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Meet the Grantmakers: Navigating the Changing Landscape of Foundation Grantmaking

Meet the Grantmakers
Sep 18, 2012  

What influences change in the world of institutional philanthropy? Representatives from various institutions discuss shifts that can serve to drive change within foundations.

Embracing New Media Techniques for Nonprofit Fundraising

New Media
Sep 06, 2012  

Four panelists share advice to help you develop and implement strategies for using social media and mobile technology, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and text-to-give programs. 

Financial Management for Nonprofits: Key Roles for Non-Financial Staff

Paul Konigstein
Aug 14, 2012  

Paul Konigstein of Mission First Finance explains each staff member's role, ranging from the twelve ways every executive director should be involved in the organization's finances, to the three things every receptionist should do. 

Launching a Nonprofit Organization: Business Plans for Start-Ups

Business Plans
Mar 06, 2012  

Moderator, Danielle Lanyard, guides the conversation about using business plans to build a sustainable charitable organization between two knowledgeable founders and executive directors of nonprofits.

Outcome Measurement: What Do Fundraisers Need to Know?

Outcome Measurement
Jul 12, 2012  

Julia Bator, the Chief Executive Officer at Fund for Public Schools, moderates the discussion at this Foundation Center special event that focuses on how to measure and evaluate your organization's impact and outcomes.

So You Want to Be an Executive Director? What It Really Takes to Lead a Nonprofit Organization

Mar 28, 2012  

Rae Linefsky from C3 Consulting moderates the discussion about leadership capacity. Panelists include David Garza of Henry Street Settlement, Linda Lausell Bryant of Inwood House, and Julie Shapiro of The Door.

Inspiring Federal Employees to Support Your Nonprofit

Jul 18, 2012  

Director of the director of the New York City Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), Mary Ann Sallas, gives an overview of the CFC and presented approved ways for nonprofit development professionals to take advantage of this collective fundraising campaign.

Tom McLaughlin on Joint Programming

Tom McLaughlin
Aug 20, 2012  

Tom McLaughlin, author of Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances, answers questions about joint programming.

Nonprofit Collaboration Agreements, Contracts, and MOUs

Collaboration agreements
Apr 12, 2012  

John Marzulli and Stephen Besen of Shearman & Sterling LLP address the main technicalities that you need to know about when putting your collaboration into writing. This program was presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

Legal Considerations Before Starting a Nonprofit

Legal considerations
Jun 13, 2012  

Laura Butzel and Jean Tom from Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP discuss common legal issues that arise when starting a new nonprofit.  Presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.

Tom McLaughlin on Mergers and Acquisitions

Tom McLaughlin
Aug 08, 2012  

Tom McLaughlin, author of Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances, answers questions about mergers and acquisitions.

Tom McLaughlin on Administrative Collaborations

Tom McLaughlin
Jul 16, 2012  

Tom McLaughlin (author of Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances and the vice president of national customized services at the Nonprofit Finance Fund) answers questions about administrative collaborations. This is the first video of a three part series where Tom McLaughlin answers questions about different types of nonprofit collaborations.

Meet the Grantmakers: Picking up Steam with STEM

Jun 21, 2012  

Learn from a panel of grantmakers about STEM funding in the Bay Area.

Nonprofit Issues Forum: Was Tocqueville Right? Civil Society’s Critical Role in Democracy

Civil Society
Apr 20, 2012  

Bruce Sievers leads a panel discussion on how nonprofits and philanthropy can address civil society's role in holding democracy together.

Fiscal Sponsorship for Social Entrepreneurs and Emerging Nonprofits

Mar 14, 2012  

Brad Luckhardt and Yvette Diaz of the Tides Center provide an overview of fiscal sponsorship and the range of services in the TIDES model.

Meet the Grantmakers: What’s Trending in the World of Foundations?

Meet the Grantmakers
May 31, 2012  

A panel of Bay Area grantmakers discuss timely topics in philanthropy after the 2012 Council on Foundations conference.

Top 10 Fundraising Tips as Featured in Nonprofit Management 101

Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Jan 27, 2012  

Darian Rodriguez Heyman, editor of Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, shares practical, tactical solutions to help you get the dollars you need.

Creating a Nonprofit Business Plan that Works

Launching a nonprofit series
Feb 22, 2012  

In this session, panelists Alvin J. Donius, Elaine Grogan Luttrull, and Fran Smyth explain the components of a professional business plan for nonprofits.

Launching a Nonprofit Organization: Effective Program Development and Community Relevance

Launching a Nonprofit series
Feb 08, 2012  

Danielle Lanyard, CEO and founder of Green Breakfast Club moderates the second panel discussion in our Lessons Learned series featuring case studies of real organizations.

Reality Fundraising: Lessons Learned From Successful Arts Organizations

Marilyn Hoyt
Jan 11, 2012  

Marilyn Hoyt, nonprofit consultant and Foundation Center instructor, discusses fundraising for arts organizations in the current economic landscape by looking at three case studies of arts nonprofits.

Health and Human Services Funding and the New Normal

Health and Human Services Grantmakers
Apr 26, 2012  

A panel of grantmakers from institutions that support health and human services organizations share best practices in working with foundations during challenging economic times.

Social Enterprise & Sustainability: A Conversation with Paul Lamb

Paul Lamb
Apr 19, 2012  

Paul Lamb, Principal, Man On A Mission Consulting, defines social enterprise and sustainability and offers a few tips on assessing your nonprofit’s social enterprise readiness.

Collaborating for Good

Collaborating For Good
May 01, 2012  

Find out how nonprofits are collaborating, what's motivating them, and how foundations are supporting them.

Exponential Fundraising: A Conversation with Jennifer McCrea

Jennifer McCrea
Apr 04, 2012  

Hauser Center senior research fellow Jennifer McCrea aims to alter the buyer-seller dynamic that often characterizes donor-fundraiser relationships.

Taking in the View From the Cliff: A Conversation with Daniel Stid

Daniel Stid
Apr 25, 2012  

Daniel Stid, Partner at The Bridgespan Group, shares key findings from the recent report, "View from the Cliff: Government-Funded Nonprofits Are Looking Out on Steep Cuts and an Uncertain Future."