Previous Events

Recapturing Lapsed Donors
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at 01:15 PM ET
Fundraising Webinar: We start with 10 of the most common reasons donors stop giving and describe how understanding those reasons will help you prioritize your list of "lost" or lapsed donors. We outline several cost-effective approaches you can implement right now to bring those donors back on board. This 45-minute webinar is designed as an interactive session and is limited to 25 participants. View the recording. Download the slides.

Charity Watchdogs: Managing Your Organization's Profile and Ranking
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1:15 PM ET
Fundraising Webinar: Potential donors check out your organization through charity watchdogs like Better Business Bureau, Guidestar, Charity Navigator and others. Research shows they're having an impact on donor behavior. Learn where the "watchdogs" get their information, how they assess their rankings and what you can do to improve your profile and ranking.

Five Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Donors
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 1:15 PM ET
Fundraising Webinar: Take a look at the latest research on popular upgrade strategies including conditional ask strings; second-gift approaches; lists and recognition levels; challenge campaigns; and sustaining gifts. Implementing just one of these low- and no-cost strategies will generate more dollars for your organization.

How Affinity Groups Build Donor Loyalty
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:15 PM ET
Fundraising Webinar: A growing number of organizations are using giving clubs and affinity groups to build donor loyalty and improve fundraising results. It’s a cost-effective, easy way to reinforce the bond between your organization and its best supporters. This webinar explored the principles behind affinity groups and looked at several case studies from organizations that have used them successfully.

Grassroots Organizing, Membership, and Fundraising
Tuesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:30 PM ET
Fundraising Webinar: Alexandra Thebert is an innovative leader and consummate organizer. She served as executive director of Save the Wild U.P. in Marquette, Michigan, as chapter organizer for Physicians for National Health Plan in Chicago. In this webinar, she talked about the power of the membership drive to build solidarity and using local culture, history, and real people to promote your issues.

Nonprofit Technology Conference Workshop
Friday, Mar. 6, 2015 at 01:30 PM CT Nonprofit Technology Conference, Austin
Interactive Workshop: A group of development directors from advocacy organizations became inspired to find out which popular fundraising practices yield the best results. In this session, we talked about our journey identifying independent variables, collecting data, and developing and testing a model.

Prospecting for Major Donors
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET
Fundraising Webinar: Rebekah Kaithern shared her recommendations for major gifts prospecting, setting the stage for success, launching cultivation strategies. Rebekah is divisional director of major gifts with Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Salvation Army and, former director of major gifts at WXPN in Philadelphia.

Donor Advised Funds: What You Need to Know
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at 01:15 PM
Fundraising Webinar: As the number of donor-advised gifts continues to grow, it’s crucial for development staff to know the ins-and-outs of this giving vehicle and to develop best practices for its opportunities and challenges. This free webinar featured guest speaker Ruben D. Orduña, vice president of development and donor services for The San Francisco Foundation.

It's Almost New Year's Eve: Do You Know Where Your Donors Are?
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Fundraising Webinar: Hint: They are online! Make sure they are seeing some fresh and relevant content from you that will inspire one final gift in 2014.

Year-End Bootcamp Starts Today
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Fundraising Webinar: An average of 40 percent of giving happens at year end. With only 92 days left, now is the time to make sure your organization is primed to take advantage of year end giving.

Using Benchmark Reports to Gauge Performance
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Fundraising Webinar: M+R, Blackbaud, Guidestar, Giving USA. It seems like everyone’s benchmarking. Which one should you use to gauge your own organization’s fundraising success?