Morrie Warshawski, consultant and author of Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video, shares advice and lessons learned from his many years of helping filmmakers, arts organizations, and other nonprofit groups fulfill their fundraising goals.
David La Piana, author of Strategic Restructuring: Mergers, Integrations and Alliances, provides best practices in how nonprofits should approach collaborations, mergers, and other types of partnerships.
Co-founder and partner Ann M. Duffett and president Steve Farkas of The Farkas Duffett Research Group (FDR Group) offer conceptual and practical steps to evaluate your organization and programs. They demystify the language of evaluation by explaining the different types of research tools that can inform decision-making, the difference between quantitative and qualitative research, and how to organize focus groups and surveys in order to elicit useful feedback.
Aaron Hurst, founder and CEO of the Taproot Foundation, discusses lessons his organization has learned over the last decade of managing volunteer teams, the current climate for corporate philanthropy and workplace volunteering, and how nonprofits can most effectively harness the volunteer talent that’s currently on the market.
Kristina Morris, Program Associate for The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, discusses their scholarships program and how individuals can apply to help fund their education.
Jonathan Bydlak, executive director of DiscoverScholars.org, discusses how the nonprofit online service enables donors to direct their contributions to the types of students they would like to fund. The nonprofit then awards scholarships to students based on the interests of donors in the marketplace.
Learn about what makes a successful volunteer program; how to plan, manage, and evaluate corporate volunteer efforts; and details about Credit Suisse's volunteer program. This is a recording of a live event in New York on April 30, 2009.
Nicole Hanrahan, director of Community Wealth Ventures, discusses strategies nonprofits can use to generate their own revenue, based on her experience as a consultant to an array of organizations pursuing business ventures in the areas of economic development, education, and other major fields. Ms. Hanrahan shares advice, tips, and pitfalls to avoid when beginning a nonprofit social enterprise aimed at earned income.
Learn the basic principles of fundraising from individuals, with particular emphasis on understanding the stages of the Donor Development Cycle. Judy Levine and Greg Cohen of Cause Effective answer questions on how to find and approach prospects, how to recognize their gifts, and the board's role in fundraising. This is a recording of a live event.
Author and speaker Morrie Warshawski discusses how individuals, government agencies, foundations, corporations, small businesses, and other nonprofits can be possible supporters for film and video work. He helps grantseekers to assess which of these may be suitable prospects for a project and explains why filmmakers need skills in approaching each of these funder types. This is a recording of a live event.
Fundraising consultant and author Jane C. Geever gives insights into the proposal process from the grantmaker's perspective. This is a recording of a live event.