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Paul Clarke Leadership Series

With education comes knowledge, which leads to stronger, more viable nonprofits. It’s one distinct way we’re giving back to the organizations that give so much to our community. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is pleased to be able to continue to bring the Paul Clarke Leadership Series to Allen County!

Through this training initiative, we have offered accessible and free monthly workshops to help local nonprofits maximize their impact, strengthen their organization, and gain valuable ideas to help safeguard their resources. This legacy continues with more immersive training opportunities in 2022.

Opportunities in 2022 include:

JumpStart, a 12-month fundraising capacity building program in partnership with the Network for Good. Participating nonprofits will receive personal coaching, professional services, software, and an evidence-based framework in this immersive, year-long program.

  • 2022 Registration closed with 10 agencies participating.
  • 2021, 19 agencies participated.

Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) through a four-course curriculum being offered locally in partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy through their highly regarded Fund Raising School.

The local four-course curriculum will begin in March and end in late June, with one course offered per month. Due to space limitations, participation will be limited to one person per organization. The total cost for the full course curriculum is $1,500 and participants must attend all four sessions in full. Each course will be taught by instructors from the Indianapolis-based Fund Raising School and will be held in the Chapman Room at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

The full course schedule and offerings are as follows:

  • Principles and Techniques of Fundraising: March 28 through March 31 (4 day course)
  • Developing Major Gifts: April 26 through April 28 (3 day course)
  • Developing Annual Sustainability: May 24 and May 25 (2 day course)
  • Managing the Capital Campaign: June 21 through June 23 (3 day course)

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is excited to announce the new nonprofit calendar for education and training for Allen County Nonprofits! The calendar includes events submitted for Allen County nonprofits. If you have a nonprofit training, please submit it using the link below. If your event is at CFGFW, please remember to reserve a room.

If you have any questions, please contact Meg Saxman.

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