Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Achieving your organization’s goals often requires understanding and alignment across multiple stakeholders. Board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need to be engaged in the planning and implementation of new strategies and actions. But how can you do this efficiently when there may be many... (continued)
Business Management Essentials for Nonprofits: Further Your Mission by Tending to Your Business Needs
Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
501(c)(3). It's a tax status, not a business plan. But are you prepared to run the business of your nonprofit? Do you know the insurance you need? How to manage the HR needs of your staff? How to choose and manage vendors for... (continued)
Wed, Feb 08, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Facebook Live is taking the newsfeed by storm! This (relatively) new live broadcasting feature lets any person, brand, or nonprofit live-stream events, reveals, celebrations, and more. The Humane Society, The White House, the MET, and many smaller nonprofits are broadcasting... (continued)
Wed, Feb 01, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Presented by Abigail Harmon and David A. Mersky
Successful fundraising requires a unique combination of professional and volunteer leadership. Your organization may have the people who can fundraise for your annual fund (or a capital campaign). This webinar is designed to help your staff... (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 11, 2017 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... (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, 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 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)
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 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 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, 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)
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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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 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 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)
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 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... (continued)
Wed, Mar 09, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Report, fewer than 2 of 10 new, first-time donors renew their support of nonprofits and barely 6 of 10 repeat donors are retained. This crisis of donor retention threatens nonprofits in ways that a generation ago were... (continued)
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Traditional benefits still play a big role in the fundraising initiatives for many nonprofits. Yet by their very nature, traditional events are often limiting in terms of who can attend or who you choose to market them to, which ultimately means that you might be leaving money on the table or... (continued)
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Building a strong brand is about making a promise, then delivering consistently on that promise, to every single stakeholder, every single time. Your staff and volunteers are at the core of that promise — it's crucial that they understand and buy into the brand in order to do their best work and serve as the face of your organization to the... (continued)
Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Spreadsheets are valuable and affordable tools that are accessible to any grant proposal writer. Yet, some writers groan at the thought of using Excel or similar programs to work with numbers and other data.
If you are such a grant writer, this webinar will provide a concise introduction (or re-introduction!) to spreadsheets and how to... (continued)