Posts Tagged ‘non-profit’

Introduction to Fundraising Planning-Class Sept. 12 1-2pm

Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

On Wednesday, September 12 from 1-2 pm the Fairfield Public Library will host a live webinar on Introduction to Fundraising Planning.  This class is great for local non-profits, people in the fundraising world and anyone else.

If you’ve never created a financial planning road map for your organization, here is a great place to start!  Invite your board of directors and your fundraising committee so that you can all be on the same page!

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support.

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You’ll learn how to:

  • Take stock of your organization’s strengths and assets
  • Develop a case statement
  • Set fundraising goals
  • Identify funding partners
  • Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar


  • Fundraising Planning
  • Foundation Fundraising
  • Individual Donors
  • Government Funding
  • Earned Income

Sign up for this free class by calling or stopping into the Library- 641.472.6551.  Space is limited.

As always, we love to hear your ideas on further class topics.  Please be in touch!

Non-Profit Summit in Ames November 15 &16

Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Iowa Nonprofit Summit 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:00 AM -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:15 PM (Central Time)
Iowa State University / Scheman Building
Lincoln Way & University Blvd
between Hilton Coliseum and Fisher Theater
Ames, Iowa 50011
United States

Don’t miss this exciting, educational and invaluable conference for Iowa nonprofits and volunteer management professionals!  Use their website to view the evolving agenda, access award nomination information, and find lodging information.  Download the schedule and workshop descriptions here!

Online “early” registration is available just through November 1, so don’t delay!  After November 1, you may still attend this conference, but must register at the door at the on site rate).  A great value for a 2-day conference: $160 ($180 on site) – includes breakfast, lunch, and a break.  Can’t get away for two days?  One-day registration is also available for $90 ($100 on site) – includes breakfast, lunch, and a break.

To ensure you get conference details and information about registration, please visit and use the “register” link to sign up for the Iowa Nonprofit Summit e-mail list or follow conference news on Twitter at #INPOS11


  • Disaster preparedness
  • National service
  • Effectively operating a nonprofit
  • Communications/social media
  • Resource development
  • Grant management
  • P&P training (Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Nonprofit Excellence)
  • Service-learning
  • Volunteer management
  • Risk management and legal issues
  • Days of Service
  • Building community partners
  • Special sessions for AmeriCorps directors and members
  • Workshops of interest to youth, mentoring programs, and Senior Corps directors
  • … and MORE!

Local agencies interested in attending can contact the Fairfield Volunteer Center to arrange possible car-pooling to the conference.  Several scholarship opportunities also exist to help support attendance.  See the website for more information.