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Canisius College Offers Course in Fundamentals of Fundraising

Canisius College Offers Course in Fundamentals of Fundraising

BUFFALO, NY – The Center for Professional Development at Canisius College will offer a 30-hour course entitled “Fundamentals of Fundraising,” on Wednesdays, February 2 – April 6 from 5:45 pm – 8:45 pm at the Canisius Amherst Conference Center, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst.  “Fundamentals of Fundraising” is co-sponsored by the Western New York chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Recognized professionals from education, healthcare, religious organizations and the arts will share tools and techniques to help participants be more effective as fundraisers.   Emphasis will be placed on fundraising issues in Western New York and the outlying areas.

Tuition is $599.  Some scholarships are available through The Peter and Elizabeth C.

Canisius College to Offer Online Grant Proposal Course

Canisius College to Offer Online Grant Proposal Course

BUFFALO, NY – The Center for Professional Development at Canisius College will offer an Online Grants Proposal Development Course.  The eight-week course will be offered on Sundays, January 30 – March 20.

Participants will learn how to prepare a written grant proposal.  The course will provide an overview of the role of grants and contracts in an organization’s budget, the elements of a proposal, and sources of funding.  Participants will also learn how to present to program officers, understand the key elements of grant administration and how to preserve relationships with sponsors.  The presenter will be Danielle Woodman Kehoe, MS, GPC, CRA.

Tuition is $539. Enrollment is limited to 12 people.  To register or for more information about the Center for Professional Development, visit www.canisius.edu/cpd or call (716)888-8490.

Canisius College Center for Professional Development to Hold Open House

Canisius College Center for Professional Development to Hold Open House

BUFFALO, NY – The Center for Professional Development at Canisius College will host a free open house to showcase its spring programs on Thursday, January 27 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Tuesday, February 1 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm in Suite 130 of the Canisius Amherst Conference Center, 300 Corporate Parkway, Amherst.

Professionals and those who want to enhance their current skills or explore a new career path should attend and learn more about the center’s upcoming programs, which include:

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Online Grant Development
  • Human Resources Management Certification (PHR/SPHR)
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising
  • Management Development Program (MDP)
  • Sales, Persuasion & Business Development
  • Paralegal Certificate Program
  • Managing Multiple Generations

To register or for more information about the Center for Professional Development, visit

Canisius College to Offer Marketing Plan Course

Canisius College to Offer Marketing Plan Course

BUFFALO, NY – The Canisius College Center for Professional Development will host a course entitled “Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Organization” on Wednesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 26 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Canisius Amherst Conference Center, 300 Corporate Pkwy, Amhert.

Board members, managers, and development staff who want to learn more about how marketing can help engage donors, volunteers, board members and clients, should attend this course.

Peter Hall, adjunct professor of management and marketing at Canisius College, will serve as course instructor.  Hall is often seen and heard fundraising for WNED-TV and WNED-FM radio, two local public broadcasting stations.

Tuition for the course is $149.  To register, or to learn more about the Canisius College Amherst Conference Center, visit www.canisius.edu/cpd or call (716) 888-8490.

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

Mellon Grant Advances Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program

The Buffalo State College Foundation has been generously awarded a $388,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to benefit the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program to support a three-year pilot program aimed at enhancing the college’s current offering in the important specialties of conservation required by libraries and archives.  

The expanded curriculum, which begins September 2011, fills a void in the conservation programs.  In response, the Mellon Foundation is funding the pilot program here, and at two other institutions respected for their art conservation programs, the University of Delaware and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.

Medaille College Undergraduate Students Present Community 101 Fair Community-based Learning Focuses

Medaille College Undergraduate Students Present Community 101 Fair Community-based Learning Focuses

Today, the Kevin I. Sullivan Campus Center at Medaille College was filled with over 350 first-year students as they presented the results of their community-based learning projects completed over their first semester at the college’s annual Community 101 Fair.

Displaying multimedia and poster presentations to faculty, staff, students and community representatives, the goal of Community 101 is to extend learning beyond the classroom by exploring Buffalo’s history, ecology, technology, leadership and more through hands-on  research and collaboration with local organizations. Sample projects included:

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Local High School Coaches Become Certified in Concussion Reduction Training

Coaches from West Seneca East Senior High School are the first from a Western New York school to become certified in Primordial Strength Inc.’s Concussion Reduction Basic Neck Training as part of their football strength training certification, according to Primordial President Steven Helmicki. Concussion certification and explosive power endurance certification is available for all sports and can be taught in your school.