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Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

May 2015

Social Media Blitz: Getting Started on Twitter

May 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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            Twitter is a very effective means of getting the word out fast to lots of people at a time.In this class, we will look at how nonprofits can get started on Twitter and learn the basics of how to use the site effectively.   Attendees will learn: • How Twitter works • How to set up an account step by step • How to develop content appropriate for the network • Using graphics with…

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Social Media Blitz: Basics of Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat

May 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Beyond the big three of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, exist several other social networks. These tend to be visual in nature and have wider adoption by millennials. In this class, we will look at the individual features of Instagram, Pinterest and SnapChat, and discuss how to decide which of these networks are right for your nonprofit and how to get started.Attendees will learn:• The basic functions and how to get started on Instagram  • The basic functions and how to…

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The Basics of Video & Getting Started on YouTube

May 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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  Video has exploded in popularity and is very effective at delivering nonprofit stories. YouTube is the leading online network for video distribution. In this class, we will look at how nonprofits can get started on YouTube and learn the basics of how to create videos effectively.Attendees will learn:• Skills to create good videos • Step by Step instructions to get started on YouTube • How to organize and distribute content on YouTube • How to create good video content…

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September 2015

Taking Twitter Further

September 22, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Twitter is a very effective means of getting the word out fast to lots of people at a time, and it rightfully prides itself on the good it can accomplish. In this class, we will look at how nonprofits that are already using Twitter can use it more effectively for storytelling, audience engagement and fundraising. Attendees will learn: • Digital storytelling principles and how to apply them to Twitter • How…

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Measuring Outcomes : Moving From Your Logic Model to an Outcome Measurement Plan

September 29, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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$20

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM  This class will address how to turn your logic model into an outcome measurement plan. Outcome Measurement is a process for demonstrating a nonprofit’s accountability and transparency that, in addition to affecting programs and services, can influence all major operations of the organization. In this time of increased competition for grants, it is more crucial than ever that nonprofits are able to clearly communicate their impact to their funders and stakeholders.…

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October 2015

Basic Proposal Writing

October 13, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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$30

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM  This full-day course is for individuals who are new to grant seeking and proposal writing for nonprofit organizations, or those who want to update their skills. Participants will learn about: * Overall grant seeking process * Basic components of grant proposals * What and how to write for each component * Steps to develop a grant project from start to submission * Tips to increase proposal success rates Attendees are encouraged…

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November 2015

Creating a Strategic Plan That Works!

November 17, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Creating a Strategic Plan That Works! Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM A strategic plan should help an organization clearly define its purpose, develop a strong vision for the future, and establish agreed-upon, achievable goals and priorities that are within the organization’s capacity for implementation. A well-crafted strategic plan engages everyone and provides direction to the staff and board on how to spend their limited time and energy. Planning is both an art and a science and…

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December 2015

Mastering the Art of the Ask

December 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Mastering the Art of the Ask Tuesday, December 1, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Nobody likes asking for money, yet it is the most essential element of a successful fundraising program. How can we move from dread to enjoyment in making the ask? This session will highlight how being properly prepared to make the ask can help ensure both the process and the results are better for you, your volunteers and your organization. Discussion and exercises will enable all…

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March 2016

Volunteer Management from Start to Success

March 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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  Tuesday, March 8, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Whether you are a brand new or seasoned Volunteer Administrator, this training will take you from beginning to success. Learn how to recruit, interview, place, train, supervise and retain valuable volunteers for your nonprofit. Join speakers Randy Detweiler and Sylvia Lynn, consultants and members of Volunteer Administrators of Southwestern PA, as they discuss different generations and how people from each respond to the opportunities offered by volunteering. They will also…

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September 2016

Non Profit Resource Center: First-Time Federal Grant Seekers

September 13, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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First-Time Federal Grant Seekers Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:30 AM–3:30 PM Main (Oakland)   This full-day seminar will provide information about researching, planning, writing and submitting grant applications to federal government agencies.  The seminar will introduce executives, project managers, development staff and grant proposal writers to the overall process and procedures involved in successfully preparing and submitting federal grant applications.  Participants should have a prior exposure to grants through training or experience. The following topics will be presented: > Federal Grants…

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Google Analytics for Nonprofits

September 27, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Google Analytics for Nonprofits Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:30 AM–12:30 PM Main (Oakland)   Join us for this introduction to Google Analytics and discover how to track your nonprofit’s success and improve your online presence. Attendees will learn how to: Track visitors and their engagement with your site Utilize data to understand who your audience is (who they are, how they got to your site, what they do on your site) Establish and set up Goals to track Conversions Create…

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October 2016

Securing Major Gifts for Sustainability

October 25, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Securing Major Gifts for Sustainability Tuesday, October 25 │ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at CLP - Oakland │ Fee: $20 Join speaker Joy Braunstein for a highly interactive session on how to plan a major gifts campaign that is donor-centric, organized and effective.  Learn strategies to grow your donor base and discover cost-effective prospect research tools and campaign management tools that will empower you to identify new donors. Click here to learn more and to register.

