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Resources from the 103rd Kiwanis International convention in Las Vegas

Jul 02, 2018

Whether you attended our workshops at convention, couldn’t fit one into your schedule or were unable to attend convention altogether, we have some great resources for you!

Read below for short descriptions of each educational session, the slides used in the presentation, and the presenter’s contact information. If you have any questions, please let us know!

Stay out of jail: compliance issues for foundations

Ann Updegraff Spleth

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

Foundation Compliance Issues Slides


What does your community really need?

Julie Stanley

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.

What does your community really need? Slides


Creating a climate of philanthropy through major gifts

Ann Updegraff Spleth

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.

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy Slides


Putting the fun in fundraising events

Lora Hoover

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

Putting the Fun in Fundraising Slides


Getting the grant: Funding your mission

Julie Stanley

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.

Getting the grant Slides


Kiwanis Children’s Fund Club Grant program

Julie Stanley

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.

Club Grant program slides


Fundraising 101: Developing an effective plan

Lora Hoover

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.

Fundraising 101 slides