Synthesis Partnership

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identity, capacity, and facilities
with mission, vision, and values.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Webinars is in its seventh year of providing free, high-quality educational and professional development offerings
for trustees and staff of nonprofit organizations.

Key to Subject Areas

  Governance and Management Advancement
  Governance Communications & Marketing
  Operations Development
  Legal & Financial  
  Organizational Development Other
  Strategy & Planning Technology
  Organization & Professional Development Facilities

 

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Winter / Spring 2016

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January 6 Leverage Your Team’s Mindset to Accelerate Change
Claudette Rowley, Metravoice
 
 
13 Inspiring Your Board to Ask
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
 
 
20 Finding Foundation Funders
Martha Pritchard Spear
 
 
27 Managing Cash Flow
Pam Williams & Marci Moore
 
 
February 3 Excel for Grant Writers
Mark Goldstein, Communication Mark
 
 
10 Amplifying your Brand
Michele Levy
 
 
17 Major Gift Breakthrough Training
Peter Heller
 
 
24 Integrate Crowdfunding into Events
Dana Ostomel
 
 
March 2 Accounting Myths Busted
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
 
 
9 Donor Retention and Monthly Giving
David Mersky, Mersky & Jaffe
 
 
16 Strategic Planning 1: Organizational Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
 
 
23 Capital Campaigns
Linda Lysakowski
 
 
30 Retaining Digital Donors
Steven Shattuck
 
 
April 6 Corporate Sponsorship
Gail Bower
 
 
13 Strategic Planning 2: Plan Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
 
 
20 Tools for More Effective Board Meetings
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
 
 
27 Negotiating Skills for Women
Katie Snapp, Skirt Strategies  
 
 
May 4 Social Enterprise
Jean Block
 
 
11 Strategic Planning 3: Metrics
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
 
 
18 Major Gifts
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
 
 
25 Investment Management for your Nonprofit
Sharon Liebowitz, Meritam Investment Advisors
 
 
June 1 Systems to Address Complex Problems
Bob Greene
 
 
8 Building a Culture of Philanthropy
Ron Rescigno, Rescigno’s Marketing Connections
 
 
15 Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program
Elisa Kosarin
 
 
22 How to build a satisfied, loyal donor base
Tina Cincotti
 
 
29 12 Questions for Sustained Change
Daniel Doucette
 
 

 

