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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking... (continued)

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The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

I recently wrote a long-form guide for nonprofit professionals on creating and sustaining a fundraising plan for 2016. It lives here on the EveryAction blog. Templates and samples are also available for download.

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Nonprofit Solutions Network

Nonprofit Solutions Network was founded in 1998 to help nonprofits increase capacity, lower costs, and improve their overall operation through the use of technology. We provide technology solutions customized to meet the unique needs and financials challenges of nonprofits. NSN has worked with many large NYC nonprofits, including Community Service... (continued)

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What Nonprofit Executive Directors Need to Know About Corporate Sponsorship — Before Getting Started

Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Competitive organizations — from museums to membership organization, festivals to film societies — pursue corporate sponsorship as a form of earned income. Developing this revenue source is a strategic decision that requires... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development

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)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, May 11, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives... (continued)

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What's a Mission Statement Worth?

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)

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Seeing Systems to Better Address Complex Organizational Problems

Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Often we are so busy coping with day-to-day issues that we don’t step back and see the big picture. Unfortunately this may mean we’re constantly reacting to symptoms rather than identifying and addressing causes. The problems we face in today’s organizations are complex, so we need to be able to see the... (continued)

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Achieving Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

What’s the most common complaint among volunteer managers? It’s that others are slow to embrace the enormous potential of volunteers to advance a program's mission.

In an ideal world, your nonprofit's staff would know how to supervise volunteers and create new and purposeful... (continued)

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The Resilient NPO: 12 Questions for Sustained Change

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

CHANGE. The nonprofit sector faces relentless pressure to change from every direction. Stakeholders including clients, donors, regulators, partners, staff, and volunteers push for change. Technological advancement, talent management trends, competition with social enterprise, political shifts, and cultural... (continued)

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report

Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives... (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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Ellen Donohue

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)

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)

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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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The Hour Series Training Modules: #1-14

Updated 2016 version, includes hyperlinks in guides and updated information. Includes all 14 of the Hour Series training modules: board development, community problem solving, ED performance review, financial management, management excellence, marketing, nonprofit start-up, outcomes measurements,... (continued)

$280.00
Resource

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Strategic Planning Training Module

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinks in the guides. Based on the award-winning Hour Series guide, "The Six-Hour Strategic Plan," the module is ideal for the small to mid-sized nonprofit new to strategic planning. Includes: Power Point, sample agenda, instructor notes, handouts, and the Hour Series guide.

$22.00
Resource

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The One-Hour Organizational Assessment

The updated 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. Also included in "The Six-Hour Strategic Plan" guide, this assessment provides a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of a nonprofit for board members and staff.

$5.00
Resource

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The Six-Hour Strategic Plan

The 2016 version includes hyperlinked text for easier access to information. This award-winning simplified planning process is perfect for small to mid-sized nonprofits who have not done a formal strategic plan. Included are sample agendas, assessments and forms.

$11.00
Resource

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6 Critical Tips for Your IRS Form 990

Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Your nonprofit’s IRS Form 990 is easily available to the general public on guidestar.org and many state government websites. This is a big surprise for many nonprofit leaders. Armed with this knowledge, a nonprofit has a terrific opportunity to tell its story as compellingly as possible by thinking strategically about how... (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)
$37.00
Resource

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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organization

Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a... (continued)

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10 Minute Board Exercise on Building Trust with Incoming Leadership

The purpose of this exercise is to help your board transition seamlessly from one leader to the next by building immediate trust. Whether using this activity with an incoming executive director or board president, identifying ways to capitalize on opportunities and culture changes will keep your board and staff on track to meet their strategic objectives.

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Peter J. Heller

www.peterjheller.com

Peter J. Heller Consulting helps nonprofits with their fundraising strategies. We are located in Manhattan with clients primarily in New York City and throughout the Northeast. We build teams of consultants to meet the custom needs of each client.

The company is run by Peter Heller who has maintained a successful career over
25 years... (continued)

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