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Local virtual nonprofit workshop planned for October 6

September 14, 2020 | TS Community Foundation

September 14, 2020, Council Bluffs, IA - The TS Community Foundation, an affiliate of Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, is excited to host its fourth annual educational workshop for nonprofits on Tuesday, Oct. 6. 

This year’s workshop will be virtual and geared toward maximizing resources, collaborating, and igniting fundraising efforts, now and post-pandemic.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and will have two panel sessions with breakout room networking opportunities. 

The annual workshop hosted by TS Community Foundation launched in 2017 to help build upon the educational resources for local nonprofits and engage the surrounding communities. 

“Community impact is at the core of every nonprofit, and it is our joy to help others be a catalyst for change, “TS Community Foundation President Mick Guttau said.  “We are excited to provide this learning opportunity geared at helping our area nonprofits learn from local experts on how to leverage best practices and outside-of-the-box strategies in this new environment.”

The cost to attend is $10 per person and the money will be donated to the Southwest Iowa Impact Fund for a collective donation to help continue community revitalization, economic development and assisting youth and families in need. Last year’s annual workshop held at The Palace Event Center raised a collective $1,470 for the Southwest Iowa Mental Health & Substance Abuse Fund.

“Our area nonprofit partners are the cornerstone of our community, helping to create lasting change and positive results for families and individuals in the areas they serve. That is the reason supporting the work of our non-profit partners is of great importance to both the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation and the TS Community Foundation,” Pottawattamie County Community Foundation President Donna Dostal said.

Schedule of events:

Session One: Maximizing Resources and Collaborating Amidst & Post COVID-19

Featured Panelists:

Bill Wypyski – All Care Health Center, Executive Director
Brandy Wallar – New Visions Homeless Services, Program Director
Marjorie Maas – SHARE Omaha, Executive Director
Chris LaFerla – Council Bluffs Schools Foundation, Executive Director
Moderator: Lisa Fox - Fox Creek Fundraising, President

Session Two: Tools on How to Keep Fundraising Up and Going Now and Post COVID-19

Featured Panelists:

Donna Dostal – Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, President & CEO
Dan Harbeke – Google, Head of External Affairs & Public Policy
John Jeanetta – Heartland Family Service, President & CEO
Tara Slevin – Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Foundation, VP of Development and Volunteer Services

Moderator: Lisa Fox - Fox Creek Fundraising, President

Closing Comments:

Mick Guttau, President, TS Community Foundation
Donna Dostal, President and CEO, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation

To purchase tickets go to For more information, call 712-487-0334. To learn about the TS Community Foundation and Pottawattamie Community Foundation visit or

About TS Community Foundation: Founded in 1999, TS Community Foundation is committed to developing long-term prosperity in the surrounding communities and strive to help identify community needs, facilitate education efforts, and build up leaders, one individual and one family at a time. The foundation desire is to be a catalyst for positive change and growth in our communities for generations to come.

About PCCF: The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF) is a tax-exempt public charity, 501(c)(3), that serves thousands of people who share a common interest in improving the quality of life in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.  Through PCCF, individuals, families, businesses and organizations can create permanent charitable funds that help their communities meet the challenges of changing times. The foundation invests and administers these charitable funds.  Like all community foundations across the United States, PCCF is overseen by a volunteer board of leading citizens and run by professionals with expertise in identifying the needs of their community.