"From introductions to foundation representatives at a 'Meet the Funders' panel, to ways to amplify the message on our mission at a branding class, The Nonprofit Center opens the door to a range of resources. The professional development opportunities provide practical, timely, and, in some cases, eye-opening expert guidance on ways to deepen donor relationships. I always come away from the classes with a well-defined to-do list that refines our fundraising efforts. To state the obvious: we are in a highly competitive environment for dollars/donors. Essentially every nonprofit is in the business of improving the community; each using different means to achieve this same end. The Nonprofit Center hands us the tools to best leverage what is unique to our work." -Ellen Saint Clair, Director of Development, Children's Village
Program evaluation has become part of the nonprofit lexicon, particularly when dealing with funders. Although we may have reluctantly entered into the world of evaluation, it does provide information useful to understanding our programs and making choices and decisions. Thus, the evaluation process is about more than pleasing a funder.
This course provides an essential framework for understanding the major human resources responsibilities in nonprofits. Because workplace laws guide and control much of what we do with employees, participants will become familiar with the major workplace laws and the legal principles that govern the employment relationship. You will learn about the importance of good policies.
Millennials (those born in the 1980s to the early 2000s) now have the largest buying power in the U.S., trailing just behind baby boomers. That’s because there are more Millennials in the U.S. than any other age group, they make up the largest share of the workforce and they are by far, the most diverse..
Surveys of nonprofit communications professionals consistently cite an organization’s website as its most important communications tool. Whether you’re building or rebuilding your website, you need to be sure it’s your premier marketing tool for reaching donors, prospective supporters and other key stakeholders, while telling your story in an effective and compelling manner. This ½ day.
To be successful at fundraising you need to know all the building blocks that comprise nonprofit resource development and then be able to craft a diversified strategy for your organization that includes all the areas where you have the greatest potential for success. This program gives you the starting point by introducing the fundamental fundraising.
Your skills and experience have prepared you to serve as an executive director or board leader with skills and experience in your field. But education and experience don’t necessarily prepare us for the specific demands of nonprofit leadership. How well do you know your own leadership style? Are you democratic, paternalistic, a delegator, an autocrat,.
Among the diverse array of funders will be: Rashanda Perryman – Vanguard Charitable Christina Kind – The Patricia Kind Family Foundation Beth Dahle – Impact100 Priscilla Luce – The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation The 90 minute presentation and Q&A session will be followed, by a 30-minute “meet and greet” enabling you to get your organization name.
Your organization’s programs translate your mission into action and are its lifeblood. Program planning is essential to demonstrate that you understand and meet constituent needs, make an impact through measurable outcomes and have strategies for sustainability. This class will teach you best practices in program design and in developing measurable outcomes that match available resources.
Every day, nonprofits face challenges that come from an ever-increasing number of organizations, creating greater competition for attention and for shrinking dollars. Marketing is key to differentiating yourself so that you become – and stay – competitive. A clear focused marketing strategy enables you to cut through the clutter and gain critical support from key.
A fundraising feasibility study is the essential first step in laying the foundation for a successful major fundraising campaign for your organization. An objective, comprehensive, well-planned and executed survey of your key constituencies assesses the likelihood of a successful project and provides vital information to develop the strategies of an informed campaign needed for a.
While nonprofits may be charities (that status granted to them by the IRS), they are not charity cases. Nor are they martyrs. And it is high time every nonprofit came to understand that, pull up t… Read more
If I thought an equal rights amendment for nonprofit employees would have a better chance of passing than the original ERA , I’d be proposing it asap. In less than 15 minutes I was sent two article… Read more
Having just finished teaching a class on governance where we talk about the should haves and the ought tos, as well as the realities, the one that has grabbed my attention this round is the paucity of… Read more