The Fund Raising School: Fundraising for the Small Nonprofit

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 8:30am to Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:00pm
McCarthy Center for Nonprofit Learning
Roshek Building
700 Locust St., Second Floor
Dubuque, IA 52001


September 16 and 17, 2020
8:30 to 5 p.m. each day

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During this two-day workshop, you will learn principles and techniques to elevate your fundraising.

Your organization is doing exceptional work. You are passionate about your mission. The potential is great — if only more funding were available.

Effective fundraising practices can be adapted to meet the unique realities of smaller nonprofits (and nonprofits of all sizes). Learn to effectively use your time and existing resources —including board members and other volunteers — to achieve your fundraising goals.

Workshop topics include The Fundraising Cycle, Making the Philanthropic Request and developing an individual action plan.

Presenter: Bill Stanczykiewicz
As assistant dean of external relations, Bill oversees communications and fundraising for the for the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis Lilly Family School of Philanthropy while directing The Fund Raising School. He serves as a core faculty member, teaching graduate and bachelor's level courses on philanthropy and fund raising. He also served for 17 years as president and CEO of the nonprofit Indiana Youth Institute and as policy director for community renewal in the Indiana mayor's office. Before joining the civic, nonprofit and education sectors, he had a 10-year career in media. During that time, he was honored as Indiana Sportscaster of the Year.

Cost (includes breakfast and lunch each day)
$275: AFP Members
$300: Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque endowed nonprofits
$350: All others

Many of the concepts taught in this course apply to fundraising for all nonprofits, not just small nonprofits. Representatives from organizations of all sizes are welcome to attend. Professional and volunteer fundraisers are invited.

Questions? Please contact Amy Schauer at 563-690-9623.

Register for this Event
  • AFP Members: $275.00
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Endowed Nonprofits: $300.00
  • Non-AFP Members or Non-Community Foundation Endowed Nonprofits: $350.00

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