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November 2016

Building an Effective Board

November 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Building an Effective Board Saturday, November 5│9:30 am - 12:00 pm at CLP - Oakland│Fee: $20 Come and learn the basics of building and sustaining a dynamic board for your nonprofit.  Discover the qualities you need to look for in potential board members, the responsibilities they should be asked to assume and all the ways to nurture a passionately committed, highly effective and thoroughly engaged board of directors.  Our speaker will be Michael Kumer. Click here to learn more and…

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Fundraising for Boards

November 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Fundraising for Boards Saturday, November 5│1:00 - 3:30 pm at CLP - Oakland│Fee: $20 Consultant Janet Emery, CFRE, will discuss best practices to prepare your board members to become fundraisers.  Learn how staff and board members can work collaboratively for the success of your nonprofit.  Nonprofit staff members are encouraged to bring one or two board members for this program to be as valuable as possible. Click here to learn more and to register.

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Advanced Proposal Writing Series

November 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Advanced Proposal Writing Series Tuesday, November 8│9:30 am - 3:30 pm at CLP - Oakland │Fee: $35* Our annual 3-part series with Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed., starts with this seminar on Planning Multi-Funder Proposals, Polishing the Organizational Description and Case for Support.  The second and third seminars follow on consecutive Tuesdays and will cover: Developing an Effective Program/Project and Building a Proposal Budget & Sustainability Plan. Click here to learn more and to register.

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March 2017

Basic Proposal Writing Workshop

March 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Basic Proposal Writing Workshop Tuesday, March 14 │ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm │ CLP - Main│Fee: $30 This course is for individuals who are new to grantseeking and proposal writing for nonprofit organizations, or those who want to update their skills. Consultant Janet C. Emery, CFRE, will discuss the overall grantseeking process, define the basic components of grant proposals and how to write them, and provide the steps to develop a grant project from start to finish. Click here…

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September 2017

Non-profit Board Essentials: Building an Effective Board

September 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Nonprofit Board Essentials: Building an Effective Board Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:30 AM–12:00 PM  Main (Oakland) This program will introduce you to the basics of building and sustaining a dynamic board for your nonprofit. Join us for this training and learn: What qualities you need to look for in a potential board member; The responsibilities that your board members will be asked to assume, including creating a long-range plan and resource development; How to create a healthy relationship between the board and…

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Nonprofit Board Essentials: Fundraising for Boards

September 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Saturday, September 30, 2017 1:00 PM–3:30 PM  Main (Oakland) “I want to help – I just don’t know what to do.” “Why doesn’t the staff just find the money?” “Why doesn’t everyone just see we deserve the money?” These questions and many more can divide the very people who want our nonprofits to succeed the most: volunteer Board members and nonprofit staff members.  How do we work collaboratively to better the organizations we love? This session, through best practice presentation, honest discussion…

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October 2017

Individual Giving Doesn’t Have to Be Scary!

October 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

Individual Giving Doesn’t Have to Be Scary! Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Main (Oakland) The majority of charitable gifts given annually in this country come from individuals, and yet nonprofits continue to devote a disproportionate amount of time to seeking foundation grants and planning special events.  Our speaker will discuss building stability and sustainability in your fundraising program while improving your return on investment by focusing on gifts from individuals. Takeaways will include: An understanding of why individual giving should…

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January 2018

Basic Proposal Writing Workshop

January 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 9:30 AM–3:30 PM  Main (Oakland) This full-day course is for individuals who are new to grant seeking and proposal writing for nonprofit organizations, or those who want to update their skills.  Participants will learn about: Overall grant seeking process Basic components of grant proposals What and how to write for each component Steps to develop a grant project from start to submission Tips to increase proposal success rates Attendees are encouraged to bring along a proposal they are…

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February 2018

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

February 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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One Size Doesn't Fit All Crafting Your Proposal to Each Funder - Tuesday, February 6│9:30 am - 3:30 pm│CLP - Main│Fee: $30 This full-day course will explore how to adapt applications to the interests and guidelines of different funders.  Our speaker,Laurie S. Anderson, GPC, will also discuss how applications may differ in length, language, and format, depending on the type of funder to which they are directed. Participants will practice adapting a proposal excerpt for different funders. This workshop is for individuals who already have basic experience with proposal…

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Build a Great Website with WordPress

February 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Build a Great Website with WordPress Tuesday, February 27│ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm│CLP - Main│Fee: $20 Nonprofits need a website to attract new supporters, provide information to current and future donors, and encourage continued communication beyond the first connections.  Join our speaker, Terri Orlowski, for an in-depth discussion on essential aspects of setting up a website for your nonprofit, including content planning and site structure, and so much more!  Take away access to video tutorials, templates and other tools. Click…

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March 2018

Strengthening Workplace Sensitivity

March 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:30 AM–12:00 PM  Main (Oakland) The intent of this training workshop is to raise awareness of the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) within the workplace, as well as with residents, community partners, and other stakeholders.  The interactive training pushes participants to face biases, prejudices, and assumptions in a proactive and positive manner.  It encompasses definitions and examples of harassment and discrimination, and clarification of laws addressing these areas.  It also provides interactive activities focusing on addressing…

