Trainings & Events

Upcoming events

    • Mon, January 01, 2018
    • Mon, December 31, 2018
    • DSAIA Online Learning Center
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    ONLINE COURSE
    Available ON DEMAND

    Are you a first-time grant writer?  Been tasked with finding funding to jumpstart important and much-needed programs for your area? Dr. Bev Browning is the leading expert in all things grant-related and brings her knowledge to the DS community through DSAIA.  This course takes her 6-part "boot camp" and adds her Grantwriting for Organizational Survival workshop for a complete primer on grantwriting.
    • Mon, January 01, 2018
    • Mon, December 31, 2018
    • DSAIA Online Learning Center
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    ONLINE COURSE
    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.


    • Thu, September 13, 2018
    • (EDT)
    • Thu, November 08, 2018
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online!
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    Register for ONE, TWO, or ALL THREE sessions!

    This three-part series takes the mystery out of fundraising, and puts your organization on the path to consistent, predictable income. Each of these webinars builds on the last one, so be sure to sign up for all three.  Our facilitator, Ellen Bristol, is an expert in improving the productivity of your fundraising efforts, by clarifying key issues you’ll want to manage for optimum performance.

    You are invited to complete the Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising, before the series starts; your answers will be collated and shared at the first session. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, plus all the templates and guidelines for instituting these ideas at your organization.

    Session 1: Why Your Nonprofit is Worth Funding.

    Do you really know why your funders invest in your nonprofit? The answers might surprise you. PS: the tax benefits are the very last thing on your funders’ minds.

    This session shows you what your nonprofit offers today, that’s appealing to funders, including many you might never have thought of or contacted.  You will how to:

    • Identify your value-added strengths, characteristics of your brand, mission and programs that get donors to give
    • “Package” those strengths with marketing messages appealing to your ideal funders
    • Draw funding prospects and current funders to you with persuasive messaging creating “warm” leads and easy ways to follow up

     

    Once your audience understands what you’re bringing to the table, they will be motivated to invest, stay involved, and encourage others to support you. There are lessons to be learned for every DSAIA member, regardless of the current size of your development team. 

    Please complete the Leaky Bucket Assessment when you register. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, plus all the templates and guidelines for instituting these ideas at your organization.

    Session 2: Finding the Right Donors

    A sure-fire way to fail at fundraising is to spend too much time trying to cultivate funders who either don’t want to give, or lack the capacity to make a difference. 

    In Session 1, you learned why funders want to support your nonprofit. Now let’s make sure you’re attracting the right ones! Your “ideal funder” is one who wants to support your mission, is determined to make sure you can continue to deliver at ever higher levels of impact, and who believes supporting you will make a difference – in their lives as well as the lives your nonprofit touches directly. You will learn:

    • How to engage your funders using proven techniques to gain rapport
    • Convert engagement to interest in making an investment
    • Demonstrate how investing in your organization satisfies their charitable motivations

     

    Three hundred million people live in the United States. You don’t need them all to reach your desired results; you just need the ones whose charitable motivations match what you have to offer. This session shows how you can find, gain the attention of, and build rapport with those who already want to support you – even if they don’t currently know you exist!

    If you haven’t completed the Leaky Bucket Assessment yet, please do so. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, plus all the templates and guidelines for instituting these ideas at your organization.

    Session 3: How the Board Can Help – Without Asking!

    Most nonprofits expect (or at least wish) their board members to participate in the fundraising effort. Yet few report their boards actually do so successfully.  In this session, we will share methods you can use starting right away, to make it easier for board members to succeed at raising money, even when they say “but we hate to ask!”

    In Session 1, you learned how to articulate your value proposition to the funding community. In Session2, you figured out which funders are right for you, and how to engage them quickly and effectively. In this session, we will show you how to:

    • Free your board members from the fear and anxiety they may associate with raising money
    • Provide them with useful tools, talking points, and collateral to help them engage their connections
    • Change the conversation board members have with prospective funders, to their mutual benefit
    • Deliver “hot” prospects to staff or others comfortable with asking for money

     

    Board member reluctance is often based on a lack of understanding: what to offer, why it’s important, and how to deliver the message. Let’s provide them with the information and techniques they need to get the job done. Even if you have a large development shop, your board members can improve donor retention, develop new funding prospects, and facilitate introductions. Here’s how to help them do so.

