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The Center for Nonprofit Excellence launched the CNPE School for Fundraising and Engagement in March 2021 to fill a gap in the training for nonprofit fundraising professionals in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana. The James Graham Brown Foundation is providing seed funding to launch the school.

CNPE designed the School for Fundraising and Engagement, in collaboration with nonprofit consulting firm Ashley|Rountree and Associates, to significantly improve the ability of our community’s nonprofit sector (staff, board members, and volunteers) to access needed funding through a full range of methods and skills.

Details: Classes will be presented via Zoom, will last 90 minutes each, and will cost $75 for CNPE members and $95 for nonmembers. (Scholarships are available to members.) The first semester will run from April through June, and the second semester will run from September through November. Class size will be limited to 25.

Certification: Students who take eight classes, including five “core” classes, will qualify for a certificate issued by the school. The five core classes are Annual Giving: The Foundation of a Successful Fundraising Program, Volunteer Leadership in Fundraising and Community Engagement, Building a Major Gifts Program, Fundraising for Equity without Stigmatizing Impacted People and Communities, and Growing Business Partnerships for Nonprofits.

CFRE Credits pending: We are applying to have our courses qualify for CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credits with CFRE International.

More next year: In 2022, in addition to repeating 2021’s course offerings, the School will add a special Philanthropy Leadership cohort of 20 participants who will join in an intensive six-month experience of learning and community service.

Our expert support: The School has received (and will continue to receive) significant, expert support from the Planning Committee identified below, most of whom will also serve as faculty. The Advisors identified below will provide ongoing guidance as the School develops its programming and expands its enrollment and outreach.

Initial Courses (click on course for details and to register)
“Core” classes needed for a certificate are marked with an asterisk (*)

Planning Team:
Merv Antonio, Director of Learning, CNPE
Contact Merv with questions about the school
at mantonio@cnpe.org or 502-618-5328
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Dave Christopher, Executive Director and Founder, AMPED Louisville

 

Ann Coffey, CEO, CNPE

 

Chris Head, Senior Divisional Resource Director, Salvation Army
President, AFP Greater Louisville
Tawanda Owsley, Vice-President of Development, Hosparus Health

 

Mark Rountree, Executive Vice President and Senior Consultant,
Ashley|Rountree and Associates
Katina Whitlock, Senior Manager, Community Engagement, GE Appliances

 

Advisory Group:
Christen Boone, CEO, Fund for the Arts

 

Jill Horn Jill Horn, Director, Global Community Relations, Brown-Forman
Executive Director, Brown-Forman Foundation
Micah Jorrisch, VP of External Relations, Maryhurst

 

Mason Rummel, President & CEO, James Graham Brown Foundation

 

Rudy Spencer, Chief Development Officer,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
Daryle Unseld, Chief Equity Officer, Metro United Way

 

Faculty:
Madeline Abramson Madeline Abramson, Community Volunteer

 

Jason Adkins, GPC, Director of Development,
Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative
Dave Christopher, Executive Director and Founder, AMPED Louisville

 

Angie M. Evans, JD, Vice President, LG&E and KU Energy LLC

 

Chris Head, Senior Divisional Resource Director, Salvation Army
President, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Louisville
Jill Horn Jill Horn, Director, Global Community Relations, Brown-Forman
Executive Director, Brown-Forman Foundation
Nikki Lanier, Senior Vice President and Regional Executive,
Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Ina de Mattos Miller, Executive Director,
Louisville Youth Philanthropy Council and I&M Co. Event Planners
Angela Moderow, Regional Planned Giving Director, The Salvation Army

 

Tawanda Owsley, Vice-President of Development, Hosparus Health

 

Larissa Reece, Senior Consultant, Ashley|Rountree and Associates

 

Reylene Robinson, Vice President of External Affairs and Advancement,
Seven Counties Services
Mark Rountree, Executive Vice President and Senior Consultant,
Ashley|Rountree and Associates
Mason Rummel, President & CEO, James Graham Brown Foundation

 

Kim Rutherford, Divisional Director of Planned Giving, Salvation Army, Kentucky-Tennessee

 

Andrea Shepherd, CFRE, Market Director of Philanthropy and Donor Stewardship, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations

 

Judy Simpson, CPA, Manager at Blue & Co. LLC

 

Heather Singleton, CFRE, System Director of Events & Community Outreach, Norton Healthcare

 

Kenley Sturdivant-Wilson, former Manager of Annual Fund and Individual Giving, Kentucky Science Center

 

Kelly Wesley Taylor, JD, Partner at Trek Advancement, LLC

 

Daryle Unseld, Chief Equity Officer, Metro United Way

 

Katina Whitlock, Senior Manager, Community Engagement, GE Appliances

 

Questions? Contact CNPE’s Director of Learning Merv Antonio at mantonio@cnpe.org or 502-618-5328.