• 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
  • James Kramer, CFRE :: BA, University of Notre Dame; 25 years experience in Development in a variety of non-profit settings. Co-founder of the Michiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

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 :: TBA
12 hours :: 1.2 CEUs

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

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