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Legal Considerations Before Starting a Nonprofit: Becoming Incorporated

Mar 14, 2013  

Learn how to get incorporated, secure your 501(c)(3) status, register your charity for fundraising, and more, with attorneys from the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP of New York City. Presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public interest.

Raising Funds and Relationships: Crowdfunding Tips for Nonprofits

Mar 13, 2013  

Four tips that you can implement today to make your next crowdfunding campaign a success! With Jed Cohen, founder and COO of RocketHub, one of the world's largest and most successful crowdfunding platforms, who heads the discussion about expanding your fundraising skill set through crowdfunding.

Recruitment Tips: Getting Corporate Professionals on Your Board

Apr 10, 2013  

Four tips on how to get corporate professionals to join -- and love being part of -- your board, from Steven K. Orr, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Orr Associates, Inc., and Executive Director & Founder of Youth, I.N.C.

Business Planning: Identifying Your Nonprofit’s Niche

Apr 03, 2013  

Molly Penn and Deborah Flood from Penn Flood Consulting discuss where to begin with your nonprofits business or strategic plan. Then they walk you through the elements, which include a sound business plan, starting with finding your non-profit's niche.

Is Your Board Active? A Funder’s Perspective on Board Engagement

Oct 19, 2012  

“It’s like religion. You have to make me believe!” Do your board members act as ambassadors and fundraisers for your organization?

Don’t Limit Your Dreams: The Importance of Collaboration

Oct 19, 2012  

Are you collaborating with other organizations in your community? Are you limiting your dreams by staying inside of your own walls?

How to Treat Your Donors: One Donor’s Advice

Oct 19, 2012  

Do you treat your donors like they're family? A foundation president/trustee for two foundations shares her advice on how to treat your donors that will set you apart from the competition.

How to Apply to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Aug 24, 2012  

How do you apply to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland?  What types of support does the federation offer?

How to Approach the Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Aug 24, 2012  

How does the Jewish Federation of Cleveland work?  How can your organization reach out to the federation and build relationships with the foundations involved?

Top 5 Do’s in Board Development with Lisa Hoffman

Mar 20, 2013  

Lisa Hoffman, coach & consultant, shares her five tips for effective board development. Among her tips, Lisa emphasizes the need for ongoing recruitment, approaching accountability with grace, and developing a culture of appreciation between the board and staff. 

Secure the Future: Building a Diversified Funding Base for Your Nonprofit

Mar 06, 2013  

This workshop explores what it takes to expand and sustain a blend of support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. 

Making Collaborations Work

Feb 21, 2013  

Learn from two experts in the field about how to make a collaboration that works and succeeds.  

Grantwriting for Artists: Perfecting Your Proposal

Feb 14, 2013  

Discover how to research funding, decode application questions, and focus artistic career goals during the grant writing process.

Crowdfunding Fundamentals: Creating a Compelling Campaign

Feb 12, 2013  

Presenters discuss video production and social media video tips, choosing the right crowdfunding platform for the type of project, and lessons learned from previous local nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns.

Expanding Your Prospect Research: Understanding SEC Filings

Jan 30, 2013  

Have you found everything you can about your prospects from Google? Do you want to improve your organization’s funding research? Our expert teaches you how to use Securities and Exchange Commission filings to learn more information about potential prospects.

Improving Long-term Performance: Business Planning for Nonprofits

Feb 07, 2013  

Panelists discuss how to integrate business considerations into planning for mission strategy, resources, and performance. 

3 Critical Steps for Success: An Arts Funder Outlines Key Practices for Grantseekers

Jun 12, 2012  

Jill Paulsen, director of grants programs from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC), shares three key practices that prospective grantees should engage in.

Joining the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): A Step-by-Step Application Guide

Jan 23, 2013  

How do you join the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign? Should you apply to the local, state, or the national level? Mary Ann Sallas, the director of the NYC Campaign answers all of your questions about applying to the CFC.

Getting Board Members Involved in Fundraising: A Case Study

Dec 05, 2012  

Persuading board members to take an active role in fundraising efforts can be a major goal for many nonprofits. 

Saint Luke's Foundation: Grantmaking Strategies for Solving Complex Problems

May 08, 2012  

Learn about recent changes to the Saint Luke's Foundation's grantmaking from LaTida Smith, Vice President, Programs, Outcomes and Learning.

Trends in Fueling and Sustaining Innovation in the Arts

Oct 24, 2012  

Learn about the trends that are driving and sustaining arts innovation from Bay-area funders.

Powered by Pro Bono: A Discussion with the Taproot Foundation

Jan 09, 2013  

Aaron Hurst, founder and president of Taproot Foundation, discusses highlights from Taproot’s new book, Powered by Pro Bono (Jossey-Bass, 2012). This new resource for the nonprofit community presents a step-by-step guide to enable nonprofits to plan for and turn on their pro bono potential.

Viral Fundraising: Using Crowdfunding to Spread Your Message

Dec 12, 2012  

Representatives from organizations that have successfully used crowdsourcing techniques share their stories and crowdfunding experts discuss what makes a campaign successful.

Mario Morino: Investing in Leaders Who Stop at Nothing in Pursuit of Greater Social Impact

Oct 04, 2012  

Mario Morino discusses critically important conversations every nonprofit board and leadership team should have about high performance, courageous leadership, performance culture, innovation, and merit-based funding.

Trends in Fueling and Sustaining Innovation in the Arts [Highlights]

Oct 24, 2012  

4 Bay-area funders discuss how they support diversity in their respective organizations.