This interactive session will provide 10 practical tips to help you elevate your fundraising efforts amidst the changing landscape of the continuing pandemic. Invite your team to join us as we reveal why fundraising is everyone’s job and how your organization can learn from this past year to engage more deeply with the community as you build sustainability.

Tamela Spicer of the Johnson Center returns to help us to learn more about fundraising. This hour-long Zoom event with her will allow time for questions and help guide best practices.

This event is offered by The Learning Center of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. TLC provides free education and resources for nonprofits serving Elkhart County as we work together to inspire good in our community. This event is free for employees of those nonprofits. If you have questions about the event, contact Liz Stoutenour at or by calling her at (574) 295-8761.

Speaker bio:

Tamela Spicer joined the Johnson Center in February 2016 and currently serves as a program manager. In this role, she specializes in board development, change management, fund development, strategic thinking, and is particularly skilled in working with faith-based organizations.

Previously, Tamela founded and served as the principal of a boutique consulting practice. She also served as a regional development director for The Salvation Army, regional director for the Arthritis Foundation, and executive director for Flat River Outreach Ministries.

Tamela serves on the board of directors for the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, and is active in Rotary. She is a former member of the Grand Rapids Jaycees and served as vice president for individual development with the Michigan Jaycees.

Event Agenda

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