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Fundraising for Success: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy in Support of the Mission

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Friday, February 7, 2020
9 am to 3:30 pm
WCU at Biltmore Park
Fee: $89 Non-CNP Workshop/ $300 for the CNP Course

This one-day workshop can be taken as part of the kick-off for the Fundraising for Nonprofits CNP course, or as a stand-alone workshop for professional development. Price will vary depending on registration type.
Participants will learn about the structure and responsibilities of the development function within nonprofit organizations.

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This will include developing an understanding of the basic principles and history of philanthropy and the profession of fundraising. You will explore the ways in which the development function is structured within a nonprofit organization and what kinds of resources are needed for success. You will examine the role of development as a strategic function of nonprofits that influences an organization's ability to fulfill its mission. Finally, the legal and ethical frameworks surrounding fundraising and philanthropy will be presented and explored.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will understand the:

  • Structure and responsibilities of the development function within nonprofit organizations
  • Methods and motivation for raising funds from traditional sources (individuals, corporations, foundations)
  • Emerging trends and innovations in financial resource development in nonprofit organizations, including the use of technology to meet fundraising goals;
  • The importance of creating a culture of philanthropy within an organization and the role the case for support plays in making that happen

This workshop is being offered as a standalone training or can be taken as part of the Certified Nonprofit Professional Program. For more information on the CNP program, email jcthompson@wcu.edu or call 828-227-7397.

Instructor: Alex Comfort, CFRE

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