Program for the 2017 PDI

Wednesday, January 11th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Crowdfunding: Raising funds for campus causes
Presenters:
Douglas Patmore
Category:
Fundraising
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
306 LSC
Description:
Colorado State University has a multitude of causes worthy of support, and attendees of this session will learn about an exciting fundraising option: crowdfunding. CSU has a dedicated platform, CHARGE!, that allows clubs, colleges, and research opportunities to generate support from highly engaged audiences. This is an emerging field of fundraising, and we are excited to discuss opportunities for our area to assist.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to inform attendees of the program, share success stories, and help impart a firm idea of how CHARGE! can make a difference. This session might help generate some great ideas for projects in the Spring of 2017. Our audience might be student groups, development personnel, or faculty who wish to learn about ways that this method of fundraising might make a difference for them.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Seeking Funding from Private Foundations
Presenters:
Samuel Ernst,Peter Hartman
Category:
Fundraising
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
312 LSC
Description:
Private foundations are one resource that many people consider as they seek to diversify funding streams for their projects. Some foundations have regimented proposal submission processes more in keeping with government grants, while others have very loose requirements. Since the processes vary from foundation to foundation, writing a grant proposal for a private foundation can be a somewhat intimidating process for newcomers. The Office of Foundation Relations, in collaboration with development officers throughout the university, is a great resource when it comes to approaching private foundations. In this session, we'll provide an overview of foundation grantmaking trends, highlight the resources available for those seeking foundation funding at CSU, and finally use some case studies to illustrate the do's and don'ts of writing proposals to private foundations.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: The goals of this session are threefold: 1) to provide an overview of the world of private foundations and their grantmaking processes; 2) to provide an introduction to the services offered by the Office of Foundation Relations that can be of benefit when seeking funding from private foundations; and 3) to look at a few real-world examples as case studies to learn how proposals can be optimized. Targeted Audience: CSU Faculty and Staff