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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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Elizabeth Ashmore

For the previous seven years, Elizabeth has dedicated her expertise in two roles that expanded her knowledge of development and its impact on an organization’s success in achieving its mission. She began her career with the American Cancer Society, organizing large scale fundraising events and working with volunteers all over the North Texas area. It was there... (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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Ellen Donohue

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)

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)

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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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Kristin Garcia

Non-profit professional | Mission driven | Content Management | Project Management | Governance

Integrating Philanthropy Throughout Your Organization

As fundraising continues to evolve from basic transactions between donors and development staff to relationship building, participation by staff and leaders throughout the organization takes on greater significance. In order to survive and thrive through the ups and downs of a fluctuating economy, it... (continued)



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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How to Ask for BIG Gifts from Individuals (in 3 Easy Steps)

Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

This webinar will provide hands on training in cultivating and soliciting BIG gifts (The definition of “Big” is different for each nonprofit). The 3 Steps are: Get Organized, Schedule Your Meetings, Meet Your Donor and Ask. Peter will explain the concepts and share valuable tools that participants can... (continued)

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6 Critical Tips for Your IRS Form 990

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

Your nonprofit’s IRS Form 990 is easily available to the general public on guidestar.org and many state government websites. This is a big surprise for many nonprofit leaders. Armed with this knowledge, a nonprofit has a terrific opportunity to tell its story as compellingly as possible by thinking strategically about how... (continued)


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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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Creating a Powerful Culture of Generosity

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Call it Great Donor Retention, Life-long Giving, Teamwork, Shared vision. However you describe it, when everyone in the organization sees that what THEY DO is part of creating a powerful culture of generosity for your non-profit – Everyone wins! What mindset shifts are needed to get to this place? If the leadership doesn’t buy... (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)


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CASA of Henderson County

CASA of Henderson County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting for the rights and best interests of abused and neglected children caught in the court system. Our mission is to ensure that every child has a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible and prevent them from falling through the cracks of a complex court system by providing... (continued)


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Tom Morley

You need to deliver on your mission... and keep delivering, over and over. You need to operate at an affordable, sustainable cost. If you can save, you can re-invest, and if you can generate more, you can accomplish more. It's more than possible through "creative integration" - understanding how the elements of your organization interact, and optimizing them for... (continued)

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Snowflake LLC

You need to deliver on your mission... and keep delivering, over and over. You need to operate at an affordable, sustainable cost. If you can save, you can re-invest, and if you can generate more, you can accomplish more. It's more than possible through "creative integration" - understanding how the elements of your... (continued)


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Expand your arsenal and get the workforce you need, cost-effectively

A resource to help you understand that there are many ways to get the right people and maximize your human capital's contributions to a cost-effective organization... successfully deliver on your mission, affordably and sustainably.


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Internal Audit Workbook

Is it time to examine your books and records using staff, board members and volunteers? This 40+ workbook includes a step-by-step process, templates and guides for conducting an internal audit of your organization's financial records.

Designed for small to medium-sized organizations. Topics include:... (continued)


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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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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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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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I would be very interested in starting a nonprofit organization. I have decided what the
main mission of the organization would be, and I have decided on a name for the organization.


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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Nonprofit Forecast 2015

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


The Key to Abundant Income: Where Community and MIssion Overlap@

You care about your mission—deeply. Look around you. You see the passion of others. You hear it in the comments of staff, board members, and volunteers. Yet, funding your mission continues to challenge you. What’s the answer?


Building Stakeholder Commitment to Your Goals

Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types (clients, suppliers, regulators, partners) need to be engaged in the planning and implementation of new strategies and actions. But how can you do this efficiently when there may be many different views and priorities?

This session will introduce key principles... (continued)

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Fairfax CASA

For more information visit our organization's website at: www.fairfaxcasa.org -OR- our Run for the Children event website at: www.fairfaxrunforthechildren.com

To make a difference in the community by recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers to serve as advocates for children whose families have been cited for abuse and neglect by the Fairfax... (continued)

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