Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Spreadsheets are valuable and affordable tools that are accessible to any grant proposal writer. Yet, some writers groan at the thought of using Excel or similar programs to work with numbers and other data.
If you are such a grant writer, this webinar will provide a concise introduction (or re-introduction!) to spreadsheets and how to... (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, 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, Mar 23, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
In this session we will look at the organization’s internal and external readiness to conduct a campaign. We will discuss the infrastructure needed to run a successful campaign—board involvement, staffing, technology, and the case for support. Participants will evaluate their... (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)
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, Nov 04, 2015 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... (continued)
Want to begin a major gift program?Not sure where to begin?Are you a one person Development Department? Do you work in direct mail and want to learn when to move donors "up and on"?
This is the course for you!
Define a major gift as it relates to your organization
Discuss the content and value of a Case Statement (your case... (continued)
Ellen’s 30 plus years of experience in the non-profit community offers you a unique opportunity to have one of the most experienced fundraisers and trainers in the business work for you.
Ellen is a leader in the development, training and implementation of capital and major gift campaigns, board development and retention, strategic planning and the infrastructure... (continued)
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)
Is it time to examine your books and records using staff, board members and volunteers? This 40+ workbook includes a step-by-step process, templates and guides for conducting an internal audit of your organization's financial records.
Designed for small to medium-sized organizations. Topics include:... (continued)
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)
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)
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)
Your organization's financial information is critical; you depend on it to make future programming decision. It is essential that your records contain accurate, reliable information and that adequate internal controls are in place. Examining your accounting processes & financial records is the best way to... (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)
Why you should get this Checklist
Chances are you spend lots of time figuring out how to cultivate your donors to the point where they're ready to be asked. Then you spend even more time figuring out when to ask them, what you'll ask them for and how precisely you'll get it done.
But guess... (continued)
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)
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)
Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Online campaigns play a great part in an organisation's community engagement, community building and fundraising. With the year-end campaign-planning deadlines closing in, get inspiration from our Webinar to successfully engage your online community to achieve your nonprofit’s... (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)
One of the main duties of a board member is to "safeguard the organization's assets". With this in mind, it is important that all members of a board feel comfortable with the financial information they are receiving and are able to fully understand it.
Is a Finance Committee right for your organization? Take 10 minutes at your next board meeting to find out.