This part of the training will share important techniques that imams and mosque leaders can take in increasing levels of generosity and financial resources for their communities. The training draws upon the leading fund raising training program, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (School). The School trains over 7000 fund raising professionals every year and includes the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, The Fund Raising School and the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative.
This hands-on training is specially tailored for Imams and mosque leaders and will focus on:
- Data Driven strategies – this will review existing research and help think through strategies for effective fund raising
- Development Process – this will review the donor pyramid, LAI and LIA concepts
- Tools for Effective Fundraising – this will include Gift Range charts, Constituency Development
- Social Media and Digital tools for fund raising
Dr. Shariq Siddiqui: Dr. Shariq serves as the director and assistant professor of the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Shariq has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He also has a JD from the McKinney School of Law at Indiana University and holds a B.A. in History from the University of Indianapolis.
This part of the training will focus on effective techniques and strategies to use during appeals after Juma prayer and during banquets.
Dr. Abdalla Idris: Dr. Abdalla served as imam and director, and founded the first full-time Islamic school in Toronto, Canada. He served as the principal of ISNA Islamic Community School for 17 years. He also served on ISNA’s Executive Council, Majlis Ash-Shura, Youth and Education Committee and as president of ISNA for two terms. He is the chair of the Islamic Media Foundation, a member of NAIT Board, a founding member of CISNA, and chair of ISNA Education Forum. Sheikh Abdalla was appointed director for CIENA in Kansas City, Missouri. He served on the board of trustees of IBERR, which serves minority communities. He is currently working as the executive director of ISNA Canada.