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Master Class Web Series

April 23, 2020 11:00 AM to May 07, 2020 10:00 AM
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April 23rd

Back to Basics: Which Prospects Should Have my Attention

With so much uncertainty in the world, in this mini session we are going to go back to basics. We will look at fundraising’s three Cs—capacity, connection, commitment—and discuss why the interconnectivity of these three Cs are so important.  We will explore simple ways to mine data from your database to help you identify those donors who should have your attention now.  We’ll also look at the four Cs of donor communication—clear, compelling, consistent, and competence—and how they play into fundraising’s three Cs when talking to your donors.

Attendees will learn:

  1. Understand the interconnectivity of fundraising’s three Cs.
  2. Learn practical tips to apply the three Cs to determine who you should be talking to now (mining data).
  3. Practical tips for communicating with your donors during uncertain times.

Register Here for the April 23rd Session.

April 27th

Making the Most of the CARES Act for Your Nonprofit

Along with every other facet of our society, the Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating impact within the nonprofit sector.  In a rare move of mostly bipartisan cooperation, the Federal Government has successfully passed the CARES Act which has extraordinary benefits for our entire country including the nonprofit sector.  It is incumbent upon nonprofit leaders to be swift and thoughtful in response to the opportunities the CARES Act provides.  This webinar will provide an overview of these potential opportunities and key strategies to be employed to maximize the benefit for your nonprofit, particularly in attracting new philanthropic support from your donors.

Register Here for the April 27th Session.

April 30th

Recovery Planning

You’ve no doubt been bombarded with webinar after webinar focused on the COVID-19 crisis, its implications for your organization, and a plethora of strategies for making the best of this disheartening – and often devastating – situation. This timely advice has been vital for many organizations as they seek to carry out their missions with fewer resources, to delay layoffs and other significant and impactful decisions, and to simply make ends meet this year. The short- and long-term effects of this crisis are so unclear for many nonprofits.

This webinar, however, focuses on preparing for the post-pandemic period which, unfortunately, will result in a recession. Specifically, we will focus on things you should be thinking about and doing right now to prepare for a successful recovery during what will most assuredly be difficult economic times. S&W president, Scott Schultz, and Vice President & Managing Director Susan Scauzzo, will reflect on those strategies that worked best for the firm’s clients back in 2008-2009 and share how they are currently working with clients to rapidly assess where they are at right now and to determine where they want to be in 6, 12 and 18 months. We’ll cover the questions you need to be asking now to inform your roadmap to recovery later.  As they say, “we are all in this together”.

Register Here for the April 30th Session.

May 5th

Reflecting on 60 Days In & Planning for 90 Days Out

As we all continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit leaders are turning their focus from implementing an initial emergency response to creating tactical and adaptive plans. Join CCS Fundraising for a session that will reflect on the current landscape after 60 days and prepare for the next 90 days by creating strategic short term action plans to define opportunities and devise solutions amidst today's challenges and uncertainties. The session will provide a hybrid of high level strategy and practical tips for you to consider as you plan for the next three months.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Maintaining and sustaining key relationships
  • Leveraging leadership
  • Communicating meaningfully with lapsed donors
  • Evolving your case for philanthropy to meet the moment


Register Here for the May 5th Session.

May 7th

Fundraising for Arts & Culture through COVID-19

Want your nonprofit to emerge intact and resilient from the pandemic? Valerie M. Jones, CFRE, will share pragmatic, up-to-date and easy to implement strategies. These strategies have been developed through 50+ in-depth interviews with nonprofit leaders from early March to the present.

Jones will walk you through her three-pronged approach:

  1. Relief-Conserve what you’ve got - Sound strategies to maintain and increase your current resources so you can make it through the coming months.

Sample Tip: Renegotiate your lease. One VMJA client got an 80% reduction for the rest of the year.

  1. Momentum-Activate everyone – Simple ways your board, volunteers and donors can build enthusiasm and support for your cause remotely.

Sample Tip: Send personalized digital thinking of you and thank you notes. E-vite’s premium cards are free during the COVID crisis-you can send up to 750 to your major donors. https://www.evite.com/covid19

  1. Success-Fundraise NOW!Speed, volume, simplicity, and urgency matter. Jones will share creative ideas for maximizing support from your corporate, foundation, government and individual donors.  

Each section will begin with overarching principles and conclude with examples of peers who have used the crisis to make over-due improvements, re-imagine their missions and develop new services for previously untapped markets.

Register Here for the May 7th Session.