July 7, 2016

Fix Your Fundraising Problems with More than Duct Tape at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute

Whether your coalition has $1 million in the bank or is barely getting by on a “shoestring” budget, the idea of more funds coming into your coalition is an enticing one. And, whether your coalition services a rural county or the urban core, you, too, can be a fundraiser. How, you ask? Because coalition fundraising is very much about connecting the coalition’s mission with the interests of potential stakeholder organizations and people and then building lasting relationships with those stakeholders.

On a shoestring budget? Greg Puckett, Executive Director, Community Connections, Inc. in West Virginia will be helping coalition leaders to find creative ways to economize and fundraise for their framework for community change by teaching the training session, “Shoe String, Velcro and Duct Tape: “MacGyver” Fundraising!”

It is just one course at CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute in Las Vegas, July 17-21.

“I feel the workshops at the Mid-Year clearly propel coalitions from just the ‘how-tos’, to the ‘let’s dos’. Simply put, the energy that comes from sessions at the Mid-Year move coalitions forward in new directions never thought of before,” Puckett said. “My course will hopefully guide coalitions forward with a renewed vigor or spark, as they change each of the seven behavioral change strategies within their communities.”   

Coalition staff and members are natural “sellers” to convince investors, Puckett said.

“Join us as we discover the nuts and bolts of fundraising through dynamic lecture, group activities, and role playing. This session will explore the fundamentals of fundraising with plenty of time for applying fundraising principles to your coalition, including determining your coalition’s readiness for fundraising, building an integrated fundraising plan and mobilizing members to implement the plan,” he added.

With more than 80 training sessions on substance use and misuse from eight tracks to choose from, and even special youth sessions through CADCA’s National Youth Leadership Initiative, you can bet on the fact that Mid-Year will have training sessions suitable for a coalition superhero like you.

If you haven’t already, register today to join thousands of coalition leaders in Las Vegas. This Mid-Year is on track to be the largest one yet. In fact, we have the biggest international delegation in history planning to attend—from 16 countries! The Mirage is close to capacity, with limited rooms available; additional rooms are available near the training event at the Venetian.

To read more about our keynote speaker and the training sessions, visit CADCA’s schedule. In addition, the Training Session Grid is available for you to plan out your days while attending the Mid-Year Training Institute.

See you in Las Vegas at ‪#‎CADCAMidYear. For more information, visit CADCA’s website. And download the event app.

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