College to Host Management Seminar on Development for Non-Profit Organizations

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chestnut Hill College will host the non-profit management seminar, “Development 101” on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph’s Hall. “Development 101” will be the first workshop in the 2010-2011 Nonprofit Capacity-Building series at the College. Additional support and funding for the workshop is provided by Learn & Serve America and the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND).

The session will introduce the basics of development for those who need to restructure or create development programs and will explain basic definitions, infrastructure, and program vehicles, such as how to invite donors to contribute through direct mail, publications, planned gifts, major gifts, and capital campaigns. ”Development 101” will be run by Mary McFadden, SSJ and Madeline Franze, SSJ, former co-directors of development for the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Philadelphia.

Mary McFadden, SSJ and Madeline Franze, SSJ, bring a combined 40 years of development experience to the ministry of development. While co-directors of development for the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Philadelphia, Sister Mary and Sister Madeline raised more than $44 million from 1989-2003. Since 2003, Sister Mary and Sister Madeline have focused their efforts in a full time non-profit development consulting practice.

In addition to being Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE), Sister Mary and Sister Madeline possess an extraordinary level of education and practical experience in development and fundraising. Sister Madeline is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fund Raising Management program and has a certificate in human resources from LaSalle University. Sister Madeline also holds a master’s degree in administration from Villanova University and has served as a member of National Catholic Development Conference Board of Directors. Sister Mary holds a master’s degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary’s University and a master’s in biology from Villanova University. She has also completed a certificate in non-profit management from LaSalle University.

For more information about the seminar or to register, please contact Ryan Murphy, director of service-learning at 215.248.7032 or e-mail murphyr@chc.edu.