From the Americans for the Arts’ SAANbox publication

32 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2011 (From WildApricot)

Below are some highlights from Wild Apricot’s list of free webinars for August. 
The Golden Rule of Good Stewardship: Mid-Year Cultivation Opportunities that Deliver
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
1:00 PM Eastern

Are you interested in cultivating your donors in new and exciting ways? In this Network For Good webinar, learn how the right mid-year cultivation opportunities can deliver big year-end results.Plus,after the webinar, you will have access to download the FREE Donor Cultivation Guide. It walks you through how to create high-impact cultivation opportunities that inspire and includes a preparation checklist and scripts for donor and prospect dialogue. In this webinar you’ll learn: the 3 key things every donor expects; how to optimize timing and seasonality for your stewardship plan; how mid-year stewardship events convert prospects and help upgrade last year’s donors.

A Place for All Ages: Why and How to Achieve Multi-generational Boards
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
1:00 PM Eastern

The BoardSource 2010 Index on Nonprofit Governance found that only 27% of board members are under age 50. Including multiple generations on your board introduces new perspectives and lively dialogue. It helps create a vibrant, diverse, and healthy nonprofit and sustain the sector. Many boards, however, do not include emerging generations when recruiting nor appreciate them when they join. This webinar will investigate why, propose how to leverage all & share what can you expect from your efforts.

Has Social Media Fundraising Finally Arrived?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
3:00 PM Eastern

The increasing adoption of social media and online fundraising platforms are finally colliding to bring about real social media fundraising. In the past two years, there have been social media fundraising experiments and several new fundraising solutions developed to integrate with social media. Debra Askanase, the founder and Engagement Strategist at Community Organizer 2.0, will lead this webinar that will review software that integrates completely with Facebook and Twitter applications for fundraising, such as Causes and Help Attack, and when you should utilize them. This session will also look at best practices for online campaigns that are primarily amplified by Facebook and Twitter, and what helps them to succeed.

Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks to Organizational Success
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
3:00 PM Eastern

Learn how to enhance your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health. Sustainability is a popular but often misunderstood buzzword in our sector. Nonprofit sustainability means more than just generating enough money to keep our organization afloat. This webinar will begin with the definition of nonprofit sustainability, and then it will cover each of the four key elements that contribute to long-term sustainability for an organization. Learn what you can do to increase your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health in the current economic climate.

Why Your Board Won’t Fundraise & What You Can Do About It
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
3:00 PM Eastern

Do you wish your board did more fundraising? I’m going to guess the answer is “yes!” Many board members run the other way at the mention of fundraising. Others agree to help but don’t end up doing much. Tina Cincotti, the founder of Funding Change Training & Consulting will lead this  interactive workshop where you will discuss why your board might shy away from fundraising, how to talk to your board about this hot-button topic, and ways to involve your board in fundraising — without scaring them off and even if they “don’t know anyone with money.”

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