Governance Series - Lafayette

2017 Douglas W. Eberle 

Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series

Location: The Lafayette Country Club, 1500 S. 9th Street, Lafayette IN 47905

Time: :11:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Cost: $150 / person* for the entire series, or $20 / person for each individual session.*Board members may rotate sessions if one seat is purchased for the organization. 

This educational series is designed to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors, and is being jointly sponsored by NCHS, United Way of Greater Lafayette, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network and The Greater Lafayette Community Foundation. 

National and regional presenters with expertise in board governance will present information essential to guiding and sustaining nonprofits. This series, named after the late Douglas W. Eberle, is especially designed for the volunteer leaders on the nonprofit boards. 

The series is open to any Indiana nonprofit, though preference is given to Tippecanoe and surrounding counties, and limited to 75 attendees per session.

To Register

Feb. 1st - How to Make a Good Board Great
    Chuck Loring - Loring, Sternberg & Associates

   Come learn about the best practices of high performing nonprofit Boards.  You will leave with easy to understand ideas for improving your Board’s performance.  The presentation will include a handout and resources to help you on your journey.  This workshop will be a great learning opportunity for Board leaders, staff who work with Boards, and Board Members who have not had significant governance training previously.  Is your Board the best that it can be?

Mar. 1st - Telling Your Story & Evaluating Impact
    Jennifer Pendleton - Aly Sterling Philanthropy

     Every one of us is distracted by messages coming in from many different channels. How does your organization tell its story and ensure your donors (or prospective donors) understand why they should invest in your organization? This interactive workshop will focus on building (or remodeling) your case for support. We’ll explore the importance of a case for support and how to use it to support your annual fund, capital campaign and major gift efforts. We’ll share examples and encourage you to bring your own to share. You’ll leave this session with a checklist of resources and the inspiration to create your own case for support.

Apr. 5th - How to Make the Ask and be Held Accountable for Success: Boards in Fundraising
    Aly Sterling - Aly Sterling Philanthropy

  Philanthropy begins at home with those closest to the organization – the board, staff and volunteers. After all, how can we ask the community to invest in the organization when those closest to it haven’t been given the opportunity? At the same time, over half of all board chairs and executive directors identify philanthropy as one of the most important areas for board improvement! This dynamic workshop is designed to motivate and inspire, and will provide principles of fundraising that can be immediately personalized and applied by board members. Helping board members identify the fundraising strategies that they’re comfortable deploying will create a culture of philanthropy in your organization – a culture that paves the way to long-term fundraising sustainability.

May 3rd - Essential Elements of the Annual Fund & Raising More Money
Nick Parkevich & Dave Sternberg - Loring, Sternberg & Associates 

Wondering how to improve your annual fund revenue? It may be more simple than you think! This session will explore opportunities and review tactics that may well produce more revenue this year! Take a look at national trends and a close look at how you deploy your fundraising strategies with us…it may yield better results. From direct mail, through events, to engaging your board see how your plan stacks up!

Jun. 7th - Public Image & Public Policy: Advocating for Your Mission
Lucinda Nord - Indiana Library Federation

Aug. 2nd - The Leadership YOU Bring: A Boomers Guide to Greater Impact
Vicky Clark - Building the Capacity of Organizations

Sep. 13th - Minimizing Risk and Preventing Fraud
Melanie Lockwood Herman - Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Oct. 4th - Evaluating Your Board & Recruiting New Talent
Susan Decker - St. Mary of the Woods

Nov. 1st - Engaging Millenials to Serve and Give
Dr. Amy Thayer - Achieve

To Register


2017 Nonprofit Learning Series - Greencastle & Crawfordsville

2017  Putnam & Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Crawfordsville Location:
Crawfordsville Country Club
3272 W. Country Club Rd. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Greencastle Location:
The Inn at DePauw
2 West Seminary Street
Greencastle, IN 46135

Cost: $100 / person / series, or $15 / person / workshop



Tanis Monday at the Putnam County Community Foundation 765-653-4978
Cheryl Keim at the Montgomery County Community Foundation 765-362-1267


Announcing the updated…
Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing Workshop

The two-day Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing program is a great skill builder for the beginner or intermediate grant writer. Whatever your skill level, come with an idea and be ready to write. At the end of Day One, you will have a proposal outline and all of the resources you need to expand your outline into a full proposal.

Return on Day Two with your full proposal and we will put you into the role of a reviewer, teach you strategies for finding funding, and provide you with an opportunity to polish your proposal and send it in for a strong professional review.

When:  Thursday, April 20 and Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern.
Where:  The workshops will be held at Purdue Extension-Tippecanoe County, 3150 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette, IN 47905
Cost:  The workshop is $175.00, which includes all materials and lunch on both days.

Registration:  Registration is available by visiting http://bit.ly/2gdgXFu.  For more information, contact Kym Schwinkendorf at 219-386-5232 or kschwink@purdue.edu or Roberta Crabtree at 765-474-0793 or crabtrrd@purdue.edu.  Please register by Friday, April 7, 2017.

Whether your project is big or small, this workshop will give you the information you need to submit proposals confidently.

NOTE:  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact Roberta Crabtree at 765-474-0793 prior to the workshop.