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Nonprofits to learn how to make a case for support

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Putnam County Community Foundation will host the fourth of its 2012 Nonprofit Learning Series workshops on Monday, June 11.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Inn at DePauw.

The Learning Series is open to all board members and staff of area nonprofit agencies, churches and units of government, and is designed to help each be more effective in their mission.

The interactive workshop will be led by speaker Phil Purcell, vice president of planned giving at the Ball State Foundation.

Purcell will help participants define the effective use of a "case" for support to your organization. Practical examples will be shared and the key elements of a successful case statement will be explained.

Time will be allowed for each participant to begin work on a case for support for his or her organization.

Since most people have difficulty asking, practical tips for "asking" for a gift will be shared as well as answers to these key questions:

-- Who should make the ask?

-- What should be asked for, and for how much?

-- When should the "ask" be made?

-- Where should the "ask" be presented?

-- Why are you asking for support?

-- How do you make the "ask" and respond to questions or rejections?

The Learning Series is intended for board members and staff of our area nonprofit agencies, churches and units of government and is designed to help each be more effective in their mission.

The workshop is sponsored by DePauw Bonner Scholars and the cost is $15 if registered and paid by June 4, or $25 at the door. The cost includes the workshop, a catered lunch and all workshop materials.

To register, persons may contact Dean Gambill in the Community Foundation office at 653-4978 or dgambill@pcfoundation.org.

The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to administer endowments, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County.



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