Seminars & Training


Grant Seeking Basics Online Training Course

Posted on 17 March 2009

While looking for a new job in fund-raising, someone suggested that I look into The Foundation Center’s online courses. I am certainly glad that I did. They offer a variety of courses, some for a fee and others that are free. The Foundation Center is well-known as a leading authority on philanthropy. It was first [...]

Fast Fundraising for Year End: Bonus Teleseminar

Posted on 09 December 2008

Teleseminar with LIVE Q&A This Wednesday, exactly three weeks until the last day of 2008 there will be a Live call-in teleseminar that will help you make the most of your year end fundraising campaign.  This is a bonus for as part of the 7 Essential Steps to Raising Money by Mail. Even if you’ve [...]

Free Webinar from Firstgiving: 2009 Fundraising Success

Posted on 10 November 2008

Firstgiving, one of the leading online donation processing companies, is offering another free webinar.  This Thursday you can get in on the live event and watch the audio and visual presentation right from your own computer.  The seminar leader, Frank Days, will share an actionable nine-point plan for success with your winter or spring fundraising [...]

The Power of You: Transform Your Fundraising Letters with One Little Word

Posted on 08 October 2008

If you have played the game of scrabble you know that some letters are worth more than others.  Just like the humble letter “Y” will give you four extra points if you play it, using the word “you” in fundraising letters adds more value as well. It can instantly transform a letter from being a [...]

Blog World Conference: Making Connections

Posted on 20 September 2008

This weekend I’m at Blog World in Las Vegas. This is an internet conference specifically about blogging, new media and social networking. I know many charitable organizations and individuals who are into blogging… on the other hand there are many small charities that don’t even have a frequently updated website. I’ll be writing about Blog [...]

20 Free Grant Writing Resources for Non-Profits

Posted on 13 August 2008

I started out just looking for a basic grant writing 101 guide and was surprised to find so many resources available for free, even classes and full text books. Even if you eventually hire a consultant or purchase training material, these resources will provide a good introduction to the basic terminology and concepts of grant [...]

Marc Pitman on Radio Show with Live Q&A – July 30th

Posted on 31 July 2008

Marketing News radio is hosting a free teleseminar with Marc Pitman, Author of Ask Without Fear: A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors With What Matters to Them Most. Marc is also the host of his own show, The Ask Without Fear! Radio Show, which is geared for the seasoned fundraising professional, and a featured author [...]