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Fund raising and development

Posted on March 17th, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Teresa Morris, OLLI at the University of Georgia Asks OLLI:

OLLI@UGA has just established a new standing committee, Development.  The focus is on fund raising for the organization both from members and the community at large. I am interested in knowing which OLLI’s have a Development Committee and are actively fund raising. Specifically, I would be interested in the type of activities that are being done from simply soliciting on their web site to an annual fund campaign or a particular project/program. Additionally, I am interested in how the funds raised are being utilized for your OLLI.

How do you track open enrollment?

Posted on March 9th, 2010 by Anne Cardale, OLLI National Resource Center

Patricia Zimmerman, OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno Asks OLLI:

For OLLI’s with “open enrollment”, members can attend most classes without pre-registering, do you track attendance?  How do you capture these statistics manually or automatically?  If you have an automatic system to do this, please tell us about it.