Boston University and The Chronicle of Philanthropy are hosting a webinar entitled “2011 Fund-Raising Forecast:
Trends and Techniques You Need to Know.” And who doesn’t need to know how to fundraise in an economy that remains dormant?
Nonprofits are about to begin their fourth year of raising money in an economic downturn. Join The Chronicle’s veteran fund-raising reporter, Holly Hall, and two other nonprofit experts to learn the trends and techniques nonprofits are using to bolster their donations, even in these challenging economic times, and what you need to stay ahead of the curve. Among the topics we’ll explore:
- The winning techniques from the crucial year-end giving season
- How best to attract donors at all income and age levels―and what turns them off
- Low-cost ideas that will help you get strong returns
- What tax-law debates and changes mean for donors in 2011
- How new research on donors and giving trends can help steer you to success
The seminar runs on Thursday, January 27, 2011 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Eastern time. Registration is done online, and The Chronicle suggests registering as an office/group, and turning it into a staff training session.
The folks at GlassPockets.com have updated their interactive map of foundations and grant providers searchable by metropolitan region. Pick your closest city (or the one you are in) on the map, and start finding those donors!
And finally, The Foundation Center has provided another of its occasional lists of online resources for nonprofits. The six provided most recently focus on web/communications technologies and nonprofits. Look into some of the great resources by clicking here.
As we move into the second half of January, let’s revitalize those New-Year Resolutions about growing our good works and expanding our fundraising opportunities!