Starts 2015-12-12T03:00:00ZSaturday, December 12, 2015 at 03:00AM UTC, lasts for about 12 hours
This is the yearly highlight for our orphans and vulnerable children. It is a day dedicated to them to ensure they have a lot of fun and excitement running around and playing on the jumping castles. Each child gets present from Father Christmas, lots of sweets, cakes and nice goodies as well as a nice nutritious meals.... (continued)
Many of those who wish to succeed find relief and an improved attitude from this quote:
Discouragement and frustration from not making your goals quickly enough are resolved through orderly progress.
Do you ever get frustrated because your life is not the way you want it? Perhaps you are trying to skip steps necessary to... (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)
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Confidence is a learned behavior. Discover the simple strategies that boost your confidence as a non-profit leader and instantly strengthen your influence. In this practical and interactive webinar, you will hear step-by-step practices you can immediately implement to demonstrate a more self-assured and professional woman,... (continued)
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Are you thinking of doing #GivingTuesday? For participants signed up with DepositaGift.com, they are waiving their platform fee on 12/1 and donating it back to your campaign. Another perk is an exclusive planning webinar to help you map a 9 week marketing plan for a successful... (continued)
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)
For the previous seven years, Elizabeth has dedicated her expertise in two roles that expanded her knowledge of development and its impact on an organization’s success in achieving its mission. She began her career with the American Cancer Society, organizing large scale fundraising events and working with volunteers all over the North Texas area. It was there... (continued)
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Auction planners: How do you get guests to bid more in your silent auction?
(I'm re-running this popular webinar to give you the scoop!)
When you’ve gone to the effort of soliciting donors, creating displays, and arranging volunteers for checkout,... (continued)
Every business or non-profit generally has one USP (Unique Selling Proposition). This is the most compelling reason why the target audience should consider you over your competition.
The most successful campaigns, ads, commercials or direct mail campaigns focus on highlighting what makes them unique —... (continued)
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)
NMTSA does amazing work in their clinic for people with a variety of neurologic disorders such as autism and Parkinson's disease. The organization also runs a school for Autistic students, and has been successful in reintroducing profoundly affected students into mainstream education.
Wed, Sep 09, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Finding, cultivating and orienting board members is no small task. Strong boards understand that a focus on new members requires a clear understanding and commitment to the notion of governance—not management (the role of staff) as well as stewardship, dedication and consistency.... (continued)
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)
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)
At the heart of Katie Snapp is an animated extrovert, yet at an early age she found herself in a stodgy, male-based job as an electrical engineer. Thus was born a woman looking to make a difference.
Presently Katie speaks nationally and runs Skirt Strategies, training & encouragement for women in non-profit leadership, and speaks nationally. She has just... (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, 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)
This is a simplified overview of all aspects of nonprofit management and is ideal for the new executive director of a small to mid-sized nonprofit. Updated in 2011 and 2016. The 2016 version includes hyperlinks to make it easier to locate information. The more comprehensive Hour Series guides published in 2013 are based on this book.
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)
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, Jun 17, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
This webinar will provide hands on training in cultivating and soliciting BIG gifts (The definition of “Big” is different for each nonprofit). The 3 Steps are: Get Organized, Schedule Your Meetings, Meet Your Donor and Ask. Peter will explain the concepts and share valuable tools that participants can... (continued)
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)
Although this video addresses Oregon law in particular, most of the information discussed in the video applies to all states.
A Note from the Department of Justice
Thank you for serving as a director of a nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in... (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)
Planning is one of the hardest parts of crowdfunding. Ask for too much, and you'll be disappointed if you don't hit your goal. Ask for too little, and you could be leaving money on the table!
We designed the crowdfunding calculator to help solve this problem.
We crunched the numbers from other WeDidIt campaigns and used them... (continued)
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.
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)