• FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Renner, SD  Amanda Anglin, Executive Director of Sturgis Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) applied and has been selected to participate in cohort two of the South Dakota Nonprofit Capacity Building Program.

    This credentialed professional development opportunity is a 15-month training program that involves: 1) Four fundraising courses taught by faculty from The Fundraising School at Indiana University 2) Attainment of CFRE credentials 3) Activities with a statewide cohort of South Dakota fundraising professionals.

    “This is an exciting time for growth and development in Sturgis and Meade County.  This training help will build capacity for our organization and help SEDC to continue our mission of pursing economic development in Sturgis and Meade County.  Thank you to Dakota Resource and Black Hills Energy for sponsoring this opportunity.  I am excited to learn new skills to help our region grow and thrive,” said Amanda Anglin, Sturgis Economic Development Corp Executive Director.    

    Dakota Resources’ is sponsoring five rural economic development professionals to participate in the South Dakota Nonprofit Capacity Building Program. “This caliber of training will increase local practitioners’ knowledge and skills in fundraising and help expand financial resources to support important community and economic development work in rural South Dakota through more effective fundraising,” said Paula Jensen, Dakota Resources Vice President of Program Development.

    Successful completion of the program results in participants attaining the Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from The Fund Raising School and completion of requirements to become a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Both the CFRM and the CFRE are internationally recognized credentials that indicate a high level of skill, experience, and dedication to ethical fundraising practices. Individuals that complete this program will receive training and attain credentials that raise the bar on professional fundraising practice in South Dakota.

    About the South Dakota Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

    With support from the Numad Group and South Dakota Community Foundation, the South Dakota Nonprofit Capacity Building Program combines the forces of The Fund Raising School at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (The Fund Raising School) and CFRE International in a research-based program aimed at providing South Dakota nonprofit employees, volunteers and board members with high quality training and experience to help build their capacity in effective fundraising and to develop important nonprofit leadership skills. Find out more at ruralphilanthropyinstitute.org

    About Dakota Resources

    Dakota Resources is a 501c3 nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution focused on connecting capacity and capital to empower rural communities. They embrace building the capacity and confidence of rural community leaders and organizations through learning networks, long-term community coaching, and capital investments. For more information, visit dakotaresources.org. Dakota Resources is an equal opportunity organization.