Mar
22
2:00 pm14:00

Building and Maximizing Your Major Donor Pipeline

  • Associated Grant Makers

Building and managing a major donor pipeline is a deliberate and thoughtful process.  The session focuses on relationship science and rapport building techniques, tactical strategies to rapidly build your major donor pipeline, and tools to measure and manage donor relationships and progress toward giving.  This session will provide useful techniques, tools, and strategies that will help participants rapidly build a major donor program. Learn more.

Associated Grant Maker's mission is to promote the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of its region.

Mar
16
6:30 pm18:30

Social Media Strategy Mapping

Social media initiatives don’t start when you register a Facebook or Twitter account and start posting announcements, it begins much sooner. In this workshop, you’ll be taken through a 6-step methodology that will help guide your efforts to develop an actionable social media strategy. You’ll learn how to structure your social media efforts, deploy your resources, and ultimately launch a social media campaign that is professional and provides results you’ll be able to interpret and understand. Learn more.

Explore your future in coding, data, design and marketing at General Assembly Boston.

Mar
14
6:30 pm18:30

How to Use Storytelling to Get What You Want

  • General Assembly

Whether you're interviewing for a job, giving a presentation at work, pitching investors, or simply leading a meeting, the way you tell your story matters. Constructing a good outline and polishing your presentation - from story cadence to body language - make a difference and lead to positive outcomes. Learn more.

Explore your future in coding, data, design and marketing at General Assembly Boston.

Mar
7
6:30 pm18:30

Intro. to Email Marketing

  • General Assembly

Email is the highest performing digital marketing channel, and has recently been experiencing a renaissance. In this class, you’ll learn how to harness the power of email marketing to grow your business - from content development, to marketing strategies, design considerations, and more. Learn more.

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Explore your future in coding, data, design and marketing at General Assembly Boston.

Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Social Media Bootcamp

  • General Assembly

This bootcamp introduces students to the current social media landscape and explores how it can be used for maximum results (for brands as well as agencies). Participants will leave with a detailed understanding of both the current social media landscape and how to evaluate which tools or social platforms are the best fit for their organization's strategic goals. Learn more.

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Feb
28
2:00 pm14:00

Introduction to Donor Cultivation

  • Associated Grant Makers

Having regular and consistent donors making regular gifts to your organization - it's the dream of every nonprofit! Getting to that point takes thoughtful relationship-building, donor-centered education, and continual communication. In other words, it's a lot of work! In this workshop we'll explore the motivation, interests, and needs of a variety of donors, with tips on ways to invite them in, build philanthropy partnerships, and encourage them to give even more. Learn more.

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Associated Grant Maker's mission is to promote the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of its region.

Feb
23
6:30 pm18:30

Intro. to Content Marketing

  • General Assembly

Content marketing is now an essential element of the digital marketing mix. Content including video, blog posts, white papers, podcasts etc. gives organizations the ability to differentiate from competitors and position their brand and its executives as thought leaders. A well designed and executed content strategy will help drive website traffic and inbound links, optimize for search engines, generate leads and build loyalty among existing customers. Learn more.

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Feb
22
6:30 pm18:30

Facebook Advertising 101: Making Facebook Advertising Pay

Facebook Advertising is the hottest area of paid advertising available on the internet today. With targeting abilities that rival any other advertising platform, there exists no better way to get the word out about your business then with Facebook Advertising. This cutting edge course will teach you the secrets the pros use to make Facebook Advertising pay. Learn more.

Explore your future in coding, data, design and marketing at General Assembly Boston.

Feb
15
6:30 pm18:30

How to Use Storytelling to Get What You Want

  • General Assembly

Whether you're interviewing for a job, giving a presentation at work, pitching investors, or simply leading a meeting, the way you tell your story matters. Constructing a good outline and polishing your presentation - from story cadence to body language - makes a difference and lead to positive outcomes.

Explore your future in coding, data, design and marketing at General Assembly Boston.

Feb
15
11:30 am11:30

Feel the Love - Stewardship in the Modern Age

  • Boston Adult Education

The art of stewardship from digital communications to personal touch-points. Learn more.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is an individual member association that advances and promotes philanthropy through education, training and advocacy.

Feb
15
9:00 am09:00

Introduction to Grant Writing: How to Craft a Foundation Grant Proposal

Drawing from his 14 years’ experience, Kenny Weill will lead attendees through the process of writing a clear, concise, and compelling foundation grant narrative. This includes both the longer “full proposal” narrative and the shorter concept paper or letter of inquiry. He will end with tips to avoid common pitfalls, and key components of a strong proposal. Participants will have the tools necessary to tell their organization’s and program’s story in a narrative that will be compelling to funders. Learn more.

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Associated Grant Maker's mission is to promote the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of its region.

Feb
13
9:00 am09:00

Semantics

  • The Boston Foundation

As nonprofit fundraisers, we are frequently called upon to write letters to prospective and current donors asking for financial support. Such written correspondence needs to be enticing to motivate someone to take action, such as donating time or funds to your cause.

