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What's a Mission Statement Worth?

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

Does your mission statement differentiate your nonprofit clearly and concisely? Could it describe any of several other organizations? If you're clear about your value to your community, stakeholders and/or cause, why bother to “wordsmith” your mission statement? The answers to these questions can... (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)

Taggedstrategic planningmetricsPlan Implementationorganizational development

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)


TaggedNonprofit TrainingManagement Trainingboard developmentexecutive director performance reviewfinancial managementaccountingrisk managementstrategic planningpersonnel managementhuman resources

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.


Taggedoutcomes measurementsprogram evaluations

The Eight-Hour Outcomes Measurements Process

This 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Donors want results, not statistics. A research-based, outcomes measurements process for all programs will not only increase funding, but improve client results.


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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 Six-Hour Community Problem Solving Conference

The 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Based on an actual conference, this guide provides step by step directions for developing a community problem-solving conference. Ideal for small communities, this type of conference can increase collaboration and improve outcomes measurements.


Taggedcommunity improvement & capacity building

Free Webinar: Big Data for Nonprofits - What is it and how can I use it in my organization?

Started 2015-06-25T17:00:00ZThursday, June 25, 2015 at 05:00PM UTC, lasted for about 1 hour

Big data has become synonymous with big hype. Many organizations say they’re doing something with big data analytics, but very few can point to how they’ve used it to increase capacity or change the way they achieve their mission. With the right... (continued)

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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)

Taggedclaire axelradclairificationfundraisingdonor retentionretentiongratitudedonor acknowledgmentrenewalDonor relationshipsstewardship

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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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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)


Taggedgrant writingfundraisingnonprofit webinarcommunication markefficiency

Jaime Roscoe

Jaime Roscoe is a fundraising specialist with Communication Mark, a nonprofit consulting firm based in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Jaime's primary roles at Communication Mark are crafting compelling grant proposals for a variety of clients (ranging from state departments to small arts organizations and everything in... (continued)

Your ‘Easy Money’ Strategy: 9 Keys to Retaining Donors

Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

This Webinar is all about how strategic donor-centered stewardship will improve your donor retention. This is big! If you can retain just 10% more of your supporters you can increase their lifetime value by 200%.

Are you even measuring donor retention, or just dollars raised? The problem with the latter is... (continued)


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What Your Sponsors Really Want webinar

Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Have you ever been at your wits end for finding sponsors?

Are you afraid of what sponsors are thinking?

Do you have a hard time justifying why they should sponsor you, other than “We’re a good cause”?

Big events make the majority of their money with sponsorship.

Whether you’re coordinating a music festival, a... (continued)


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Creative Ways to Get More Facebook Engagement in 2015

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)


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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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Nonprofit Webinar: Engage Investors with Powerful, Passionate Copywriting!

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

Do you want to position your social enterprise work as cutting-edge and worthy of new investment? Do you want to become a respected thought leader in your field? In the marketplace of ideas, those who write well are seen as the “experts” at much more than putting words on a page. (The words... (continued)


Taggedsocial enterprisesocial entrepreneurwritingcopywritingbrand

Grantwriting and Return on Investment: More Than You May Think

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)

Taggedgrantgrant writinggrant proposals (multiple fundertypes)fundraisinggrant proposalsfund raisinggrantwriterreturn on investment

Nonprofit Forecast 2015

What's ahead for the sector? Here are six predictions? Agree? Disagree? Let's chat.


Elevate's Logic Model

Logic models can be confusing -- we break it down for you here.

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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)

Taggeddata-driven strategiesmeasurement outcomesmeasurement resourceshigh-performance measurementsheri chaney jonessocial sectornonprofit

Why a Well-Designed Site Prompts Results

Beautiful design is effective design. No matter how great your web presence design looks, it basically isn’t... (continued)

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How to Get Your Leadership on Board for the Creation of High-Performance Measurement Cultures

Great social sector organizations achieve organizational outcomes such as increased revenues, increased efficiencies, and increased impact. The research contained in Impact & Excellence (Chaney Jones, 2014), highlights how there is a significant positive correlation... (continued)

Taggedhigh-performance measurementmeasurement culturedata outcomessocial sectorincrease fundingsheri chaney jonesmeasurement resources company

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