Thursday, July 7, 2011

Carnegie Library Foundation Center NonProfit Programs

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Foundation Center

July 2011

To register for any of the following programs, please call the Foundation Center at 412-622-6277.

Building a Major Gift Program

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2011

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Major gifts are contributed by individuals, foundations, and corporation, and play a significant role in an organization’s fundraising success. They are most commonly secured through personal solicitation and form an essential component of a successful nonprofit fundraising program. In this class, you will find out what characteristics major gift prospects share, how to tell the difference between suspects and prospects, and how to secure larger contributions for your nonprofit organization. You’ll discover the important steps to a successful solicitation and have the opportunity to role-play in a safe environment.

The speaker, Teresa A. Gregory, CFRE, is a Senior Partner of Pinnacle Fundraising Consultants, LLC. Teresa has a 25 year track record as a high-level, results oriented fundraiser with extensive experience in all aspects of development and nonprofit management. She has directed campaigns of $200,000 to $20 million for a wide variety of organizations. Teresa is also a Professional-in-residence at Point Park University in the Sports, Arts & Entertainment Management Program.

Event fee: $20 *

Location: Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd. – Meeting Room A

Computer Resources for Nonprofits (Free)

Dates: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This hands-on session introduces attendees to the electronic databases that are available for free at the Foundation Center, including: Guidestar, NOZASearch, Foundation Grants to Individuals, and Foundation Directory Online. Sample searches are conducted in each database to demonstrate the capabilities of each application. A brief introduction to the highlights of the main Foundation Center home page is included.

Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – PC Center, 4400 Forbes Avenue (3rd Floor)

Demystifying the 990 PF (Free)

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2011

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This workshop provides an in-depth look at the 990 PF, the tax return filed by private foundations with the Internal Revenue Service. The most crucial components of the 990 PFs for grantseekers will be discussed, as well as how to easily access these documents on the Internet.

The speaker will be Jim Lutton, Foundation Center manager for 11 years, until retiring in 2009.

Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – PC Center, 4400 Forbes Avenue (3rd Floor)

Foundation Center Orientation (Free)

Date: Friday, July 22, 2011

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Our one-hour Orientation introduces attendees to the kinds of resources and services available through the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Foundation Center, a Cooperating Collection of The Foundation Center in New York City. This monthly session is recommended specifically for those who are new to grantseeking or just unfamiliar with what we offer.

Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Foundation Center, 4400 Forbes Avenue (2nd Floor)

Effective Marketing for Nonprofits

Date: Friday, July 29, 2011

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

While there are myriad new marketing tools to tempt today’s professionals, but don’t get too starry-eyed about the means without considering the end -- effectiveness! Is your message clear? Do you have a true picture of your audience? What do they value? This training will stress the key themes of: Identifying your goals/audiences; Crafting a compelling message; Knowing & evaluating your communication options; Target, target, target! One size generally doesn’t fit all. Examples and exercises will provide the tools you can immediately put to use as soon as you get back to the office.

The speaker, Diane Wuycheck, has 35+ years of corporate, nonprofit and agency experience in public and media relations, community relations and business development/marketing, crisis and issues management.

Diane has developed integrated marketing communications plans for a broad range of clients and her portfolio features clients in more than 60 local nonprofit organizations. In addition to her role as consultant, Diane has been an adjunct professor of nonprofit public relations at Duquesne University and La Roche College.

Event fee: $20 *

Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Downtown & Business, 612 Smithfield Street

* Fees can be paid at the door with either cash or check made payable to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Foundation Center

is a Cooperating Collection of The Foundation Center in New York City.

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