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2019 Introduction to Fundraising Course (Mentoring Included!)

  • Sorensen Hall - Augustana College 639 38th Street Rock Island, IL 61201 (map)

This free program allows beginning fundraisers and those interested in learning more about the field to learn from experienced professionals.  Each session is taught by a development professional who has expertise in their subject area.  At the end of the seven class sessions, those students who have attended at least five of the seven sessions will be matched with an experienced fundraiser who will serve as their mentor in subsequent months.

This program has introduced and mentored numerous local nonprofit professionals about this fun and rewarding work. 

Classes meet in room 137 in Sorensen Hall on the Augustana Campus.  Sorensen Hall is located on the northeast corner of 38th Street and 7th Avenue in Rock Island and the address is 639  38th Street.  Parking is in the Centennial Hall parking lot (northwest corner of 38th Street and 7th Avenue)– with visitor parking located on the west side of the lot next to Centennial Hall.

Each class will meet from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The following dates and topics are planned (subject to change):

  1.  Friday, March 29, Introduction to Development with Gray Rowe

  2. Friday, April 12, Getting Organized for Development with Jenny Von Kaenel

  3. Friday, April 26, Annual Giving with Sue Rector

  4. Friday, May 10, Grant Writing with Linda Wastyn

  5. Friday, May 24, Major gifts with Barbara Melbourne

  6. Friday, June 7, Working with your Board of Directors, Volunteers and CEO with Missy Gowey

  7. Friday, June 21, Donor Relations and Stewardship with Anne Calder

This is a FREE program offered by AFP Quad Cities so we can invest in the growth and prosperity of our non-profit professionals with the support of the Regional Development Authority and the Quad Cities Community Foundation.

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