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We'll see you in Vegas!

Apr 10, 2018

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund is excited to offer numerous events at the 2018 Kiwanis International Convention in Las Vegas in June. Check out these opportunities to connect with us:

World Showcase

Learn about the five Kiwanis causes supported by the Children’s Fund and our donors by visiting our interactive World Showcase booth in the Grand Ballroom.

The Eliminate Project Luncheon
Friday, June 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Champagne Ballroom, Paris Hotel

Join the Kiwanis Children’s Fund and keynote speaker Caryl M. Stern, president and CEO of UNICEF USA, to celebrate our successes and receive program updates on The Eliminate Project and the sustained elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders. This is a ticketed event.

Kiwanis Children’s Fund Honors Reception
Friday, June 29, 5-7 p.m. | Champagne Ballroom, Paris Hotel
Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

Kiwanians from around the world will come together to salute supporters of the Kiwanis Children’s Fund who have achieved milestones in their giving. Members will have an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the accomplishments and successes of the Children’s Fund, which are made possible by our donors’ generosity. This is a ticketed event.

Kiwanis Children’s Fund annual meeting
Saturday, June 30, 9-10:30 a.m. | Jubilee 1

Learn about our five Kiwanis causes and how they amplify your impact. Hear reports on the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, its finances and programs, including our new grant programs. Have your questions answered!


Education Sessions

Stay out of jail: compliance issues for foundations

Compliance with government regulations is critical for all Kiwanis foundations. Join us for a panel discussion regarding changing regulations, needed policies and best practices.

What does your community really need?

You want to serve your community. Yet to do it effectively, you must know what your community needs. Get tips for conducting a community needs assessment and learn how it can be useful to your club.

Creating a climate of philanthropy through major gifts

Kiwanis club and district foundations can inspire and cultivate major gifts from donors. Learn more about major gift fundraising and how it differs from a regular annual appeal.

Putting the fun in fundraising events

Learn event fundraising best practices and strategies that will help you strengthen club membership and enhance community service. Successful fundraising examples will be shared.

Getting the grant: Funding your mission

Grants are an untapped resource for many clubs and districts. Learn about the process in a simple yet comprehensive manner – from research to writing effective proposals and more.

Kiwanis Children’s Fund Club Grant program

The Children’s Fund provides club grants for Kiwanis-led service projects that address children’s unmet needs. Learn more at this step-by-step guide to our grant application process.

Kiwanis Children’s Fund annual meeting

Learn more about the five Kiwanis causes supported by the Kiwanis Children’s Fund and how they amplify your impact. Hear reports on the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, its finances and programs, including our new grant programs. Have your questions answered.

Fundraising 101: Developing an effective plan

Fundraising is critical to the causes you care about. Learn essentials of a strategic annual fundraising plan and tools to develop and implement your own. Get answers to your questions from the Kiwanis Children’s Fund staff.