Meet Momentum Fridays
May
24
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on the last Friday of each month to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public.

Location: Study Room 1, 3rd Floor

Free

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Race To Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap
Jun
10
11:30 AM11:30

Race To Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. This workshop will examine the causes of this disparity, presenting the results of the Race to Lead survey of over 4,000 nonprofit staffers that found people of color had the same education and training as white respondents; however, the majority of respondents across race identified systemic barriers and biases preventing people of color from advancing into leadership roles.

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Race To Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Race To Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. This workshop will examine the causes of this disparity, presenting the results of the Race to Lead survey of over 4,000 nonprofit staffers that found people of color had the same education and training as white respondents; however, the majority of respondents across race identified systemic barriers and biases preventing people of color from advancing into leadership roles.

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Grant Writing 101
Jun
11
to Jun 12

Grant Writing 101

Grant writing requires a lot more than sitting down at your computer and dashing off a request. This two-day session (June 11th and 12th from 9am to noon both days) will take you step-by-step through the process of developing a strong, competitive grant proposal.

$100 for members
$250 for nonmembers

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An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change
Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change

Using The Four Frames of Leadership, based on the classic work of Lee G. Bolman and Terrance E. Deal, this multi-part series provides a lens to reframe leadership challenges and to assist managers and leaders to approach challenges through different behavioral frameworks.

$150 for members
$300 for nonmembers

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An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change
Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change

Using The Four Frames of Leadership, based on the classic work of Lee G. Bolman and Terrance E. Deal, this multi-part series provides a lens to reframe leadership challenges and to assist managers and leaders to approach challenges through different behavioral frameworks.

$150 for members
$350 for nonmembers

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on the last Friday of each month to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public.

Free

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An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change
Jun
28
1:00 PM13:00

An Executive’s Guide to Challenges and Change

Using The Four Frames of Leadership, based on the classic work of Lee G. Bolman and Terrance E. Deal, this multi-part series provides a lens to reframe leadership challenges and to assist managers and leaders to approach challenges through different behavioral frameworks.

$150 for members
$350 for nonmembers

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on the last Friday of each month to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public.

Free

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2019 Mid-South Nonprofit Conference
Aug
13
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Mid-South Nonprofit Conference

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Momentum Nonprofit Partners (MNP) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) are now accepting submissions for the 2019 Midsouth Nonprofit Conference, taking place Tuesday, August 13th at the University of Memphis. MNP and AFP are joined in the mission of strengthening organizational capacity for nonprofits.

This year’s theme will examine the evolving role that data serves in strengthening human services work. We’re building session content around how people use data in innovate ways to capture impact and implement their work with unwavering passion - People. Passion. Impact.

Now accepting session proposals!

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Building Your Bench: Continuity Planning for Nonprofit Organizations
Oct
1
to Oct 22

Building Your Bench: Continuity Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

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In this Design Lab, attendees will learn how to navigate planned and unplanned leadership transitions, communicate effectively with staff, supporters, and stakeholders, and develop an internal culture that supports leadership development across the board.

$400 for members
$600 for nonmembers

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Organizational Toxicity: Surviving to Thriving
May
21
2:00 PM14:00

Organizational Toxicity: Surviving to Thriving

Toxicity is an obstacle that some organizations face and is largely counterproductive and sabotages positive employee engagement and the organization’s bottom line.

In this Community Conversation, we will explore ways to reduce toxicity in the workplace and inspire positivity throughout the culture. We will discuss proven methods to move from negative interpersonal relationships to a culture of gratitude, positive communication, and shared accountability.

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Mid-South Philanthropy Network
May
17
8:30 AM08:30

Mid-South Philanthropy Network

This event is only open to funding member organizations of the Mid-South Philanthropy Network (MPN)

Join your grant-making colleagues for this meeting for learning, networking, and discussion. We’ll explore various field topics, promising practices and provide professional support - all to strengthen philanthropy in our region.

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on the last Friday of each month to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public.

Free

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Mid-South Philanthropy Network Meeting
Apr
24
8:30 AM08:30

Mid-South Philanthropy Network Meeting

This event is only open to funding member organizations of the Mid-South Philanthropy Network (MPN)

Join your grant-making colleagues for this special session to learn more about Memphis 3.0 and Census 2020 so that you can continue to be more strategic in your efforts, working to leverage your assets – dollars, knowledge and networks – to achieve greater results.

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New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Network
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

New & Emerging Nonprofit Professionals Peer Learning Network

This group brings together members with weeks to three years’ experience in the nonprofit sector and aims to strengthen a new generation of nonprofit leaders. Participants come together for discussion, to share common challenges, insights and creative problem-solving techniques, and networking.

