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No matter what your role is in your nonprofit organization, this webinar series will help you gain important insights and proven strategies that will move your mission forward in the changing fundraising landscape. You’ll hear from development professionals, consultants, and industry thought leaders about campaigns, digital practices, leadership strategies, and research methods.
In part three of this series, join us as Lisa Actor who leads the Lowell Observatory development team and also serves as the executive director of the Lowell Observatory Foundation describes how Lowell Observatory pivoted during the pandemic. She will describe how her success in development was related to the pivot of their outreach program, creating live YouTube streaming programs and having as many as 2 million viewers for some programs! This kind of programming helped cement member relationships. Their members have doubled their support for their annual fund in the last year.
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In part four of this series, Patti Anne Miller is Director of Development at A Noise Within. She will share insights that she learned in the past year. As we know, working in a performing arts nonprofit was probably one of the most challenging during the pandemic when venues were shuttered. She will discuss how she pivoted her fundraising efforts. She has great tips from her success stories that we can all learn from.
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Join fundraising expert, Amy Eisenstein, as she leads a discussion on raising funds through the COVID-19 crisis. Find out if and how you should be raising money now. Learn how to leverage the opportunity to build relationships with your biggest donors, and pivot your fundraising to emergency needs. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so bring your questions.Watch Recording
We are currently living in turbulent times and every leader needs to be focused on steering your organization for success! When you signed up as CEO, Executive Director, COO or Lead Development & Communications staff, did you know what you were getting yourself into? Crisis management, disaster preparedness, resources diminishing, scared staff, unfocused board members, pandemic survival – is your organization even still relevant?
Good news for all, the light at the end of the tunnel is bright and filled with opportunity. Learn from expert consultant Michael J. Baker, CFRE, how to be prepared for and manage change.Watch Recording
In a crisis that touches every nonprofit’s mission, strategy, geography and focus area, many nonprofit leaders and philanthropists are rapidly adapting, transforming and providing immediate relief. At the same time, many in the sector find themselves scrambling, hunkering down, or paralyzed by fear. Across this spectrum, where does your organization sit? Behaviors that hold us back often get magnified in times of trouble. Recognize these blind spots and replace them with effective alternatives, so you can not only stay the course but seize this opportunity to strengthen and transform your nonprofit.
In this webinar hosted by Kris Putnam-Walkerly, Author of Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail to Achieve Change and What they Can Do To Transform Giving, nonprofit leaders will learn how to:
In an increasingly digital world, nonprofits need to look beyond traditional fundraising practices to attract, engage, and retain new donors. To grow your audience, you need to understand it—a goal that can be achieved through skillful social networking and targeted digital campaigns.
We’ve partnered with the digital marketing experts at Stream Companies to show you how to leverage advanced online practices in your fundraising. Check out our free webinar to learn how to:
Giving USA has tracked charitable giving in the United States since 1956. From this record, we can learn a great deal about giving during and after recessions. Insights from the past, including tough times in the mid-1970s and from 2008 to 2009, will shape decisions you make now and into the future.
We’ve asked Melissa Brown, chair of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel and an internationally recognized speaker about the data of charitable giving, to share what research shows about:
And perhaps most importantly,
Every year at this time the nonprofit sector receives extensive data describing philanthropy in the US. This year’s report will be no different, but the world is very different. In this session, Laura MacDonald, Vice-Chair of the Giving USA Foundation and Founder of Benefactor Group, will help you answer the important question: “We have the data, but now what?”
In addition to helping you understand what happened in 2019, Laura will show you—philanthropic leaders, fundraisers, volunteers—how to use the information to elevate. She will provide insights into trends about who gives and where they are giving, and she will give you a set of tools and tactics to make sense of it all and apply it to real life.
All attendees will receive Benefactor Group’s annual much-celebrated GUSA Infographic and a discount on the 2019 Giving USA report. AND, a lucky few attendees will win free copies!Watch Recording
In the past few months, the way we live and work has faced dramatic changes, and accepting and adapting those changes is the key to moving forward. What is your organization doing to adapt during COVID-19 to ensure progress and success in the long-run?
