Synthesis Partnership

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for trustees and staff of nonprofit organizations.

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  Governance and Management Advancement
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Wednesday Webinar Schedule
Fall 2014

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September 10 Effective Interview Questions for Better Hiring
P Williams and M Moore, Nonprofit Finance Pros
Silent Auction Secrets: Generate Bigger Bids
Sherry Truhlar, Red Apple Auctions
17 Shifting Your Culture from Reactive to Proactive
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
Grant Proposal Feedback Clinic
Dalya Massachi, Writing for Community Success
24 No Webinar
 
Crucial Year End Giving Strategies
Mazarine Treyz, Wild Woman Fundraising
October 1 Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Organize Your Best Prospects
Drew Tulchin, Social Enterprise Associates
8 TBD
 
Using Facebook Promote Year-End Campaigns
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
15 Top Gems for the Multiple Generations Workplace
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Your Board in Fundraising
Kirsten M. Bullock, Bullock Consulting
22 Awareness of Power in Nonprofits
Bill Say
Storytelling for Nonprofits
Paul Jolly, Jump Start Growth
29 Building and Using Budgets Better
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Supercharge Your Fundraising with Content Marketing
Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang
November 5 TBD
 
Prediction: The New Paradigm for Philanthropy
George McCully, The Catalogue for Philanthropy
12 What's a Mission Statement Worth?
Sam Frank, Synthesis Parttnership
Fundraising Feasibility Studies
Linda Lysakowski
19 Legal Traps for the Unwary Fundraiser
Anita Lichtblau, Casner & Edwards, LLP
TBD
 

 

