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Previewing convention workshops

Jun 20, 2017

Whether you are attending the 2017 Kiwanis International convention or not, the Kiwanis Children’s Fund is ready to help you. We’ll host three workshops during the convention in Paris and hope to see you there. Our staff will be sharing our latest progress on The Eliminate Project, offering inspiration for club fundraising events and providing advice for obtaining funding for local projects.

If you can’t make it to Paris, read up on the workshops below and keep an eye out for post-convention blogs and articles, where we’ll share the main resources provided to the attendees.

Fulfilling our promise: elimination and fundraising progress
Thursday, July 13
9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Room 241

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. Presented by Ann Updegraff Spleth, chief operating officer, Kiwanis Children’s Fund, and Michael Grudzinski, senior director, Global Cause Partnerships, UNICEF USA.

Putting the fun in fundraising: creating successful events to support your club’s projects
Thursday, July 13
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Room 241

Come learn event fundraising best practices and strategies to help strengthen your club membership and enhance community service. Successful fundraising examples will be shared. Presented by Lora Hoover, director of development, Kiwanis Children’s Fund.

Getting the grant: funding your mission
Thursday, July 13
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Room 241

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. We will also provide an update about the changes in our Club Grant program. Presented by Ann Updegraff Spleth, chief operating officer, Kiwanis Children’s Fund.