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Firing Up Your Fundraising: The Beginning of a Capital Campaign

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Is your organization ready to take that next step? Starting a Capital Campaign to acquire or build you own performance space is a difficult endeavor. We’ll discuss where an organization should be developmentally before starting a Capital Campaign and the initial steps to take to start one.


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About the presenter:

Rob Thomas, Executive Director of Lakeshore Players Theatre, is a consummate and dedicated nonprofit arts fundraiser, as well as an occasional performer and playwright. Rob has been contracted for various administrative and management roles for a variety of theaters including Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL), Torch Theater Company (Minneapolis, MN) and the Great River Shakespeare Festival (Winona, MN). Most recently, Mr. Thomas served as Managing Director at 16th Street Theatre in Chicago, IL. Rob is of Dakota ancestry and his research of the lives of the Dakota people before, during and after the Dakota/U.S. War of 1862 culminated in a commissioned play for the History Theatre’s Raw Stages Series entitled 38: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862.Mr. Thomas has served on and presided over several nonprofit boards, including community soup kitchens, philanthropic organizations, arts organizations, and service clubs.


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This training is part of  a 5-training series with the Minnesota Theater Alliance. Register for a single workshop, or get a great deal with a 5-workshop package. The full series includes:

  • Are We Ready to Take the Next Step? The Beginning of a Capital Campaign
    February 21, 2019  |  9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Expanding Your Reach. Engaging Your Board.
    March 19, 2019  |  9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Planned Giving for Your Organization
    April 16, 2019  |  9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Art of Asking
    May 14, 2019  |  9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Digging into Development Operations
    June 18, 2019  |  9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

All sessions will take place at SpringBOX – 262 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103.

5 session series: $100 for members / $160 for non-members
Single sessions: $25 for members / $40 for non-members

Register today!


February 21
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Minnesota Theater Alliance


262 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55103 United States
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