    If you haven’t completed the Leaky Bucket Assessment yet, please do so. All attendees will receive a copy of the presentation, plus all the templates and guidelines for instituting these ideas at your organization.

     

    SPECIAL OFFER TO ALL ATTENDEES:

    Ellen will be happy to respond to any questions and concerns by email.  If you would like to schedule a consulting call, there will be a modest fee, which Ellen will split with DSAIA to support future programs. You can schedule time with Ellen by visiting her calendar.

     


    • Wed, October 17, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online

    Leaders' Circles are a peer-mentoring program made available to Down syndrome association leaders through DSAIA. If you are interested in joining a circle (they meet monthly from April/May through February), click here for more information.

    • Thu, October 18, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • GoToWebinar

    DSAIA Affiliate-Presented Webinar

    Open to public: $25

    MDSC members: $15
    DSAIA members (available for your families): $15

    (See below for info on discounts)

    Eventbrite - Reconnect: Relationship Tools for Parents of Children with Special Needs

    Behavior problems impact 30% of children with Down syndrome. Left untreated, these same children often exhibit behavior problems as adults, limiting work and independent living opportunities. Many behavioral management tools are less effective for children with DS. This workshop will present the basic neuroscience of Down syndrome and how this informs effective behavior management, with practical strategies provided for use in the home and school settings from childhood through transition to adulthood.

    OBJECTIVES
    1. Participants will understand the basic brain profile in DS, in relation to behavior specifically.
    2. Participants will learn behavior principles and strategies that are effective in DS.
    3. Participants will understand the concepts of the neuroscience of DS and behavior management in DS in a manner that is flexible and can be applied to a wide variety of situations.


    ABOUT YOUR SPEAKER:

    Dr. David Stein is the founder of New England Neurodevelopment, LLC, a pediatric psychology practice in the greater Boston area of Massachusetts (www.NENeurodevelopment.com). He is a pediatric psychologist specializing in neuropsychological testing, behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy, and parent training. Dr. Stein speaks nationally and internationally about various topics in neurodevelopment including ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, and Down syndrome. Dr. Stein is a graduate of Tufts University and William James College. He completed his clinical training at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, where he remained on the faculty for several years, through 2016. Dr. Stein is the author of the book Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond, but Don't React Method (Woodbine House, 2016).


    *If you are a member of MDSC, contact MDSC at ktenglin@mdsc.org to obtain your discount code.

    *If you are a DSAIA member, you can pass along the savings to your families as well. Find out more at https://www.dsaia.org/mdscbehavior.  (Log-in required)

    • Mon, October 22, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online

    Leaders' Circles are a peer-mentoring program made available to Down syndrome association leaders through DSAIA. If you are interested in joining a circle (they meet monthly from April/May through February), click here for more information.

    • Thu, October 25, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online

    Leaders' Circles are a peer-mentoring program made available to Down syndrome association leaders through DSAIA. If you are interested in joining a circle (they meet monthly from April/May through February), click here for more information.

    • Wed, October 31, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Leaders' Circles are a peer-mentoring program made available to Down syndrome association leaders through DSAIA. If you are interested in joining a circle (they meet monthly from April/May through February), click here for more information.

    • Mon, November 12, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online

    Leaders' Circles are a peer-mentoring program made available to Down syndrome association leaders through DSAIA. If you are interested in joining a circle (they meet monthly from April/May through February), click here for more information.

    • Mon, December 31, 2018
    • DSAIA Online Learning Center
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    ONLINE COURSE
    Available ON DEMAND

    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:

    1. Identifying your potential donors
    2. Cultivating those donors
    3. Soliciting those donors
    4. Implementing good donor stewardship

    You'll learn how to pick your team, set priorities, set realistic goal amounts and develop a strategy for each donor as well as be warned of the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Attendees will you receive examples of forms/charts which to use in the process.



    • Thu, August 15, 2019
    • DSAIA Online Learning Center
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    DOWN SYNDROME READING SUCCESS:
    Brain-Based, High Interest Support Program That Works for All Ages 

    ONLINE COURSE/Annual Subscription
    Available ON DEMAND

    Online Training Course for Teachers/Parents

    Organized by Natalie Hale of Special Reads for Special Needs

    In partnership with Natalie, DSAIA is offering a subscription course which includes recorded training sessions, resources/materials, AND interactive coaching. Along with the trainings, you'll have an opportunity to join Natalie Hale in a Zoom video coaching session each month to discuss your challenges and get feedback!

