Nonprofit Technical Assistance Day

By Jenn D. RSS Thu, April 15, 2010

The Regional Foundation Center (RFC) of the Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating our 36th year of informing the nonprofit community.  Please join us for our 6th annual Nonprofit Technical Assistance Day on Tuesday, April 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium of the Parkway Central Library. 

Did you know that 75 percent of private contributions to nonprofits come from individuals?  Learn more about soliciting and sustaining individual gifts at this year's event.

ANDY ROBINSON--author, fundraiser, grantwriter--will present the first workshop of the day:

MORE ASKERS=MORE MONEY: An All-Staff Approach to Engaging Donors

Most organizations work heroically to get their board members engaged in face to face fundraising--with very mixed results. Yet we tend to forget about the other "human resource" available to us: the staff.  Using successful case studies, Andy will discuss ways to engage employees in cultivating, asking and thanking donors.  (There will be a 20 minute break after Andy's workshop.)

FERNANDO CHANG-MUY, ESQ--former Program Officer at the Philadelphia Foundation, University of Pennsylvania Law Professor, former Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's International Human Rights Committee (to name but a few appointments)--will present the second workshop of the day:

(beginning at about 11:00 a.m.)

This workshop will provide a quick overview for a framework for organizational effectiveness and best practices.  Then, against this backdrop of four core nonprofit areas, Fernando will discuss how resource development is an aspect of effectiveness and also a way of raising money.  He will then hone in on one source of revenue--getting funds, including major gifts, from individuals.

This event is FREE, but registration at is required.  Please write or call 215-686-5423 with questions.

The Regional Foundation Center gratefully acknowledges the support of our Advisory Council, which provides financial and human resources in support of the RFC’s mission.



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