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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The Hour Series Training Modules: #1-14

Updated 2016 version, includes hyperlinks in guides and updated information. Includes all 14 of the Hour Series training modules: board development, community problem solving, ED performance review, financial management, management excellence, marketing, nonprofit start-up, outcomes measurements,... (continued)


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Resource Development Training Module

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text, making it easier to access information. Based on the premise that no more than 20% of funding should come from any single source, the training module looks at various ways to evaluate fundraising and other resource development strategies. Included are: Power Point, instructor notes, sample agenda, handouts and the relevant Hour Series guide.


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Program Evaluation Training Module

This updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Although the program evaluation strategies are included in the outcomes measurements training module, this module focuses exclusively on the development of program evaluation strategies for new and existing programs. Includes: Power Point, instructor notes, sample agenda, handouts and guide.


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Outcomes Measurements Training Module

This 2016 updated version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Donors want results, not statistics. This training module will help staff, board members and consultants understand how to develop and implement an outcomes measurements strategies for all programs. Included are: Power Point, instructor notes, handouts, sample agenda, and relevant Hour Series Guides.


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The One-Hour Program Evaluation

The 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Program evaluation is critical in order to assure wise use of donor gifts and provable outcomes measurements. The guide provides samples and directions for a simplified evaluation process.


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The One-Hour Organizational Assessment

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Also included in "The Six-Hour Strategic Plan" guide, this assessment provides a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of a nonprofit for board members and staff.



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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Technical College of the Lowcountry Associate of Science

The Arts & Sciences Division is an academic community of students and faculty involved in the discovery, evaluation, and transmission of essential knowledge. The liberal arts curriculum is designed to prepare students for the world of work and to transfer successfully to a four-year institution. The Arts and... (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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10 Minute Board Exercise in Conducting a Board Assessment

A board assessment can be an easy, fun and quick way to hone the board's attention and energy. Through an assessment, board members gain a common understanding and discover characteristics of powerful boards. The follow-up to the assessment then builds the unique culture and strengths of the current board. Doing an annual assessment keeps the board fresh, informed and focused.

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Know What You Don't Know: Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Starting a nonprofit is a noble effort in making community impact at a local, national or global level. Organizational founders bring tremendous vision for programs and services that will fulfill a mission. As many nonprofit leaders find out, there is so much to learn about... (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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Leadership’s Role in Major Gifts Development

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)


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Elevate Grant Writing

Elevate works with effective and ambitious nonprofit organizations to make life easier for their leaders, improve their program outcomes, and build more sustainable organizations capable of doing the hard, day-to-day work of meaningful social change.


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A Lesson From the Corporate World: 5 Tips To Incorporate Key Performance Indicators In Nonprofit Staff Evaluations

Many nonprofit organizations have vague and undefined processes to evaluate their staff members. This presents an incomplete or misguided picture of how well the organization is operating to achieve its goals. The corporate world uses key... (continued)

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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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Do You Need a Feasibility Study?

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You're getting ready for a capital campaign! Do you need to do a study, is it a waste of time and money? Can you do the study yourself? Will the consultant tell you anything you don't already know?

If you're planning a campaign you've probably been asked these questions by your board, your CEO, or maybe you've asked them... (continued)


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Digital Storytelling for Social Impact - Rockefeller Foundation

This is a great blueprint for ideas, and strategy formulation on how to develop a compelling story around social impact.

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