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March 2018

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Planning a Powerful Preapproach

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Club 19@Pembroke Lakes Country Club, 10500 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 United States

How much do you prep and plan before you actually approach a donor? What's your method for success... if you even have one? If you're not following a tried & true "Preapproach Checklist," you could be setting yourself up to miss out on the money trail before you even meet with a prospect! In this session, we will: · Review the Sanford preapproach checklist · Discuss 10 questions to anticipate from a prospective donor · Explore best practices to gather…

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Behavioral Styles

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

*Increase donor contributions by studying the reasons people give. *How to overcome communication barriers, the effects of body language and proxemics on fundraising. *Improve your fundraising results by understanding how your social style impacts your communication with potential donors. *Coursework covers the four dominant styles people use to send and receive information and how to approach prospects based on their individual styles.

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Grants Gone Wild (In the Best Way!)

March 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
ArtServe, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 United States
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The competition for grant funding is fierce, so we’ll focus first on modern best practices to get that grant, in a session lead by successful grant strategist, author, and SIP at NLI instructor Kirsten Stevens, of the Kannico Agency. Next – straight talk from our esteemed panel of expert grant professionals! We guarantee information to help keep your brain fueled & fired up for your next deadline! Meet the Panelists Daniel Gibson, Regional Vice President - Miami-Dade County, Allegany Franciscan Ministries…

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April 2018

Social media webinar at Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

Webinar: Top Seven Ways to Refresh Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy in 2018

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social media is more than a fad and not just for kids. As a primary way your donors to stay connected properly leveraging social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter can help you attract and retain donors, improve public relations, and more. In this entertaining session, a leading social media strategist will share ideas on how to develop a social media strategy to deliver value to your bottom line. Registration is required. Presenter: Francisco Martinez, Zen…

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May 2018

Webinar: Supercharge Your Board (Nonprofit Board Development)

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this exclusive webinar we will explore how to optimize your board as advocates, donors and fundraisers. You will learn: What a strong board really is How to establish expectations from the outset Effective tactics for involving the right board members How to engage your Board in the entire fundraising process You will also hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and…

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June 2018

Webinar: Becoming a Master Prospector

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Becoming a Master Prospector webinar

Learning objectives include:

Building value and lasting relationships with donors
Improve your success rate in converting prospects to donors
Understanding and deploying various methods of prospecting

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July 2018

Webinar: A Fulfilling Career in Philanthropy

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Just a few things we’ll cover in this month’s webinar: ✔ What can I do to avoid burnout? ✔ What opportunities and resources exist to help me grow in my career? ✔ What do nonprofits look for in their development staff? We will explore this and more! Registration is required. Jess Green, Presenter Jess Green has been working in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years, helping small and medium sized nonprofits achieve their missions through strategic fundraising and marketing.…

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August 2018

Webinar: Telling a Good Story: Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join our WEBINAR to learn how to tell a good story to move donors’ hearts and inspire action Together, we will discuss: ✔ What makes a powerful story and how can I integrate that story into fundraising, marketing, and advocacy? ✔ What is narrative? How does it differ from story? ✔ How can my organization influence and shift the narrative that dominates our issue area? ✔ What is the latest research to help take our communications to the next level?  …

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September 2018

Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will provide strategies for you and your team to go beyond talking about diversity to create a culture of comprehensive diversity in your nonprofit. ✔ Attract the right people - Discover simple tactics to actively recruit and retain diverse staff, Board members and donors. ✔ Success stories - Review real case studies of comprehensive diversity in philanthropy. ✔ Action plan - Discuss techniques to identify diverse circles of influence amongst your donors and prospects   Armando Zumaya, Presenter Armando Zumaya has…

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October 2018

Webinar: Top Technology Trends for 2018: How to Prepare Your Nonprofit & Your Community

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration is not open for this event. Please check back soon. You will hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and answers.

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