Wednesday Webinar Archive

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  Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Writing for the Web
Dalya Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  Tools for More Effective Board Meetings
Rick Lent, Brownfield & Lent
To Raise More Money, Tell a Story
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Appreciative Governance
Bernard Mohr & Neil Samuels
How to Tell Better Stories
Elizabeth Turnbull, Turnbull Marketing Group
  Multi Generational Boards
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
Can Your Board Tell Your Story?
Dalya Massachi & Linda Lysakowski
  Get Rid of Your Nominating Committee
Linda Lysakowski
What is a Brand & Why Does It Matter?
Michele Levy, brand strategy consulting
  Data-Driven Decision-Making
Rena Cheskis-Gold, Demographic Perspectives, LLC
Beyond the Traditional Communications Office
Michele Levy, brand strategy consulting
  Taking the Mystery Out of Metrics
Michele Levy & Sam Frank
Marketing Communications on a Shoestring
Michele Levy, brand strategy consulting
  Measuring Performance: Money & Mission
Rebeka Mazzone, AM Solutions
A Practical Guide to Building Your Brand
Michele Levy
  Program Evaluation Essentials
Cecilia Harry, Economic Development Coordinator
Keep Your Newsletter Out of the Recycling Bin
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change Consulting
  High Impact Volunteer Engagement
Jill Friedman Fixler, JFFixler Group
How to Work with the Media
Matt Ellis, Ellis Strategies
  Recruiting Professional Volunteers
Drew Tulchin, Social Enterprise Associates
Why an Outreach Plan Is Crucial
Monica Collins
  The Social Enterprise Process
Jean Block, Jean Block Consulting
Building Your Marketing Communications Team
Michele Levy, Brand Strategy Consulting
  Earned Income for Nonprofits
Emily Chan & Gene Takagi, NEO Law Group
Align Strategic Plan & Social Media
Amy Sample Ward
  Social Enterprise Case 1: Amos House WORKS
Eileen Hayes, Amos House
What Is A Social Media Strategy?
Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0
  A Business Paradigm for Social Impact
Jon Firger, Newton Community Service Center
Conducting a Social Media Audit
Debra Askenase, Community Organizer 2.0
  Get Out of the Muck & Back Into Your Mission
Kirsten M. Bullock, Bullock Consulting
Develop an Epic Facebook Strategy
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Theory of Change Mapping
Kimberly Snodgrass, Olive Grove Consulting
Facebook for Executives
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Going Global: Preparing for Localization
Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth
Use Facebook to Build Your email List
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Crisis Communications for Nonprofits
Bruce Hennes, Hennes Paynter
How to Make Twitter Work for Your Organization
Debra Askenase, Community Organizer 2.0
  Decisions Before, During, and After a Crisis
John Hilley, Patmos Consulting
Social Media Engagement
Debra Askenase, Community Organizer 2.0
  Finding Savings in Operations
John Reese & Philip Gross
DIY Tools for Social Media Management
Amy Sample Ward, NTEN
  Negotiating Indirect Cost Rates
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
DIY Community Engagement Metrics
Amy Sample Ward, TechSoup
  Business Planning
Kim Clark, Polished Professionals Boston
Newsletter Reality Check
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change
  Developing Worker-Owned Co-ops
Elena Fairley, Women’s Action… Economic Security
Write Amazing Appeal Letters
Dalya F. Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  State Compliance for Nonprofits
Ron Barrett, National Corporate Research
Managing Fundraisers
Gary Broussard, GPB Associates
  Legal and Governance Issues for NGOs Worldwide
Jeff Hurwit, Hurwit & Associates
45 Great FUNdraising Ideas
Jean Block
  Unemployment Funding Options
Adam Thorn, U.S. Trust
10 Steps to Creating a Fundraising Plan
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change Consulting
  Financial Aspects of Board Governance
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Creating a Resource Development Plan
Emily Davis, Emily Davis Consulting
  Financial Control or Chaos?
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Advancement Best Practices
Rod Miller, ExecIAE
  Make The Form 990 Work
Harmon Burstyn, CPA
Leadership Engagement & Capacity Building
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Financial Management Basics For CEOs & Trustees
Rebeka Mazzone, AM Solutions
Fundraising the Smart Way
Ellen Bristol, The Bristol Strategy Group
  Better Budgeting
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
3 Massive Mistakes Fundraisers Make
Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker LLC
  Basic Nonprofit Financial Documents
Jennifer Lammers, The Philanthropy Hub
4 Simple Steps to Fundraising
Sandy Rees, GetFullyFunded
  Budgeting 101
Jennifer Lammers, The Philanthropy Hub
Perfect Phrases for Fundraising
Dr. Beverly Browning, eCivis, Inc.
  Making the Most of Your Financial Statements
Jennifer Lammers, The Philanthropy Hub
Build A Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change
  Financial Management for Mature Organizations
Anthony Reese, Olive Grove Consulting
Stewardship as Revenue Enhancer
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Assoc.
  What to Expect During an Audit
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Stewardship and Retention
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
  Telling Your Story in Numbers: Financial Statements
Jennifer Lammers, The Philanthropy Hub
How to Succeed with Major Gifts Fundraising
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
  Liars, Cheats, & Thieves: Control Solutions
Susan Hammond, scHammond Advisors
Keys to the Major Gifts Process
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Diagnosing Financial Issues & Operations
Rebeka Mazzone, AM Solutions
Successful Major Gift Moves Management
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Successfully Navigating a CFO Transition
Marci Moore & Pam Williams, Nonprofit Finance Pros
Best Practices to Advance Planned Giving
Rod Miller, ExecIAE
  Profit Making for Nonprofits
M Aaronson & R Streitfeld, ALSD CPAs
Improving Donor Retention
Claire Axelrad, Axelrad Consulting
  Business Planning for Social Enterprise
Jean Block
Fundraising and the Next Generation
Emily Davis, EDA Consulting
  Structuring Nonprofit Businesses
Brian Howe, Vox Legal Associates
Prospecting on a Shoestring Budget
Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder
  Maintaining Your Tax-Exempt Status
Anita Lichtblau, Casner & Edwards, LLP
Everything about Face-to-Face Solicitation
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe &
  Lobbying : Election-Related Activities
Emily Chan & Gene Takagi, NEO Law Group
Effective Case Statements
Griet Dehandschutter, Dehandschutter & Associates
  Advocacy and Lobbying
Anita Lichtblau, Casner & Edwards, LLP
Spice Up Your Grant Proposals
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  Sales Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits
Ron Barrett, National Corporate Research
Writing the Grant 101
John Izzo, Community Grants Associates
  Outsourcing Accounting
Marci Moore & Pam Williams, Nonprofit Finance Pros
Grant Writing 102
