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  • Janine Andrysiak | MSA, University of Notre Dame; Experienced grant writer and fund raiser
  • Kristi Bly | BS, North Central College; Business Consultant & Coach with Evolving Paths
  • Leigh Ann Jacobson, CFRE | MA, Arcadia University; Fundraising executive, lecturer, and writer; 15 years of fundraising and nonprofit management experience in higher education, independent schools, and social services.

Fundamentals of Fundraising

A great introduction for those new to the field!

The Fundamentals of Fundraising course provides new fundraisers with an introduction into the building blocks of effective practice.  This 12-hour course addresses the real world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. In addition, the course features small group projects making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.

Topics include 

  • Fundraising Overview
  • Importance of Data Capturing and Integrity
  • Developing an Integrated Fundraising Program
  • Cultivating and Stewarding Donors
  • Securing the Gift, and Managing Volunteers

Instructor | Leigh Ann Jacobson
12 hours | 1.2 CEUs

Thurs., Fri. | July 24-25 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
South Bend     [online registration coming soon | e-mail for information]

Thurs., Fri. | Oct. 16-17 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
South Bend     [online registration coming soon | e-mail for information]

Community Involvement that Works, that Matters, that Empowers

Give-to-Get employee volunteering, also called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), invigorates corporate public relations by effectively raising the bar for the community. There is no downside to people learning to find a positive voice that works in service and contributes to the greater good.

Participants will learn

  • How to engage a community as a whole for mentoring youth
  • How better communication fosters safer communities
  • How to liberate people to their best contribution
  • How differences can be the vehicle for growth
  • How to understand that community involvement comes with public relations benefits

Community Involvement can lead to better businesses, safer communities and better-focused youth.

Instructor | Kristi Bly
3 hours | 0.3 CEU

Fri. | Sept. 26 | 9 a.m.-12 noon
South Bend     [online registration coming soon | e-mail for information]       

Introduction to Grant Writing

In this introductory course learn the fundamental principles you need to develop successful grant proposals. 

Topics include

  • how to identify funding sources
  • how to develop a case for support
  • what are proposal components
  • how to prepare a budget
  • how to explain objectives, writing styles and format, and grant administration.

Instructor | Janine Andrysiak
12 hours | 1.2 CEUs

6 Wed. | Sept. 3-Oct. 15  [Excl. Oct. 8] | 6-8 p.m.
South Bend     [online registration coming soon | e-mail for information]