Expert to speak on nonprofit fundraising at Foundation event

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced that Tim Ardillo, of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, is the speaker for the February and March workshops of the 2016 Nonprofit Learning Series.

Ardillo will present on "Fundraising for Nonprofits Part 1: Essential Elements of a Fundraising Plan and Introduction to Donor Centered Fundraising" on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The workshops will be held 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 this high-quality workshop is $25.

These workshops are the first ones of the 2016 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, second, fifth and sixth workshops (February, March, August and September) will be held in Greencastle at the Inn at DePauw.

The third, fourth, seventh and eighth workshops (April, May, October and November) will be at the Crawfordsville Country Club.

The cost to attend all eight workshops is $100 if registered and paid by Feb. 3.

The remainder of the schedule for the 2016 Non-Profit Learning Series is:

* March 8 -- "Fundraising for Nonprofits Part 2: Cultivating the Donor and Non-Cash Giving" with Tim Ardillo.

* April 12 -- "Poverty Simulation" with Jillian Henry.

* May 10-- "Grant Writing" with June Miller.

* Aug. 9 -- "Running Effective Meetings" with Vicki Floyd Clark.

* Sept. 13 -- "Marketing & Using Social Media" with Laura Huth.

* Oct. 4 -- "Board Recruitment & Orientation" with Susan Decker.

* Nov. 1 -- "Succession Planning" with Chip Neidigh.

To register or for more information visit the Putnam County Community Foundation website at, call 653-4978, or email Vicki Kirby, communications director at

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.

To learn how to start your own endowment, visit or contact the office at 653-4978.

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