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    • Wed, June 07, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Event

    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:

    • What is Monthly Giving and Why it Matters
    • How to Organize for Monthly Giving Success
    • Getting Board and Staff Buy-in--Managing Expectations
    • The Infrastructure You will Require to Launch Your Program
    • A Step-by-Strep Plan to Ask for Monthly Gifts
    • Keeping Your Monthly Donors and Growing Your Program


    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.

    • Wed, July 12, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Event

    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. 

    About your presenter:

    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. 

    *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.



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.

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