Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant at the Monitor Institute, and co-author of the book Forces for Good, discusses high-impact nonprofits. Heather was a guest speaker at the Foundation Center's 2011 Network Days, which took place in San Francisco, CA.
Forming a strategic alliance can be a difficult undertaking for an organization. Kate Dewey of Dewey & Kaye Nonprofit & Foundation Consultants discusses some strategies and “red flags” to watch out for when forming an alliance.
Many non-profits struggle to throw successful special events. Deb Hermann of Ghostlight Productions shares tips on how to throw the right event for your organization.
John Kenyon, Nonprofit Technology Educator & Strategist, discusses the dos and don’ts of social media for nonprofits. John was a visiting speaker at Network Days, 2011.
JD Lasica, founder of Socialbrite, answers the question: “What are the top three social media musts for nonprofits?” and forecasts the next hottest tool.
Vallery Gaines, Area Development Director of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), talks about scholarship and educational funding.
John La Rocca talks about the important of an outcome management-based approach.
This panel discussion centers around nonprofit mergers and the legal and leadership issues involved in this type of collaboration.
Panelists discuss their own experiences with nonprofit fundraising, give information on where to learn more about fundraising in general and share tips on how to break into the field.
Linda Olejko and Melanie Quackenbush of Glenmede’s Philanthropic Advisory Services talk about how they assist grant seekers and foundations in effective, strategic grantmaking and collaboration.
Tim Delaney, President and CEO, National Council of Nonprofits, discusses issues facing nonprofits and the public policy questions that must be addressed in order to preserve the viability and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations. A panel discussion follows.
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.
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.
Ginger Mlakar, Director of Donor Relations, The Cleveland Foundation discusses the ins and outs of donor-advised funds.
Dr. Robert Fischer of Case Western Reserve University discusses why program evaluation is important, as well as some of the pitfalls that can occur.
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.
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.
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.
From The Case Foundation, in collaboration with Facebook Causes and The Foundation Center: Sarah Koch of Causes on Facebook discusses how to best engage supporters online. Koch suggests that organizations provide opportunities for users to actively participate rather than just absorb information in order to foster involvement and excitement.
From The Case Foundation, in collaboration with Facebook Causes and The Foundation Center: How can nonprofits best use Causes on Facebook for advocacy, awareness, and fundraising? Sarah Koch shares tips for taking advantage of the tools Causes offers -- from creating compelling content to building a community of supporters.