Recognizing that the desire to learn and grow your skills is year-round and that summer may be a little quieter than other times of the year, The Nonprofit Center is offering four of its most popular classes in June, July and August. Here's the summer line-up: Best Practices in Board Governance - 6/10/15; Building a Successful Marketing Program - 7/8/15; Guide to Finding & Getting Grants - 7/20/15; Effective Communications to Build Relationships, Engagement & Understanding - Mid-June date coming soon.
Planned giving is often the one thing on the development officer’s “”to do”” list that never seems to get checked off. It’s such a specialized topic that it’s often missing from the fundraiser’s curriculum and experience. With the downturn in the economy, donors are looking for different ways to support their favorite charities with assets.
Accountability…Outcomes Assessment…Logic Models…Measurable Goals & Objectives. These are current buzzwords throughout the nonprofit sector and in the funding community. It is essential that stakeholders and funders know how we are making a difference and have evidence that we are achieving the results we seek. After an overview of program evaluation, including a basic step-by-step model,.
Business planning serves as a practical pathway to organizational decision-making. No organization should consider additions or substantial changes to programs and activities without a sound business plan that aligns organizational strategy with human, financial, marketing and other resources. Business planning means better outcomes, more services, performance measurements and milestones. Without business planning, you are missing.
Creating strategies to attract and retain young(er) volunteers should be part of your organization’s volunteer activities. Millennials, teenagers and pre-teens and even older children have energy and are willing to work for social issues that impact their generation. By getting younger people to donate their time, nonprofits are laying groundwork for future support on so.
Every day, one out of five people visits YouTube and you need to be reaching this vast audience with visually compelling messages. Don’t be intimidated by the idea of video production because we can show you how anyone can create engaging videos that actively tell your nonprofit’s story, while recognizing the limits of the nonprofit.
This course helps you take all the skills you’ve acquired – whether as a student in The Nonprofit Center’s Certificate in Fundraising program or as a development professional – and put them in context to create an integrated development strategy. Participants will be able to apply lessons learned in ways that are immediately actionable so.
Being an effective board member is more than attending meetings. This class is the first step in truly appreciating the roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires. Attendees will come to comprehend the full responsibilities of board membership in both the context of being part of a larger whole as well as.
“Whether it’s interacting with a donor, a regulator, a co-worker, a supervisor or a supervisee, the most successful people are the best communicators. That includes not only the messages you deliver, but also how you listen and react to others. Most of us recognize the need to continue to hone our specific job skills, but.
Your organization’s marketing is successful when you achieve the balance of matching your best service benefits to the neediest and most appropriate clients. Achieving this is a challenging mix of art, intuition and research. Marketing success requires the ability to take the clients’ perspective: how they become clients, how they benefit and how that experience.
This step-by-step user-friendly guide will walk novice grant seekers through the proposal planning, research, writing, and submission process. Discussion will include how to define funding needs, what types of grants exist and how they differ, how to conduct funding research, steps in writing a proposal, and how to approach different funders. Emphasis will be on.
Here’s a new contest for you: what board does the most and worst damage? The contestants are Rip Van Winkle, Eager Beaver, Ostrich, the Monkey threesome, and Elpis, the Goddess of Hope. The co… Read more
What do some consider a fate worse than death? Becoming chair of the board you serve on. And, yes, I do prefer the title of “chair” over “president”, as president gives people the sense … Read more
In this first quarter of the calendar year I have been giving lots of talks on the latest trends for nonprofits. Apparently a lot of people think about “what’s on the horizon” at the beginning… Read more