Tag: Foundations

Nonprofits

Mastering Effective Communications for Causes: Public Interest Communications & the Science of Story

Presented by Ann Christiano and Annie Neimand

This unique two-part, 180-minute e-certification program offers you valuable training on effective communications strategy and methods for promoting your social cause. In the first session, “Developing a Public Interest Communications Strategy,” we examine the best ways to transcend the interest of any one organization to achieve real and lasting change on a particular issue. In the second session, “The Science of Story Building,” we explore the research that tells us what makes one story more memorable, sharable, and inspiring than another. Get ready for an engaging, hands-on digital workshop that includes activities, illustrative examples, and case studies. This program is produced in conjunction with the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.

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Nonprofits

The Knitting Factor: Delivering on the Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering

Presented by Danielle Holly, Casey Cortese, and Greg Kimbrough

One of the fastest-growing corporate citizenship programs is skills-based volunteering, where corporate employees use their business skills to help a nonprofit solve a complex operational problem. Skills-based volunteering leads to increased employee engagement for businesses and successful capacity building for nonprofits, among other benefits. In this SSIR Live! program, our expert panelists will walk through these concepts and provide you with the framework you need to knit skills-based volunteering into your everyday practice – whether you’re a large company or an entrepreneurial nonprofit.

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Nonprofits

Listen Up! How Feedback Can Accelerate Nonprofit Growth and Impact

Presented by Kathy Reich, Phil Buchanan, Susannah Rose, and Christopher Watler

In this complimentary SSIR Live! program—part of our online series “The Power of Feedback” — Kathy Reich, director of the Ford Foundation’s BUILD initiative, will explore how organizations can accomplish more when they listen to and act upon input from the people they serve. Reich, with Dr. Susannah L. Rose, scientific director of research in the Office of Patient Experience at Cleveland Clinic Health Systems, Christopher Watler, executive director of Center for Employment Opportunities New York, and Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, will share their experiences and insights on how gathering feedback is the right, smart, and feasible thing to do to help organizations improve.

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Global Issues

The Leadership Development Deficit: How to Build Your Talent Pipeline

Presented by Preeta Nayak, Fontaine M. Huey, and Bonnie Hunter

In this SSIR Live! program, Bridgespan partner, Preeta Nayak will share findings from the firm’s research on leadership development, and outline the habits every executive team can take to slow the “turnover treadmill” and better prepare for future success. Fontaine M. Huey, president of the Center for the Visually Impaired, and Bonnie Hunter, director of Talent & Innovation at North York Community House, will share their experiences of putting these practices in place within a growing organization, including tips and tools for jumpstarting the process, and mitigating the biases that can limit staff development and growth.

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Solutions

Census 2020: What Nonprofits, Local Governments, and Funders Need to Do Now

Presented by Perla Ni, Gary Bass, and Maria de la Luz Garcia

A fair and accurate count for the 2020 Census is critical for political representation and for the allocation of $700 billion in federal funds. Low-income communities are especially at risk of undercounting. The operations for the Census are already in high-gear: Key decisions are being made, heads of local offices are being hired, field staff are being sourced, and outreach campaigns are being designed. In this SSIR Live! program we will explore opportunities and avenues available for nonprofits, funders, and local governments to ensure your local community gets counted.

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Sectors

Critical Functions: A Webinar Series for Nonprofit Leaders

Presented by Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Kim Klein, Kay Sprinkel Grace, & Steve MacLaughlin

SSIR is pleased to announce a new series that provides hands-on, implementable game plans on various “critical functions” for leaders of nonprofit organizations. This three-part series consists of three 90-minute sessions (April 11, 18, & 25, 2018). These sessions will explore donor-centric fundraising, ways to improve board relationships, and strategies for more effective measurements and analysis.

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Global Issues

The Best Moments to Merge for Nonprofit Success

Presented by Anne Wallestad, Katie Smith Milway, and John Maconga

There are half a dozen moments in the life cycle of any nonprofit organization that create natural opportunities to discuss the possibilities of organizational restructuring, strategic alliances, or even outright mergers. Rather than viewing these moments as a sign of weakness, one should view them as an opportunity to advance your organization’s mission. This SSIR Live! webinar will help you reflect on where your organization is today, where it’s headed, and how a restructuring, strategic alliance, or merger could help make your organization more effective. We will share nonprofit market data, explore several case studies, and hear from a nonprofit that seized upon a “moment to merge.”

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Social Innovations

Strategic Concepts That Truly Matter for Nonprofits

Presented by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker

In this SSIR Live! webinar, Bill Meehan, Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Kim Jonker, President & Chief Executive Officer, King Philanthropies, will explore key ideas and tools for nonprofits that will enable them to pursue their work more strategically.

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