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Managing Your Annual Fund

January 14, 2020 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM EST

Managing Your Annual Fund

Is your annual fund program adequately meeting your organization’s fiscal needs? Do you have a systematic plan in place to identify prospects, request support, involve your board, and increase gifts from year to year?

In this workshop led by Tamela Spicer, we’ll will walk through the step-by-step process of developing and managing a more effective annual fund program.

Key Concepts:

  • Effective annual fund planning for sustainability
  • Tips for writing fundraising appeals
  • Cultivating and stewarding donors

Cost: $60
Free for GVSU students/staff with ID

Deadline to register is January 9.

Beginning January 1, 2020, all GVSU students, staff, and faculty will be required to pay a $10 refundable deposit when registering for half-day workshops at the Johnson Center.

  • After you successfully check-in on the day of the program, your $10 will be refunded. If you do not attend the workshop, your deposit will be forfeited. This policy helps ensure that we’re able to maximize our staff time and resources toward creating high-quality learning experiences for all.
  • This policy applies to registrations made on or after January 1, 2020. Students, staff, and faculty who registered for 2020 programs prior to January 1 do not need to make changes to their registrations and will not be charged for the deposit.
  • Where student or faculty/staff tickets are otherwise priced, please follow the ticket cost guidance for that individual event.

Photo: Tamela Spicer


Tamela Spicer, M.A. is the program manager for nonprofit services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. She works primarily with faith-based clients, and specializes in organizational structure, fund development, and strategic planning. Learn more about Tamela.


January 14, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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