Online Nonprofit Conference
Dec. 7, 2017
10:00 am – 12:45 pm

Details: Learn from the best nonprofit trainers from the comfort of your home or office. Online nonprofit conference participants can choose one workshop to attend during each time block. All sessions will be recorded. After the conference, attendees will receive recordings and materials from all the sessions. We offer 6.0 continuing education units through CFRE.

Workshop Block 1 | 10 am – 11 am 
Session Topic: Corralling Chaos: Cleaning Up Conflict and Wrangling Difficult Volunteers 
Webinar Description: While most volunteers are terrific, the toxic few can really stir the pot. Whether you have a difficult board member, contentious committee chair or an overly vocal volunteer, his or her bad behavior can throw your program off track and your mission in jeopardy. Join us as we explore the why’s of bad behavior and learn how to navigate sticky volunteer situations. During this workshop, we will examine real-life scenarios, formulate survival strategies and discuss preemptive policies and procedures. You will leave with practical tools to help you dispense with negativity and retain the upper hand.

Session Topic: The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors 
Webinar Description: Retention is your most important fundraising strategy, and your online donors are seriously at risk. Among all your donors, they are the least likely to renew their gifts – unless you take specific, creative steps to engage and thank them. This session will help you discover how to maximize the retention rates of your digital donors. We will examine the attributes of online donors, and outline the retention strategies that work best for this slice of your donor database.

Session Topic: The Golden Ask, Five Easy Steps to Successful Board Fundraising 
Webinar Description: The Golden Ask is a practical guide to successful board fundraising created by Val Jones. It begins by shifting the traditional paradigm to begin with thanking, rather than asking, and proceeds to teach authentic and inspired fundraising in just five easy steps. Each step calls forth a noble attribute in the asker such as; gratitude, creativity, or curiosity, and casts askers into roles in which they will not simply succeed, but excel. The Golden Ask will teach your board to get more gifts, and to participate in the fundraising process in ways that dissolve their fears and play to their strengths.

Workshop Block 2 | 11:45 am – 12:45 pm 
Session Topic: Building an Active and Engaged Board of Directors 
Webinar Description: Creating a thriving board of directors evolves from consistent and intentional focus and action.  Experience and explore how to create an effective board via a board building cycle. Your volunteer leaders seek opportunities to lead, govern and plan for the future. This webinar will give you practical and easy to try ideas for working with a board. You’ll leave inspired and ready to try at least 3 new ideas to build meaningful board engagement.

Session Topic: Risk Management for Nonprofits 
Webinar Description: It is essential for nonprofits to mitigate risks involved with their day-to-day operations. During this session, you’ll learn how to understand the various threats facing nonprofits and gain an understanding of how to recognize a risk profile. Additionally, the speaker’s unique vantage point will help participants develop the skills necessary to manage risk. Attorney Jonathan Blum gained a wealth of experience while serving as in-house general counsel for a major international charity and a private foundation. Over the years, he has assisted nonprofit leaders in managing their legal matters and build capacity for the future.

Session Topic: Breaking Down Work Silos 
Webinar Description: Sometimes our work environments make it seem like we’ve never left high school. Cliques develop, groups grow insular and it becomes nearly impossible to cross the divide. Whether it’s a nonprofit organization or for-profit company, it’s not unusual for employees to stick with colleagues in their own departments, or become so involved in their own work that they neglect to notice what is happening in the office next door. Office politics get in the way of workplace productivity. This workshop will address breaking down workplace silos.

Cost: $25 Members | $40 Non-members
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