Nonprofit Trainings & Seminars

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 the days ahead.

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.


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 $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
  • Developing Major Gifts
  • Developing Annual Sustainability
  • Managing the Capital Campaign

Registration for 2024 will open in the fall of 2023.