Lunch Hour with HBI

Wednesday, January 20 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Zoom

Nonprofit life can be challenging for even the most experienced among us. So, whether you’re an experienced leader, part of nonprofit staff, or just interested in the Wisconsin nonprofit sector, the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is here to offer our support and insights to help you develop skills necessary for effective nonprofit leadership and managementAnd we want to hear about your experiences, too. With this in mind, grab your lunch and join us at noon for Lunch Hour with HBI — a new quarterly free virtual discussion series!

Lunch Hour with HBI provides you with the opportunity to meet different members of the Institute’s team and be part of a casual, facilitated discussion around a theme or critical question related to nonprofit management and leadership. If you have a topic of particular interest, contact HBI Associate Director Bryce Lord (balord@uwm.edu) and start the conversation.

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Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Friday, January 8 2021 9:00am - 10:30am

Zoom

Looking for grants for your nonprofit?

Come learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 226,000+ grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve.

NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants. We recommend you take our free one-hour course, Introduction to Finding Grants, before attending.

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Explain what FDO is
  • Identify your needs to prepare for searching for potential grantmakers in FDO
  • Research potential grantmakers using a project-based search in FDO
  • Evaluate prospects for strong or weak fit using FDO
  • Identify the options for accessing FDO
  • Access resources for getting help with FDO

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Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Monday, January 4 2021 9:00am - 10:30am

Zoom

A fundraising plan is a living document that lays out specific fundraising tasks and strategies, including who will be responsible for completing them and the timeframe of when they need to be accomplished. Join us for this fully online workshop and learn to:

  • Explain the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan
  • Identify your organization’s assets
  • Develop a case statement
  • Set your fundraising goals
  • Draft a fundraising plan

Offered in partnership with candid.org.

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Nonprofit life can be challenging for even the most experienced among us. So, whether you’re an experienced leader, part of nonprofit staff, or just interested in the Wisconsin nonprofit sector, the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University… Read More

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Looking for grants for your nonprofit? Come learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 226,000+ grant maker profiles. You will learn how to search for grant makers who have… Read More

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