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State Your Case — Create Advocacy Messages That Get Results

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)

Taggedadvocacycommunicationspublic relationsfundraisingmarketinglobbyingengagement / community organizingpolitical actionactivismsupporters

Coaching Teams: Facilitating Leadership and Results

Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Addressing the complex issues nonprofits face requires effective and creative teams that bring together people with a range of skills and experiences. It’s vital that teams effectively solve problems, innovate, and continuously improve. Coaching, often thought of as only being for work with individuals, can help... (continued)

Taggedteam developmentleadership developmentteam buildingcoachinggroupsteam development leadership development team building coaching groupsnonprofitwebinar

Financial Roles for Non-Financial Staff

Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Effective nonprofit financial management requires collaboration throughout the organization. Learn who needs to collaborate with whom. This webinar will explore the financial role of every person in the organization including the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, program and fundraising staff, clerical staff, the receptionist, and volunteers.

Taggedgovernancefinancial managementaccountingsupervision / personnel managementgovernance financial management accounting supervision / personnel managementpersonnel

How to Tell Donors a Story in a Thank You Letter that Inspires Future Gifts

Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Thank you letters are often donors' first impression of your organization. Does your thank you letter make a good enough impression to inspire a future gift?

During this webinar with Vanessa Chase Lockshin, you'll learn how to write a thank you letter that truly stand out by... (continued)

Taggedstorytellingdonor stewardship

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What's a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 04, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Does your mission statement differentiate your nonprofit clearly and concisely? Could it describe any of several other organizations? If you're clear about your value to your community, stakeholders and/or cause, why bother to “wordsmith” your mission statement? The answers to these questions can... (continued)

Taggedmissionmission statementstrategybrand identity

The 3 Secrets That Confident Women Know

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)

Taggedconfidenceleadershipprofessional developmentempowermentleadership developmentconfidence for women

Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: How To Add This Essential Tool To Your Fundraising Mix

Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Are you thinking of doing #GivingTuesday? For participants signed up with DepositaGift.com, they are waiving their platform fee on 12/1 and donating it back to your campaign. Another perk is an exclusive planning webinar to help you map a 9 week marketing plan for a successful... (continued)

Taggednonprofitnonprofit webinarcrowdfundingonline fundraisingfundraisingnetworkingmarketing strategysocial media marketingthanking donorsdonor appreciation

Silent Auction Secrets: 5 simple changes to generate bigger bids

Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Auction planners: How do you get guests to bid more in your silent auction?

(I'm re-running this popular webinar to give you the scoop!)

When you’ve gone to the effort of soliciting donors, creating displays, and arranging volunteers for checkout,... (continued)

TaggedNonprofit Webinarsfundraising eventssilent auction helpsilent auctionsred apple auctionsbenefit auction ideasauction ideascharity auction ideasfundraising auction ideasspecial events

Toxic Leadership in Organizations

Wed, Oct 07, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Toxic Leadership is detrimental to organizations. Authors Kusy and Holloway compare toxic leadership to an iceberg. It is the bottom of the iceberg, what we don't see, that causes significant damage. Toxic leadership not only impacts morale but also has financial implications to organizations. In this webinar, discover... (continued)

Taggedorganizational developmentleadership

Finding Foundation Funders

Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Finding Foundation Funders – In this valuable workshop you will learn about researching private foundations and their grants, and develop an ability to ascertain motivations for foundation support. The workshop provides simple steps to seeking foundation support, including how to do foundation research, approaching a... (continued)

TaggedgrantsFoundation Researchgrant researchtrainingfoundationsfundraisingfund raisingdevelopmentfund developmentprivate foundations

Getting Your Slice of the Pie - Identifying the Assets You Need in Your Community

Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Nonprofits have had to navigate through challenging times. Having done this, it's natural to feel one must hoard limited resources or feel that we will always have to deal with less. In this webinar, participants learn to understand and appreciate the assets model pioneered... (continued)

TaggedCommunity AssetsAssets vs. Deficits

How You Can Engage New Board Members: Strengthening Your Nonprofit Organization

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)

Taggedgovernanceleadership development

Getting All Your Ducks in a Row: How to Plan for Grant Proposal Success

Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

As a grant professional, you should never have to worry about being unprepared for a grant proposal, grant report, or conversation with a grantmaker. In this webinar we will discuss the planning you’ll need to do to make sure you’re ready to take on the world. This session is designed to give... (continued)

Taggedgrant writinggrant writing traininggrant writing & seekinggrantwritinggrant writing & proposal developmentgrant proposalgrantsfundraising planninggrant proposal planning

Grantwriter's FastTrack Essentials

Facilitated by veteran grantwriter Dalya Massachi, Grantwriter’s FastTrack Essentials is a unique, hands-on opportunity to develop or refresh your grantwriting skills. We’ll cover a wide range of topics concerning the strategy and craft of grantwriting to foundations, corporations, and other grantors.

