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Gorton Greater Good: Fundraising Development Certificate

Day(s): Wednesdays
Date(s): May through October 2017
Time(s): 8:30-2:30
Class Location: Gorton Community Center
Instructor: University of Wisconsin Parkside
Level: 101-201 Professional Development Training
Fee: $900 per person


The Greater Good Project is made possible through the generous support of The Grainger Foundation, Lake Forest.


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside will be coming to Lake County to offer their Fund Development Certificate program in partnership with the 2017 Gorton Greater Good Project. This program will be offered at Gorton Community Center. The UW-Parkside Fund Development Certification Program is taught by experienced practitioners utilizing UW-Parkside’s curriculum. The Gorton Greater Good Project was developed to help build the capacity of non-profits who are tenants atGorton.

The Project is offering a limited number of additional spots in the Fund Development Certificate program to other Lake County non-profits. We will be piloting this program here in Lake County to help build our fund development eco-system within the non-profit sector. The group of participants will receive 8 training modules together to build a strong cohort of fundraising professionals. Our hope is that this group will develop into a peer-mentoring group: sharing best practices, helping each other and growing the base of fundraising professionals in our Lake County non-profit sector.

The normal cost for this certificate program is $1499 per person at the UW Parkside campus. Through the Gorton Greater Good Project, we can offer this program at $900 per person here in Lake County. Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Each face to face module will generally run from 8:30-2:30. The bootcamp will run from 8:30-noon on day 1 and 8:30-4:30 on day 2. The UW Parkside Fund Development Certificate Program offers 8 training modules aimed at a 101-201 level of participant. Participants who complete the 8 modules will receive a Fund Development Certificate from UW-Parkside. The 8 modules are tentatively scheduled for the follow dates at Gorton:

May 17 Foundations for Success in Fundraising

June 7 Creating a Sizzling Executable Fund Development Plan

June 27-28 Bootcamp: Telling Your Story and Making the Ask

July 19 Proposal Writing Essentials

July 20-Aug 22 Information is Power (on-line)

August 23 Building a Culture of Philanthropy and the Secrets of Stewardship

September 13 Advanced Proposal Writing

October 4 Innovations, Trends and the Future in Philanthropy


The Certificate program will be filled on a first come -first served basis. Space is limited so register now. We will also develop a waiting list – if demand for this program is high, we may offer it again in the fall or winter.


















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