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.
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.
September's call is on Wednesday, September 5th at 1 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!
Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/concordleadershipgroup
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Or dial-in number: 317-397-0226 (No PIN needed)
International Access Numbers: https://www.uberconference.com/international
Monthly Training Webinars
September 5th at 1pm ET (12 pm CT / 11 am MT / 10 am PT)
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/
If you aren't getting emails from GoToWebinar about this training, register for the training using the GoToWebinar link at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/data-analysis-deep-dive/
There is no additional fee for the webinar. It is included in the NPA Membership. All NPA members as of the middle of the previous 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.
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!
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 walk us through each of her most trusted metrics. Together we will work through exactly how to:
- Choose and define tracking mechanisms
- Extract data from your system
- Set up tracking charts
- Maintain and measure
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Accounting for Fundraisers with Isaac Shalev
Accounting can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. In this session we'll cover all the basics every fundraiser should know. We'll talk about
- charts of accounts,
- unrestricted net assets,
- cash and accrual accounting,
- functional expenses and more.
Learn about all the tools and methods that accountants use to keep track of all the money that's raised and spent, pick up some key vocabulary, and develop confidence and competence with nonprofit accounting.
The Neglected Middle Child -- The Key to Inspiring & Engaging Your Mid-Level Donors with Maeve Strathy
We're starting to sound like broken records. We pay lip service to mid-level donors, we know they exist, but we have been virtually ignoring them for 10+ years. The truth is that they are a unique donor pool within our programs, with different needs, different giving behaviour, and they aren't inspired by or engaged in our work. It's time to change that!
You Deserve a Raise Today- Getting What You Want in Salary and Raise Negotiations with Meghan Godorov
What if you could negotiate a good salary for your next fundraising job? What if you could know, right from the beginning, what would make your boss give you a raise? When we take a job, we hope for a raise, but we don't know how to get there. This session will provide you with the tools, perspective and power to ask for what you are worth and demonstrate your value to your supervisor and organization. Presenters share their own experiences and tips on how to ask for what you want, be transparent about what you need and build effective relationships with your supervisor. CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
Special Events 101 with A.J. Steinberg
Special events are a great way for a nonprofit to raise funds and awareness for their cause. Most of these events are produced by a team of dedicated volunteers who have lots of enthusiasm but very little experience in special event production or fundraising. This one hour webinar gives you the basics to help your wonderful event committee get started on the road to success. You also get free access to 21 templates AJ uses in her event work. CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
Where's the Story? Discovering Stories that Drive Donations with Dennis Fischman
The word is out: “Donors tend to give twice as much when presented with a story” (according to Network for Good). Storytelling evokes a human response that no sets of numbers can match. But a story is more than just a timeline of events. To touch your donors’ hearts, your nonprofit must know how to recognize a good story when it sees one. In this session, Dennis shows you how. CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
Media Relations for Nonprofits: New Approaches for the Digital Era with Peter Panepento
Gone are the days when the success of your nonprofit's public relations efforts could be measured by how many times you could get a press release picked up in the local paper or how many mentions you could get on the local TV news. As media continues to become more digital, nonprofits must adapt their public relations and communications strategies to connect with reporters and editors in new ways. This poses a challenge for many organizations -- but it also offers some wonderful new opportunities to gain attention and coverage. CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
Advanced Storytelling: Transform Boring Stories into Brilliant Action-Causing Stories with Lori L. Jacobwith
It seems everyone is telling you to share stories. That’s the magic fix for all your fundraising challenges. Right? Actually, no. The truth is our storytelling has gotten lazy. We put a picture on a page, share a few facts about the person in the picture, and call it a story. That's not enough to get people to take action. CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
Storytelling is both an art and a science. When well done, sharing a story about your impact can be one of your most powerful communication tools. This session is about how you can transform basic, boring stories into brilliant, action-causing examples of your work. There is a secret weapon to story sharing that will be shared in this Advanced Storytelling session. Join Lori L. Jacobwith, master storyteller and fundraising culture change expert for a session that will teach you how to make changes in your communication that will have long-lasting effects. CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
How to Raise Money and Retain Your Donors with Your Nonprofit's Newsletter with Steven Screen
Newsletters. You either love them or hate them. But Steven Screen will show you why newsletters could be the most underrated tool in your fundraising toolkit! You’ll learn how incredibly important your donor newsletter is — and how to raise more money in your very next issue. CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
How to Turn Small Donors into Monthly Donors to Generate Ongoing Revenue for your Nonprofit with Erica Waasdorp
Surprisingly, the best donor prospects often are our current donors. In this webinar, Erica shares her top systems for helping small annual donors transition into regular monthly donors. She should know...she wrote the book! CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking with Diane H. Leonard, GPC
Sometimes, the best way to learn about a process is to get a "behind-the-scenes" look. That's exactly what Diane H. Leonard gives in this training. Learn tips and tricks on grant funding from an expert with experience in all three sections of the process: grant seeker, grant funder, and grant consultant! CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
Anchoring: Making sure your story sticks with donors with Leah Eustace
Human beings have a strong tendency to make decisions based on the very first piece of information (the “anchor”) they encounter. Once the anchor is set, decisions are then made by adjusting around the initial anchor, regardless of what that anchor was. An understanding of how this works, and how you can embrace it in storytelling, is critical to non-profit fundraisers. CFRE Approved for 1.25 points
Of course, there are dozens of trainings, tools, and templates available whenever you need them in the Online Vault at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/
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