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BLOOMINGTON, IN — The City of Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission will host a one-day, fund raising workshop for arts and cultural organizations presented by Tim Seiler of The Fund Raising School at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
The Fund Raising School’s “Fundraising Fundamentals for the Arts” will provide attendees with practical tools for success. Participants will learn how to sharpen their fund raising skills and more successfully turn patrons and ticket holders into donors. The focus of the workshop will be on annual fund activities, but many of its principles will be applicable for capital campaigns, sponsorships, endowment building and other activities. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, giving attendees up-close access to fundraising instruction and resources.
The Fund Raising School at IU’s Center on Philanthropy is the only international fundraising education program housed within a university. The School combines cutting-edge practice with scientific research in developing its curriculum and helps thousands of fundraising professionals every year around the world achieve new levels of success. The school teaches the historical and philanthropic context, current issues, and art and science of fundraising and philanthropy. Participants gain the knowledge needed to build their organization’s resources with confidence and success in an ever-changing society.
The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 2 in Bloomington City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street. The workshop fee is $25 and is limited to 20 participants. Advance registration and payment are required at www.bctboxoffice.com. This workshop is made possible by support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.