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September 2019

Navigating Uncharted Territory: Current Trends in Philanthropy, Fundraising and the Nonprofit Sector

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Following nonprofit sector news these days can leave fundraising professionals feeling alarmed. Stories about the new tax law, growth of donor advised funds and increasing wealth inequality mostly abound with dire predictions, leaving some of us wondering whether the sky is truly falling. This session will provide 2018 Giving USA data showing the effects of the new tax law on philanthropy and offer insights about the current environment to distinguish the sensational headlines from real emerging concerns. Practitioners will leave…

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15 Tools for Motivating Your Board

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Why are so many volunteers and staff members reluctant to participate in approaching prospects and donors?  How can board chairs, development committee members, nonprofit CEOs and professional fundraising staff lead their board and volunteer teams to own - and even enjoy - the essential and ultimately rewarding work of major gifts fundraising? This workshop provides practical concepts, tools, and activities for: Understanding prospect and donor needs, and Increasing the comfort level and confidence of staff and volunteers in approaching prospects…

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October 2019

First Things First: Positioning Your Organization for Fundraising Success

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Is your organization positioned for fundraising success?  Even an effective fundraising program will be limited in what it can achieve if it is operating in isolation.  A truly successful fundraising program with unlimited potential requires that other organizational systems operate successfully and synergistically with fundraising.  This session explores nine organizational elements successful fundraising depends on and practical tools and strategies for enhancing each one.  As a result, you will understand how these elements enhance or erode fundraising success and will…

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Developing the Most Powerful Tool in Fund Development: The Case Statement

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Vision, mission and values statements are essential, but are not substantive enough to compel a prospect to give.  Strategic plans are vital as well, but not compelling to read.  How, then, do we talk about our organization to prospects and donors?  How are we describing the problem our organization addresses and the impact our work creates?  What materials do we use to give donors what they really want - An in-depth picture the change their gifts will create!  How can…

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Cyber Security: Risk Management for Nonprofits

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Nonprofit organizations are no less likely to be the target of a cyber attack than for-profit companies. However, the consequences for a nonprofit can be much worse because our ability to achieve our mission depends on the goodwill of our stakeholders, and if we lose our reputation, we risk losing everything. So what should we be doing? This course will offer a framework for assessing and managing cyber risks and will offer guidance for responding to a crisis.  Participants will…

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Supervisor’s Guide to EEO Fundamentals

October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Learn the basics of EEO that all supervisors should know, but often don't.   You will learn how illegal workplace discrimination is proven, and you will hear practical tips for staying in compliance with the law when hiring, promoting, disciplining or discharging an employee.  The session will cover workplace harassment and the responsibilities all managers have to protect their employees.  The session will also cover illegal retaliation and offer tips for how to effectively manage an employee who has made a…

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Get Hands-On With Outcomes: Design-Your-Own Survey Workshop

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Fort Worth – click for parking details, Westbend I, 1701 River Run, Suite 1002
Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Surveys often play an integral role in data collection and analysis, and proper survey design is key to ensuring you are getting answers to the questions you have about your program and its results.  Question creation is one of the most important aspects of an evaluation--the types of questions asked and the way they are asked can affect the data you are able to collect as well as the questions you are able to answer about your program. This workshop…

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Effective Fundraising Leadership

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Leadership is the number one success factor in any fundraising endeavor.  In this session, participants explore: Board and staff leadership in fundraising Ethical practice in fundraising How diversity and inclusion impact fundraising The issues of “overhead” and “full costs” Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness Discussions will draw on pre-reads and participants’ experiences in fundraising to clarify roles and challenges leaders must be prepared to address to ensure their organizations are positioned for fundraising success. Learning objectives: Understand the role of the development…

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Needs Assessment

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CNM Dallas (Suite 1025), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1025
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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The process of planning or developing new programs is complex for many nonprofit organizations, as they need to negotiate with limited resources, challenging field realities, and expectations from stakeholders. Needs and Resource Assessment is a useful approach that can help organizations make better decisions about their interventions and justify their programs based on hard evidence. It involves determining target groups, level of needs, and resources available to address the gaps. The process and the findings of such assessments can help…

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November 2019

ABCs of Grant Seeking

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CNM Dallas (New Location), 6688 N. Central Expressway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75206 United States
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Grant proposal writing should be an integral part of your overall fundraising program. Do you have essential knowledge and skills needed to develop effective foundation proposals? Do you know the three types of proposals?  Do you know the 11 parts of a proposal? Do you know the five stages of grant seeking? This session will help you develop a grant proposal writing process with tips, techniques and templates to help make your organization more successful with grant support. Suitable for…

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