Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Are you ready for a breakthrough in Major Gift fundraising? We will take a deep dive into Major Gift best practices - focusing on the first steps for getting you organized for this important work. You will learn how to use essential tools such as prospect management databases, gift tables, and detailed metrics for annual... (continued)
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Building a strong brand is about making a promise, then delivering consistently on that promise, to every single stakeholder, every single time. Your staff and volunteers are at the core of that promise — it's crucial that they understand and buy into the brand in order to do their best work and serve as the face of your organization to the... (continued)
Wed, Feb 03, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Spreadsheets are valuable and affordable tools that are accessible to any grant proposal writer. Yet, some writers groan at the thought of using Excel or similar programs to work with numbers and other data.
If you are such a grant writer, this webinar will provide a concise introduction (or re-introduction!) to spreadsheets and how to... (continued)
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
One of the biggest challenges for nonprofits is managing cash flow, especially when they are reliant on reimbursable grants. This workshop will prepare you to create cash flow statements and projections for your organization using a clear process, while giving practical tools to develop and monitor cash flow.
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, Jan 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Are you sick and tired of board members who refuse to fundraise? Guess what? You can heal yourself and give a shot of much-needed energy to your volunteers, simply by learning these key secrets – and sharing them. That’s right! Just get inside your board members’ heads a bit, and you can change ‘reluctant’ to... (continued)
Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Your team is experiencing a change -- big or small -- and you notice a range of different responses from team members. Some team members embrace the change easily, others are just going alone with it, and still others may openly resist it. Although personality, work style, and learning styles certainly contribute... (continued)
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)
Wed, Dec 09, 2015 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)
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, 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)
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.
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)
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, 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)
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)
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)
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)
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 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... (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, 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, 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)
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Pack your bags! We’re going on a road trip! In this fun and interactive session, Susan will lead participants on the harrowing but exciting road to creating constituencies where none exist. Whether novice or expert, all skill levels will enjoy the ride and leave knowing how to: 1) identify an organization’s ideal... (continued)
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)
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, 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)
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
It's as easy as ABC to create a well-functioning board of directors! Well, maybe not exactly easy, but this fast-paced webinar will share practical ways to Aquire, Build, and Celebrate to recruit, manage and reward the best board members. Starting with recruitment, we'll look at important tools that will help you... (continued)
Wed, Jul 08, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Coaching is a transformational tool in any manager’s toolkit. Partnering with employees in a coaching relationship helps them take greater ownership for their performance, increase their creative problem skills, and offers the opportunity for greater self-awareness and insight.
At its best, coaching is a partnership designed to... (continued)