Join us to as we cover various topics based on participants’ requests. Topics have included Your Office GPS; Managing Up, Down & Sideways, and more to come! Momentum is here to facilitate the process; the bold ideas, subjects, and topics discussed at each meeting come from the group!

Free

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Does It Bring You Joy? “Spring Cleaning” for Nonprofit Professionals
Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Does It Bring You Joy? “Spring Cleaning” for Nonprofit Professionals

Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for this interactive peer learning session where we will spend some time looking back on the first quarter of 2019, identifying the practices and behaviors that no longer bring us joy or serve us well. We’ll brainstorm on what we want to prioritize for the remainder of the year, whether that’s new practices or keeping up with what we’re doing well. 

Free for members
$25 for nonmembers

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Free Webinar! Turn Your Stakeholders into Powerful Promoters
Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Free Webinar! Turn Your Stakeholders into Powerful Promoters

Everyone your nonprofit interacts with has the potential to amplify your brand, mission and impact.

The days of the single spokesperson are over. In today’s 24/7 social media world, people will talk about, and on behalf of, our organizations whether we give them the permission to do so or not. It’s time to do our part and provide our diverse stakeholders with the tools, training and support they need to become our most powerful and positive brand ambassadors.

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Finance & Accounting Peer Learning Network
Apr
10
11:30 AM11:30

Finance & Accounting Peer Learning Network

Held quarterly, these informal peer-to-peer meetings provide nonprofit finance and accounting professionals the opportunity to share insights and ideas on timely topics. The sessions are ideal for CFOs, controllers, financial managers, audit committee members, and other finance professionals.

Facilitated By: Daniel Moore, CPA, Watkins Uiberall PLLC

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LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Financial Reporting
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

LIVEGIVEmidsouth Design Lab: Financial Reporting

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How might we be good stewards of funding & resources available to our organizations?

Join Momentum and LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org to demystify nonprofit financial reporting such as 990s and Profit & Loss statements. Participants will leave the session understanding what these different financial documents tell you about your organization's fiscal health.

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Executive Director Boot Camp
Apr
2
9:00 AM09:00

Executive Director Boot Camp

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Dates: Four consecutive Tuesdays, April 2nd – April 23rd, 2019

Executive Director Boot Camp is an annual training offering from Momentum designed to assist emerging nonprofit executive leaders gain key knowledge and strategy to be used in their executive roles. In this four session workshop series, we will use interactive discussions, expert lectures, case studies, peer learning exercises, and engaging activities to help executive directors and CEOs on their journeys to become authentic, effective leaders in their organizations.

Applicants for Executive Director Boot Camp must:

· Currently serve as an Executive Director or Interim Executive Director of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

· Have served in this executive role for three (3) years or less.

Executive Director Boot Camp focuses on six core competencies:

· April 2nd, 2019: Executive Leadership

· April 9th, 2019: Strategy, Personal and Staff Management

· April 16th, 2019: Fundraising/Resource Development, Financial Management

· April 23rd, 2019: Board Management

Additional competencies that will be explored throughout the workshop are:

· Self-Care

· Data and Evaluation

· Equity

Facilitators for Executive Director Boot Camp include:

· Kevin Dean, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Dorian Spears, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Troy Wiggins, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Bev Vitali, Christian Brothers University

· Amber Hamilton, Memphis Music Initiative

· Mona Doggett-Wilson, VitalARC Solutions

· Mel and Pearl Shaw, Saad&Shaw

· John Bazzanella, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Carol Gaudino, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· April Carter, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

· Aria Miles, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Members interested in participating in Executive Director Boot Camp are encouraged to apply. Applications for Executive Director Boot Camp will be considered until March 22, 2019. Applicants will be notified about their selection status by March 27, 2019.

A limited number of scholarship awards are available to applicants demonstrate need. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the application and fill out the relevant scholarship questions.

$400 Member Fee / $600 Non-Member Fee

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free onsite parking is available.

Sorry! Registration is closed for this event.

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Meet Momentum Fridays
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Meet Momentum Fridays

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Meet Momentum Nonprofit Partners at the Central Library on Friday March 29th to network, learn about our services and programs, and meet other people in the nonprofit community. This event is free and open to current members, potential members and the public. Join us for this informal, informative session in the heart of the city.

Meet Momentum Fridays - March Session
10am - 12pm Friday March 29th.
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Central Public Library

 

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Crucial Conversations®  - Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High
Mar
29
8:30 AM08:30

Crucial Conversations® - Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

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This two-day offering is limited to Momentum member organizations.

Pre-registration is required.

What Is a Crucial Conversation? A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations—when handled poorly or ignored—lead to strained relationships and dismal results.

