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Development Seminar Series

Who Should Attend?

Volunteers and staff interested in learning more about securing philanthropic support for their organization. The Development Seminar Series is especially suited for small organizations with limited staff such as historic preservation organizations, small museums, County Historical Commissions or other nonprofit organizations.

The Development Seminar Series highlights best practices and facilitates dynamic group interactions to help teach fundraisers how to achieve their goals. The series is offered twice a year and a description of the current topics are listed below.

The August 2014 seminars will be held at the

Robert E. Johnson Conference Center located at 1501 N. Congress Austin, Texas 78701.

 

Development 101: Understanding How to Secure Financial Resources for Your Nonprofit

Tuesday August 19, 2014 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Presented by Rebecca Borchers

Do you have a passion for your mission, but need money to implement your dreams and make a difference in the world? Understanding fundraising can help you secure the resources you need to move forward. This full-day seminar introduces participants to the development process.

Topics include:

  • Best Practices for Donor Communications: Creating Your Fundraising Toolkit
  • Using Technology to Advance Your Mission
  • Building Unrestricted Resources through Annual Fund Campaigns
  • Understanding Special Project and Capital Campaign Funding
  • Best Practices in Gift Processing, Recordkeeping and Stewardship
  • Cultivating Relationships for Major Gift Support

 

Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 ♦  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Presented by Rebecca Borchers and Ellen Moutos-Lee, Regional Foundation Library

Foundation, government, and corporate grants can provide generous support for your organization's special projects if you know how and where to solicit funding. This full-day seminar teaches participants how to identify prospective funding partners and write proposals.

*Participants will be asked, but not required to bring a written description of a project they are seeking funding. This workshop is a hands-on experience where participants develop and write sections of a proposal, and review peer's writing and budget exercises.

Topics Include:

  • Identifying Potential Funders
  • Developing the Case for Support
  • Project Development and Evaluation
  • Preparing the Budget
  • Tips on Writing the Narrative and Completing the Application
  • Grant Administration Best Practices

 

Workshop Pricing Menu

Day 1 (Development 101) $215.00

Day 2 (Grant Writing) $215.00

Registration closes on August 12, 2014

 

Cancelation Policy: Cancelation requests must be received in writing by August 12, 2014 in order to receive a refund.  A cancellation fee of $25 will be charged.  No refunds will be issued after this date.

Parking: Parking is limited for all meeting rooms in the Capitol Complex. Limited on-street parking is available adjacent to the conference center. Parking is also available at the Visitors' Parking Garage at 13th and San Jacinto. For more information, call the Department of Public Safety Parking Administration Office at 463-3476.

For More Information
Contact Sunny Howard, development specialist, at 512.936.2189.