Living the Mission: Inspiring Donors – A panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders
May 20, 2016, 12 noon – 1:30 PM | Phillips Recreation Center | 505 W Stoughton St, Urbana, IL 61801 | map | Register
Isak Griffiths, Executive Director, Courage Connection
Melany Jackson, Executive Director, C-U at Home
Kelly White, Executive Director, 40 North, Champaign County Arts Council
Moderator: Ellen Kirsanoff, Urbana Park District
Join the AFPECI for an informative panel discussion with local nonprofit executive directors who will explore how they and their staffs are going beyond program delivery and are ‘living the mission’ of their organization! Opportunities and challenges they will address include: Is there a risk to living so close to the heart of the organization? How do they stay grounded and passionate about their organizations? How do they translate their personal connection to the mission into organizational values and a working vision for their board members? How does living the mission inspire donors for the long term? And how does a development professional fuse their executive director’s passion into the brand of the organization?
At the conclusion of this session, participants will:
-Learn how and when to introduce donors to an organizations’ leadership
-Learn how executive directors who are living their mission engage donors and volunteers
-Explore methods to inspire new and long-term donors and keep them engaged
Lunch is included!
AFP Members: $20
Non-AFP Members: $30
Fundamentals of Fundraising Course – short course covers all aspects of successful nonprofit fundraising
August 25 and 26, 2016 | United Way of Champaign County, 404 W Church St, Champaign, IL | map | Register
The instructors are senior fundraisers from the community including several who have achieved the CFRE designation.
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is a 16-hour intensive program that will provide an overview of skills, techniques, and program components for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience. The course consist of seven modules designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges nonprofit organizations face every day. The course counts for 16.0 points of CFRE Credit for initial certification or recertification. Read more