Trainings & Events

Upcoming events

    • Mon, January 01, 2018
    • Tue, December 31, 2019
    • 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.


    • 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.
    • Tue, January 01, 2019
    • Tue, December 31, 2019
    • 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.



    • Tue, January 01, 2019
    • Tue, December 31, 2019
    • 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.
    • Thu, January 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • At your desk!
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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.)


    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
    • 48
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    This special (limited capacity) pre-conference workshop is available to DSAIA attendees. You MUST register to attend this session.

    Nonprofits leaders get pulled in so many directions that it can be challenging to take a step back and manage your organization effectively. Good leadership skills will help you attract (and retain) great talent and provide a solid path for organizational growth. Join Molly Coke, vice president of sales and support services at Firespring, for a pre-conference workshop that shows you how to become a rockstar leader who cultivates growth at your organization. Attend this session to:

    • Discover how to define your organization’s foundational values.

    • Complete a tangible exercise in leadership vulnerability.

    • Learn 11 fundamental traits of a rockstar leader.


    Your presenter:

    As vice president of sales and support services, Molly Coke is dedicated to ensuring every person who interacts with Firespring is provided the best experience possible.

    As a board member and lifelong volunteer, Molly understands the challenges nonprofits face and focuses on developing strategies and methodologies that help organizations achieve ROI. Working nearly 20 years in customer service, she offers a unique perspective on utilizing technology to build relationships.


    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
    • 69
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    LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT!!! 

    YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THE SCREENING. 


    A FILM BY: BRIAN DONOVAN

    WRITTEN BY: BRIAN AND KELLY DONOVAN

    STARRING: KELLY DONOVAN

    Q&A FOLLOWING SCREENING WITH BRIAN DONOVAN


    Kelly’s Hollywood tells the intimate story of a woman who was born with Down syndrome and her loving brother who wants to help her realize her dream of becoming a Hollywood diva, until it starts to threaten his engagement and he is forced to confront his co-dependent sibling relationship.


    Brian, an aspiring actor, leaves his hometown of Buffalo, NY in the hopes of making it big in Los Angeles. As the years pass, Brian lands roles and experiences the Hollywood lifestyle, but he misses his loving sister Kelly, who he left behind. Kelly, who was born with Down Syndrome and still lives at home with their parents, wants to follow in her big brother’s footsteps but is relegated to assembly line work and performing in her bedroom. To quell Kelly’s frustrations and to fill the absence of her in his life, Brian decides to bring Kelly out to Hollywood every winter to share in the dream. 


    When Brian becomes more serious with his girlfriend, Tempany, Kelly becomes increasingly jealous and Brian is faced with a decision he’s tried to avoid: to continue to fulfill Kelly’s escalating aspirations or advance the relationship with his new, fledgling romance. Faced with boundary ultimatums from Tempany, and health complications with Kelly, Brian works frantically to find balance between the two. When Kelly's condition plummets, Brian desperately tries to fulfill her last wish of performing in front of a live audience. But will they be able to pull it off? And will Brian’s own dream of marrying Tempany survive?


    “You would be hard-pressed to find a more touching 

    and ultimately life-affirming documentary...” 

    The Huffington Post 


    “What a wonderful, wonderful film! It was filled with such life and love and beauty. 

    And it was absolutely hilarious!”

    ARTVOICE


    “I just love this documentary! It is so full of heart. I laughed. I cried. 

    It was absolutely riveting”

    Molly Shannon, Actress / SNL Star




    • 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

Wed, December 05, 2018 Year-End Checklist From a Nonprofit Accountant
Tue, December 04, 2018 Utilizing iMovie To Create Compelling Stories for Your DSA
Thu, November 29, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (B)
Wed, November 28, 2018 Happy Hour - 2018 Walk Season, The Autopsy
Wed, November 28, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Fundraising
Wed, November 28, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Education
Mon, November 26, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Board Presidents
Tue, November 20, 2018 Leaders' Circle - New Parent/Medical Outreach
Wed, November 14, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (A)
Mon, November 12, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Programming
Wed, October 31, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Education
Thu, October 25, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (B)
Mon, October 22, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Board Presidents
Thu, October 18, 2018 Behavior and Down Syndrome
Wed, October 17, 2018 Leaders' Circle - Executive Directors (A)
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)
Thu, September 13, 2018 Fall Fundraising Series
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
Sat, August 18, 2018 RRVDSS Back to School Swim Party
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
Wed, July 25, 2018 Little Caesars Partnership Info Meeting
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?
Sun, November 05, 2017 TCS NYC Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Sun, October 29, 2017 *Baltimore Buddy Walk
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
Sun, October 08, 2017 Chicago Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Sat, September 30, 2017 *Omaha Buddy Walk
Sun, September 24, 2017 *Step Up for Down Syndrome - Colorado
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
Sat, August 26, 2017 *17th Annual Northeast Ohio Buddy Walk
Thu, August 24, 2017 Software Safari: Wild Apricot
Wed, August 23, 2017 DSAIA Membership Meeting
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!
Sun, July 23, 2017 San Francisco Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Fri, July 21, 2017 Member Appreciation Reception
Sun, July 16, 2017 Napa to Somona Wine Country Half Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
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
Sat, June 03, 2017 Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
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
Tue, March 21, 2017 Light the Way
Mon, March 20, 2017 WDSD Virtual Run - LuMind RDS Runners Program
Sun, March 19, 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
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)
Sun, February 19, 2017 Austin Marathon - LuMind RDS Runners Program
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, March 16, 2016 DSAIA Hangout: 321 eConference & Cool Tech Tools
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
Wed, November 30, 2011 Six in Sixty Series - November 2011
Thu, November 10, 2011 Moving Beyond the Spreadsheet: Databases!
Wed, November 02, 2011 Impact of New Prenatal Screening
Thu, October 20, 2011 Grandparents Webinar
Thu, October 13, 2011 Annual Reports Webinar
Wed, August 03, 2011 Firespring Website Webinar
Thu, July 28, 2011 Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk Conference Call
Tue, July 19, 2011 Get On Board!
Tue, May 24, 2011 Growing Grass Roots Advocacy
Thu, April 21, 2011 Divide & Conquer Webinar
Tue, April 12, 2011 Six in Sixty April 2011
Thu, March 24, 2011 Why DADS Webinar
Tue, December 28, 2010 Creative Fundraising Strategies for 2011
Tue, November 09, 2010 Budgeting Webinar
Tue, June 29, 2010 Six in Sixty - June 2010

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

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action started as a conference bringing together outstanding leadership from Down syndrome organizations around the country. Learn More

Get in Contact

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
1335 34th St NE
Paris, TX 75462

Phone
701-354-7255

E-mail
info@dsaia.org

Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm Central

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