Endowment Building Toolkit

Build your confidence — build your endowment.


We know how important your endowment is. It is essential to sustaining your nonprofit’s mission — forever. With this workshop, you’ll increase your capacity to build your endowment to support the good work you do.

Dale Goodman Former Executive Director, Camp Ewalu

After participating in the endowment-building training, Camp Ewalu supporters grew the organization’s endowment fund from $10,000 to $75,000.

Who Is It For?

The Endowment Building Toolkit is designed for nonprofit:

  • Staff
  • Board members
  • Volunteers

What Will the Training Cover?

In the training, you will:

  • Learn how to educate people about your organization’s mission, accomplishments and needs.
  • Learn about endowments and the Endow Iowa 25% State Tax Credit.
  • Discuss your organization’s story and how to tell it.
  • Role play and take part in practice and Q&A; sessions.


Receive valuable tools for endowment-building, including marketing materials, sample letters and presentations, as well as demonstration and practice opportunities.

Your Choice!

We offer three levels of workshops — pick the individualized program that's right for you.

Delivering Results

Regardless of your organization’s structure, mission, age or size, the Endowment Building Toolkit can meet your needs.

  • The process has been tested and adopted by the national Council on Foundations.
  • It achieves results through benchmarked goals and a defined timeline.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable Community Foundation staff support you along the way.

Contact us to organize a workshop!

Here for you. Peter Supple Director of Nonprofits peter@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700