The importance of establishing a compelling brand identity, the process for identifying and defining the “One Thing” that distinguishes the organization from others, and the strategies for promoting the brand to internal (board, volunteers and staff) and external (donors, funding sources, referral sources, strategic partners and clients) audiences will be the focus of this workshop.
This hands-on seminar gives you the perfect setting to refine your fund raising skills and gain expert advice from successful instructors.
You’ll gain confidence that you know how to successfully ask for major gifts. Plus, you will rehearse dealing with resistance so you will be more confident of your skills. Participants should bring 10 copies of an approximately 250-word program summary requiring major gift support. But bring the appropriate paragraph(s) from a recent contract or grant proposal. “Ask” rehearsals based on your “case” will give you skills in soliciting gifts of $1,000 to $1 million and beyond.
This roundtable discussion will feature veteran corporate executives and nonprofit board members. It will review several current issues in nonprofit board governance. Specific topics to be covered include CEO succession planning, executive compensation, social purpose ventures, certifications and accreditations, and sustainability in challenging financial times.
Presenter: Donald W. Layden, advisor, Warburg Pincus LLC and partner, Quarles & Brady LLP
This workshop will provide concrete information about Strategy Counts!, a major new initiative of the Alliance for Children and Families. The initiative is designed to help organizations align and integrate their key operational functions with a coherent view and plan for the future.
While philanthropic giving has fallen in most sectors of the nonprofit industry, indicators suggest that the economy and philanthropic giving are slowly improving. This workshop will discuss how position an organization, so it can fully benefit from this recovery. Participants will learn how to prepare their organizations to be in a position of strength in order to maximize on the opportunities that lie ahead. They also will hear how best to chart a course for philanthropic strength during these unstable times. This workshop will offer specific messages for board members and donor communities for growing and improving philanthropic activities.