Free webinars that are more conversation than presentation – providing you with an opportunity to learn and sharpen your fundraising skills in an online, interactive forum that also allows you to ask, share, worry, wonder, and vent! We will make the recording available to the public following the webinar session.
Fridays with The Fund Raising School
Fundraising-in-Place: Digital & Special Events Fundraising
May 22, 2020
Join this week's Fridays with The Fund Raising School discussion focused on online special events and digital fundraising.
Registration is closed.
Now for Some Good News: DAFs & Foundations
June 26, 2020
Join this week's Fridays with The Fund Raising School discussion focused on donor advised funds and foundations.
Engaging Your Board & the Business Sector
July 31, 2020
Join this week's Fridays with The Fund Raising School discussion focused on business sector and board engagement.
All in This Together: Community Partnerships / Planned Giving
August 28, 2020
Join this week's Fridays with The Fund Raising School discussion focused on planned giving and community partnerships.
Listen to Past Webinars
- A Conversation with Gasby Brown and Erik Daubert
April 24, 2020
Two of The Fund Raising School’s most popular faculty members will share their expertise, wisdom, and advice. Gasby Brown and Erik Daubert have significant fundraising experience for local, state, and national nonprofits. Today’s virus crisis is just the latest challenge they have confronted with extensive knowledge and skill. Gather their recommendations, and be ready to engage with your questions and concerns.
- A Conversation with Dr. Una Osili
April 17, 2020
While significant attention is placed on the government and private sectors during a national crisis, the philanthropic sector can have a significant impact during these tough times. Dr. Una Osili – named a “Top 50 Influencer” by the NonProfit Times – explains how philanthropy’s unique strengths can inform effective fundraising in our current challenging environment.
- A Conversation with Dr. Gene Tempel
April 10, 2020
Dr. Gene Tempel, dean emeritus, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Dr. Sarah Nathan, associate director, The Fund Raising School
Gene Tempel was excited in 2008 when he was selected to lead the Indiana University Foundation. A few weeks later, the economy crashed, the Great Recession started, and fundraising goals still needed to be met. Gene shares what he learned from this unique experience and how those lessons can help fundraisers endure during our present crisis.
- How to Endure as a Fundraiser During Difficult Times
April 3, 2020
Dr. Tim Seiler, Henry Rosso Fellow for Philanthropy Fundraising, The Fund Raising School
Cathy Brown, associate director, The Fund Raising School
Tim Seiler’s professional career spans five decades, and during that time he has observed the highs and the lows of charitable giving and fundraising. Tim’s wisdom and perspective can provide calm and reassurance during these turbulent times.
- Fundraising During Economic Slow Downs
March 27, 2020
Dr. Patrick Rooney, executive associate dean, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Bill Stanczykiewicz, director, The Fund Raising School
Patrick Rooney is a nationally and internationally respected expert on how economic downturns – including economic slowdowns caused by natural disasters – affect fundraising. Review the lessons on charitable giving from the aftermath of 9/11 as well as Hurricane Katrina and similar catastrophic events, and how those lessons inform today’s fundraising…and how they don’t! Learn what you CAN do in today’s new fundraising environment.