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Dimity Palazzola or Samantha Weiss
Nonprofit Toolkit

Last modified: Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SPEA Nonprofit Toolkit offers help for community organizations

Oct. 27, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The NonProfit Alliance of Monroe County and the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs will present the Nonprofit Toolkit, a symposium designed to develop the skills of managers, employees and volunteers with community organizations.

The symposium will take place Friday, Nov. 6, at Bloomington City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and presentations will last from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. with a break for lunch.

Topics to be covered include major gifts, board development, event planning, internal dispute resolution, media relations and planned giving. Presenters will be faculty members from SPEA's top-rated nonprofit management program as well as community leaders and consultants.

Executive directors, board members, fund development managers, students of all focus areas and anyone else with an interest in nonprofit management skills are invited to attend. Registration is limited and costs $35 for professionals and $15 for students.

Email to receive an electronic registration form, due by Nov. 3. For more information, contact Dimity Palazzola or Samantha Weiss at

About NonProfit Alliance

The NonProfit Alliance is a collaboration among some 400 nonprofit organizations in and around Monroe County. Its mission is to foster a healthy community by strengthening the nonprofit sector through communication, professional development and advocacy.

About the School of Public and Environmental Affairs

The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs is a world leader in public affairs and the environmental sciences and is the largest school of public affairs in the United States. In the 2009 "Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA ranks second and is the nation's highest-ranked graduate program in public affairs at a public institution. Its nonprofit management program ranks No. 1, according to U.S. News.