Join us for an interactive Q&A webinar with D’Alessandro Inc. to discuss course corrections and strategies that you and your organization can take to stay on track.Watch Recording
In this webinar, we will look into how nonprofit organizations approached corporate support pre-COVID-19, how COVID-19 has changed corporate partnerships, and how to adapt your programming and strategies to maintain relationships in a post-pandemic world.Watch Recording
There is an egregious assumption that Black people are not philanthropic. In fact, the opposite is true. Research continues to prove that African Americans are the most charitable group of people in the country. Yet, our prospect lists and donor walls continue to be populated primarily by the names of wealthy white people. In this brief session, 20 year prospect development professional and ResearchPRO Owner, Regina Alhassan will share facts to challenge our assumptions and reveal the realities of philanthropic behaviour for African American donors.Watch Recording
In this webinar, our speaker, Jennifer Filla, goes beyond the technical aspects of donor advised funds. She examines the backlash against the use of DAFs, how this has been an object of focus during the current economic turmoil, and what that means for fundraising and research. Through stories, she illustrates some of the common motivations and situations where HNWIs leverage DAFs to achieve their philanthropic objectives and how prospect research pulls it all together for the development officer. (Read “Who Gives to a Donor Advised Fund” for a comprehensive technical review of DAFs.)Watch Recording
Are you in a campaign? Starting to plan your next campaign? Looking to learn more about how campaigns work? Learn from the experiences of those who have served on a campaign’s “front lines” and hear what they wish they had known from the beginning. Erin Lynch Moran, Partner at The Solas Group and a former campaign director, will present this webinar to kick off a Campaign Success blog series exploring what to expect from the planning phase all the way to your campaign’s successful conclusion.Watch Recording
For many nonprofit organizations, events are not only an important method of raising funds, but also an opportunity to cultivate close donors, identify new prospects, and educate the community in a unique way. Amid current limitations on in-person gatherings, nonprofits are creatively engaging donors with new platforms and tactics. This webinar discussion will offer a framework that guides decision making on if and how organizations should transition their events to a new format.
Join CCS Fundraising on Thursday, October 8th at 1pm ET for an insightful conversation on reimagining your nonprofit’s events for a virtual world. Ian Swedish, Corporate Vice President, and Erinn Kenney, Executive Director, will lead a discussion on:
This year, the nonprofit landscape has been influenced by sudden shifts caused by working from home, massive data breaches and social unrest. If you’re running off of disparate systems, this disconnect can limit your ability to collaborate, innovate, and streamline your constituents experiences.
Join Cloud for Good, iWave and Easterseals Michigan for a panel discussion to learn:
– How connecting the Salesforce Clouds has empowered Easterseals Michigan to better serve their constituents
– How Easterseals Michigan eliminated barriers of entry for constituents to utilize their services
– Best practices tips for migrating your fundraising from Raiser’s Edge to Salesforce
– How having a single source of truth has allowed Easterseals Michigan to use their data to remain nimble during the pandemic
In this webinar, CCS Fundraising will discuss practical tips that can be gleaned from analyzing the firm’s latest survey data and other industry research so that you can create informed development strategies for your organization.
Join us on Wednesday, October 28th at 1pm ET for an interactive conversation centered on the results of CCS’s three-part Philanthropic Climate Survey, which incorporates responses from 1,000+ nonprofit professionals on topics including:
In this live, virtual presentation you will learn how to survive and thrive in these extremely challenging times. By creating a 90-day Development Plan using a step-by-step template, the entire organization knows their roles. Regardless of your position—researcher, fundraiser, executive director, or board member—everyone has responsibilities for ensuring the success of the organization. And remember, it is more fun when we are all on the same team!
If you haven’t read Robin’s ebook of the same title, check it out here.Watch Recording
This 45-minute presentation explores how your nonprofit can move forward with its capital campaign in the current environment. We discuss how to assess your fundraising potential, plan for new challenges, and expand your definition of campaign success. As 2020 began, you had a brilliant roadmap to guide you to your fundraising destinations. The events of 2020 may have presented major roadblocks, but it’s time to get behind the wheel again!Watch Recording
We might all be eager to put 2020 behind us. But before we do, we’ll take a moment to reflect on the impact of social, political, and economic turmoil on charitable giving. We’ll unpack the emerging data, consider past crises, and share anecdotes. And we’ll discuss the scenarios that could continue to affect donors and their gifts as we prepare for 2021.Watch Recording
Privilege is a loaded word, especially when it comes to securing and stewarding major gifts from companies and individuals. Donor relationships are rife with power dynamics that almost always put the fundraiser in a position of weakness. Working from this place of weakness will mean that you cannot show up fully; thus you won’t be as effective as you could be.
