Moving Your Organization from Fundraising to Philanthropy

  • Friday, September 14, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Room 1024, Welcome Center (building closest to Springport Road) // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202


If you need an alternative payment plan, please call our office at 517-796-4750
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Fundraising is a focus on meeting a dollar goal, while philanthropy is about people feeling good about giving and giving back to your organization.  If an organization focuses on philanthropy, they ultimately generate more sustainable resources and these strong relationships can weather storms and help an organization grow while others shrink in tough economic times.

This full-day training will be a fast-paced and comprehensive view of how all members of the team—board members, executive team, staff, and volunteerscan raise money for your mission and build a stronger organization

This full-day session includes a catered lunch. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the training will start promptly at 9:00 am

Session Goals 

The workshop is interactive and will utilize data, training, discussion, peer interaction and coaching to address the following:

  • Build a culture of philanthropy that uses all team members, from board members to programming staff
  • Learn and develop the basic elements of a program
  • Build your prospect pool
  • Utilize and leverage your mission
  • Evaluate your fundraising practices

Designed for

Tailored for your board, ED and development staff.  Attend together to get the most out of this engaging, hands-on day. 


Nonprofit Network Members - $70.00 

Additional registrants from same member organization - $60.00

Nonmembers - $90.00

Please refer to our Cancellation Policy


Sharon Castle, Capacity Builder

Having worn every hat in the philanthropic process affords Sharon a unique perspective in her work as a Capacity Building Consultant at Nonprofit Network.  Her approach is based on a commitment of providing excellent service with the highest degree of professional integrity. She enjoys working with a diverse clientele who have a passion for their mission.  

Sharon brings more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and enjoys assisting organizations increase their fundraising capability.

She credits her in-depth fundraising knowledge to her years as Deputy Director of Development for the American Lung Association of Michigan where she was responsible for all aspects of statewide fundraising; the Michigan Historical Museum where she completed the fundraising for the 20th Century permanent galleries; and for more than 20 years as President of Castle & Associates, Inc. a full-service fundraising and organizational management firm where she assisted clients with strategic planning, capital campaigns, development audits, major gifts and fundraising plans. 

Learn more about Regina

Regina Pinney, Executive Director

Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector, she has a full range of experience in fundraising, marketing, governance, management and grant writing. She has led Nonprofit Network from being a county-specific nonprofit management support organization to an international resource specializing in capacity building, professional development and governance and organizational management.

Previously, she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, which specialized in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio. Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.

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2800 Springport Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202
Phone: (517) 796-4750

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