Every business or non-profit generally has one USP (Unique Selling Proposition). This is the most compelling reason why the target audience should consider you over your competition.
The most successful campaigns, ads, commercials or direct mail campaigns focus on highlighting what makes them unique —... (continued)
Ellen’s 30 plus years of experience in the non-profit community offers you a unique opportunity to have one of the most experienced fundraisers and trainers in the business work for you.
Ellen is a leader in the development, training and implementation of capital and major gift campaigns, board development and retention, strategic planning and the infrastructure... (continued)
Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Coaching is a transformational tool in any manager’s toolkit. Partnering with employees in a coaching relationship helps them take greater ownership for their performance, increase their creative problem skills, and offers the opportunity for greater self-awareness and insight.
At its best, coaching is a partnership designed to... (continued)
Wed, Jul 01, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Creating long-lasting relationships and inspiring donors to give again and again is not as easy as you might think. What do donors want? It’s simple really: to feel truly appreciated with a heartfelt thank you. However, it’s deceptively simple. Why? You want your donors to feel... (continued)
Over the years, we’ve heard from all kinds of non-profits about what frustrates them most about the software they used in the part, and here are the top six things we’ve heard:
- Having to Re-enter Data
Many non-profit organizations complain that they would have to enter important donor information twice because the... (continued)
For nonprofits, email fundraising is a strategy in decline.
According to recent M+R Benchmark research, response rates for email fundraising have dropped by 12 percent since 2013. Response rates for email advocacy dropped by 18 percent in the same time period.
Every quarter, it becomes more and... (continued)
Wed, May 13, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Have you gotten tired of getting turned down for grants?
Would you like to plan to succeed in 2016?
If your fundraising stagnated last year, you’re not alone.
Donor attrition is at an all time high, and so is competition for dollars.
What if the one bright spot at the end of... (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)
My passion is simply to help others. From working to eliminate poverty and hunger to helping give a voice to individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I have over a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector, both as a volunteer and employee. I currently manage the communications for a national nonprofit, while... (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)
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Delegation is a common management task yet one that can be deceptively challenging in skill set, time management, and mindset requirements. When we don't delegate, though, we miss an opportunity for everyone to do their best work -- for managers to focus on their core talents and for employees to develop new skills, strengths and abilities.... (continued)
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
You see the potential that Facebook offers for engaging supporters and creating more exposure for your nonprofit. But with declining reach, and more competition in the newsfeed, reaching your supporters is more challenging than ever before.
This free webinar will show you... (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)
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Bonus: We're donating $100 to one organization registered for this free webinar! Our friends at Updentity will share the results from their research: Learn what other nonprofits did and what results they got.
Limited registrations available: Get Yours Here: https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EB53D881824738
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Most of us know the quote, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main". The reality is that we all need relationships to do our work, reach desired outcomes within our organizations, or transform the communities we serve. In this webinar, learn more... (continued)
Vice-President, Asia-Pacific at TechSoup Global (TSG), an NGO dedicated to building technology capacity within NGOs globally. Doug led TSG’s technology donation partner for Australia and New Zealand, Connecting Up Inc. (CU), from 2000 -2012. He instigated the development of Australia’s annual national Connecting Up conference... (continued)
Major Gifts Matters FAQs about Offering Donors Choices: Restricted, Unrestricted, Program and Overhead Giving
Why you should get this Checklist
If your Board, your CEO and your Executive Management Team are not passionate about your donors then it will be extraordinarily difficult – if not impossible – to succeed with major gifts fundraising.
This is a simple 17-point Checklist that will take you through all the key... (continued)
Why you should get this Checklist
Chances are you spend lots of time figuring out how to cultivate your donors to the point where they're ready to be asked. Then you spend even more time figuring out when to ask them, what you'll ask them for and how precisely you'll get it done.
But guess... (continued)
Does your nonprofit seek grants? If so, you’re like the vast majority of organizations in our sector. But how do you measure return on investment for grantwriting?
You may be tempted to think that it’s simply the amount of money you immediately bring in minus the time and money you spent to procure... (continued)
The true value of monthly donors is undisputed. Securing just 30 monthly donors at $20 per month may generate only a monthly revenue stream of $600, but over the next 12 months their contributions will add up to $7,200. And time, effort and expenses are saved because there is no need to keep sending repeated “asks”. The... (continued)
Grow Your Major Gifts: Then Don't Let Them Wither on the Vine -- Learn to Make Dynamic 'Moves' and Passionate 'Asks'
Wed, Jan 07, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Asking is scary. As a result, too often nonprofits spend tons of time cultivating, cultivating and cultivating. But they never get to the ask! Or, if they do, they leave money on the table. To assure that you cut to the chase requires a plan and a... (continued)
The primary benefit of the planning process is the process itself, not a plan. It is essential to put energy and effort into planning your process. The four questions you want to answer: Where are we? Where do we want to be in the future? What part of the status quo do we need to change to get us where we want to be in... (continued)