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Top 3 Takeaways – Major Gift Breakthrough

Major Gift Breakthrough Presented by Peter Heller September 7, 2016 Presented in collaboration with The Foundation Center New York This workshop from Peter Heller of Heller Fundraising Group explored some of the ways successful nonprofits connect with financial supporters, and reduce dependency on government and foundation funding. Top 3 Takeaways: 1. Always get organized for […]

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Event Recap – The Consultant’s Role in Risk Management

The Consultant’s Role in Risk Management: Supporting a Vibrant Nonprofit Landscape Held July 13, 2016 at the Foundation Center Northeast, NYC This event was presented by the Association of Nonprofit Specialists, in keeping with our mission to support a strong, viable nonprofit community. The public forum included a panel of representatives from capacity building organizations […]

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Top Takeaways – Building Capacity in the Interim

Building Capacity in the Interim: Making the Most of a Leadership Transition Presented by Julie Micou Cerf and Roxanne Greenstein July 20, 2016 Presented in collaboration with The Foundation Center New York During leadership transitions it can be beneficial to a nonprofit organization to engage an Interim Executive Director or Interim Director of Development instead […]

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Top 3 Takeaways – Starting A Commercial Venture

Starting A Commercial Venture Presented by Geri Stengel, Ventureneer June 15, 2016 Presented in collaboration with The Foundation Center New York This workshop from Ventureneer’s Geri Stengel explored the fundamental questions that should drive a nonprofit’s development of a commercial venture. Top 3 Takeaways: 1. No one size all approach works for everyone. Do your […]

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Top 3 Takeaways – Building a Better Budget

Building a Better Budget Presented by Tonia Papke, MDI Consulting September 16, 2015 Presented in collaboration with The Foundation Center New York The purpose of this session was to provide a general overview of budgeting and to present participants with tools for the creation of organizational budgets. Specifically, we discussed the importance of budgets, walked […]

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Top 3 Takeaways – Fresh Eyes on Fiscal Fitness

Fresh Eyes on Fiscal Fitness Presented by Raj Thakkar & Lori Clement December 15, 2015 Presented in collaboration with The Foundation Center New York Mission and impact focus often leave little time and even less resources for nonprofit teams to improve and update their financial practices.  In addition, nonprofit finance teams are often understaffed and […]

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Top 3 Takeaways – The Networked Nonprofit: Collaborating for Sustainability

The Networked Nonprofit: Collaborating for Sustainability Presented by John Magisano November 18, 2015 Presented in collaboration with The Foundation Center New York Collaboration among community-based organizations is no longer optional, it is a requirement.  Nonprofits need to be “networked,” that is, embedded in a network of relationships that include their possible competitors, organizations that provide […]

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Top 3 Takeaways – Money & Mission: Business Planning for Social Enterprises

Money & Mission: Business Planning for Social Enterprises Presented by Bruce Arbit November 5, 2015 Presented in collaboration with The Foundation Center New York Social enterprises are part of a larger movement that is ‘disrupting’ what it means to do good. No longer defined by any specific title or tax status, social enterprises are part […]

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Top 3 Takeaways – The Psychology of Philanthropy

The Psychology of Philanthropy Presented by Marian Z. Stern September 9, 2015 Presented in collaboration with The Foundation Center New York This session gave an overview of the psychology of philanthropy and research being conducted in the field. The course objective was to demonstrate how fundraisers may apply psychological theory to fundraising strategy to more […]

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