Training details

calendar_today Tuesday, June 26, 2018

access_time 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

place Candid

attach_money Free


Come to our 3rd Annual Summer Social! Meet funders and fellow fundraisers, learn about new approaches in nonprofit management, and network with experts across the nonprofit spectrum!


  • 12:00pm:  Welcome – Teleange’ Thomas, Director, Foundation Center Midwest
  • 12:10:  New Discoveries in Grassroots Funding. Learn about community grantmaking, best practices, and innovative approaches to funding for grassroots nonprofits.
    • Keynote:  Tom O’Brien – Program Director, Neighborhood Connections
    • Panel Discussion: Judy Wright  – Ohio Transformation Fund; Indigo Bishop – ioby; Robbin Hudson – United Black Fund; Tom O'Brien
  • 1:10:  Mini Workshops: New Discoveries in Data
    • Donor-Advised Funds – Judy Salm, Director of Operations, Grants Plus
    • Tips & Tricks to Using the NEW FDO – Foundation Center Staff
    • NEOCANDO - April Urban, Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2:10: Speed Group Networking SessionsNew Discoveries in Fundraising and Nonprofit Management
    • Steve Day, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
    • Samantha Sopko, Grants Professionals Association/ Breakthrough Schools
    • Beth Darmstadter, Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland/MetroHealth
    • Staci Lowell, Giving Insight, LLC
  • 3:10: Mix & Mingle



  • Learn new research, fundraising, and management techniques.
  • Exchange business cards, have some food, and relax!

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Board members
  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Individual grantseekers
  • Marketing, communications, external affairs
  • Nonprofit startups
  • Program directors and staff


April Urban Research Associate Case Western Reserve University
Beth Darmstadter Director of Individual Giving MetroHealth Foundation
David Holmes (he/him) Network Engagement Manager, Candid
Indigo Bishop Cleveland Action Strategist ioby
Judy Salm Director of Client Services Grants Plus
Judy Wright Director Ohio Transformation Fund
Robbin Hudson Community Programming Manager, United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland
Samantha Sopko Director of Grants and Foundation Relations Friends of Breakthrough Schools
Staci Lowell Principal, Giving Insight, LLC
Steven Day Partner Calfee, Harter, and Griswold LLP
Teleange' Thomas Director Candid Midwest

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