Effective Online Donation Strategies with John Coleman

Date: October 10, 2017
People want to give, and as a nonprofit, one of your main jobs is to give them a good reason to give to you. In this hour-long webinar we’ll cover the basics of what makes for a solid online donation experience, opportunities to delight your donors, and ways to generally build better donor relationships.

Get Ready for GiveBIG with Jim Shapiro

Date: March 16, 2017
Giving days, which are growing in popularity, are community-wide campaigns to increase giving to local nonprofits. What should nonprofits do to get ready for these fundraising opportunities? Fundraising expert Jim Shapiro walks us through what you should be thinking about one month out, one week out, and right when the campaign is going on. We talk strategy and practical application of that strategy. We think about communications, from print to social media.

Giving USA with Tom Mesaros

Date: August 4, 2015
It’s no secret by now: the recent Giving USA report estimates that Americans gave over $358 billion to charitable organizations in 2014. But what does that number mean? Now it’s time to take a closer look at the key data from the Giving USA report. This online presentation will go beyond a simple recap of the numbers to help you understand what they mean to you and your organization’s fundraising success. Thomas W. Mesaros, CFRE, Senior Counsel at The Alford Group will present the Giving USA findings, plus other data from around the sector and recommendations for leveraging the information for your organization’s planning and fundraising purposes.

The 60-Minute Grant Proposal: “Speed Thinking” Your Way to a Clear, Compelling — and Fundable — Project Concept with Maryn Boess

Date: May 5, 2015
Do you have a great grant idea you’d like to create, but not sure how to start? Come and join us as we show you how to develop a fundable project concept in a matter of minutes. No more going back to the office to get it done – have a first-draft proposal concept in 60 minutes!

Supercharge Your Fundraising Efforts with Content Marketing with Steven Shattuck

Date: March 20, 2015
This presentation provides an overview of content (inbound) marketing, which differs from the outbound marketing methods of advertising, direct mails and public relations. Steven Shattuck from Bloomerang will review how content publishing drives Search Engine Organization (SEO) and social media buzz, and what nonprofits can do today to get started.

How to Use Inspiring Stories to Steward Donors with Vanessa Chase

Date: December 11, 2014
During the holiday season, many non-profit will see an influx in giving. Whether it’s current donors make an additional gift or new donor joining your philanthropic community, this is an amazing opportunity for relationship building and increasing your fundraising revenue in 2015. Providing both of these segments of donor with outstanding donor stewardship is your best strategy for retaining donors and upgrading their next gift.

Benefit Auctions: Tips and Trends for Engaging Fundraisers with Sharon Friel & Jennifer Bolton

Date: June, 2016
Auctions are often the cornerstones to successful fundraising strategies for schools and other non-profit organizations. Join auctioneers Sharon Friel and Jennifer Bolton as they share best practices, essential investments, and innovative approaches for memorable and rewarding auction fundraisers.

The Anatomy of a Strong Case for Support with Julia Bianchi

Date: May 3, 2016
Do you need to revise your case for support? Do you need to articulate your organization’s case for support for the first time? This webinar is your springboard to breathing life into your organization’s story no matter where you are in the case development process. Join Julie Bianchi as she helps you to articulate why your organization exists, why donors care, and what could be achieved with increased donor investment. After this webinar, you will be able to help your donors better understand what difference their investment makes for the people you serve and the broader community.