People contribute because they feel connected to an organization’s vision and mission, and understand its enduring purpose and impact. We’ll explore strategies for writing with clarity, passion and purpose. Refine the language you rely on to communicate a compelling case for support.

Karen Wulf, PEN New England
Meredith Bryan, MB Philanthropy

Feb
8
9:30 am09:30

10 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Social Media Strategy

  • Lexington Community Center

Social media success is something that nonprofits are finally beginning to see as a vital piece of the marketing and fundraising puzzle. However, just setting up a Facebook page or a Twitter account isn’t enough. You need to know why you are on social media, who you are trying to reach, and what you are planning to say. Planning and creating a strategy is vital if you want to succeed on social media and stop spinning your wheels. In this webinar, Julia will take you through the 10 necessary steps you need to create a viable social media strategy for your nonprofit. In this workshop, Julia will review specific tactics and examples from nonprofits small and large who are finding success using social media to drive engagement and awareness of their organizations - and even raise money! Learn more.

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region.  

Feb
8
7:30 am07:30

The Fundraiser's Guide to Smart Data

  • UMass Club

There is much talk in development, at nonprofits of all sizes, about data-driven fundraising. What does that mean and how do you do it well? Incorporating key metrics and performance indicators can help elevate your advancement operations. Are you measuring everything that can be measured? How are you using data to evaluate your fundraising program and set benchmarks? Data is an important tool in fundraising more effectively, managing staff more efficiently, and most importantly – raising more money. In this presentation, we will discuss how you can use your data to drive strategic decision making, staffing decisions, and donor cultivation and solicitation.  Learn more.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an international organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. An individual membership organization, AFP fosters fundraising professionals’ development and growth and promotes a commitment to the highest ethical standards of practice.

Feb
6
6:30 pm18:30

How to Use Story Telling to Get What You Want

  • General Assembly

Whether you're interviewing for a job, giving a presentation at work, pitching investors, or simply leading a meeting, the way you tell your story matters. Constructing a good outline and polishing your presentation - from story cadence to body language - make a difference and lead to positive outcomes. Learn more.

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Jan
31
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Grants Research

  • Associated Grant Makers

With over 30,000 nonprofits in Massachusetts, competition for funding is high. How does one get a leg up? The first step is doing one's homework. Foundations have missions just as nonprofits do and so it is vital to the success of your proposal that you find those funders who are aligned with your organization’s program area. This introductory program is ideal for those who are new to the grants process or would like a brush up. Learn more.

Associated Grant Maker's mission is to promote the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of its region.

Jan
31
9:00 am09:00

Instagram – How to Make it Work for Your Small Business

  • Boston Public Library Kirstein Business Library

Instagram was the rising star of the social media world for 2016 and it’s only going to get better in the coming year! Are you using it to market your small business? Learn more.

Hosted by the Kirstein Business Library and Presented by the City of Boston Office of Economic Development, Office of Small Business Development

Jan
30
9:00 am09:00

The Perfect Pitch

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Captivating an audience is a critical skill for successful fundraising. It is vitally important to present a clear, concise story that people can easily understand and repeat to others. We'll explore simple tips for preparing, practicing, and rapidly improving your ability to deliver your ideas simply, concisely and in a compelling manner.

Mentors
Nancy Frates, Mother and ALS advocate
Denise Keigler, MDK Brand Management 

Jan
27
12:00 pm12:00

The Art of Conversation

  • CiC Boston

Want to become a better conversationalist? Effective conversation skills are crucial to your success in life, work, and relationships. 

In this workshop, you will practice speaking and listening and engage in activities that will work on your conversation and people skills. Learn more.

BostonSpeaks is dedicated to enhancing your communication skills to drastically improve your relationships, self-awareness and professional success.  

Jan
25
6:30 pm18:30

How to Use Storytelling to Get What You Want

  • General Assembly

Whether you're interviewing for a job, giving a presentation at work, pitching investors, or simply leading a meeting, the way you tell your story matters. Constructing a good outline and polishing your presentation - from story cadence to body language - make a difference and lead to positive outcomes. Learn more.

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Jan
25
12:00 pm12:00

Intro. to StoryTelling

  • CiC Boston

Prepare to dig into your life, learn storytelling tips & tricks, craft some stories then practice telling them in front of a live audience! Learn more.

 

BostonSpeaks offers public speaking, presentation and communication training to help you get to the next level.
 

 
Jan
24
9:00 am09:00

CharityWarriors Gathering: Let's Get Social

  • The Boston Foundation
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Are you using social media to its full advantage? Harness the power and importance social media platforms for engaging with supporters and introducing your nonprofit work to new audiences. Our expert mentors will share examples of successful strategies and offer practical tactics that you can use to build an engaged community of ambassadors, expand volunteer and fundraising efforts, and increase awareness of your nonprofit. We will explore various social media outlets; including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and how to create a winning strategy on these diverse platforms.

Mentors
Julia Campbell, Founder and Principal, JC Social Media
Nancy Frates, Mother and ALS advocate