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.
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.
From The Case Foundation, in collaboration with Facebook Causes and The Foundation Center: How can nonprofits raise funds more effectively? Sarah Koch of Causes on Facebook shares her recommendations for online fundraising related to a specific initiative.
From The Case Foundation, in collaboration with The Foundation Center: VP of Communications Allie Burns shares tips for using Facebook and Twitter professionally for an organization.
From The Case Foundation, in collaboration with The Foundation Center: VP of Communications Allie Burns shares why it is necessary that organizations utilize both personal and professional twitter accounts for executing communications.
From The Case Foundation, in collaboration with The Foundation Center: VP of Communications Allie Burns shares tips on how to manage your time to effectively when using professional social media
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.
Hear several Bay Area corporate givers reflect on corporate philanthropy in the current economic environment.
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.
In this program, representatives of four grantmaking organizations discuss how current economic forces are impacting foundation support for the arts.
Susan O. Althans, Senior Associate for the McGregor Foundation, answers specific questions regarding grantmaking for human services programs in the Cleveland area.
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.
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.
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.