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Resource Development for CILs: Opening Up the Floodgates to Sustainability

CIL-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar

February 11, 2015; 3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF).

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETDo you find resource development daunting? You’re not alone. Imagine a world where you look forward to doing resource development. And, since CILs are required to do resource development, you may want to imagine it sooner rather than later. But not to worry, we can help!

Like any program at your CIL, all it takes to be effective is the right staff, careful planning, and a little hard work. This February 11th, we’re offering a brand new webinar to help you identify new revenue, create a plan to prioritize your development work, and obtain funding to expand your programs and maximize your mission.

This is one training you can’t afford to miss! Sign up today!

Registration Fee: $75.00. Fee is per site (connection) and does not apply per participant; registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone or webcast. 

Target Audience

  • CIL executive directors, program managers, and other staff and board members responsible for fundraising and revenue development.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to:

  • Identify new and expand existing revenue opportunities
  • Reduce the complexity often surrounding revenue into seven options
  • Grow logical revenue thinking so efforts seek largest sources first
  • Gain confidence about obtaining sustainable income.

Meet Your Presenter

Karen Eber Davis is a leading authority on income growth strategies for nonprofits. She helps leaders generate the ideas, resources, and funding they need to fulfill their goals and create extraordinary impact.

Karen’s articles and work have been featured in a variety of publications including Advancing Philanthropy, CharityChannel, Nonprofit World, and The Nonprofit Times. Karen has also published over 200 articles and contributed a chapter to You and Your Nonprofit Board. Her monthly newsletter, Added Value and regular column, The Ingenious Nonprofit, help leaders to find exciting ways accomplish more missions, more money and support. Her book, 7 Nonprofit Income Streams: Open the Floodgates to Sustainability! was published in November by CharityChannel Press.

In April of 2014, Karen was one of the co-presenters at CIL-NET’s Establishing and Managing Fees-for-Service at Centers for Independent Living in Denver, CO. Earlier Karen developed Sarasota County’s Community Development Block Grant Program. Under her leadership, the infant program received the National Association of Counties National Affordable Housing Award for the Down Payment Assistance Program that helped over 1,800 families. She also worked with the City of Ft. Lauderdale, the Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs, and several institutions associated with the Lutheran Church. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut and earned the MBA from the University of South Florida. She can be reached at


PRESENTED BY CIL-NET: A program of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

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