One of the hardest messages for any organization to create is the one that introduces your work to someone new. The One Minute Message (aka the elevator pitch or elevator speech) needs to explain why your organization exists in just a few words, and most importantly, it needs to leave them wanting more.
It's scholarship season! As prospective students finalize applications and begin to eagerly await acceptance letters, we thought we'd offer our advice on finding the money needed to follow your college dreams. Whether you're a first-time college student or returning to complete your degree, follow these steps to finding the financial aid to achieve your education.
Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center San Francisco!
How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund
Monday, February 8, 6:00-7:00 pm
Build a Successful Volunteer Program
Tuesday, February 9, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Introduction to Corporate Giving
Wednesday, February 10, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
AFP Broadcast - Money Wellness: Unleash the Power to Big Gifts
Thursday, February 11, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Michelle Lynch Reynolds is the program director at Dancers' Group. We interviewed her about her organization's experience using the Sustain Arts tool.
Body language and energy are often the deciding factors in winning or losing a client, a donation, or a job interview. You are successful when you are aligned: your body language and energy are in sync with your words. As potential donors or supporters, we feel the spirit of your conviction and we experience it in your stance, gestures, eye contact, and energy.
One of the most important aspects of any event is the registration process. How can you make it as easy as possible and ensure a smooth, frustration-free experience for people, maximizing sign-ups and ensuring almost everyone who visits your page actually buys a ticket?
Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center West!
Identifying Funding for Early Childhood Development in Africa with Foundation Maps
Wednesday, February 3, 10:00-11:00 am
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Wednesday, February 3, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Introduction to Proposal Writing
Thursday, February 4, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Using the 990 to Tell Your Story
Friday, February 5, 7:00-8:30 am
Katie Fahey is the program officer for the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's arts program. We interviewed her about the Foundation's experience using the Sustain Arts tool, for which the Rainin Foundation provided seed funding.
Before evaluating an existing volunteer program or embarking on a new one, determine what motivates your volunteers and work toward creating, and supporting, a program that best serves their needs while advancing your mission. I recommend using the “3 R’s for Happy Volunteers”.
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