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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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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Challenging Giving Perceptions: Generation Y vs. Baby Boomers

When it comes to fundraising, there seems to be a frenzied dash to solicit Generation Y (also known as Millennials), comprising donors aged 18 to 32 years.

After all, the ALS ice bucket challenge raised millions; Barack Obama’s fundraising success of 2008 and 2012 targeting youth got him elected twice;... (continued)

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Getting All Your Ducks in a Row: How to Plan for Grant Proposal Success

Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

As a grant professional, you should never have to worry about being unprepared for a grant proposal, grant report, or conversation with a grantmaker. In this webinar we will discuss the planning you’ll need to do to make sure you’re ready to take on the world. This session is designed to give... (continued)

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Grantwriter's FastTrack Essentials

Facilitated by veteran grantwriter Dalya Massachi, Grantwriter’s FastTrack Essentials is a unique, hands-on opportunity to develop or refresh your grantwriting skills. We’ll cover a wide range of topics concerning the strategy and craft of grantwriting to foundations, corporations, and other grantors.

Grantwriter’s FastTrack... (continued)


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The Leader as Coach: Guiding Your Team in Dynamic Change

Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's virtually impossible to fulfill your mission over the long haul without change. Key people come and go, the economy surges and lags, new ways to engage donors or members emerge seemingly every day, and the imperative to operate cost-effectively is ever-present. ... (continued)

TaggedleadershipCEOchangestrategyboardorganizationworkforcecoachingmanagementchief executive officer

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3pm EDT / 12pm 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... (continued)

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Outcomes Measurements Training Module

This 2016 updated version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Donors want results, not statistics. This training module will help staff, board members and consultants understand how to develop and implement an outcomes measurements strategies for all programs. Included are: Power Point, instructor notes, handouts, sample agenda, and relevant Hour Series Guides.


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The Eight-Hour Outcomes Measurements Process

This 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Donors want results, not statistics. A research-based, outcomes measurements process for all programs will not only increase funding, but improve client results.


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The Storytelling Non-Profit Mini Master Class

Started 2015-07-09T18:00:00ZThursday, July 09, 2015 at 06:00PM UTC, lasted for about 1 hour

Not getting the results you want from storytelling? Join Vanessa Chase for a 1 hour Storytelling Non-Profit Mini Master Class.This class will give you in-depth insights on storytelling and how your non-profit can use stories to raise more money. During the class you will learn:

Taggedfree webinarstorytellingNon-profit storytellingnonprofit fundraising

10 Minute Board Exercise in Planning a Raffle

A raffle can seem like an easy way to raise funds quickly. Well planned raffles can be fun and successful fundraisers. However, a poorly planned raffle can result in financial loss due to low ticket sales. This 10 Minute Board Exercise will help your board determine whether a raffle is... (continued)

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Donor Retention Solution Kit

If you’re like most nonprofits, your donor bucket is leaking like a sieve.

  • After the first gift, your bucket of first-time donors will be only about a quarter full.
  • Median retention for all donors is just 43%.
  • For multi-year donors it will be just a little over half full. *The likelihood a donor will make... (continued)

Taggedclaire axelradclairificationfundraisingdonor retentionretentiongratitudedonor acknowledgmentrenewalDonor relationshipsstewardship

Free Webinar: Copywriting for the Web: Today’s Best Practices (includes a live review!)

Started 2015-05-07T18:00:00ZThursday, May 07, 2015 at 06:00PM UTC, lasted for about 2 hours

Join us for a free webinar with!

Of course, your organization absolutely must have a nice-looking website. But it also must contain content that your users really want to engage with AND can easily find!

Your website is a key part of your organization’s... (continued)

Taggedwebsite tipsimprove websitecopywritingmarketingcontent marketingfree webinar

Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money! - How to start a social enterprise

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 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 sources, or are worried about the results of the next fundraiser or grant request - then join us for a fast-paced and informative webinar on social enterprise. You'll learn... (continued)


Taggedsocial enterpriseearned incomefinancesocial venturenonprofits

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)


Taggedgrant writingfundraisingnonprofit webinarcommunication markefficiency

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)

Taggedmajor giftsmoves managementDisciplined execution

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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)


Taggedfacility planningarchitectural programming and budgetingarchitect selectioncapital projects

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!

Taggedphilanthropyorganizational culture

10 Minute Board Exercise in Conducting a Board Assessment

A board assessment can be an easy, fun and quick way to hone the board's attention and energy. Through an assessment, board members gain a common understanding and discover characteristics of powerful boards. The follow-up to the assessment then builds the unique culture and strengths of the current board. Doing an annual assessment keeps the board fresh, informed and focused.

Taggedboard of directorsboard assessmentboard self-assessmentboard evaluationBoard Self-Evaluationassessmentevaluationboard engagement

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)


Taggeddelegationmanagementleadershiptalent managementemployee development

Diocese of San Diego Policies

Completed by: Nada Bakir, Michael Angelo Camacho and Henok Getaneh

As requested, we have evaluated the following existing documents, and have provided suggestions to make them more detailed and specific: conflict of interest, document retention and destruction, and
whistleblower policies. We have also created Emergency Loan and... (continued)


Casa de Milagros – Breaking Good

Completed by: Desiree Del-Zio, David Drazenovich, Suzanne Person, Ashley Rodriguez

Although MAAC has successfully operated Casa, and a similar facility for men, empowering individuals to achieve the goal of long-term sobriety, the organization wants to better understand if Casa fits within the mission of MAAC, and to assess its... (continued)

TaggedResearch DesignProgram Design and Evaluation

Nonprofit Webinar: Engage Investors with Powerful, Passionate Copywriting!

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

Do you want to position your social enterprise work as cutting-edge and worthy of new investment? Do you want to become a respected thought leader in your field? In the marketplace of ideas, those who write well are seen as the “experts” at much more than putting words on a page. (The words... (continued)


Taggedsocial enterprisesocial entrepreneurwritingcopywritingbrand

Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program (online!)

Started 2015-02-03T03:00:00ZTuesday, February 03, 2015 at 03:00AM UTC, lasted for about 1 month


Join me this fall for the Grantwriter's FastTrack Coaching Program, a unique opportunity to develop or refresh your grantwriting skills. We'll cover a wide range of topics concerning the strategy and craft of grantwriting to foundations, corporations,... (continued)

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Free Webinar: Research on Nonprofit Advertising and Grant Opportunities That Work (or Don't!)

Started 2015-01-28T19:00:00ZWednesday, January 28, 2015 at 07:00PM UTC, lasted for about 1 hour

Bonus: We're donating $100 to one organization registered for this free webinar! Our friends at Updentity will share the results from their research: Learn what other nonprofits did and what results they got.

Limited registrations available: Get Yours Here:

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Grantwriting and Return on Investment: More Than You May Think

Does your nonprofit seek grants? If so, you’re like the vast majority of organizations in our sector. But how do you measure return on investment for grantwriting?

You may be tempted to think that it’s simply the amount of money you immediately bring in minus the time and money you spent to procure... (continued)

Taggedgrantgrant writinggrant proposals (multiple fundertypes)fundraisinggrant proposalsfund raisinggrantwriterreturn on investment

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