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, Apr 05, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
All too often, nonprofit communications are planned and executed in a silo. The membership team has one approach, the fundraising team another, and various program directors market their services independently as well. The result? A muddled brand presence and lots of wasted resources. Brand strategy... (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, 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, 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, Mar 02, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
The current season of Discovery’s Mythbusters will be its last. To bid farewell to this iconic television series which has aligned so well with the goal of many nonprofits to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers, I brazenly "borrow" their format to clear up common misconceptions about... (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, 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, Dec 02, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
What will happen the next time you have the opportunity to connect with an elected official or other potential sponsor? Imagine that s/he is standing in front of you, curious and asks: "How can I help?" What will you say?
To create lasting and sustainable change, you need strong advocacy and... (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)
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)
Grow Your Major Gifts: Then Don't Let Them Wither on the Vine -- Learn to Make Dynamic 'Moves' and Passionate 'Asks'
Wed, Jan 07, 2015 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... (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, 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, 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, Sep 09, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Finding, cultivating and orienting board members is no small task. Strong boards understand that a focus on new members requires a clear understanding and commitment to the notion of governance—not management (the role of staff) as well as stewardship, dedication and consistency.... (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)
What Nonprofit Executive Directors Need to Know About Corporate Sponsorship — Before Getting Started
Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Competitive organizations — from museums to membership organization, festivals to film societies — pursue corporate sponsorship as a form of earned income. Developing this revenue source is a strategic decision that requires... (continued)
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT
Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons:
- it often is tedious and time-consuming;
- the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both);
- the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable;
- it... (continued)
Wed, Jun 03, 2015 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 within the organization, which is achieved through a... (continued)
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Confidence is a learned behavior. Discover the simple strategies that boost your confidence as a non-profit leader and instantly strengthen your influence. In this practical and interactive webinar, you will hear step-by-step practices you can immediately implement to demonstrate a more self-assured and professional woman,... (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, 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)