Webinar Archives

How to Become a Data-Driven Nonprofit Finance Leader


As a nonprofit finance leader, you need fact-based data analytics to provide lines of sight across the organization and enable you to make informed decisions. You need to transition from historical scorekeeper to future-focused data-driven strategist, but how?

    Join Joan Benson, Director Nonprofit Industry Marketing, Sage Intacct, as she walks you through practical steps you can take to become a data-driven nonprofit finance leader as well as:

  • The changing role of nonprofit finance leadership.
  • Best practices for becoming a data-driven strategist.
  • Features needed in a financial system to enable you to become data-driven.
  • Success stories of how nonprofit CFOs used data-driven strategies to advance their mission.

What your Nonprofit Technology Consultant Wants to Tell You… But Probably Won’t


If your nonprofit is considering a technology implementation, don’t be a statistic! The research firm The Standish Group tracked 50,000 technology projects and found that 70% failed to be either on time, on budget or end with satisfactory results.

Join nonprofit implementation experts: Cheryl Gipson and Donna King, for this candid talk on the unique #fails of nonprofit implementations. But more importantly, take home words of wisdom and sage advice from these two consultants who have a combined 40 years’ worth of project success.

Webinar: DIY Fundraising – New donors and dollars


As a nonprofit, you have many jobs that need to get done and most often, there is limited time and resources to make it all happen. Constantly looking for new ideas to increase revenue, change things up, and get new supporters can be exhausting. Do-it-yourself fundraising (or DIY) can be a great way to easily add a new fundraising channel in order to help achieve your goals.

Join DIY fundraising leaders CrowdRise and the American Cancer Society to walkthrough all aspects of DIY fundraising programs. With industry insights from CrowdRise and real life examples and input from ACS, this webinar will cover:

  • Defining DIY fundraising
  • Common benefits of a nonprofit DIY program
  • How to get started with DIY
  • The functionality to run a charity DIY program
  • DIY fundraising best practices

Webinar: Harness the Power of Finance & Technology to Break the Starvation Cycle and Accelerate Your Mission


The Overhead Myth is a tale all too familiar in the nonprofit sector. Unrealistic funder expectations put pressure on nonprofits to minimize infrastructure needs. Pitting operations against programs eventually ends with misleading reporting, thus fueling the vicious cycle. But what is the answer for nonprofits that are ready to break this cycle?

A capable financial system is the foundation for a solution. In this session, we will explore how nonprofits can implement the right technology in their organization to break the vicious cycle, and accelerate their mission.

    Join NetSuite, Tides & The Nonprofit Times to discuss :

  • How the Overhead Myth is starving nonprofits of proper infrastructure to succeed.
  • Where nonprofits can take advantage of social impact programs to lessen the financial burden.
  • What best practices other nonprofits are implementing to use technology for good.

Webinar: Leveraging Technology & Data: How Finance Can Help Strengthen Performance, Funding, and Impact


GuideStar, the premier data aggregator in the non-profit space, became a Sage Intacct customer in 2016. Because both organizations have been focused on helping non-profit orgs utilize their data to strengthen impact and better tell their story, it became clear there were synergies that could be leveraged to enhance support of nonprofits.

Together, Sage Intacct and GuideStar are providing non-profit finance and fundraising teams with powerful tools and technology to easily manage their financial health and stability – a critical element to strengthening stewardship, expanding impact, and growing revenue. This technology also gives you automation of real time metrics that will help you connect with donors who are passionate about your cause.

    In this webinar, we’ll share technology, tools, and information that finance teams can use to strengthen performance, funding, and impact. You’ll learn:

  • How you can leverage your valuable data and why you need to.
  • How GuideStar is partnering and supporting nonprofit orgs to increase your visibility and accessibility with potential donors.
  • How you can automate key metrics and performance to better tell your story.

Webinar: Tax Reform & Charitable Giving: How Finance Can Help Sustain Giving


With uncertainty around the impact of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” legislation, many people are wondering what the real impact will be for charitable giving. What will the shift from itemizers to non-itemizers do to the donations you depend on to sustain your mission? How will corporate giving be impacted by the legislation, how will it affect your organization, and most importantly – what can you as a financial leader do to help sustain giving?

    In this webinar, we will:

  • Look at trends in giving.
  • Explore economic expectations and corresponding impact to giving.
  • Discuss what finance leadership can do to ensure sustainability.
  • Show you how your organization can leverage technology to help bolster support and increase donations.

Join Sage Intacct and NonProfit Times for a timely discussion on how to prepare for the effects of tax reform and how your finance team can help ensure your organization’s revenue and impact are sustainable.

Webinar: Impact of the Cambridge Analytica & Facebook Scandal on NonProfits, Donors, and Advocates


The information of as many as 80 million Americans was gathered by Cambridge Analytica via Facebook. That’s data on donors and advocates who posted support on nonprofit Facebook sites that was used without the knowledge or consent of anyone. Does what Facebook know about your donors – and the use of that data without you knowing about it – damage an organization reputation? Here’s what you can do about it.

    During this 60-minute webinar, experts will give you:

  • Top ways to protection your organization’s relationships.
  • How to limit what information is available about your donors and advocates.
  • How you can safely raise money and advocate on social media

Metrics for Mission Impact: Learn the Secrets of High Performing Nonprofits


Does your organization effectively measure progress toward its mission? Quantifying and reporting this information to constituents can be tricky. During this webcast, you will learn trade secrets on high performing not-for-profits using Charity Navigator’s recommended governance metrics.

