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Welcome back to the Members-only Dashboard! Below, you'll find links to all the important areas of this site. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Members-only Online Vault

The NPA Online Vault is where you'll find 24/7 access to all the previous webinars, interviews, templates, and resources. Any time you're looking for training, to just go to the NPA Online Vault page.

Members-only Community (aka "The Forum")

Fundraising can be lonely, but we don't have to do it alone. As an NPA member, you get access to our members only forum. Please visit this link to request to join our Facebook Community:  https://thenonprofitacademy.com/forum/ (This will take you to the NPA Forum over on Facebook.)

Members-only Monthly Office Hours Call

Each month, we open up the phone to help you implement strategies you learned in the monthly training, or to ask questions about what you're currently wrestling with. The time and date will be emailed to you but is here too.

October 2019
October's call is on Thursday the 17th at 3 p.m. Eastern.

These calls get you the help you need from other NPA members. Even if you don't have an issue, they can spark ideas you can use immediately!

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Monthly Training Webinars

October 2019 Webinar
Prospect Research for the Small Shop with Sarah TeDesco
Prospect research is critical for organizations of all sizes, but may fall by the wayside for smaller nonprofits. Sarah TeDesco shares her insight on free, low-cost, and premium tools that will keep things moving!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/prospect-research-small-shop/

As an NPA member, you'll be automatically registered for the monthly webinars. If you aren't getting emails from GoToWebinar about these webinars, check your spam filter. Or check to see that your subscription is paid by going to http://members.thenonprofitacademy.com/ If you haven't gotten the emails from GoToWebinar but your membership is in good standing, use the registration link on the page of the training. 

September 2019 Webinar
Creating Excitement Through Your Case Statement with Kirsten Bullock
Your case statement is your story - it's what introduces your organization and gets people excited about working with you! In this webinar, Kirsten Bullock walks you through how to use data to your benefit, and how to inspire supporters with your giving statement.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/creating-excitement-case-statement/

August 2019 Webinar
Creating a Successful Nonprofit Fundraising Plan with Joe Garecht
In this one-hour multimedia webinar, Fundraising Authority founder Joe Garecht will walk you through everything you need to know to develop a strong and practical development plan for your organization. Joe has written several dozen fundraising plans for organizations both large and small over the past decade, and now wants to teach you the method behind writing a plan that will work for you.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/creating-successful-nonprofit-fundraising-plan

July 2019 Webinar
What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know About the Brain with Jessica Sharp
The brain is an incredibly complex organ that impacts every aspect of our lives. Jessica Sharp will guide us through a whole new understanding of how we can use the brain to improve our work and our nonprofit relationships! Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/know-the-brain/ 

June 2019 Webinar
Creating an Atmosphere for 'Yes' with Susan Walterhouse 
Relationships are the cornerstone of the nonprofit world, but how can we strengthen them? Get ready! Nonprofit expert and educator Susan Walterhouse shows you how to connect with your supporters in a whole new way!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/event/getting-to-yes/

May 2019 Webinar
Teaching Volunteers to Raise Money with Valida Foster
Volunteers can be incredibly helpful in fundraising. But too often, we just expect them to "get it." And they don't. Valida Foster will show us how to help them unleash their potential! Learn more here: 

April 2019 Webinar
Banish Your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs
Leading and fundraising is hard. But sometimes the loudest critic isn't external. Sometimes it's your inner critic. Expert Denise Jacobs shows us how to banish our inner critic so we can reach our full creative potential! Find out more at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/banish-your-inner-critic/

March 2019 Webinar
Making Your First Hire
Your first hire may be the most significant hire you ever make. But so many nonprofits mess it up. Fortunately, Chana Teichtel and Anna Peña will show you how to hire a person who will stay. Find out more at:
https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/your-first hire/

February 2019 Webinar
Hiring the Next Generation: Everything you know is wrong...and still the same
Every generation struggles with managing the generation just entering the workforce. So expert Stu Saunders will show us how to get hiring right. He says that everything we think we know about hiring is wrong. But that things haven't really changed much. Find out more at:

