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De-mystifying the Fundraising Process: Getting the Board Psyched to Write the Plan

Thu Oct 19 2017


Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Not all of us like to ask for money, but our work requires it. How, then, can we bring dollars in the door without throwing a big party, harassing our friends for money, or baking muffins to sell on the side of the road? How can we build excitement around fundraising if we are reluctant to do it? By recognizing that there is no "one size fits all" approach to fundraising, this workshop will help us build skills, understanding, and, most importantly, enthusiasm for creating fund development plans. 

This Event Will Cover:

  • how to re-engage with your organization's mission and purpose since it's the reason you're fundraising!
  • how to overcome common roadblocks and get comfortable with fundraising
  • how to begin to build the structure for your own fundraising plan

Who Should Attend:

Staff and board members at small- to mid-size nonprofits with small, or non-existent, development departments. 


Emily (Rosenberg) Chaleff brings more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in management, revenue development, organizational development, board oversight, program development, persuasive writing, communications, crises management, and executive leadership. Before launching her consulting practice, Chaleff Consulting, Emily was the executive director at the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine (JCA) from 2008-2014. She led the organization through a transformative growth process that culminated in the purchase of a new building site and an unprecedented $3 million in capital giving. Emily holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management and is a member of Maine’s Institute for Civic Leadership’s Phi Class.


  • Members: $50
  • NonMembers: $90

  • Register at the link below. You may only register yourself online. To register additional people, please call us at 207-871-1885.
  • Unless otherwise noted in the description above, food and drink will not be provided at this event. Please feel free to bring your own coffee, water, snacks, etc.

Related Resources:

Visit the MANP Answer Center and the Maine Philanthropy Center's website to find additional resources related to Resource + Fund Development. 

Location + Directions

Location: Eastern Maine Community College - Bangor Campus
Public Safety Training Center, 354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401
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