Upcoming Sessions:

Note: these one-hour webinar sessions are free to attend.

FUNDRAISING IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC: INSIGHTS FROM AREA NONPROFIT LEADERS

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

The corona pandemic has upended our world. But what about fundraising? Does our tried-and-true cycle of fundraising remain the same: identify, cultivate, involve, ask, and thank? Join a small panel of nonprofit executives to explore the fundraising lessons they’ve learned during the pandemic. Panelist will discuss successes and failures in the last six months and fundraisings plans going forward.

Tim Sweeny, MCNL Senior Fellow and founding partner in Praxis Nonprofit Strategies will facilitate this session.  The panelists will include: Tom Turner, Director, Bishop Sullivan Center; Rebecca Summers, Director of Institutional Advancement, Cristo Rey Kansas City and Damon Daniel, President, Ad Hoc Group Against Crime.

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ADVOCATING ON YOUR BEHALF TO THOSE THAT MATTER

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

The uncertainties around the corona pandemic and governmental relief funds can potentially bring financial opportunities intended to support and bolster nonprofits. But how do you get your voice heard? Is it important? In this session you will learn how to get your message to elected officials to help secure the resources to meet your mission.  

Cindy Laufer, MCNL Senior Fellow and Jennifer Wampler, CFRE, MCNL Senior Fellow and Chief Development Officer at the Kansas City Ballet will lead this session.

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MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION FOR FUNDRAISING SUCCESS AND SOCIAL IMPACT

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

Nonprofit organizations often chase funding opportunities without giving much thought to the onerous evaluation and measurement requirements that funders impose if the nonprofit is funded. This session will suggest that conducting evaluations to satisfy funders is misguiding and will offer high-level tools for participants to conduct evaluations for social change instead of checking boxes for funders. 

Tom Vansaghi, MCNL Senior Fellow and Assistant Professor at William Jewell College will lead this session.

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FUNDRAISING IN 2021

2021 AND THE ROLE OF FLEXIBILITY, AGILITY AND THE ABILITY TO PIVOT

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

In many ways creating your 2021 annual fundraising plan will be like other years, but this is not like any other year. How do you plan with multiple scenarios and contingency plans?  What are the checkpoints, triggers and oversights needed to remain alert to an evolving environment. In this session participants will look at how to stay agile and resilient in this ever-changing environment. 

Cindy Laufer, MCNL Senior Fellow and Jennifer Wampler, CFRE, MCNL Senior Fellow and Chief Development Officer at the Kansas City Ballet will lead this session.

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2021 EVENTS AND DONOR RELATIONS

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

This session will take an in-depth look at two major components of fundraising – special events and donor relations – and how they will exist and prosper in a corona and post- corona world. 

Cindy Laufer, MCNL Senior Fellow and Jennifer Wampler, CFRE, MCNL Senior Fellow and Chief Development Officer at the Kansas City Ballet will lead this session.

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Nonprofit Navigation Series Archive:

The link below will direct you to Box where you can download presentation resources from previous Nonprofit Navigation Series sessions.

Nonprofit Navigation Series Archive

Visit the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership’s YouTube Channel to view the records of previous Nonprofit Navigation Series sessions.

MCNL YouTube Channel

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