Marketing Seminar Series 2017

You are invited to attend our Marketing Seminar Series of 2017! Join us to get answers from professionals and connect with your peers.

Graphic Design in Microsoft Office

Rachel’s talk will provide you with marketing tips and tricks. She will discuss and show you how to best utilize the tools available in Microsoft Office (namely Word and PowerPoint) to create materials for your organization that are clean and well-designed.

Rachel Hammitt is a graphic designer and photographer living and working in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She does design work for her alma mater, Wheaton College, and a variety of freelance work. Rachel loves to create and design pieces that are both beautiful and functional. Her goal as a designer and photographer is to help bring people’s vision to life, with clarity and heart.

When: Friday, June 2, 2017 1:30pm-3:30pm

Registration is required. Registration is available online, on the phone (260) 421-1238, or by email  

WordPress for Nonprofits

Need to create or update your organization’s website? This workshop will go over website basics for nonprofits including why having a user-friendly website is important, what makes a website user-friendly, and how to make (and maintain) a website easily with WordPress.

Amanda Neumann is the Director of Theater Operations at Fort Wayne Cinema Center, volunteer Fandom Forward Project Leader at the Harry Potter Alliance, and Volunteer Coordinator for Hobnobben Film Festival. She hold Bachelor’s degrees in Women’s Studies and English Communication.

When: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:00am-12:00pm

Registration is required. Registration is available online, on the phone (260) 421-1238, or by email  


The Foundation Center: Great Resources

fdo_logo_newIf the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is your go-to resource for seeking funding partners then you’ll want to check out their most recent updates. For those reading this that don’t know about the FDO you’ll definitely want to read the rest of the post.

Grant Snapshot allows users to see a full overview of an organization’s funding activity by subject, geographic area, and grant size.  Grant Snapshots considers the most recent five years of grantmaking history. How are Grant Snapshots beneficial to the user? You should be more easily able to find funders that perfectly match your needs, evaluating the funder’s history of funding similar subject areas, grant size, and geographic area.

Map Grants and Chart Grants tools allow you to go to the next level of research. You can drill down to see grants within states, cities, counties, and more. With the Chart Grants tool you can get even more detail in specific grant subject categories. In both tools you can filter by year, see lists of the grant recipients, and view full grant records.

Map of Cross-Border Giving:

  • See grants from U.S. grantmakers to non-U.S. recipient organizations.
  • View grantmaker data from independent, community, company-sponsored, and operating foundations as well as corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities.

Search Companies: There are 15 search fields available on the Search Companies Screen. Most are tied to indexes that are accessible by clicking on the View Index links, three others provide range searching capability, and the last provides keyword searching capability. Continue reading

Getting Started on a Board

Through engaging networking opportunities, I’ve run across the following question multiple times – “how do I get started on a board?” This questions has come from the Millennial generation; however, it can apply to others. The answer I have heard from local leaders, Stewardship Nominees, consultants, and board members is volunteer or join a committee.

It is sound advice and here are the reasons why. First, you get a picture of the organization – where are they in the nonprofit lifecycle, current financial standing, etc. Second, you get a chance to truly learn about the programs and services being offered. Thirdly, you get to meet and work with staff, other volunteers, board members, program participants, etc.

No matter what, you should only consider joining a board if you are passionate about the organization!

If board service is on your mind, feel free to check out the PCNRC’s Nonprofit Directory. The directory includes local nonprofits that are looking for board members. Click here to see the directory.

Future of Healthcare: Healing Our Community with Hope

Mental and Behavioral Health usf healthcare
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Presentation 2-3:30 p.m.
Book Signing and Resource Fair 3:30-5 p.m.

USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center          

431 W. Berry Street Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

The University of Saint Francis and The Lutheran Foundation welcome bestselling author, blogger and Ted Talks sensation Glennon Doyle Melton to present her story of struggle with mental illness on March 1. “Future of Healthcare: Healing Our Community with Hope, Part 1” will begin at 2 p.m. in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.

Melton is the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times bestselling memoir, “Carry On, Warrior.” She is the founder of, an online community of thousands of readers who meet daily to experience her shameless and laugh-out-loud funny essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery, and serving the marginalized.

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Glennon Doyle Melton

She is also the creator and president of Together Rising, a nonprofit organization that has revolutionized online giving through “Love Flash Mobs,” and has connected countless families in need with hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical resources. She has been featured on the TODAY show, The Talk, OWN, and in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Glamour, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, Newsweek, Woman’s Day and The Huffington Post, as well as other television and print outlets.

Melton will discuss her struggles with mental illness, and her lecture will include Q&A opportunities. After the presentation, she will sign her books while a resource fair will be available for attendees to learn about area mental wellness organizations.

This event is being presented in conjunction with The Lutheran Foundation’s new resource,, which will launch on February 23. LookUp will help build awareness of mental health issues and provide a connection to resources and providers in our area.

“Future of Healthcare” is free to the public, but registration is required to attend. Please register by February 29.


Job Opportunity: Boy Scouts of America-District Executive

Boy Scouts of America has one available position.

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1. District Executive (Fort Wayne, IN)


Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.


• Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
• Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
• Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
• Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
• Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
• Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
• Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
• Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
• Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
• Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.

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Job Opportunity: Audiences Unlimited, Inc. Administrative Assistant

Audiences Unlimited, Inc. has one available position.

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1. Part-time Administrative Assistant


The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Director in all areas of the organization including Board of Directors, Financial, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Program and general clerical and office support.


The Administrative Assistant will fulfill duties in multiple areas within the organization.
-Manages Board and committee meeting and event calendar and room reservations
-Takes and generates meeting notes for Board and committees as needed
-Compiles Board meeting materials, generates PDF and distributes to the Board
-Compiles new Board member materials and manuals, generates nametags
-Maintains Board member files
-Provides information to Board members about upcoming performances
-Processes incoming checks including maintenance of check log, preparing deposit slips
and making copies of deposit information for accountant
-Mails accounts payable checks including artist checks
-Files payment records and invoices
-Maintains accounts receivable invoicing, distribution, collections and changes. Mail and
email PDF invoices
-Inputs artist paylog information bi-weekly into Sub-Contractor spreadsheets, generate
check request report
-Collects W-9 forms when needed
-Works with AUI to update WordPress website
-Generates regular Facebook posts
-Assists Executive Director with supporting documentation and materials for grants
-Maintains grant and report timeline calendar
-Generates annual fund solicitation letters; obtain signatures and mail letters
-Generates donor thank you letters and envelopes; obtain signatures and mail letters

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Habitat for Humanity Part-time ReStore Sales Associate

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity has one available position.

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1. Part-time ReStore Sales Associate


The Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 3837 N. Wells St. is seeking a part-time sales associate.

The ReStore is a unique retail environment that sells new and used donated building supplies, home improvement merchandise and household items to the public. Qualified candidates will have a “customer first” mindset and a desire to work in a nonstandard retail environment. This is an opportunity for a positive, people-oriented individual who wants to apply his/her skills to raise funds to support Fort Wayne Habitat’s mission of building homes, communities and hope.


-Interacting positively with donors and customers.

-Assisting with the retail operation, including operating the cash register and making sales.

-Providing superior customer service to donors and customers.

-Following all store policies and procedures.

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