    Course fee includes:

    • Initial training on materials, set up and HOW TO TEACH
    • 12 in-depth recorded lectures available at your pace!
    • Monthly live interactive Q&A session
    • Whole Child Reading book
    • Access to all materials for up to 12 months

    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 personal feedback each month!

    In service to its members, DSAIA provides information about different programs and negotiates discounts for products used by Down syndrome associations.  By sharing this information, DSAIA does not intend to endorse or provide an opinion about the effectiveness of any program.  As with other products, please conduct an independent review before making decisions for your Down syndrome association.

Past events

Tue, October 16, 2018 Leaders' Circle - New Parent/Medical Outreach
Mon, October 08, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Programming
Wed, October 03, 2018 Happy Hour - Fundraising is Not Panhandling, It's Ok to Ask Again
Thu, September 27, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (B)
Wed, September 26, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Fundraising
Tue, September 18, 2018 Leaders' Circle - New Parent/Medical Outreach
Tue, September 18, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (A)
Wed, September 12, 2018 DSAIA Happy Hour - Building a Better Cookie Jar
Mon, September 10, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Programming
Wed, August 29, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Fundraising
Wed, August 29, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Education
Tue, August 28, 2018 DSAIA Happy Hour - Founder's Syndrome
Wed, August 22, 2018 Building Relationships with Medical Organizations
Tue, August 21, 2018 Leaders' Circle - New Parent/Medical Outreach
Mon, August 20, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Programming
Thu, August 16, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (B)
Wed, August 15, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (A)
Wed, July 25, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Fundraising
Wed, July 25, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Education
Tue, July 24, 2018 Go Beyond the New Parent Packet
Thu, July 19, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (B)
Wed, July 18, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (A)
Tue, July 17, 2018 Leaders' Circle - New Parent/Medical Outreach
Mon, July 09, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Programming
Wed, June 27, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Fundraising
Tue, June 26, 2018 Building Resiliency for Transition-Age Youth and Adults with Down Syndrome
Thu, June 21, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (B)
Wed, June 20, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (A)
Tue, June 19, 2018 Leaders' Circle - New Parent/Medical Outreach
Mon, June 18, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Programming
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!
Thu, April 26, 2018 Topical Call: Walk Registration Software
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
Fri, February 23, 2018 DSAIA 2018 Conference Sponsorship
Thu, February 22, 2018 DSAIA Leadership Conference 2018
Thu, February 22, 2018 DSAIA 2018 Guest Pass
Tue, January 23, 2018 To Gala or Not To Gala (201)
Thu, January 18, 2018 Topical Call: Small But Mighty (Fundraisers)
Mon, January 08, 2018 Educational Inclusive Best Practices
Sun, December 31, 2017 Board Development Course
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
Tue, November 14, 2017 13th Annual Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress Educators Forum
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
Tue, August 01, 2017 Topical Call: Walk Team Ideafest!
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 24, 2017 Topical Call: Dealing with Staff and/or Board Transition
Wed, May 17, 2017 Multimodal Approach to Teaching Children with Down Syndrome Speech & Language Skills
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
Fri, February 24, 2017 DSAIA 2017 Conference Livestream
Thu, February 23, 2017 DSAIA Leadership Conference (with option to add on NDSS Conference)
Thu, February 23, 2017 NDSS Buddy Walk® Conference (with option to add on DSAIA Conference)
Thu, February 16, 2017 UDL Toolbox for Teachers and Parents: Empowering Learning for ALL
Thu, February 16, 2017 Potty Time! A Journey to Successful Toilet Training
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, December 07, 2016 Topical Call: Supporting Families with Complex Needs
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, October 19, 2016 DSAIA Topical Call: Self-Advocates as Board Members
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
Wed, August 17, 2016 DSAIA Topical Call: Pros & Cons of Center-Based Programming
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
Wed, June 15, 2016 DSAIA Topical Call: Sibling Support
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 DSAIA Topical Call: Member Engagement
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
Wed, February 17, 2016 DSAIA Topical Call: Community Groups
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
Tue, December 01, 2015 For Your Ears Only: Board Member Topical Call
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
Tue, November 03, 2015 For Your Ears Only: DSA Staff Topical Call
Sun, November 01, 2015 Board Development Series Special
Wed, October 07, 2015 Grantwriting for Organizational Survival
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
Mon, April 29, 2013 Understanding the Affordable Care Act's Impact on Your Members with Down Syndrome
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 DSAIA Town Hall Meeting
Thu, April 26, 2012 Volunteer Management
Thu, April 19, 2012 Special Webinar with imATHLETE
Thu, March 29, 2012 Increase Your Silent Auction Revenue
Thu, November 10, 2011 Moving Beyond the Spreadsheet: Databases!

