Applications for 2019 - 2020 Annual Fellows & Management Fellows Programs are LIVE

The Development Leadership Consortium runs two professional development programs for people working in nonprofit fundraising and advancement, serving early-career professionals and advanced-career managers.

Management Fellows Program

Curious to learn if this program is right for you? Come to the Management Fellows Open House. We look forward to seeing you at 6 pm on Thursday, May 2, at Openlands on 25 East Washington Street, Suite 1650. RSVP by Monday, April 29, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dlc-management-fellows-open-house-tickets-58313325727.

Management Fellows is an advanced professional fellowship program that prepares new generations of non-profit managers to lead their organizations with confidence and knowledge.

Candidates must be both experienced and promising, and have served in their current roles long enough to have a command of their responsibilities. Fellows include non-profit professionals in development and related fields (alumni affairs, public relations) who are managers. First priority is given to qualified alumni of the DLC Annual Fellows Program. Ten Management Fellows will be admitted to each year's class.

The program meets for ten sessions, September through June, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., one Thursday per month and is facilitated by Tom Wick, Vice President of Principal & Major Gifts at Rush University Medical Center.

Sample session topics: finding the right job; supporting/engaging institutional leaders in development; building, leading and managing a team; institutional strategic planning and its relationship to fundraising; designing and implementing a special campaign; and developing a principal gift program.

The deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2019.
Application Link: https://bit.ly/2TlWW61
More Information: http://www.chicagodlc.org/management-fellows/

Annual Fellows Program

The Development Leadership Consortium's Annual Fellows program is a professional development program that helps prepare development officers in the early and intermediate stages of their career in advancement. The program strives to enable participants to have continued success in their ongoing service to the non-profit community.

Qualified Candidates: Non-profit professionals in development as well as related advancement fields (alumni relations, public relations, donor research, donor stewardship, corporate relations, philanthropy operations, and events) in the early phase of their careers.

Fellows meet from 6-9 p.m., one day per month for 9 months, September through June, and the sessions are facilitated by Amy Funk, Vice President at Ter Molen, Watkins & Brandt LLC.

The deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2019.
Application Link: https://bit.ly/2Hv9CjT
More Information: http://www.chicagodlc.org/annual-fellows/

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