Wednesday Webinar Archive

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  Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
What is Your Brand & Why Does It Matter?
Michele Levy
  Tools for More Effective Board Meetings
Rick Lent, Brownfield & Lent
Beyond the Traditional Communications Office
Michele Levy, brand strategy consulting
  Appreciative Governance
Bernard Mohr & Neil Samuels
Marketing Communications on a Shoestring
Michele Levy, brand strategy consulting
  Get Rid of Your Nominating Committee
Linda Lysakowski
A Practical Guide to Building Your Brand
Michele Levy
  Data-Driven Decision-Making
Rena Cheskis-Gold, Demographic Perspectives, LLC
Building Your Marketing Communications Team
Michele Levy, Brand Strategy Consulting
  Program Evaluation Essentials
Cecilia Harry, Economic Development Coordinator
Advanced Annual Reports for Print and Web
Mazarine Treyz, Wild Woman Fundraising
  Taking the Mystery Out of Metrics
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Align Strategic Plan & Social Media
Amy Sample Ward, NTEN
  High Impact Volunteer Engagement
Jill Friedman Fixler, JFFixler Group
Conducting a Social Media Audit
Debra Askenase, Community Organizer 2.0
  Recruiting Professional Volunteers
Drew Tulchin, Social Enterprise Associates
How to Manage Social Media
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Getting Your Volunteers Out of the Box
Mary Beth Harrington
Get More Facebook Engagement
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Decisions Before, During, and After a Crisis
John Hilley, Patmos Consulting
Facebook Ads for Year End Campaigns
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Crisis Communications for Nonprofits
Bruce Hennes, Hennes Paynter
Building Meaningful Online Engagement
Debra Askanaze, Community Organizer 2.0
  How To Start a Social Enterprise
Jean Block
Effective Online Engagement Campaigns
Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0
  Earned Income for Nonprofits
Emily Chan & Gene Takagi, NEO Law Group
Newsletter Reality Check
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change
  Profit Making for Nonprofits
M Aaronson & R Streitfeld, ALSD CPAs
Write Amazing Appeal Letters
Dalya F. Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  Business Planning for Social Enterprise
Jean Block
Effective Advocacy Messages
Collette Ellis, InStep Consulting LLC
  Finding Savings in Operations
John Reese & Philip Gross
Creating a Resource Development Plan
Emily Davis, Emily Davis Consulting
  Negotiating Indirect Cost Rates
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Leadership Engagement & Capacity Building
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  State Compliance for Nonprofits
Ron Barrett, National Corporate Research
Managing Fundraisers
Gary Broussard, GPB Associates
  Unemployment Funding Options
Adam Thorn, U.S. Trust
Fundraising the Smart Way
Ellen Bristol, The Bristol Strategy Group
  Finance Essentials For Non-Financial Folks
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Supercharge Fundraising with Content Marketing
Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang
  Financial Aspects of Board Governance
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Prospecting on a Shoestring Budget
Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder
  Financial Control or Chaos?
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
The New Donor
Linda Lysakowski
  6 Tips for Your IRS Form 990
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
45 Great FUNdraising Ideas
Jean Block
  Better Budgeting
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
4 Simple Steps to Fundraising
Sandy Rees, GetFullyFunded
  Financial Management for Mature Organizations
Anthony Reese, Olive Grove Consulting
3 Massive Mistakes Fundraisers Make
Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker LLC
  What to Expect During an Audit
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
To Raise More Money, Tell a Story
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Liars, Cheats, & Thieves: Control Solutions
Susan Hammond, scHammond Advisors
Perfect Phrases for Fundraising
Dr. Beverly Browning, eCivis, Inc.
  Successfully Navigating a CFO Transition
Marci Moore & Pam Williams, Nonprofit Finance Pros
Stewardship as Revenue Enhancer
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Assoc.
  Structuring Nonprofit Businesses
Brian Howe, Vox Legal Associates
Stewardship and Retention
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
  Maintaining Your Tax-Exempt Status
Anita Lichtblau, Casner & Edwards, LLP
Build A Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change
  Lobbying : Election-Related Activities
Emily Chan & Gene Takagi, NEO Law Group
Creating Constituencies
Susan Black, Allene Professional Fundraising
  Advocacy and Lobbying
Anita Lichtblau, Casner & Edwards, LLP
Creative Thank You’s
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
  Sales Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits
Ron Barrett, National Corporate Research
Thank Donors with a Story
Vanessa Chase Lockshin, The Storytelling Nonprofit
  Outsourcing Accounting
Marci Moore & Pam Williams, Nonprofit Finance Pros
Creating a Powerful Culture of Generosity
Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker
  What’s a Mission Statement Worth?
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Successful Major Gift Moves Management
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  The Case for Integrated Planning
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Keys to the Major Gifts Process
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Strategic Planning 1: Cultivation/Org. Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
How to Ask for Big Gifts from Individuals
Peter Heller
  Strategic Plan 2: Plan Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Everything about Face-to-Face Solicitation
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Assoc.
  Strategic Planning 3: Metrics
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
How to Succeed with Major Gifts Fundraising
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
  Building Stakeholder Commitment
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
Effective Case Statements
Griet Dehandschutter, Dehandschutter & Associates
  Designing an Effective Strategic Planning Retreat
Rick Lent & Sam Frank
The Grant Writing Question
Jaime Roscoe, Communication Mark
  Everything About Focus Groups
Rena Cheskis-Gold, Demographic Perspectives
Grantwriting Success
Dalya Massachi, Writing to Make a Difference
  The Power of Collaborative Solutions
Tom Wolff, Tom Wolff & Associates
Grant Writing 102
Hillel Bromberg, FUEL
  Validating Your Statement of Need
Dr. Bev Browning, eCivis
Building Social Capital to Enhance Collaboration
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
  Collaboration: What Works & Why
Sam Frank & panel
How to Find Grants
Mark Goldstein, Communication Mark
  >Coaching Team Leaders
Bob Greene
How to Use Data to Get Grants
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  Designing/Delivering Nonprofit Training
Beth Kanter
Using Census Data to Get Grants
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  Using Relational Leadership to Create Change
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
Writing Effective Program Designs
Dr. Bev Browning, eCivis
  The Three Languages of Appreciation
Gil Lazan, Amauta, International
Spice Up Your Grant Proposals
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  Cultivating Trust
Kate Pugh, AlignConsulting
Developing Evaluations for Grant Proposals
Dalya Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  Channel Insight into Action
Kate Pugh, Align Consulting
Collaborating with Partners on Joint Grants
Dalya F. Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  Knowledge Networks
Kate Pugh, Align Consulting
Building a Fundraising Board
Linda Lysakowski
  Online Professional Learning Network
Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0
Overcome Your Board’s Fear of Fundraising
Claire Axelrad, Axelrad Social Benefit Consulting
  Employee Engagement to Reach Goals
Eyal Ronen, Spotlight Leadership
Your Board Won't Fundraise?
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change Consulting
  Diversity Awareness
Bill Say
Engaging Your Board in Fundraising
Kirsten M. Bullock, Bullock Consulting
  Awareness of Power in Nonprofits
Bill Say
Giving and Getting
Emily Davis
  Leadership Coaching
Daniel Doucette
All–Staff Fundraising Model
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change Consulting
  Coaching Skills for Managers
Claudette Rowley, Metravoice
Crowdfunding
Dana Ostomel, DepositaGift.com
  The Leader as Coach
Tom Morley, Snowflake LLC
Leadership Factors in Fundraising
Susan Black, Allene Professional Fundraising
  Top Gems for the Multiple Generations Workplace
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
Raise More Money With Smarter Email Marketing
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Empowered Conversations
Gil Lazan, Amauta International
What Your Sponsors Really Want
Mazarine Treyz, Wild Woman Fundraising
  Facilitating Groups
Michael Wilkinson, Leadership Strategies, Inc.
The Power of Cross-Sector Partnerships
Bruce Burtch
  Structuring Meetings to Get Work Done
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
Generating Corporate Support
Lewis Flax, Flax Associates
  Structuring Meetings In Contentious Settings
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
Auctions for Nonprofits
Tom Weitbrecht, Strategic Auction Alliance
  More Respectful Dialogue in Meetings
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
Obtaining Auction Items
Tom Weitbrecht, Weitbrecht Auctioneers
  Getting Things Done with Groups
Judith Katz, Judith Katz Consulting
Silent Auction Secrets
Sherry Truhlar, Red Apple Auctions
  Building Real Teams: A Leadership Perspective
Bob Greene, Bob Greene Coaching and Consulting
Philanthropy: Only One Tenth of Nonprofits
George McCully, The Catalogue for Philanthropy
  Getting What You Want from Gen Y
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
Produce a Video, Post to YouTube, Get Results
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Board & Staff Roles
Jean Block, Social Enterprise Ventures
Video: YouTube & Facebook
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Turn Your Organization Around
Christian Dame, nptransitions
Event Video Checklist
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Making Shared Leadership Work
Deborah Pruitt, Group Alchemy
Film Nonprofit Testimonials
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  The Anxious Organization
Ken Thiessen, Power of One Consulting
Facility Planning: Reduce Costs & Risks
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
  Leading Organizational Change
Bob Greene, Bob Greene Coaching & Consulting
 
