Your thank you letter can motivate donors to stay with (or leave) your organization. Learn the dos & don’ts of thanking your supporters from Andrea Berry, director of partnerships and learning at Idealware, and Lisa Sargent, president of Sargent Communications.
How do you turn your single ticket attendees (“Tryers”) into loyal return/repeat customers (“Buyers”), and eventually into Donors and Advocates? Get answers from Joanne Steller, Vice President of Strategic Communications at TRG Arts.
Program-related investments (PRIs) make inexpensive capital available from foundations to nonprofit or for-profit enterprises. Learn about this alternative revenue source from Stephaney Kipple, Real Estate Consulting Analyst for Northern California Community Loan Fund, and Tony Wells, President & CEO of the Tony R. Wells Foundation.
Nonprofits can raise more funds AND save fundraising costs if they have more returning donors. Learn the why and how from veteran consultants and authors Erik Daubert and Pamela Grow.
Identify your "fundraising style" so you can ask for donations comfortably. Learn how this process can help your org develop an "asking culture" and why this is important to successful fundraising, from veteran consultants and authors Andrea Kihlstedt and Karla Williams.
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions in our Proposal Writing classes, with Foundation Center trainers David Holmes and Kim Patton.
Why should small nonprofits care about Big Data? How can they use it? Steve Boland and Jake Porway (Datakind) provide answers, concrete examples, and first steps.
Veteran consultants Tony Martignetti and Maria Semple share strategies and methods for developing a stellar donor dossier.
Attorneys Kelly Shipp Simone and Sheila Warren answer questions on steps international NGOs need to take to apply for grants from U.S. foundations.
Rick Cohen and Robert Egger discuss the way ahead in 2013 in the wake of fiscal cliff discussions that put the charitable deduction on the table.
Answer these questions if you're thinking about developing new revenue streams. With Nancy Osgood (The Osgood Group) and Stephen Pratt (Root Cause).
Emily Davis from EDA Consulting LLC and David Gonzalez from United Way of Greater St. Louis answer questions on where to find young donors and how to keep them engaged in your work.
This Q&A explores the benefits of collaborative fundraising arrangements between organizations and features Jonathan Howard (Cause & Effect) and Jeffrey Ouellette (Central Square Theater).
How do social entrepreneurs make and measure social impact? What qualities do they possess? With Abby Chroman of Ashoka and Nell Edgington of Social Velocity.
How much should your nonprofit have in operating reserves? How do you build them up? With Alice Antonelli and Rodney Christopher of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.
How can businesses with a social component secure funding through investment or crowdsourcing? With Tom Dawkins of startsomegood.org and Josh Cohen of City Light Capital.
China Brotsky, founder of NonprofitCenters Network, and Peggy Eagan, executive director of the Children and Family Services Center discuss how your nonprofit can benefit from sharing spaces and services.
This Q&A explores what nonprofits should have in place before getting into text and mobile giving and features Doug Gardner (Jump Market Strategies) and Jenifer Snyder (mGiveFoundation).
Have you jumped into mobile activism yet? Learn new ways to move your audience to act through wireless devices with Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net.
Learn the ins and outs of nonprofit advocacy and lobbying with David Thompson, vice president of public policy at the National Council of Nonprofits, and Mark Turner, manager of public policy at the Colorado Nonprofit Association.
What should you have in place before approaching a fiscal sponsor to take on your project? With Nikki Carpenter, Program Manager, FJC Fiscal Sponsorship Program, and Katie Kern, Director of Program Administration, United Charitable Programs.
This Q&A explores the right way to offer attractive pay and benefits and features Pete Smith (Smith Compensation Consulting) and Deborah Davidson (BoardSource).
Replay the transcript of Darian Rodriguez Heyman, editor of Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, and Ann W. Lehman, co-author of Boards That Love Fundraising: A How-To Guide For Your Board, exploring why nonprofit board members should be actively involved in fundraising.
Replay the transcript of Rebecca Posey and Matthew Charboneau discussing how artists can build their own successful creative enterprises.
Veteran consultant and writer Morrie Warshawski, and his daughter, Leah, a filmmaker, answer questions about raising funds for film and video projects.