Fundraising Academy Open House

JOIN US FOR THE FUNDRAISING ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

Want to enhance your fundraising efforts and develop a successful nonprofit? Join us at our upcoming Fundraising Academy open house, where you’ll learn more about the Fundraising Academy 30-course program and how it will benefit your nonprofit organization. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with instructors and alumni at this open house event.

The Fundraising Academy at John F. Kennedy University includes a series of courses that provide the applied knowledge of nonprofit fundraising principles. Increase your capacity to strategically identify opportunities for funding, execute cause-selling techniques, develop major gifts, and organize planned giving.

Mark your calendar today, and let’s make #philanthropy happen.

Fundraising Academy Open House

JOIN US FOR THE FUNDRAISING ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE

Want to enhance your fundraising efforts and develop a successful nonprofit? Join us at our upcoming Fundraising Academy open house, where you’ll learn more about the Fundraising Academy 30-course program and how it will benefit your nonprofit organization. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with instructors and alumni at this open house event.

The Fundraising Academy at John F. Kennedy University includes a series of courses that provide the applied knowledge of nonprofit fundraising principles. Increase your capacity to strategically identify opportunities for funding, execute cause-selling techniques, develop major gifts, and organize planned giving.

Mark your calendar today, and let’s make #philanthropy happen.

Writing Center Workshop

Join us for an APA Style Basics  writing workshop on  Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm,  in Room S202, Office of Student Experience at the Pleasant Hill campus or via this ZOOM link https://nu.zoom.us/j/8674299059.

We will discuss strategies for avoiding plagiarism and using APA style with confidence and purpose.

VALOR Center Town Hall Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, November 7th at 9:30am in the VALOR Center Rm S229 for our monthly Town Hall meeting! Breakfast will be served

Featured Speakers

Prior to Shaundi Goins becoming a transformational coach, trainer, speaker, and author, he was a 23-year-old homeless U.S. NAVY veteran who hit rock bottom. He was homeless, broke, addicted to drugs and alcohol, depressed, and suicidal.

He got sober in late 2001. For the next five years, he went on a journey to become a student of personal development. In 2007, he was mentored by a multi-millionaire business coach, speaker, and trainer. He got plugged into a simple system that allowed him to quadruple my annual income in four short years.

Please join us is welcoming Shaundi to the VALOR Center and hearing his incredible story!

Thursday Soapbox: Journey Toward Inclusivity

Subsequent to our celebration of the first ever International Pronouns Day, JFKU’s efforts to raise awareness surrounding the LGBTQ community experience continues with this installation of the Soapbox series aimed at sharing stories and facilitating further cultural understanding.

This installation of the Soapbox is the result of an exciting new partnership between JFKU and the Rainbow Community Center, a Concord-based nonprofit offering institutional trainings to strengthen cultural competency and understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility.
Members of the organization will join us to share personal stories, including challenges and rewards, from the journey toward inclusivity.

“This topic is something that impacts everyone,” says Benisa Berry, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at JFKU. No matter what field you’re in, humans need to be aware of each other in order to successfully interact. “People are at different levels of knowing about this,” continues Berry. “It’s important to get everyone on the same page, and we are creating a safe, non-judgmental environment for students, staff, and our broader community to do so.” We hope you’ll join us!

Donor Cultivation

How much do you really know about your donor’s interests and about what they are hoping will come of their gifts? Such information is crucial to your ability to engage your donor in a personal way and to further cultivate the relationship. This talk will look at how working with community foundations can help nonprofits build meaningful knowledge of their donors.

In this Lunch and Learn session, hosted by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University, we will hear from Jeri Boomgaarden, Director of Donor Services with the East Bay Community Foundation. Jeri will discuss her work in an ever-growing facet of fundraising—the donor-advised fund. The exchange of information that occurs between donor and foundation in this unique relationship is crucial for nonprofits aiming to better understand how to work with and cultivate donors.

“Working with community foundations is coming to be more and more critical,” explains Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University. “It is a way for the foundations to learn more about organizations and what they’re doing, but also for the organizations to learn more about how to work with donors.” Join us for some lunch and to explore this exciting new avenue toward donor cultivation.

Lunch and Learn with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy’s Lunch and Learn series at John F. Kennedy University invites you to come get on a first-name basis with your nonprofit peers while hearing from an expert on a pertinent issue in the field. A light lunch will also be provided!

Each installment of the Lunch and Learn series begins with a half hour of networking followed by an hour-long lecture-style presentation, and finally, Q&A. “The purpose of the series is to help address an issue that nonprofits are challenged with, including fundraising and other issues that have a bearing on overall organizational sustainability,” explains Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. “It’s also designed to create and build community among folks working in the social sector.”

10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network present a webinar on digital fundraising with Matthew Stein, Senior Director of Partnerships at EveryAction, and a digital strategist to progressive social causes since the birth of the Internet.

AFP Webinar: Welcome to the C-Suite: Leadership Transitions from the Trenches to the Top

“The C-Suite.” This is the land of the “Chiefs”: the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operational Officer, and, of course, the Chief Executive Officer. The opportunity to be on the executive leadership team is the goal for many development professionals, but what happens when you actually make it there, and how should you invest in your own leadership development to make the transition? In this panel discussion, we will address the challenges and rewards of moving to an executive leadership role, the leadership skill gaps that can prevent you from being a good candidate, and advice on evaluating your own career progression to see where you should invest in professional development.