Boston Fundraising Summit

The Center for Nonprofit Success is pleased to invite you to the Fundraising Summit taking place in Boston, MA on December 9-10, 2008. The Boston Summit features a panel of grantmakers and experienced fundraisers in each of the breakout sessions. The
sessions will explore creative ways to raise money from grants, sponsorships, individual gifts, as well as other funding sources. For charities that are looking for new funding sources, the event is not to be missed.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to fundraisers who may be interested in attending.

Sincerely, Ivor Heyman

Executive Director
Center for Nonprofit Success

Boston Fundraising Summit
Date: December 9-10, 2008
Location: Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

For more info on the Summit and the cost of the seminars, go to:

Summit Schedule

• Panel discussion and dialogue with grantmakers 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Proposal writing 1:00 – 3:00 pm
• Finding funders: the art of successful research 1:00 – 3:00 pm
• Exploring the world of corporate sponsorship 1:00 – 3:00 pm
• Cause Marketing: building profitable relationships with corporate
partners 3:30 – 5:00 pm
• Winning proposals: four successful case studies 3:30 – 5:00 pm
• How to build a successful relationship with grantmakers 3:30 –
5:00 pm

• Engaging your board 8:00 – 10:00 am
• Special events fundraising 8:00 – 10:00 am
• Online fundraising: harnessing technology to build and maintain
relationships 9:00 – 12:30 pm
• Major gifts 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
• Annual giving 1:30 – 3:00 pm
• Planned giving 1:30 – 3:00 pm
• Direct mail fundraising 3:30 – 5:00 pm
• Fundraising in the one-person development shop: making the most
of a shoestring budget 1:30 – 5:00 pm
• Capital campaigns 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Please note that seminars are offered separately so that you only register for the seminars you are interested in attending.

For more info on the Summit and the cost of the seminars, go to:

Other items of interest:

A. Volunteers for the Summit
The Center for Nonprofit Success is looking for six volunteers to serve as greeters at the registration table on each day of the Philadelphia Summit. Volunteers can volunteer for one day, both days, or sit in on sessions on one day in exchange for volunteering on the other day. If you know anyone who would appreciate this opportunity, please forward this announcement to them. Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer registration form at:

B. Mentoring Program
The Center for Nonprofit Success now has over 90 mentors in our mentor pool. Our mentors are seasoned nonprofit leaders who have achieved success in various areas of nonprofit management including fundraising and grantwriting. When you sign up for a mentor, we will put you in touch with three experts in the area that you most need help. Your conversation might either be 15 minutes long or lead to an ongoing mentoring relationship. It’s totally up to you! You can learn more about our mentoring program by going to:

C. Job Bank
The Center for Nonprofit Success has created a Job Bank for nonprofit leaders who are looking to post jobs or find jobs. We created the job bank in response to many requests from people
around the country for a place to post or find nonprofit jobs. Please feel free to check out the job bank, and forward it to people who might be interested in using it. You can find the link

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