Artful Askers Workshop
Postponed from Feb. 21 due to inclement weather, the rescheduled Artful Askers Workshop, “Building Relationships with Funders, Resources and Donors” is planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the University of Central Missouri’s StartUp Center, 117 E. Hunt St. in Warrensburg. The event is jointly sponsored by the StartUp Center and the Johnson County United Way.
The trainer, Bob Vickers, will provide technical assistance for capacity-building, fund development and non-profit sustainability that will empower non-profit organizations, community organizations and churches to build relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals and other funders, following a proven model of success.
The workshop will cover the psychology of giving, getting ready to receive, sharing a vision in writing, and determining the right time to ask the right people for the right things. Participants also will learn about the value of tracking and utilizing volunteer hours, access to free items, the power of a thank you note, and following up, whether rejected or approved, in building relationships with supporters and donors..
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the morning session running from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be provided, with the afternoon session running from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required at BobVickers.UPCsites.com, as seating is limited. A registration fee of $49 covers print materials, a CD of templates, sample proposals and resumes, drinks, snacks and lunch.