"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
Effective leadership is not something that happens by accident, nor does it have to be inherent. Even if you believe that leadership is not something that can be taught, it most certainly can be developed. It is the successful leader who recognizes the skills he or she needs to focus upon and hones them in support of the specific role as organization leader. This class is for current and future executives who aspire to be the leader their organization deserves.
This course will provide a broad overview of corporate philanthropy and fundraising to help you expand or diversify your organization’s funding base. It will explore the traditional avenues of support through corporate foundations, matching gift programs, and corporate contributions budgets and will take an in-depth look at corporate sponsorship and cause-related marketing.
This class, taught by a nonprofit video expert, will show you practical strategies to get started reaching this vast audience with visually compelling messages about your organization.
This webinar takes you through the process of orienting new board members and the importance of clearly spelling out roles and expectations on both sides of the relationship. You will learn about materials you must provide, specifying policies and procedures that will be enforced.
A strong financial management process is essential to a nonprofit’s well-being. In times of concern and uncertainty about the economy and the prospects for funding, the ability to perform accurate and timely financial forecasting becomes indispensable. Day to day challenges, such as gift restrictions, adherence to mission, fixed and variable expenses, call for the skill to accurately forecast cash flow, while being adaptable to changing conditions. The result is a stronger and more resilient organization.
Effective board membership requires more than good intentions and meeting attendance. This impactful board training is the first step in appreciating the objective and true roles and responsibilities that the job of board member requires. Cement good intentions in best practices, including being able to apply standard tools for board assessment and governance and sample essential policies to their organizations.
Three disparate things happened to me within the course of one workday that all sing a similar and very important message. First, was the interview I heard with James Comey on NPR’s Morning Edition. One of the many compelling comments he made came back to resonate at the end of the day, connecting with two other seemingly disparate events. Regardless of the impetus for Comey’s comment, his message is one we should all heed. “We fight like crazy in this country about guns and about social issues and taxes and immigration, and that’s as it should be, and it’s always.
Even when times are bad, individuals contribute more than 75% of the $295 billion given annually to nonprofits. No nonprofit can afford to miss the opportunities that individual giving offers and whether a major gift to your organization means $500 or $5,000, your individual giving program should have a unique strategy for major donors.
This class provides an overview of program evaluation tools, including a step-by-step model, as you engage in focused dialogue about concrete ways to assess your programs. You will leave with proven tools, approaches, techniques, and ideas that are customizable to the evaluation of a wide range of programs within your organization.
This webinar will give insight into the role that a communications plan can play, beyond promoting events, to identifying your brand identity and personality, core values and marketing your ministry
Three disparate things happened to me within the course of one workday that all sing a similar and very important message. First, was the interview I heard with James Comey on NPR’s Morning Edition.… Read more
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