South Bend Nonprofit Executives and Board Members Respond Positively to 2017 Nonprofit Training Series offered by The Pokagon Fund

South Bend nonprofits, government and business leaders are attending a series of nonprofit workshops offered by The Pokagon Fund.  The Spring 2017 workshop series includes topics on fundraising, creating an effective board, and creative marketing techniques.  A recent study released by CompassPoint in collaboration with the Evelyn and Walter Hass, Jr. Fund entitled, UnderDeveloped – a National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising – found that 23% of nonprofits surveyed had no fundraising plan and 75% of executive directors stated board member engagement in fundraising as severely lacking.  Since many nonprofits making serving their top priority, which is noble, raising money must parallel that work or service will disappear.  Without a clear, concise fundraising plan that includes support and involvement  of the entire staff and board, a nonprofit can easily be swallowed up by the market. 

Nonprofit training offered by The Pokagon Fund, which encourages every nonprofit to bring at least one of their newest board members, offers a four-hour workshop on how to fundraise, get your board more actively involved in gift solicitation, and how to effectively communicate your mission in an effective way.  A 2011 survey of 3,000 nonprofit leaders (Daring to Lead) reported fewer than 50% of the survey respondents had board members actively engaged in donor identification and prospecting. 

For nonprofits that are grantees of The Pokagon Fund, the entire series is offered for $60 per person.  For registration information, click here:

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