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You've identified a prospect that seems like a match for your program, and now you are poised to begin writing your grant. But the difference between a winning and losing proposal may well hinge on what you do before you type that first word. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to screening grantmakers and organizing the grant, including steps to determine if the grantmaker is a stron...
(This is part one of a two-part series. While you are not required to register for both parts, we encourage you to do so.)
Every nonprofit organization dreams of finding that rich benefactor who willingly donates millions of dollars to its cause. And for many of our agencies, that's the extent of our major donor thinking. And that's a shame — although the One Big Gift is highly unlikely to co...
(This is part two of a two-part series. While you are not required to register for both parts, we encourage you to do so.)
By far the most effective means of solicitation — ten times as effective as mail and five times as effective as a personal phone call by most estimates — is the personal solicitation. However, for many people, the art of the ask is also one of the most difficult skills ...
In this webinar, participants will learn how to:
Use the letter of inquiry to more effectively connect with a grant maker's guidelines and priorities.
Transform disorganized proposals into logical, sequential and persuasive arguments for funding.
Incorporate data and statistics to support (and not bury) your needs statement.
Overcome stylistic challenges (such as writing too much or too ...
Limit your "crisis fundraising" and increase your income through fund development planning. Ideal for managers, fund development staff, and board members, this one-hour webinar will introduce the basic steps in fund development planning and present tools and examples for taking this process into your own organization. Topics include:
The importance of a diversified funding base
This webinar is designed as a basic introduction to grantwriting. Ready, Set, Grantwrite! addresses the essential components of successful grant proposals. Participants will come away with the basic how-to's, including: writing a compelling needs statement; defining clear goals and objectives; developing the methods, evaluation component, and budget; and putting the package together....
The nightly news is full of stories of people losing their jobs and their homes, and many fundraisers are hesitant to ask donors for contributions in these tough times. To make matters worse, foundations everywhere are curtailing funding, and analysts suggest that donations may not rebound for a few years. So what's a nonprofit to do? This webinar will provide specific how-to's and actionable step...
If you don't choose the right grants to go for, your efforts will fail no matter how good your application is. In 'Precious Time Well Spent,' participants will:
Learn introductory techniques for researching foundations
Learn techniques for researching corporate grants
Learn techniques for researching government grants
Identify sources of grant information including print and electronic...
"How do you plan to fund the work after the grant period?" Grantmakers just love to ask this question, and grantwriters just love to find ways around it. Instinctively, we know that the truth — we have no idea! — is not going to win us any fans. So some of us gaze at this question and freeze. Others of us simply cut and paste a stock answer about proving our worth and move on. And others of us...
From our 2008-2009 Child Care and Youth Work Practice Series, 'Motivational Interviewing: Revitalizing the Therapeutic Relationship Part I' helps participants:
Understand the theory of Motivational Interviewing
Learn how Motivational Interviewing supports behavior change in clients
Understand how to implement the Motivational Interviewing technique in their work
In Part II, participants...
In Part II of 'Motivational Interviewing,' participants:
Identify strengths and weaknesses in the application of Motivational Interviewing skills in various scenarios
Practice Motivational Interviewing skills with support and feedback from the facilitator and other participants
This interactive webinar on the fundamentals of nonprofit boards is designed to provide volunteer board members with an overview of the major building blocks of an effective board. Participants will review and discuss issues such as:
Board roles and responsibilities
Identification, recruitment and orientation of board members
Board meetings and the use of committees
The board's role in f...