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Nonprofits offered tech for fundraising

By Kim O’Brien
Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Executive Director

Starting this week, up to 10 Fox Valley nonprofits will get a tremendous opportunity to sharpen their fundraising skills through grants, cloud-based software and one-on-one coaching for 12 months as part of a collaboration between the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative and Network for Good.

Network for Good is a software company that offers innovative, easy-to-use fundraising software and coaching for charities and non-profit organizations. When Network for Good asked 10,000 nonprofits in 2016, “What is the one thing you need from grant makers but don’t have to sustain the programs they fund?” the answers were near universal: fundraising help and technical assistance. Details are available on the NPLI website.

It’s just one example of a series of exciting events and programs Nonprofit Leadership Initiative has planned for 2018.  Here are some highlights.

  • April 19: NPLI is hosting a star-packed event with trainers presenting on how to manage technology to meet your mission. Topics will include presenting cloud-based tools and how to use them for database management; volunteer, staff and board engagement; event registration and member management; and time-efficient donor communications.
  • April 27: our second class will graduate from the Leadership Institute, having completed one year of 101 training on nonprofit management. This collaboration with the Fox Valley Technical College will kick off for its third class in May.
  • May 1: NPLI presents “A Benefits Approach to Nonprofit Finance,” a training opportunity in collaboration with the UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader Institue for Nonprofit Management.  Nonprofits are constantly seeking to develop an efficient, yet sustainable, income portfolio that supports both their mission and the good work they undertake.  In this presentation, Prof. Dennis Young will explain how benefits theory allows nonprofit organizations to fully exploit their potential sources of resource support.

For more information on our nonprofit support resources contact Kim O’Brien at [email protected] or 920-702-7614.

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