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Getting Aligned on Finance and Mission Strategy
Wednesday, August 22nd, 1:00 PM ET
What do finance and development have in common? A goal to keep the organization on the path to successfully fulfilling its mission. So, it’s critical that finance and development are aligned, not only on this overarching goal, but also on the path they’ll take to getting there. After all, teamwork makes the dream work!

In this panel discussion webinar, industry experts will discuss how finance and development can work together to determine the organization’s path to mission success.
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Introduction to Proposal Writing
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2:00 PM ET
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

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How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2:30 PM ET
Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals:

  • The 5 elements of an engaging website.
  • The one thing every nonprofit should be thinking about, but isn’t.
  • Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

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Turn Your Live Auction Woes into Fundraising Wins
Wednesday, August 22nd, 1:00 PM ET
Are you running the live auction to the best of your ability?

Three things we see that frequently trip up auction organizers are disorganization, lack of ability to package items together effectively, and items not selling well.

This Wednesday, August 22nd, Greater Giving and Winspire are teaming up on a free webinar all about maximizing the results of your live auction and avoiding common pitfalls.
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3 Important Steps Needed to Honor Your Donor: A Donor Stewardship Roadmap
Wednesday, August 22nd, 1:00 PM ET
Join Network for Good and special guest, Lisa Clark, for a webinar about stewarding your donors!

According to data from the Association of Fundraising professionals, the average donor retention rate in the U.S. after the first gift is around 45 percent. It’s an amazing reality that over half of those who give to an organization will not give a second gift. Soliciting new donors is important for growing your nonprofit, but stewarding donors is even more important! Once you have received a gift, how do you ensure a long-lasting relationship with your new donor?

Tune into this webinar to learn about the 3 important steps all fundraisers should take to honor donors. You’ll learn:

  • Exactly what to do once the gift is “in the house”
  • When and how to tell the stories behind the gifts
  • How to leverage events and societies for donor stewardship

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Wherefore Art Thou?: Developing Art Projects on Public Lands
Thursday, August 23rd, 2:00 PM ET
From plein air painting to performances to large-scale installations, art and public lands go hand-in-hand. 

The breadth and beauty of our public lands offer unparalleled opportunities for artistic interpretation and visitation growth. 
 

Join us as we explore the ins-and-outs of developing and showcasing an art project for your public land-projects that expand the life-changing experiences of the lands themselves.

Presenters:
Katie Nyberg, Mississippi Park Connection
Nicki Phelps, Golden Gate National Park Conservancy

The Communications Director’s Guide to Repurposing Content
Thursday, August 23rd, 1:00 PM ET
Cost $20.00
Why should you repurpose your content?

Because when you master the art of repurposing, you’ll get more opens…more clicks…more engagement…and more great content…with LESS work for you!

But it’s more than just cutting and pasting from one channel to the next. There is a right way to reuse your content to get the results you want.

Want to become an expert at this one strategy that could help you WORK LESS, but get BETTER results?

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Networking without Butterflies
Thursday, August 23rd, 1:00 PM ET
Does the idea of networking fill your stomach with butterflies? Join our free webinar and learn new tools and strategies to help you approach networking in a more confident and organized manner.

Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?
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The Compass to Nature Webinar
Thursday, August 23rd, 1:00 PM CT
Join us August 23 as we explore the innovative Compass to Nature approach to teaching in the outdoor classroom. Just as a navigational compass enables us to guide our way outside, the Compass to Nature provides unfailing direction for all who seek to lead others in the development of a caring relationship with the world we live in. During this introductory presentation, you will find out more about how you can use your local environment, a study of naturalists, regular field journaling, phenology, and the sense of wonder to effectively connect people with nature. It works anywhere, any time of year, with children and adults.

The Compass to Nature grew from the internationally-recognized Prairie Science Class partnership at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, part of the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District in Minnesota.

Your presenters are Mona Davis, Fergus Falls Public Schools 4th grade Prairie Science Class teacher and Molly Stoddard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

No registration!
Join Us: http://nctc.adobeconnect.com/eeu/
Call In: 1-866-732-8654;
Participant Passcode: 18374033#.


Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine
Thursday, August 23rd, 2:00 PM ET
Is your membership website an engine that brings in new members while you sleep? If not, I’ll show you how anyone with no tech experience can use membership management software to turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon

In this free webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Three website changes that will start attracting new members right away
  • How to get anyone on your board to easily make updates by themselves (even if they don’t have any tech experience)
  • The top website features our most successful clients use to drive membership growth

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How to Create a Powerful Case for Support
Thursday, August 23rd, 1:00 PM ET
Cost $87.00
The Case for Support is the cornerstone of every fundraising publication at your organization. Join us as we walk you through the proven practices and strategies to create this compelling and powerful organizational road map for your nonprofit. Click to learn more.

