ALERT: Limited Registration Opportunity!
Available to DSAIA Members Only
What would happen if your executive director left tomorrow? Or even next month? What about your board president? Join other leaders as we discuss how we can prepare for the transition when a board member or staff person leaves the organization.
This is not a webinar, but a discussion between leaders. The goal is to bring thoughtful questions and possible solutions to the table in order for this to be a beneficial use of time for everyone, allowing all time to share, and to hopefully bring forward solutions to take away.
Registration is limited to 25 in order for us to allow the use of webcams and screensharing. (You may also join by phone.) There is a waiting list for those who wish to be on the call. If you discover you cannot make the call, please cancel immediately in order to allow someone else to participate that can make the date/time.
DOWN SYNDROME READING SUCCESS:Brain-Based, High Interest Support Program That Works for All Ages
Special Price for DSAs: As low as $260 per year
Online Training Followup for Coaches
Organized by Natalie Hale of Special Reads for Special Needs
In partnership with Natalie, DSAIA is offering a subscription course for Coaches in Centers.
Annual subscription includes:
As organizations progress in establishing and running Reading Centers, questions and challenges will surface; this ongoing training will give participants a forum for finding answers and solutions.
Considering starting a reading program in the next year? This is a perfect opportunity to learn how to set up and operate a program, learn from others' experiences, and get great new training each month!
Webinar Level: 201*
According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Report, fewer than 2 of 10 new, first-time donors renew their support of nonprofits and barely 6 of 10 repeat donors are retained. This crisis of donor retention threatens nonprofits in ways that a generation ago were unimaginable.
This webinar will provide you and your organization with strategies to solve the donor retention malaise through a disciplined program to encourage monthly donors who become the key to sustaining your enterprise. You will learn:
About your presenter:
David A. Mersky is the Founder and Managing Director of Mersky, Jaffe & Associates, a firm specializing in financial and human resource development solutions for nonprofits worldwide. Founded in 1992, Mersky, Jaffe & Associates has served cultural organizations, educational institutions, medical and health related enterprises, advocacy and social service organizations, and Jewish communal enterprises on a local, regional, national and international basis.
Now a successful consultant to nonprofits and family-controlled enterprises, David is also a faculty member in the Graduate School at Brandeis University where he is director of fundraising management at The Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership. Additionally, he served as Director of Education and Professional Development of the Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership. Formerly an adjunct professor in the Simmons College Graduate Program in Communications Management, where he taught strategic marketing planning, Mersky has been a member of the faculty of the Institute for Charitable Giving and a contributing writer to a number of publications, notably the New England Nonprofit Quarterly where he wrote a regular column on major gifts as “The Artful Solicitor.”
Mersky is the lead author of two books, Successful Synagogue Fundraising Today: Overcoming the Fear of Asking for Money, and How You can Engage New Board Members: Strengthening Your Nonprofit Organization.
During his forty-five-year career, he has trained thousands of professionals and volunteers who have raised hundreds of millions of dollars. In private business, he has counseled management on issues ranging from strategic marketing planning to sales force training and development. He advises families on the creative use of philanthropy for business and estate planning as well as transmitting enduring values from one generation to the next.
*201=Intermediate webinar with some knowledge of the topic or experience needed.
**This webinar's recording will be placed in the DSAIA Library within 6 months of its original broadcast. If you wish to watch the webinar LIVE (in order to participate in the Q&A session with the presenter) then you should register for the LIVE option. If you wish to watch the webinar recording within a few days of its broadcast (but without the benefit of the personal Q&A) then choose the recording option.
Frame That Smile (201)*
Learn about how to use the Facebook Frame feature to engage your friends, raise awareness and gain more followers. We will go through the design and approval processes and then you will make a sample one! We will use the online design tool, Canva to create the graphics.
Catie Aznoe currently works with the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area on their online and social media marketing. She has a B.A. from the University of California, Davis and ten years of experience working in the nonprofit sector with both local and national organizations. She has had roles in administration and programs but has primarily focused on marketing and development for the last seven years.
Available ON DEMAND
This series was created by Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action in order to provide a basic course in board development and governance. From Board Development 101 to Strategic Planning, this series walks you through orientation, board roles, fundraising, responsibilities and more. In each section, you'll find additional reading materials as well as a check on what you learned.
This is a great course for an individual forming an organization, new board member instruction or required learning for a full board. From Board Development 101 to Strategic Planning, this series addresses the primary aspects of board training and development featuring professional presenters from the nonprofit community.
This course is free for DSAIA members and only $250 for nonmembers.
Special offer for nonmembers: After completion, the price of the course will be deducted from your first year's membership fee. For a special group rate offer (to give your entire board access to the course), contact DSAIA for more details.
This series is for the novice fundraiser or those staff/board wishing to implement a true donor development plan for major and planned gifts in their organization.
Do you have a plan in place to identify, cultivate and solicit major donor gifts? The secret to obtaining major gifts (and even planned gifts) is building a lasting relationship with your donors. But...how to begin? How exactly is it done? Who is responsible for the plan and its execution?
In this three-part series, you'll learn how to develop a plan which will take you through the four parts of a successful donor development initiative:
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