  Barriers to Change in Organizations & Communities
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
 
  Creating Transformational Teams
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
 
  Performance Management
Jamie Resker, Employee Performance Solutions
 
  Is Your Culture Impeding Growth?
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
 
  Capitalizing on Organizational Change
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
 
  A Leadership Perspective on Conflict
Bob Greene, Bob Greene Coaching and Consulting
 
  Ten Steps to Results -Focused Team
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
 
  Managing Disruptive Employee Behaviors
Jamie Resker, Employee Performance Solutions Inc.
 
  Dealing with Difficult People
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
  Toxic Leadership
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
 
  Reacting to Feedback
Jamie Resker, Employee Performance Solutions Inc.
 
  Understanding Power Dynamics
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
 
  Mediation Skills for Managers
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
 
  Handling Difficult Conversations
Judith Katz, Judith Katz Consulting
 
  HR Best Practices
Kimberly Brosnan, Edelstein & Company LLP
 
  Take the Guesswork Out of Hiring
Marci Moore & Pam Williams, Nonprofit Finance Pros
 
  Hiring for Success
Eyal Ronen, Spotlight Leadership
 
  Deeply Informative Reference Checks
Laura Gassner Otting, NPAG
 
  Managing Stress
Gil Lazan, Amauta International
 
     
     

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