Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at 9 a.m. EDT
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at 11:55 p.m. EDT

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Rachel McKinney
Interact for Health

Fundraising for Small Nonprofits (online event)

Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
Ending Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
This online course is three weeks in length.

Your organization is doing exceptional work. You are passionate about your mission. The potential is great, if only more funding were available. Effective fundraising practices can be adapted to meet the unique realities of smaller nonprofits. Efficiently use your time and existing resources – including board members and other volunteers – to achieve your fundraising goals.

You'll learn how to

  • Build a convincing case for financial support
  • Select the donors and markets best suited to your nonprofit
  • Choose the right fundraising vehicles for your organization
  • Inspire the leadership potential of volunteers
  • Create a fundraising process that works, but is attainable with limited resources

What you’ll receive

  • A comprehensive, easy-to-use study guide with models for future reference
  • A chance to network with other professionals dealing with similar challenges
  • Hands-on experience in planning special events
  • Interactive training on how to ask for support

Course/Participation Requirements

Each week you'll have a course module to complete. You should expect to spend a minimum of 4-5 hours per week on course assignments. Participants are not required to logon at any set time but must meet weekly deadlines to maintain pace with the course. Each module consists of:

  • readings from a PDF study guide (or selection of PDF articles)
  • viewing a pre-recorded narrated presentation
  • completing a 10-question quiz where you must score a 7 or higher
  • engaging in forum discussions with others
  • and submitting assignments.

It is not recommend that you take this course under the following circumstances:

  • You do not have access to a computer from work and/or home.
  • You expect this course to be easier than an in-person course.
  • You expect to spend ANY length of time away on a vacation and/or away from a computer. This course requires your ongoing presence in order to complete the tasks that earn the certificate of completion.

Learning Management System
Online courses are taught in the Canvas learning management system adopted by Indiana University. Participants will be given instructions for creating an IU Guest account to access the course in Canvas.

Course Access
Course access is provided to registered participants the Friday before the course begins.

Nonprofit Rate: The cost of this class is fully subsidized by Interact for Health for nonprofit agencies. There is no charge for nonprofit agencies to attend this class.


This workshop has a LATE CANCELLATION FEE of $250. This means if you register, and do not attend or send a substitute, your organization will be billed $250. The deadline to cancel without penalty is September 28, 2020.


The Instructor

Bill Stanczykiewicz (The Fund Raising School at the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University), 

Serving as assistant dean for external relations, Bill Stanczykiewicz oversees communications and fundraising for the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy while directing The Fund Raising School. Bill also serves as a core faculty member, teaching graduate and bachelor’s level courses on philanthropy and fundraising.

Bill’s professional career spans the philanthropic, public, and private sectors. He served for 17 years as President & CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, a statewide nonprofit devoted to healthy youth development and academic achievement. This opportunity followed his leadership position in the mayor’s office in Indianapolis, where he served as policy director for community renewal, designing and implementing The Front Porch Alliance.

Bill earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a master’s degree in public administration (with a concentration in nonprofit management) from George Mason University. Bill also has attained post-graduate credentials from Vanderbilt University and The Fund Raising School.

Interact for Health will not offer continuing education units for this course.

For more information, please contact Rachel McKinney at 513-458-6632 or rmckinney@interactforhealth.org.