May 2019 Newsletter
AWARDS LUNCHEON NEWS
IT'S MAY! You know what that means, it's AWARD LUNCHEON month! Only a few weeks until the Big Day. Time for the pre-event checklist...have you:
17th Annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, May 21
Abbington Distinctive Banquets, 3S002 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn
IN THE NEWS
“Of the Community.” How a New African-American Giving Circle is Gaining Steam
As part of our ongoing coverage of giving circles across the country, we’re always on the lookout for emerging groups that advance the philanthropic power of women, people of color, and other disenfranchised groups. Often, these giving circles are established out of a sense that mainstream philanthropy isn’t paying enough attention to historically marginalized communities. Giving circles offer a way to channel this frustration into action. But their growing popularity also speaks to rising interest in philanthropy overall, with more people getting involved in giving with whatever resources they have.
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INAUGURAL "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" EVENT DEEMED SUCCESS!
ON THE MOVE
Is there a WSPN Member that is tackling a new opportunity? Keep us updated by messaging us on Facebook and we'll include the exciting news in future editions of Cultivate.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Are your Board of Directors actively a part of your Fundraising and Philanthropy plans? Join fellow WSPN members on June 20th for a panel discussion from 3 regional not-for-profit organizations that reflect the small, medium, and large scales of successful board engagement in fundraising ideas and best practices. This panel will explore the practical approaches to build collective buy in with your board members for small and large fundraising goals, and how to best communicate and track involvement to get the best results.
Special Volunteer Opportunity: Please note an additional registration is available to participate in a unique volunteer opportunity supporting the Northern Illinois Food Bank on site immediately following this program. Please consider extending your morning if possible and participating as a food bank volunteer from 10AM-11:30AM. Click the volunteer registration to learn more.
Board Elections: The June program is also the venue to cast your vote for the 2019-2020 WSPN Officers. So, just one more reason to mark your calendar and attend the June Program.
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RENEW & RECRUIT
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