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Resource Development for Faith and Values Based Organizations

March 8 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm EST

Resource Development for Faith and Values Based Organizations

Exploring the Intersection of Faith, Philanthropy, and Culture

Faith matters in fundraising! One of the most common motivations for giving and volunteering is the fulfillment of obligations based on our faith practices. Yet, recent years have changed the many ways we gather together, worship, and honor our faith traditions.

So what does this mean in terms of fundraising for faith- and values-based organizations?

Join Aimée Laramore to examine the role faith has historically played in donor motivation and philanthropic expression. We’ll embrace the importance of strengthening our skills around how we talk about money, giving, and fundraising.

This two-day workshop will help you:

  • Address the challenges of money talk in faith-based communities.
  • Develop an understanding of the spirituality of fundraising.
  • Identify the diverse fundraising options available for strategic resource development.
  • Develop the tools necessary for ministry leaders and volunteers to proactively contribute to the fundraising process.
  • Prioritize the importance of a culture of generosity in both expressing gratitude and inviting individuals to invest their time, talent, and treasure.

Individual Price: $299
Group Rate (4+ persons from the same organization): $239 per person

Instructor: Aimée Laramore
Format: Virtual
Register by: March 7

Meeting Dates & Times
This course takes place over two days. Participants will meet virtually on Wednesday, March 8 from 1–4 p.m. and again on Thursday, March 9 from 1–4 p.m. (ET).

Who should attend this course?
This session is ideal for faith-based leaders, churches, ministry initiatives, and community-based nonprofit staff who recognize the need to improve fundraising efforts. For those who celebrate their values and faith, this workshop provides an opportunity to embrace strategic resource development and improve the language, practices, and process for raising resources.

Please Note: This workshop will NOT be recorded or made available to registrants after the live session.

Questions about this event or about your registration?
Call 616-331-7585 or email jcp@gvsu.edu.

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Aimée Laramore, M.B.A., is the director of learning services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. With more than two decades of experience in the nonprofit world, Aimée has worked with organizations in rural and urban settings, across denominations and socio-economic structures, and throughout a broad array of mission-driven entities. She has held positions at the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the Christian Theological Seminary, and most recently served as philanthropic strategist for the first Ph.D. program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric. Her experience offers a series of lessons to be learned for governance, fundraising, and the undeniable impact of vision alignment for operational excellence. Learn more about Aimée.


March 8
1:00 pm–4:00 pm EST
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