'Toxic Charity' author Lupton to address Learning Series

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The May workshop in the 2015 Nonprofit Learning Series, sponsored by the Putnam County Community Foundation and the Montgomery County Community Foundation, will feature Robert Lupton as the speaker.

Lupton is the author of "Toxic Charity." The workshop is set for May 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Crawfordsville Country Club.

Cost of the workshop is only $15 if registered and paid by April 28 or $25 at the door. Participants are advised to register early because there is a limited amount of seating available.

Lupton has spent more than 40 years of his life in inner-city Atlanta, working to rebuild urban neighborhoods where families can flourish and children can grow into healthy adults. He has developed two mixed income subdivisions, organized a multi-racial congregation, started a number of businesses, created housing for hundreds of families and initiated a wide range of human services in his community through FCS Urban Ministries, a non-profit organization he founded.

The May 5 session will be a candid examination of current charitable practices intended to help the poor that are at best ineffective and may actually leave them worse off. Participants will learn essential principles of empowering service and measurable criteria for assessing the effectiveness of charitable activity and the appropriate application.

The Nonprofit Learning Series is designed to enrich and advance nonprofit associations, organizations, churches and units of government. 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 vkirby@pcfoundation.org.

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

The Nonprofit Learning Series is made possible by the unrestricted community grants endowments administered by the Foundation.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: