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Foundation offering free 2-day workshop

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com

The Henry County Community Foundation is hosting a special workshop Feb. 28 and March 1 to teach local charity groups how to better meet their fundraising goals.

“Fundraising for Small Nonprofits” is a program from The Fund Raising School, IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

The two-day event is free to one person from each Henry County nonprofit organization, up to 30 participants.

Reservation deadline is Feb. 16. Call 765-529-2235 or email info@henrycountycf.org to RSVP for one free seat. Additional spots are available for $199.

The workshop will teach Henry County nonprofits the primary principles and techniques of fundraising and how to apply those techniques to their small-budget organizations.

People attending the free fundraising workshop will also develop recruitment strategies to help their fundraising team and learn to make an effective fundraising action plan.

Participants will receive a comprehensive study guide with models for future reference, hands-on experience in planning special events and interactive training on how to ask for support.

The workshop will also give local charities the chance to network with other professionals dealing with similar challenges.  

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our local nonprofit organizations,” said ​Henry County Community Foundation Development and Marketing Director Michelle Leonard.

Over two days, participants will learn about the The Fundraising Cycle and The Six Rights of Fundraising from Senior Lecturer and Director of The Fund Raising School Bill Stanczykiewicz.

Stanczykiewicz is a “Sagamore of the Wabash,” has presented at the  White House Conference on Helping America’s Youth, and the Rockefeller Foundation identified him as a “Next Generation Leader.”

Before becoming director of The Fund Raising School, Stanczykiewicz was president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, a statewide nonprofit that promotes healthy youth development and academic achievement by providing capacity-building professional development, technical assistance and funding.

Prior to leading the Indiana Youth Institute, Stanczykiewicz was policy director for community renewal for the office of the mayor of Indianapolis, where he devised and directed the Front Porch Alliance, an innovative collaboration among faith-based and other community organizations to strengthen families and communities in Indianapolis.

He previously served as a key legislative aide to U.S. Senator Dan Coats on the Senate’s Subcommittee on Children & Families. Stanczykiewicz also taught an undergraduate course in nonprofit leadership and management at Purdue University.

Stanczykiewicz’s community activities include volunteering with an inner-city youth organization, coaching youth sports and serving on the board of the local community foundation.