Cheri has been working for and with nonprofits since 1984.
After several years as a fundraiser at a Chicago nonprofit, Cheri moved on to become an account manager for a national software company, where she developed and delivered software training programs, performed various data-related services, organized and hosted users groups, provided on- and off-site... (continued)
Dana Ostomel is the founder and Chief Gifting Officer of Deposit a Gift.com, a crowdfunding platform that allows anyone to easily create an online fundraising campaign for any organizational, school or personal need. Whether you're a nonprofit or school looking to get into crowdsourced fundraising, or an individual looking to raise... (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, 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)
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
• 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)
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)
Wed, Jul 09, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Whether you are a consultant wanting to market your business or a nonprofit staff member hoping to "get noticed," the old academic warning, "Publish or Perish," is appropriate for you. Consultants and practitioners who have published books are more recognized, can command higher salaries and fees, and feel... (continued)
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Building on our annual cycle of nonprofit planning webinars (three on strategic planning and one each on integrated planning, facility planning, and mission statements), we will offer a discussion-based planning clinic. If you have a question, issue or problem relating to any aspect of nonprofit planning (strategic,... (continued)
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)
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Ensuring that you have the right person on board in the right position is critical to your organization’s success. Strengthening your interview process with behaviorally based questions can give you important insights about whether an applicant will be a good fit for a particular... (continued)
Wed, May 14, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Are you trying to get more sponsorships for your next special event?
Would you like to step inside your sponsor's head and figure out exactly what they're thinking and what they want?
Take this webinar and learn more about what your sponsors really want.
- How to get your foot In the door... (continued)
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 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 information a board and CEO need to... (continued)
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
A nonprofit's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is one of its most precious assets; it encourages giving by allowing donors to make tax-deductible donations; maximizes funds available to support the mission by exempting most income from taxes; facilitates grants from foundations and government funders; and enhances... (continued)
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Great leaders make relationships a priority. This workshop, based on the work of Dr. Jean Baker Miller, Dr. Judith Jordan and others, focuses on the components of Relational Cultural Theory. Relational Cultural Theory "is not forming a separated, independent self, but rather the ability to... (continued)
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 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... (continued)
Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
This Webinar is all about how strategic donor-centered stewardship will improve your donor retention. This is big! If you can retain just 10% more of your supporters you can increase their lifetime value by 200%.
Are you even measuring donor retention, or just dollars raised? The... (continued)
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Any organization that isn't anxious is on its way to extinction. Anxiety is central to organizational life. The issue isn't whether or not you're a part of an anxious organization. You are - guaranteed! It’s more about how your organization manages anxiety - for better or for worse. Since anxiety... (continued)
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)
Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
There is no doubt that visuals are driving online communications in 2014. Our minds react differently to visual content. On Facebook, videos are shared 12X more than links and text posts combined. 42% of all Tumblr posts are photos. On YouTube, 100 million users are taking a social... (continued)
Wed, Apr 09, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Involvement in public policy issues is a must for many nonprofits working to effectively implement their missions. But many nonprofits incorrectly believe that they are not permitted to lobby or that the rules are so complex that it is safer to just avoid it. In this webinar, we will show how the lobbying rules that apply to nonprofits can... (continued)
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Effective trainings combine great content and learning design where participants are inspired and engaged throughout the session and above all actually remember and apply what they learn. Great content is important, but people learn very little from only listening. Getting them interacting with the... (continued)
Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Fundraising: the business function that nonprofit professionals love to hate. Why? Without predictable, consistent income growth, charities struggle mightily to fulfill their missions and achieve their visions. Yet the data show income growth for most charities is sluggish or worse, in spite of the... (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)
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, Jun 25, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
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)
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Want to revolutionize your fundraising? Figure out which donors are right for you. Concentrate on the ones who give, advocate, and adore your nonprofit, its mission, and its programs. Avoid those DOA's - donors who are dead on arrival - who make you sorry you won their gifts in the first place. Sounds easy,... (continued)
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
With over 1 billion users, Facebook has emerged as a go-to place for understanding interests. With 250 million users, LinkedIn has established itself as a leading source for career information. Yet, these powerful networks continue to operate at the periphery of most non-profit fundraising... (continued)
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
There is no such thing as a single channel person. You, me, our donors, no one spends their days in just one channel or place or media. Which means we need to create campaigns that connect with our supporters where they are and in all the places they spend their... (continued)