Non-profit expert to speak March 11 in Greencastle

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced that Kris Taylor, of K. Taylor & Associates, will be coming to Greencastle on March 11 to present a workshop titled "Personal Leadership Development: Discover Your Style and Strengths."

The workshop will be conducted at the Inn at DePauw from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a catered lunch and training materials. The cost to attend the workshop is $25.

The March 11 workshop is the first session of the 2014 Non-Profit Learning Series, which is geared toward community leaders who staff or volunteer with non-profit organizations, churches, and units of government, and wish to build their knowledge and skills in areas of governance, fundraising, finances, marketing and more.

"Many people do not realize how much our communities depend upon volunteer leaders," said Elaine Peck, executive director of the Putnam County Community Foundation. "Successful communities have strong nonprofit leaders who have the tools and information and support they need to accomplish their missions."

Brought to Greencastle by the Putnam County Community Foundation and the Montgomery County Community Foundation, the Non-Profit Learning Series consists of eight workshops.

The first five workshops (March-July) will be in Greencastle at the Inn at DePauw. The final three (September-November) will be in Crawfordsville at the Crawfordsville Country Club.

The remainder of the schedule for the 2014 Non-Profit Learning Series is:

April 8 --- "Board Self-Assessments and Building the Board" with Bryan Orander.

May 13 --- "Better Board Meetings and Decision Making" with Susan Decker.

June 10 --- "Boards Role in Fundraising" with Phil Purcell.

July 8 --- Meet the Press with Putnam County media.

Sept. 9 --- "Risk Management --- How to Manage a Crisis and Develop Contingency Plans" with Jennifer Chandler.

Oct. 14 --- "Effective Grant Writing: The Journey to Grantsmanship" with Nick Parkevich.

Nov. 4 -- Meet the Press with Montgomery County media.

To register or for more information, persons may visit the Putnam County Community Foundation website at, call 653-4978, or email Vicki Kirby, office manager, at

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

The Community Foundation has been entrusted with more than 250 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes.

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