Free Webinar! Raising More Money With Top-Notch Donor Stewardship

Vanessa Chase is a rising star among fundraising professionals in north American and has been honoured to host her 2014 sessions on Annual Giving as well as Email Campaigns.

For those of you who missed it, this spring saw the launch of Stewardship School which was a robust and interactive course on setting up an effective stewardship program in your shop.

It is coming again this fall and we are hosting a one hour free webinar to both whet your appetite and introduce the key principles of successful donor engagement.

Register for this free one hour session to be held Wednesday, August 13 at 10 am for one hour.

Free Registration

Raise More Money From Your Business Community

“Ask for money, and you’ll get advice, ask for advice and you’ll get money”

Are community businesses on your prospect list this year? How well have you succeeded with corporate fundraising in the past? Did your organization take a hit during the most recent recession and lose support?

Linda Lysakowski has a long career advising, assisting and doing the Asks herself.

Join Linda Lysakowski for solid tips and advice so you too can be successful with this important part of your donor base.

Learn how to identify, cultivate and build networks with your local business community.

Join us July 15, 2014 at 10:00 am Pacific Time

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Raise More Money Through Email Appeals – A Step By Step Guide to OnlineFundraising Success!

Are your email appeals falling flat? Do you wish that you could raise more money online using email? More and more donors have moved to online communications channels. This is either a huge opportunity or huge challenge. Creating great email appeals is different from traditional direct mail, which can throw even the best fundraisers for a loop. Non-profit fundraising expert, Vanessa Chase will show you how to create, write and send amazing email appeals that will help your organization raise more money this year! 

Join us  June 19, 2014. Register Now

Advanced Nonprofit Annual Reports for Print and Web

You have written a better Annual Report. It’s time to take it to the next level.

  • For your print version, learn design essentials and the latest upcoming trends in report covers.
  • Get the resources for creating snazzy pictures and infographics for your nonprofit
  • Learn how to help donors seem themselves in your story.
  • Learn where your online version should be posted

Join is May 22 for Mazarine’s Advanced Webinar for Non Profit Report Writing

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You can Create Better Non-Profit Annual Reports

Are you writing your first annual report this year? Have you been writing them for a while but wish you could make them better?

This FREE webinar will help you make your report look more professional and more attractive to donors.

Join us May 8 for some of the best tips to make your report shine!

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Diversifying your Donor Base: Generation by Generation

Do you know the ages of your donors? Many of us live in a very diverse society but generational diversity is still a real challenge with many charities. Our traditional base of generous supporters often comes from those still living who grew up in the Great Depression and the Second World War. The Baby Boomers are their children and the most numerous generation. Next come the so-called Generation X, then Y or the Millennials.

Join Judith Nichols April 24 for her astute analysis on what we need to know about the strategies that work with each generation. Click HERE to join.


What’s Your Status? Chaos or Control?

Data! Too often the sadly neglected child in our fundraising space

Some examples…The University I graduated from does not have me in their database!!!

Someone I know well gave $10,000 to one of the largest health charities in her province. After a perfunctory letter of thanks, in the ten years since, she has never heard from them again.

How can this happen and what can we do about it?

Sharron Batsch has written a book on the subject, From Chaos to Control that you should read AND I am hosting her in an online session this week,

Thursday March 20 at 10am Pacific Time

Click here to Register  

It is all really very simple and if we took the necessary steps to control our data, we would be happier in our work day. We would raise more money and the world would be a better place.

Jim Hilborn agrees that this is too important to miss and is offering attendees a special offer on the book. Sign up for the session and get a 20% discount on the book.

Click here for details.

Let’s do it!

From Chaos to Control: The Path to High Performance

There is a high cost to chaos!

Have you seen first-hand how a chaotic approach to the management of donor gift data takes its toll? It’s frustrating for all and yet understandable. Many charities are operating without a knowledge plan and have no management paradigm to draw from. When it comes to data management, chaos doesn’t have to be the norm. This session with Sharron Batsch will help you with all of the following:

Identify areas where chaos lurks
Troubleshoot common data management issues with practical solutions
Implement improvements that are sustainable
Build a high performance team
Create a work environment that is more productive

Join us March 20 Register Now

5 Essential Tactics of Annual Giving: Success for 2014

Our Annual Fund is our foundation for a successful fundraising year. This is a great time to do some assessment and implement best practices for a great 2014.

Vanessa Chase will take you through the following key components of your Annual Fund.

What are the strengths of your current annual giving program and how can it achieve more?
How to build scalable donor relationships
The metrics to track for informed data driven decisions
How to assemble your annual giving plan
Learn how to report your organization’s impact for improved stewardship and retention.

Join us January 9! Register Now

What’s the Evidence? Environmental Charities & Advocacy

In early 2012, we heard a lot of rumblings about political or advocacy by charities from certain commentators and even our own federal government. The CRA was given additional funds to monitor and audit improper activity by charities. There was a definite chill in the air and the whiff of something perhaps not quite proper, especially to those less familiar with the organizations in question.

We have some research presented here that puts much of this speculation in perspective. What are your thoughts? Click here to see the presentation, Environmental Charities and Advocacy Research Presentation by Sarah May.