You’ll learn from this Live Webinar:

  • Examples of proven Cases for Support for small- and medium-sized nonprofits
  • How to write copy for your Case
  • How to use layout and graphics to create a visually compelling Case for Support
  • How to adapt your Case to different donor groups
  • How to distribute your Case to make the biggest impact
  • And MORE!

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Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow
Monday, August 27th, 1:00 PM ET
How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

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How to Find and Cultivate Faithful Young Donors
Tuesday, August 28th, 2:00 PM ET
Does your faith-focused organization struggle to engage young supporters? You have a powerful story to tell—one that will resonate with millennials and younger community members. Building a pipeline to reach them will help you raise more funds today and ensure that your organization is supported for years to come. Learn how by joining us in this webinar, where you’ll discover:

  • How to approach young donors with the capacity to give
  • The best ways to communicate with millennials, offline and online
  • How to tell a story that compels young supporters
  • Five ways to request gifts from them

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How to Design a Standout Giving Tuesday Campaign
Tuesday, August 28, 10:00 AM PT
Learn how to create a Giving Tuesday campaign that tells an inspiring story and moves donors to give.
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Stops Losing Donors
Tuesday, August 28th, 1:00 PM ET
Cost $79.00
Did you know, according to Blackbaud, 75% of your first-time donors don’t make a second gift? This means you’re losing more donors than you’re gaining. Don’t be a sufferer of this statistic any longer! Join us as guide you through proven steps for making first-time donors happy, dramatically improving your donor retention rates. We will teach you how to nurture new donor relationships with email and social media, how to boost retention with monthly giving and even how to get your board members involved.

You’ll learn from this Live Webinar:

  • How to easily calculate your nonprofit’s donor retention rate
  • Understand the surprising psychology behind why people give (it’s not about the cause OR your nonprofit)
  • Learn the 7 key factors that encourage donors to give again and again
  • How to write a first-time donor email series that encourages that second gift
  • Top 10 mistakes that cause first-time donors to leave
  • And MORE!

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How to Create a Powerful Case for Support
Tuesday, August 28th, 3:00 PM ET
Cost $87.00
The Case for Support is the cornerstone of every fundraising publication at your organization. Join us as we walk you through the proven practices and strategies to create this compelling and powerful organizational road map for your nonprofit. Click to learn more.

You’ll learn from this Live Webinar:

  • Examples of proven Cases for Support for small- and medium-sized nonprofits
  • How to write copy for your Case
  • How to use layout and graphics to create a visually compelling Case for Support
  • How to adapt your Case to different donor groups
  • How to distribute your Case to make the biggest impact
  • And MORE!

Learn more and register 


Getting Monarchs Into Business: Case studies of monarch conservation
Tuesday, August 28th, 2:00 PM ET
Description: Thelma Redick will discuss the business case for support monarch conservation, exploring how businesses work with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) to incorporate conservation into business operations, corporate citizenship initiatives and business management targets. Several quick-fire case studies will introduce the breadth of project types implemented by WHC members, across sectors and with varying resource availability. Susan Kelsey, will then take a deep dive into how GM, a long-time member of the Wildlife Habitat Council, monarch habitat a priority among their suite of pollinator projects in North America. With more than seventy certified programs world-wide, GM has used very effectively used monarch habitat as one way to engage employees and community, enhance habitat, and link to local, regional and national ecological initiatives. Iris Caldwell will then provide an overview of how organizations in the Rights-of-Way as Habitat Working Group are approaching monarch habitat conservation, also featuring a couple of industry case studies.

Presenters:  Iris Caldwell, Energy Resources Center, Thelma Redick, Wildlife Habitat Council and Susan Kelsey, GM.

Register: Getting Monarchs into Business


#Giving Tuesday Game Plan
Wednesday, August 29th, 12:00 PM ET
#GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year and just 12 weeks away! The best way to have a successful Giving Tuesday is to build momentum online and offline. Join Kristal M. Johnson as she shares five components in cultivating a community of connected and engaged donors.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a #GivingTuesday 12-week timeline.
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Introduction to Project Budgets
Wednesday, August 29th, 2:00 PM ET
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. We will discuss:

  • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses
  • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
  • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

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Flash Class: What I Told the Italian Fundraisers: Making Fundraising and Our Sector Stronger
Wednesday, August 29th, 2:00 PM ET
In May 2018, I spoke at the Festival Del Fundraising. I shared 3 concepts that I think are absolutely necessary for our sector and for our work. Challenge ourselves and others. Take risks. Be brave and courageous. And if we pursue all 3 concepts, then I have hope. Otherwise, not so much.
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How to Set Up Your Nonprofit Accounting System-A Beginner’s Guide
Tuesday, August 29th, 3:00 PM ET
Cost $39.00
Nonprofit organization leaders and managers need a clear understanding of financial management to help their organization serve its constituents. Join us and we’ll help your organization be more accountable to funding sources, provide proper transparency to your constituents, demonstrate proper stewardship of your donor funds and build a foundation that will help your organization be more sustainable to fulfill your mission.
You’ll learn from this Live Webinar:

  • Major Differences between For Profit and Nonprofit Accounting
  • What is the difference between a fund and a program
  • How to create a nonprofit chart of accounts
  • How to build a nonprofit budget
  • What is the difference between cash and accrual accounting
  • How to prepare financial statements
  • And more!

