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Upskilling Fundraising, Grant & Partnership Development For Extension Professionals: An Interactive Workshop Series

Monthly sessions April 2024 - September 2024

Third Thursday of every month (bonus session 4th Thursday in August) 2:00 - 3:15 PM ET

Embark on a comprehensive professional development journey with "Upskilling Fundraising, Grant & Partnership Development For Extension Professionals: An Interactive Workshop Series." Led by Nate Birt of Silver Maple Strategies, this dynamic series is tailored to equip Extension professionals with essential tools and knowledge for success in today's evolving landscape. Join us for an interactive and engaging series designed to enhance your Extension projects and programs with practical skills and personalized support. Open to all Cooperative Extension professionals, this series offers valuable insights for those seeking to advance their work.

April 18th 2024 - Unlocking Your Potential
In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to assess and categorize your experiences, talents, and impact to optimize your chances of success in fundraising and, later, during project implementation. Together, we’ll examine how to develop a repeatable process for doing this type of analysis regularly to optimize your success. We’ll also consider low- and no-cost tools for making your analysis more effective – and for archiving those insights for future reference.

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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