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Boards are the owners of organizations. It’s time they act like it. At this workshop we will speak frankly about board responsibilities and discuss how to, in a firm but friendly way, insist on strong board leadership. In most situations boards should be raising 10-20% of an organization’s budget. This workshop walks through many aspects of accomplishing this; starting from board recruitment, onboarding, board planning and includes the tough task of asking board members to exit. You will receive concrete tools and tips to use immediately with your board to improve their fundraising. For more info contact us.
Boards are the owners of organizations. It’s time they act like it. At this workshop we will speak frankly about board responsibilities and discuss how to, in a firm but friendly way, insist on strong board leadership. In most situations boards should be raising 10-20% of an organization’s budget. This workshop walks through many aspects of accomplishing this; starting from board recruitment, onboarding, board planning and includes the tough task of asking board members to exit. You will receive concrete tools and tips to use immediately with your board to improve their fundraising. The advanced version of this workshop has additional materials and goes deeper into the subject. It assumes that participants have at least 1-2 years experience working with nonprofit boards. For more info contact us.
It’s overwhelming, I know. Raising money online holds so much promise but it’s sooooo complicated and where do I begin? Breathe in…breathe out. Now, with a sense of calm and confidence we will wade into the waters of making sure your cause or organization has the basics in place for digital/online fundraising. This practical workshop goes over the “must have” elements to online fundraising. If you are worried you are behind your peers – don’t. Most small organizations are afraid they could be doing more. Stand tall and be proud that you have the fundamentals covered with a checklist of essentials.
“Facebook Fundraisers” are an amazing way to raise quick and easy money for your cause. You don’t even need to be a 501(c)(3) organization to raise money! As functionality has increased, more and more people are using this powerful tool to grow their impact. But a lot can go wrong. Don't make mistakes and squander your time, volunteers, or goodwill. In this free webinar we cover the 8 expert tips on how to raise $10K+ for your organization. You will also get a free cheatsheet.
A solid development plan can be powerful. Imagine knowing exactly how much you need to raise, from whom, and by when. Even if you die, quit or get fired tomorrow, this plan would still exist! Come learn the elements of a strong development plan that will impress your board and your team. For more info contact us.
Your reputation is EVERYTHING. We have seen that a lie can make its way halfway around the world while the truth is still tying its shoelaces. What would happen tomorrow if true or untrue information came out to the public in the most biased and unflattering way? Would your donors stand with you, or would they abandon you? Things spread on the internet quickly and they can’t be taken down. Fact-checking in newsrooms has taken a backseat to “click bait.” How can you weather that storm? Or better yet, prevent the crisis in the first place? Learn how to prevent a media crisis and how to prepare your organization with a written plan for how to survive them. For more info contact us.
Are you worried about speaking to the press? Don’t. Harnessing the media to amplify your message and your mission is critical. Instead of sweating the small stuff, take charge of your media wizardry by learning message discipline, who your audience actually is and how to be sound-byte ready at the drop of a hat. This practical workshop is participatory and you will learn pro-tips on handing broadcast or print reporters and bloggers. For more info contact us.
Running a non-profit organization is an amazing opportunity. But it can also be scary, lonely, isolating, stressful, and incredibly hard. We don't train our executive directors well. There is no manual and your bosses (the board) don't even work there, so they can't train you. Even if you have been an executive director before, it is a sink or swim game. You need someone in your corner; a place to turn for help. Help is here! This course will show you what executive directors do and cover common mistakes they make - and how you can avoid them. You've got this. And we have your back. The course covers:
Don't suffer imposter syndrome any further. Stop reading books about how to be an executive director. Learn from me. I have been an executive director for four organizations. I have seen almost everything. I'll give you a short cut to learning the job in about 10 hours of course work. For more info contact us. Find the course HERE.
So your organization does good work. But does it ever feel like the spigot of people needing help never turns off? What if you could address social problems at the root? If you want to make a change upstream, that means changing the policies and practices of the powerful. It can be done, but it takes focus, friends and ferocity. Come learn how advocacy works, how to look more powerful than you are and how to be focused like a laser beam on the tactics that work. For more info contact us.