Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Has your organization tried telling stories? Have your stories had the results you hoped for?
Stories are an excellent way for non-profits to raise money and build relationships with donors. But not all stories are automatically great. There are a few key things that non-profits can do to tell better stories... (continued)
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
An outdated, confusing, or inaccurate name can be an albatross around the neck of your board and leadership... often sparking much conversation, and little action. This webinar will provide pragmatic advice on some key questions:
- how do you decide (once and for all) that you have a problem?
- how do you know whether... (continued)
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 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, Oct 05, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
When you’re tasked to lead groups, build consensus, and deliver solutions to clients or community stakeholders, the quality of every single interaction matters. Getting your board meetings, community meetings, and internal meetings RIGHT and planning them thoughtfully is a no-brainer, yet so many... (continued)
Mobile Bidding at Fundraising Auctions: The 101 on what it is, whether it works, and how to best leverage it
Wed, Sep 07, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
It goes by many names: electronic bidding, text bidding, or text pledging. In the last 10 years, this technology has been heavily marketed to benefit auction planners.
Vendors promise to transform your auctions by raising more money,... (continued)
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
#GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year and it’s just 3 months away on 11/29. We’re kicking off the countdown with a webinar to teach you how to maximize the next few months to lay the foundation for a successful day of giving!
Join Dana Ostomel, founder of the crowdfunding website DepositaGift.com, to... (continued)
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Did you know that 53% of donors lapse because of poor donor communication? Though social media usage has become pervasive among nonprofits, it is still used primarily for promotion. Those organizations who are utilizing networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show authentic and personalized appreciation... (continued)
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
The Big Picture + Practical Tips
Writing a compelling fundraising letter can be tricky. It’s not the same kind of writing as a brochure, annual report or grant proposal. But it’s not rocket science – it’s something you can easily learn; just not something most of us are taught. In this... (continued)
Get Cozy with Your "Market": Profiling and Customizing Engagement with Donors for Conversion and Retention
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Newsletters and mass mailings are still the tools of the trade for many non-profits seeking to raise funds. Some of the more “courageous” have made forays into social media, variously Tweeting, posting updates on Facebook,... (continued)
Wed, Nov 02, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Could your mission statement describe any of several other organizations that are similar to yours? Do you just haul it out once a year for your annual report and 990? If you've been around for many years, you're clear about your nonprofit's value to your community, your stakeholders and/or your... (continued)
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Unlike for profit businesses, nonprofits are not judged by their financial bottom line; instead, their value is measured by the effectiveness of their services and how successfully they achieve their mission. Yet, for most organizations, the ability to deliver effective services is dependent on sound management... (continued)
Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
8 levers determine the difference between so-so and success in sponsorship. The stronger your team’s performance, the stronger your sales, especially when sponsors seek you.
Join revenue and sponsorship strategist Gail Bower, author of *How to... (continued)
Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Volunteers can be a great asset to any nonprofit organization. They help get things done, promote your organization and help you fundraise. But how do you find the best volunteers? And once you find them, how do you keep them? Join us for a discussion of best practices in volunteer recruitment and... (continued)
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Is your organization stuck in the special event mode? Does your board refuse to accept their fundraising responsibility? Does the rest of your organization’s staff wonder what the development office actually does all day? Is your organization dependent on grants as its sole source of funding? Have you wondered why your... (continued)
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Your major donors - the folks that make transformations in your organization.
What’s the next step? Is this “in your head?” If we don’t know where we're going, any road will do and it could be a chaotic journey.
In this entertaining session, you’ll learn how to move from reactive to... (continued)
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
In December 2013, the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued comprehensive grant reform rules titled “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.” The new requirements consolidate what was previously in eight separate OMB... (continued)
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Have you tried emailing people to get them to give, with few results?
How can you get people to click donate on your website? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to get this done.
With this webinar you’ll be able to start to get donations on your nonprofit website. You’ll be able to take your donors up the ladder of... (continued)
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)
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
With nationwide donor retention rates hovering around 40% year after year, it’s clear that donors aren’t happy with the way most nonprofits (possibly your organization!) are treating them. And a revolving door of donors is also costing you money! After all, it’s much more expensive for you to find a new donor... (continued)
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)
Wed, Jun 08, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
There are unmistakable differences that exist between organizations that have achieved fundraising success and those that haven't. The difference that stands out the most is presence of, or lack of, a Culture of Philanthropy. This culture, like the air that we breath, is invisible, yet can be seen and... (continued)
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)
Wed, May 25, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
What are the major pitfalls investment management for nonprofits ?
What are the important things to know and get right ?
Investment management is one of those topics that people often overlook. However, having an investment strategy is a key component that creates transparency,... (continued)
Wed, May 18, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
If you haven’t succeeded as much as you’d hoped with major gift fundraising, or maybe you haven’t even started yet, here is the place to begin! You know the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” It means that time spent up... (continued)
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)
Wed, May 04, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
If your funding is secure and adequate, then this webinar is not for you...but if you'd like to become less reliant on traditional funding sources, or are worried about the outcome of the next grant request or fundraiser, then join this webinar on May 4 for a... (continued)
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Speaking in a savvy and confident way can get you a lot -- stronger contracts with community partners, firmer agreements during fundraising events, and even a higher salary or a performance bonus for your hard work. So why do women suddenly talk themselves out of it? We become paralyzed by not wanting to sound boastful or... (continued)
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
You need to involve board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need in developing of new plans and taking action. But how can you lead effective, efficient meetings to build decisions and support when there can be many different views and priorities?
This session will provide essential tools for building... (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)
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)