Funding and Finances

Schools face unique financial reporting requirements and a constant need to ensure sufficient funding while balancing budgets. These sessions will help you understand how to bring in top-line dollars, set reasonable spending priorities, and keep track of all the numbers.

Funding and Finances

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  1. How To Start A New Nonprofit
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    How To Start A New Nonprofit

    Nonprofit expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will walk you through the necessary steps to form your organization. You will gain knowledge, resources, and confidence as you discover the top five tips for nonprofit founders.

    Topics covered

    • What should your nonprofit business plan include?
    • How can you recruit helpful board members?
    • How can you fund your nonprofit startup?
    • What are the filing requirements to obtain 501c3 status?
    • What policies are necessary for your first year of operations?
    • What common mistakes should you avoid?
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    How To Start A New Nonprofit
    Mary Gladstone-Highland
    $149.00
  2. New Fundraising Fiscal Year: Post-Pandemic Strategic Development Plans
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    New Fundraising Fiscal Year: Post-Pandemic Strategic Development Plans

    Nonprofit executive Glenn Kaufhold will provide step-by-step guidance to transform your fundraising plan for the remainder of 2021 and beyond. You will learn proven tactics to power your organization’s post-pandemic resurgence.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are the components of a comprehensive giving plan?
    • What trends in annual giving should you follow?
    • How can you create a program to attract mid-level donors?
    • Should you continue to avoid organizing events even after the pandemic?
    • How can you project donor revenue?
    • What are proven tactics to delight your donors?
  3. Top 12 Ways To Make Sure Your Event Raises Money
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    Top 12 Ways To Make Sure Your Event Raises Money

    Fundraising genius Linda Lysakowski will help you get a grasp on post-pandemic event planning before it is too late. You will learn how to measure return and make wise decisions about organizing activities with the greatest impact.

    What You'll Learn

    • Why are nonprofits addicted to special event fundraising?
    • How many events are too many?
    • How can you evaluate the efficacy of events?
    • What events should you choose for your nonprofit?
  4. 10 Quick And Easy Ways To Get Donors’ Attention
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    10 Quick And Easy Ways To Get Donors’ Attention

    Nationally recognized nonprofit impact expert Derik Timmerman will equip you with the essential skills and use-it-today resources you need to get (and hold!) the attention of prospective donors. You will receive proven templates to replicate and adapt to your mission and free web resources most nonprofit leaders don’t know about.

    What You'll Learn

    • How does winning donors’ attention differ from for-profit marketing?
    • Why do most nonprofits fail to get donors’ attention?
    • What kinds of donors are most organizations overlooking?
    • What specific steps should you follow to get donors’ attention?
    • How can you turn your prospective donor database into a fundraising factory?
  5. 5 Ways To Engage Your Board In Fundraising
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    5 Ways To Engage Your Board In Fundraising

    Strategic fundraising expert Ellen Bristol will share strategies you can use to inspire your board to raise more money immediately. You will learn how to deploy your board members to elicit lucrative contributions.

    What You'll Learn

    • What fundraising targets should the board set?
    • How can the board monitor fundraising outputs and achievements?
    • What guidance should the board provide regarding funding priorities?
    • How can board members leverage their personal connections?
    • What concrete steps can the board take to raise money for the organization?
  6. How To Use Metrics And Emotions To Craft Compelling Cases
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    How To Use Metrics And Emotions To Craft Compelling Cases

    Nonprofit communications consultant Dr. Colton Strawser will illustrate how using data-driven strategies can lead to better communication results. You will learn the art and science of telling stories that inspire donations and involvement.

    What You'll Learn

    • Identify different storytelling methods and how to capture them
    • Craft messages for targeted audiences
    • Utilize storytelling formulas to create calls to action comprised of emotion and data
    • Understand how using the latest marketing research can increase the effectiveness of your messaging
  7. The A to Z Guide To A Successful Major Gifts Program
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    The A to Z Guide To A Successful Major Gifts Program

    Nationally recognized fundraising expert Derik Timmerman will equip you with the essential skills and use-it-today resources you need to develop a successful major gifts program.

    What You'll Learn

    • How should you create your draft case for support?
    • What input do you need from current and desirable funders?
    • How can you use your case for support internally and externally?
    • What components can you use for specific campaigns or funding opportunities?
    • How will staff and volunteers benefit from this material?
    • How can the case for support help resolve differences in funding priorities?
  8. Develop Your Story For Donor Support: Live Advice From An Expert
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    Develop Your Story For Donor Support: Live Advice From An Expert

    Fundraising expert Linda Lysakowski will provide practical guidance for creating your case for support. You will have the opportunity to get input about your unique situation. During this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to share your case language for feedback from the facilitator.

    What You'll Learn

    • How can you change your case for support to reflect the world today?
    • Who should write the case for support?
    • What donors’ questions should you anticipate and answer?
    • What priorities do donors care about now?
    • What information should you include to tell a compelling story?
    • How can you present your case to different audiences?
  9. [2-Part Series] Fundraising Laws And Ethics: How To Comply
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    [2-Part Series] Fundraising Laws And Ethics: How To Comply

    Fundraising consultant and trainer Stephanie Cory will discuss ethics challenges in fundraising and share real-life dilemmas. You will learn essential policies to help prevent ethical and regulatory issues.

    What You'll Learn

    • What are your organization’s obligations for acknowledging donations?
    • What should an IRS-compliant thank-you letter include?
    • How can you comply with charitable solicitation laws?
    • What are the guiding fundraising principles of the Standards for Excellence?
    • What policies should you implement to guide ethical fundraising?
    • How can you apply ethical theories and codes to fundraising dilemmas?
  10. Steps To Your Best Year-End Campaign Yet
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    Steps To Your Best Year-End Campaign Yet

    Nonprofit trainer and development expert Stephanie Cory will share proven strategies to get your campaign noticed. You will learn how to end 2021 with a flurry of donations.

    What You'll Learn

    • What comprehensive strategy will allow you to capture year-end gifts?
    • What media should you use for your asks and nudges?
    • How can you keep new and renewal donors through thoughtful stewardship?
  11.  8 Top Tips For A Successful Year-End Campaign
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    8 Top Tips For A Successful Year-End Campaign

    Nonprofit fundraising expert Mary Gladstone-Highland will share top, sector-specific resources and real-life examples of the best practices in action. You will learn how to apply these strategies to your organization’s year-end campaign.

    Topics covered

    • What strategic approaches will multiply individual year-end giving in 2021?
    • Who should you target this year? Why?
    • What campaign messaging is most effective now?
    • How can you get donor management software to actually help you?
    • Should you include Giving Tuesday in your year-end plans? How?
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    8 Top Tips For A Successful Year-End Campaign
    Mary Gladstone-Highland
    $129.00
  12. How To Start Cryptocurrency Fundraising
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    How To Start Cryptocurrency Fundraising

    Nonprofit cryptocurrency expert Paul Lamb will explain how to accept cryptocurrency donations. You will learn the specific steps to take in your organization.

    What You'll Learn

    • How easy is it to begin fundraising with cryptocurrency?
    • How are cryptocurrency donations handled for tax and reporting purposes?
    • What expertise and tools do you need to start accepting cryptocurrency?
    • What issues and concerns do you need to consider?
    • What are the specific steps to begin the process?

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