Skills Based Volunteer
- Business & Professional
- Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Rapids MI
Do you feel your organization approaches fundraising haphazardly? This workshop puts a laser focus on proper planning for a successful fundraising program. It offers an overview of how and why planning is important to successful fundraising and how to write a fund development plan. Key issues discussed will be: why a fund development plan is necessary, the basic steps/components of a fund development plan, when and how to use a fund development plan, and how to become more strategic while using a fund development plan.
This workshop is ideal for those who want to learn how to make the most out of their fundraising efforts.
This workshop will be facilitated by Matthew Downey. Matthew has worked with nonprofits as a consultant, program manager and development officer for over 20 years. He is the nonprofit services program director for Johnson Center for Philanthropy where he oversees technical assistance and capacity building services. In this capacity, he is a frequent speaker and instructor on a wide array of nonprofit issues.
Previously, Matthew worked with numerous organizations including Gilmore Keyboard Festival (Kalamazoo), St. Mary's Hospital for Children (Bayside, N.Y.); and Child Care Action Campaign (New York, N.Y.). Matthew is President of Wellspring Dancers (Kalamazoo). He holds a B.S. in Nonprofit Arts Administration from Butler University and an M.P.A. from Grand Valley State University.
In 2010 and 2012, Matthew was recognized by Grand Rapids Business Journal as one of West Michigan’s 40 business leaders under 40, and in 2011 was named Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids.
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