Northwest Indiana Workshop to Help Organizations Strengthen Fundraising Efforts

By: Indiana Youth Institute Last Updated: July 21, 2010

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Determining the fundraising needs and abilities of nonprofit organizations is essential to financial success, especially in the context of the changing economy. The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is offering a workshop in Northwest Indiana designed to help nonprofit leaders assess and improve organizational fundraising plans.

Fund development staff, executive directors, grants managers, board members and other organization leaders in nonprofit management are encouraged to register and attend the workshop “The New Normal: Updating Your Fund Development Plan for Today's Economy.” The workshop will be presented Aug.10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (local time) at Avalon Manor, 3550 East US Route 30, Merrillville, 46410.

This workshop will help participants learn how to diversify their funding base as well as understand and implement new trends in fundraising.

The session will be taught by Barbara Talisman, vice president of The Pursuant Group. Talisman has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit consulting and is an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) certified Master Trainer. She is a well-known and well-respected industry leader with expertise that includes board and membership development, donor cultivation programs, major gift solicitation and grant writing, volunteer recruitment and corporate partnership.

On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The actual value of this workshop is $233, but it is being offered at a reduced rate of $10. Participants may register online with a credit card for this or other IYI trainings at Continuing Education Hours are available through CFRE at 6 points for full participation in the workshop.

This workshop also will be presented in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, New Albany and Jasper. For more information about the workshops in those cities, go to

This training is supported in part by The Clowes Fund and the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation.

The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf.