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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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: 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)
Completed by: Johanna Pope, Teresa Drew, David O’Brien, Krista Fiser,
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)
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)
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)
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)