Nonprofit Boards Need Unity at the Top
Article from Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
by Linda Lipp
May 26, 2017
The Allen County Community is blessed with a great network of nonprofits, but they face increasing demands and difficulties in developing well-trained board and key staff leaders.
~ Cheryl Taylor, President, Foellinger Foundation
Nonprofit Board Leadership in Fundraising
A seminar supported by the Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund
August 28 and September 11, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
(Participants must attend both sessions)
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
555 E. Wayne Street
Maximum of two nonprofit board members only from any Allen County 501(c)3 public charity
(Limited to 36 attendees)
This Seminar will be facilitated by Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates (JGA). JGA provides strategic and philanthropic services to nonprofit organizations and foundations. Their staff have also served their own nonprofit organizations as fundraising volunteers. In addition, community volunteers and Foellinger Stewardship Award nominees Dawn Galloway and David Storey, who have each served as presidents of nonprofit organizations, will share their fundraising experiences.
The Seminar will share best practices in nonprofit board leadership in fundraising. It will include:
A discussion of characteristics of boards that excel in fundraising,
Examples of boards that have done well, and,
“Real life” examples shared by board volunteers from their own nonprofit organizations.
The Seminar will be conducted in two very interactive sessions. A brief pre-read of materials will be sent to participants before the first session. At the second session, the results of actual donor calls discussed at the first meeting and conducted by the time of the second meeting will be discussed. Participants must attend both sessions.
NewAllen Alliance receives 2017 John Keller Award
The NewAllen Alliance Strategic Investment Plan announced it has received the 2017 John Keller Award for an Outstanding Planning Initiative from the American Planning Association.
Made possible by a capacity grant from the Foellinger Foundation, NewAllen Alliance developed a regional innovative economic plan to target the unique communities located in eastern Allen County. Its purpose is to attract jobs and investment opportunities to meet the economic objectives of the communities comprising the alliance.
For more information on the collaborative priorities for each community, go to the NewAllen Alliance website.
2016 Foellinger Foundation
Annual Report Released
Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County
Associated Churches is a Christian community of faith that is united in its efforts to care for those most in need of material and spiritual support. In 2012, Associated Churches partnered with the Foellinger Foundation to help struggling non-profit urban childcare programs through grants to:
- Prepare children to be ready for kindergarten
- And to do this in a safe environment.
The video below is a glimpse into the Let's GROW! project.
See also 12/18/2016 Journal-Gazette article: A Growing Concern: Financial boost for church-based child care increases quality
News & Noteworthy
- Foellinger Foundation initiative organizations receive nearly $1.2 million in grants (6-6-2017)
- Foellinger Foundation Board approves $810,000 in grants to support Community Interests (05-30-2017)
- Foellinger Foundation investing $500,000 in strengthening leaders who work with youth, families (05-02-2017)
- Foellinger awards over $600,000 for local youth development (03-14-2017)
- Foellinger Invited-Initiative: partnering with nonprofits (01-23-2017)
- Nurturing nonprofit leadership (01-23-2017)
- Grants totaling $900,000 for early childhood and family development in Allen County (11-28-2016)
- Foellinger Foundation approves more than $2 million in grants (11-17-2016)
- Fort Wayne Youtheatre Nominee Receives Stewardship Award at Foellinger Event (10-26-2016)