How can we authentically understand and use privilege in relationship building with donors and your own organization? Instead of shying away from it, let’s reflect on and learn how to work with our own areas of privilege and disempowerment to be more authentic and effective.
If you come with an open mind and heart, this workshop will help you build more resilience and power in yourself. You’ll walk away with practical and tactical strategies to harness your power as a badass fundraiser in navigating and building relationships with donors, volunteers, board members, and colleagues.
Are you looking to launch a capital campaign? If your answer is yes, your next question might be “What now?” Don’t worry, we’re here to help with that part. Join us for an exciting panel discussion on campaign fundraising. We’re bringing together a panel of the best and brightest in the nonprofit sector to share their top tips for capital campaign success. Join Amy Eisenstein, Kevin Wallace, Erin Lynch Moran, and Rebecca Fullmer as they share their advice and expertise in this webinar, where we’ll discuss:
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from this panel of capital campaign experts!
The conversation will incorporate new data from CCS’s fourth-edition Philanthropic Climate Survey, which includes January 2021 responses from 1,000+ nonprofit leaders and fundraisers on topics including:
Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a live question and answer session with Jose and Sarah.Watch Recording
Data hygiene is critical to successful donor screening. The cleaner your data is going into your screening project, the better your results will be. Join us to learn some must-dos and nice-to-dos that will help you get better prospect data matches and results. We’ll talk about address hygiene, households, and other critical data. We’ll also cover some data cleanup that will make it easier for you to analyze your screening data when you get it back. After this session, you’ll have a clear checklist that will help you get your data ready to go.Watch Recording
Tune in to hear insights from CCS Fundraising’s Barri Kass, Senior Vice President, and Bob Weston, Independent Schools Practice Lead, on trends in fundraising for primary and secondary education. Barri and Bob will discuss the latest data on the state of school fundraising, including results from CCS’s survey of 200+ primary and secondary education organizations.Watch Recording
Join CCS Fundraising for a virtual conversation on the Higher Education sector’s evolving philanthropic landscape. Julie Siebel, Vice President, and Nana Oppong, Assistant Vice President, will discuss the latest data on the state of higher education fundraising, including results from CCS’s survey of 140+ higher education leaders and staff.Watch Recording
The fundraising industry has changed and advancement teams have to work smarter and faster in what is now a more competitive environment. Understanding your constituents’ capacity and likelihood to give is critical. With the right donor intel and analytic insights, higher education organizations can optimize their portfolios and increase their chance of success by focusing on the right prospects.
In this webinar, iWave and Slate will show you how their platforms integrate to deliver actionable fundraising intelligence at your fingertips so you can easily understand your constituents at a deeper level and focus on prospects with the greatest gift potential.Watch Recording
Education fundraising has changed drastically over the past year. Whether working on smaller teams or pivoting efforts and priorities, many organizations struggled to reach their fundraising goals. As we continue to adapt to the changes, it’s time to reevaluate traditional strategies to ensure your institution has the funding it needs to flourish. Join us as we showcase how you can use iWave to implement strategies that will revitalize your fundraising strategies. We will discuss:
Register for this webinar today to see iWave in action and see how it is a go-to fundraising solution for education.Watch Recording
As a follow-up to her recent ebook, Power Strategies to Supercharge Your Fundraising Efforts, Robin Thompson is hosting a series of webinars with nonprofit professionals about how they’ve adjusted their strategies to go above and beyond their goals over the past year.In part one of this series, join us as Betzy Fry, Senior Director of Development at Portland State University talks about her recent success in securing a $4.5 Million gift. She will talk about how she took her years of experience and used that during a pandemic to continue raising major gifts.Watch Recording
In part two of this series, join us as Gordon Smith, Associate Vice President for Development, Planned Gifts at National Jewish Health for over 25 years, uses his years of experience to talk about how he continued estate planning and raising money during a pandemic. He will give us tips to start and/or continue our efforts in securing planned gifts.