"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
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 concepts, providing a snapshot of tools available to you and what it takes to implement them.
Every board has the potential to be part of a successful fundraising partnership of board, executive and development team, with each party understanding and embracing their specific roles. It’s time to transform your board into one that embraces fundraising as an essential component of its job.
As an executive director (or senior or mid-level manager), you will have to juggle various roles and responsibilities, always in the context of how the pieces must fit together with the organization-at-large. Performing well as a nonprofit manager in these circumstances requires both specific skills, as well as the ability to solve problems and generate ideas as you manage mission, people, programs and resources that you'll learn in this class.
Understand the fundamental principles of marketing and its various components with the purpose of applying them as part of a strategic knowledge base required of any high-level or aspiring nonprofit. Become proficient in auditing your communications, developing a marketing plan and putting principles that best meet the needs of your organization.
The early days of a new executive director are a delicate balance of projecting confidence, while having so much to learn; of establishing relationships and developing insights; of needing to exercise control without alienating others.
Get 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.
You will learn how to read and interpret financial statements to inform strategic decision-making, to appropriately separate financial duties and responsibilities to protect against fraud and misuse, and to allocate expenses more accurately in order to truly reflect your programmatic narrative. We recommended it for organizations that lack a full-time finance professional, but are committed to best practices and transparency.
Whether a non-finance professional, or new to financial responsibilities in your organization, this class is designed to help you acquire the requisite skills to effectively manage organizational resources: from protecting your organization’s assets, to understanding what the numbers mean and enabling informed decision-making throughout your organization.
This step-by-step user-friendly guide will walk novice grant seekers through the proposal planning, research tools, writing, submission process and the funder-grantee relationship.
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. Any nonprofit that doesn’t tap into the power of the 80 million or so Millennials for donations (and other resources), is severely limiting its lifespan. Research finds that 72 percent of Millennials are eager to join a non-profit organization and a little over 50 percent would like to give monthly to a charitable organization. So what motivates Millennials – and specifically what motivates them to give? If you answer “my organization,” it’s time to broaden your perspective and understanding. Millennials give to causes, not organizations and this class will help you appreciate the ways Millennials want to participate in causes. That includes how they want to give, how they connect, what influences them, what engenders loyalty, what relationships are valued, and what kinds of communication and tactics they respond to, including how to be thanked. It will explore how much contact is too much and what vehicles are preferred, as well as the language that resonates with this target group. We’ll show you how to increase your connection to Millennials by learning to operate at that key intersection of technology, transparency, and hands-on relationships that they seek. Special Bundle Rate: Choose any 3 webinars for $48 for Members or $60 for Non-Members. Use Promo Code: Web3
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