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Brown Bag Lunch: How To Build The Fundraising Team of the Future

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ET
In-person | Cleveland, OH

Tired of running your fundraising as a one-person show?  Don't want to do it all alone, but uncertain how to grow your staff, hire the right people, and make sure you keep up with the changing fundraising landscape? 

Learn how to manage growth with a limited budget in this FREE workshop.  Join Robert Koonce, Chief Development Officer, and McKenzae Bartels, Development Operations Coordinator, from Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, for tips and best practices in making the hard choices and easing the hiring process.

About the Presenters:


Robert Koonce, CFRE, a Cleveland native, grew up in Cleveland Heights attending St. Ann School and then St. Ignatius High School.  He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in Classics and then moved to north Florida.  It’s there he got his start in fundraising as a development officer with the Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.  He returned home several years ago and has worked for University Hospitals, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History before becoming the Chief Development Officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Robert serves on the boards of the Cleveland Archaeological Society, Lake Erie Ink: A Writing Space for Youth, and on parish council at Communion of Saints Catholic Parish.  Robert is also an avid gardener, even to the point of keeping chickens in the backyard of his Cleveland Heights home.  He and his wife, Divina, have four wonderful children.

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McKenzae Bartels is the Development Operations Coordinator at Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland . She is a graduate of John Carroll University with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and Religious Studies and a Master's degree in Non Profit Administration. She is most passionate about seeing the condition of poverty alleviated, and people being empowered to pursue their dreams. McKenzae was born and raised is the Cleveland area and she loves being a part of such a thriving community!

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland:

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America – a chapter of which is Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (BGCC) – began in 1860 as the Boys Club in Hartford, Conn. In 1954, the first Boys Club opened on Broadway Avenue in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood. It was established by a group of corporate executives from Republic Steel (now ArcelorMittal) and Cliffs Natural Resources. The second Cleveland Club opened in the Mount Pleasant Neighborhood in 1972.In 1976, the Boys Clubs of Cleveland took a step that earned it distinction as a national thought leader. It began to accept girls as members and became the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. This progressive step occurred a full 14 years before the national organization became the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

BGCC exists to provide children who are most in need a safe place to grow, learn and realize their full potential. They will become tomorrow’s parents, workers and leaders. With a wide range of programs, BGCC supports healthy lifestyles, academic success, character-building and leadership development.BGCC's professional staff and dedicated volunteers are expertly trained to be strong role models and are committed to helping children move forward as well-rounded, confident, contributing citizens.

Space is limited. Register online with the form below, in person, or by calling 216-861-1933. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call 216-861-1933.


1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115

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