Coaching Skills for Managers

Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Coaching is a transformational tool in any manager’s toolkit. Partnering with employees in a coaching relationship helps them take greater ownership for their performance, increase their creative problem skills, and offers the opportunity for greater self-awareness and insight.

At its best, coaching is a partnership designed to... (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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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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Keys to Managing the Major Gifts Process: It's All in the Execution

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

Major gifts-whether $1,000 or $100,000 or anything in between-still produce the lion’s share of a nonprofits philanthropic revenue. The key to a successful program to identify, inform, interest and involve major gift donors, is more than simply asking-as important as the solicitation is. This... (continued)

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Webinar: Before You Hire an Architect: Reduce Costs and Risks, Produce Better Results

Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Before launching a facility project, nonprofit boards and CEOs should have a clear sense of the entire process, with its opportunities and pitfalls, so they can maximize value while minimizing costs, risks and stress. This webinar will address the critical... (continued)


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Integrating Philanthropy Throughout Your Organization

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

What do you want philanthropy to look like in your organization? Join us as we discuss and help you establish a framework for getting others on board the philanthropy bandwagon - you don't have to do it alone!

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Effective Delegation

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

Delegation is a common management task yet one that can be deceptively challenging in skill set, time management, and mindset requirements. When we don't delegate, though, we miss an opportunity for everyone to do their best work -- for managers to focus on their core talents and for employees to develop new skills, strengths and abilities.... (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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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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What are the top Nonprofit Trends for 2015?
A perennial winner: Learning from others!

This year, our intrepid Twitter reporters will be LIVE tweeting from various events to share ideas to inspire others.

On the itinerary today:@jlg52187 tweets LIVE from @CityMusicCbus' Craft &Crop for MORE (PS: for tix: ) follow #3STTNpEvents 

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Partnership Power:  Building Relationships for Impact

Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Most of us know the quote, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main". The reality is that we all need relationships to do our work, reach desired outcomes within our organizations, or transform the communities we serve. In this webinar, learn more... (continued)

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Getting Your Volunteers Out of the Box!

Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Volunteers are the “holy grail” of any nonprofit. Not only can they provide valuable resources and expertise but they can expand your program’s outreach to the community and bring in revenue as well. However, most nonprofits only have one or two areas where they utilize volunteers. In this fun and fast-paced... (continued)

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Nonprofit Forecast 2015

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


Grow Your Major Gifts: Then Don't Let Them Wither on the Vine -- Learn to Make Dynamic 'Moves' and Passionate 'Asks'

Wed, Jan 07, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Asking is scary. As a result, too often nonprofits spend tons of time cultivating, cultivating and cultivating. But they never get to the ask! Or, if they do, they leave money on the table. To assure that you cut to the chase requires a plan and a... (continued)


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Research & Strategy Worksheet from Elevate

How to find new opportunities and position your organization to win! (This is two pages!)

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Elevate's Grant Writing Services Overview

Want to build a grant program? With Elevate, you’ll work with a team of people – including an experienced senior writer and strategist, an associate-level grant writer, and a client relations associate responsible for data entry, meeting agendas, and notes. Learn more about our model with this attachment.


3 Simple Planned Giving Tips—to Start Using Now

Here are 3 specific things you need to be DOING with your legacy donors to keep the wonderful relationship with your organization and maintaining them on board, happy, and feeling connected.

It's not hard. It just requires your decision to do them.

Pull together your wonderful A-team. Start enhancing your gift... (continued)

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Better Together (?): Leveraging Collaborations to Get Grants

Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Grant funders love to support multiple-organization collaborations, which can achieve outcomes that no single organization can match. Sometimes, though, grant applicants are (understandably) less excited about collaboration, due to first-hand experience with unsuccessful or ineffective partnerships.

This... (continued)


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Leadership Transition & Succession Planning Guidebook

This guidebook is a staff and board resource for charting successful leadership transition and succession planning, developed through the help of Olive Grove's network of sector leaders who contributed to our national study on leadership succession and transition planning in the nonprofit sector. In... (continued)

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Creating Vibrant Giving Options for your Donors

Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

In this program for the beginner to the more advanced, Marcy Heim, author and development coach, challenges you to look at precisely HOW you determine and describe opportunities for your donors to invest in.

A confused donor doesn't give, but the opportunity to choose from exciting options encourages enhanced giving... (continued)

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Leading Effective Teams: Key Team Skills

Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Teamwork is vital to the modern, interconnected workplace, yet many people have frustrating team experiences. This practical webinar will identify common misconceptions about teams that can result in practices that limit effectiveness. We will then identify crucial team skills, including: getting on the same page; running... (continued)

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What’s a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 12, 2014 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 make the difference between sustainable... (continued)


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