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Bridging the Gap: Fundraising & Event Planning 101

October 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Non-Profit Development Center of Southern New Jersey presents:

Bridging the Gap Part II

Fundraising and Event Planning 101

Plus:  Opportunity to get your Professional Headshot taken*

Please join us for a night of education and networking that brings together local nonprofits making a positive impact and the young professionals who are anxious to support their efforts.

Our program will kick-off with our Keynote Speaker, Chris Rollins, Chief Development Officer of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice followed by a lesson on basic fundraising taught by Matt Blank, the Business Development Manager for Friedman LLP, and President of YB Connected. The most important part of hosting a fundraising event is the strategy to how the funds will be raised. How will you be able to get a corporation to allocate you money in their budget is much different than asking a person to donate. Matt Blank will speak to his experiences in developing the right strategy, planning, and implementation of a fundraising campaign around a specific event. A fundraising target can’t be set without understanding the basics of an income statement and how to create and manage to a budget for an event. The fundamentals of event planning will be taught by fellow NPDCSNJ board members, Glen Walton, Chairman and Wanda Hardy, President.

During the reception portion of the evening, expo tables will be set up to allow young professionals to meet nonprofit representatives and learn about volunteer opportunities and open committee and board positions.

Date: October 6, 2016
Location: Hotel ML, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Ticket Cost: $35
Non-Profit Expo Table Cost: $125; this price includes 2 tickets and a reserved space to display your organization’s marketing materials and show your open volunteer, committee, and board positions. Note: Table spaces are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

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  • 4:30-5:30: Registration & Professional Headshots*
  • 5:30-6:30: Program
  • 6:30-8:00: Reception, Networking, and Professional Headshots*

*Before and after the program, you will have the opportunity to get your professional headshot taken by Colette Oswald, photographic artist from Haddonfield.  She will capture you on a grey mottled background.  Please arrive camera ready, solid colored clothing works best.  Fees are $55 for 1 digital web file and $75 for two digital web files.  Payment should be made directly to Colette Oswald Photography the night of via check or cash.  www.coletteoswaldphoto.com


October 6, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey


Hotel ML
915 Route 73
Mt. Laurel, 08054 United States
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