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March 2019

Building a Sustainable Annual Giving Program

March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, 70 Auddubon Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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A successful annual giving program provides a steady flow of unrestricted financial support year-after-year to fund your nonprofit organization’s operations. Sharon's "Building a Sustainable Annual Giving Program" workshop will teach you how to build an annual giving program from generating a donor pipeline to keeping those donors coming back for a lifetime or longer. With a strong annual giving program, your organization will have the basis upon which to build all other fundraising activities. Building a Sustainable Annual Giving Program…

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January 2021

Webinar: “Getting To Know Your Donors”

January 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Online Webinar

This is part 1 of a 3 part webinar series about the "Next Wave of Donor Engagement". Before you can build a strong-donor-centered program, you need to know and understand your donors.  This first in the series will explore the process of identifying and then qualifying donors, so you can develop the right strategies for the different groups of donors you have. Cost of each webinar is $29, OR get all 3 for &50.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. *MEMBER REGISTRATION >>> …

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Webinar: “Cultivating and Asking for the Gift”

January 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

This is part 2 of a 3 part webinar series about the "Next Wave of Donor Engagement" by Sharon Danosky. We will explore the process of cultivation; assess when is the right time to ask a donor to give – or give more.  We will also review the do‘s and don’ts of Asking for the Gift, when to go alone, when to bring a board member and how to craft a thoughtful “Ask”. Cost of each webinar is $29, OR…

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February 2021

Webinar: “Thanking and Stewarding”

February 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

This is part 3 of a 3 part webinar series about the "Next Wave of Donor Engagement" by Sharon Danosky. Here is where the rubber meets the road.  You can do all the work in identifying, qualifying, cultivating and asking – but if you don’t thank and steward, it will all be for naught.  A great “thank you” is the first step in asking for the next gift. We will review the fundamental principles and the nuances and technology that…

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Office Hours

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Have a question you need answered? Join us for Office Hours! Danosky and Associates NPO members are invited to tune in to this month's office hours with president and founder of Danosky and Associates, Sharon Danosky. Click the link to join the meeting on Wednesday, February 17th any time between 9am and 12pm to ask your questions and receive one-on-one curated advice for you and your organization from Sharon! Members, click here for link!

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March 2021

Webinar: “Diversifying Revenue Streams”

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

During this pandemic, we have all recognized that what use to work well is no longer having the same impact.  At the same time, exciting new opportunities have arisen and with it philanthropy has thrived.  This webinar will look at how to be part of this trend.  We will explore ways nonprofits can diversify their revenue streams by establishing new partnerships, honing their narratives for greater impact, and innovations that can yield surprising results. Hosted by Matthew Krumholtz. $29 for…

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April 2021

Webinar: “Budgeting with Scenario Planning”

April 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Join us for another Danosky and Associates Webinar, "Budgeting with Scenario Planning", hosted by Susan Rosati. Scenario planning helps nonprofits react quickly and decisively, mitigate risk, plan for growth, and identify methods that work for their organization. It’s an organized way to imagine possible futures based on internal and external factors that could have an effect on how the future will unfold. This webinar will explore how scenario planning and budgeting can go hand-in-hand to give your organization a leg…

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May 2021

Webinar: “Governance with an Equity Lens”

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Much of the work we are doing is appropriately being filtered through a racial equity lens.  This is difficult work and must be purpose-driven.  What does this mean for our boards and how board govern today?  There are many shifts taking place in the nonprofit sector, especially as it relates to governance and the board’s role in leading their nonprofits.  In fact, it often seems as if the nonprofits are leading many of their boards today.  During this webinar, Sharon…

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August 2021

Anatomy of a Capital Campaign – Hosted by the Connecticut Library Consortium

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

During this event, Sharon will speak about capital campaigns for libraries that are looking to expand and complete renovations, or start new projects and initiatives. Register HERE

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September 2021

Governance with an Equity Lens – Hosted by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

In this workshop we will foster a discussion about board governance in 2021 and beyond. We will explore how diversity is only one aspect of a larger conversation about equity and power dynamics, and we will discuss how the lack of diversity is a symptom of deeper systemic issues, which must be uncovered. Register HERE!

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October 2021

AFP Principles of Fundraising Certificate Program

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Connecticut Chapter, the series provides five introductory-level workshops focusing on theory and practice of fundraising taught by AFP members who are experts in their respective fields. Workshops are designed to help new and established nonprofit organizations raise money more effectively and efficiently. There are 5 sessions in this workshop series. Click the HERE to view the itinerary, pricing, and registration details!  

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D&A Webinar: “Planning Your Year-End Appeal”

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

The Year-End Appeal is the probably the most important appeal of the year.  After all, it’s still the time the majority of people make their charitable gifts and the most money is raised.  The best appeal is not just one letter – but a series of appeals that include direct mail for some; e-blasts; postcards with QR Codes, Give Tuesday and even strategically placed calls or texts to loyal donors. Learn how to frame this appeal over the course of…

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