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising®: ‘The Aha Moment.’”

This training is unique in the fundraising world. From the opening video to the closing planning exercise, this Eight Principles training session actively involves every participant in the learning experience.

The seminar is called “The Aha Moment” because understanding often comes in a flash!  As one board chair who participated said, “Now I get this. Now I understand this.”

Sustained and scaled success in fundraising is dependent upon viewing it through the right lens. The right paradigm. This seminar gives you a deep understanding of relational philanthropy and its radical departure from transactional fundraising.

This session is offered to CEOs, development staff, and board members of Elkhart County nonprofit organizations. Each participant will be provided the book, The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising by Larry C Johnson, and “The Aha Moment” participant’s journal.

About our speaker:

Larry C Johnson, Founder, The Eight Principles®, is the author of the award-winning book, The Eight Principles of Sustainable Fundraising®.  He founded The Eight Principles to give all worthy organizations the ability to fulfill their dreams–and the dreams of their investors.  Larry is an internationally recognized coach, trainer, and thought leader in fund development and philanthropy.  He believes in the power of relationships, in the power of philanthropy, to create a better place and transform lives.

Larry’s 30-year career spans both program development and capital fundraising. After serving with the nation’s leading fundraising consultancy, he served four institutions of higher learning as chief advancement officer. He has raised over $500 million. He’s coached the board, executives, and fundraisers of hundreds of nonprofit organizations in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. He speaks widely and serves on several boards including The Philanthropy Council of The Carter Center, the philanthropy of the 39th President of The United States.

Larry is a graduate of Yale and Vanderbilt Universities. Larry and his wife, Connie, live near Boise, Idaho. They embrace the outdoor lifestyle of the Rockies through backcountry skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and rafting.

A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided. Masks are required at the Elkhart Health & Aquatics Center.

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