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Nonprofit fundraising workshop scheduled for March 23

Posted by on March 2, 2017

Aurora University Woodstock Center and the McHenry County Community Foundation are pleased to announce the first in a series of full-day workshops designed specifically to address contemporary issues in nonprofit leadership.

The inaugural workshop will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the offices of the United Way of Greater McHenry County (4508 Prime Parkway in McHenry).

Emerging Trends in Fundraising” will focus on the need for nonprofit organizations to adapt to new and innovative fundraising techniques in order to attract donors and engage the community as a whole.

Susan Mennenga, MPA, CFRE, will lead the workshop. Mennenga is an adjunct faculty member at Aurora University and a passionate nonprofit executive with expertise in fundraising. When not in the classroom, she serves as a project manager for the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago.

Whether you are a board member, a passionate volunteer or a dedicated nonprofit executive, please join us for an interactive discussion about giving trends in Illinois and learn about new fundraising tools.

The cost for the first workshop – including lunch – is $25 per person, thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of the McHenry County Community Foundation.

To register, please visit Space is limited.

Save the dates for future workshops:

  • May 25, 2017 | Ethical Dilemmas
  • July 27, 2017 | The Case for Collaboration and Partnerships
  • September, 28, 2017 | Leadership
  • November, 16, 2017 | Governance
  • January, 25, 2018 | Strategic Planning

For more information, please contact Catherine Peterson, dean, Woodstock Center of Aurora University, at (815) 337-6051 or or Robin Doeden, executive director, McHenry County Community Foundation, at (815) 338-4483 or