Wed, May 03, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
How confident do you feel about your writing? It's an important skill every non-profit professional should have at their disposal for fundraising. Writing that raises money is more for a science than an art, and this webinar will break down three important strategies that you can use in your writing... (continued)
Wed, May 10, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don't do one? These and other questions will... (continued)
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don't do one?... (continued)
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and the home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and a mission statement? In this session, we will... (continued)
Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Most nonprofits need to attract grants to help pursue their missions or carry out specific programs. But perhaps -- like many other nonprofit executives -- you have been less than thrilled with the results of your organization’s grantseeking efforts. How can you boost your team’s... (continued)
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
The needs section is the most important section of a grant proposal. If the need for your project is unclear, reviewers will be frustrated and your efforts (at both fundraising and implementation) are likely to fail.
This webinar, led by a grant writer with more than 20 years of experience, takes an... (continued)
Wed, Jan 04, 2017 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 disciplined approach. In this webinar we’ll learn... (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)
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, 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, 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, Mar 30, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Donations made online is one of the fastest-growing gift channels. While it's not yet a juggernaut, it is significant enough to pay attention to. And if your online gift processes aren't operating according to best practices for user-experience and donor stewardship, you... (continued)
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
In this session we will look at the organization’s internal and external readiness to conduct a campaign. We will discuss the infrastructure needed to run a successful campaign—board involvement, staffing, technology, and the case for support. Participants will evaluate their... (continued)
Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Are you ready for a breakthrough in Major Gift fundraising? We will take a deep dive into Major Gift best practices - focusing on the first steps for getting you organized for this important work. You will learn how to use essential tools such as prospect management databases, gift tables, and detailed metrics for annual... (continued)
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Are you sick and tired of board members who refuse to fundraise? Guess what? You can heal yourself and give a shot of much-needed energy to your volunteers, simply by learning these key secrets – and sharing them. That’s right! Just get inside your board members’ heads a bit, and you can change ‘reluctant’ to... (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, Apr 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Ensuring resources - human and financial - are an essential board responsibility, but many of us cringe at the mention of fundraising. Join this webinar to learn more about what fundraising really means for board members and the specific, fun ways to get involved in ensuring... (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, 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, Nov 19, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Did you know that most states require registration before a charity solicits donations? If your nonprofit is embarking on a new fundraising campaign or you just want to brush up on fundraising legal and compliance issues, this webinar is for you. Topics include: state charitable solicitation registration rules, including... (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
Do you / your organization have a structured way to document, prioritize and track most important relationships? Many non-profits ‘sell’ without calling it that - donors, community partners, or clients. This webinar will introduce a ‘sales... (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
Could you use some targeted feedback on your Letter of Intent or brief grant proposal? Have you participated in trainings but find you need some individual feedback to fine-tune your draft (one you’re currently working on or one you recently submitted)?
While your colleagues may be helpful (or maybe just too busy), an outside... (continued)
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
In this webinar for nonprofit executives and marketers, you will learn:
What you need to have in place BEFORE you hire someone to make you a video.
How NOT to waste your money on a video that won't yield results.
What kind of video(s) you need in order to get seen and heard in today's noisy... (continued)
Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Donor retention (how many donors continue to give to your organization after their first gift) is at an all-time low. It’s abysmal and worrisome.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals found that 70% of all donors that... (continued)
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
This session will focus on the root causes of poor retention rates, and offer tips for improvement based on the principles of Dr. Adrian Sargeant and Tom Ahern: two world-renowned authorities on building donor loyalty. Sargeant and Ahern's principles are based upon years of research conducted in the... (continued)
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Communicating with your board is interesting - isn't it? You think you have a really great conversation. They are connecting on how they can best help you with fundraising. Really . . . but then a board member resigns simply saying... (continued)
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
There are now more cell phones than toothbrushes, and as of 2013, smartphones surpassed regular phone sales. But what are the implications for your nonprofit, and how can you quickly yet effectively craft a mobile impact strategy to advance your programs, fundraising, and... (continued)