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Webinar | Digging for Donors: Your Database as a Mine

Join the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at CityU for the upcoming webinar “Digging for Donors: Your Database as a Mine,” and learn how to leverage your database as a donor prospecting tool. You’ll hear industry secrets from Kathryn Adams Farrel, founder and principal consultant for a successful nonprofit consulting firm, including how to:

  • Build queries to find new or upgraded gift prospects
  • Use free sources of demographic information to learn more about your donor base
  • Define your current and ideal donors

You will also hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and answers.

Registration is required. Register online.

Compelling Pitches and Presentations

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle invites you to attend this dynamic workshop to learn the secrets of how to prepare the perfect pitch and make a compelling presentation. You will learn about:

  • Why face-to-face meetings and good storytelling matter
  • What proper planning looks like
  • How mission and impact meets donors’ needs
  • Compelling presentation tactics and how to involve the prospect
  • Why demos and visuals matter
  • How to manage the meeting to maximize results

You will also hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and answers.

Workshop leader: Lora Marini Baker, Director of Marketing and Communications, The Salvation Army

Cost: $15 (lunch included)
Register: Online

For additional information, please contact Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle Libbie Stellas by email or at 206-239-4809.

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy in Your Organization

Creating a culture of philanthropy in your organization, it’s NOT just the fundraiser’s job!

How do you practically create an organization that knows your mission and can contribute to the fundraising efforts in the own way? Everyone from the front desk staff to the Board Chair, the volunteer, and the program staff needs to know how to help!

Join us for this free forum highlighting the amazing transformations each one of our speakers has been a part of and learn how simple practical actions can increase donations in an amazing way.

Our speakers:

  • Peter Drury, VP for Mission Advancement at Make-A-Wish
  • Tresa Thomas Massiongale, Chief Investment & Partnership Officer, Bloodworks NW
  • Jessica Ross, Treehouse, Chief Development Officer
  • Alina Santillan, Major Gifts Officer, KEXP

Event and registration details:

Cost: Free (Lunch included)
Location: City University of Seattle, 521 Wall Street, Seattle
Register: Online

For additional information, please contact Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle Libbie Stellas by email or at 206-239-4809.

How to be Successful with All Things Digital

Digital Communication encompasses all the words, videos, infographics, charts and data you produce through your website, social media channels, emails and various other tools you might use for communication. Some communication is automated yet most of it is written by you!

  • What is a unified digital communications strategy and plan?
  • Are you familiar with the current best practices?
  • Are your communications in-line with your mission?
  • How do I effectively driving traffic to my focus areas and how do I check?
  • What are the best channels for your intended audiences?
  • Does information on your website reflect your priorities?
  • Does your website content management system (e.g. WordPress, Drupal, etc.) help or hinder your communications and what improvements should you make?
  • Do you know how search engine optimization can reinforce or detract from your messaging?

This hands-on, interactive workshop will be divided into sessions where you will hear answers to the above questions and much more. You will walk away with a much better understanding of where your needs and gaps are, and what you are doing well. Come prepared to share and learn!

Registration is required and a light lunch is included.

Our speakers:

Tyler LePard, Wondershop Communications, Communications & Digital Strategy for Good

Tyler is an accomplished digital strategist, advocate, and communications professional with more than a decade of experience working with nonprofits and private foundations. She has worked the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, , TRANSform Washington, Global Health Strategies, Echoing Green, Services for the Underserved, and the Seattle Institute for Oriental Medicine. Tyler volunteers with the CAIR Project and is on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood .

Joel Meyers, Fuse IQ, Co-founder and Director of Business Development

As partner and Accounts Manager, Joel helps provide vision and leadership guiding all solutions Fuse IQ provides to their clients.Joel is a graduate from the Global Leadership Forum that teaches about all aspects of running small and larger international NGO’s.

Geoffrey Purkis, Seattle Web Search, Owner and SEO Specialist

Geoff is the owner of seattlewebsearch.com (Seattle SEO) He helps his clients find the right combination of web, search, social, video and content to get the best results from their online marketing efforts. He also hosts a free quarterly webinar for nonprofits where he chooses a nonprofit as a case study and goes through the basics of setting up Google Grants ($10k/month for free ads on Google) and optimizing it.

