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Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

Fundraising for Nonprofit Organizations

Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

This 4-session master class begins Thursday, October 30.
Following classes meet November 6, 13, and 20.
All sessions take place from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

$199 | $169 for Spertus members, students, and alumni

Or call 312.322.1773

In this four-session master class, Dr. Laura Mannion introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for your nonprofit organization to fundraise successfully. She will discuss how to balance a variety of funding streams to ensure cash flow and avoid over-reliance on any one source. She will take participants through the development, implementation, and management of a fundraising plan, including how to involve staff and trustees. 

Dr. Laura Mannion is the director of development for the Franciscan Alliance Foundation and a member of the Spertus Institute faculty. A Certified Fundraising Executive, she began her career at Junior Achievement and has worked in senior-level fundraising positions for the American Cancer Society, College of DuPage Foundation, University of London Institute of Cancer Research, and the Weizmann Institute.

The Spertus Approach — Spertus Institute cultivates an atmosphere of lively discourse. We often hear from students and participants that their Spertus experiences are inspiring and transformative. That is by design, and it results in meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Rooted in the belief that great Jewish communities need great leaders, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership launches the Center for Jewish Leadership, a programmatic center dedicated to the leadership development of communal professionals and volunteers.

This is one in a series of workshops and master classes designed to enhance the knowledge, effectiveness, creativity, and strategic agility of current and future leaders, advancing the missions of the organizations they serve. Although designed for those working with Jewish agencies and organizations, the content will be beneficial to anyone seeking to learn best practices, including those working in the nonprofit, for profit, and social sectors.

The Center for Jewish Leadership is supported by generous grants from the Crown Family and an anonymous foundation. 
We are grateful for their support.

Learn. Lead. Inspire.

The Center for Jewish Leadership

Designed for professionals and volunteers who work for and with
Jewish organizations, the Center
for Jewish Leadership
opportunities to learn new skills,
hone existing talents, and gain
the expertise to foster a vibrant
Jewish future.

Offerings include: 

  • Graduate and certificate programs
  • Master classes and workshops
  • Jewish Leaders on Leadership series
  • An annual leadership symposium
  • A community mentoring program
  • Micro-grants for innovation and collaboration

Center for Jewish Leadership
Upcoming Programs

Master Classes 
Jewish Values
Strategic Planning

Online Course
A Biblical Approach to Mental Health

Certificate Program 
The Certificate in Jewish Leadership
A partnership of Spertus Institute and Northwestern University. MORE>

Graduate Program
Master of Arts in Jewish 
Professional Studies

Milwaukee, Canada, and Israel 
begin in this spring.
Next Chicago cohort begins
in fall 2015.