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“Why Donors Give” presented by Dr. Sara Konrath
RECORDED ON NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Understanding donor motivation is central to effective fundraising. Dr. Sara Konrath will help you develop fundraising techniques, including communication strategies with prospective donors, based on her path-breaking research on donor motivation.
“Diversity and Philanthropy” presented by Dr. Lilya Wagner
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 9, 2017
As the United States becomes more diverse, organizations of all kinds will need to develop new strategies and approaches for working with prospective donors of all backgrounds. Dr. Lilya Wagner reflects on her book, Diversity and Philanthropy, and provides practical guidance for both philanthropic organizations and individual fundraising professionals for approaching issues of diversity and inclusion.
“Fundraising Across Generations: Millennials vs Their Ancestors” presented by Dr. Patrick Rooney
RECORDED ON MAY 11, 2017
As the largest living generation, Millennials are an important demographic for all organizations to understand. Dr. Patrick Rooney shares his new research comparing the philanthropy of Millennials with the philanthropy of their ancestors. With this new data in your philanthropic toolbox, you’ll be ready to present your organization’s mission in a way that will best reach donors of all ages.
“Finish the Year Strong” presented by Dr. Tim Seiler
RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
Up to 40 percent of nonprofits’ funding is received in December. So how do you make the best use of the other 11 months of the year? Dr. Tim Seiler explains the importance of the annual fund, and describes key strategies and techniques to maximize year-end gifts. With these new ideas, you’ll be ready to use all 12 months of the year to prepare an annual giving strategy that will set your organization up for the long-term success.
“Values and Giving” presented by Dr. David King
RECORDED ON DECEMBER 14, 2017
Dr. David King explores what we know about the ways that faith, spirituality, and values affect how a majority of donors think about their philanthropic support of religious and secular causes. Regardless of the kind of organization you work for, participants will be provided strategies and tools to create appropriate conversations around values, in order to better engage and serve these donors.
“Diversity and Fundraising” presented by Dr. Tyrone Freeman
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 8, 2018
Dr. Tyrone Freeman presents his new research on giving trends of African American donors. With historical context, current data, and fundraising implications, this webinar will help you better understand how your organization might most effectively serve a diverse range of donors.
“Fundraising from Donor-Advised Funds” presented by Dr. Una Osili
RECORDED ON MAY 10, 2018
Dr. Una Osili presents an overview of donor-advised funds and their rapid expansion. Dr. Osili reviews the growth of donor-advised funds and discusses how these funds are changing the philanthropic landscape. By the end of this webinar, you will have a clear understanding of the role of donor advised funds and how fundraising professionals and nonprofit leaders can best attract grants from donor-advised funds.
“Art of Fundraising” presented by Dr. Sara Konrath
RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
Learn from Dr. Sara Konrath how traits and skills such as emotional intelligence, empathy, and active listening are essential for the art of fundraising. Understand how you can look for these personal attributes when hiring staff and how you can train yourself and others to become skilled in the art of fundraising.
“Fundraising in the Workplace” presented by Dr. Genevieve Shaker
RECORDED ON DECEMBER 13, 2018
Dr. Gen Shaker features her research on workplace giving. Workplace giving campaigns are common, but take many different forms. From campaigns to encourage nonprofit employees to give to their employer to campaigns lead by employees and endorsed by corporate leaders, learn about the landscape of workplace giving. The webinar explores how donors behave in the workplace and offers advice for launching a successful workplace campaign.
“Advice from the Funders” presented by Jenna Wachtmann and Jeff Small
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 14, 2019
“Advice from the Funders” offers a unique behind-the-curtain look at applying to foundations for grant dollars. Jenna Wachtmann, Program Officer at Ball Brothers Foundation, and Jeff Small, Senior Program Officer/Special Projects at Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, share valuable insights on the grant process from the funder perspective. Take this opportunity to hear directly from the funders on what works and what doesn’t when raising money from foundations.
“Board Engagement with Fundraising” presented by Bill Stanczykiewicz
RECORDED ON MAY 9, 2019
The board plays a crucial role in organization-wide fundraising success. The Fund Raising School’s webinar, “Board Engagement with Fundraising” features The Fund Raising School’s Director, Bill Stanczykiewicz. Learn practical, real-world strategies for recruiting great board members, keeping your board active, and increasing your board’s engagement with fundraising. This webinar explores effective ways you can improve the culture of philanthropy in your organization.
