Upcoming Webinars

    • Wed, December 12, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • At your desk!
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    This is our Webinar Wednesday - 2018 Holiday Edition, fantastic previously-broadcast webinars made available for you! 

    Have you ever been frustrated by your nonprofit’s e-newsletter?

    Is it that you’re not allowed to write it without a committee?

    Is it that no one opens it?

    Or you don’t know if anyone does?

    Are you frustrated that few people give through your e-newsletter?

    Do you want to solve your problems and help your e-newsletter make money for your nonprofit?

    Naturally, you want the best for your cause, and you want to figure out how to get more people to give.

    Want to view the webinar but can't make it during the live presentation? Be sure and register to receive a link to view the recording for up to 14 days. (Most webinars are placed in STACKS - the DSAIA Member Resource Library - within 6 months.)

    You will learn:

    1. How to get MORE people to sign up for your emails
    2. Potent Calls to Action for your E-newsletter
    3. 16 kinds of headlines to help your donors give
    4. Joking around: How to avoid getting too serious about your cause
    5. The 5 reasons people share your e-newsletter
    6. Even More Subject Lines to get people to Open
    7. Getting Donors to Click Donate or Buy
    8. Sample Surveys to help you segment your subscribers
    9. Example welcome emails to keep your subscribers happy
    10. 4 Simple emails that lead people to take action
    11. And of course, more cute pictures
    About your presenter:

    Mazarine Treyz is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising, called one of the Top 10 books of 2010 by Beth Kanter, author of the Networked Nonprofit.

    She just published The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media in late 2012.

    Ms. Treyz has raised over $1M for small, national and international nonprofit organizations via grants, events, appeals and more. She helps nonprofits make more money with webinars, coaching, training, workshops and more.

    • Wed, December 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • At your desk!
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    This is our Webinar Wednesday - 2018 Holiday Edition, fantastic previously-broadcast webinars made available for you! 

    Learn new and creative ways to diversify your board while recruiting. Have you thought about adding Self-Advocates to your board but aren't sure how to start?  Lucinda Hurst from the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati will talk about how recruiting and training self-advocates to be on your board as well as the successes and some pitfalls. Melissa Werkman (formerly) from the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan will share a unique idea called Engage (Junior Board) where they recruit young professionals.  Junior Board Members help with fundraising, marketing and other special events.  

    Want to view the webinar but can't make it during the live presentation? Be sure and register to receive a link to view the recording for up to 14 days. (Most webinars are placed in STACKS - the DSAIA Member Resource Library - within 6 months.)

    • Wed, December 26, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • At your desk!
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    This is our Webinar Wednesday - 2018 Holiday Edition, fantastic previously-broadcast webinars made available for you! 

    Many of us came into the social sector fueled by a passion for change.  But the pressures of volunteering for a nonprofit chapter and other competing priorities-can sap energy quickly, causing burnout.  So how can you stave off burnout and invest your energy over the long haul?  Join us on January 19th as in-demand trainers Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman of The Healthy, Happy Nonprofit share tips for preventing burnout on your quest to save the world.

    Want to view the webinar but can't make it during the live presentation? Be sure and register to receive a link to view the recording for up to 14 days. (Most webinars are placed in STACKS - the DSAIA Member Resource Library - within 6 months.)

    OUTCOMES:

    • Identify common sources of burnout in nonprofit organizations
    • Learn stress reduction strategies for yourself and your team
    • Develop a plan address competing priorities without creating new stresses


    INTENDED AUDIENCES:  This webinar is ideal for:
    • CEOs/Executives
    • Mid-career Professionals
    • HR Directors
    • Social entrepreneurs
    • Volunteers


    About your speakers:

    Beth Kanter


    Title: Master Trainer, Author, and Blogger

    Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, and data.  Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica).     She is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.

    Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth was Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013.  Her past and current clients include Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Gates Foundation, Brainerd Foundation, Knight Foundation, Knight Digital Media Center, Edutopia,  HHS, and others.   She is the author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit Books published by J.Wiley and published the The Happy Healthy Nonprofit:  Impact without Burnout.


