Bower & Co. Consulting LLC

Gail Bower transforms organizational complexity into strategies that result in sustainable revenue, increased visibility, and greater impact.

CEOs of top nonprofits, associations, destinations, and socially-driven businesses seek Gail Bower's expertise and future orientation to transform complexities they face into strategies for stronger, more... (continued)

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Excel for Grant Writers

Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Spreadsheets are valuable and affordable tools that are accessible to any grant proposal writer. Yet, some writers groan at the thought of using Excel or similar programs to work with numbers and other data.

If you are such a grant writer, this webinar will provide a concise introduction (or re-introduction!) to spreadsheets and how to... (continued)

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Chinese mobile products lots of complaints

Most complaints made by Chinese buyers a year ago were about mobile web shopping, a report from China’s top authoritative body said on Monday.

The quantity of complaints and question identified with shopping on the mobile Internet climbed forcefully and the system has turned into a rearing ground for fakes, the report... (continued)

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How to use crowdfunding to take your special event to the next level!

Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Traditional benefits still play a big role in the fundraising initiatives for many nonprofits. Yet by their very nature, traditional events are often limiting in terms of who can attend or who you choose to market them to, which ultimately means that you might be leaving money on the table or... (continued)

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Gail Bower

Author of How to Jump-Start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough Times, Gail Bower transforms organizational complexity into strategies that result in sustainable revenue, increased visibility, and greater impact.

CEOs of top nonprofits, associations, destinations, and socially-driven businesses seek Gail Bower's expertise and... (continued)

Managing Cash Flow

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

One of the biggest challenges for nonprofits is managing cash flow, especially when they are reliant on reimbursable grants. This workshop will prepare you to create cash flow statements and projections for your organization using a clear process, while giving practical tools to develop and monitor cash flow.

Take-aways:
-... (continued)

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Creating a Monthly Giving Program: A Solution to Donor Retention and Financial Sustainability

Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Report, fewer than 2 of 10 new, first-time donors renew their support of nonprofits and barely 6 of 10 repeat donors are retained. This crisis of donor retention threatens nonprofits in ways that a generation ago were... (continued)

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Leverage Your Team's Mindset to Accelerate Change

Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Your team is experiencing a change -- big or small -- and you notice a range of different responses from team members. Some team members embrace the change easily, others are just going alone with it, and still others may openly resist it. Although personality, work style, and learning styles certainly contribute... (continued)

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The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

I recently wrote a long-form guide for nonprofit professionals on creating and sustaining a fundraising plan for 2016. It lives here on the EveryAction blog. Templates and samples are also available for download.

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How to Position Your Nonprofit for Fundraising Success (even if you get nervous asking people for money)!

Starts 2016-03-21T05:00:00ZMonday, March 21, 2016 at 05:00AM UTC, lasts for about 2 months

This skill-based, online training series is an exciting opportunity to engage one-on-one and in small groups with experts in nonprofit fundraising and social marketing. I've lined up some heavy hitters including Tina Cincotti, Julia Campbell, Jean Block and Linda... (continued)

$485.00
Event

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2016 PLI Summit:Rebuilding Hope-Creating Change

Starts 2016-04-05T00:00:00ZTuesday, April 05, 2016 at 12:00AM UTC, lasts for 2 days

2016 PLI Summit
Rebuilding Hope-Creating Change | April 6-7, 2016 | Baltimore Harbor Hotel
Learn more and register online at www.cfufpli.org

In its fourth year, the PLI Summit is an intensive educational experience that brings together nationally-located... (continued)

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What Nonprofit Executive Directors Need to Know About Corporate Sponsorship — Before Getting Started

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Competitive organizations — from museums to membership organization, festivals to film societies — pursue corporate sponsorship as a form of earned income. Developing this revenue source is a strategic decision that requires... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development

Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am 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 is ignored once the plan is written (or the written... (continued)

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Erik Hancock

I'm a licensed and nationally-certified architect. I specialize in facilitating collaborative, client-centered, evidence-based design at The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. I created the blog Seeds For Spaces to teach mission-driven organizations to grow their buildings beautifully.

State Your Case — Create Advocacy Messages That Get Results

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

What will happen the next time you have the opportunity to connect with an elected official or other potential sponsor? Imagine that s/he is standing in front of you, curious and asks: "How can I help?" What will you say?

To create lasting and sustainable change, you need strong advocacy and... (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.

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How will your laptop look like in the next 5 years?

Your laptop’s feature today may not be different from the most expensive laptops a decade ago. With the growth of technology, things have become easier, more convenient and more comfortable. Laptops have become sleeker, lighter and thinner. The functionality has also slightly changed. But the change has been... (continued)

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Nonprofit Services Center

Nonprofit Services Center is dedicated to helping these community stakeholders reach their full potential. We share in our clients’ passion and empower them to achieve their goals. We build their capacity by providing educational opportunities, customized consulting services, and professional knowledge that make... (continued)

Organization

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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 DepositaGift.com, 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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How to Build a Philanthropic Culture

Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Description
There are unmistakable differences that exist between organizations that have achieved fundraising success and those that haven't. The difference that stands out the most is presence of, or lack of, a Culture of Philanthropy. This culture, like the air that we breath, is invisible, yet can be seen and... (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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Achieving Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

What’s the most common complaint among volunteer managers? It’s that others are slow to embrace the enormous potential of volunteers to advance a program's mission.

In an ideal world, your nonprofit's staff would know how to supervise volunteers and create new and purposeful... (continued)

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The Resilient NPO: 12 Questions for Sustained Change

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

CHANGE. The nonprofit sector faces relentless pressure to change from every direction. Stakeholders including clients, donors, regulators, partners, staff, and volunteers push for change. Technological advancement, talent management trends, competition with social enterprise, political shifts, and cultural... (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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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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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)

Taggedstrategic planningplan developmentstrategyorganizational development

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