“End-of-Year Fundraising Online” presented by Nathan Hand
RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
It feels like digital fundraising changes every day: new apps, new crowdfunding platforms, too much noise, not enough control. In this webinar with TFRS faculty member Nathan Hand, explore the current landscape of online giving and learn digital strategies you can implement right now to propel your end-of-year fundraising efforts.
“Launching the Public Phase of Your Capital Campaign” presented by Gasby Brown
RECORDED ON DECEMBER 12, 2019
You’ve planned for your organization’s capital campaign, you’ve assembled volunteer leaderships, and you’ve secured the lead gifts. What happens once the campaign goes public? This webinar “Launching the Public Phase of your Capital Campaign” will feature TFRS faculty member Gasby Brown who will share strategies for leveraging the public announcement of your campaign. Learn creative ways to engage your donor base, generate excitement in your community, and finish the campaign strong.
“Diverse Philanthropy” presented by Dr. Kim Williams-Pulfer
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 13, 2020
Dr. Kim Williams-Pulfer of the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy shares new research about giving trends by diverse populations. This webinar provides ample opportunity to consider strategies to better engage diverse donors.
“Fundraising Ethics“ presented by Dr. Kathi Badertscher
RECORDED ON MAY 14, 2020
Nonprofit organizations – and the fundraisers who work for them – are expected to uphold the public good. But what happens when the fundraiser finds herself in a situation that might harm the organization’s reputation or the organization’s relationship with donors? In this webinar, Dr. Kathi Badertscher applies ethical decision making models to real-world fundraising scenarios. Learn three approaches to navigating ethical dilemmas.
“Engaging Women as Donors“ presented by Angela White
RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
Over the last ten years, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute has produced more than 20 reports that have proven that gender matters in philanthropy. TFRS faculty member Angela White discusses this research and shares creative ways to better engage women as donors.
“Who Gives and Why?” presented by Dr. Patricia Snell Herzog
RECORDED ON DECEMBER 10, 2020
Dr. Patricia Snell Herzog, the Melvin Simon Chair and Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies, shares the many ways and reasons that Americans give. You will apply a framework of the four types of donors and consider how these typologies can inform your fundraising strategies.
“Board Engagement and Fundraising” presented by Bill Stanczykiewicz, Ed.D.
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 11, 2021
Fewer than half of nonprofits report that their boards of directors are fully engaged with fundraising. New research –based on effective practices of nonprofits with 100 percent board giving – reveals practical steps you can take to increase the number of board members who donate and fundraise to your nonprofit organization.
“Online Special Events” presented by Sumi Bhat Kincaid
RECORDED ON MAY 13, 2021
Sumi Bhat-Kincaid, Director of Philanthropy at Upaya Social Ventures, shares her experience successfully transitioning her organization’s key special event online at the onset of the pandemic. Participants will learn practical ways to continue to engage their donors and build relationships in a virtual environment.
“Comprehensive Campaigns” presented by Dr. Gene Tempel and Dr. Sarah Nathan
RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
During the pandemic, nonprofits delayed their plans for capital campaigns while donors increased the amount of their dollars sent to savings accounts. Post-COVID fundraising planning provides an opportunity to design and implement a successful comprehensive campaign. Dr. Gene Tempel and Dr. Sarah Nathan explain how best to maximize this unique season of fundraising possibilities.
“Diversify Your Donor Database” presented by LaKoya Gardner
RECORDED ON DECEMBER 9, 2021
Surveys reveal that donors of color perceive that they are invited less often than their White neighbors to attend fundraising events, and that they are asked less often to donate to nonprofits. LaKoya Gardner, an accomplished fundraiser who directs programs for the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will describe practical strategies on how you can diversify your donor database.
“Fundraising from Millennials” presented by Sharna Goldseker
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 10, 2022
Sharna Goldseker, Founder & Vice President of 21/64 discusses fundraising from millennials with the latest information from Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving.
Sharna is a speaker, writer, consultant, and a leading expert on multigenerational and next generation philanthropy. A next gen donor herself, she offers a trusted insider’s perspective. As millennials step into their philanthropic roles, they have not only unprecedented financial resources, but also big ideas for how to use their financial power. You will learn practical resources designed to help those who work with millennial donors engage with them in even more productive and effective ways.
“Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, Fifth Edition” presented by Dr. Gene Tempel and Dr. Gen Shaker
RECORDED ON MAY 12, 2022
Achieving Excellence in Fundraising is the go-to reference for fundraising principles, concepts, and techniques. Coverage includes evolving technologies, global perspectives, credentialing, and more, with contributions from noted experts in the field. You’ll gain insight into the practice of fundraising and the fundraising cycle, reinforced by discussion questions, case studies, and additional readings.
