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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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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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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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

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)

Taggednonprofitnonprofit webinarcrowdfundingonline fundraisingfundraisingnetworkingmarketing strategysocial media marketingthanking donorsdonor appreciation

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)

Taggedleading meetingsdecision-makingeffective meetings

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)

TaggednonprofitsProspect identification and researchresearchfund raisingphilanthropy

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)

TaggedleadershipCEOchangestrategyboardorganizationworkforcecoachingmanagementchief executive officer

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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 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

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.


Taggedvolunteer developmenteffective meetingsvolunteer recruitmentvolunteer trainingvolunteer recognitionvolunteer dismissal

Personnel Management Training Module

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text, making the information easier to use. Legal and effective policies and procedures for human resources management are essential for any nonprofit. Ideal for board, staff and consultants of small to mid-sized nonprofits, this training module includes Power Point, instructor notes, agenda, sample handouts, and relevant Hour Series guides.


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The One-Hour Meeting

The updated, 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Long, boring, and unproductive meetings can be destructive. This guide provides simple suggestions on how to increase the productivity of meetings while decreasing their length.


Taggedboard meetingseffective meetings

The Eight-Hour Excellent Manager

The 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. The challenge for any manager of a nonprofit is how to be effective with limited resources. The guide provides practical and proven strategies that will insure the manager covers all aspects of nonprofit management efficiently and effectively.


Taggedchief executive officermanagement

Six Tools for More Effective Non-Profit Board Meetings

Non-profit boards often face some common challenges in running their meetings effectively. Here are six tools to use in creating a structure for such meetings that will make them naturally more productive. Tools come from Rick's new book: Leading Great Meetings.

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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organization

Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a... (continued)

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Rethink The Update: Building Meaningful Online Engagement

Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You know that your organization matters to your supporters, but social media status updates are falling upon deaf ears. What is missing? More often than not, it’s simply a question of stepping back and looking at three things: Who is your audience, what do they want to discuss, and how are they valued online... (continued)

Taggedsocial mediafacebookcommunity engagementmarketing strategycultivation


Delegation illustrated to show the processes of clear, effective, accountable delegation that is essential to supporting pro-active management and governance.


Taggeddelegationgovernancemanagementboard trainingboard responsibilitiesboard leadershipnonprofit board developmentboard of directorsroles and responsibilities

How to Segment Your Donors Using the RFM Model

The RFM Model of segmentation is popular for business marketers, but can also be used very effectively by non-profits to save money when deciding whom to select from the house list for their next mailing rather than mailing to the entire house list each time.

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