Putnam-Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series


The Putnam-Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series represents an innovative partnership between the Community Foundations located in Putnam and Montgomery Counties, in collaboration with Indiana United Ways.  The series is unique in that the February to May sessions are held in Crawfordsville, and the August through November sessions are held in Greencastle.  This approach welcomes participants from both counties, and surrounding areas, and provides networking and peer-to-peer learning that might not otherwise exist. This year's series is built around the Steven Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and is meant to help you deepen your nonprofit professional skill set by combining theory, practice, and a layered learning approach to every session.  


Who should come to this series?  Anyone in nonprofit, but particularly board members and potential board members.

How do I get the most of out this series?  1) come to every session yourself because you will find that the learning builds on what came before and prepares you for what is to come; and 2) registering for all 9 sessions at once is the most cost-effective option (saving you $45)

What is the cost?  Register for all 8 sessions for $100, or register for sessions individually at a cost of $15 per session.  All sessions can be paid for in advance by credit card or Paypal through the online system by following the registration buttons below.

Where do the sessions take place?  All February - May sessions take place at the Crawfordsville Country Club in Crawfordsville; August - November sessions take place at the Inn at DePauw in Greencastle

What are the dates and times? All sessions begin promptly at 11:00 a.m..  We recommend you arrive 10-30 minutes early to check in, get coffee, and get a good seat.  We break for lunch at approximately noon, and resume at 12:30 p.m. (although some lunch periods may be working sessions).  Sessions conclude at 2:00 p.m.

  • February 13:  Next Level Leadership
  • March 13: Marketing Magic
  • April 10: Measure What Matters
  • May 8: From Paper to Practice - Strategic Plan Implementation
  • August 7: Nonprofit Finance Demystified
  • September 11: Data in a Digital Age
  • October 9: Building a Strategic Board
  • November 13: No More Bored Boards

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

I have registration questions or need help.  Whom do I contact?  Please contact IUW Outreach Manager John Ferguson at john.ferguson@iuw.org or call 317-660-8409 (office direct).  For questions about the Putnam-Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series or the work of the respective Foundations, please contact Cheryl Keim at the Community Foundation of Montgomery County at cheryl@mccf-in.org/765-362-1267 or Tanis Nicklasch at the Putnam County Community Foundation at  tnicklasch@pcfoundation.org/765-653-4978

See our FAQs page for more answers

How do I use this online registration system?  This system functions just like an online shopping cart from 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 317-660-8409!

Member Login
Welcome, (First Name)!

Forgot? Show
Log In
Enter Member Area
My Profile Log Out