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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, 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, 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)
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)
A collection of resources about governance and board management
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, Sep 02, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Organizations are always watching for grant opportunities, yet it is rare to meet someone who excels at foundation research. Even when foundation data is readily available, it can be a challenge to determine whether to apply, how much to request, what to ask for, who to talk to, and so on.
During this webinar, a grant proposal writer who has... (continued)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Wed, Feb 04, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Do you want to position your social enterprise work as cutting-edge and worthy of new investment? Do you want to become a respected thought leader in your field? In the marketplace of ideas, those who write well are seen as the “experts” at much more than putting words on a page. (The words... (continued)
Wed, Dec 03, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
In this program for the beginner to the more advanced, Marcy Heim, author and development coach, challenges you to look at precisely HOW you determine and describe opportunities for your donors to invest in.
A confused donor doesn't give, but the opportunity to choose from exciting options encourages enhanced giving... (continued)
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 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 make the difference between sustainable... (continued)
Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Philanthropy has been undergoing a classic paradigm-shift—i.e., a total transformation of its vocabulary, conceptualization, rhetoric, infrastructure and modes of operation—since the late '90s, driven by computers and the Internet, new demographics of wealth, and the globalization of the American high-tech economy. This... (continued)
Our director and host of Nonprofit Webinars, Sam Frank, presented his deep knowledge of Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance this past Wednesday.
So many excellent questions poured in during this webinar that Sam simply couldn't get to them all. Sorry! If you were one fortunate enough to attend,... (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, Oct 01, 2014 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 nonprofit board. We will... (continued)
You're probably well on your way to being proactive with your strategic decision making if you attended Strategic Decision Making: Shifting your culture from reactive to proactive by Claudette Rowley.
If you missed it, don't fret. The [slides and the recording are still... (continued)
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Strategic planning is a pliable term that gets attached to a wide range of activities, from defining programs and services, to budgeting, communications, information technology, and even facility planning. But these are very different kinds of... (continued)
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New services, how-to's, developments, and more—delivered whenever they're... (continued)
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Communicating with your board is interesting - isn't it? You think you have a really great conversation. They are connecting on how they can best help you with fundraising. Really . . . but then a board member resigns simply saying... (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)
Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Your organization's website is critical to your success. It's the place to tell the world about your mission and motivate visitors to take action - whether it's making a donation or signing up for your services. For many organizations, it's difficult to know where to start. What do you do next with your website and how... (continued)