Fundraising & Development

Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
During part two of this two-part webinar, Kivi will makeover the e-newsletters of a handful of participants. You'll learn how to identify and fix common mistakes and how very small changes to certain elements of a newsletter can drastically improve its effectiveness.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Email is powerful. It's inexpensive. It's fast. And when done well, e-newsletters and action alerts can inspire your donors to give more money and time to your good cause. The only problem is that most nonprofit e-communications does just the opposite: It overwhelms supporters with too much information, distracts them away from what's most important, and leaves them with more questions than answers.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Major gift fundraising can be fun and interesting. You may just need a new way to go about it. You need to create a relationship with a prospect that's organic, natural and fun. The "soft sell" approach to fundraising lets the donor lead the way.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization's support.
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.
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