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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

  • Address: 555 E. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 426-4083
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The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a catalyst for community improvement, promoting philanthropic and strategic partnerships that enhance the quality of life in Allen County. Our mission is to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals. Together, we are powering generosity and maximizing impact in our community.

  • 2019-05-02 08:30:00 2019-05-02 11:30:00 2019 Paul Clarke & IUW Nonprofit Leadership Series - May 2 <p>May 2—Board vs. Staff Roles: Who’s job is it? &#8211; Melissa Brown <br />Board and Staff each have a distinct set of roles and responsibilities. And some roles overlap! Is your organization working within clear roles? Learn how to end the “not my job” mentality and maximize capacity by establishing clear organizational structure and role clarity.</p> 555 E. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-05-14 11:30:00 2019-05-14 13:00:00 Insights into Great Relationships: the Board Chair/CEO Partnership <p>A strong working relationship between nonprofit staff and board leadership is key to the organization’s long-term success in both program impact and financial sustainability. Research has confirmed the importance of the board chair in setting the tone for the work of the board and the working relationship with the CEO.<br /><br />Two sessions, led by different governance experts, will explore and discuss the kinds of working relationships that the board chair will want to establish with both the CEO and also with the broader board. We encourage the board chair to attend both sessions and bring their CEO along to the first session and their vice-chair or another executive committee member to the second session.<br /><br />Session 1 &#8211; Board Chair/CEO Partnership &#8211; April 25, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm<br />Bryan Orander, President of Charitable Advisors and a BoardSource®-certified Governance Trainer, will focus attention on the board chair working with the CEO/staff and the attitudes, communications, and operational role of this critical relationship.<br /><br />Session 2 &#8211; Board Chair/Vice-Chair &#8211; May 14, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm <br />Ruth Purcell Jones, an independent nonprofit consultant with 25 years of building the capacity of organizations, individuals, boards, and teams will discuss governance, strategic planning, leadership, team building, and coaching.<br /><br />Each lunchtime session will include insights from the board leaders of local organizations who will share their experiences for discussion and reflection. Seating is limited to 36 attendees and will be held at the Community Foundation, 555 East Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Please note that each person attending the seminar will have to RSVP individually.</p> 555 E. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-06 08:30:00 2019-06-06 11:30:00 2019 Paul Clarke & IUW Nonprofit Leadership Series - June 6 <p>June 6— Implementing/Reviewing Strategic Plan &#8211; Mike Stone <br />Strategic planning is paramount to the success and vitality of nonprofit organizations, but what happens once it’s created? Your strategic plan should be a living, breathing document, reviewed frequently and updated accordingly. Don’t let it become just a doorstop! Learn how to integrate implementation and review into your regular routine.</p> 555 E. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-08-01 08:30:00 2019-08-01 11:30:00 2019 Paul Clarke & IUW Nonprofit Leadership Series - August 1 <p>August 1—Data Security &#8211; Lucy Downton<br />How protected is your data? Do you have the right systems and processes in place to minimize your risk when it comes to phishing scams and ransomware? Who has access to what data? Find out tips to prevent data breaches and minimize your risk as an organization no matter the size of your IT budget.</p> 555 E. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-09-05 08:30:00 2019-09-05 11:30:00 2019 Paul Clarke & IUW Nonprofit Leadership Series - September 5 <p>September 5—Telling your Story: Making the Case for Donor Support, In-Person and with Social Media &#8211; Laura Macknick <br />Do your current and prospective donors know exactly what your organization does? Could you tell them exactly why your role in the community is necessary and important? Does that message change when talking face-to-face or using social media? Find out why it should! Discuss adapting your story to different audiences, public or virtual. Join us to explore these questions together.</p> 555 E. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-10-10 08:30:00 2019-10-10 11:30:00 2019 Paul Clarke & IUW Nonprofit Leadership Series - October 10 <p>October 10 — The Board’s Role in Fundraising / How to Make the “Ask” and Bounce Back after Hearing “NO” &#8211; Tim Ardillo <br />Learn how every board member should be involved in fundraising. But not everyone has to “ask.” If hearing “NO” is one of your fears, pick up some tips to bounce back and get the “YES” next time. Ensure the right resources are available to meet your mission. </p> 555 E. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-11-07 08:30:00 2019-11-07 11:30:00 2019 Paul Clarke & IUW Nonprofit Leadership Series - November 7 <p>November 7 &#8211; Donor Insights &#8211; Andrea Proulx Buinicki<br />Join us for a panel discussion with local donors and experts addressing topics like donor fatigue, stewardship, communication, and trust. Come with questions; leave with donor’s insights!</p> 555 E. Wayne Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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