Synthesis Partnership

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

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Webinars is in its sixth 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

 

Wednesday Webinar Schedule
Summer and Fall 2015

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July 1 Creative Thank You’s
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
 
 
8 Coaching Skills for Managers
Claudette Rowley, Metravoice
 
 
15 The ABCs of Building Better Boards
Jean Block
 
 
22 Strategic Plan Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
 
 
29 The New Donor
Linda Lysakowski
 
 
August 5 The Leader as Coach
Tom Morley, Snowflake LLC
 
 
12 Creating Constituencies
Susan Black, Allene Professional Fundraising
 
 
19 More Respectful Dialogue in Meetings
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
 
 
26 Grantwriting Success
Dalya Massachi, Writing to Make a Difference
 
 
September 2 How to Find Grants
Mark Goldstein, Communication Mark
 
 
9 Engaging New Board Members
David Mersky, Mersky & Jaffe
 
 
16 Strategic Plan Metrics
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
 
 
23 No Webinar
 
 
 
30 Identifying Community Assets
Mary Beth Harrington
 
 
October 7 Toxic Leadership
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
 
 
14 Silent Auction Secrets
Sherry Truhlar, Red Apple Auctions
 
 
21 Crowdfunding
Dana Ostomel, DepositaGift.com
 
 
28 Secrets of Confident Women
K Lawrence & C Wight, Skirt Strategies
 
 
November 4 What’s a Mission Statement Worth?
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
 
 
11 Finance Essentials For Non-Financial Folks
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
 
 
18 Effective Teams
Bob Greene
 
 
25 No Webinar
 
 
 
December 2 Effective Advocacy Messages
Collette Ellis, InStep Consulting LLC
 
 
9 Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
 
 
16 Thank Donors with a Story
Vanessa Chase Lockshin, The Storytelling Nonprofit
 
 
23 No Webinar
 
 
 
30 No Webinar
 
 
 

 

Wednesday Webinar Archive

For slides and videos of past webinars click on the title below.

