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Lawrence Tech holds spring training for fund raisers and grant seekers May 7-8

Release Date: April 21, 2009

Southfield, Mich. - Spring training for fund raisers and grant seekers will be held Thursday and Friday, May 7-8, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield.

The registration fee is $200 with some discounts available. Participants can register online at For information, contact Lawrence Tech's Center for Nonprofit Management at (248) 204-3095 or

The Michigan-specific program will be led by Michael Montgomery, an adjunct professor at Lawrence Tech's graduate nonprofit management program who is one of the region's leading consultants and educators in this field.

This two-day intensive training is designed to benefit both new and experienced fund raisers and grant writers by offering specific adjustments to their fund-raising strategies, tactics and programs.

Participants will learn:

  • How to increase giving by involving organization leadership in fund raising.
  • Simple changes they can make to grow broad-based giving to their agencies.
  • New strategies for building or growing their major gifts programs.
  • How to design an effective case for corporate support in the new economy.
  • Simple strategies for increasing the effectiveness of their grant seeking.
  • How to find and prioritize prospects for grant funding.
  • How to write better proposals using the Proposal Builder tools.

Lawrence Tech offers master's level certification in nonprofit management, including a professional fund-raising course.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers over 80 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes 75 years ago, and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech's 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Livonia, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.