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Welcome to #NoFilter Nonprofit, where fundraising gets real! We’re getting rid of the fluff and sharing honest advice, ideas, and inspiration exclusively for nonprofit professionals. Hosted by straight-shooting fundraising expert Danielle Johnson, #NoFilter Nonprofit will provide answers to your most challenging questions and get down to the nitty gritty of how to succeed in your role—from fundraising and marketing to database management and major gift officer—so you can take your organization to unprecedented levels of fundraising success.
Are you ready to get real? Register for our upcoming webinars today!
The Gateway to Major Gifts Innovation: Staffing, Technology, and Storytelling
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Most nonprofit organizations have a goal for individual giving, and typically a significant portion of that comes from major gifts. While the basics of major giving have not changed, the way you communicate and engage supporters, donor demographics, and technology all have. As a result, nonprofits need to adjust how their major giving programs are managed.

In this final #NoFilter Nonprofit webinar of 2017, Danielle Johnson Vermenton and Kishshana Palmer will tackle three components that will make or break your major giving strategy: staffing, technology, and your story. Join us to learn about coaching your team members to be superstars, using the latest technology for donor engagement, and sharing your organization’s impact the right way.

End-of-Year Fundraising: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
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End-of-year and #GivingTuesday continue to provide organizations with a huge opportunity to raise a significant percentage of their annual funds. Despite nonprofits’ valiant efforts to capitalize on the giving season, there’s still room for improvement—from subject lines to storytelling to targeted messaging. Join two veteran fundraisers for our next #NoFilter Nonprofit webinar to hear real opinions about what’s working, what isn’t, and where end-of-year giving strategies have gone horribly wrong. Come prepared for a totally unfiltered and honest session that will help you strengthen your own efforts.

Design & Storytelling: A Match Made in Website Heaven
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Your website is the center of your digital ecosystem. It’s where people come to learn about your mission, engage with your brand, and hopefully, give their support. What does your website say about your organization? Are you telling a cohesive, compelling story across your digital ecosystem?

In our next #NoFilter Nonprofit webinar, digital experts Danielle Johnson Vermenton and Ben Wong will discuss the state of nonprofit websites today and why strong design and storytelling are key to connecting with all your audiences. Join us to hear frank and honest advice, including how to:
  • Map the audience’s journey online
  • Build your story across channels, starting with your website
  • Plan a digital campaign with your website as the foundation
  • Keep content fresh all year along

Promoting Prosperity from the Inside Out
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Too many nonprofit organizations are dragged down by an unhealthy internal culture that sabotages their ability to do more for the mission. Don’t let your organization be one of them! Join us for our next #NoFilter Nonprofit webinar to learn why it might be time to shake up your internal culture…and how to do it!Happy Holidays! Watch the recording »

#NoFilter Nonprofit Stocking Stuffers: Fifteen Festive Tips to Fire Up Your Online Fundraising
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Bring your peppermint mochas, ugly sweaters, and all-around good cheer to a fun and festive webinar full of ideas to fire up your online fundraising for 2017! Blackbaud's Danielle Johnson Vermenton and Raheel Gauba are giving away the best stocking stuffers ever: fifteen fundraising tips that you can actually use. These lively experts will share how to turn your website into engagement central, the importance of knowing and communicating your brand, how your culture affects online success, and what you need to be doing with your email communications come January 1. Happy Holidays! Watch the recording »

Five Lessons from the “Dark Side” of Marketing in the For-Profit World
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Too often marketing and development live separately within nonprofit organizations, but the two should go hand in hand. Join nonprofit expert, author, and consultant John Haydon and Danielle Johnson Vermenton to hear what fundraisers can learn from marketing in the for profit world, including:
  • The benefits of bringing together organizational functions
  • Tips and strategies for deeper integration
  • How corporations benchmark, analyze, and run marketing to drive growth

End-of-Year Prep: Communications, Engagement, and Stewardship Before and During the Giving Season
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In the world of philanthropy, everyone wants to talk about end-of-year giving. But what about the months leading up to it? What can and should you be doing to prepare your constituents for the inevitable giving season asks? And how can you engage your supporters while you are making those asks?

Join us for our next #NoFilterNonprofit webinar to discuss how to engage, inspire, and steward constituents before they’re inundated with your end-of-year appeals. Danielle Johnson Vermenton, senior principal consultant at Blackbaud, will be joined by co-hosts Farra Trompeter, vice president at Big Duck, and Michael Wogoman, senior manager, Annual Giving at Conservation International, to share tips on communications, engagement, and stewardship leading into and during year-end.

Join this webinar to learn what needs to happen before the first end-of-year appeal is ever sent to connect with your constituents so they’ll be ready and excited to make a gift to your cause.

Preparing for an “Oh Snap!” Moment
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From the Ice Bucket Challenge to international days of giving, nonprofits have numerous opportunities to capitalize on big moments online. But they also have the challenge of mitigating a crisis before it spirals out of control. Is your organization prepared to take advantage of opportunities and turn challenges into positives for your cause?

In this webinar, Danielle Vermenton Johnson, principal consultant at Blackbaud, and Kathryn Cousins, executive director of development at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will discuss their experiences with "Oh Snap!” moments. These nonprofit experts will talk candidly about how your organization can expect the unexpected and take advantage of the spotlight. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to use these moments to build a stronger brand, increase engagement with constituents, raise awareness and money, and further your mission.

Getting Un-Stuck: How to Create and Achieve Goals that Will Transform Your Organization, Your Team, and Yourself
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Let's face it: deep down we all want to be the best version of ourselves. And we think setting new goals and resolutions every year will get us there. But turning resolutions into new routines is hard, especially when we’re feeling stuck in old habits.
So how do you get unstuck this year? In this webinar, Danielle Johnson, senior principal consultant for Blackbaud, and Jodi Smith, vice president of Sanford Health Foundation, will tackle this common challenge for nonprofit professionals. Register to hear tips on how to:
  • Reboot your team
  • Grow professionally as a nonprofit marketer
  • Transform your organization
  • Use technology and social media to increase donor retention
Turn your New Year’s resolutions into a fundraising revolution for your cause!

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