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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)

Taggedbusinessnonprofitinsurancefundraising / fund developmenthuman resources / personnelCEOnonprofit managementnonprofitspayrolldatabase

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

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)

Taggedwebsitenonprofit marketingfundraisingcapacity buildingnonprofit technologynonprofit websiteslanding pagesonline fundraising

Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions

Wed, Mar 08, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Achieving your organization’s goals often requires understanding and alignment across multiple stakeholders. Board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need to be engaged in the planning and implementation of new strategies and actions. But how can you do this efficiently when there may be many... (continued)

Taggedboard meetingsboard engagementleading meetingsleadershipdecision making

Grant Strategy for CEOs, Directors, and Board Members: What You Need to Know to Succeed

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)

Taggedgrant strategyfundraisingmanagementnonprofit managementnonprofit leadershipgrantseeking

Do You Need a Feasibility/Planning Study for Your Capital Campaign

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don't do one?... (continued)

Taggednon-profitfundraisingcapital campaigns

Using Facebook LIVE to Broadcast Impact

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)

Taggedfacebookvideo marketingfacebook livecontent marketing

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Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 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... (continued)

Taggedstrategic planningstrategycultivationstakeholder engagementorganizational developmenttools for planning

The Role of Staff and Volunteer Leadership in the Development Process

Wed, Feb 01, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Presented by Abigail Harmon and David A. Mersky

Successful fundraising requires a unique combination of professional and volunteer leadership. Your organization may have the people who can fundraise for your annual fund (or a capital campaign). This webinar is designed to help your staff... (continued)

Taggedfundraisingdevelopment planningleadership engagement

From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

If you’re tired of waiting around for grants to be rubber-stamped or nervous that new competitors are moving in on your donors, you may be wondering how you’ll ever achieve financial sustainability.

With traditional sources threatened or uncertain, now... (continued)

Taggedearned incomerevenueunrestricted revenuesocial enterpriseexecutive directorCEOstrategy

Mastering the Needs Section of Your Grant Proposal

Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The needs section is the most important section of a grant proposal. If the need for your project is unclear, reviewers will be frustrated and your efforts (at both fundraising and implementation) are likely to fail.

This webinar, led by a grant writer with more than 20 years of experience, takes an... (continued)

Taggedgrant writinggrantgrantsgrant writing coursefree grant writing classgrant writing traininggrant writing & proposal developmentgrant proposalsfederal grant proposalsgrantwriting

Finding New Donors for 2017

Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Did you know that over 75% of funding comes from individuals? It costs twice as much to find new donors as it does to keep your existing donors.

When you follow the tips outlined in this webinar, you’ll learn how to prevent donor attrition and develop new donor relationships. Our methods are tailored to suit your... (continued)

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Taggeddonorsfundraisingfind new donorsfind donorsdonors fundraising find new donors find donorsfree webinar

Fuel Yourself to Fulfill your Mission: Self-Care Tips for Social Impact Leaders

Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You can’t serve others unless you take care of yourself. That's why the airlines advise you to put on your oxygen mask first before helping others. With so much at stake for your clients, for your organization, for your cause— it can be easy to overlook your needs! Yet, the constant... (continued)

TaggedhealthWellnessimpactemotional well-beingmental health & crisis interventionstressburnoutleadership developmentsocial justiceemployee wellness

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Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance

Wed, Jan 11, 2017 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... (continued)

$9.99
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Taggedgovernanceboard of trusteesstrategynonprofit board developmentboard developmentboard responsibilitiesboard leadershiporganizational development

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development

Wed, Apr 19, 2017 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... (continued)

Taggedstrategic planningorganizational developmentstrategymission-driven planning

Major Gifts Magic: Learn to Make Powerful ‘Moves’ and Passionate ‘Asks’

Wed, Jan 04, 2017 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 disciplined approach. In this webinar we’ll learn... (continued)

$37.00
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Taggedfundraisingmajor giftsaskingmoves managementcultivationclaire axelradclairification

Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want!

Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Motivating others is like forecasting the weather. You have no idea what may help you prepare or whether you'll soon be struck by lightning. For that reason, we should never try to “motivate”, but instead to have a deeper understanding of individual needs and putting the right factors in place. True achievers... (continued)

$14.99
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Taggedleadershipperformance problemsstaff developmentmotivationburnout

Professional Pathways: Intentional Career and Leadership Development, Starting from Wherever You Are Now

Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Whether you are early in your career or have been a leader for many years, it is important to be intentional about your own professional and leadership development. In this webinar, we will consider the essential foundation for further developing as a... (continued)

Taggedleadershipprofessional developmentleadership developmentcareer developmentemotional intelligencefeedbacknetworking

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting

Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from... (continued)

Taggedstrategic planningstrategymetricsorganizational development

Uniform Grant Guidance – The Big Picture for Nonprofit Compliance Reporting

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)

Taggedgrantmanagement & technical assistancegovernment

Creating a Development Plan

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Is your organization stuck in the special event mode? Does your board refuse to accept their fundraising responsibility? Does the rest of your organization’s staff wonder what the development office actually does all day? Is your organization dependent on grants as its sole source of funding? Have you wondered why your... (continued)

$47.00
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Taggedfund raisingdevelopmentnonprofitfundaising planningdevelopment plan

From So-So to Superstar: Creating a Sponsorship Strategy That Draws Sponsors to You

Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

8 levers determine the difference between so-so and success in sponsorship. The stronger your team’s performance, the stronger your sales, especially when sponsors seek you.

Join revenue and sponsorship strategist Gail Bower, author of *How to... (continued)

$19.99
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Taggedcorporate sponsorshipstrategyperformance problemssponsorshiprevenueearned income

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What’s a Mission Statement Worth?

Wed, Nov 02, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Could your mission statement describe any of several other organizations that are similar to yours? Do you just haul it out once a year for your annual report and 990? If you've been around for many years, you're clear about your nonprofit's value to your community, your stakeholders and/or your... (continued)

$9.99
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Taggedstrategystrategic planningmissionbranding

Anatomy of an Annual Appeal: Create Your Compelling Fundraising Offer

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)

Taggedannual appealwritingfundraisingofferfundraising letter

Share the Love: Using Social Media to Show Gratitude

Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Did you know that 53% of donors lapse because of poor donor communication? Though social media usage has become pervasive among nonprofits, it is still used primarily for promotion. Those organizations who are utilizing networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show authentic and personalized appreciation... (continued)

$9.99
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Taggedsocial medianonprofitfundraising

How to Engage and Mobilize Groups: 4 Proven Facilitation Techniques

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)

$9.99
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Taggedfacilitatorsfacilitationcollaborationcommunity engagementgroupsteamworkleadershipmobilizationwebinarsdysfunction

We hate our name...but we're afraid to change it!

Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

An outdated, confusing, or inaccurate name can be an albatross around the neck of your board and leadership... often sparking much conversation, and little action. This webinar will provide pragmatic advice on some key questions:

  • how do you decide (once and for all) that you have a problem?
  • how do you know whether... (continued)
$9.99
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Taggedbrandmarketingnamingtaglinescommunications

5 Steps to Telling Better Non-Profit Stories

Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Has your organization tried telling stories? Have your stories had the results you hoped for?

Stories are an excellent way for non-profits to raise money and build relationships with donors. But not all stories are automatically great. There are a few key things that non-profits can do to tell better stories... (continued)

$9.99
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Taggednonprofit storytellingfundraising

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Before You Hire an Architect: Reduce Costs and Risks, Produce Better Results

Wed, Sep 14, 2016 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... (continued)

$9.99
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Taggedfacility planningarchitect selectioncapital projectsfacilities

Mobile Bidding at Fundraising Auctions: The 101 on what it is, whether it works, and how to best leverage it

Wed, Sep 07, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It goes by many names: electronic bidding, text bidding, or text pledging. In the last 10 years, this technology has been heavily marketed to benefit auction planners.

Vendors promise to transform your auctions by raising more money,... (continued)

$40.00
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Taggedmobile biddingonline auctionBenefit auctioneersilent auctionbenefit auction ideasfund a needsherry truhlarauction software

Pave The Way For a Successful #GivingTuesday

Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

#GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year and it’s just 3 months away on 11/29. We’re kicking off the countdown with a webinar to teach you how to maximize the next few months to lay the foundation for a successful day of giving!

Join Dana Ostomel, founder of the crowdfunding website DepositaGift.com, to... (continued)

$9.99
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Taggednonprofitcrowdfundingonline fundraisingfundraisingGiving Tuesday

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