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Don't miss these special events in Toronto

Apr 08, 2016


Kiwanis members from around the world will unite in Toronto this June during the Kiwanis International convention. From fun and fellowship to gaining insights about the organization, this year’s convention promises to be the ultimate Kiwanis experience. The Kiwanis International Foundation is excited to be part of the action.

We look forward to seeing you and invite you to join us at these special events hosted by our foundation:

Notes from the field: Elimination and fundraising progress
Thursday, June 23, 9–9:30 a.m. and Friday, June 24, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
The Kiwanis family and UNICEF have achieved great things through The Eliminate Project. Get the latest updates, and gain insights about the fulfillment phase of our Global Campaign for Children.

Securing your legacy
Thursday, June 23, 9–9:30 a.m.
A planned gift is a way to ensure your values forever with an organization you know and love. Learn more about the most common gift-planning tools, and how to make your generosity part of your legacy.

Foundation programs: Improving your impact
Thursday, June 23, 9:45–10:15 a.m.
Looking to improve your foundation’s grant program? Don’t know where to start? Join us for a discussion on best practices for foundation grantmaking programs. Take home easy-to-implement methods. Learn where to find low-cost resources. Gain confidence in your ability to implement change.

Putting the fun in fundraising: Creating successful events to support your club’s projects
Thursday, June 23, 10:30–11 a.m.
Come learn event fundraising best practices and strategies to help strengthen your club membership
and enhance community service. Successful fundraising examples will be shared.

Club and district foundation leaders roundtable
Thursday, June 23, 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Come ready to exchange ideas and solve problems facing Kiwanis-family foundations at all levels. Please send us questions and topics for discussion at foundation@kiwanis.org.

Kiwanis International Foundation annual meeting
Friday, June 24, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
This year’s annual meeting is a stand-alone event. Let’s review the past year’s successes and challenges—and preview the year ahead. Gain insight into our foundation’s support for Kiwanians’ service to children. Meet our officers and board members. And bring questions for our foundation leadership.

Getting the grant; funding your mission
Friday, June 24, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Foundations are required to give money away; make sure you can receive some! Learn how to research and identify additional funding partners that might be interested in your project.

Kiwanis International Foundation Honors Reception
Friday, June 24, 5–7 p.m.
Before heading out for dinner, celebrate the impact of our foundation at the annual honors reception. With your ticket, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cocktail as we honor Kiwanis' most generous and dedicated members. (This is a ticketed event.)

World Showcase
Stop by the Kiwanis International Foundation booth throughout the convention to find out how we put your gifts to work through Kiwanis-family grants and The Eliminate Project. You can share your story and get the chance to interact with one of our grant-funded projects. Check our Facebook page for more details leading up to Toronto.