Dr. Robert Fischer of Case Western Reserve University discusses why program evaluation is important, as well as some of the pitfalls that can occur.
Panelists share personal experience and insight into the world of online fundraising, offering advice on overseeing online fundraising campaigns, managing the technology, the best venues through which to conduct your fundraising and tips on getting started.
Learn about various sources of financial aid and effective application strategies from program directors and scholarship recipients.
This video provides a sneak peak of some of the great information covered in The Foundation Center’s free course, Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits.
This video provides a sneak peak of some of the great information covered in The Foundation Center’s free course, Grantseeking Basics.
The Nonprofit Collaboration Database is a resource for everyone seeking real-life examples of how nonprofits are working together. Find information from more than 250 nonprofit collaborations drawn from the 2009 Collaboration Prize, created by the Lodestar Foundation.
Presenter Andy Robinson, author and community organizer, shares tips on how to plan a successful and well-organized fundraising house party in only six weeks.
This panel discussion covers how to use online grant applications, how grantmakers design their online systems to effectively manage across the cycle of a grant, and what nonprofits can do to navigate the system efficiently.
Meet the Author - Amy Eisenstein: 50 Asks in 50 Weeks: A Guide to Better Fundraising for Your Small Development Shop
Amy M. Eisenstein, principal and owner of Tri Point Fundraising, a full-service consulting firm for nonprofit organizations and foundations, discusses key takeaways from her new book 50 Asks in 50 Weeks: A Guide to Better Fundraising for Your Small Development Shop.
In this session Stephen Falla Riff, an experienced attorney in nonprofit law, and a panel of nonprofit executive directors will discuss the early stages of a high-functioning nonprofit organization.
This session focuses on two specific types of collaborations - coalitions and networks. Jared Raynor, Senior Consultant at TCC Group, provides an overview of these approaches, Gonzalo L. Mercado, Executive Director of El Centro del Immigrante and Chung-Wha Hung, Executive Director of New York Immigration Coalition provide first-hand accounts of participating in these kinds of collaborations on the ground.
Susan O. Althans, Senior Associate for the McGregor Foundation, answers specific questions regarding grantmaking for human services programs in the Cleveland area.
Susan O. Althans of The McGregor Foundation talks about their human services funding in Greater Cleveland. The Foundation funds programs that meet the needs of the economically disadvantaged and frail elderly in Cuyahoga County. They support home and community based care, particularly programs such as affordable housing; workforce development; and quality of life programming for seniors in all settings.
Danielle Lanyard presents on a treasure trove of the wide range of resources available for people looking to start a new nonprofit organization or venture, including some of the Foundation Center’s tools.
In this interactive session, Sarah Koch, senior manager of Nonprofit Services for Causes on Facebook, explains the process of getting started on Causes. She shows how to create and edit a nonprofit cause, how to build and manage a community of engaged supporters and how to recruit members to the cause online and offline.
Kevin Cummings (Director of Civic Corps for NYC Service), Gabriel Shanks (Executive Director of The Drama League), Meghan Moloney (Senior Director of Programs for New York Cares), and Fran Smyth (Manager of Arts & Business Services for the Arts and Business Council of New York) provide insight on how to cultivate and maintain a lasting and productive relationship with people who will work for your organization for free. They also discuss how to access existing programs to source your volunteer needs.
Jon Thorsen, a leader in the field of development research and the Director of Advancement Services at the Nature Conservancy, explain research techniques, products and services – from data modeling to portfolio assessment and relationship management.
Jane Geever, consultant and author of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, takes a moment to share her thoughts on what funders look for when reviewing proposals. She also gives advice on crafting successful proposals, including things that grantseekers should avoid.
Kivi Leroux Miller, author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause, removes some of the mystery from the storytelling process and discusses how to tell your nonprofit’s story.
Grassroots Grantmakers' executive director Janis Foster Richardson discusses increasing the leadership capacity of neighborhood residents to drive community change and building connections that boost citizen influence.
Grassroot Grantmakers, and Neighborhood Connections joined distinguished panel guests to explore grassroots grantmaking as a social change strategy that's about more than just grants.
Ethan Kahn, CPA at ERE LLP, Steven Scicere, Director of Contract Agency Audits at the Department of Youth & Community Development, and Jenny Walty, Assistant Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services discuss how nonprofits can prepare for and execute audits.
In this program, attorney Holly Gregory of Weil Gotshal & Manges discussed the legal guidelines and responsibilities of board members, and Inna R. White, CIO and founder of the hedge fund Althea Group, detailed some of her personal experiences serving as a board member.
Cause Effective Senior Associates Susan Gabriel and Judy Levine discuss how your small or one-person development shop can build powerful partnerships, prioritize your nonprofit’s funding strategies, manage your workload, and skillfully meet your fundraising goals.