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April 2018

From Passion to Nonprofit

April 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 9:30 AM–12:30 PM, CLP  Main (Oakland) Tips for Creating a High-Functioning Nonprofit If you’ve been thinking about turning your passion for a cause into creating a nonprofit, this workshop will help you with strategies for avoiding pitfalls as you develop your plan.  In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to: Explore whether a 501c3 is the right model for you; Analyze the skill sets you must have to develop and lead a new organization; Effectively…

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May 2018

The Logic Behind Logic Models

May 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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The Logic Behind Logic Models Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Main (Oakland) A Logic Model is a tool that nonprofits use to describe a program to either current or prospective funders.  It shows the relationships between resources that the nonprofit puts into a program, the activities and outputs that ensue, and what changes or outcomes the program hopes to achieve.  It is a commonly-used device when measuring and proving a program’s effectiveness, and is often required by funders when applying…

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Measuring Outcomes: Moving from your Logic Model to an Outcome Measurement Plan

May 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Measuring Outcomes Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Main (Oakland) Moving from your Logic Model to an Outcome Measurement Plan This class will address how to turn your logic model into an outcome measurement plan.  Outcome Measurement is a process for demonstrating a nonprofit’s accountability and transparency that, in addition to affecting programs and services, can influence all major operations of the organization.  In this time of increased competition for grants, it is more crucial than ever that nonprofits are able…

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October 2018

Advanced Proposal Writing, Session 1

October 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018 9:30 AM–3:30 PM  Main (Oakland) Planning Multi-Funder Proposals, and Polishing Organizational Capacity and Need Statements Learn how to: (1) monitor funding trends and grant opportunities; (2) develop a pre-proposal plan and initial inquiry; (3) identify multiple funders that match the agency and project needs; (4) polish organizational information into a succinct and engaging capacity statement; and (5) present compelling problem/need data and information for the geographic area and populations served. The Advanced Proposal Writing Series is designed for those who…

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January 2019

Vision Casting and Alignment

January 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:30 AM–12:00 PM  Main (Oakland) Sharpening Your Nonprofit’s Focus Did you ever get to Friday and wonder where the week went?  Does it seem like much of your time is spent on things that aren’t critical to your mission?  Is the urgent taking priority over the important in your days?  Do you feel like your leadership, your staff and your board are all heading in different directions? Whether you lead an entire organization or a department, this interactive…

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February 2019

Build Your Website with WordPress 5.0

February 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:30 AM–12:30 PM  Main (Oakland) Every organization needs a great website in order to attract new supporters, provide information for current and potential donors, and encourage continued communication beyond the first connection.  But knowing how to maintain and improve it can be a daunting task. During this workshop, you will learn about the new Block Editor which was released with WordPress 5.0.  This new editor is very different from the previous editor and can be challenging to get…

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March 2019

SEO Basics for Nonprofits

March 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:30 AM–12:00 PM  Main (Oakland) Join us and explore the benefits of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) so that you can maximize your website’s exposure and the experience of those visiting your site – whether they are seeking to be a donor, volunteer, member, or someone that would benefit from your services.  SEO copywriting is more than just “key phrases” and “writing for Google.”  In fact, smart SEO copywriters spend hours researching, preparing, and planning their topics before they…

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April 2019

Beginning with Bequests

April 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, April 09, 2019 9:30 AM–12:30 PM Not only do bequests and other planned gifts provide donors with the best opportunity to make a significant impact, they are also the lowest cost, highest value gifts nonprofit organizations can generate.  With an estimated $9 trillion expected to pass to the next generation by 2027, nonprofits of all sizes need to start talking to their donors about bequests.  In this interactive session, participants will learn why talking to their donors about leaving a…

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September 2019

Creating a Successful Marketing Plan

September 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:30 AM–12:30 PM Main (Oakland) Join us for a lively session on how to implement the best marketing strategies for your organization.  Learn how to address tactical challenges and present a marketing plan that will get buy-in throughout the organization and with all your stakeholders. Think like a for-profit business!  Marketing a nonprofit is just as important as marketing a for-profit business.  Everyone needs to attract new stakeholders, customers and talent, as well as extend their…

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November 2019

Building a Grant Career and Business

November 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:00 PM–3:30 PM  Main (Oakland), Classroom A   Do you care about a special cause and want to be involved in improving your community?  Are you looking for meaningful employment in the nonprofit sector?  Are you seeking self-employment options with flexibility and financial potential?  Grant pros are employed at many types of organizations or work as independent contractors and business owners.  Topics will include: Working in the World of Grants, Making Meaning & Money-Becoming Successful in the Grant Profession,…

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February 2020

Attracting Gifts from Donor-Advised Funds (Webinar)

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carnegie Library, Oakland -Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States

Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:00 PM–3:30 PM  Giving through donor-advised funds (DAFs) is booming.  However, finding detailed, public information about their grantmaking activities can be a real challenge for charities that are struggling to discover the best ways to tap into this resource.  Now you can learn from charities that consistently attract gifts from DAFs by attending this 75-minute webinar provided through the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  Discover how your nonprofit may be able to identify and cultivate meaningful partnerships with these donors…

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