January 2019 Webinar
Crafting Powerful Donor Engagement Surveys
Donor engagement surveys can be horrendous if done wrong. But they can be amazingly helpful if done right. Fortunately, Dr. Adrian Sargeant has done the research and Bloomerang's Jessica Hartnagle will show us how to do it right! Find out more at:

December 2018 Webinar
Which Leadership Style is Best for Your Nonprofit Fundraising?
We all know leadership impacts nonprofits. But do you know how it affects fundraising? If your style is hurting your nonprofit or helping it? Well, now there's research that tells you. Find the impacts of servant leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, and transactional leadership. And the surprising conditions that the research shows links to a strong culture of philanthropy. Find out more at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/leadership-style-nonprofit-fundraising/

November 2018 Webinar
3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World by Amy Eisenstein & Andrea Kihlstedt
Capital campaigns are an important tool for nonprofit fundraising. But typical capital campaign training is primarily stuck in the 20th century. So how should campaigns be run in an age of smartphones and websites? Fundraising experts Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt tell us! Find out more at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/keys-to-successful-capital-campaigns/ Approved for CFRE for 1.25 points

October 2018 Webinar
Engaging Granters through Storytelling and Statistics with Frank Velásquez Jr.
Too often grant writing can seem like taking our great nonprofit story and cutting it up to fit into odd grant proposal formats. Frank Velásquez Jr. has figured a way to use the power of a story arc to write a compelling grant application. It worked so well that it even gets donors giving over-and-above the grant. Find out more at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/engaging-granters-storytelling-and-statistics/
Approved for CFRE for 1.25 points

September 2018 Webinar
Imposter Syndrome: You are not alone with Sam LaPrade
Do you often feel you're faking it? And that your board or your donors are sure to find out? Probably even already know? You are not alone. Impostor Syndrome is a psychological phenomenon. It is common in the nonprofit sector. Sam LaPrade has learned to manage it and now helps others manage it too. And in this training, she shows us how! Find out more at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/imposter-syndrome/
Approved for CFRE for 1.25 points

August 2018 Webinar
Fresh IDEAS for Diversifying Your Donor Base with Antionette Kerr
Are communities of color reflected in your nonprofit's donor base? Communities of color are growing. In the USA alone as of the 2000 census, the African-American, Latino, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities represented 30 percent of the U.S. population. This number is expected to increase to 50 percent by the year 2050. Imagine your nonprofit with donors from a broad range of communities. Donors truly representing the community of those you serve. It can happen! Antionette will show you how. Approved for CFRE for 1.25 points

July 2018 Webinar
Showing Love: The Mindset for Member Satisfaction with Kenjie Davis
Nonprofit fundraising is requiring nonprofits to reflect the communities they serve. And nonprofits actively pursuing this now will be perfectly poised for the dramatic demographic changes coming as our countries become increasingly diverse. Fortunately, Antionette Kerr is here to show us how to do it well!
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

June 2018 Webinars
How To Create A Fundraising “Offer” – Your Hidden Secret Weapon with Steven Screen
Having a good offer is one of the secret keys to growing your fundraising. A strong offer is the tested, proven way to get your current donors (and your not-yet-donors!) to give. Fundraising expert Steven Screen shows you how in this training!
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

Designing Your Donation Processes to Retain More Donors with Chris Maroto
Donor retention has been a major talking point in the nonprofit industry for years. On average, nonprofits are losing more than half their donors every year. Brilliant minds and tons of research have gone into crafting donor retention best practices but few are exploring how the donation process and automated follow-ups help boost donor retention rates. Chris Morata of Qgiv, Inc. breaks down how nonprofits can tailor their donation processes to improve donor retention.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

May 2018 Webinar
May 1 at 4pm ET (3 pm CT / 2 pm MT / 1 pm PT)
The Needs Assessment: Connecting Your Data and Nonprofit Story with Kristal Johnson
Demonstrating a need is an essential part of creating a strong grant proposal. Typically, great care and attention are taken to develop proposal components such as the proposed activities, budget, and timeline. However, one of the grant professional’s most important responsibilities is to present a solid case for funding and to make a strong connection between available data and a nonprofit’s “story.”.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

