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)
Facilitated by veteran grantwriter Dalya Massachi, Grantwriter’s FastTrack Essentials is a unique, hands-on opportunity to develop or refresh your grantwriting skills. We’ll cover a wide range of topics concerning the strategy and craft of grantwriting to foundations, corporations, and other grantors.
Grantwriter’s FastTrack... (continued)
As fundraising continues to evolve from basic transactions between donors and development staff to relationship building, participation by staff and leaders throughout the organization takes on greater significance. In order to survive and thrive through the ups and downs of a fluctuating economy, it... (continued)
If you’re like most nonprofits, your donor bucket is leaking like a sieve.
- After the first gift, your bucket of first-time donors will be only about a quarter full.
- Median retention for all donors is just 43%.
- For multi-year donors it will be just a little over half full. *The likelihood a donor will make... (continued)
Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Summary: Obtaining grant funding from foundations, corporations, and public agencies is a competitive process. Before beginning a lengthy proposal, applicants must carefully assess their alignment with grantor guidelines, interests, and funding priorities. Otherwise, the endeavor will force an... (continued)
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Before launching a facility project, nonprofit boards and CEOs should have a clear sense of the entire process, with its opportunities and pitfalls, so they can maximize value while minimizing costs, risks and stress. This webinar will address the critical... (continued)
Is it time to examine your books and records using staff, board members and volunteers? This 40+ workbook includes a step-by-step process, templates and guides for conducting an internal audit of your organization's financial records.
Designed for small to medium-sized organizations. Topics include:... (continued)
Completed by: Desirée Pavlik & Sarah Adams
Change in Action (CIA) is at a point where board recruitment is needed. This project details the current transition point in the organization’s lifecycle and looks ahead to the next two stages to provide a roadmap for strategic board development, which in turn will support the organization’s... (continued)
Completed by: Nada Bakir, Michael Angelo Camacho and Henok Getaneh
As requested, we have evaluated the following existing documents, and have provided suggestions to make them more detailed and specific: conflict of interest, document retention and destruction, and
whistleblower policies. We have also created Emergency Loan and... (continued)
Completed by: Desiree Del-Zio, David Drazenovich, Suzanne Person, Ashley Rodriguez
Although MAAC has successfully operated Casa, and a similar facility for men, empowering individuals to achieve the goal of long-term sobriety, the organization wants to better understand if Casa fits within the mission of MAAC, and to assess its... (continued)
Completed by: Johanna Pope, Teresa Drew, David O’Brien, Krista Fiser,
The Consulting Team (hereinafter referred to as the “Team”) utilized the Standards of Excellence Institute's Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector (Standards) and the American Alliance of Museum’s (AAM) reference guide on... (continued)
Completed by: Sarah Adams, Jessica Green, and Laura Purdom
A USD consultant team worked with HandsOn San Diego to collect preliminary research that would lay the foundation for future strategic planning. HandsOn San Diego’s mission is to strengthen communities through volunteer action and leadership development. The research... (continued)
Your organization's financial information is critical; you depend on it to make future programming decision. It is essential that your records contain accurate, reliable information and that adequate internal controls are in place. Examining your accounting processes & financial records is the best way to... (continued)
Powered By Pro Bono: The Nonprofits Step-by-Step Guide to Scoping, Securing, Managing, and Scaling Pro Bono Resources
The only real constant in today’s social media landscape is change. While Facebook and Twitter seemed to dominate people’s interest for a long time, these sites are now in decline, and reaching new audiences for your nonprofit is no longer as straightforward as having an active presence on these two... (continued)
Are computers more important than changing lives and changing circumstances in our communities? Is the mission of IBM more important than the missions of the social sector? If actions speak louder than words, the answers to these rhetorical questions are yes, based on the actions of social sector leaders and their supporters. The... (continued)
Remus Badea received a BM and MM under full scholarship in Violin Performance from Univ. of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he studied under world-renowned teacher, Dorothy Delay. Previous teachers include Mihaela Ashkenazi of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Won-Bin Yim and Piotr Milewski. Mr. Badea performs solo concerts and recitals,... (continued)
As you work on your budget, it is important to take a broad overview of your organization - the big picture. Are there changes occurring that need to be incorporated in next year's budget? Whether or not your organization has staff, there are some key questions that should be considered... (continued)
New Technology Solutions That Every Non-Profit Should Be Using
Life as a non-profit organization (NPO) is not easy. With limited resources for leading edge software and technology, NPO’s must constantly make small, incremental steps to improve their operations, while retaining cohesion with their... (continued)
Congressman Bill Posey served in the Florida House for eight years and then the senate before going to Washington. He likes to tell the story about when he was first elected and asked an experienced elected official what politics is all about. The old pro said, “Politics is just a matter of who gets what, when.”
“I was... (continued)
The common but flawed social sector practice of using administrative overhead to gauge and determine organizational effectiveness is getting a lot of attention these days. If you are involved with the development or fundraising of a nonprofit organization, then it is likely that you have heard... (continued)