Board's role in fundraising focus of June 10 Foundation workshop

Sunday, June 1, 2014
Courtesy Photo Philip Purcell

The Putnam County Community Foundation will host the fourth of its 2014 Nonprofit Learning Series workshops June 10.

The Community Foundation encourages board members and staff from area nonprofit agencies, churches and units of government to attend the Learning Series workshops, which are designed to help them become more effective community leaders.

The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Inn at DePauw in Greencastle.

Phil Purcell is currently the vice president for Planned Giving and Endowment Stewardship at the Ball State University Foundation. He has consulted on behalf of more than 300 different charitable organizations.

His consulting has focused on state and federal legal issues, philanthropy, and nonprofit governance.

In describing the workshop, Purcell said, "This workshop will be a highly interactive discussion of why and how the board of directors can play an important role in the fundraising success of your organization."

Specific topics that will be discussed at the workshop include the creation of a fundraising plan, goals setting and the use of board committees. Purcell will also share specific strategies to demonstrate how board members can be involved with identification, cultivation, solicitation, negotiation, recognition and stewardship of donors.

Coordinated by the Putnam County Community Foundation and the Montgomery County Community Foundation, the workshop is sponsored by First National Bank.

Cost to attend the workshop is $25 or $15 if registered and paid by June 3. The cost includes the workshop, a catered lunch and all workshop materials.

To register, persons may contact Vicki Kirby in the Putnam County Community Foundation office at 653-4978 or

The Putnam County Community 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.

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