All About Boards provides short, practical, time-saving, inexpensive resources to help orient and train board members. From short booklets to ready-made PowerPoint(TM) presentations. Designed for Busy Staff, Board Members, or Consultants. Explore our growing selection of resources at www.AllAboutBoards.com.
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
701 West Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
The need for volunteers to solicit major gifts is endless and universal. Soliciting Gifts: A Guide for Volunteers is videotape designed to teach volunteers to be comfortable when asking for money. The training tape moves the volunteer through the solicitation process from the planning stage to making the appointment, stating the case, listening to the prospect, and finally asking for the gift. It can be used for group training or be sent to individual solicitors for training at home. It is designed to ease the anxieties of the new solicitor and to refresh the memories of the veteran. Soliciting Major Gifts was created by a committee of experienced directors of development from ADVIS schools. While originally conceived to meet the needs of independent schools, it offers training that is applicable for volunteers, throughout the private non-profit sector.
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Online Learning
706 Mission Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 541-9000
Fax: (415) 541-7708
CompasPoint Nonprofit Services is one of the country's leading nonprofit professional development organizations, serving over 7,000 nonprofit staff persons each year. Our new online course, Budgeting for Programs and Proposals, will teach you how to create accurate program budgets and effectively communicate your financial needs in grant proposals. Approved by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for continuing education credit, this affordable and convenient course includes six months access to personalized feedback from expert course tutors.
Development Research Systems
151 Caversham Woods
Pittsford, NY 14534
Tel: (585) 264-0858
Fax: (585) 264-0858
Development Research Systems conducts prospect research for non-profits and teaches others how to do research. Under the leadership of Elaine Lotto, DRS researches individual major donors and their corporate and foundation affiliations. Detailed and up-to-date information is gathered from a wide variety of public sources, including the Internet, commercial databases, the government and the Foundation Center. In-depth, hands-on Internet training is also available for new researchers and development officers who want to efficiently search for donor information. Founded over 20 years ago, more than 250 organizations nationwide have utilized the skills of DRS, including colleges, independent schools, hospitals, museums, and social service agencies.
79 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (800) 424-9836
Fax: (212) 807-3691
Our popular series of full-day training courses are designed to help grantseekers succeed! Beginners will especially benefit from our course on foundation fundraising that will help you get ready to seek funds. Beginners and experienced fundraisers alike will gain valuable insights and practical skills in our courses on proposal writing, evaluating funding prospects, proposal budgeting, nonprofit boards, and developing a fundraising plan.We also offer hands-on, computer courses in small group settings that teach researchers and fundraisers how to efficiently mine the Internet for funding opportunities, as well as how to best take advantage of our electronic databases of foundations and grants. Our team of training experts can also deliver our training programs either on-site at your location, or at one of our five library/learning centers across the country. To inquire, send an email
PO Box 29256
San Francisco, CA 94129-0256
Groundspring.org is a nonprofit technology startup that helps small and mid-size nonprofits use the Internet for fundraising, communications, and advocacy. Groundspring offers a suite of affordable online software services: DonateNow for credit card processing, EmailNow for email messaging, PublishNow for multi-page eNewsletter publishing, SurveyNow for surveys, AdvocacyNow to engage supporters online, and ebase for community relationship management. Our training program offers workshops in online fundraising and Internet strategy in cities nationwide and online. Our learning program offers a free downloadable Online Fundraising Handbook and an Internet Techniques Series to help nonprofits get the most out of the Internet.
Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7167
Fax: (216) 368-8592
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Case Western Reserve University, is internationally known for its comprehensive graduate programs in nonprofit leadership and management. It is ranked among the top ten programs of its kind by U.S. World and News Report. The Center offers a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Organizations and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. Students in the Center's partner schools may also receive a dual degree or dual credential combining the study of the nonprofit sector with other disciplines. The Center is a partnership of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the Weatherhead School of Management, the School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences.
10025 Webb Rd.
Logan, Ohio 43138
Tel: (740) 385-1114
Fax: (740) 385-1319
Milestone Projects will help you make the most of scarce resources and reach project objectives through application of project management concepts and skills. Learn to develop solid project plans, realistic budgets, and control every aspect of the project (scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk , communications, and procurement) from project start to finish. We provide 1) project management training, 2) assistance with specific projects, and 3) executive-level training on strategic project selection and management best practices. The founder of Milestone Projects, Kim Griffith, has 20 years project management experience in for-profits, nonprofits, and government organizations. She is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional.
Stanford Center for Social Innovation
518 Memorial Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5015
Tel: (650) 723-3341
(866) 542-2205 (Toll Free: US and Canada Only)
Fax: (650) 723-3950
The Stanford Center for Social Innovation inspires current and future generations of executives to become agents of social change and promote the mutual exchange of ideas and values across sectors, across disciplines, and between theory and practice. The Center's executive education programs are designed not only to develop exceptional leaders and managers but also to equip professionals with the critical knowledge and tools they need to build capacity within their organization and the communities they serve.
Join us for Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders (EPPL) the week of June 3 – 9, 2007. EPPL focuses on leadership development for high-level grantmakers using cutting-edge strategic frameworks with a special emphasis on vision, power and trust, board governance, and collaboration. Selected topics include strategy, financial analysis, organizational performance, and closing the knowing-doing gap. For more information, please visit us online at http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/exed/eppl/.
You might also consider sponsoring your grantees for one of our nonprofit programs. The Center subsidizes a significant portion of the cost of these programs, enabling us to keep tuition low for nonprofit executives. A complete listing of our 2007 Social Innovation Programs can be found on the program page of our web site, http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/exed/programs.html.