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The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management hosts workshops designed to connect you with knowledgeable experts and colleagues from across the sector. Special pricing is available for new nonprofit professionals, Forefront members, and nonprofits with an annual budget under $1 million. Early bird registration rate of $65 available through February 9. Most sessions are hosted at North Park University.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

8:30 – 9:00am – Networking and Coffee
9am – Noon – Workshop

Half-Day Workshop: $90 [LEARN MORE | BUY NOW]

About this session: Do you have a compelling story that illustrates your organization’s mission and programs in an engaging manner? Have you developed relationships with stakeholders that go beyond making a one-time ask and receiving a one-time donation? This workshop will provide the how to’s of asking donors for support in an intriguing manner. Learn realistic strategies to help you decide when, whether and with whom you make the ask.

Who Should Participate: Executive directors, development staff, marketing staff

About the Presenter: Mary F. Morten, president, Morten Group LLC, has over 20 years of executive leadership experience at nonprofits and a past mayoral appointment in city government that provides clients with a unique skill set and access to decision makers. The firm’s scope of work includes organizational development (focused on board accountability and resources acquisition), strategic alliances, succession planning and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Morten Group works with national organizations, foundations and for-profit entities. In 2018, Morten Group began its 17th year of work supporting organizations, strategic alliances and social justice movements.

Mary has served as board chair, associate director and interim executive director for the Chicago Foundation for Women, one of the world’s largest women’s foundations. She is a past director of the Office of Violence Prevention for the Chicago Department of Public Health. Prior to this position, Mary was an appointee for Mayor Richard M. Daley and served as a director/liaison for the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. An award-winning filmmaker, Mary is currently in production on a sequel to Woke Up Black, a documentary chronicling the lives of five black youth. Mary has received numerous awards for her work, most recently the 2017 Women in Film Focus award, and the 2014 YLeadership Award from the YWCA Evanston/Northshore for her work her work on racial justice and women’s empowerment. Mary holds a BA from Loyola University of Chicago, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association of Consultants to Nonprofits.

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