    Aliza Sherman


    Aliza Sherman is a professional speaker, published author and web pioneer who first went online in 1987. In 1995, she started the first woman-owned Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc., and the first global Internet networking organization for women, Webgrrls International. 

    Newsweek named her one of the “Top People Who Matter Most on the Internet" that same year. In 2009, Fast Company called her one of the “Most Powerful Women in Technology.”

    She is the author of 10 books including The Everything Blogging Book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Crowdsourcing and Social Media Engagement for Dummies. Her 11th book is The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit, co-authored with Beth Kanter.

    Aliza’s early work on the Internet helped pave the way for today’s web industry. She consults and trains executives and teams at companies and nonprofits on leveraging digital technologies to build more meaningful connections with customers and constituents.
    • Thu, January 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
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    Nonprofit organizations can – and should – keep your membership informed and engaged in policy issues ranging from education, to employment, to health care, to Medicaid and more. Organizational leaders should also build relationships with elected officials and serve as the voice of the local Down syndrome community to promote policy change. How can this be done without jeopardizing your organization’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status? And how can you engage your members in grassroots advocacy? 

    In this webinar (co-sponsored by DSAIA and NDSC), Heather Sachs and Lauren Camp from the National Down Syndrome Congress Policy & Advocacy Team will answer these questions. They will also discuss NDSC’s National Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition (NDAC) and other resources you can use to get your group connected and educate members about policy issues. You don't need to be a policy expert- let us do the research and analysis for you- take advantage of our resources! 

    Want to view the webinar but can't make it during the live presentation? Be sure and register to receive a link to view the recording for up to 14 days. (Most webinars are placed in STACKS - the DSAIA Member Resource Library - within 6 months.)


Past events (available in STACKS)

