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)
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
This Webinar is all about how strategic donor-centered stewardship will improve your donor retention. This is big! If you can retain just 10% more of your supporters you can increase their lifetime value by 200%.
Are you even measuring donor retention, or just dollars raised? The problem with the latter is... (continued)
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)
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)
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)
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Have you ever been at your wits end for finding sponsors?
Are you afraid of what sponsors are thinking?
Do you have a hard time justifying why they should sponsor you, other than “We’re a good cause”?
Big events make the majority of their money with sponsorship.
Whether you’re coordinating a music festival, a... (continued)
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
You see the potential that Facebook offers for engaging supporters and creating more exposure for your nonprofit. But with declining reach, and more competition in the newsfeed, reaching your supporters is more challenging than ever before.
This free webinar will show you... (continued)
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Most of us know the quote, “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main". The reality is that we all need relationships to do our work, reach desired outcomes within our organizations, or transform the communities we serve. In this webinar, learn more... (continued)
Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Volunteers are the “holy grail” of any nonprofit. Not only can they provide valuable resources and expertise but they can expand your program’s outreach to the community and bring in revenue as well. However, most nonprofits only have one or two areas where they utilize volunteers. In this fun and fast-paced... (continued)
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)
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Grant funders love to support multiple-organization collaborations, which can achieve outcomes that no single organization can match. Sometimes, though, grant applicants are (understandably) less excited about collaboration, due to first-hand experience with unsuccessful or ineffective partnerships.
Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
In this program for the beginner to the more advanced, Marcy Heim, author and development coach, challenges you to look at precisely HOW you determine and describe opportunities for your donors to invest in.
A confused donor doesn't give, but the opportunity to choose from exciting options encourages enhanced giving... (continued)
Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Teamwork is vital to the modern, interconnected workplace, yet many people have frustrating team experiences. This practical webinar will identify common misconceptions about teams that can result in practices that limit effectiveness. We will then identify crucial team skills, including: getting on the same page; running... (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 29, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Paul Konigstein's most popular 4Good webinar is back.
If your budget process is too ad hoc, rushed, last minute, or random, don't miss AMS Senior Consultant Paul Konigstein introducing more rigorous budget creation and implementation in this webinar entitled:
The Budget... (continued)
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Experiencing generational communication challenges and problems? You are not alone! Sherri Petro of VPI Strategies shares her top 10 generational gems gleaned from the over 250 generational workshops she has conducted. You will increase your generational quotient and reduce the misunderstandings that abound with multiple... (continued)
Wed, Oct 08, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
2014 is closing fast! Do you have a game plan to promote your year-end campaign? Have you considered Facebook Ads?
Facebook ads are an incredibly inexpensive and effective way to create more reach, and increase RSVPs for your year-end fundraiser.
This webinar will show you... (continued)
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
The nonprofit governing board has been described as an ineffective group of effective people. Why do nonprofits so broadly fail to use their boards wisely? And how might they do better?
This webinar will touch upon a comprehensive range of issues in a way that will be relevant to almost every nonprofit board. We will... (continued)
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
According to Blackbaud, most money is raised in the last quarter of the year. Around the holidays, people tend to give more, both online and offline.
This means that your year-end appeal letter is a critical element of your fundraising success. How can you take advantage of this most wonderful time of the... (continued)
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
One of the most powerful tools organizations possess is their ability to make effective decisions. When organizations implement well thought out decisions, they are often able to solve critical problems and align their decisions with strategic goals. This level of pro-activity propels... (continued)
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Strategic planning is a pliable term that gets attached to a wide range of activities, from defining programs and services, to budgeting, communications, information technology, and even facility planning. But these are very different kinds of... (continued)
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Building on our annual cycle of nonprofit planning webinars (three on strategic planning and one each on integrated planning, facility planning, and mission statements), we will offer a discussion-based planning clinic. If you have a question, issue or problem relating to any aspect of nonprofit planning (strategic,... (continued)
Wed, May 14, 2014 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 action. A bit of wisdom from the business... (continued)
Your nonprofit's mission statement drives and defines your organization. It should act as the motivation for staff, leadership and all of your supporters. If you're not sure what a mission statement is, read Montana Nonprofit Association's short article Q&A - Vision, Mission, Values Defined . Take these three... (continued)
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 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... (continued)
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 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... (continued)