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Fundraising 101 Series Aimed At New Development Professionals

WASHINGTON - If you have recently started in the fundraising profession, a new series of workshops is just what you are looking for! The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Washington, DC Metro Area AFP Chapter and The Washington Council of Agencies (WCA) are co-sponsoring four workshops in 'Fundraising 101: Building on the Essentials' between May and November 2003, in Washington, D.C.

Each three-hour workshop will help you develop basic fundraising skills that can be tailored to your nonprofit. This essential information, plus the relationships developed during the program, will be invaluable to you and your organization.

Workshop 1: Starting a Development Program - Tuesday, May 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m. The session will provide a comprehensive overview of the ways that an integrated development program can enhance the effectiveness of a charity through relationship building and resource development. Topics include researching sources of giving in the United States, the essential roles and responsibilities of board and staff members, components of an integrated development program, and other topics of use when starting a fundraising program. Faculty: Roberta A. Healey, CFRE, Principal, Farr Healey Consulting LLC, West Chester, Pa.

Workshop 2: Annual Giving - Wednesday, Aug. 6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Discover core constituencies and turn them into annual donors. Faculty: Shirley Robinson, CFRE, Director of Development, North Carolina Rural Center, Raleigh, N.C.

Workshop 3: Board and Volunteer Development - Wednesday, Sept. 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Learn how to capitalize on the use of volunteers and how to engage these volunteers while raising money cost effectively. Faculty: Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, Principal, Capital Venture Consulting & Training to Advance Philanthropy, Reading, Pa.

Workshop 4: Individual and Major Gifts - Wednesday, Nov. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In this session participants will learn how to engage donors at a deeper level so that their annual giving reaches the maximum financial capacity. Faculty: Robert J. Crandall, senior consultant with American City Bureau, Pottstown, Pa.

All faculty members leading the workshops are graduates of AFP's Faculty Training Academy.

The workshops will be held in the WCA Conference Room, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, D.C.

The registration fee is $55 per session. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until each class is filled.

To register, please complete the form, under Attachments below, print it and fax to (703) 684-0540. Or you may mail the completed form to AFP, Attn: Shonda Overton, 4300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203-4168.

Payment must accompany registration. Include credit card information on faxed forms or enclose your check if you register by mail.

If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Carolyn Schick at (703) 684-0410, ext. 466.

Attachments

Fundraising 101 Registration Form — PDF Format, 19029KB

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