Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Toxic Leadership is detrimental to organizations. Authors Kusy and Holloway compare toxic leadership to an iceberg. It is the bottom of the iceberg, what we don't see, that causes significant damage. Toxic leadership not only impacts morale but also has financial implications to organizations. In this webinar, discover... (continued)
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Nonprofits have had to navigate through challenging times. Having done this, it's natural to feel one must hoard limited resources or feel that we will always have to deal with less. In this webinar, participants learn to understand and appreciate the assets model pioneered... (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)
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, Sep 02, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Organizations are always watching for grant opportunities, yet it is rare to meet someone who excels at foundation research. Even when foundation data is readily available, it can be a challenge to determine whether to apply, how much to request, what to ask for, who to talk to, and so on.
During this webinar, a grant proposal writer who has... (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)
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Dialogue builds more insightful and better supported decisions in meetings. Effective dialogue requires a respectful exchange of views. But this can be difficult when the issue is complex and there are different stakes in its resolution. Resorting to meeting norms or asking people to behave in a certain way is seldom... (continued)
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Pack your bags! We’re going on a road trip! In this fun and interactive session, Susan will lead participants on the harrowing but exciting road to creating constituencies where none exist. Whether novice or expert, all skill levels will enjoy the ride and leave knowing how to: 1) identify an organization’s ideal... (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)
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)
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT
Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons:
- it often is tedious and time-consuming;
- the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both);
- the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable;
- it... (continued)
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
The New Donor – Smart, Informed, Challenging
Audience: Directors of Development, MGO, Executive Directors, Planned Giving Officers, Data Base Managers
What’s different about donors today than your donors of the past? They’re smart, informed, and challenging. In this webinar, we will talk about how... (continued)
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
It's as easy as ABC to create a well-functioning board of directors! Well, maybe not exactly easy, but this fast-paced webinar will share practical ways to Aquire, Build, and Celebrate to recruit, manage and reward the best board members. Starting with recruitment, we'll look at important tools that will help you... (continued)
Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Coaching is a transformational tool in any manager’s toolkit. Partnering with employees in a coaching relationship helps them take greater ownership for their performance, increase their creative problem skills, and offers the opportunity for greater self-awareness and insight.
At its best, coaching is a partnership designed to... (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, Jul 01, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Creating long-lasting relationships and inspiring donors to give again and again is not as easy as you might think. What do donors want? It’s simple really: to feel truly appreciated with a heartfelt thank you. However, it’s deceptively simple. Why? You want your donors to feel... (continued)
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Your summer vacation is how many social media managers relax and recharge. No doubt yours will be a well-earned respite from noisy newsfeed and notifications. But do you know what to do with your nonprofit’s social media presence while you're gone?
This free webinar will... (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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
You know that your organization matters to your supporters, but social media status updates are falling upon deaf ears. What is missing? More often than not, it’s simply a question of stepping back and looking at three things: Who is your audience, what do they want to discuss, and how are they valued online... (continued)
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)
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Call it Great Donor Retention, Life-long Giving, Teamwork, Shared vision. However you describe it, when everyone in the organization sees that what THEY DO is part of creating a powerful culture of generosity for your non-profit – Everyone wins! What mindset shifts are needed to get to this place? If the leadership doesn’t buy... (continued)