From Resistant to Resourceful: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Session Overview:

• Frustrated with board members saying that they’ll help – only to see nothing happen?
• Tired of fundraising being an afterthought at board meetings?
• Waiting for the day when others will be as excited about fundraising as you once... (continued)

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Free Webinar: Using Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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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)

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Is your board governing well?

With these resources shared on 4Good you can empower your board to make effective decisions and guide your nonprofit to success.

For some insights into what prevents a board of directors from meeting their governing responsibilities, read Why Boards Don't Govern from Blue Avocado. You can use Development... (continued)

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Show Me the Money: How to Fund Your Nonprofit Social Enterprise

Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

This webinar is designed to help nonprofits identify funding options and resources to finance their social venture efforts. A panel of fundraising experts and practitioners will discuss the ins and outs of social venture fundraising, including:

  • Types of funding available to nonprofit social enterprises -... (continued)

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4Good: Finally, a Social Community That Is All About You

Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Every nonprofit needs resources for professional development; tools for enhancing board governance, planning, operations and fundraising; and access to expertise. Some even generate revenue and awareness from the intellectual property they have developed. 4Good brings together free online professional development with... (continued)

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What is 4Good?

4Good is a project of DonateWell and the community for social impact. 4Good exists to empower nonprofits, social enterprises, and community groups by connecting like-minded professionals and community members, and by empowering the sharing of a wealth of resources from which they may benefit.

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Q: What is 4Good?
A: 4Good is an online collaboration site for the nonprofit community. You can think of 4Good as a social community for social impact. We want to strengthen nonprofits, social enterprises and others who want to do good by making it easy and rewarding for nonprofit organizations, foundations and consultants to share... (continued)

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Organize your best prospects: setting up and operating a ‘sales funnel'

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)

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Journalism Techniques to Spice Up Your Grant Proposals

Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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It's no coincidence that many great grant proposal writers once worked as journalists. Like proposal writers, journalists have a knack for telling clear, compelling stories using quotes and objective evidence.

This webinar, led... (continued)


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Excel for Grant Writers

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)


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Q. How do I present one of your webinars?

A. Fill out our Presenter Application and either Nonprofit Webinars Director Sam Frank or Tech Tuesday host Cheri Weissman will get back to you. Check out our Past Nonprofit Webinars and our... (continued)

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Face Strategic Planning Head On

Get metrics and goals for fulfilling your organization's mission with a strategic plan. Use these tools shared on 4Good to embrace your strategic plan, from start to finish.

Don't rush into the planning process. Avoid loosing important insights with the advice in... (continued)

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David Barach

David is the co-founder and CEO of Good Done Great, a digital firm working to help philanthropists with tools and strategies to ensure their giving is bringing about the results they seek.

David has been working to bring better digital tools to nonprofits since 1999. His passion for effective, meaningful and measurable impact in... (continued)

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What should nonprofit leaders know about fundraising?

Nonprofit leaders, especially the executive director or CEO, play an important role in fundraising for their organizations. Use these tools the experts shared on 4Good to make sure that you can lead your nonprofit's fundraising efforts.

You need a comprehensive view of your organization's fundraising. Download Nancy... (continued)

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Tips for a Happy Workplace

The people who work at your nonprofit are some of the most important stakeholders for your organization and can make your organization a success or a failure. Use these tips and tools shared on to help foster positivity and dedication at your nonprofit.

One of the first steps that your nonprofit needs to take to... (continued)

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Thank Your Donors

You know that your nonprofit needs to thank donors, and thank them often. If you feel like your current "thank yous" aren't showing your true gratitude, use these resources shared on 4Good to show donors show your appreciation.

Adapt these 6 Ways to Thank Your Donors from Sumac to make sure your donors always know... (continued)


5 Tips for Great Nonprofit Marketing

1. Have a strategy before you start. For everything that you need to consider when developing marketing materials, read Numa Communications' easy-to-use Nonprofit Publications That Get Results: 6 Steps for Creating Highly Effective Marketing Collateral Regardless of Your Budget .

2. Consider your audience. Make... (continued)

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Prepare Your 2014 Budget

Learn more about nonprofit financial management and be ready for this budget season with these articles and templates shared on

A great read for new board members and other non-financial staff, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services' Do Nonprofit Budgets Have to Balance? discusses surplus, balanced and... (continued)


A Different Sort of Fundraising

Many nonprofits have earned income strategies to supplement or replace traditional grants and donations. In fact, according to the NCCS, 72% of nonprofit revenue comes from program services. For example, your local symphony sells tickets to their performances. For more examples and exercises to see if this sort of strategy is right for your... (continued)

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Top Ten Generational Gems for the Multiple Generations Workplace

Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT


Experiencing generational communication challenges and problems? You are not alone! Sherri Petro of VPI Strategies shares her top 10 generational gems gleaned from the over 250 generational workshops she has conducted. You will increase your generational quotient and reduce the misunderstandings that abound with multiple... (continued)


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Update Your 4Good Password

You may have recently heard about the security issue known as Heartbleed, a bug affecting many of the websites and services you use everyday. Like many other websites, we took immediate action to patch the vulnerability and 4Good is no longer vulnerable.

Although we have no evidence of malicious behavior, as a security... (continued)

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The Power of Your Mission Statement

Your nonprofit's mission statement drives and defines your organization. It should act as the motivation for staff, leadership and all of your supporters. If you're not sure what a mission statement is, read Montana Nonprofit Association's short article Q&A - Vision, Mission, Values Defined . Take these three... (continued)

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7 Tips for Making 2014 Your Best Year Yet!

1. Find your organization's strength and weaknesses. That means an organizational assessment. To get a quick snapshot of your organization by the end of the day, download Nonprofit Management Services' :marilyn-donnellan-president/the-one-hour-organizational-assessment .

2. Don't let your organization stall out. Watch... (continued)

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Almost Everything You Need to Know about Nonprofit Accounting

Board members, executives, program managers and even donors should make sure that they know a little bit about nonprofit accounting and financial management.

For general information that almost every nonprofit staff person and board member should know, read BoardsThatExcel's short article... (continued)

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5 Strategies to Perk up Your End of Year Fundraising

Make sure that you exceed your fundraising goals this year with these tips and strategies shared on

1. Involve your volunteers in fundraising. Tap into their skills, social networks and enthusiasm to help your nonprofit raise more money. Download Vantage Points's... (continued)


5 Tips for Standing out as a Leader

Developing nonprofit leadership skills, and leadership in your co-workers, is key for the longevity and strength your organization and the entire nonprofit community. Get started by following these five tips.

  1. Master working virtually. Your ability to lead needs to reach beyond your office, across many sites and multiple... (continued)


Make Collaborations Work at Your Nonprofit

Meaningful social impact needs to go beyond your nonprofit. Learn how to collaborate with other organizations with these tools shared on 4Good.

First, explore the different ways you can work with other organizations. Read Kylie Hutchinson's Rethinking Collaboration different suggestions.

If you're not sure... (continued)


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