Press Release: Nonprofit Leadership Consortium at Full-Capacity

Press Release: Nonprofit Leadership Consortium at Full-Capacity

The Nonprofit Leadership Consortium has started with a full-capacity class of 30 students. The cohort will meet monthly for this capacity building training to earn their Certificate in Fundraising Management from IU’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and also sharpen their leadership development skills with Harris International.

This capacity building training is an investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of the nonprofit. When capacity building is successful, it strengthens a nonprofit’s ability to fulfill its mission over time, thereby enhancing the nonprofit’s ability to have a positive impact on lives and communities. Capacity building is whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future.

Individuals come from all over the world to earn their CFRM from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The certificate normally costs an individual $5,800+travel expenses. Because the training was brought to Grant County, each student is receiving their CFRM for only $1,500. The remaining costs are being underwritten by a partnership between the United Way of Grant County and the Community Foundation of Grant County. Dawn Brown, President/CEO of the Community Foundation stated, “Although the missions of our organizations are different, we do have some crossover in what we do and who we serve.  It is in this area that Alicia and I decided we would be stronger if we worked together toward the common goal of strengthening the capacity of our Grant County non-profit partners.”  Alicia Hazelwood, Executive Director of the United Way said, “The United Way of Grant County is excited to partner with the Community Foundation to bring professional development of this level to our community. This program will bring training to our partners that normally focus on putting the community and client first. I am so happy to be able to invest back into them in this way.”

Topics being taught in the training include: Principals & Techniques of Fundraising, Developing Annual Sustainability, Developing Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Creating Vision, Time Management, Thinking Bigger, Becoming Solution-Oriented, and Creating an Environment for Change and Growth, among other topics.

The cohort will meet again at Indiana Wesleyan University, September 17th-20th from 8:30-5:00, in the Bedford Banquet Room of IWU’s Barnes Student Center, to discuss the Principals and Techniques of Fundraising, and again each month through May of 2019.


For Immediate Release
Contact: Shelly Jones
Phone: (765) 662-0065
Date: 9/14/2018

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