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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
What Nonprofit Executive Directors Need to Know About Corporate Sponsorship — Before Getting Started
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Wed, May 04, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
If your funding is secure and adequate, then this webinar is not for you...but if you'd like to become less reliant on traditional funding sources, or are worried about the outcome of the next grant request or fundraiser, then join this webinar on May 4 for a... (continued)