Nonprofit Trainings & Seminars

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

Through this leadership series, we offer accessible training and workshops to help local nonprofits maximize their impact, strengthen their organization, and gain valuable ideas to help safeguard their resources. 


Upcoming Opportunities:

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.

Registration for 2023 is now closed. Information for 2024 is coming soon.


Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM): 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 $2,400 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 2024 CFRM is full. We will offer the certification again in 2026.


Cornerstone Training Program: Preliminary findings from the Connected Community Pillar convenings and Grant Review Committee retreats highlight that our nonprofit leaders need training and resources to enhance and grow their leadership skills. Nonprofit leaders complete the program with the critical resources needed to craft a strategic vision plan and garner unity to make it happen. Key components include a more deeply engaged board, a plan for long-term sustainability, professionally trained staff, and an improved culture for higher retention.


Organizational Excellence for Leadership – Sandler Training by Wilcox & Associates, LLC: Sandler is a world leader in sales, management, and leadership training. Organizational Excellence is the foundation of your company’s long-term growth plan. The program, tested and proven in multiple industries, works because it is a sequential, continuous, repeating process. The heart of this powerful leadership model is known as the 6 P’s (Planning, Positions, People, Processes, Performetrics, Passion).