What Does Crucial Conversations Training Teach? Crucial Conversations teaches participants how to:

• Speak persuasively, not abrasively

• Foster teamwork and better decision making

• Build acceptance rather than resistance

• Resolve individual and group disagreements

Facilitated By: Dennis Clark & Bevalee Vitali

Dr. Dennis Clark is a leadership development professional focusing on high-potential managers and directors at a Mid-South Fortune 50 company. Dennis is devoted to helping committed leaders identify and leverage their signature strengths to achieve their career goals and aspirations through challenging education, relevant business exposure, and experiential learning. Dennis facilitates year-long leadership develop programs, provides Executive and Professional transition coaching for high-potential leaders, and is a Master Trainer for VitalSmarts’ Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability series. Dennis holds a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dennis owns and operates a small farm in Somerville, Tennessee whose mission is to provide nourishing and humanely raised food at affordable prices in the communities they serve.

Bev Vitali is known for her excellence in the corporate and academic classrooms. She has dedicated her career to helping others find that special niche where they can authentically lead and serve others. Currently she serves as Director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Christian Brothers University, heading up the University’s many corporate, nonprofit, and governmental training, consulting, and coaching initiatives.

Bev is also very active in the Mid-South community. She plays a crucial role in the community formerly serving on the County Ethics Commission and the Nexus advisory board. She has also served on the board of Memphis Challenge and as President of Literacy Mid-South Board of Directors.

Bev is a tenured professor at CBU and a Chartered Financial Analyst. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Memphis in 1992.She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Hermann Brain Dominance Inventory, and Crucial Conversations.

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Crucial Conversations®  - Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High
Mar
28
8:30 AM08:30

Crucial Conversations® - Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

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This two-day offering is limited to Momentum member organizations.

Pre-registration is required.

What Is a Crucial Conversation? A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations—when handled poorly or ignored—lead to strained relationships and dismal results.

What Does Crucial Conversations Training Teach? Crucial Conversations teaches participants how to:

• Speak persuasively, not abrasively

• Foster teamwork and better decision making

• Build acceptance rather than resistance

• Resolve individual and group disagreements

Facilitated By: Dennis Clark & Bevalee Vitali

Dr. Dennis Clark is a leadership development professional focusing on high-potential managers and directors at a Mid-South Fortune 50 company. Dennis is devoted to helping committed leaders identify and leverage their signature strengths to achieve their career goals and aspirations through challenging education, relevant business exposure, and experiential learning. Dennis facilitates year-long leadership develop programs, provides Executive and Professional transition coaching for high-potential leaders, and is a Master Trainer for VitalSmarts’ Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability series. Dennis holds a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dennis owns and operates a small farm in Somerville, Tennessee whose mission is to provide nourishing and humanely raised food at affordable prices in the communities they serve.

Bev Vitali is known for her excellence in the corporate and academic classrooms. She has dedicated her career to helping others find that special niche where they can authentically lead and serve others. Currently she serves as Director of the Institute for Leadership Development at Christian Brothers University, heading up the University’s many corporate, nonprofit, and governmental training, consulting, and coaching initiatives.

Bev is also very active in the Mid-South community. She plays a crucial role in the community formerly serving on the County Ethics Commission and the Nexus advisory board. She has also served on the board of Memphis Challenge and as President of Literacy Mid-South Board of Directors.

Bev is a tenured professor at CBU and a Chartered Financial Analyst. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Memphis in 1992. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Hermann Brain Dominance Inventory, and Crucial Conversations.

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Free Webinar: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire
Mar
26
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire

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Too often, the fire that fuels those of us working in the social sector ends up becoming the fire that burns us out. Across the nonprofit world, organizations are perpetuating unhealthy work cultures, getting mired in conflict and divisions, and struggling to respond to systemic issues proactively instead of reactively. Nonprofit staff often end up feeling anxiety and hopelessness, working ineffectively in their teams, and traveling on the path to burnout. This live, online training will enable you to cultivate resilience-based practices in your own lives and in your organizations, to create a culture of sustainable activism. In the session, you will be guided through an assessment of your individual, team, and organizational resilience. You will learn how to develop effective methods of self and collective care, understand how stress and trauma impact individuals and teams, and learn strategies to cultivate stronger team communication to address conflicts and resolve tensions.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify and address the causes and impacts of stress and burnout for yourself and your organization

  • Evaluate your communication and conflict styles

  • Explain how team dynamics are affected by stress

  • Assess areas in which you and your organization can implement more resilient practices and select the relevant practices to apply

A Special Welcome to:

  • Nonprofit Staff

  • CEOs, executive directors, upper management

  • Fundraising & development staff

  • Grant writers

  • Nonprofit startups

  • Program directors and staff

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Free Webinar:  Everything We Know About Fundraising Is (Mostly) Wrong
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Everything We Know About Fundraising Is (Mostly) Wrong

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We often hear about concepts like the fundraising pyramid, donor prospecting, or the funnel approach to donor cultivation. But do these philosophical beliefs match up with reality? Join Steve MacLaughlin, vice president of data and analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits, as he explores if what we think we know about fundraising is really true. This session will explore some of the most common myths about fundraising and how nonprofits can adjust to the new normal in giving.

