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Advancing Your Development Career: Tips for Success

Sep 13, 2011  

Learn from a panel of development experts how to take steps to advance your career in fundraising.

Is Fundraising the Career for You? Assessment Strategies for Jobseekers

Aug 26, 2011  

Guest speaker Dr. Beth Ross helps you learn how to assess your own career goals, job skills, and professional experience to see if they align with a career in fundraising.

Emerging Arts Professionals: A Conversation with Adam Fong

Oct 20, 2011  

Adam Fong, Co-Founder of Emerging Arts Professionals (EAP), SF Bay Area, discusses the importance of networking and building community among fellow arts professionals.

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?: A Conversation with Dianne Debicella, Fractured Atlas

Oct 12, 2011  

Dianne Debicella, Fractured Atlas, defines fiscal sponsorship and discusses why an individual artist or emerging arts organization may opt for fiscal sponsorship.

Best Practices for High-Impact Nonprofits with Heather McLeod Grant

Oct 07, 2011  

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.

Nonprofit Strategic Alliances: A Conversation with Kate Dewey

Oct 24, 2011  

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.

Deb Hermann of Ghostlight Productions Shares Tips on Special Event Planning

Oct 21, 2011  

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.

Nonprofits and Social Media: A Conversation with John Kenyon

Oct 07, 2011  

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.

Using Your Social Networks to Create Impact: A Conversation with JD Lasica

Jul 20, 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.

Scholarship and Education Funding: The United Negro College Fund

Sep 16, 2011  

Vallery Gaines, Area Development Director of UNCF (United Negro College Fund), talks about scholarship and educational funding.

Outcome Thinking and Management: A Conversation with John La Rocca

Sep 27, 2011  

John La Rocca talks about the important of an outcome management-based approach.

Nonprofit Collaborations: Focus on Mergers

Jul 27, 2011  

This panel discussion centers around nonprofit mergers and the legal and leadership issues involved in this type of collaboration.

Changing Careers: Making the Transition to Nonprofit Fundraising

Jul 20, 2011  

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.

The Changing World of Philanthropy: A Conversation with Glenmede

Aug 26, 2011  

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.

Nonprofit Issues Forum - After the Great Recession: Governments and Nonprofits in Crisis

Apr 01, 2011  

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.

Raising Money Over the Internet: Diversifying Fundraising Efforts With Online Tools

Jul 13, 2011  

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.

Meet the Scholarship Funders: Financing Your Education

Jul 11, 2011  

Learn about various sources of financial aid and effective application strategies from program directors and scholarship recipients.

Bringing Down the House: How to Plan a Fundraising House Party

Jun 08, 2011  

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 of The Cleveland Foundation Talks About Donor-Advised Funds

Jul 22, 2011  

Ginger Mlakar, Director of Donor Relations, The Cleveland Foundation discusses the ins and outs of donor-advised funds.

Showing That Your Work Matters: Robert Fischer on Program Evaluation

Jul 14, 2011  

Dr. Robert Fischer of Case Western Reserve University discusses why program evaluation is important, as well as some of the pitfalls that can occur.

Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling

Apr 19, 2011  

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.

Meet the Grantmakers: Online Grant Applications and Reporting

Jun 07, 2011  

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

Jun 02, 2011  

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.

Creating a Successful Nonprofit Organization: Getting it Right the First Time

Jun 01, 2011  

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.

Nonprofit Collaboration: Focus on Networks and Coalitions

May 24, 2011  

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.