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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Grantwriter's FastTrack Essentials

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)


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Risk Management Training Module

This 2016 updated version includes hyperlinked text for easy access to information, as well as the addition of a section on cyber security and other risk management issues. Ideal for training boards and staff on critical issues, the module includes: Power Point, sample agenda, instructor notes, sample handouts and the relevant Hour Series guide.


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Financial Internal Audit

One-page internal audit for use by board members to verify financial controls are being used

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Audit questions for board members

Examples of questions board members should ask when reviewing a financial audit

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Integrating Philanthropy Throughout Your Organization

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)



Donor Retention Solution Kit

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)

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To Propose or Not to Propose: That is the Grant Writing Question

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)


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Webinar: Before You Hire an Architect: Reduce Costs and Risks, Produce Better Results

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)


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Integrating Philanthropy Throughout Your Organization

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

What do you want philanthropy to look like in your organization? Join us as we discuss and help you establish a framework for getting others on board the philanthropy bandwagon - you don't have to do it alone!

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Home Remodeling

Whether you are planning for building a new home, an addition or remodel to your existing home, SA Home Improvement offers complete remodeling services for your residential or commercial projects in Virginia.

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Internal Audit Workbook

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)


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Board Development Roadmap

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)

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Diocese of San Diego Policies

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)


Casa de Milagros – Breaking Good

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)

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Maritime Museum Performance Audit

Completed by: Johanna Pope, Teresa Drew, David O’Brien, Krista Fiser,
Michele Palma

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)

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HandsOn San Diego Plan-to-Plan Report

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)

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Internal Audit Tips from Kirk Harvey

Accurate financial information is necessary to make informed decisions. A periodic examination of an organization's records is important in order to assure the reliability of the information. Here are some things to consider when deciding how to best go about the audit process...

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10 Minute Board Exercise - Evaluating the Need for an Internal Audit

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)

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Powered By Pro Bono: The Nonprofits Step-by-Step Guide to Scoping, Securing, Managing, and Scaling Pro Bono Resources

This essential resource offers the much-needed tools and a framework for implementing a pro bono program within a nonprofit organization. The book is based on the author's national research and profiles eight distinct models of pro bono service. The... (continued)

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Changing Social Media and Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay Attention

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)

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20 Often Missed Nonprofit Revenue Opportunities

Your nonprofit can obtain sustainable income. This list identifies twenty places where nonprofits leave money on the table. Which are you missing?

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How Data Will Change the World

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)

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Remus Badea

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)

10 Minute Board Exercise - Budget Preparation

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)

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New Technology Solutions That Every Non-Profit Should Be Using

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)


Storytelling for Non profits

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

This workshop will help non profit professionals and board members tell the story of their individual connection to the organization, tell the organization's story, and invite donors to share the story of why they are connected.

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If voting doesn't produce change, what does?

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)

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