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Re$ource Development: Beyond the U$ual $uspects
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Re$ource Development: Beyond the U$ual $uspects

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Our nonprofits’ networks are often larger and more complex than we might realize, and we often return to the same usual suspects for support. Even when think we’ve exhausted every lead for resource development, we must remember that the Memphis area is comprised of more than a million potential donors, collaborators, and board members. Your new collaborator, donor, volunteer, board member, or advocate could be only a few degrees of separation away. If we don’t clearly map our networks, we’re leaving money on the table and losing more time and energy than we should.

This fast-paced design lab will explore network mapping, a process of visually diagramming your prospects and opportunities. By the end of the session, you’ll leave with a completed network map and an organizational action plan that will streamline your recruitment processes and target your untapped stakeholders.

By the end of the session, participants will:

1) Be able to utilize network mapping as a strategy for increased fundraising and board recruitment

2) Identify key partners or constituents for potential collaboration and engagement

3) Leave with an implementation plan for organizational action

This event is a good fit for: Fundraising professionals, executive directors, program directors

Facilitated by: Kevin Dean, CEO, Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Kevin Dean is CEO of the Momentum Nonprofit Partners. His previous positions include Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South, Community Services Director at Volunteer Memphis and Director of Development at Hope House. Kevin received his Bachelor’s in Communications from the University of Memphis in 2002. In 2009, he completed his Masters Degree in Executive Leadership from Christian Brothers University. He is currently a doctoral student at Vanderbilt University.

Session Fee: Members $50 / Non-Members $75

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Nonprofit CEO Happy Hour
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Nonprofit CEO Happy Hour

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“It’s lonely at the top,” they always say.  No one knows this better than the leaders of nonprofits.  It is critically important to connect with other nonprofit CEOs who have most likely experienced the same tough choices, roadblocks, and setbacks that you have.  There’s nothing better than trading nonprofit horror stories over a glass of wine with a fellow leader.

Nonprofit CEOs, Presidents, and Executive Directors are invited to join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for a special Nonprofit CEO Happy Hour!

Midtown Crossing will offer beer specials and a signature cocktail created just for the event!
No agenda, no reports, no terrible buzz words...just drinks, snacks, and fun!

*This event is specifically for CEOs, presidents, founders, and executive directors.

Count Me In!

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Free Webinar:  Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-based Volunteers
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Free Webinar: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-based Volunteers

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Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

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Free Webinar:  Getting Ready for Digital Fundraising: Building a Foundation for Success
Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

Free Webinar: Getting Ready for Digital Fundraising: Building a Foundation for Success

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Lots of new and growing organizations are ready to start asking for online donations. Staff and leadership know they need to move beyond a passive strategy with a ‘Donate’ button to strategic goals that include growing their base, engaging the audience, and raising support across digital channels. But to ensure long term success, and speed up the ROI, there are activities that need to happen before the first campaign is launched.

For a twist on the usual advice, join Danielle Johnson-Vermenton to learn what your organization needs to do before launching a digital fundraising and marketing program. She will explain the ‘why’ of each component, for example, why does an organization need a SOP for acknowledging and stewarding donations, and what’s needed in your CRM and online solution and why.

Come for the practical advice and leave with a list of action steps that you can implement to prepare your organization for a successful digital fundraising program.

Learning objectives:

1. Identify and explain what components are needed to prepare for a digital fundraising program

2. Evaluate your organization’s readiness for launching a digital fundraising program

3. Formulate a plan that will build your organization’s capacity to successfully launch a digital program

About the presenter: Danielle Johnson Vermenton, CFRE

Danielle Johnson Vermenton, CFRE is the President of Nonprofit Know It All, a consulting agency in Atlanta, GA. Danielle has street cred. Her background includes 13 years in nonprofit marketing and fundraising at some of the largest organizations in the country. She’s managed individual giving, launched a digital fundraising program, led a young professionals society, and successfully raised over $50 million for charity. The last 7 years were spent in nonprofit technology where she developed technology adoption programs, created content for product marketing and demand gen campaigns, managed a customer success team, and became an in-demand resource for sales teams. She is also a seasoned presenter and was the host of the Raise+Engage podcast. When she’s not working, Danielle is with her family, in the kitchen baking, or volunteering in cosplay.

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