Blogs2021-08-24T08:30:17-04:00

Creating Passionate Supporters for Your Mission

COVID-19 has changed the way we interact with others, but it doesn’t mean we can’t meaningfully connect. This session will help you identify and create thoughtful engagement paths and understand how focused communication helps build stronger relationships with all of your stakeholders. Using a workshop setting, you’ll learn about the collaborative process of human-centered design, why it is vital to connecting with your audience, and how to build the [...]

91 Nonprofit Industry Conferences + Professional Development Opportunities in 2021

‘Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.’ –Socrates Continued learning opportunities in the nonprofit sector are key to ensuring that its professionals are well-equipped to manage the day-to-day of organizations, hire and train (and, when necessary, fire) staff, and connect with and steward donors and other stakeholders. Whether you are new to the industry or have a long history of working for, or [...]

Demystifying Donor Advised Funds

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a giving vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction and then recommend grants from the fund over time. Today, they are philanthropy’s fastest growing vehicle, accounting for 3% of all giving. This workshop discusses donor advised funds, how they differ from private foundations, tips for engagement, critiques and potential reforms. [...]

Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Virtual Fundraising Events, But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

Patrick Kirby, Founder of Do Good Better Consulting, answers live questions from the online audience around all aspects of virtual fundraising events. Great advice and thoughtful ideas from an experienced fundraiser and nonprofit expert. About Author Patrick Kirby, Founder, Do Good Better Consulting Patrick Kirby has spent nearly fifteen years working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, [...]

The Surprising Gift of Doubt—Using Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Were Meant To Be

Nonprofit leadership is challenging in the best of times, and even more so now. What do you do when you don’t know what the next steps are? How do you keep going, and help your team keep going, when doubt seems at the door? Could the doubt mean you’re broken as a leader? Leadership expert Marc A. Pitman says that doubt might mean you’re on the verge of greatness! [...]

How Do Consumers and Brands Feel about Check Out Campaigns?

This post was originally published on Third Sector Today, and is being shared here with permission. If you’ve been through a check out lane in the US in the past couple of years, you have probably been asked if you’d like to donate to some cause or other. And you may have noticed, that the frequency and the locations of these have increased. All for very good reason: Check Out Campaigns [...]

3 Keys to Setting Up Your Fundraising Calendar for Success

your fundraising calendar for 2016. We invited special guest Brad Davies, Fundraising Expert from NextAfter to share his experience and talk through a specific strategy on how to grow your organization this year and turn your 2016 fundraising goals into a reality. Brad Davies is an online fundraising expert who was the project director of the “Online Fundraising Scorecard” which looked at the online giving habits of 250 charities, [...]

How to Interview Strong for a Fundraising Job

As you probably know from having spent any time on this site, we are big proponents of professional development. So, it was very exciting to have Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, as our guest for a webinar entitled: “How to Interview Strong” or “How Interviewing is Like Asking for a Major Gift”. Since impressing an interviewer – and getting to “yes” — is similar to impressing a major donor prospect, you’ll also come away [...]

Your 2018 Fundraising Plan

Are you tired of not having a plan…EVERY YEAR? Is the whole “oh no we can’t make payroll” thing getting a little old? Or have you been thrown into your role, with no one to guide you and your boss just saying “Do it”? If any of this sounds like you, and you’re tired of being so stressed, check out this webinar, led by fundraising and leadership expert, Mazarine [...]

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