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DonorSearch is a CFRE Approved Provider for Continuing Education. All of our Flash Classes qualify for a CFRE credit. All attendees will receive confirmation of their attendance that meets CFRE International requirements. (Note: our regular training classes do not earn CFRE credit.)

DonorSearch’s free Flash Classes are open to everyone who works at a nonprofit organization in any capacity (or is thinking about it). These classes are designed to give you great development ideas that you can bring to your organization in one quick webinar. Every month we bring in new guest experts who will share a development strategy that can be used just about anywhere by nonprofit organizations of any size.

This month’s Flash Classes include:

 

Secrets of the 2nd Gift – the Key to Donor Retention
Fundraisers spend a lot of time acquiring new donors, and with good cause. However, in order to create a long-lasting relationship, the most critical gift isn’t the first; it’s the second.

In this session, nonprofit technology veteran Jay Love will make the case for why donors should concentrate on acquiring a donor’s second gift in order to achieve sustainable funding, high donor retention rates and high donor lifetime values.

You’ll see examples that can be implemented by any organization, whether you are a one-person shop or a large development department. The results can be astounding when put into daily use!

Learning Outcomes:

• Explore current research on donor loyalty and retention
• Understand the importance of donor lifetime value
• Learn new donor communications techniques that get the second gift

This presentation has been shared at: Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, AFP Charlotte Harbor, AFP Arizona, Minnesota, AFP Indiana, NAYDO, AFP DFW, AFP MAC, AFP Shenandoah Valley, AFP New Mexico, GISA, Leadership Symposium South Carolina, AFP Maryland, AFP Central Illinois, INAPEF, AFP Monterey Bay, Colorado, and ADRP. 

This Flash Class qualifies for 1 CFRE CE point.

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NP Webdesign: Turning Your Site into a Fundraising Tool. 
In this webinar Emma Wolfe and Kyle McClure will go over the basics of web design for nonprofits, covering the essential elements of a nonprofit website. We will highlight user experience and quality content creation among other best practices. You will walk away with the knowledge of how to make your website an integral part of your fundraising strategy.

 

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The Dynamics of the Ask
Fear. Loathing. Avoidance. When it comes to the word “fundraising” these terms are usually found nearby. While most of our nonprofits cite “fundraising” as their number one priority, they also cite it as their number one challenge (as do our board surveys, too!). Aly Sterling’s webinar will help bust a few myths that surround the art and science of donor cultivation and solicitation. Aly will distill things down to a simple step-by-step process, complete with comfortable script ideas and examples of the most typical roadblocks to anticipate and the best responses for which to be prepared. Designed to build confidence and comfort, this webinar is a must not only for staff, but for board members, and key volunteers in any competitive nonprofit environment.

This Flash Class qualifies for 1 CFRE CE point.

 

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Precision Philanthropy: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Generosity
The nonprofit sector is at an inflection point. The core business of philanthropy hasn’t fundamentally changed since 1889 with the drafting of The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie. As for-profit businesses are investing billions in their data infrastructures at a rapid pace, the nonprofit sector still largely relies on antidotal information to inspire and guide relationships.

But now, with advances in Artificial Intelligence technologies, we hold the key to unlocking human generosity in a way unlike any other time in history. Taking research and current examples of how artificial intelligence technologies are being harnessed in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Precision Philanthropy explores how generosity, when informed by machine-learning can benefit humanity in a more powerful way than any time in history.

Making a case for investment and practical tips on how to start exploring machine-learning technologies, authors, Nathan Chappell and Nathan Fay share how, and why the third philanthropic age will become known as an era of “Precision Philanthropy”.

This Flash Class qualifies for 1 CFRE CE point.

 

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Talking About…… Our Generations
The Who might have been “Talkin’ ’bout My Generation,” but chances are your organization spans several generations. Maybe you have employees born in the Eisenhower era. Maybe some were born when Bill Clinton was in office. Whether in their twenties or sixties, or beyond, each person has unique — and often surprising — skills and experience to offer. One of the keys to a strong, successful organization is for those of all ages and eras to listen to, and learn from, each other with respect. Join David Munshine from The Munshine Group as he talks about the importance of:

• Not stereotyping workers or volunteers
• “Reverse mentoring,” where younger employees can help older ones with professional development
• Giving each person a chance to share his or her knowledge
• Fostering a positive workplace culture among all ages at all stages

This Flash Class qualifies for 1 CFRE CE point.

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Online Fundraising: Trends and Tips for Driving Year Round Fundraising
The rise of online fundraising tools creates a virtual arena to reach more donors and raise more funds. Join Kelly Velasquez-Hague from OneCause as she discusses trends and tips for turning online fundraising into year-round engagement and donations. We will explore easy-to-implement ideas for building robust online campaigns into your cause.

This Flash Class qualifies for 1 CFRE CE point.

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Engaging your Board Members in Fundraising
Nonprofit board members have three basic roles:
• setting organizational direction,
• providing oversight, and
• ensuring the necessary resources

Fundraising is an opportunity for board members to be actively involved in the life of the organization. Despite these opportunities, fundraising tends to be a dreaded responsibility for many board members. Board members may dislike fundraising for a variety of reasons:
 They don’t know where to look for potential donors.
 They feel uncomfortable asking people for money because they feel like they are begging.
 They fear that if they ask their peers to donate to their organization, these peers will turn around and ask them to donate to another organization.

Join Abbie Von Schlegell from a. von schlegell & co in this Flash Class on how to get your board members engaged in fundraising!

This Flash Class qualifies for 1 CFRE CE point.

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Prospect Research Tools: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
This presentation given by Kelley McGeehan of McGeehan Research will focus on low or no-cost research tools that you can incorporate into your arsenal of tools to help you maximize your research efforts and minimize the amount you are spending on the tools, whether for cost-savings needs or to be able to allocate the resources to another area.

This Flash Class qualifies for 1 CFRE CE point.

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Does Your Phone Weigh 500 Pounds?
The phone sits on our desk and stares at us. Picking up the phone to call donors can be a challenge… and sometimes the phone feels like it weighs 500lbs! As fundraisers we know the importance of calling donors to thank them but—how, when, what do we say and most importantly, who should be talked to?

Sam Laprade, Director, Gryphon Fundraising, will lead an interactive session that addresses stewardship strategies, the donor database and most importantly, techniques to help you raise more money for your organization.

Making “cold” calls can be a daunting task, but this session will break through the fear and make them “warm” calls that may generate more revenue for your worthy cause. You will leave this session wanting to pick up the phone and start connecting with your donors!

Learning outcomes:

– How to manage calling your donors into your very busy day
– What to say to donors about your organization and most importantly what not to say
– Who to call: the database metrics that leads to “low hanging fruit”
– Stewardship and donor relations strategies
– How to pick up the phone and enjoy this touch point with their donors

This Flash Class qualifies for 1 CFRE CE point.

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Can’t Attend? No problem.

Flash Classes are recorded and available here. As always, if you have any idea for future Flash Classes let us know.