September 2008 Agency Partners Update

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Agency Partners Update
September 4, 2008

Get your calendars out, we’ve got a number of events for Agency Partners on the docket this fall. Be sure to read the following announcements closely, and, as always, stay up-to-date on the busy summer via our website,, Please give us a call or send us an email if you have questions or concerns about any of the items herein.

In This Issue:
• Seminars for Agency Partners in South Central Ozarks
• Grant-writing workshop for Agency Partners
• Midlands Nonprofit Summit
• CFO Regional meetings

CFO announces brown bag seminars for Agency Partners serving South Central MO

As part of our commitment to our Agency Partners, CFO is pleased to offer the nonprofit organizations of the South Central Ozarks – serving the counties of Carter, Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright – a special series of brown bag seminars that are designed to support growth and sustainability efforts. Each brown bag seminar will start at Noon at CFO’s West Plains office located at 27 Court Square. Sessions will be hosted by Carol Silvey, CFO senior associate for advancement, unless otherwise noted. The schedule is as follows:

September 19 – Women in Philanthropy
October 17 – Giving in the Ozarks
October 24 – Donor Relations
December 12 – Endowments
January 9 – Capital Campaigns
February 13 – Networking
February 27 – Planned Giving for Sustainability, with Gary Funk, CFO president, and Julie Leeth, CFO vice president.
March 13 – Using Insurance Policies in Giving
April 10 – Working with Volunteers
May 8 – The Ask

Please RSVP to Carol Silvey, CFO senior associate for advancement at (417) 256-4725. Or feel free to give us a call for more information.

Grant-writing workshop for Agency Partners

Anatomy of a Grant: The Process Revealed – It’s not rocket science; an effective grant-writing process can be learned, giving you the inside track for successful funding. A grant is a multi-tiered document, a collection of parts. In this two-hour session, you will learn how to break down the sections, address each one in detail and put them together in a comprehensive and readable “whole.” You’ll receive lots of good advice and tips on getting the details right.

This workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at CFO, 425 E. Trafficway, Springfield. The event is open to all CFO Agency Partners. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Suzanne Grammer at (417) 864-6199 or

Midlands Nonprofit Summit

Nonprofit organizations are invited to attend the Midlands Nonprofit Summit: Innovative Leadership being held on October 30 in La Vista, Nebraska. The event is sponsored by the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands. For more information about the event, visit

CFO to host regional meetings

Community Foundation of the Ozarks is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a regional meeting in your area. Board members from your organization are invited to attend to learn more about current CFO initiatives, planned giving strategies, our newly designed website and much more.
Please bring two good development/fundraising ideas to share. We will also have ample time for discussion and questions. The schedule and RSVP information is as follows:

• West Plains – September 30, West Plains Country Club, 1402 Country Club Dr
• Cuba – October 2, Wallis Companies, 106 E. Washington
• Clinton – October 8, Hampton Inn, 900 Kansas Ave
• Carthage – October 14, Broadview Country Club, 988 S. Country Cub Rd.
• Branson – October 16, TBA

To help with our planning, please let us know by September 26, 2008, if you will attend by calling Suzanne Grammer in our office at (417) 864-6199, toll free 888-266-6815, or via e-mail at

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