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Posted on: March 2, 2006

[ARCHIVED] Elgin Area Grantmakers to Host Facility Planning Seminar in March

Area residents, not-for-profit agencies and others are invited to learn how to run a successful capital campaign March 16 & 17 at Elgin Community College.In response to the plans of many Elgin area non-profit organizations to launch major capital campaigns in the coming years, several of the area’s philanthropic grant making organizations have come together to develop a facilities planning and financing seminar. This training opportunity was conceived in the spirit of knowledge, information and resource sharing, and sponsors hope to provide local nonprofit executive directors, board members and volunteers with access to high quality tools, strategies and best practices in the area of facility planning and financing.

Seminar partners include: the City of Elgin, EFS Foundation, Grand Victoria Foundation, Hoffer Family Foundation, IHC Construction, Seigle Family Foundation, Shales/McNutt Construction and the United Way of Elgin.

The full day and a half event will take place on March 16th and 17th, 2006 at the Elgin Community College Business Center. The agenda will feature Kresge Foundation program officer David Fukazawa as the opening plenary speaker and will continue with facilitated breakout sessions with experts from the prestigious Illinois Facilities Fund. Additionally, representatives from each of the partner groups, and members of agencies who have completed recent capital campaigns, will serve on discussion panels. This will be an intense and highly interactive instructive opportunity intended to educate and inform agencies who are planning significant fundraising campaigns and who wish to broaden their base of support from the private sector.

The seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of how organizations can appropriately plan for capital growth and expansion. It will also coach organizations on how to secure funding and examine the real estate development aspects of capital projects.

A limited number of registration packets were mailed in mid February, but anyone interested in attending can forward inquiries to info@grandvictoria.fdn for more information. Attendance will be limited to approximately 175 attendees and the cost is $25 per person.

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