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Get Connected: Meet the Funders: A Conversation Washtenaw Area Foundations and Philanthropists
May 30, 2013 (9:00 am - 11:00 am)
The funding community plays a vital role in ensuring that nonprofit organizations are able to make impact in the communities they serve while tackling often insurmountable challenges. As part of our Get Connected series, NEW will host a panel discussion that will help nonprofit organizations get a better understanding of trends in the sector, best practice for applying for grants and the decision making process.
During the discussion, you’ll have an opportunity to engage in a discussion with funders who are at the forefront of philanthropy and leave the discussion with a deeper understanding of:
The event will include a question and answer session. In addition, panelists will share examples of successful projects they have funded.
NEW is excited to partner with the United Way of Washtenaw County for this event!
United Way of Washtenaw County
Get Connected: Google AdWords for Nonprofits
June 13, 2013 (9:30 am - 11:00 am)
What if you had an extra $10,000 every month just to promote your nonprofit?
Google can help you get there.
Through the Google Grants program, your organization may be eligible to receive a grant for advertising and promoting your mission on the web. Sign up for this workshop to learn about the application process and how the AdWords system works. You will walk away with a completed application and the foundation for a successful ad campaign.
Already have a Google Grants account? Come learn about strategies for optimizing your campaign and getting the most from your Google Grant.
Get Connected:The Fundraising Series
July 19, 2013 (8:00 am - 12:00 - noon)
Are you getting your share of the fundraising pie? The Fundraising Series, presented by Aly Sterling Philanthropy, will help you answer that question. Learn from experts with experience raising money and training fundraising teams for nonprofit organizations of all shapes and sizes. The series will provide your organization with the strategies and tools needed to meet goals and make lasting improvements to your fundraising program.
After completing this three session series, you’ll leave with a deeper understanding of why donors give, how your nonprofit can get a larger share of the fundraising pie, how to inspire loyal donors and how to engage board members for life.
During the sessions, you will:
Your registration includes participation for three members (max) from your organization in all three sessions and all course materials. Great for your organization’s CEO/Executive Director, Board Members and Development Director. Refreshments will be provided.
Session 1: Today’s Philanthropic Landscape and the Foundation of Fundraising on Friday, July 19 from 8 a.m. - Noon
In this two-part session you’ll discuss the emerging changes in donor demographics, donors’ expectations and preferences, and the new way your organization must think about fundraising to stay current in a highly competitive market. The second half of the session, will be spent assessing your fundraising program and discussing the critical improvements necessary to building a solid foundation for fundraising growth. Measure your program against Aly Sterling Philanthropy’s signature “Integrated Fundraising Model,” discuss the hard facts and myths about donor management systems and review the top policies and procedures your organization might be missing. In addition, they will share theory, case stories, tips and templates for you to customize quickly and put into action now!
Session 2: The Framework: Critical Elements of Your Philanthropy Blueprint on Friday, July 26 from 8 a.m. - Noon
Learn more about the core vehicles that generate surplus revenue for your organization and create donors for life. From designing a true annual fund, instituting new stewardship practices and creating mission-based events to formalizing corporate partnerships and establishing a legacy society for your organization, the immersion into these optimal methods will help you develop an easy-to-navigate, month to month guide to your new annual fundraising program. Develop your own, personalized compressed Philanthropy Blueprint that includes key activities, responsibility features, and financial targets that will help you understand how to reallocate your resources to meet your new goals and new donors.
Session 3: How to Ask and Be Held Accountable for Success on Friday, August 2 from 8 a.m. - Noon
Are you ready to increase your revenue even more by doing what the pros do? Soliciting individual gifts is the most important way to increase your bottom line and change the revenue results for your mission. You’ll learn more about Aly Sterling Philanthropy’s signature step-by-step system which makes "asking' a simple extension of sharing your own story and values in a new way.
Register below or call (734) 998-0160 ext. 206.
Cost: $495 (Cost includes registration for 3 people for all 3 sessions)
Get Connected: Social Enterprise Inside Nonprofits
September 12, 2013 (10:00 am - 11:30 am)
Angela Barbash, CEO of Reconsider, will discuss social enterprising and nonprofits. Noprofits are incubating for-profit social enterprise ventures within their existing business models for sustainable home grown funding. You'll hear examples of successful for-profit enterprises deployed by nonprofits throughout the U.S.
Reconsider is a knowledge center for innovative approaches to financial planning. It is based out of the Spark East Incubator in Downtown Ypsilanti.
Barbash has served in the Ypsilanti area as an apprentice, financial advisor, branch manager, and now as CEO of Reconsider for the last 10 years. Following the destruction of the 2008 market crash, she began noticing cultural patterns that were changing the landscape of finance. She envisioned a financial services firm with a core purpose of nurturing this cultural transformation for sustainable prosperity throughout the community.
Get Connected:New Leadership for a New Nonprofit Sector: Four Kinds of Leaders We Need Now
October 11, 2013 (9:30 am - 11:00 am)
Join Rosetta Thurman, president of Thurman Consulting, as she shares the four kinds of nonprofit leaders we need now.
The constantly evolving economic, political, and social landscape has brought forth unprecedented challenges for nonprofits everywhere. But this moment in time also presents a unique opportunity for a new brand of leadership to emerge. If you want to move from fear about the future to excitement about what’s possible, this session will provide a simple, accessible framework for thinking more deeply about new leadership for a new nonprofit sector.
In this presentation, you will discover the characteristics of the four kinds of nonprofit leaders we need now:
As a result of Rosetta’s personal stories and professional commentary, you will be challenged and inspired to lead with a higher level of courage, optimism and authenticity.
Rosetta holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Trinity Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught nonprofit management as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Professional Studies at Trinity Washington University. and is a proud member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and the Young Entrepreneurs Council.
MSU Detroit Center
Selected Past Offerings
• Benefits of Forming Strategic and Shared Service Alliances
• Starting Social Enterprise Initiatives for Community Nonprofits