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Social entrepreneurship workshop on fundraising offered March 31
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), in collaboration with the SUNY Center for Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), has scheduled a second Social Entrepreneurship workshop titled, ‚ÄúCollaborative Fundraising‚ÄĚ for Wednesday, March 31, at the SUNY Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk.
 
The workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate. 
 
The first Social Entrepreneurship workshop was held in February. At that time, participants shared their interest in continuing the positive dialogue around the topic. Participants also shared their interest in discussing potential collaborative fundraising opportunities. The March 31 session will encourage non-profits to explore ways in which collaborations can be used to maximize fundraising efforts. Rich Goodman from the Center for Social Entrepreneurship will be the facilitator.
 
The Center for Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) is dedicated to assisting community-based not-for-profit organizations become financially viable. SEP provides a wide range of business support services in such key areas as strategic planning, communications, information technology and grants administration. SEP programs include MissionFish, the Community Peddler, Spoke Folk and Image Makers Technology.
 
Ongoing NCCF and SEP collaborations include grant-making trainings, MissionFish, and Community Peddler.
 
The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation was incorporated in 1986 as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed over $7.3 million into the community through various grant programs. It is inherently committed to furthering its mission of enriching the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.
 
To learn more and to register for this free workshop, please contact Eileen Dunn, NCCF program coordinator, at 366-4892. The deadline is Monday, March 29.

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