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October 2020

TREC Webinar | Being with Persistent Change and Challenge

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are in times of great change, rapid pace, complex challenges, rapidly shifting current events and realities, direct threats to our health and well-being from the current pandemic, and in addition, Black, Brown, Indigenous, and all People of Color are disproportionately effected and have the added threat from the violence and harm of systemic racism. It is normal to feel high levels of stress, overwhelm, anger, grief, and more. In this session, we’ll profile stress and overwhelm, our normal responses to them, and we’ll outline things we can do to be with and in these times and foster well-being where possible. Join us as we take time in support of well-being together!

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Focus on Fundraising Series | Writing Effective Appeals

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Is it too early to be thinking about year-end fundraising? Not at all.  Given the incredible challenges nonprofits have experienced this year, laying the groundwork now for your End of the Year (EOY) fundraising appeal is critical to its success. What makes an incredible year-end appeal?  How do you get people to open your letter or email appeal, and more importantly, to give a gift? What can you do once your appeal has been sent? Join TREC as we discuss easy ways to boost the success of your year-end appeals using mail and email platforms.

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Focus on Fundraising Series | Optimizing Your Health and Resilience as a Fundraiser

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

With so much happening on so many fronts so quickly, the challenges to fundraising are even greater. You are scrambling, adjusting, adapting, learning, leveraging skills, and doing your best to keep engaged. This is no small feat! Doing this while you are also navigating your own world and challenges. Balancing your staff's needs, your leadership, and your supporters can leave very little time and attention to support yourself in sustaining resilience and well-being.

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TREC Webinar | Emotional Agility: Finding Flow When You’re in the Chop

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Anyone else feeling like they are even more short-fused than usual? Do you find your emotions swinging wildly in the course of a week or even a single day? It’s not just you. But there are some things you can do to help even out your keel, no matter what comes up around you, or what comes up within you. In this webinar, Linda will help you understand why we may get “hooked” by strong emotions; she’ll also share some pragmatic, instantly accessible tools, to find the superpower that will help stay emotionally grounded when the world is spinning around you.

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Focus on Fundraising Series | Achieving Major Wins with Major Gifts and Major Donors

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Major Gifts are likely to be some of the largest gifts you receive outside of grants. So what is a Major Gift? And how does major donor cultivation and solicitation differ from smaller individual gifts? Join us as we answer these questions and outline the 5-steps you can take to developing a successful major gifts program.

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TREC Webinar | Leveraging Change Instead of Being Leveled By It

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Change is a constant in our organizations. More often than not, our organizations are reacting or responding to a situation that requires change, and we can’t give it our full attention or reap lasting benefits. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to proactively address change in a way that supports your values and vision, rather than feeling reactive and disempowered. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to design successful organizational change.

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Focus on Fundraising Series | Create a Lasting Legacy through Planned Giving and Legacy Gifts

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

One of the simplest and most common ways to leave a lasting legacy is by leaving a planned gift. During this webinar, we will review the many vehicles for leaving a lasting legacy, including Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Life Income Gifts, and Donor Advised Funds. We’ll also spend some time reviewing the most important pieces for your planned giving program. Help your donors understand how they can support the work that you do long into the future to create a lasting legacy.

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November 2020

TREC Webinar | What’s inner work got to do with transformative social change? A conversation with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In the midst of so many high stakes issues clamoring for our attention, it can feel self-indulgent to prioritize the work of inner change. Reverend angel Kyodo williams would argue the exact opposite: that mindfulness and personal transformation are exactly what’s needed in these times. In this webinar, Rev. angel, called “one of our wisest voices on social evolution and the spiritual aspect of social healing” by On Being’s Krista Tippet, will explore the intersection of race, love and liberation, the focus of her renowned book, Radical Dharma.

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