Soliciting Discretionary Dollars From Elected Officials

New York, New York
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Soliciting Discretionary Dollars From Elected Officials
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Support Center for Nonprofit Management
305 7th Avenue, 11th Floor @ 27th St
New York, New York 10001
United States

Map and Directions
Many elected officials control discretionary funds that can be allocated to support organizations and programs in their home districts. In recent years, for example, New York City Council members each had more than $300,000 in discretionary funds.

In this workshop, participants will:
  • Discuss strategies for developing relationships with elected officials
  • Learn how to build and present their case
  • Learn how to integrate this effort into overall development, communications, and advocacy agendas
Who Should Attend:
  • Executive directors
  • Senior development staff
  • Policy staff

FRANK ABDALE is Principal of Abdale Consulting and the co-author of “Practical Abundance: A Comprehensive Guide to Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits.” Frank has a proven track record of successful grant writing as well as writing and editing numerous publications, articles, and manuals. He has helped design on-line grant application processes for the Altria Group, Inc. and MAC AIDS Fund. As an Executive Director and a consultant he has successfully submitted numerous on-line grant applications and trained staff at several agencies to do the same.

JOHN MAGISANO comes to his organization development practice from 25 years of work in the governmental, community-based and management assistance fields. In his practice, John has assisted organizations in the fields of HIV/AIDS, hunger and nutrition, youth and education, senior services, legal assistance, community development, supportive housing and anti-poverty programming. He has trained on topics such as staff development, program design and evaluation, effective board governance, fundamentals of case management, basic grant writing, policies and procedures, and strategic planning. John is currently co-chair of NYTAP (New York Technical Assistance Providers Network) and chair of the Program Work Group.

"Frank Abdale has a wonderful enthusiasm for his profession, excellent personal anecdotes used to illustrate methods, and encouraged class involvement."
Candace Herguth, Saint Bartholomews Church

"The instructor was very knowledgeable and personable."
Katie Sharpe, Integrity House
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Contact Information

  • 917-522-8302
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