The materials from the February 2008 Seminar: Networking For Nonprofits: Expand Your Personal and Professional Universe AND, Have Fun Doing It! have been posted.
Photo: Phyllis Lasky, Currently, she sits on the board of Women in Development and is president of the Vasculitis Foundation, an international nonprofit, located in Kansas City, MO.Description of Seminar
The materials from the January 2008 Seminar: How to Cultivate Donor Prospects have been posted.
Photo: Hillel Korin, Executive Vice President of The Ostroff Group
The Nonprofit Net announces a seminar on Wednesday, February 13 from 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM at the Meeting Room in Cary Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA (in Lexington Center).
Networking For Nonprofits: Expand Your Personal and Professional Universe AND, Have Fun Doing It!
Networking at fundraising events is only half the “story.” Why spend time, energy and financial resources to organize events and to send your staff to training programs if networking is not part of their everyday agenda? The program will address how to network—expectations on both sides of the relationship-- so it becomes comfortable and something you do everyday at work, the gym, in the supermarket… Networking is a way to increase your reach, both personally and for your organization.
This interactive seminar will
briefly discuss common fundraising events and then lead you into how to
network with the attendees to meet your objectives. These networking
practices apply not only to events organized by your organization but
also to the external events that your staff, volunteers and board
How to Ask?
Tuesday, November 20 from 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM at the Meeting Room in Cary Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA (in Lexington Center).
The topic of the seminar is:” How to Ask?" Have you ever wondered how so many nonprofits are able to get large gifts but not you? While there are many necessary steps to obtaining large gifts such as organizing for fundraising, creating a fundraising plan, making a case, doing prospect research, organizing cultivation events; there is this most feared step of actually meeting the prospect and asking for a gift. Fortunately there exists a well tested approach that is recommended by almost all successful fundraising professionals. This seminar will introduce you to the essentials of "How to ask?" i.e. how should you approach a prospect, how to set up a meeting, how to conduct the meeting, how to propose a pledge, how to answer the objections, how to follow up and much more. If you are involved in a major gift campaign now or will be in near future then do not miss this opportunity to learn "How to ask?"
The seminar will be conducted by Myles E. Weisenberg '78, Vice President of Development at Brandeis University. Myles oversees the day-to-day operations of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations with focus on leadership gifts and planned giving. He has helped The Campaign for Brandeis move within 90 percent of its $770 million goal a year ahead of schedule. During his nine year stay at Brandeis, Myles has been instrumental in creating an infrastructure that has generated increased giving from alumni, parents, friends, trustees, and corporations and foundations.
Branding for nonprofits: securing your future by building your brand
Thursday, October 25 from 1.30 PM to 3.30 PM at the Meeting Room in Cary Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington, MA (in Lexington Center). Please note the change from usual Wednesday mornings to Thursday afternoon for this seminar.
Everyone thinks they have one, or need one––or are scared that branding is perhaps too vulgar a notion for nonprofits––but most people aren't quite sure what a brand actually is, or how to effectively develop a brand so that an organization's meaning, value--and values--are clear and differentiated in what is often a very noisy competitive landscape. This session will help you to understand how brand-building is wider and deeper than identity, and outline a process for defining and communicating your brand--visually and verbally--so constituencies that are important for your organization's success "get it" and are moved to think and act in your favor. Models and examples will show how brand-building can increase participation in programs, and help sustain and advance organizations of different sizes and stripes . You'll leave with an understanding of different branding strategies, new ways of thinking about how to move prospective clients, partners, and donors "closer" to you, how brands are defined and expressed, the importance of story-telling to "prove" your brand and what kind of results to expect.