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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.

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. 

Securing a Government Grant

Mar 19, 2013  

Consultant Marilyn Hoyt and Jeff Rosenstock, Institutional Development and Major Gifts Officer of Queens College, explain how to set your project and organization apart from others and how to get that extra edge when applying for competitive government grants.

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.

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.

How To Plan for Revenue Growth

Nov 16, 2012  

How can nonprofits plan for revenue growth and diversification? Nancy Osgood answers quick questions on this topic.

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.

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?

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?

Why Boot Camp? Marilyn Hoyt Chats About Intensive Proposal Writing Training

Sep 21, 2012  

Marilyn Hoyt discusses the Proposal Writers Boot Camp course offered by the Foundation Center.

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?

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?

Collaborating for Good

May 01, 2012  

Find out how nonprofits are collaborating, what's motivating them, and how foundations are supporting them.

Foundation Center Training: Welcome Aboard

Apr 19, 2012  

Please fasten your seatbelts and prepare to learn the skills that will help your nonprofit succeed. Welcome aboard!

Creating a Nonprofit Business Plan that Works

Feb 22, 2012  

In this session, panelists Alvin J. Donius, Elaine Grogan Luttrull, and Fran Smyth explain the components of a professional business plan for nonprofits.

What Advice Do You Have for Organizations Approaching You For the First Time?

Dec 07, 2011  

Grantmakers share their insights and advice on proposals, relationships with nonprofit organizations, and more.

What Are Potential Red Flags When You Are Reviewing Proposals?

Dec 07, 2011  

Grantmakers share their insights and advice on proposals, relationships with nonprofit organizations, and more.

What Advice Do You Have for Organizations That You Turn Down?

Dec 07, 2011  

Grantmakers share their insights and advice on proposals, relationships with nonprofit organizations, and more.

What Makes a Proposal Stand Out From Others?

Dec 02, 2011  

Grantmakers share their insights and advice on proposals, relationships with nonprofit organizations, and more.

Bay Area Arts Grantmaking in a Time of Change

Oct 20, 2011  

Panelists describe their funding priorities, share current regional arts funding trends, and reflect on best practices for approaching foundations for support during challenging economic times.

State of the Arts with Lisa Cremin, Director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund

Oct 03, 2011  

Lisa Cremin, director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, provides insights on recent trends in the arts.