Wed21Feb201811:45 AM - 1:30 PMRenaissance Asheville Hotel | Writer's Bistro
What Nonprofit Executives Should Know About Working With Boards
To be successful a nonprofit organization requires a meaningful partnership between its volunteer board members (trustees) and its executive staff. When that relationship is healthy, magic happens. If the relationship is dysfunctional, disaster ensues.... read more.
Thu22Feb201810:00 AM - 4:00 PMArthur R. Edington Education & Career Center | Asheville
Nonprofit Fundamentals: Communications
Communicating your organization’s value-add clearly and compellingly is critical for nonprofits, whether targeting users, donors, prospects, influencers or board members. This workshop offers basic tools and hands-on practice on “must-have” audiences, unique selling propositions, messages that resonate, and effective ...read more.
Thu01Mar20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 316
Be a Great Manager & Fundraiser
You have a team that needs your input support and leadership but you have ambitious fundraising goals you need to meet. Learn common pitfalls that stop you from managing effectively and how to avoid them.... read more.
Thu05Apr20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 315
Finding & Connecting With Transformational Donors
It takes the right data, information, modeling, and research to find and connect with transformative donors. Join Katherine Swank, Senior Consultant with Target Analytics, and Steve MacLaughlin, Vice President of Data & Analytics with Blackbaud, to explore how real world prospecting and development works.... read more.
Thu26Apr201810:00 AM - 4:00 PMArthur R. Edington Education & Career Center | Asheville
Nonprofit Fundamentals: Evaluation
Begin at the beginning and learn the basics of project and program evaluation in a safe, fun environment. This workshop combines teaching with small group discussion to provide a “nuts and bolts” introduction to...read more.
Thu03May20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 315
How to Raise Money and Retain Donors with Your Newsletter
Learn the tested, proven model for creating a printed newsletter that delights your donors, retains your donors, and raises money! Steven Screen will summarize what he’s learned in 25 years of creating money-raising newsletters for national and local nonprofits.... read more.
Thu17May201810:00 AM - 4:00 PMArthur R. Edington Education & Career Center | Asheville
Nonprofit Fundamentals: Fund Development
Fundraising is about more than money; it is about relationship-building and strategizing. This course addresses the most effective and successful methods of...read more.
Thu07Jun20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 315
Building Your Small Shop Toolkit
In a small shop, fund development is one of many areas of expertise that needs to be mastered. Executive Directors and Directors of Development both need to have a strong understanding of finance, Human Resources and Board management to be effective.... read more.
Thu02Aug20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 315
10 Ways to Supercharge Your Storytelling
Raising money is much easier when you tell a story. A story that motivates a donor to give. But how do you write a compelling story? And what makes a good story great? If you want to hook your reader and reel them in for good, then you’ll need a basic understanding of storytelling formulas and techniques that make a story memorable.... read more.
Thu06Sep20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 315
Common Presumptions That Hold Your Fundraising Back
Many common assumptions about donors are just plain wrong, hence charities shipwreck financially and fail to grow. Get it right from the start, with this "truth stampede." World-sourced from top experts by Tom Ahern, you'll learn what are acceptable response rates for direct mail appeals and donor newsletters... read more.
Thu04Oct20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 315
Building a Culture of Philanthropy
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” There’s lots of research and writing about the importance of organizational culture. So we’re willing to say that culture matters for nonprofits, too. So let’s talk about philanthropic culture – and why could/would/should it mean and why it works.... read more.
Thu01Nov20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 315
So You Want to Be a Campaign Consultant
If you’re a nonprofit consultant or thinking about making the leap into consulting, and would love to consult on capital campaigns, this session is for you. Learn what you need to do to become an expert in capital campaign consulting... read more.
Thu06Dec20188:30 AM - 10:00 AMLenoir-Rhyne Asheville | Room 315
Five Donor Love Languages
Learn about the five donor love languages and how to speak the love language your donors prefer; radically improving your donor retention rates. Learn how to create your annual donor love plan and engage executive leadership and board members in sharing the love... read more.