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Professional Skills for New Fundraisers

First-time fundraisers fresh out of college often need guidance on how to represent their nonprofit well and successfully relate to donors. This session is designed to help young fundraisers who want to sharpen donor-relations skills, adopt effective time-management habits, and hone communication skills.

Fundraising

How to Attract Female Donors

Women are more generous than men when it comes to charitable giving, study after study shows. At every giving level, women are more likely than men to make donations―and to give more.  And since women today have greater control of wealth and philanthropy than ever before, experts advise nonprofits to adapt their fundraising approaches to attract more female supporters.  To learn how to tap into this often overlooked group of generous contributors, join The Chronicle of Philanthropy for this one-hour session.

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Fundraising

How to Build a Strong Volunteer Program

Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy and nonprofit experts to learn how your charity can build a strong volunteer program that reduces operating costs, expands your reach, and attracts supporters, including big business.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After May 21: $96
Fundraising

Using Data Visualization to Inspire Donors to Give

Big data is everywhere these days, and many nonprofits are mastering data collection and analysis. But once you have compelling data, how do you effectively share it with supporters, potential donors, and key stakeholders? Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy for an informative session that will demonstrate how to convey powerful data in appealing and easy to understand ways. We’ll share examples of infographics that distill complex information in accessible and attractive ways and offer strategies for your nonprofit to stand out from the competition in an increasingly visual world.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After June 4: $96
Fundraising

How to Attract Giving-Circle Dollars

Donors who participate in giving circles give more generously than other donors, and they support  more causes. Learn how your nonprofit can bolster giving through affinity groups and identity-based giving in this session that will explore real-world success stories from nonprofits that have established successful giving circles.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After June 18: $96
Fundraising

Year-End Campaigns: Strategies that Work

Plan now and enjoy strong fourth-quarter fundraising returns. Join us for an online session that will offer fresh ideas for bolstering your year-end fundraising. We’ll share examples of approaches that worked at other nonprofits, offer tips for integrating direct-mail and online giving, and share strategies to help you plan a strong campaign to close 2015.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After July 9: $96
Fundraising

Organize Cost-Effective Special Events

Whether you’re developing a new walkathon, gala, auction, or other event―or seeking ideas to breathe new life into a tired affair, join us for online session that will offer practical tips for keeping costs down while raising more money. We’ll share smart ways to market and promote your event, explain how to avoid common pitfalls that keep events from producing strong returns, and offer tips for deciding when  an events planner is worth the money, and when you don’t need one.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After August 6: $96
Social Media

Reach New Donors Through LinkedIn

LinkedIn is big data, offering fundraisers access to a trove of information about prospective donors, such as potential donors’ skills and experience, professional networks, and areas of interest. Are you tapping into to this powerful online resource? Join us to find out how to take advantage of the growing site. We’ll offer tips and strategies for expanding your organization’s network, capturing contacts, and engaging supporters.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After September 3: $96
Fundraising

How to Hold a Successful Giving Day

Scores of nonprofits, universities, and community groups are discovering how to build excitement and momentum around day-long fundraising campaigns. Join us for a primer on how to plan for and execute a one-day fundraising campaign for your cause.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After September 17: $96
Fundraising

How to Engage Millennial Donors

Figuring out how to corral “next gen” donors is a challenge for charities. While younger donors are more likely to volunteer, they also demand more transparency and detailed information before donating to a nonprofit.  Groups that can figure out how to channel the energy of younger supporters—and decipher how the giving patterns of younger generations differ from those of their parents and grandparents—will have soon have the upper hand. Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy and fundraising experts to find out what works, and what doesn’t, with tomorrow’s donors.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After October 8: $96
Grant Seeking

How to Win Grants from Private Foundation Donors

Today, more than 1.5 million grant-seeking organizations in the United States compete for private foundation grants. Most nonprofits focus on the largest two percent of private foundations, those with hundreds of millions, even billions, of dollars. Yet the nation’s 84,000 other private foundations, which each hold less than $50 million in assets, are often overlooked. Join us to learn how to tap into smaller private foundations, which often make decisions more quickly, give grants in lump sums rather than multiple payments, have easier applications to complete, and fewer competing proposals submitted.

register for this Webinar Early Bird: $75 After November 12: $96