Great Lakes Central

Includes Indiana, Michigan and Northwestern Ohio

After a great time together in Chicago this past February, when we planned the date for our fall conference, all were excited about the prospects of the event. We have unfortunately had to CANCEL this Great Lakes Central Chapter Fundraising Without Fear conference due to lack of response.  We will do our best to provide future programming and hope you'll support our efforts by participating and telling others!
I thank the efforts of chapter members Lindsey Fetig (promotional design), Kelly Bone (hospitality), Jon Dize (planning) and Dan Johnson (overall planning, curriculum) for their efforts.
Sincrerely, Dionne Lovstad-Jones, Chapter President 

Registration Due Wednesday, August 3 - Sign up Now

Fundraising Without Fear
Jump Start Your Fall Fundraising
2016 ALDE Great Lakes Central Chapter Annual Fundraising Seminar
August 11-12, 2016
LCMS District Office
1145 Barr St.
Fort Wayne IN 46802
Featuring two meals and your choice of four sessions on talent management, renewable giving, planned giving, stewardship for pastors and appeals.  

Cost: $75
Register today.

Thursday, August 11
  • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner and Socializing for early arrivals and local ALDE members
    Hoppy Knome Restaurant (Reservations deadline - August 1, 2016)
Friday, August 12
  • 9:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. - Welcome from LCMS Indiana District President, Rev. Daniel May
  • 9:45 a.m. - Session 1 | Hiring, Training and Keeping Quality Development Officers
    Marilynn Fauth - Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center, Fort Wayne
    Kelly Dreibelbis - 3 Point Fundraising Consulting, LLC, Albion
  • 10:45 a.m. - Break
  • 11:00 a.m. - Section 2-A | Fundraising and Congregational Stewardship
    Rev. Dennis McFadden - Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne
    Section 2-B | Planned Giving Fundamentals - Marketing to and Encouraging Your Donor Prospects
    David Novak, J.D. - V.P. of Advancement and Executive Director of the Cornerstone Foundation, LSS of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - Session 3 | Effectively Inserting Social Media Into Your Fund Raising Plans
    Anthony Juliano - Asher Agency, Fort Wayne
  • 2:30 p.m. - Break
  • 2:45 p.m. - Session 4 | Crafting Powerful Appeals
    Jennie Wolf Smith - Consultant, Gronlund, Sayther, Brunkow, Toledo, Ohio
  • 3:45 p.m. - Dismissal