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Successful Grant Proposals and Standards for Excellence
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With Association of Fundraising Professionals, Brandywine Chapter

When: 10/21/2015
From 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM
Where: Community Service Building
100 West 10th Street
Wilmington, Delaware  19801
Contact: John Baker

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Standards for Excellence and Resource Development "Making Friends with Financial Statements"

Instructors: Scott Mangieri and John Baker

Standards for Excellence is a set of smart principles for nonprofit organizations, based on legal foundations of nonprofit management, governance and operations, and expanded to embrace fundamental values of integrity, honesty, fairness, responsibility and transparency. One of the six principle topics areas is Resource Development. 

The session will cover:

  • Insights of a Grant Professional and Key Aspects of Successful Grant Proposals
  • Introduction of Standards for Excellence and the Guiding Principle of Resource Development

$20 for DANA and AFP Members; Not a member yet? $30

Validated Parking is available in the Community Service Building garage, 111 W. 11th St.

Register with AFP, Brandywine Chapter

About the Instructors

Scott Mangieri

Scott recently became the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Delaware. Prior to UD, Scott worked for Winterthur Museum for 10 years, where he worked in both the Development and Curatorial Departments and was responsible for raising over $1 million annually for the museum’s initiatives. Several of his grant proposals have been listed as exemplary samples on the websites for both the National Endowment for the Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services. Scott received his MA in art history from the University of Delaware and previously worked for The Frick Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

John Baker
John is the Executive Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement, where he has been for over five years; supporting its regeneration and the introduction of the Standards for Excellence® organizational best practices in Delaware. As a licensed Standards for Excellence® Consultant and Trainer, he has coached many of Delaware’s nonprofits in the Standards. Nearly 20 years ago, John focused his commercial banking, nonprofit volunteer experience, and Business and Public Policy education on leading AIDS Delaware. As Executive Director, John more than doubled the revenues and programs of the agency, as well as earned statewide visibility and respect. These hard-won improvements resulted in increased funding from individual, corporate, government, and foundation sources. John has maintained his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) status since 2003. He has also worked throughout the nonprofit sector in many leadership positions on boards and committees, including President of the Community Service Building (CSB) Tenant Council (3 terms), and on the boards of the CSB Corporation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Brandywine Chapter (AFP), Philanthropy Day Education Committee (Chair), Hearts and Minds Community (Advisory Board), Serviam Media (Treasurer), the Delaware Liberty Fund (founding member), and JUST for Youth. John earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rider University, and Master of Public Policy and Administration from Rutgers University.