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Spring Training For

Fundraisers& Grantseekers

May 7 & 8, 2009

Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan

Special Focus: Taking advantage of new federal funding opportunities

 

The Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University is pleased to offer Spring Training for Fundraisers and Grantseekers, Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 , 9:00 am - 3:30pm at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI.

Spring Training is context-sensitive, Michigan-specific fundraising training led by

Michael J. Montgomery, Adjunct Professor at Lawrence Technological University's graduate nonprofit management program. Michael Montgomery is one of the region's leading consultants and educators in fundraising and Grantwriting. 

This two-day intensive pre-season training is designed to benefit both new and experienced fundraisers and grant writers.  This workshop will show attendees how to improve fundraising and Grantseeking using specific adjustments to their fundraising strategies, tactics and programs. 

Participants will learn:

  • How to increase giving by involving organization leadership in your fundraising
  • Simple changes you can make to grow Broad Based Giving to your agency
  • New strategies for building or growing your Major Gifts program
  • Designing an effective case for Corporate Support in the new economy
  • Simple strategies for increasing the effectiveness of your grant seeking
  • How to find and prioritize prospects for grant funding
  • To write better proposals using the Proposal Builder tools.

 



This seminar is full, but if you wish to receive information regarding the next available seminar: Training for Fundraisers and Grantseekers, please email nonprofitcenter@ltu.edu 

 

For more information, contact:

Jerry Lindman, J.D.
Director, Center for Nonprofit Management
College of Management
Lawrence Technological University

Phone: 1-800-CALL-LTU or (248) 204-3095
Email:  nonprofitcenter@ltu.edu

Schedule for Spring Training

May 7 & 8, 2009

Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University

Thursday, May 7 -- Strategic Fundraising

No fundraiser has the time to do everything that they should do.  So, the focus will be on understanding the changing dynamics of the Michigan funding scene, finding "low hanging fruit" and learning how to most effectively fundraise in these turbulent times.

 

Agenda for Day One - Morning

Agenda for Day One - Afternoon

Welcome and Introductions

Simple steps you can take to increase online giving

Michigan Fundraising in 2009

Corporate Giving in Tough Times

Strategic Fundraising - Why people give and how you can get them to give more.

Improving the value proposition for Corporations

Strengthening your case for support

Cultivating Corporate Prospects and Donors.

Building your Major Giving Program

Foundation fundraising in tough times.

Incorporating Basic Planned Giving

"Foundations are people too, so Cultivate them!"

Strengthening your Annual Fund/Appeal

 

 

Friday, May 8 - Improving Your Grant Seeking

Day Two takes the same strategic approach to fundraising and applies it to grant seeking. The day begins with where grants "fit" within the budget of a healthy agency, continues with "how to" lessons in proposal writing using the new Proposal Builder tools and concludes with a session on how to gain a leg up for your agency with funders.

 

Agenda for Day Two - Morning

Agenda for Day One - Afternoon

Welcome and Introductions

Describing project/program mechanics.  

Thinking Intelligently about Grants.

Sorting out Goals, Objectives, Measures and Targets.

Introduction to Proposal Builder tools

Building Budgets and Writing Budget Narratives

How to write about the mission, purpose, history and accomplishments of your organization.

Grant research.

Describing your desired future state and why what you propose is needed.

Building relationships with funders and "stacking the deck" in your favor.

 

Course Materials: All Attendees get copies of Fundraising for Community Agencies and Projects, an upcoming manual and "tool kit" for fund raisers.  Day Two registrants also get Proposal Builder, a CD of Word© and Excel© based proposal writing tools, including the Program Development Form, Logic Modeler and Budget Builder.  Consider starting an actual proposal using Proposal Builder as you learn.

About the Instructor: Michael J. Montgomery is senior affiliated consultant with The Remington Group and an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate College of Management at Lawrence Tech University.  Prior to joining the Remington Group, Mike worked with such organizations at Focus: HOPE Campaign, Wayne State University and Hudson-Webber Foundation.  With the Remington Group, Mike has worked on major campaigns and fundraising projects for organizations including Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Focus: HOPE, The Henry Ford, Holy Cross Children's Services, Lawrence Tech, NSO, Project Lead the Way, Salvation Army, University of Michigan Alumni Association, Wayne State University, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.  

