April 2020
Fall Forum: We Need Your Input
Oklahoma School Foundations Network is excited to announce the return of the Fall Forum! This one-day conference is open to all foundation board members, leaders, executive directors, and volunteers. Right now the Fall Forum is set to be held in person Friday September 18, 2020 at the South Pennsylvania Avenue campus of the Moore-Norman Technology Center in Oklahoma City. In light of the COVID-19 virus, we are trying to evaluate the best way to hold the Fall Forum this year and we are seeking YOUR input. We are trying to determine if foundation leaders are likely to attend an in-person event, or if we should try to shift the event to a virtual one. Please answer the poll question below to help us gather this important feedback.
I would prefer to attend the September 18, 2020 Fall Form:
In person at the Oklahoma City campus of the Moore Norman Technology Center
Equally likely to do either one
I don't plan on participating in the Fall Forum
Foundation Feature: Alumni Engagement Zoom Meeting

Oklahoma School Foundation Network tried something new and different this month. In light of the shelter in place orders necessitated by COVID-19, some of our network Executive Directors met via Zoom for a discussion session on alumi engagement strategies. This hour-long discussion featured presentations from OSFN Director Katy Leffel, Noble Public School Foundation President Erika Wright, and Clinton Public School Foundation Director Erin Adams. If you would like to view a video of the hour-long meeting, you are welcome to do so. If you are interested in seeing OSFN host another meeting like this on a topic of interest to your foundation, please reach out to Katy Leffel to make a request!
2021 Budget Alert:
National School Foundation Association
Conference in Oklahoma City, Spring 2021!

Oklahoma City has been chosen to host the 2021 National School Foundation Association Conference! This is an exciting opportunity for Oklahoma foundations to participate in training from national leaders. As you build your foundation budget for 2021, keep this conference in mind. We hope to have a great turnout from Oklahoma foundations.

Become a PLUS Member and
Access FREE Online Training!
Has your foundation considered starting a district employee giving program? Putnam City Schools Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Seal is hosting a NSFA webinar on the incredibly successful employee giving program in Putnam City Schools. NSFA PLUS members have access to Jennifer's webinar and all other NSFA webinars for FREE!

While ALL public school foundations in Oklahoma have access to the free consulting and resources provided by the Oklahoma School Foundations Network, PLUS members will have the added benefit of membership in the National School Foundation Association. PLUS membership, based on your foundation size, is just half of what it would cost your organization to join NSFA separately. NSFA offers its members a large array of benefits, including discounted services and products as well as a large resource library and free webinars. Take a look at the membership application for more information, and contact Katy Leffel with any questions you might have.

We would like to welcome the following foundations as 2019-20 PLUS members:
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