Wed, December 05, 2018 Year-End Checklist From a Nonprofit Accountant
Tue, December 04, 2018 Utilizing iMovie To Create Compelling Stories for Your DSA
Wed, November 28, 2018 Happy Hour - 2018 Walk Season, The Autopsy
Thu, October 18, 2018 Behavior and Down Syndrome
Thu, September 13, 2018 Fall Fundraising Series
Wed, August 22, 2018 Building Relationships with Medical Organizations
Tue, July 24, 2018 Go Beyond the New Parent Packet
Tue, June 26, 2018 Building Resiliency for Transition-Age Youth and Adults with Down Syndrome
Wed, June 13, 2018 Inclusion within Community Recreation Programs
Tue, June 12, 2018 Annual Report MasterClass
Tue, May 29, 2018 Building Resiliency for Transition-Age Youth and Adults with Down Syndrome
Mon, May 14, 2018 Statewide Collaboration: Everybody Wins!
Tue, April 24, 2018 Tons of Money in the Mail: A Step by Step Guide to Getting Checks Rolling into Your Nonprofit Mailbox!
Thu, March 08, 2018 Onboarding Volunteers: Converting Joiners to Stayers
Tue, January 23, 2018 To Gala or Not To Gala (201)
Mon, January 08, 2018 Educational Inclusive Best Practices
Thu, December 07, 2017 Medical Concerns in Individuals with DS-ASD
Wed, December 06, 2017 Webinar Wednesdays: Holiday Edition
Tue, December 05, 2017 Designing Educational Programs for Students with DS-ASD
Tue, November 14, 2017 Reconnect. Relationship Tools for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Wed, November 08, 2017 What Are Your True Program Costs?
Wed, October 11, 2017 The Key to Inspiring & Engaging Your Mid-Level Donors
Tue, October 10, 2017 Multi-Cultural Considerations: Co-Occurring Down Syndrome and Autism
Thu, September 14, 2017 ABLE Accounts: People with Down Syndrome are Finally #ABLEtoSave for the Future!
Tue, September 12, 2017 Addressing Problem Behaviors in Individuals with DS-ASD
Thu, August 24, 2017 Software Safari: Wild Apricot
Wed, August 16, 2017 Calm Down! It's Really Not a Crisis: Planning for and Managing Major Issues, What to Do and What to Say
Wed, July 12, 2017 Frame That Smile: Tips for Creating and Using Facebook Frames to Reach Further
Thu, June 22, 2017 Potty Time! A Journey to Successful Toilet Training
Wed, June 07, 2017 Creating a Monthly Giving Program: A Solution to Donor Retention and Financial Sustainability
Wed, May 17, 2017 Planning for Meaningful Inclusion – A Protocol Driven Process (An MDSC Education Series Webinar)
Wed, May 10, 2017 Advanced Crowdfunding (201)
Tue, April 25, 2017 Crowdfunding 101
Tue, April 04, 2017 Time to Play! Using Play-Based Learning Opportunities to Support Younger Children
Thu, March 16, 2017 Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down syndrome: A neurodevelopmental perspective
Thu, March 09, 2017 Down Syndrome Cognition Research: A Dad's Perspective
Tue, March 07, 2017 5 Qualities of a "Rock Star" Board
Thu, February 16, 2017 UDL Toolbox for Teachers and Parents: Empowering Learning for ALL
Tue, February 07, 2017 World Down Syndrome Day: Random Acts of Kindness 2.0
Wed, January 25, 2017 Developing Independence: Strategies for the Classroom
Thu, January 19, 2017 Who Helps the Helpers? Self-Care for Affiliate Leaders
Thu, January 12, 2017 Every Student Succeeds Act: A 3-Part Complete Series
Wed, November 16, 2016 Leading More Effective Board Meetings
Mon, November 07, 2016 Software Safari
Thu, November 03, 2016 The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors
Mon, October 31, 2016 Moving Up to Executive Director
Mon, October 31, 2016 How To Lose A Board Member
Mon, October 31, 2016 E-Newsletters That Make Your Donors Give
Mon, October 31, 2016 10 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign
Wed, September 21, 2016 Let’s Get on The Same Page! – Designing Effective Home/School Communication Systems
Thu, August 18, 2016 Cash Is King: Managing Cash Flow For Nonprofits
Tue, August 09, 2016 Postponed! Tech Tuesdays: Video Apps
Tue, July 19, 2016 The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Board and Staff Roles
Tue, July 12, 2016 Tech Tuesdays: Fundraising Apps
Wed, June 22, 2016 An Inclusive Initiative: How One High School Created a Mentor Class
Tue, June 07, 2016 Tech Tuesdays: Social Media-Friendly Images
Thu, May 26, 2016 Designing and Executing a 5 Star Board Retreat
Tue, May 17, 2016 Tech Tuesdays
Tue, May 03, 2016 Sharing Knowledge: Donor & Event Registration Software
Wed, April 20, 2016 Fundraising the SMART Way
Thu, March 31, 2016 Let's Get Productive! Sharing Technology Ideas To Help Your DSA
Wed, February 24, 2016 Grant Writing Like a Boy Scout
Tue, January 26, 2016 Creating a "Buddy" Program at Your Local Junior High
Thu, December 17, 2015 10 Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign
Wed, December 16, 2015 DSAIA Cafe: Adding Top Level Staff
Wed, December 09, 2015 DSAIA Cafe: Building a More Productive Board
