Wed, May 24, 2017 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... (continued)
Wed, Apr 19, 2017 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... (continued)
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 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 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)
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 18, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Did you know that over 75% of funding comes from individuals? It costs twice as much to find new donors as it does to keep your existing donors.
When you follow the tips outlined in this webinar, you’ll learn how to prevent donor attrition and develop new donor relationships. Our methods are tailored to suit your... (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, 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, Dec 14, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Motivating others is like forecasting the weather. You have no idea what may help you prepare or whether you'll soon be struck by lightning. For that reason, we should never try to “motivate”, but instead to have a deeper understanding of individual needs and putting the right factors in place. True achievers... (continued)
Professional Pathways: Intentional Career and Leadership Development, Starting from Wherever You Are Now
Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Whether you are early in your career or have been a leader for many years, it is important to be intentional about your own professional and leadership development. In this webinar, we will consider the essential foundation for further developing as a... (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, 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, 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, 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 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)
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)
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, 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, 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)