April 2018 Webinar
Legacy Development for Nonprofit with Laura Roser
Did you realize that some of your largest gifts could come from passing on beliefs and values? In this session, legacy planning expert Laura A. Roser shares how to make non-financial estate planning (passing on beliefs, wisdom and experiences) a part of your fundraising process and provide donors with tools to define their giving vision, values, and stories and plan a more meaningful legacy. A legacy approach enables you to deepen donor relationships, attach more emotional significance to a donor's gift, and involve their family in the process.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

March 2018 Webinar
The Art & Science of Targeting with Erin Troia
When we target donors with an exact number we not only let them know what we need as an organization in terms of support, but we give them an opportunity to expand their current support level in a way that is meaningful and impactful. Erin shows us how in this training!
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

February 2018 Webinar
How to Develop Your Nonprofit's Brand When You Don't Have Any Time with Antionette Kerr
Have you thought of how your nonprofit branding impacts your nonprofit? What your branding (or lack thereof) say about your organization? Author of Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits and news correspondent Antionette Kerr will show you how to develop a bold, broad, and more strategic approach to promoting your brand through media outlets.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

January 2018 Webinars
Cultural Competency: Understanding Context in Communications with Charrosé King
Intersectional. Diverse. Inclusive. Politically correct. Woke. There are many buzzwords to describe the ways that communication and media are evolving to reflect our changing population. But these are more than passing trends. What do these words mean for your nonprofit's brand, its community outreach, and its relations with donors?
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

December 2017
Emotionraising: How to astonish, disturb, seduce and convince the brain to support good causes with Francesco Ambrogetti
We live during exciting times. Francesco Ambrogetti is teaching use exactly how to convince our brains to give to a cause. He's showing the findings of neuroscience and giving. He's got some great videos and shows exactly what is going on in donor's brains as they watch them!
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

November 2017
Top 10 Lessons Learned from 30 Years on the Campaign Trail with Eric Rolfson
Capital campaigns can be amazingly transformative for nonprofits. But done wrong, they can also be disasters. Eric Rolfson knows. He's been spearheading successful campaigns for over 30 years. In this session, Eric shares the top 10 most important things you need to know before you embark on your own capital campaign.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

Systemize Your Fundraising! How to Raise More by Creating Scalable Fundraising Systems for Your Non-Profit with Joe Garecht
Are you lurching from one fundraising attempt to the next? That can be grinding. Joe Garecht shows you how to make a fundraising system that systematizes and smooths funding.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

October 2017
Making Your Earned Media Strategy G.R.E.A.T. with Antionette Kerr
Nonprofits don't exist to grab headlines. But media can be huge allies in help you get in front of your donors and prospects. In this session, media expert Antionette Kerr helps you move away from outdated public relations and cookie-cutter press releases. She'll show you how to make your media strategy G.R.E.A.T.!

Watch the training and download the slides or audio at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/earned-media-strategy/
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

September 2017
Successfully Packing Program into Donor Offers with Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels
Have you ever struggled with how to share budget or ongoing "program" expenses in a ways donors engage and give deeply? The Veritus Group's Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels are here to help.

Learn more about their session, and read a post they sent, at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/successful-donor-offers/
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

August 2017
Leading The New Workforce: Retaining Talent as Employee Expectations Evolve with Cara Silletto
If you're confused by the expectations employees are bringing with them today, you're in luck. Workforce expert Cara Silletto is coming back to the Academy to share how we can retain our top talent!
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

Taking the Plunge: A Data Analysis Deep Dive with Erin Troia
In the session “Data, Curiosity, Creativity: Building the Bridge," Erin Troia gave us a sweeping overview of the important data to be collecting. And how to evaluate what data really is needed for our nonprofit.