Jim Shapiro is the fundraising coach you always wanted, the proven Sherpa who can help you get to the top of the mountain. He has 20 years of experience raising money, including serving as the VP of Development for a $100M nonprofit (Christa Ministries). He then co-founded The Better Fundraising Co. to help small-to-medium nonprofits raise more money. Jim is married, serves his community by coaching high school football, and has three children.

Event and registration details:

Cost: $15 (Lunch included)
Location: City University of Seattle, 521 Wall Street, Seattle
Register: Online

For additional information, please contact Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle Libbie Stellas by email or at 206-239-4809.

Webinar: Donor Stewardship

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle invites you to join this webinar to learn about donor stewardship.

In this exclusive webinar, we will explore how you follow up with donors after the gift is critical for maintaining strong relationships. Learn to understand the value of donor loyalty and the art of donor cultivation.

Cost: Free with promo code CITYU100
Register: Online

For additional information, please contact Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle Libbie Stellas by email or at 206-239-4809.

Webinar: Perfecting the Pitch

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle invites you to join this webinar to learn how to perfect your pitch.

Effective presentations motivate donors to become true advocates of your organization and its cause. Develop your presentation skills by learning how to plan the presentation, tell a compelling story, and build meaningful relationships with donors.

Cost: Free with promo code CITYU100
Register: Online

For additional information, please contact Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle Libbie Stellas by email or at 206-239-4809.

Webinar: Social Media for Nonprofits

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle invites you to join this webinar to learn about social media for nonprofits.

In this exclusive webinar, we will explore different ways to use analytics and social media to build your brand, promote your organization, and effectively reach your target audience.

Cost: Free
Register: Online

For additional information, please contact Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle Libbie Stellas by email or at 206-239-4809.

Essentials of Fundraising

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle invites you to a lunch and learn with Jim Shapiro.

If you desire fundraising confidence, then “Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat” is the answer. Come learn the secrets behind these four simple, yet powerful, words. By the end of this workshop you will know how to build an annual fundraising plan that is measureable, repeatable and successful.

We’d like to extend a special invitation to community and faith-based organizations. There will be time to network with like-minded nonprofits during the event.

Our speaker: Jim Shapiro is the fundraising coach you always wanted, the proven Sherpa who can help you get to the top of the mountain. He has 20 years of experience raising money, including serving as the VP of Development for a $100M nonprofit (Christa Ministries). He then co-founded The Better Fundraising Co. to help small-to-medium nonprofits raise more money. Jim is married, serves his community by coaching high school football, and has three children.

Cost: $15 (Lunch included)
Location: City University of Seattle Everett Campus, 1000 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 101, Everett (Free parking is available)
Register: Online

For additional information, please contact Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle Libbie Stellas by email or at 206-239-4809.

Webinar: Cause Selling

In this exclusive webinar hosted by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, we will explore Cause Selling as an effective methodology for building long-term relationships. We will also discuss how professional fundraisers can improve fundraising results by developing impactful stories for different generations of donors.

Meet the Presenter: Tom Karlo
Tom Karlo has been KPBS’ general manager since February 2009. Tom’s vision for KPBS is to be the most trusted source of serious journalism in San Diego. Under his leadership, the results have been impressive, with audience and fundraising growth over the last eight years.

Cost: Free
Register: Online

Supercharge Your Board! – Renton

 

City University of Seattle – Renton Campus
555 S Renton Village Place, Suite 300
Renton, Washington

Join us to learn how to supercharge your board! In this exclusive webinar, we will explore how to optimize your board as advocates, donors and fundraisers. You will learn:

  • What a strong board really is
  • How to establish expectations from the outset​
  • Effective tactics for involving the right board members
  • How to engage your Board in the entire fundraising process

You will also hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and answers.

Our speaker: Nicky McGarity has more than seven years experience working with boards. She has been the Donor Engagement Officer for The Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, as well as worked with nonprofits to provide a concrete approach to donor-centered fundraising practices and developing boards to support fundraising.

Cost: $15 (Lunch included)

Register online.

For additional information, please contact Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle Libbie Stellas by email or at 206-239-4809.

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