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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 29, 2003


New Fundraising Basics Course for Non-profit Organizations & Volunteers

Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas - Volunteers in civic, school athletics, religious groups and other non-profit organizations can now stop washing cars, selling candy and having bake sales to learn more successful fundraising methods.  Certified professional fundraising executive, Elizabeth Pentak Averill, will conduct one Fundraising for Volunteers Workshop only on Sept. 6 at Brookhaven College.

Averill will share basic principles and tips for successful fundraising through her approach that she describes as a fun, insightful plan to get started fundraising and to reach the goal.   With 26 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Averill brings her experience in fundraising, marketing and promotion to the classroom.  She teaches courses at the Center for Nonprofit Management and worked for three years as director of development at the North Texas Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"I've sort of entitled the course 'What do you mean I'm in charge!'" said Averill.  Meant specifically for volunteers, Averill said the course offers practical ways to help those who are responsible for fundraising for things like schools or an organization golf tournament.

In two and a half hours the course provides sample letters, a variety of approaches and basic keys for fundraising specific to volunteer, as well as a workbook.  The course costs $30 and is Sept. 6 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  For additional information and registration call 972-860-4241.

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Last Updated:  July, 2003