The Center for Healthy Nonprofits is offering a four-part series on Fundraising for Nonprofits that will cover both the basics for beginners and advanced topics for organizations with an interest and the capacity to invest focused resources in advancing their development programs.

CEO’s/Executive Directors, development staff at all levels, and board members/volunteers engaged in fundraising may find one or more of the programs in this series informative and useful.  You need not register for all 4 sessions. However, fundraising certificates will be provided upon request to those who participate in all the sessions.

Session 2:FUND DEVELOPMENT ON A SHOESTRING: Jump-Starting Fundraising Efforts When Little Budget is Available” presented by Clyde Kunz

Raising funds for an organization can be challenging enough when there is an established donor database in place, a number of volunteers who are used to helping with fundraising efforts, and a history of fundraising events and activities associated with the nonprofit.  But what to do when those things are missing entirely?  Some more established organizations have relied almost exclusively on one or two funding sources (large government grants, for example) – what happens to them when those sources dry up or scale back significantly?

In this session, we will explore some of the proven and effective ways that nonprofits can get into the fund development game, create a plan for diversification of funding sources, and make those efforts pay off year-upon-year.  This is a session particularly well-suited for founders of newer nonprofits, staff members of smaller nonprofits and those organizations’ board members – we suggest that organizations that send several people to this session will benefit most from it.

About the Presenter

Clyde Kunz has held management and fund development positions in nonprofit organizations since 1987.  In 2005, he was honored by the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as “Fundraising Executive of the Year.”

As an active member of the fund development profession, Mr. Kunz has served as President of the AFP Southern Arizona chapter, as Chair of LEAVE A LEGACY Southern Arizona, and as President of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona.

Mr. Kunz served for more than 10 years as instructor with the Nonprofit Management Institute, a professional development entity of Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation.

He has served on several nonprofit boards of directors, and is immediate Past Chair of True Concord Voices & Orchestra.  He is on Advisory Boards for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, and the (national) Episcopal Church Foundation.

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