February – March: Principles & Techniques of Fundraising

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Maximize your fundraising success through this 4-day 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.

Recognized internationally, Principles & Techniques provides you with the foundation and inspiration to achieve your organization’s financial goals. This course presents the total framework for operating an accomplished fund development program. In just four days you will gain A-through-Z knowledge and skills that are essential for fundraising success.

You will learn how to:
-Identify and validate prospective donors
-Manage the fundraising process
-Use research to match a donor’s interests and needs with your nonprofit’s mission and goals
-Build an annual fund donor base that keeps on giving
-Manage the process of raising money
-Recognize planned giving benefits to your donors and to your nonprofit
-Structure a successful solicitation
-Respond to challenges and ethical dilemmas with professional skill


Jeri Pat Gabbert, CFRE, is the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Affairs at Indiana University Northwest. Gabbert serves as the chief development, communications and marketing officer and strategist. In her role, Gabbert is responsible for providing leadership and initiative in the planning, implementation and administration of the campus’s fundraising, alumni relations, special events, and communication and marketing programs.

Gabbert earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2009 and continues to give back to the profession through her leadership. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of Advancement and Support of Education – District V (CASE V), is the current chair for the Council of Advancement and Support of Education – Indiana (CASE – Indiana), is a member of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

DATES (4-day course)
Monday, February 26, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 5:00p.m. Class
*Lunch is included.
Download full agenda.

Ivy Tech Community Center
22531 Co Rd 18
Goshen, IN 46528

$500 per person – EARLY BIRD
$600 per person ($1,000 discount!) starting January 11, 2018 – February 11, 2018
Cancellations made after February 19 will not be refunded.

Limited space available.
*Due to limited seats and expected high demand of this course, preferential registration is reserved for staff or board members of organizations serving Elkhart County.

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