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Nonprofit Management Mini Academy offers ‘Fundamentals of Grant Development’

ISU Extension & Outreach has partnered with United Ways of Story and Marshall County to present the 2014 Nonprofit Management Mini Academy. The series will include half-day classes designed for staff in the nonprofit business community. These opportunities are meant to enhance your nonprofit knowledge and skills. We invite nonprofit managers, employees, volunteers and board members to attend.

‘The Dating Game: Fundamentals of Grant Development’ will be held June 19.

No, Chuck Woolery won’t be hosting this session but many of his techniques in matchmaking could be useful in your search for the perfect match for funding. Do you currently want to write a grant or have you written one that was not funded? Knowing the systematic steps to formulating a grant application and how to build appropriate relationships with your potential funders is essential!

Join our presenter, Sue McEntee as she outlines the seven most important strategies for writing and submitting proposals, introduces you to a resource that can make your search for funders exciting and less stressful and helps you better understand the “courtship” of potential funders.

Sue McEntee, BA, MPA has over 30 years of management and fundraising experience. Sue has worked in various capacities including Director of Food and Nutrition, Administrator for the Human Gene Therapy Institute and Director of Development in health care. Beyond that she has served as Director of Development for a church and school and as Assistant to the President at a major University. She has successfully conducted donor development plans, served as construction manager, assisted with board recruitment and retention, strategic annual fundraising programs, written and received grants and assisted in the start-up of volunteer organizations. She serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Charitable Giving Resource Center. Sue has experience in securing major gifts, annual giving, grant research and writing, managing donor prospect pools and overseeing donor recognition activities. She has applied her extensive skills in a variety of venues including Iowa Health System, Sacred Heart Parish, Drake University and dozens of nonprofits as a consultant. Sue’s affiliations have included AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals); MIPGC (Mid Iowa Planned Giving Council); CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education); as well as serving as a board member to membership and philanthropic non-profit organizations.

In addition to the June 19th class, the remaining sessions for the Nonprofit Management Mini Academy are August 28 (Four Steps to Program Management) and October 23 (The Eight Essential Functions of the Board of Directors).

Sessions will open with registration at 8:30 a.m., sessions start at 9 a.m. and run until 12 p.m. All sessions will be held at the Oakwood Church – 2400 Oakwood Drive, Ames (southwest of Gateway Hotel and Convention Center) in the North Education Room.

All sessions are $25 and include refreshments. CEU’s are available for an additional $25. Registration must be received no less than 1 week prior to class. Payments may be mailed to: Story County Extension, Attn: Alison Boelman, PO Box 118, Nevada, IA 50201.

For questions regarding the Nonprofit Management Academy, call Alison Boelman at 515-382-6551 or email at aboelman@iastate.edu. You may also contact Jean Kresse at United Way of Story County at (515) 268-5142 or jkresse@uwstory.org.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs are available to all without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

The fees for service will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the Community and Economic Development County Extension Program.

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