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2018: A New Frontier in Fundraising

In this session, we will identify five non-negotiables for creating high quality fundraising program and discuss what has changed in fundraising. We will also discuss messages you can use to create impact, identify new sources to maximize your fundraising program’s success, and offer up strategies for creating a stronger culture of philanthropy among your staff, board, volunteers and donors.

Action-Inspiring Storytelling: The Marshall Ganz Public Narrative Model

In a world full of overflowing inboxes and overwhelmed minds, telling stories that motivate peoples’ heads, hearts, and hands is more important than ever. Hone your storytelling skills with TREC Associate Kristi Chester Vance and Harvard University teaching fellow Dušan Stojičić, who will train participants in the Public Narrative storytelling model created by Marshall Ganz, legendary organizer and Harvard Kennedy School senior lecturer.

Addressing Bias in Fundraising–Developing an Inclusive Individual Giving Program

This webinar will review the data/context (the what), the impact/outcome (so what), and next steps/resources (now what) to recognize and reduce bias in your fundraising practices.

Adopting Your Strategic Plan

Formally adopting a strategic plan is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of a board of directors. This resource reviews the process between the planning committee, staff, and board from review to adoption of your new strategic plan.  

Allocating Shared Operating Expenses

Shared Allocation is the process of spreading your shared expenses such as rent and utilities across your programs and other cost centers. By using shared allocation, each program shows its full costs. This toolkit shows you why this is important and how to do it.

Annual Planning and Tracking Calendar for Board & Staff | Sample

A calendar developed at the start of the year captures both ongoing/recurring board responsibilities as well as new initiatives. By anticipating upcoming tasks, it helps committees plan their work, helps board leaders design board agendas and helps staff prepare

Assessing Your Organization’s Effectiveness

Every organization has strengths and vulnerabilities, and many leaders are too close to the situation to see these clearly. In this webinar, we’ll walk through TREC’s Organizational Ecology Assessment Tool to show you how to rank your organization on key indicators in three areas: Programs, People, and Money.

Beyond Strategic Planning: Maximizing Your Impact as an Organization

In the words of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, “plans are useless but planning is indispensable.” This may sound like a repudiation of strategic plans, but the best organizations use an appropriate mix of formal planning and “adaptive management” to make sure they have the most appropriate goals and strategies given the current circumstances. In this webinar, we explore the range of planning and management approaches and tools that an organization should consider. This webinar explores the “strategic mindset” that characterizes organizations that punch above their weight, and look at how the board and staff can best work together to guide the organization’s direction.

Board 101: Board Focus and Roles

As a board member, you may have found that time and limited resources have influenced your board’s ability to identify and implement the best strategies to support your organization. As an executive director, you may be wondering what tools are available to support your board. This webinar will provide foundational tips and strategies in order to support efficient and fulfilling board participation.

Board Committee Job Descriptions

A committee list for boards, including responsibilities and/or activities for each activity. This resource offers job descriptions for 15 committees to adapt for your own organization.

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