“Fundraising During a Turbulent Economy” presented by Dr. Patrick Rooney
RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
While people choose to make charitable donations based on their philanthropic values and motivations, how much they donate and when can be influenced by the economy. As inflation rages and a recession looms, learn how current economic factors can influence fundraising. Dr. Patrick Rooney, executive associate dean of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and an internationally-regarded expert on the “wealth effects” of charitable giving, will translate economic research into practical fundraising strategies and take your questions on how best to fundraise during these turbulent economic times.
“Fundraising from Donor Advised Funds” presented by Dr. Danielle Vance McMullen and Dr. Dan Heist
RECORDED ON DECEMBER 8, 2022
Two of the nation’s leading experts on donor advised funds share their latest research on how best to fundraise from DAFs. Dr. Danielle Vance McMullen and Dr. Dan Heist, founders of the DAF Research Collaborative, present their findings and answer questions during the webinar.Purchase the recording “Fundraising from Donor Advised Funds”
“The Lost Art of Donor Stewardship” presented by Dr. Patrick Dwyer and Pamela Perkins-Dwyer, CFRM
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 9, 2023
Learn the latest research on donor stewardship and how you can apply that research to strengthen your fundraising. Dr. Patrick Dwyer of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will present his research on gratitude, while Pamela Perkins-Dwyer, CFRM, who is the major gifts officer at the Los Angeles Master Chorale, will discuss how to apply that research to successful fundraising and donor relations.Purchase the recording “The Lost Art of Donor Stewardship”
“AI & Fundraising: Revolutionize Your Fundraising Efforts”
RECORDED ON MAY 11, 2023
The explosive emergence of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (A.I.) applications has the nonprofit sector wondering: what does this mean for fundraising? Can A.I. write effective appeal letters and grant proposals? How can A.I. help identify major donors? And, importantly, will this cost some people their jobs?
During The Fund Raising School’s webinar, join three experienced, tech-savvy colleagues for a conversation about how they are seeing A.I. being utilized for fundraising and where they see the trends leading next. The webinar is facilitated by Erik Daubert who will be joined by Megan Bennett and Josh Hirsch…with time for your questions.
Did ChatGPT write this promotional message? Hmmm…Purchase the recording “AI & Fundraising: Revolutionize Your Fundraising Efforts”
“Find New Donors Online: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising”
RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2023
Social media is social. Most people go online to see what other people are up to. Therefore, nonprofits that use peer-to-peer or friend-to-friend strategies on digital platforms can boost their online fundraising. Learn fun, engaging, and practical techniques of social media fundraising from The Fund Raising School’s webinar, “Peer-to-Peer Online Fundraising.”Purchase the recording “Find New Donors Online: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising”
"Ethical Fundraising: Donors with Cognitive Impairment"
RECORDED ON DECEMBER 14, 2023
As awareness of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, and other mental health challenges increase, fundraisers need to increase their knowledge of how to fundraise when a donor develops cognitive impairment. Learn how to recognize signs of cognitive impairment and the ethical fundraising practices associated with continuing a relationship with that donor.
The webinar features Tara Adams and Tony Pomonis, frontline fundraisers who founded the Cognitive Empowerment Consulting Group to address this important yet often unspoken issue.
"Donor Engagement, Donor Retention"
RECORDED ON FEBRUARY 8, 2024
The quest for new donors is a vital, ongoing endeavor for nonprofit organizations. However, the true strength of fundraising efforts lies in the ability to nurture and retain your existing donor base. This webinar explores a range of practical, effective strategies designed to engage your donors meaningfully. The focus will be on fostering a deeper, more personal connection between your donors and your nonprofit's mission. You will learn how to create a sense of community and belonging among your supporters, transforming them from occasional contributors to committed advocates.
We'll discuss the importance of understanding donor motivations, and how personalized communication can lead to increased financial support. Discover how to leverage these relationships to not only secure consistent funding but also tap into the potential of your donors to introduce new prospects to your cause.
The webinar is presented by Katrina VanHuss, Founder and Partner at Turnkey, and Dr. Otis Fulton, Vice President for Psychological Strategy at Turnkey. Turnkey is a national fundraising consulting firm providing research and evidence-based guidance to nonprofits of all sizes in all subsectors.Purchase the recording “Donor Engagement, Donor Retention”