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Master Grants for Your Nonprofit Series- Your 2024 Grant Strategy: How to Save Time and Win More Grants

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Grant writers need a strategy to track a dynamic grants portfolio.

Neatly organizing grant applications, managing funder relationships, and keeping an eye on those key deadlines and milestones (that’s not a messy spreadsheet) is no easy feat.

There’s no silver bullet, but we have three proven strategies to help grant writers manage their grants that you can immediately apply to save 15 hours per week.

This workshop is for you if you have questions like:

  1. How can I monitor all my funding opportunity deadlines so I don’t miss key milestones?
  2. What are some management tools that can streamline my workflows and highlight our successes for my board/leadership?
  3. How can I efficiently track my relationship-building with our funders (both awarded and prospective)?

Join our three part series, Master Grants for Your Nonprofit, to learn the ins and outs of maximizing a grant strategy to increase your revenue. Learn how to get the most out of your funding sources to ensure 2024 is your most successful year yet!

Presented By:
Rachel Fidler Cannella
Events and Community Manger, Instrumentl

Your 2024 Grant Strategy: How to Save Time and Win More Grants

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Grant writers need a strategy to track a dynamic grants portfolio.

Neatly organizing grant applications, managing funder relationships, and keeping an eye on those key deadlines and milestones (that’s not a messy spreadsheet) is no easy feat.

There’s no silver bullet, but we have three proven strategies to help grant writers manage their grants that you can immediately apply to save 15 hours per week.

This workshop is for you if you have questions like:

  1. How can I monitor all my funding opportunity deadlines so I don’t miss key milestones?
  2. What are some management tools that can streamline my workflows and highlight our successes for my board/leadership?
  3. How can I efficiently track my relationship-building with our funders (both awarded and prospective)?

The Keys to Donation Form Conversion: Design and Optimization

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

In this session, you’ll learn how to create a donation form that converts visits into donations.

We’ll cover the six hallmarks of a high-converting nonprofit donation form and how you can modify your donation forms accordingly. We’ll also define optimization and discuss strategies for making and testing small changes to your forms to best meet the needs of your donors.

Finally, we’ll share a case study where design and optimization had a real impact on conversions.

Portfolio Management Foundations: Portfolio Composition and Coverage

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Unlock the keys to successful portfolio management in our new comprehensive four-part webinar series!

Portfolio Management strategies play a pivotal role in shaping an officer’s ability to guide prospects effectively through the journey from qualification to solicitation to stewardship.

In this engaging series, Blackbaud Strategic Consultant Michael Van Dyke delves into essential foundational factors for creating portfolios that empower gift officers to succeed. We’ll discuss trends utilizing data from the Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management™ community and look at ways to measure success within the solution.

In the fourth session of the series, we’ll hear from several experts on the foundational and innovative practices they are using in their own shop to help officers raise more money.

Don’t miss this series to elevate your gift officers’ success!

Here’s what to expect in this session…

Portfolio Composition and Coverage

  • Explore the factors to weigh when determining the composition of an officer’s portfolio
  • Identify indicators of active portfolio management

An Introduction to Generative AI Acknowledgements Coming to Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT®

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

Printing and mailing acknowledgments is time-consuming, but what if you could automate the process using AI to email them? Well, your wish has been granted!

Join Principial Project Manager Chris Ager for a comprehensive session on our latest AI feature coming to Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT. He will delve into how to leverage this highly sought-after functionality and guide you through maximizing its potential using best practices.

You are not going to want to miss this webinar because Generative AI Acknowledgements will be available for all US customers by April 23, 2024.

Presenter: Chris Ager, Blackbaud Principal Project Manager

How to Minimize Risk with Your Grantees

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:00 am ET | 3:00 pm GMT

You need to be a good steward of your foundation’s mission not only when you select your grantees, but also throughout the grant cycle. Due diligence is essential at every stage.

