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Western Region

United Way of Greater Lafayette
1114 E. State Street #200
Lafayette, IN 47905
Tonja Stokes
765-742-9077 x236
FAX 765-742-9079

Welcome the New Western Region Director, Tonja Stokes!

Tonja has a rich nonprofit background with 12 year's experience guiding nonprofit organizational growth. Her consulting background has been primarily with schools and education partners, especially around early childhood/learning initiatives and parental engagement. In addition:

Tonja starts work on February 17. Until then, please contact Elaine Bottomley, Intern, with questions about public workshops, or 765-742-9077 x236. For questions about custom consulting work, contact Lisa Hanger at or 800-457-1450 x119.

Featured Workshops

2017 Douglas W. Eberle Not-for-Profit Board Governance Series

National and regional presenters with expertise in board governance will present information essential to guiding and sustaining nonprofits. This series, named after the late Douglas W. Eberle, is especially designed for volunteer leaders on nonprofit boards.

The series is open to any Indiana nonprofit, though preference is given to Tippecanoe and surrounding counties, and limited to 75 attendees per session.

The Putnam and Montgomery Nonprofit Learning Series

Boards that Rock: Board Building for 2017

Board building starts with a strong understanding of what your organization needs. When you know the skills and abilities you need to lead, board recruitment and cultivation becomes a process of engagement. This workshop will introduce you to board building as a year-long process that engages the entire board. You will also learn about best practices for good governance and board leadership. 2017 can be your year for better board leadership!

The Annual Appeal: Year Round Donor Engagement

A leader in philanthropic education and leadership, Hank Rosso, once wrote, "Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving." When was the last time your donors felt joy by giving to your organization? National statistics suggest that 4 out of 5 new donors will not make a second gift...that's not much joy. Adam Clevenger, CFRE, a Senior Associate with Loring, Sternberg & Associates will lead a session focusing on engaging your donors to build strong and joy-filled relationships. Successful donor engagement often begins with annual giving. This session will review successful strategies in annual giving, donor communication, and stewardship.

Additional workshops will be held April 11, May 9, August 8, September 12, October 10 and November 14.


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