  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
Creating a Resource Development Plan
Emily Davis, Emily Davis Consulting
  Finding Savings in Operations
John Reese & Philip Gross
Leadership Engagement & Capacity Building
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Negotiating Indirect Cost Rates
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Managing Fundraisers
Gary Broussard, GPB Associates
  State Compliance for Nonprofits
Ron Barrett, National Corporate Research
Fundraising the Smart Way
Ellen Bristol, The Bristol Strategy Group
  Unemployment Funding Options
Adam Thorn, U.S. Trust
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
45 Great FUNdraising Ideas
Jean Block
  6 Tips for Your IRS Form 990
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
4 Simple Steps to Fundraising
Sandy Rees, GetFullyFunded
  Better Budgeting
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
3 Massive Mistakes Fundraisers Make
Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker LLC
  Financial Management for Mature Organizations
Anthony Reese, Olive Grove Consulting
To Raise More Money, Tell a Story
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  What to Expect During an Audit
Paul Konigstein, Accounting Management Solutions
Perfect Phrases for Fundraising
Dr. Beverly Browning, eCivis, Inc.
  Liars, Cheats, & Thieves: Control Solutions
Susan Hammond, scHammond Advisors
Stewardship as Revenue Enhancer
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Assoc.
  Successfully Navigating a CFO Transition
Marci Moore & Pam Williams, Nonprofit Finance Pros
Stewardship and Retention
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
  Structuring Nonprofit Businesses
Brian Howe, Vox Legal Associates
Build A Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change
  Maintaining Your Tax-Exempt Status
Anita Lichtblau, Casner & Edwards, LLP
Creative Thank You’s
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
  Lobbying : Election-Related Activities
Emily Chan & Gene Takagi, NEO Law Group
Creating a Powerful Culture of Generosity
Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker
  Advocacy and Lobbying
Anita Lichtblau, Casner & Edwards, LLP
Successful Major Gift Moves Management
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Sales Tax Exemptions for Nonprofits
Ron Barrett, National Corporate Research
Keys to the Major Gifts Process
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
  Outsourcing Accounting
Marci Moore & Pam Williams, Nonprofit Finance Pros
How to Ask for Big Gifts from Individuals
Peter Heller
  What’s a Mission Statement Worth?
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Everything about Face-to-Face Solicitation
David Mersky, Mersky, Jaffe & Assoc.
  The Case for Integrated Planning
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
How to Succeed with Major Gifts Fundraising
Claire Axelrad, Clairification
  Strategic Planning 1: Cultivation/Org. Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Effective Case Statements
Griet Dehandschutter, Dehandschutter & Associates
  Strategic Plan 2: Plan Development
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
The Grant Writing Question
Jaime Roscoe, Communication Mark
  Strategic Plan 3: Monitoring & Reporting
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
Grant Writing 102
Hillel Bromberg, FUEL
  Building Stakeholder Commitment
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
Validating Your Statement of Need
Dr. Bev Browning, eCivis
  Designing an Effective Strategic Planning Retreat
Rick Lent & Sam Frank
How to Use Data to Get Grants
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  Everything About Focus Groups
Rena Cheskis-Gold, Demographic Perspectives
Using Census Data to Get Grants
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  The Power of Collaborative Solutions
Tom Wolff, Tom Wolff & Associates
Writing Effective Program Designs
Dr. Bev Browning, eCivis
  Building Social Capital to Enhance Collaboration
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
Spice Up Your Grant Proposals
Mark Goldstein, Communications Mark
  Collaboration: What Works & Why
Sam Frank & panel
Developing Evaluations for Grant Proposals
Dalya Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  Designing/Delivering Nonprofit Training
Beth Kanter
Collaborating with Partners on Joint Grants
Dalya F. Massachi, Writing for Community Success
  Using Relational Leadership to Create Change
Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Soulstice Consultancy
Building a Fundraising Board
Linda Lysakowski
  The Three Languages of Appreciation
Gil Lazan, Amauta, International
Overcome Your Board’s Fear of Fundraising
Claire Axelrad, Axelrad Social Benefit Consulting
  Cultivating Trust
Kate Pugh, AlignConsulting
Your Board Won't Fundraise?
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change Consulting
  Channel Insight into Action
Kate Pugh, Align Consulting
A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Your Board in Fundraising
Kirsten M. Bullock, Bullock Consulting
  Knowledge Networks
Kate Pugh, Align Consulting
Giving and Getting
Emily Davis
  Online Professional Learning Network
Debra Askanase, Community Organizer 2.0
All–Staff Fundraising Model
Tina Cincotti, Funding Change Consulting
  Employee Engagement to Reach Goals
Eyal Ronen, Spotlight Leadership
Leadership Factors in Fundraising
Susan Black, Allene Professional Fundraising
  Diversity Awareness
Bill Say
Raise More Money With Smarter Email Marketing
John Haydon, Inbound Zombie
  Awareness of Power in Nonprofits
Bill Say
What Your Sponsors Really Want
Mazarine Treyz, Wild Woman Fundraising
  Leadership Coaching
Daniel Doucette
The Power of Cross-Sector Partnerships
Bruce Burtch
  Top Gems for the Multiple Generations Workplace
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
Generating Corporate Support
Lewis Flax, Flax Associates
  Empowered Conversations
Gil Lazan, Amauta International
Auctions for Nonprofits
Tom Weitbrecht, Strategic Auction Alliance
  Facilitating Groups
Michael Wilkinson, Leadership Strategies, Inc.
Obtaining Auction Items
Tom Weitbrecht, Weitbrecht Auctioneers
  Structuring Meetings to Get Work Done
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
Silent Auction Secrets
Sherry Truhlar, Red Apple Auctions
  Structuring Meetings In Contentious Settings
Rick Lent, Meeting for Results
Philanthropy: Only One Tenth of Nonprofits
George McCully, The Catalogue for Philanthropy
  Getting Things Done with Groups
Judith Katz, Judith Katz Consulting
Produce a Video, Post to YouTube, Get Results
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Building Real Teams: A Leadership Perspective
Bob Greene, Bob Greene Coaching and Consulting
Video: YouTube & Facebook
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Getting What You Want from Gen Y
Sherri Petro, VPI Strategies
Event Video Checklist
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Board & Staff Roles
Jean Block, Social Enterprise Ventures
Film Nonprofit Testimonials
Roberto Mighty, Celestial Media
  Turn Your Organization Around
Christian Dame, nptransitions
Facility Planning: Reduce Costs & Risks
Sam Frank, Synthesis Partnership
  Making Shared Leadership Work
Deborah Pruitt, Group Alchemy
 
  The Anxious Organization
Ken Thiessen, Power of One Consulting
 
  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
  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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