In this conversation with Elizabeth Gousse Ballotte, she shares her experience as a Partner at accounting firm PKF O’Connor Davies and how she’s helped grantmaking organizations mitigate fraud risks. She will share best practices for selecting your grantees and what due diligence steps you should take. She’ll also highlight what to do if you receive a whistleblower complaint, how to address it, and how to establish a corrective action plan.

2024 donorCentrics® Sustainer Summit Key Insights and Themes

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Each year, donorCentrics compiles fundraising data from a broad sample of large national nonprofits to evaluate overall trends in recurring giving behavior.

Join recurring giving expert Paige Grainger to learn key insights from the 2024 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit, which brings together analysis of 20 million donors and over $3.3 billion from organizations of varying sizes and missions. Takeaways will include insights into key sustainer metrics and emerging trends from organizations focused on growing their recurring giving populations.

Takeaways:

Are single and recurring donor populations shifting?
How does retention of recurring gift donors compare to single gifts?
What sources are used to acquire donors directly to recurring giving?

Accessible Fundraising: Optimizing Donation Forms and Email Accessibility

Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 3:00 pm ET | 7:00 pm GMT

Join us as we dive into the crucial topic of accessibility in fundraising. This session focuses on developing donation forms and emails that are accessible to all. Learn top strategies, quick wins, and essential elements to ensure inclusivity in your fundraising efforts.

Fundraising Fundamentals: Mastering DIY Peer-to-Peer Tools

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 2:00 pm ET | 6:00 pm GMT

Join us for an engaging session on the basics of DIY fundraising using popular peer-to-peer platforms like JustGiving and TeamRaiser. This webinar will walk you through getting started, creating compelling fundraising pages, mapping a recruitment and coaching journey for fundraisers, and incorporating fun add-ons to boost engagement. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your peer-to-peer fundraising game!

Master Grants for Your Nonprofit Series- Double Your Grants: 7 Donor Engagement Secrets for Funding Success

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

What’s one audience nonprofits (unintentionally) neglect when nurturing funders? Their existing donors.

It may seem obvious, but your donor base can get you one step closer to building stronger relationships and achieving success with your grant seeking.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to get “in” with institutional funders and let existing donors be your bridge to securing new funding.

Additionally, you will:

  • Learn from seasoned grant professionals whose loyal donors have increased their grant-winning potential
  • Walk away with strategies for the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of donor engagement

Join our three part series, Master Grants for Your Nonprofit, to learn the ins and outs of maximizing a grant strategy to increase your revenue. Learn how to get the most out of your funding sources to ensure 2024 is your most successful year yet!

Presented By:
Rachel Fidler Cannella
Events and Community Manager, Instrumentl

Portfolio Management Foundations: Portfolio Review and Churn

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

Unlock the keys to successful portfolio management in our new comprehensive four-part webinar series!

Portfolio Management strategies play a pivotal role in shaping an officer’s ability to guide prospects effectively through the journey from qualification to solicitation to stewardship.

In this engaging series, Blackbaud Strategic Consultant Michael Van Dyke delves into essential foundational factors for creating portfolios that empower gift officers to succeed. We’ll discuss trends utilizing data from the Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management™ community and look at ways to measure success within the solution.

In the fourth session of the series, we’ll hear from several experts on the foundational and innovative practices they are using in their own shop to help officers raise more money.

Don’t miss this series to elevate your gift officers’ success!

Here’s what to expect in this session…

Portfolio Review and Churn

  • Uncover essential questions to ask during portfolio reviews
  • Understand how to maintain portfolio health and recognize when a prospect should be removed

Double Your Grants: 7 Donor Engagement Secrets for Funding Success

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 1:00 pm ET | 5:00 pm GMT

What’s one audience nonprofits (unintentionally) neglect when nurturing funders? Their existing donors.

It may seem obvious, but your donor base can get you one step closer to building stronger relationships and achieving success with your grant seeking.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to get “in” with institutional funders and let existing donors be your bridge to securing new funding.

Additionally, you will:

  • Learn from seasoned grant professionals whose loyal donors have increased their grant-winning potential
  • Walk away with strategies for the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of donor engagement