Continuing Fellows Program

The DLC Board and emeritus advisory group are exploring a new program offering for our DLC Alums and current fellows, presenters, hosts, and sponsors.

The Continuing Fellows program would be DLC’s newest edition of professional development for development professionals. This series of intimate, “Fellows”-hosted events will focus on critical issues in the fields of fundraising and philanthropy. The events would be hosted on a quarterly basis beginning November 2010.

This program fits in nicely to our effort to support the DLC’s mission to “mentor fundraising professionals who are new to the field and to engage them throughout their careers, encouraging their growth into committed, connected leaders of the Chicagoland philanthropic community and beyond.” The Continuing Fellows events would be a way to engage all DLC constituents and strengthen the DLC network.

Please let us know what you think of this concept, a listing of potential topics is below:

> Managing Transition (managing a team in a time of transition, new VPs, younger staff moving on, job shifts, etc)
> Turning Tide: Raising Funds for Arts & Culture programs
> Making the Most of Fundraising Consultants (how to hire a consultant, how to work effectively with a consultant, what to expect and what to…’demand’
> So You Want to be VP, eh?
> Building an Environment of Success. (Optimizing smaller team for big results. OR specific to nature/environment fundraising)
> Strategies to Engage the Next Generation of MG Donors
> Venture Philanthropy

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