Community Foundation Offering Free Nonprofit Webinars

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations.

Made possible by the support of Bank of America, the sessions will take place online via Zoom or GoToMeeting. Due to limited capacity, advance registration at foundationhoc.org/events is required.

 

Grant Writing Best Practices: From Research Through Writing 

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

Basic knowledge and understanding of how to find potential grants to apply for, reach out to build relationships with grantmakers, and ultimately craft a grant application.

 

Driving Impact Webinar Series: Fundraising During a Pandemic and Beyond

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free

Adapting to pandemic fundraising realities, especially donor giving, engagement, retention, major gifts, and how those factors will evolve as vaccination numbers rise.

 

How We Do It: Collecting and Analyzing Donor Feedback

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free

Strategies to determine what’s most important to your supporters. how they want to hear from you, and how organizations are opening channels of communication to improve the donor experience.

 

Considering Strategic Collaborations: The Benefits and Bottom Line

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. via GoToMeeting

Cost: Free

An exploration of the opportunities nonprofit collaboration and affiliation present for sustainability, growth, and even survival, plus creative ways to overcome challenges and obstacles.

 

Steps to Take to Diversify Your Donors

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free

Learn why a diverse staff and board matters and how to create an organizational culture that advances DEI; how to identify and build trust with potential new donors of different races and ethnicities; and how to keep diverse supporters engaged in your work and giving especially during social distancing.

 

Time, Talent and Treasure: Using Giving Circles in Fundraisin

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

What giving circles are, how they function, how you can connect with them as a fundraiser, and ways to  research demographic-driven giving circles.

 

Strategic Conversations Lead to Major and Planned Gifts

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free

Sharpening gift-planning engagement skills by identifying listening strengths and weaknesses and improving questioning techniques.

 

Adapting Your Development Plan to the New Normal

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

Best practices to prepare for post-pandemic annual including stewardship and online and digital giving, and developing a 12-month, donor-focused, comprehensive annual giving campaign with year-end giving strategies.

 

Jump Start Your Volunteer Program and Improve Your Fundraising

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

Starting or restarting a volunteer program to advance fundraising goals, reduces staff burdens, and attract new and diverse talent to your organization, leveraging volunteers for immediate mission impact.

 

Marketing Gift Annuities

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free

How to market Charitable Gift Annuities now and in future, communicate strategically with prospects, adjust for tax law changes, and turn stewardship into a repeat donation.

 

Engaging Your Constituents!

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

Your organization’s constituents are like family – your “inner circle.” They are often the best source for donors, volunteer leaders, insight and ambassadors. Learn how to develop and implement a constituent engagement plan that:

• Identifies your key constituents

• Deepens relationships with constituents

• Results in increased engagement, including giving, from constituents.

Talking About Death: Planned Giving & End of Life Planning

 

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

This lively discussion about a serious subject will provide Insights into how to have deeper donor conversations leading to meaningful charitable legacies.

Contact The Community Foundation at 315-735-8212 or info@foundationhoc.org for additional information.