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The Putnam County Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity established in 1985 to administer funds, award grants and provide leadership, enriching the quality of life and strengthening community in Putnam County. The Community Foundation administers more than 260 funds for donors supporting a variety of charitable activities and has awarded more than $11 million dollars in grants and scholarships.


ArrowNonprofit Learning Series Workshop

Marketing & Crafting your Message

Speaker:  Andrew Hayenga

October 6 , 2015

11am to 2pm

Inn at DePauw

Do you have a consistent message - a story that you, your staff, your board can relay when speaking about your organization?  The team of the Nonprofit Division of Bohlsen Group has designed this workshop to help you compose and fine-tune your organizational narrative, and use data to effectively market that narrative for best success.  Various marketing strategies using multiple forms of media will be discussed in a setting that relies on hands on activity and attendee interaction.  Story telling is what marketing is all about, and every nonprofit has a story to tell.  What's your story?


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Want to double your gift? Contribute to an unrestricted endowment and your gift will be MATCHED Dollar for Dollar by Lilly Endowment, Inc.  Visit our Funds page to see a list of the Community Endowments (unrestricted endowments) you can donate to and get that donation matched!!

100 Women Who Care Putnam County support Transformers and Putnam County Special Olympics - Heat and humidity could not dampen the spirits of members of 100 Women Who Care Putnam County on Wednesday, September 2 as they presented checks to two Putnam County charities:  Transformers and Putnam County Special Olympics.  To read the full article, click HERE.

Three Endowments Win Share the Dream - The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the winners of this year's Share the Dream Contest as the Putnam County Fairgounds Endowment, the Purdue Club of Putnam County Scholarship and the Fillmore High School Alumni Scholarship.  To read the full article, click HERE.

AgrIInstitute Establishes Endowment at Putnam County Community Foundation - AgrIInstitute, a statewide organization that serves the Indiana agricultural industry (and the local farmer) announced the creation of its 14th Indiana Community Foundaiton endowment. To read the full article, click HERE.

100 Women Who Care are Back to Giving -

It's back to school for Putnam County schools and back to giving for 100 Women Who Care!  On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 100 Women Who Care Putnam County will meet for the third time this year to give back to a deserving nonprofit in the community.  To read the full article, click HERE.

Local Experts Available for Free Programs -

In recognition of the upcoming Indiana Bicentennial, Putnam County experts in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines are making themselves available at no cost to clubs, groups, schools, and organizations who wish to educate themselves about different aspects of Indiana life over the years.  To find out how to request a speaker, click HERE.

100+ Women Who Care Putnam County is accepting memberships for 2015.  100+ Women Who Care Putnam County is a group of women who share a common desire to give back to our community.  For more information and to find a membership form, click HERE.

Community Foundation Announces Fall Grant Cycle - The Putnam County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for Community and Endowment Builder Grants.  All 501(c)3 nonprofits, churches and units of government are eligible to apply for Community Grants and Endowment Builder Grants. To read the full article, click HERE.

Youth Philanthropy Committee hosts Connecting Generations Video Premier - In early February, the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Committee received a Connecting Generations grant to create a video encouraging intergenerational understanding between senior citizens and today's youth. A viewing party explaining the project and revealing the video for the first time is being hosted by the committee at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30 pm.  The community is invited and encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will follow the premiere.  To read the full article, click HERE.


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