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Managing Your Annual Fund

February 20, 2018 @ 1:30 PM4:30 PM

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 for support, involve your board, and increase gifts from one year to the next?

In this workshop led by Matthew Downey, participants will walk through a step-by-step process to 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

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Matthew Downey has worked in the nonprofit sector as a consultant, program manager and development officer for more than 20 years. He is currently the nonprofit services program director for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University where he oversees the Johnson Center’s technical assistance and capacity building services for nonprofit organizations. Read more about Matthew.


February 20, 2018
1:30 PM – 4:30 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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