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Our on-demand SSIR Live! webinars are offered every 4-6 weeks, and feature the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s most provocative and important topics. Webinars are available for purchase on-demand 12 months after the date of the live event.

How Nonprofits Can Attract Corporate Funding: What Goes On Behind Closed Doors

August 22, 2016 at 10:42 am Pacific
Presented by Anuja Khemka, Keith Timko, & Wendy Hawkins

Most nonprofits have figured out how to raise money from individual donors, family funds, and even private foundations. But relatively few nonprofits have figured out how to attract funding from corporations.. This webinar will take you inside the business boardroom and help you unlock the world of corporate philanthropy.

What motivates a corporation to fund one proposal over the other hundreds or thousands it receives? What distinguishes one nonprofit from another, especially those that share similar missions? How can a nonprofit stand out to corporate funders? 

This webinar is for nonprofit and social enterprise executives who are interested in learning how to best position their organizations as investment opportunities for corporate philanthropy.

Anuja Khemka will lead the discussion. She brings over ten years of experience in corporate philanthropy at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. Khemka will be joined by Keith Timko, executive director for the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, an organization that has raised significant amounts of corporate funding, and Wendy Hawkins, who led Intel’s corporate philanthropy for 25 years.

Price for this webinar: $55. This price includes access to the live webinar; unlimited access to the webinar as many times as you’d like for twelve months at your convenience; and downloadable slides.

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The Network Leader Roadmap

March 22, 2016 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by David Sawyer, David Ehrlichman, David Haskell, & Curtis Ogden

This webinar is the second in a two-part series on The New Network Leader.

The most daunting social and environmental challenges of our day can’t be solved through individual action, no matter how heroic. What does it really take to catalyze diverse groups of people, within organizations or across sectors, to build trust, take action, and work together to achieve uncommon results? This webinar is for organizational and network leaders who recognize that real progress requires collaborative approaches involving multiple actors and resources across departments, organizations, and sectors. This webinar is also for leaders seeking new insights into how to build trust, lead authentic conversations, and catalyze generous collaboration across teams, organizations, and networks.

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The Network Leader Mindset

March 8, 2016 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Jane Wei-Skillern, Marty Kooistra, & Jean Horstman

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on The New Network Leader.

Why do seemingly selfless nonprofit organizations have such a hard time working together? To harness the tremendous potential of networks, social sector leaders must let go of conventional wisdom and shift their focus from organization-level goals to network-level impact. Join Jane Wei-Skillern, a researcher of nonprofit networks, to learn the four principles that are critical to network success. Targeted at managers and executive leaders, this webinar offers participants lessons on how to build cultures and structures that enable networks to thrive.

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The Hidden Financial Lives of America’s Poor & Middle Class, Part I

January 21, 2016 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Jonathan Morduch, Rachel Schneider, H. Luke Shaefer, & Diana Elliott

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on The Hidden Financial Lives of America’s Poor and Middle Class.

What are the implications of the U.S. Financial Diaries and other recent research and how can they provide insight to help families escape poverty, build stability, move up the ladder, and invest in the future? The first webinar in this series will discuss the results and implications of new research into the hidden financial lives of low- and moderate-income American households and delve into the effects of income volatility, how families are adjusting to this volatility, and the gaps in current programs and policies.

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Tomorrow’s Nonprofit Sector: 2016 and Beyond

December 8, 2015 at 11:00 am Pacific
Presented by Lucy Bernholz

What do Uber, the Fight for $15, and robots have to do with the nonprofit sector? Each of these represents a defining force shaping the future of work in the United States, including work in the nonprofit sector. Join Lucy Bernholz, author of the annual Philanthropy and the Social Economy Blueprint Series, for a sneak peek at Blueprint 2016 and the future of work. Targeted specifically toward managers and executive leaders, Bernholz will discuss the implications of the gig economy, automation, and living wage battles for the social sector. The webinar is aimed at individuals concerned about their own career paths as well as at leaders involved with organizational change and planning processes.

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