Grantwriter’s FastTrack... (continued)


Taggedgrant writing course

Building More Respectful Dialogue in Meetings

Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Dialogue builds more insightful and better supported decisions in meetings. Effective dialogue requires a respectful exchange of views. But this can be difficult when the issue is complex and there are different stakes in its resolution. Resorting to meeting norms or asking people to behave in a certain way is seldom... (continued)

Taggedleading meetingsdecision-makingeffective meetings

The Leader as Coach: Guiding Your Team in Dynamic Change

Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's virtually impossible to fulfill your mission over the long haul without change. Key people come and go, the economy surges and lags, new ways to engage donors or members emerge seemingly every day, and the imperative to operate cost-effectively is ever-present. ... (continued)

TaggedleadershipCEOchangestrategyboardorganizationworkforcecoachingmanagementchief executive officer

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 3pm EDT / 12pm 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... (continued)

Taggedstrategic planningplan developmentstrategyorganizational development

The New Donor—Smart, Informed, Challenging

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The New Donor – Smart, Informed, Challenging

Audience: Directors of Development, MGO, Executive Directors, Planned Giving Officers, Data Base Managers


What’s different about donors today than your donors of the past? They’re smart, informed, and challenging. In this webinar, we will talk about how... (continued)


How to Ask for BIG Gifts from Individuals (in 3 Easy Steps)

Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

This webinar will provide hands on training in cultivating and soliciting BIG gifts (The definition of “Big” is different for each nonprofit). The 3 Steps are: Get Organized, Schedule Your Meetings, Meet Your Donor and Ask. Peter will explain the concepts and share valuable tools that participants can... (continued)

Taggedmajor giftsbig giftsfundraisingsoliciationcultivationdonortop prospectswealthy donorsindividuals

6 Critical Tips for Your IRS Form 990

Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Your nonprofit’s IRS Form 990 is easily available to the general public on guidestar.org and many state government websites. This is a big surprise for many nonprofit leaders. Armed with this knowledge, a nonprofit has a terrific opportunity to tell its story as compellingly as possible by thinking strategically about how... (continued)


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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organization

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)

Taggedstrategic planningPlan Implementationorganizational development

Rethink The Update: Building Meaningful Online Engagement

Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You know that your organization matters to your supporters, but social media status updates are falling upon deaf ears. What is missing? More often than not, it’s simply a question of stepping back and looking at three things: Who is your audience, what do they want to discuss, and how are they valued online... (continued)

Taggedsocial mediafacebookcommunity engagementmarketing strategycultivation

May 13th: Developing Earned Income Streams For Your Nonprofit 4Good webinar

Wed, May 13, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Have you gotten tired of getting turned down for grants?

Would you like to plan to succeed in 2016?

If your fundraising stagnated last year, you’re not alone.

Donor attrition is at an all time high, and so is competition for dollars.

What if the one bright spot at the end of... (continued)

TaggedMazarine Treyzfundraisingearned incomenonprofitsstrategyNonprofit Cafedevelopment planwebinar4Good2015

Free Webinar: Copywriting for the Web: Today’s Best Practices (includes a live review!)

Started 2015-05-07T18:00:00ZThursday, May 07, 2015 at 06:00PM UTC, lasted for about 2 hours

Join us for a free webinar with TechSoup.org!

Of course, your organization absolutely must have a nice-looking website. But it also must contain content that your users really want to engage with AND can easily find!

Your website is a key part of your organization’s... (continued)

Taggedwebsite tipsimprove websitecopywritingmarketingcontent marketingfree webinar

How to Interview Strong for a Fundraising Job (from either side of the desk!) Free Webinar 5/5/15

So excited to play host to claire axelrad who will be presenting great ways to put your best self forward in an interview. Something for everyone: Job Seekers, Hiring Managers....even Major Gifts pros! (After all, getting a "yes" in an interview leverages the same skill set... (continued)

Taggedfundraisingjobinterviewmajor giftshiringjob search

Show Me The (Unrestricted) Money! - How to start a social enterprise

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 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 sources, or are worried about the results of the next fundraiser or grant request - then join us for a fast-paced and informative webinar on social enterprise. You'll learn... (continued)


Taggedsocial enterpriseearned incomefinancesocial venturenonprofits

Ensuring Resources as a Board Member: Giving and Getting

Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Ensuring resources - human and financial - are an essential board responsibility, but many of us cringe at the mention of fundraising. Join this webinar to learn more about what fundraising really means for board members and the specific, fun ways to get involved in ensuring... (continued)


Taggedfundraisingresourcesboardnonprofitboard of directors

To Propose or Not to Propose: That is the Grant Writing Question

Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Summary: Obtaining grant funding from foundations, corporations, and public agencies is a competitive process. Before beginning a lengthy proposal, applicants must carefully assess their alignment with grantor guidelines, interests, and funding priorities. Otherwise, the endeavor will force an... (continued)


Taggedgrant writingfundraisingnonprofit webinarcommunication markefficiency

Your ‘Easy Money’ Strategy: 9 Keys to Retaining Donors

Wed, Mar 25, 2015 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 problem with the latter is... (continued)


Taggeddonor retentionretentionwebinargratitudeclairificationmajor giftstewardshipdonor centerednext giftrenewal

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