Hillel Bromberg, FUEL
  What’s a Mission Statement Worth?
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Validating Your Statement of Need
Dr. Bev Browning, eCivis
  The Case for Integrated Planning
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
10 Tips for Successful Grant Proposals
Dalya Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  Strategic Planning 1: Cultivation/Org. Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
How to Use Data to Get Grants
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  Strategic Plan 2: Plan Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Using Census Data to Get Grants
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  Strategic Plan 3: Monitoring & Reporting
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Writing Effective Program Designs
Dr. Bev Browning, eCivis
  Designing an Effective Strategic Planning Retreat
Rick Lent & Sam Frank
Developing Evaluations for Grant Proposals
Dalya Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  Everything About Focus Groups
Rena Cheskis-Gold, Demographic Perspectives
Collaborating with Partners on Joint Grants
Dalya F. Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  The Power of Collaborative Solutions
Tom Wolff, Tom Wolff & Associates
Building a Fundraising Board
Linda Lysakowski
  Collaboration: What Works & Why
Sam Frank & panel
Overcome Your Board’s Fear of Fundraising
Claire Axelrad, Axelrad Social Benefit Consulting
  Designing/Delivering Nonprofit Training
Beth Kanter
Your Board Won't Fundraise?
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change Consulting
  Building Social Capital to Enhance Collaboration
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
The Power of Cross-Sector Partnerships
Bruce Burtch
  Using Relational Leadership to Create Change
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
All–Staff Fundraising Model
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change Consulting
  The Three Languages of Appreciation
Gil Lazan, Amauta, International
Leadership Factors in Fundraising
Susan Black, Allene Professional Fundraising
  Cultivating Trust
Kate Pugh, AlignConsulting
Raise More Money With Smarter Email Marketing
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Channel Insight into Action
Kate Pugh, Align Consulting
Has Social Media Fundraising Finally Arrived?
Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0
  Knowledge Networks
Kate Pugh, Align Consulting
Social Media Fundraising
Ehren Foss, HelpAttack!
  Online Professional Learning Network
Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0
Social Media Staffing, Culture, and Policies
Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0
  Employee Engagement to Reach Goals
Eyal Ronen, Spotlight Leadership
Making Social Media Personal
Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0
  Diversity Awareness
Bill Say
What Your Sponsors Really Want
Mazarine Treyz, Wild Woman Fundraising
  Leadership Coaching
Daniel Doucette
Corporate Sponsorship for Fundraising Events
Eric Schrader, givezooks!
  Empowered Conversations
Gil Lazan, Amauta International
Generating Corporate Support
Lewis Flax, Flax Associates
  Facilitating Groups
Michael Wilkinson, Leadership Strategies, Inc.
Engaging Every Generation
Emily Davis, EDA Consulting
  Structuring Meetings to Get Work Done
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
Engaging Millenials
Kari Saratovsky, KDS Strategies
  Structuring Meetings In Contentious Settings
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
How to Get 100 New Donors in 90 Days
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Getting Things Done with Groups
Judith Katz, Judith Katz Consulting
Fundraising Houseparties
Morrie Warshawski, Consultant
  Building Real Teams: A Leadership Perspective
Bob Greene, Bob Greene Coaching and Consulting
Auctions for Nonprofits
Tom Weitbrecht, Strategic Auction Alliance
  Leveraging Generational Knowledge
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
Obtaining Auction Items
Tom Weitbrecht, Weitbrecht Auctioneers
  Getting What You Want from Gen Y
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
Silent Auction Secrets
Sherry Truhlar, Red Apple Auctions
  Board & Staff Roles
Jean Block, Social Enterprise Ventures
Yes! You Can Raise $$ on Facebook
Jeff Patrick, Common Knowledge
  Turn Your Organization Around
Christian Dame, nptransitions
Introducing the Philanthropic Directory
George McCully, The Catalogue for Philanthropy
  Making Shared Leadership Work
Deborah Pruitt, Group Alchemy
Philanthropy: Only One Tenth of Nonprofits
George McCully, The Catalogue for Philanthropy
  The Anxious Organization
Ken Thiessen, Power of One Consulting
Effective Segmentation
Cheryl Weissman, CJW Consulting
  Leading Organizational Change
Bob Greene, Bob Greene Coaching & Consulting
Development Office Procedures Manual
Cheryl Weissman, CJW Consulting
  Barriers to Change in Organizations & Communities
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
Finding The Perfect Donor Database
Robert Weiner, advancement technology consultant
  Creating Transformational Teams
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
Effective Nonprofit Internet Strategy
Allan Pressel, CharityFinders
  Performance Management
Jamie Resker, Employee Performance Solutions
Crowdsourcing vs Community-Sourcing
Amy Sample Ward, TechSoup
  Is Your Culture Impeding Growth?
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
Produce a Video, Post to YouTube, Get Results
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Capitalizing on Organizational Change
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
Video: YouTube & Facebook
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  A Leadership Perspective on Conflict
Bob Greene, Bob Greene Coaching and Consulting
Film Nonprofit Testimonials
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Ten Steps to Results -Focused Team
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
Event Video Checklist
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Managing Disruptive Employee Behaviors
Jamie Resker, Employee Performance Solutions Inc.
Affordable Video Production
David Neff, Ridgewood Communications
  Dealing with Difficult People
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
Creative Commons: Not Just for Nerds
David Neff, Ridgewood Communications
  Reacting to Feedback
Jamie Resker, Employee Performance Solutions Inc.
Facility Planning: Reduce Costs & Risks
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
  Understanding Power Dynamics
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
 
  Mediation Skills for Managers
Claudette Rowley, Metavoice
 
  Handling Difficult Conversations
Judith Katz, Judith Katz Consulting
 
  Online Networks/Offline Community Building
Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth
 
  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
 
  Hiring Corporate Transitioners
Laura Gassner Otting, NPAG
 
  Deeply Informative Reference Checks
Laura Gassner Otting, NPAG
 
  Nonprofit Executive Compensation
L. Lawrence & R. Lucash, Lawrence Assoc.
 
  Compensation Trends
Lindalee Lawrence, Lawrence Assoc.
 
  Managing Stress
Gil Lazan, Amauta International
 
     
     

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