Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Courses

United Way is proud to partner with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy to present a series of courses exclusively for United Way staff and volunteers. Preview the portfolio of programs we will be rolling out this year. Stay tuned for details about these upcoming programs which will be hosted at the Mary M. Gates Learning Center at the United Way Worldwide offices in Alexandria, Virginia.

For 30 years, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University has been at the forefront of training and innovation for students and leaders dedicated to creating a positive and lasting change in the world. As a pioneer in the field of philanthropic studies, the Lilly School offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to prepare students - and professionals - for a meaningful career in the nonprofit sector. Many of the programs that United Way will offer in conjunction with the Lilly School of Philanthropy qualify toward the Indiana University's Certificate in Fund Raising Management OR Certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership. Stay tuned for more details about how you can study with your United Way colleagues from around the world AND bolster your academic credentials!

These programs are all FLEX CREDIT ELIGIBLE! Don't forget that your flex credits may expire on December 31, 2017! Click here to check your United Way's balance.

Preview this year the portfolio of programs that we'll be rolling out throughout next year! Register now to take advantage of the reduced rates and start off 2018 with the insights of the Lilly School in your corner. Dates and locations for these courses - available at discounted rates to our United Way network and available to our community and corporate partners too!

    When marketing and fundraising work together effectively, donors receive consistent, compelling messages that build trust and understanding. This trust encourages deeper involvement and support for your cause, even during times of crisis. You will learn to use marketing as a strategic management tool for fundraising, including creating print, digital, and event-based strategies to meet specific goals, communicating messages to media outlets effectively, and measuring organizational needs and effectiveness. Marketing, fundraising and social media have one thing in common: their success lies in the strength of your relationship. For the first time, this course integrates digital fundraising as a core component of effective and comprehensive marketing.

    NOVEMBER 7-9in Indianapolis, IN at the Lilly Family School Campus
    Registration coming soon!

    DECEMBER 4-6 in Indianapolis, IN at the Lilly Family School Campus
    UW staff: click here to register
    Non-UW staff: click here to register

    Maximize your fundraising by asking for planned gifts. Learn how to communicate with donors about their wealth and their financial assets – not just their cash – and how a planned gift can provide them with current income, an inheritance for their heirs and a legacy through your charitable organization.

    OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1 in Alexandria, Virginia
    UW staff: click here to register
    Non-UW staff: click here to register

    Grants are central to a comprehensive fundraising plan, and so is grant management. Identify the right foundations, study their guidelines and write a compelling proposal – either on paper or online. Ensure that you manage the grant properly and conclude with a thorough report that can help your grant funding continue.

    NOVEMBER 28-29 in Alexandria, Virginia
    UW staff: click here to register
    Non-UW staff: click here to register