Paul Clarke and Indiana United Ways Leadership Series



Indiana United Ways is pleased to be able to partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and the United Way of Allen County to continue to bring the Paul Clarke Leadership Series to the Greater Fort Wayne Area.  


Who should attend this series?  Anyone in nonprofit, but particularly board members and potential board members

How do I get the most out of this series?  Attend every session yourself because you will find that the learning builds on what came before and prepares you for what is to come.

What is the cost?  Sessions are $35 each. NEW this year: if you sign up for the Series Option, the cost is $275, a savings of $40. If you sign up for the Series Option, we ask that you appoint one contact person who will confirm attendance at least 5 days in advance of the session so that we can make proper arrangements for food and handouts. Major credit cards and Paypal are accepted through the online registration system (scroll to the registration buttons).

Where do the sessions take place?  All sessions take place at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

What are the dates and times? All sessions begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., with doors opening at 8:30 a.m for networking.  We recommend you arrive at least 10 minutes early to check in, get coffee, and to get a good seat.  Sessions conclude at 11:30 a.m., an additional 30 minutes of content compared to last year.

Dates are as follows:

·       February 7: Board 101

·       March 7: Board Dynamics and Culture

·       April 4: Financial Obligations & Legal Responsibilities

·       May 2: Board vs. Staff: Whose Job Is It?

·       June 6: Implementing & Reviewing Your Strategic Plan

·       August 1: Data Security

·       September 5: Telling Your Story – Making the Case for Donor Support, In-Person and with Social Media

·       October 10: Board’s Role in Fundraising – How to Make the “Ask” & How to Bounce Back after Hearing “NO”

·       November 7: Donor Insights

How can I learn more about the topics and presenters?  Please see session descriptions and presenter information here.

I have registration questions or need help.  Whom do I contact?  Please contact IUW Training Associate Bea Northcott at or call 317-441-5295 (office direct) for registration questions.  For questions about The Community Foundation Greater Fort Wayne, please contact Christine Meek, Director of Community Impact, at or 260-426-4083.

See our FAQs page for more answers

How do I use this online registration system?   This system functions just like an online shopping cart for your favorite store: make your selection(s) and load your cart.  To "check out," you'll go to your cart (there will be a yellow square that says "cart" in the upper right hand corner of your screen) and follow the prompts to pay.  When you've completed the transaction, you'll get a confirmation email  Note that if you select the "Series Package Option" (meaning purchasing all the sessions in a series at one time), you will fill out your registration form as part of your check-out process.  If you want to purchase one or some of the sessions, you will complete and submit your registration form in order to get the link to load your shopping cart.  If you run into problems or just want someone to help walk you through the steps, give us a call at 317-441-5295!


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