6 Ideas to Fundraise for Your General Fund

One of the most neglected programs of any non-profit is the General Fund. Often donors give to the research or support side instead of spreading their gift across all aspects of the organization. Here are six ways to get donors excited about your general fund so you don’t have to worry about keeping the lights on.

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Debra Carbaugh

Horizon Goodwill Industries is a human service agency and network of non-profitable organization. Our mission is to help people with special needs and barriers in employment to improve their quality of life through work and related services. We serve 17 counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. By donating and shopping at Horizon Goodwill... (continued)

Gail Bower

Author of How to Jump-Start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough Times, Gail Bower transforms organizational complexity into strategies that result in sustainable revenue, increased visibility, and greater impact.

CEOs of top nonprofits, associations, destinations, and socially-driven businesses seek Gail Bower's expertise and... (continued)

Major Gift Breakthrough Training

Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Are you ready for a breakthrough in Major Gift fundraising? We will take a deep dive into Major Gift best practices - focusing on the first steps for getting you organized for this important work. You will learn how to use essential tools such as prospect management databases, gift tables, and detailed metrics for annual... (continued)

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Data-Driven Testing for Nonprofit Content Marketers [Free webinar]

Started 2016-01-27T18:00:00ZWednesday, January 27, 2016 at 06:00PM UTC, lasted for about 1 hour

Your marketing strategy is only as strong as the quality of the data that informs it.

EveryAction is hosting a "fireside chat," where our panel of nonprofit experts will discuss the power of data and how to harness it, focusing on how to **optimize your content marketing, forms, and website... (continued)

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Managing Cash Flow

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

One of the biggest challenges for nonprofits is managing cash flow, especially when they are reliant on reimbursable grants. This workshop will prepare you to create cash flow statements and projections for your organization using a clear process, while giving practical tools to develop and monitor cash flow.

Take-aways:
-... (continued)

$9.99
Webinar

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Good Governance webinar

Starts 2016-02-18T18:00:00ZThursday, February 18, 2016 at 06:00PM UTC, lasts for about 1 hour

The processes of governance evolve. Explore trends in this installment of the 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Development Brown Bag webinar series. Identify techniques to enhance our Board dynamic. Be clear on what to consider in developing good governance practices for your nonprofit.

$35.00
Event

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DC Event: Join us for the first Nonprofit Lab of 2016

Started 2016-01-21T22:30:00ZThursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:30PM UTC, lasted for about 2 hours

The Nonprofit Lab is an informal, monthly gathering of nonprofit marketers, activists, and do-gooders. These free, monthly events feature a small talk on a special topic in the nonprofit space, followed by delicious drinks, snacks, and one-of-a-kind networking.

 

January's topic: [Building Your... (continued)

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How to use crowdfunding to take your special event to the next level!

Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Traditional benefits still play a big role in the fundraising initiatives for many nonprofits. Yet by their very nature, traditional events are often limiting in terms of who can attend or who you choose to market them to, which ultimately means that you might be leaving money on the table or... (continued)

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Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc.

Third Sector is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate America’s transition to a performance-driven social sector. In order to realize this vision, Third Sector is making Pay for Success a reality in the United States. Third Sector serves as a trusted advisor that leads governments,... (continued)

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How to Position Your Nonprofit for Fundraising Success (even if you get nervous asking people for money)!

Started 2016-01-18T05:00:00ZMonday, January 18, 2016 at 05:00AM UTC, lasted for 2 months

This new, online training series is an exciting opportunity to engage one-on-one and in small groups with experts in nonprofit fundraising and social marketing. I've lined up some heavy hitters including Tina Cincotti, Julia Gulia, Jean Block and Linda Lysakowski as... (continued)

$485.00
Event

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Nonprofit Accounting Myths Busted

Wed, Mar 02, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The current season of Discovery’s Mythbusters will be its last. To bid farewell to this iconic television series which has aligned so well with the goal of many nonprofits to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers, I brazenly "borrow" their format to clear up common misconceptions about... (continued)

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Key Secrets to Inspiring Your Board to Fundraise

Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Are you sick and tired of board members who refuse to fundraise? Guess what? You can heal yourself and give a shot of much-needed energy to your volunteers, simply by learning these key secrets – and sharing them. That’s right! Just get inside your board members’ heads a bit, and you can change ‘reluctant’ to... (continued)

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Creating a Monthly Giving Program: A Solution to Donor Retention and Financial Sustainability

Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Report, fewer than 2 of 10 new, first-time donors renew their support of nonprofits and barely 6 of 10 repeat donors are retained. This crisis of donor retention threatens nonprofits in ways that a generation ago were... (continued)

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The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

I recently wrote a long-form guide for nonprofit professionals on creating and sustaining a fundraising plan for 2016. It lives here on the EveryAction blog. Templates and samples are also available for download.

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Nonprofit Solutions Network

Nonprofit Solutions Network was founded in 1998 to help nonprofits increase capacity, lower costs, and improve their overall operation through the use of technology. We provide technology solutions customized to meet the unique needs and financials challenges of nonprofits. NSN has worked with many large NYC nonprofits, including Community Service... (continued)

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10 Secrets to Optimizing Your Online Donation Process for Maximum Dollars Raised and Retained

Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Donations made online is one of the fastest-growing gift channels. While it's not yet a juggernaut, it is significant enough to pay attention to. And if your online gift processes aren't operating according to best practices for user-experience and donor stewardship, you... (continued)

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How to Tell Donors a Story in a Thank You Letter that Inspires Future Gifts

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Thank you letters are often donors' first impression of your organization. Does your thank you letter make a good enough impression to inspire a future gift?

During this webinar with Vanessa Chase Lockshin, you'll learn how to write a thank you letter that truly stand out by... (continued)

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2016 PLI Summit:Rebuilding Hope-Creating Change

Starts 2016-04-05T00:00:00ZTuesday, April 05, 2016 at 12:00AM UTC, lasts for 2 days

2016 PLI Summit
Rebuilding Hope-Creating Change | April 6-7, 2016 | Baltimore Harbor Hotel
Learn more and register online at www.cfufpli.org

In its fourth year, the PLI Summit is an intensive educational experience that brings together nationally-located... (continued)

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What Nonprofit Executive Directors Need to Know About Corporate Sponsorship — Before Getting Started

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Competitive organizations — from museums to membership organization, festivals to film societies — pursue corporate sponsorship as a form of earned income. Developing this revenue source is a strategic decision that requires... (continued)

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with 4Good

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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Infographic: How Credit Card Donation Processing Works

Although online donations are becoming more popular sources of fundraising revenue for nonprofits, donors may not understand how their contributions actually reach the charity. Much of online payment processing occurs behind the scenes, but the average transaction can be approved in a matter of seconds,... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development

Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am 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 is ignored once the plan is written (or the written... (continued)

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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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Tools for More Effective Board Meetings

Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You need to involve board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need in developing of new plans and taking action. But how can you lead effective, efficient meetings to build decisions and support when there can be many different views and priorities?

This session will provide essential tools for building... (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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John Mix

More than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, currently is the Director of Digital Marketing and Fundraising at the International Rescue Committee.

Webinar: Best Practices for Hiring and Inspiring the Right Workforce

Started 2015-11-12T19:00:00ZThursday, November 12, 2015 at 07:00PM UTC, lasted for about 1 hour

HighRoad U Webinar presented by Snowflake LLC. FREE to all. Register now at http://bit.ly/1kPmm5J. See what your peers are doing to identify who they need, go and get them, and inspire them to be top performers! Questions: info@snowflakellc.com. Hope to see you on-line at 2pm today, Thursday, November 12, 2015!

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