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2010 SUMMER Newsletter                                             
 Abbie J. von Schlegell, CFRE  
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Dear Abbie,

Happy Berkshire Summer! 
If there's one thing I've learned about summers in the Berkshires, they're quick and chock full of things to do, see and people to meet!
We are truly blessed with an abundance of cultural venues, scenic landscapes, and a myriad of delectable dinning experiences to be had. The only glitch is it seems to be that there isn't enough time to enjoy it all.  Or is there?...
Non-profit organizations have the same dilemma: too many fundraising events.and not enough time [to properly plan, implement and execute a real development program].  And as the saying goes if you fail to plan, you plan to fail! 
This summer (and from then on) plan to succeed by serving your constituency efficiently and effectively.  
Planning, managing, and strategizing are my specialties.  Sign up for one of my classes, visit me at one of my speaking engagements or let
me know how a von schlegell & co might help you in your fundraising, governance and program needs.
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Abbie J. von Schlegell
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Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Framingham, MA

September 27, 2010

Major Gifts, Even in a Small Shop



Planned Giving Strategies

Wethersfield, CT

October 28, 2010

Charitable Leaders Forum


AFP Massachusetts

Boston, MA

December 3, 2010

Conference on Philanthropy



 Abbie is Adjunct Faculty at BU and UCONN

Boston University, Boston

Certificate in Professional Fund Raising
September - December 2010
This course concentrates on specific fund raising areas. Planned and Estate Gifts, Internet Fund Raising, Prospect Research, Management and Accountability


University of Connecticut, Torrington

Managing the Arts in a Changed World (MACW)

September 2010- February 2011

Peer-to-peer practitioner-based classroom learning experience based on the text Fundamentals of Arts Management and other materials. The goal of the program is to strengthen the leadership and technical skill-sets of the leaders of nonprofit arts organizations in Connecticut and beyond



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