 

Nonprofit LTU Logo

Spring Training For

Fundraisers& Grantseekers

May 7 & 8, 2009

Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan

Special Focus: Taking advantage of new federal funding opportunities

 

The Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University is pleased to offer Spring Training for Fundraisers and Grantseekers, Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 , 9:00 am - 3:30pm at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI.

Spring Training is context-sensitive, Michigan-specific fundraising training led by

Michael J. Montgomery, Adjunct Professor at Lawrence Technological University's graduate nonprofit management program. Michael Montgomery is one of the region's leading consultants and educators in fundraising and Grantwriting. 

This two-day intensive pre-season training is designed to benefit both new and experienced fundraisers and grant writers.  This workshop will show attendees how to improve fundraising and Grantseeking using specific adjustments to their fundraising strategies, tactics and programs. 

Participants will learn:

  • How to increase giving by involving organization leadership in your fundraising
  • Simple changes you can make to grow Broad Based Giving to your agency
  • New strategies for building or growing your Major Gifts program
  • Designing an effective case for Corporate Support in the new economy
  • Simple strategies for increasing the effectiveness of your grant seeking
  • How to find and prioritize prospects for grant funding
  • To write better proposals using the Proposal Builder tools.

 



This seminar is full, but if you wish to receive information regarding the next available seminar: Training for Fundraisers and Grantseekers, please email nonprofitcenter@ltu.edu 

 

For more information, contact:

Jerry Lindman, J.D.
Director, Center for Nonprofit Management
College of Management
Lawrence Technological University

Phone: 1-800-CALL-LTU or (248) 204-3095
Email:  nonprofitcenter@ltu.edu

Schedule for Spring Training

May 7 & 8, 2009

Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University

Thursday, May 7 -- Strategic Fundraising

No fundraiser has the time to do everything that they should do.  So, the focus will be on understanding the changing dynamics of the Michigan funding scene, finding "low hanging fruit" and learning how to most effectively fundraise in these turbulent times.

 

Agenda for Day One - Morning

Agenda for Day One - Afternoon

Welcome and Introductions

Simple steps you can take to increase online giving

Michigan Fundraising in 2009

Corporate Giving in Tough Times

Strategic Fundraising - Why people give and how you can get them to give more.

Improving the value proposition for Corporations

Strengthening your case for support

Cultivating Corporate Prospects and Donors.

Building your Major Giving Program

Foundation fundraising in tough times.

Incorporating Basic Planned Giving

"Foundations are people too, so Cultivate them!"

Strengthening your Annual Fund/Appeal

 

 

Friday, May 8 - Improving Your Grant Seeking

Day Two takes the same strategic approach to fundraising and applies it to grant seeking. The day begins with where grants "fit" within the budget of a healthy agency, continues with "how to" lessons in proposal writing using the new Proposal Builder tools and concludes with a session on how to gain a leg up for your agency with funders.

 

Agenda for Day Two - Morning

Agenda for Day One - Afternoon

Welcome and Introductions

Describing project/program mechanics.  

Thinking Intelligently about Grants.

Sorting out Goals, Objectives, Measures and Targets.

Introduction to Proposal Builder tools

Building Budgets and Writing Budget Narratives

How to write about the mission, purpose, history and accomplishments of your organization.

Grant research.

Describing your desired future state and why what you propose is needed.

Building relationships with funders and "stacking the deck" in your favor.

 

Course Materials: All Attendees get copies of Fundraising for Community Agencies and Projects, an upcoming manual and "tool kit" for fund raisers.  Day Two registrants also get Proposal Builder, a CD of Word© and Excel© based proposal writing tools, including the Program Development Form, Logic Modeler and Budget Builder.  Consider starting an actual proposal using Proposal Builder as you learn.

About the Instructor: Michael J. Montgomery is senior affiliated consultant with The Remington Group and an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate College of Management at Lawrence Tech University.  Prior to joining the Remington Group, Mike worked with such organizations at Focus: HOPE Campaign, Wayne State University and Hudson-Webber Foundation.  With the Remington Group, Mike has worked on major campaigns and fundraising projects for organizations including Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Focus: HOPE, The Henry Ford, Holy Cross Children's Services, Lawrence Tech, NSO, Project Lead the Way, Salvation Army, University of Michigan Alumni Association, Wayne State University, and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.  

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