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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…Find out more »
Learn the intricacies of the legal and accounting risks with special events. Gain an understanding of how special events (marathons, walks, galas, etc) impact your nonprofit organization. Learn the nuances between the GAAP and tax reporting of special events. Learning Objective: Participants will understand the impacts of the legal and accounting risk for their nonprofit organization. Course Outline: New events Volunteer considerations Legal risk Insurance as a mitigation strategy Sponsorships (Tax and GAAP) Financial reporting Tax compliance Program Level: Basic…Find out more »
By now, you’re well-aware that building your brand and promoting your organization requires posting on social media, sending emails, writing blog posts, and updating your website. But who has the time? Where do you start? What do you say? What you really need is a plan. This seminar covers the who, what, when, where, and why of cost-efficient, time-efficient content marketing strategy. It helps you to execute an effective content campaign using the resources you already have. Learn how to…Find out more »
Asking for the gift can be intimidating to development professionals, much less executive staff and board members. Yet the process of cultivating and ultimately asking for a major gift cannot be a one-person show, particularly for nonprofits seeking to grow their fundraising revenue. This session offers practical advice to help close major gifts and can be used as a teaching tool to engage organizational leadership. Learning objectives: Asking for major gifts Training volunteers and executive staff to ask Recognizing other…Find out more »
Come to understand the basic legal and tax concepts for nonprofits, from formation to application, and you will understand why charities do the things they do. Learning Objectives: • To understand the basic legal and governance structure of a nonprofit corporation • To understand the fundamental tax concepts applicable to charities • To be able to recognize and address common governance and tax issues for charities Course Outline: • Nonprofit Structure • Tax Structure • Fiduciary Duties • Good Governance…Find out more »
Message creation is all about finding the perfect words cultivating a distinctive tone that feels like you, your brand, or your organization. It’s about staying true to yourself and your story while ensuring that your voice is heard by the people who need to hear it. This seminar discusses harnessing your unique voice, understanding your ideal audience, and creating messages that captivate, educate, and move them. Then, we translate that voice into writing articles, blog posts, website copy, speeches, podcasts,…Find out more »