Finding Foundation Funders

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)

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Grant Reviewing Services

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)


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Creating Constituencies: A Prospecting Road Trip

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)

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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)



8 Techniques to Raise Money for your Non-Profit using Social Media

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)

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May 13th: Developing Earned Income Streams For Your Nonprofit 4Good webinar

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)

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Mike McFall

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)

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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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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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Philanthropy's Next Generation Now

For the first time in history, there are four generations in philanthropy: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y (Millenials)… and coming soon Gen Z. Although each generation is philanthropic, they have individual preferences for how they are engaged by... (continued)

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Major Gifts Matters FAQs about Offering Donors Choices: Restricted, Unrestricted, Program and Overhead Giving

Why you should get this Cheat Sheet

Donors today want more hands-on involvement than last generation's donors. They want choice. They won't necessarily be content with earmarking their gift "for use where most needed."

If you're still insisting that... (continued)


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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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Giving Tuesday Maryland

Giving Tuesday is a global movement. In 2013 Baltimore was the most giving City in the country. In 2014, Maryland was the most giving state. We're excited to keep the momentum going in 2015!

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7 Free Marketing Tools for Ambitious Nonprofits

These are some of the latest marketing tools that can easily be implemented to help nonprofits succeed online. Oh, and they're free too!


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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Elevate Grant Writing

Elevate works with effective and ambitious nonprofit organizations to make life easier for their leaders, improve their program outcomes, and build more sustainable organizations capable of doing the hard, day-to-day work of meaningful social change.


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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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Entrepreneur’s Guide to Philanthropy e-Book

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!

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Philanthropy's Next Generation 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)

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Prediction: The New Paradigm for Philanthropy

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)


Digital Storytelling for Social Impact - Rockefeller Foundation

This is a great blueprint for ideas, and strategy formulation on how to develop a compelling story around social impact.

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Storytelling for Non profits

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

This workshop will help non profit professionals and board members tell the story of their individual connection to the organization, tell the organization's story, and invite donors to share the story of why they are connected.

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Recruiting the Next Generation Now

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)

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From Resistant to Resourceful: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Session Overview:

• 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)

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