Sam Frank founded Synthesis Partnership to advise non-profit organizations in strategy, planning and organizational development. The largest share of his practice is devoted strategic planning, but he also works with clients on board governance, change management, facility, program and business planning, and training.
In 2009 he co-founded Nonprofit Webinars and... (continued)
Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE combines a rare blend of experience-based common sense gleaned from 30 years of senior management in the trenches with a singular ability to strategically position organizations to leverage support for today and tomorrow to her Clairification consulting practice. Claire’s work centers around seven clarifying principles that inspire... (continued)
Mark Goldstein, CFRE, is President and CEO of Communication Mark consulting in Arden, NC. Mr. Goldstein is most sought after as an expert proposal writer and project strategist. He is the creator of the Open Communication Fundraising Model, a system that enables all nonprofit agency stakeholders to effectively work together toward organizational and fundraising... (continued)
Bob Greene has over 18 years experience as a consultant, coach, and trainer, who helps organizational leaders reframe issues and identify solutions. He works with emerging and established leaders to increase their insight and effectiveness; foster a team-oriented culture; and develop cultural competence.
Bob has worked with large and small clients locally and... (continued)
Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE
Linda is one of just one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In her twenty-plus years as a philanthropic consultant, she has managed capital campaigns; helped dozens of nonprofit organizations achieve their development goals, and has trained more than... (continued)
Claudette Rowley, MSW, CPCC partners with executives and teams to improve performance. She is an executive coach and organizational development consultant, and an expert in helping individuals and organizations resolve conflict, build teams, and communicate more effectively. Since 2000, she has coached and consulted internationally, guiding professionals,... (continued)
Author of two five-star rated books (rated by Nonprofit.About.com), Get the Job, Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide, and The Wild Woman's Guide to Social Media. Also authored The Wild Woman's Guide to Fundraising. Popular website, WildWomanFundraising.com, gets 40,000 monthly visitors.
Coaches small nonprofits in how to fundraise and communicate more... (continued)
John Haydon is one of the most sought-after nonprofit digital marketing and fundraising experts, with a sincere passion for changing the world. He works with nonprofits all across the United States and Canada from his home base in Cambridge, MA
He has spoken at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, New England Federation of... (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, 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, 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, Jul 01, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Creating long-lasting relationships and inspiring donors to give again and again is not as easy as you might think. What do donors want? It’s simple really: to feel truly appreciated with a heartfelt thank you. However, it’s deceptively simple. Why? You want your donors to feel... (continued)
Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Have you tried emailing people to get them to give, with few results?
How can you get people to click donate on your website? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to get this done.
With this webinar you’ll be able to start to get donations on your nonprofit website. You’ll be able to take your donors up the ladder of... (continued)
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)
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, 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, 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, Apr 27, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Speaking in a savvy and confident way can get you a lot -- stronger contracts with community partners, firmer agreements during fundraising events, and even a higher salary or a performance bonus for your hard work. So why do women suddenly talk themselves out of it? We become paralyzed by not wanting to sound boastful or... (continued)
Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
Volunteers can be a great asset to any nonprofit organization. They help get things done, promote your organization and help you fundraise. But how do you find the best volunteers? And once you find them, how do you keep them? Join us for a discussion of best practices in volunteer recruitment and... (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, 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)
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, 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)
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)
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
With nationwide donor retention rates hovering around 40% year after year, it’s clear that donors aren’t happy with the way most nonprofits (possibly your organization!) are treating them. And a revolving door of donors is also costing you money! After all, it’s much more expensive for you to find a new donor... (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, Mar 09, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Report, fewer than 2 of 10 new, first-time donors renew their support of nonprofits and barely 6 of 10 repeat donors are retained. This crisis of donor retention threatens nonprofits in ways that a generation ago were... (continued)
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)