NEW BRITAIN – Two local community organizations have teamed up to offer a certificate program that would teach the principles of fundraising for nonprofits.
The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) will partner with the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to deliver the 2022 Certificate Program in Principles of Fundraising. The program is designed to help new and established nonprofits raise funds more effectively and efficiently. Participants will learn basic skill development in the art and science of fundraising for nonprofit organizations.
Joeline Wruck, director of community initiatives and program services at CFGNB, said that while the program is aimed at professionals with five years or less of experience, it can also benefit general managers, board members of administration and volunteers in the nonprofit sector.
“As we expand our programs to strengthen local associations, we are pleased to partner with AFP to bring these educational workshops to local associations and professionals. We are confident that the program will be relevant to their work in the communities that we serve,” Wruck said.
Taught by AFP experts in their respective fields, the program will consist of a series of workshops, which includes five introductory level workshops focusing on theory and practice. Attendees will have access to workshops such as Organizing and Managing a Successful Development Program, Creating a Sustainable Annual Giving Program, Foundation and Corporate Grants, Engaging Your Board of Directors administration and volunteers to raise funds and the art of soliciting major gifts.
The workshops will take place on Wednesdays in April and May from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. via Zoom. Each workshop will cost $30 for AFP members and $40 for non-members. Anyone can take all five workshops for a flat fee of $140 and all five workshops must be taken to earn a certificate. The foundation will reimburse half the cost of the workshop training ($70) to the top 10 agencies in their four-city area of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington who register and complete the training.
Participants must register online by April 25 at 11:59 p.m. Interested participants can contact program services at 860-229-6019 ex. 307 or [email protected] if they have any questions regarding the workshop series.