Coaching Teams: Facilitating Leadership and Results

Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Addressing the complex issues nonprofits face requires effective and creative teams that bring together people with a range of skills and experiences. It’s vital that teams effectively solve problems, innovate, and continuously improve. Coaching, often thought of as only being for work with individuals, can help... (continued)

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Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance

Wed, Dec 09, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The nonprofit governing board has been described as an ineffective group of effective people. Why do nonprofits so broadly fail to use their boards wisely? And how might they do better? This webinar will touch upon a comprehensive range of issues in a way that will be relevant to almost every... (continued)

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Financial Roles for Non-Financial Staff

Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Effective nonprofit financial management requires collaboration throughout the organization. Learn who needs to collaborate with whom. This webinar will explore the financial role of every person in the organization including the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, program and fundraising staff, clerical staff, the receptionist, and volunteers.

Taggedgovernancefinancial managementaccountingsupervision / personnel managementgovernance financial management accounting supervision / personnel managementpersonnel

The Complete Guide to Church Management

The 2016 updated version includes hyperlinks in the text to make it easier to access information. A comprehensive look at all aspects of management for all types of denominations. Also available in the native language of Malawi, Africa, by contacting the author.


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Hour Series Table of Contents

This summary of the contents for all of the Hour Series guides also includes a list of the figures and addendums in the guides. The 2016 version includes hyperlinked texts to make it easier to access the information. Guides can be ordered individually, as a set, or as training modules (Power Point, instructor notes, sample agendas, handouts and the relevant guides).

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What's a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Does your mission statement differentiate your nonprofit clearly and concisely? Could it describe any of several other organizations? If you're clear about your value to your community, stakeholders and/or cause, why bother to “wordsmith” your mission statement? The answers to these questions can... (continued)

Taggedmissionmission statementstrategybrand identity

The 3 Secrets That Confident Women Know

Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Confidence is a learned behavior. Discover the simple strategies that boost your confidence as a non-profit leader and instantly strengthen your influence. In this practical and interactive webinar, you will hear step-by-step practices you can immediately implement to demonstrate a more self-assured and professional woman,... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise in Disaster Preparedness - Protecting Your Personnel

We often find ourselves so busy with daily activities and programming that we forget to make time to "think ahead". As many nonprofits have discovered, this can be devastating should an unforeseen hazardous event occur.

Such events include fire, flooding,... (continued)

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Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: How To Add This Essential Tool To Your Fundraising Mix

Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Are you thinking of doing #GivingTuesday? For participants signed up with, they are waiving their platform fee on 12/1 and donating it back to your campaign. Another perk is an exclusive planning webinar to help you map a 9 week marketing plan for a successful... (continued)

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Silent Auction Secrets: 5 simple changes to generate bigger bids

Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Auction planners: How do you get guests to bid more in your silent auction?

(I'm re-running this popular webinar to give you the scoop!)

When you’ve gone to the effort of soliciting donors, creating displays, and arranging volunteers for checkout,... (continued)

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Toxic Leadership in Organizations

Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Toxic Leadership is detrimental to organizations. Authors Kusy and Holloway compare toxic leadership to an iceberg. It is the bottom of the iceberg, what we don't see, that causes significant damage. Toxic leadership not only impacts morale but also has financial implications to organizations. In this webinar, discover... (continued)

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Getting Your Slice of the Pie - Identifying the Assets You Need in Your Community

Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Nonprofits have had to navigate through challenging times. Having done this, it's natural to feel one must hoard limited resources or feel that we will always have to deal with less. In this webinar, participants learn to understand and appreciate the assets model pioneered... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives... (continued)

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How You Can Engage New Board Members: Strengthening Your Nonprofit Organization

Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Finding, cultivating and orienting board members is no small task. Strong boards understand that a focus on new members requires a clear understanding and commitment to the notion of governance—not management (the role of staff) as well as stewardship, dedication and consistency.... (continued)

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How to Find Grants

Wed, Sep 02, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Organizations are always watching for grant opportunities, yet it is rare to meet someone who excels at foundation research. Even when foundation data is readily available, it can be a challenge to determine whether to apply, how much to request, what to ask for, who to talk to, and so on.

During this webinar, a grant proposal writer who has... (continued)

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Getting All Your Ducks in a Row: How to Plan for Grant Proposal Success

Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

As a grant professional, you should never have to worry about being unprepared for a grant proposal, grant report, or conversation with a grantmaker. In this webinar we will discuss the planning you’ll need to do to make sure you’re ready to take on the world. This session is designed to give... (continued)

Taggedgrant writinggrant writing traininggrant writing & seekinggrantwritinggrant writing & proposal developmentgrant proposalgrantsfundraising planninggrant proposal planning

Building More Respectful Dialogue in Meetings

Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Dialogue builds more insightful and better supported decisions in meetings. Effective dialogue requires a respectful exchange of views. But this can be difficult when the issue is complex and there are different stakes in its resolution. Resorting to meeting norms or asking people to behave in a certain way is seldom... (continued)

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Creating Constituencies: A Prospecting Road Trip

Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Pack your bags! We’re going on a road trip! In this fun and interactive session, Susan will lead participants on the harrowing but exciting road to creating constituencies where none exist. Whether novice or expert, all skill levels will enjoy the ride and leave knowing how to: 1) identify an organization’s ideal... (continued)

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Trouble finding the right skills for the job?

Learn how to be creative in meeting your staffing requirements, getting what you can out of the labor market and filling in the blanks with corresponding strategies and tactics.

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The Leader as Coach: Guiding Your Team in Dynamic Change

Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's virtually impossible to fulfill your mission over the long haul without change. Key people come and go, the economy surges and lags, new ways to engage donors or members emerge seemingly every day, and the imperative to operate cost-effectively is ever-present. ... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT

Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons:

  1. it often is tedious and time-consuming;
  2. the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both);
  3. the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable;
  4. it... (continued)

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The New Donor—Smart, Informed, Challenging

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The New Donor – Smart, Informed, Challenging

Audience: Directors of Development, MGO, Executive Directors, Planned Giving Officers, Data Base Managers


What’s different about donors today than your donors of the past? They’re smart, informed, and challenging. In this webinar, we will talk about how... (continued)


The ABCs of Building Better Boards

Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's as easy as ABC to create a well-functioning board of directors! Well, maybe not exactly easy, but this fast-paced webinar will share practical ways to Aquire, Build, and Celebrate to recruit, manage and reward the best board members. Starting with recruitment, we'll look at important tools that will help you... (continued)

Taggedboard engagementnonprofit board trainingnonprofit board developmentBoard building

The Hour Series Training Modules: #1-14

Updated 2016 version, includes hyperlinks in guides and updated information. Includes all 14 of the Hour Series training modules: board development, community problem solving, ED performance review, financial management, management excellence, marketing, nonprofit start-up, outcomes measurements,... (continued)


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Volunteer Development Training Module

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinks in the guides and everything needed to train board and staff on the recruitment, training, recognition and dismissal of all types of volunteers in a nonprofit. Included are: Power Point, sample agenda, instructor notes, relevant Hour Series guides, sample handouts.


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