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  • Overview - Establishing Community Partnerships
    of these practices identify resources to help your organization implement these practices and apply the practices to training and technical assistance for the nonprofits you serve Effective TTA helps nonprofits expand their reach Proper training and technical assistance TTA helps small well intentioned nonprofit organizations gain the skills and knowledge necessary to build their own capacity and improve efficiency effectiveness and overall reach in the communities they serve This lesson

    Original URL path: http://www.strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/e-learning/online/communitypartnerships/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Overview - Creating Your Sustainability Plan
    several months it is also an ongoing process that should become part of an organization s very fabric This training will provide you with the resources you need to assist you in launching a plan to achieve organizational stability This training includes several steps that an organization can implement when engaging in a sustainability planning process The first Getting Started includes questions that organizational leadership should answer in order to

    Original URL path: http://www.strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/e-learning/online/sustainability/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Overview - Acquiring Public Grants
    lesson on Acquiring Public Grants With so many available funding opportunities the process of seeking and acquiring funding can seem confusing and overwhelming However assistance is available to help organizations navigate the process successfully At the end of this lesson you will be able to access and use grant research tools identify relevant Federal programs and grant opportunities identify the elements of a Federal grant proposal explain the Federal grant solicitation and award process and explain how grant proposals are evaluated Grants gov is the premier site for up to date news on funding announcements Established in 2003 Grants gov maintains a searchable database of grant opportunities from 26 contributing agencies offers regular emails regarding available funds maintains an online submission system for participating agencies grant opportunities and provides a number of training tools and informational resources about the grant application process Today Grants gov is a central repository for information on more than 1 000 grant programs that distribute nearly 500 billion annually Deciding what type of funding is right for you depends on your organization s individual circumstances If you are just starting out seeking funds from state or local sources may be the best choice It may

    Original URL path: http://www.strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/e-learning/online/acquiringpublicgrants/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Overview - Understanding Fee-for-Service Models
    Fee for Service Models One of the biggest challenges in working for a nonprofit or service organization is finding ways to pay the costs associated with offering a product or service Many groups implement a fee for service model as a way to cover their expenses Requesting donations requiring fees or implementing membership dues are all examples of fee for service models At the end of this lesson you should have the knowledge to Explain several fee for service models Identify the best model for your organization Assess your organization s core competencies and your ability to launch a fee for service venture and Apply the necessary planning elements prior to launching a fee for service model within your organization Thorough planning is essential when you re implementing a fee for service model The most important thing to remember for any organization considering a fee for service approach is to plan thoroughly Having a business plan conducting a market analysis and considering both what you have to offer and who might be willing to pay are vital pieces of the planning process This lesson will help you understand fee for service models and implement one for your own organization At

    Original URL path: http://www.strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/e-learning/online/feeforservice/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Overview - Identifying and Developing Donors
    prospects by mapping your organization s network Explain effective strategies for developing donors and apply techniques to effectively ask for donations The process of identifying and developing donors is built on two important principles of fundraising ask for the money and thank people for giving it This lesson will explore these concepts and will also provide useful tools you can use in identifying and developing donors Identifying and developing donors

    Original URL path: http://www.strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/e-learning/online/identifyinganddevelopingdonors/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Overview - Value-Driven Donor Development
    Adobe Flash Player to view some content on this site Audio Transcript Welcome to the Value Driven Donor Development e learning lesson At the end of this lesson you will be able to Recall the three steps of Value Driven Donor Development Outline a funder priority research plan create a matrix aligning funders needs and service providers strengths Translate your findings into a value statement and write a concept paper

    Original URL path: http://www.strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/e-learning/online/vddd/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Overview - Planning For, Securing, and Documenting In-Kind Donations
    for the donation accurate reporting and thanking people for giving This lesson will explore these steps and will also provide useful tips to enhance your comfort level going through the process In kind donations are given in goods or services rather than money Donations of goods and services can be extremely valuable to nonprofit organizations For some organizations it is central to the mission of the organization to secure and use donated items and services and the organization s positive impact depends on those donated services Although these are often the most welcome kind of donations organizations should properly advertise their needs target the most likely donors and document all items properly to ensure they receive the items they need the most Some examples of in kind donations include Goods Books Office equipment Office furniture Food refreshments Games or toys Clothes Car van Services Bookkeeping Copying printing Meeting office space Professional services accounting lawyer etc Mentoring tutoring Editing publishing support Event planning Space Classroom Office Storage Advertising space There are a number of benefits for giving in kind donations for donors Many donors are drawn to giving in kind donations rather than money Some people might be looking to increase

    Original URL path: http://www.strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/e-learning/online/inkinddonations/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Overview - Working with Consultants
    the right choice These are some potential reasons your nonprofit might decide to hire a consultant Consultants can potentially meet almost any need you can imagine But is hiring a consultant the best decision in your situation If so what are the best approaches to identifying prospective consultants hiring them and making sure they re meeting your needs At the end of this lesson you will be able to identify key steps for selecting a consultant recognize how to prepare for working with a consultant identify key elements of a basic contract and apply strategies for managing a consultant to a consulting scenario Many types of consultants are available to work with organizations Consultants are experts who are contracted with for a period of time in order to complete a particular project They come in all shapes and sizes from people working individually to international consulting firms They might also come from branches of other businesses or organizations such as universities libraries museums broadcasting companies or research groups In this e learning lesson you will learn about factors to consider when deciding whether to hire a consultant You will also learn key steps for selecting a consultant as well as

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