Wed, December 02, 2015 DSAIA Cafe: The "Likeable" Organization
Wed, November 25, 2015 DSAIA Cafe: Teen & Young Adult Programming That Works!
Wed, November 18, 2015 DSAIA Cafe: Firing Lousy Board Members (And Helping Others to Succeed)
Tue, November 17, 2015 Bodies & Boundaries: How To Address Questions About Sexuality from Your Membership
Wed, November 11, 2015 DSAIA Cafe: Wildly Successful Events
Thu, September 17, 2015 Teen & Young Adult Programming That Works!
Thu, August 20, 2015 Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign?
Thu, September 26, 2013 Law Enforcement, First Responders & People With Disabilities: The Training Curriculum and Engaging Local Law Enforcement & First Responders for Affiliate Organizations
Tue, September 24, 2013 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits
Thu, September 05, 2013 eCivis Online Training
Thu, September 05, 2013 Customer Service: Why It's The Most Important Investment You'll Make In Your DS Organization
Tue, August 13, 2013 Interactive Peer Presentations and Disability Awareness: Common Expectations
Thu, August 08, 2013 The "Likeable" Organization
Tue, July 30, 2013 How To Present a 'Back To School' Workshop
Thu, July 25, 2013 Direct Educational Support - Is The Learning Program™ Right For Your Organization?
Sun, June 30, 2013 How To Build or Enhance Your Parents First Call Program
Sun, June 30, 2013 How To Lose An Executive Director
Thu, June 27, 2013 How To Lose A Board Member
Tue, June 11, 2013 How To Build or Enhance Your Parents First Call Program
Tue, May 21, 2013 How To Lose An Executive Director
Thu, May 16, 2013 What Your Sponsors Really Want
Tue, May 14, 2013 Latest Update: New Prenatal Testing Recommendations
Wed, May 08, 2013 What Your Sponsors Really Want
Tue, April 16, 2013 Facebook Q & A
Mon, April 15, 2013 Monthly Giving E-Course
Wed, March 20, 2013 How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website
Tue, March 05, 2013 How To Read Nonprofit Financial Statements: What Executives & Leaders Need To Know About the Numbers
Thu, February 28, 2013 Zero to Sixty: Fast Track Your Young Group to Look Like A Seasoned Professional
Thu, February 07, 2013 E-Newsletters That Make Your Donors Give
Tue, January 15, 2013 Donor Development Series
Tue, January 15, 2013 ManDatE VIP Webinar
Tue, January 08, 2013 LegalShield RSVP Webinar
Mon, December 31, 2012 The Urgency of Medical Outreach
Mon, December 31, 2012 A Healthier Life: Health & Wellness Program for Adults with Down Syndrome
Mon, December 31, 2012 Growing Grassroots Advocacy at the State Level
Mon, December 31, 2012 Budgeting for the Small Nonprofit
Mon, December 31, 2012 Building Bridges: Schools, Affiliates and Families Working Together
Mon, December 31, 2012 Divide & Conquer: Time Management for the Small Ds Organization
Mon, December 31, 2012 Holiday Party Planning Made Easy
Thu, December 20, 2012 Technology Series: Event Registration Software
Tue, December 11, 2012 Setting Your Fundraising Goals (And Creating a Plan To Make Them A Reality)
Tue, December 11, 2012 imATHLETE VIP Demo
Tue, December 04, 2012 Crowdrise VIP Offer Demo
Thu, November 29, 2012 Six in Sixty: November 2012
Tue, November 13, 2012 5 Technology Trends that Will Shape a New Reality for Nonprofits
Sat, November 10, 2012 Run for Your Money: Organizing a 5K
Thu, October 25, 2012 Run for Your Money: Organizing a 5K
Mon, October 22, 2012 Down Syndrome Awareness Month Ideas
Tue, October 09, 2012 Harmonic Treatment: Promote Healing, Health & Wellness
Thu, October 04, 2012 How You Can Help Pass a Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing Information Law in Your State
Tue, September 18, 2012 Crowdrise VIP Offer Demo
Wed, September 12, 2012 Next Chapter Book Club: Literacy & Learning for Adults with DS
Thu, August 30, 2012 Improving Your Fundraiser: Easy Steps To Increase Your Efforts
Thu, August 23, 2012 Building Bridges: Schools, Affiliates and Families Working Together
Tue, August 21, 2012 DSAIA Town Hall Meeting
Tue, July 31, 2012 Marketing Your Walk: Learn from a Pro!
Thu, July 26, 2012 Internal Control & Segregation of Duties for the Small to Medium-Size Organization
Tue, June 26, 2012 Board Development Series
Wed, June 13, 2012 Planning a Successful Conference (From Start To Finish)
Wed, May 09, 2012 Six in Sixty: May 2012
Thu, April 26, 2012 Volunteer Management
Thu, April 19, 2012 Special Webinar with imATHLETE

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We are incredibly proud of our growth and results in 2017.  However, none of this could have been possible without support from DSAIA....the membership has been necessary for past successes, and will continue to prove vital for future growth.

-Dawn Neuffer, Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin

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