This Webinar is Perfect for You if…

  • You are in charge of your organization’s accounting, but you don’t understand accounting.
  • You are a Board Member of a Nonprofit and don’t have a good understanding of nonprofit accounting.
  • Your organization is struggling to prepare timely financial reports

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Illuminating Best Practices for Effective Partnerships
Thursday, August 30th, 2:00 PM ET
Cost
FREE for PLA Members and

PLA Corporate Partners
$25 for NonMembers and Government Employees

Healthy nonprofit and agency partnerships are critical to providing unforgettable visitor experiences on public lands.

Join us as we explore authentic case studies and real-life examples to illuminate the partnership tenets provided in PLA’s brochure “Best Practices for Effective Partnerships.”

We’ll think creatively, using established programs and projects from Oregon’s Discover Your Forest, in partnership with the US Forest Service, to demonstrate the framework outlined in the brochure. A can’t miss!
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Corporate Matching Gifts: The beginner’s Essential Skills
Thursday, August 30th, 1:00 PM ET
Corporate matching gifts are the most important source of revenue you’re probably missing out on. It’s not personal — overall, between $6 and $10 billion in matched donations are left unclaimed by nonprofits every year. So what can you do to change that? In this educational webinar, the presenter will take attendees through everything they need to know about matching gifts. This crash course in corporate matching gifts will include breakdowns of the matching gift process, an overview of popular corporate matching gift programs, and techniques for marketing matching gifts to donors, all with real examples from nonprofits.

Attendees will walk away with actionable strategies to enhance and measure their matching gift performance.
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How to Use LinkedIn to Cultivate the Ideal Audience for Your Fundraising Events
Thursday, August 30th, 2:00 PM ET
You’ve planned out your fundraising events for the year. Your marketing plan is finalized. The board, volunteers, and staff are ready to help. Now it’s time to use the most powerful networking tool available to get the right people to attend your events.

In this leadership webinar, we will show you step-by-step how to identify your ideal audience and connect with them on LinkedIn. Then, we will show you an event sales funnel to drive ticket purchases/RSVPs/attendance.

Who should attend? This session is designed for any nonprofit organization wanting to learn more about growing a strategic fundraising network to boost event attendance.

This webinar will teach you how to:

  • use several approaches to identify your ideal audience on LinkedIn and place them on your nonprofit sales funnel
  • design your engagement strategy for your entire team of board members, staff, and volunteers
  • leverage your LinkedIn network across other marketing channels

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The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World
Thursday, August 30th, 2:00 PM ET
Have you noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to grow your membership?

In this free 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn:

  • All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow
  • 5 proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away
  • How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day

This is not your typical webinar. It follows the story of one membership manager’s challenges, and ultimate triumph.
A story that has inspired thousands of others to grow their memberships faster than ever.
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How to Create Unique Fundraising Events that Excite Your Donors
Thursday, August 30th, 2:30 PM ET
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on improving your organization’s special events. Chad will review the ideal revenue model for events and his rules for event sanity. He will then provide some real world examples on how to move your events in that direction. It is about working smarter, not harder.
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Volunteers in the Workplace: Safeguarding Your Reputation and Protecting You from Liability Through Background Screening
Thursday, August 30th, 2:00 PM ET
Most organizations know the importance of volunteer background screening; however, some may only screen those volunteers working with vulnerable populations or may not be screening at all. Without a comprehensive screening program your organization can be leaving the door open to increased risks that can hurt your people and reputation.
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Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin?
Wednesday, September 26th, 12:00 PM CT
A nonprofit’s board and the staff need to be collaborative partners in order to achieve the mission of the organization. However, there are times where roles and responsibilities, particularly of the executive director and board chair, become blurred. Join us as we clarify where governance stops and management begins.
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10 Step Budgeting Process
Wednesday, October 24th, 12:00 PM CT
The success and usefulness of your budget largely depends on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budget process that will get everyone involved and ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.
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Core Mission Support: Re-visioning Overhead
Wednesday, November 28th, 12:00 PM CT
Nonprofit overhead is not a piece of the budget pie we should try to make smaller, but rather it is core mission support critical to program and mission success. How can we reflect this in our financial charts? We’ll show you the tool we’ve created to transform the conversation from overhead to core mission support and demonstrate how you can use this new re-visioning template at your nonprofit.
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12 Golden Rules of Finance
Wednesday, December 19th, 12:00 PM CT
Finance is one of your nonprofit’s most valuable tools, not a subject to be scared of. We’ll walk through real nonprofit examples and reports to help you become more comfortable with terminology, accounting rules, roles and responsibilities, and procedures and policies.
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