Fundraising & Development

Professional Development Event
Posted May 14, 2012

AFP-GPC continues its commitment to providing diversity and inclusiveness programs with a full-day of education and professional development.

Professional Development Event
Posted May 10, 2012
Sessions are not just for opera companies! These special sessions, featuring some of the most influential arts leaders, address vital issues affecting the entire arts industry, such as engaging new audiences, creating meaningful community relationships, rethinking traditional leadership practices and fostering artistic creativity.
Professional Development Event
Posted May 7, 2012
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
ou are on Facebook and Twitter . . . But why? Take your social media outreach to the next level.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
With more and more communications channels out there, your supporters are getting bombarded with more and more messages from for-profit and non-profit sectors alike. So how can you make sure your organization stands out? (Hint: it’s not by jumping on the next social media tool.) You can build stronger campaigns by taking inspiration from your brand, and carrying your story strategically across many platforms.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Research proves that thank-you letters are incredibly important in turning a first-time donor into a life-long giver. Donors want much more than an acknowledgement and receipt. They want to know how you used the gift and that they are a genuine part of your success.
Professional Development Event
Posted April 25, 2012
Even the most analytical person makes emotional decisions. Emotion is inspiring … motivating … captivating … engaging. Emotion drives us all day long, even if it’s hidden from our conscious thoughts. If you want to do everything you can with the copy to boost response, then using emotion in your appeal letters is essential.
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.

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