Fundraising & Development

Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Learn how to enhance your organization's competitiveness and strengthen its financial health.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Learn to navigate and use the wide range of resources available on the Foundation Center's newest web site, GrantSpace.org.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
earn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 23, 2012

The Smithsonian Institution and the William Penn Foundation have each recently completed long-range plans that take on complex issues and acknowledge the critical need for collaboration and additional investments. Come hear from these organizations and the communications firm that has served them — as they talk about how to seek investors to support large-scale agendas, and about what they see before them in the rapidly changing world of nonprofit philanthropy.

Professional Development Event
Posted April 19, 2012
This webinar, based on the upcoming book by Ellen Bristol and Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE will help you look at how your fundraising efforts are really going. Participants in the webinar will have the opportunity to complete the Leaky Bucket assessment online prior to the webinar. Results for organizations nationally and results for webinar participants in particular, will be reviewed in the webinar. Participants will then be given some ideas on how to fix their fundraising and stop the “leaks” in their own “buckets.”
Professional Development Event
Posted April 19, 2012
This course will demystify planned giving techniques making them easy to understand, so that you can evaluate what will work for your organization.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 6, 2012
How do you tell the story of your organization online? Blogs, emails, and photos, are great, but nothing is as compelling to people as video. In this session, we’ll explore the principals of good storytelling, the tools and techniques for creating amazing amateur video, examples of successful nonprofit videos, and the tools and strategies that can help you share your creations.
Blog Post
Posted April 5, 2012
Nine music organizations have been awarded a total of $858,430 in grants through the Pew Charitable Trusts's Philadelphia Music Project, a program run by Pew's Center for Arts and Heritage, center officials announced Wednesday.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 29, 2012

We all have areas of strengths and weaknesses; however, if we have no self-awareness and do not seek the proper training, we limit our ability to be effective messengers, which in turn can affect our (and our organization’s) credibility.   During this session we will explore ways you can write or speak your message more clearly.  Join the Catalyst Center and Esther Hughes of Sister's U for this informative session.  Due to the generous support of MileStone Bank, this session is being offered free of charge.  Space is limited.

Professional Development Event
Posted March 27, 2012

As we enter a new era driven by the rapid evolution of technology, museum operations and management will be forced to adapt while at the same time balancing traditional roles as collection and preservation institutions.

Blog Post
Posted March 23, 2012
The PNC Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1 million to extend regional access to performances and the arts. This year, the fourth of a five-year grant-making cycle, 25 organizations received funding through the PNC Arts Alive program, foundation officials said.
Blog Post
Posted March 22, 2012
Insurance carrier Lincoln Financial said Wednesday it has awarded $439,000 in grants to 32 local nonprofits with the goal of strengthening art education opportunities and access to the arts for Philadelphia residents.
Blog Post
Posted March 22, 2012
The PNC Foundation has awarded grants totaling $1 million to extend regional access to performances and the arts. This year, the fourth of a five-year grant-making cycle, 25 organizations received funding through the PNC Arts Alive program, foundation officials said.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 20, 2012
Donors are the lifeblood of your small organization, volunteers the strong backs upon which it is built. You rely on them, and on the partners and other constituents who interact with your nonprofit on a daily basis. Tracking them all involves creating and maintaining a lot of data.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 20, 2012
Fundraising via email requires an understanding of a number of different elements - designing an email campaign, writing an email, avoiding spam filters, broadcast email tools, online donation tools, and more. We'll walk through what you'll need to know to design your own email fundraising campaign.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 20, 2012

From the time we are old enough to speak, people ask us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This very interactive session will help you explore your career paths and opportunities. It will help you answer such questions as: How do you know what area of fundraising is for you or even if resource development is what you want to do? Do you want be a hands-on fundraiser or move to opportunities in leadership and management? If you are looking for a new job, what are the strategies that will help you find the career opportunity that is right for you?

Professional Development Event
Posted March 14, 2012
A monthly networking breakfast for fundraisers hosted by the AFPGPC at various locations throughout the Philadelphia region. This month's gathering will take place in Center City Philadelphia and the discussion topic is third-party fundraising.
Professional Development Event
Posted March 5, 2012

Program planning is critical to the development of mission-driven programs that meet constituent needs, demonstrate impact through measurable outcomes and have sustainable marketing and funding strategies. This workshop presented by the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University will explore best practices in program design, development and implementation.

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