In this "deep dive" webinar, she will walks us through each of her most trusted metrics. You will leave the conversation with REAL tools for data tracking to improve your organization's performance and enhance the donor experience. Join us to take the next step in analytics for YOUR organization.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

July 2017
Why a Nonprofit Should Make Money, Not Just Earn It with Randy Hawthorne
In order to allow your mission to not just survive and truly thrive, we need to diversify our revenue, and not continue to rely on traditional donations and grants. In this workshop, Randy Hawthorne gives nonprofits the tools they need to start generating revenue, and stop depending just on donations to run their organization.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

June 2017
A Deep Dive into Facebook Insights with Josh Hirsch
Josh Hirsch is back! Facebook Insights offers a wealth of data for your nonprofit fundraising and communication. And third party apps can help you keep your Facebook communication up to date. Josh Hirsch will show you all about both in this in-depth training! Check out why NPA member Jessica Kidd says this training better even than the training she received at Facebook HQ!
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

May 2017
Data, Curiosity, Creativity: Building a Bridge with Erin Troia
Good analytics, data, and metrics are critical tools for a successful fundraising shop. This session focuses on how to remove the fear around data and use it as a tool to make a difference in your critical, mission driven work.

You do not need a PhD in calculus to be a successful fundraiser, but you DO need to be able to properly analyze and utilize the information you have at your fingertips. During this session, Erin provides new perspective on fundraising analytics with a strong focus on taking some of the fear away from DATA.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

April 2017
The Power of Networking for the Donors You Want with Kishshana Palmer
Networking. A joy for some and a nightmare for others. Most of us know that in order to invite new supporters to our organizations we have to get out and actually talk to people. But what is it about the networking environment that makes even the most outgoing fundraiser nervous? And how do we use the skills needed in networking to find and cultivate new supporters?
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

March 2017
An Introduction to Donor Data Segmentation with Steven Shattuck
Do you communicate to everyone in your database the same way? You can't craft a compelling message or story if you don't know who you're talking to. Effective storytelling starts with matching your message to your audience. When we don't segment our messaging, we set ourselves up for failure.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

3 Secrets to Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Survive Without with Amy Eisenstein
Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies three important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets which will ensure you raise major gifts this year!
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

February 2017
Social Media Tips, Tactics, and Apps for 2017 with Josh Hirsch
Want to get a jumpstart on your social media content and strategy for 2017? We will discuss latest trends, strategies, and tools to help you best tell your organization’s story. Learn key strategies to integrate, before during, and after your appeals to maximize communication potential and build buzz.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

January 2017
Next Level Fundraising with Mazarine Treyz
How to take your nonprofit to the next level? What does that look like? Using research from the Atlas of Giving, we will look at the current state of fundraising, what is causing a giving downturn, and what we can do about it. We will cover different nonprofits and how they are cutting costs, setting themselves apart, and innovating.
CFRE Approved for 1.25 points

December 2016
The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People & How to Beat Them with Dr. Theo Tsaousides
Setting New Year’s Resolutions is a popular tradition. What could be better than starting the year with hope and promises to make this the best year ever yet? The truth, however, is that most of us fail to achieve the goals we set on New Year’s. We forget, we get stalled, or we give up. What gets in the way? The same barriers that get in the way of achieving any other goal. In this webinar, we will go over the habits of highly ineffective people: the ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that prevent many of us from achieving our goals.

You'll learn:

  • the ways in which your brain can prevent or support your efforts to achieve your goals
  • how to defeat the habits, mindsets, and gut feelings that slow you down or make you give up
  • how to achieve the results you want by aligning your actions with your goals

If you aren't getting emails from GoToWebinar about this training, register for the training using the GoToWebinar link at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/7-habits-of-highly-ineffective-people/
There is no additional fee for the webinar. It is included in the NPA Membership. All NPA members as of mid-September will get automatically registered and receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar. If you don't get a confirmation email from GoToWebinar, simply register at that link above to get the log in details.

Raising More Money from Your Local Business Community with Linda Lysakowski
Is corporate philanthropy dead or dying? If so, how can we resurrect it?

Today’s economy is challenging for corporations, individuals and especially for nonprofits. If your organization has relied on corporate support in the past or is thinking about how to best approach businesses in a challenging economy, this session will be one you don’t want to miss. Based on research for a new book, this session discusses the challenges facing corporations today and how nonprofits can develop win-win situations to encourage corporate philanthropy. We discuss how to approach corporate leaders, how to motivate them to become involved in your organization, and how to develop a corporate appeal.
CFRE approved for 1.25 credits

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