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Volunteers Are NOT Free! Building a Volunteer Program That Flourishes

Since April of last year, a combination of factors — the Serve America Act, The NYC Service initiative, and the economy — has significantly increased the number of nonprofit volunteers. What elements go into a charity's decision to accept, train, and choose the right assignment for a volunteer? Learn some of the ingredients of a successful volunteer program. This is a recording of a live event.

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The Volunteer Leadership Ladder

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.

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Philanthropy Chat: Tobie Stein on Fundraising for Performing Arts

Tobie Stein, director of the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Performing Arts Management at Brooklyn College and author of Performing Arts Management: A Handbook of Professional Practices, describes the fundraising environment for performing arts groups and provides guidance for organizations preparing for their next fundraising campaign.

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Philanthropy Chat: Shelly Cryer on Nonprofit Careers

Shelly Cryer, author of The Nonprofit Career Guide: How to Land a Job That Makes a Difference, talks about transition rates in the arts sector, accountability standards, becoming an executive director, and preparing for a career in the nonprofit sector.

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Philanthropy Chat: Rob Sheehan on Strategy Development for Nonprofits

Dr. Robert M. Sheehan, Jr. discusses how strategy development will help nonprofits overcome “mission gap” and increase their organizational impact. He also points out the seven deadly sins of nonprofit strategy. Sheehan is the Academic Director of the Executive MBA Program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Philanthropy Chat: Nicole Hanrahan on Earned Income

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.

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Philanthropy Chat: Marilyn Hoyt Discusses Reality Fundraising

Joe Winter from C4 Atlanta interviews Marilyn Hoyt, nonprofit consultant and Foundation Center instructor, about her program "Reality Fundraising: Lessons Learned from Successful Arts Organizations”, presented during Funding for Arts Month at the Foundation Center-Atlanta.