New to grant writing, or are the solo grant writer in your organization? Sometimes it can help to have someone else take a look at the proposal you have written before you submit it. I have 30 years of grant writing experience, and 20 years of experience in reviewing proposals for federal agencies and private... (continued)
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Pack your bags! We’re going on a road trip! In this fun and interactive session, Susan will lead participants on the harrowing but exciting road to creating constituencies where none exist. Whether novice or expert, all skill levels will enjoy the ride and leave knowing how to: 1) identify an organization’s ideal... (continued)
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)
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Finding Foundation Funders – In this valuable workshop you will learn about researching private foundations and their grants, and develop an ability to ascertain motivations for foundation support. The workshop provides simple steps to seeking foundation support, including how to do foundation research, approaching a... (continued)
For nonprofits, email fundraising is a strategy in decline.
According to recent M+R Benchmark research, response rates for email fundraising have dropped by 12 percent since 2013. Response rates for email advocacy dropped by 18 percent in the same time period.
Every quarter, it becomes more and... (continued)
Wed, May 13, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Have you gotten tired of getting turned down for grants?
Would you like to plan to succeed in 2016?
If your fundraising stagnated last year, you’re not alone.
Donor attrition is at an all time high, and so is competition for dollars.
What if the one bright spot at the end of... (continued)
My passion is simply to help others. From working to eliminate poverty and hunger to helping give a voice to individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I have over a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector, both as a volunteer and employee. I currently manage the communications for a national nonprofit, while... (continued)
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)
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)
Major Gifts Matters FAQs about Offering Donors Choices: Restricted, Unrestricted, Program and Overhead Giving
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)
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)
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)
Philanthropy can seem like one of those mysterious concepts reserved for people who already know all about it. In reality, though, the idea is extremely simple and open to everyone. Olive Grove provides a step-by-step guide for understanding philanthropy and how to get started now!
For the first time in history, there are four generations involved in philanthropy: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y (Millenials). Although each generation is philanthropic, they have individual preferences for how they are engaged by nonprofits. This session will demonstrate how... (continued)
Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Philanthropy has been undergoing a classic paradigm-shift—i.e., a total transformation of its vocabulary, conceptualization, rhetoric, infrastructure and modes of operation—since the late '90s, driven by computers and the Internet, new demographics of wealth, and the globalization of the American high-tech economy. This... (continued)
Staying relevant and impactful in SVP’s unique philanthropic approach includes a focus on recruiting and retaining the next generation of leaders. The current transfer of wealth impacts philanthropy, volunteerism, and how to engage next gen partners. Make sure your affiliate is ready to work side-by-side with multigenerational... (continued)
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
• Frustrated with board members saying that they’ll help – only to see nothing happen?
• Tired of fundraising being an afterthought at board meetings?
• Waiting for the day when others will be as excited about fundraising as you once... (continued)