Upcoming events



Past events


Awareness


Down Syndrome Awareness Month/Day Ideas

Interactive Peer Presentations

Supporting Your Members with Mosaic Down Syndrome

World Down Syndrome Day: Random Acts of Kindness Campaign (available to nonmembers) Watch it now! 


Board Development


Board Development Series: Board Development 101

Board Development Series:  Board Orientation

Board Development Series: Getting Your Board 'On Board' With Fundraising

Board Development Series: What is the Role of Your Board?

Board Development Series: Shared Responsibility and Accountability

Board Development Series: Strategic Planning with Your Board

Building a More Productive Board

Building Your Board: New Ways to Develop Leaders

Creating and Living Into Your Strategic Plan

Developing an Auxiliary Board for Your Organization

Firing Lousy Board Members (And Helping Others To Succeed)

How To Lose a Board Member

How To Lose an Executive Director


Education


Direct Educational Support - Is The Learning Program™ Right For Your Organization?

How to Present a "Back To School" Workshop



Fundraising & Events


Build a Better Golf Tournament

Creative Fundraising Strategies

Creative Ways To Say Thanks!

Donor Development (3 part series)

Grantwriting Boot Camp (6 part series)

Holiday Party Planning Made Easy

Increase Your Silent Auction Revenue

Leaky Bucket  (2 part series)

Run for Your Money: Organizing a 5K

Setting Your Fundraising Goals (And Creating a Plan To Make Them A Reality)

What Your Sponsors Really Want

Wildly Successful Events: How To Get Sponsorships

Your Year End Appeal is a Terrible Thing To Waste!


Governmental Affairs

Growing Grassroots Advocacy at the State Level

How To Pass a Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing Law in Your State


Marketing, Communications & Social Media

Creating Your Facebook Content Strategy

Cut Copy & Paste: Intellectual Property 101

E-Newsletters That Make Your Donors Want To Give

How To Captivate and Engage Your Constituents with Your Website

Marketing Your Walk

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Social Media 101

Spreading the News: Turning Worthy into News-Worthy

Spreading the News:  Working With The Media

The 'Like' able Organization


Operations

Adding Top Level Staff

Budgeting for the Small Nonprofit

Budgeting Using Intuit Quickbooks - Premier Nonprofit Edition

Are You Covered? (2 part series on insurance for nonprofits)

Divide & Conquer: Time Management for the Small DS Organization

How To Read Nonprofit Financial Statements

How To Write an Annual Report

Moving Beyond the Spreadsheet

Nonprofit Accounting: Lessons Learned

The Threat Within: Internal Controls

Year End Accounting Questions

Zero To Sixty: Fast Track Your Young Group Into a Professional Organization!


Prenatal & Medical Outreach

Build or Enhance Your First Call Program

Urgency of Medical Outreach 


Programs

A Healthier Life: Health & Wellness Program for Adults with Down Syndrome

Camps for Individuals with Down Syndrome

Creating Successful Support Programs for Grandparents

Customizing the NDSC Adult Toolkit for Your Families

Diversity Outreach

Harmonic Treatment: Heartstrings Program

I Can Bike

New Family Support

Next Chapter Book Club

Oklahoma SibShop Initiative

Planning a Successful Conference (From Start to Finish)

Why D.A.D.S.?


Research

Memory & Sleep: DS Cognition Research  (available to nonmembers) Watch it now!

Understanding Down Syndrome Research (And How You Can Help)

The Research Landscape: Update on DS Cognition Research & Ongoing Clinical Trials


Volunteers

New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

Social Media & Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer Power: Walk the Walk


I continue to be impressed with the depth of the board/professional workshops offered.

About DSAIA

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