    In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Learn how managing to metrics helps build successful outcomes in nonprofit organizations.
  • Identify the principles and mechanics of building meaningful metrics to create mission impact.
  • Identify tips to ensure your organization is financially healthy and spending dollars wisely.
  • Discover how dashboards can boost organizational health and mission impact.Discover how dashboards can boost organizational health and mission impact.

#MeToo – An NPT Workplace Webinar


Ripped from the headlines are stories of inappropriate workplace behavior. The nonprofit sector is not immune from this plague. The NonProfit Times will hold a webinar on workplace issues on Thursday, March 15 with three nationally-known nonprofit risk and human resources experts. The speakers will cover legal issues, procedures and methods. There will also be materials you’ll be able to immediately use.

Titled “Combating Inappropriate Workplace Conduct At Nonprofits,” the speakers include Melanie Herman, executive director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Lisa Brauner, an attorney with Perlman + Perlman and Tycely Williams, vice president of development at YWCA USA. The speakers will cover legal issues, procedures and methods. There will also be materials you’ll be able to immediately use.

Cybersecurity for Nonprofits – How secure is your organization?


What is cybersecurity? Does your organization have cybersecurity policies in place which staff know and understand? Do you know how to move forward to ensure you’re safeguarding critical data and complying with global privacy standards? Hear from cybersecurity experts and learn steps you can take to identify your risks and take action to help protect your organization. Learn practical tips on how to train your staff to reduce risks and how best to manage recovery if your data is compromised.

Nonprofit Accounting Experts Share Best Practices for Selecting Accounting Software


It’s clear: nonprofit organizations have very different accounting needs than for-profit companies. Is it time to consider a new accounting system for your nonprofit? What features and functionality should you look for? This is what we’ll address in this webinar. Our nonprofit accounting experts, Jacki Tiso, CEO, JMT Consulting and Joan Benson, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Sage Intacct, will show you how to simplify the process and ensure that you can manage funds, track grants, and easily report on outcomes.

    In this one-hour webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Take advantage of new options made possible by cloud computing
  • Find the right vendor by following 5 best practices
  • Select the best system to maximize financial transparency and accountability to key stakeholders.

Start the new year off right: Convert your donors to Give Monthly


Join Erica Waasdorp, President of A Direct Solution and Donor Perfect Expert as she shows you the importance of converting small donors to give monthly so they keep giving for years and years. With lively Q&A and Polls!

    You won’t want to miss this! Erica Will:

  • Help prepare you to launch your monthly donor campaign in the new year, with examples and results.
  • Provide online and off-line approaches on how best to convert donors generated or reactivated through giving days or year-end appeals.
  • How ARCHS and its partner agencies manage results
  • Provide free Tools and templates, like the new Monthly Donor Road Map and the Donor Perfect Monthly Donor Starter and Marketing Kits

The New Roadmap for Nonprofit Finance in 2018


With so many unique pain points and challenges, nonprofit finance is never easy. Our recent survey of nonprofit finance leaders revealed that their teams are struggling with competing priorities, constrained resources, inefficient technology tools, and ever-changing reporting and compliance requirements. What’s your strategy for transforming your organization’s performance? In other words: What’s your roadmap for nonprofit finance? Join us as we share the highlights from our survey and a practical technology roadmap for a streamlined, productive finance organization that is tightly aligned with your mission.

    In the webinar you’ll learn:

  • The top pain points facing nonprofit finance teams
  • How connected systems improve finance’s efficiency and visibility
  • How automated processes and reporting can transform your organization
  • Why leading nonprofits are using collaboration tools to streamline communication and coordination

Data That Drives Change and Redefines Financial Stability


Many metrics that were part of solid business planning and decision-making are no longer relevant today. The reason for that is data. It is granular and in many cases so precise that the decision is made simply by looking at the numbers. Data is redefining nonprofit financial stability.

Regulators are also changing the rules of the game, seeking greater transparency in how data is presented, particularly financial data. Technology is also a foundation in this new era of information, from hardware to software, including artificial intelligence.

Three nationally-known executives steeped in nonprofit finance will sort through the future of financial underpinnings at nonprofit organizations and will discuss the newest data needs for contemporary decisions.

What Funders Want

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Trying to crack the code on what foundations and other funding groups want from the agencies they support? You aren’t alone! Get the inside scoop in the What Funders Want live webinar. The live webinar features results from a recent survey of foundations as well as firsthand experience from St. Louis based funder, ARCHS.

    In the webinar you’ll learn:

  • Expected trajectory of reporting requirements
  • What’s most important to funders
  • How ARCHS and its partner agencies manage results
  • Tips for creating strong funding partnerships

Managing the Complexities of Nonprofit Growth

AbilaIn a recent industry study, 80 percent of nonprofit finance professionals say their organization plans to grow in the next 12-18 months. Nonprofit growth presents its own unique set of challenges, and, if not managed properly, can actually hurt your organization. With challenges and opportunities in mind, how do you prepare your budget, staff, and organization for growth? In this webcast, we’ll look deeper into industry research exploring growth trends in the nonprofit sector. This session will focus on the impact of growth across a nonprofit organization, from budget planning, increasing compliance complexities, shifts in the workforce to growth strategies around grants, and new revenue sources. We’ll dive into specific tips and suggestions to help you get the most out of the data in the study and prepare your organization for successful growth.

Telling Your Nonprofits Story: Data & Metrics That Matter


Your data is a treasure vault of valuable information that not only tells your story, but also illustrates your impact, and validates your donor’s trust and mission investment

By leveraging modern technology, you can automate your key metrics, while gaining a real time view into where you are and how you’re doing. Easily compute, view, compare, and benchmark your performance with others doing similar work.

    Join us to hear from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit data, and Intacct, award winning provider of cloud financial management, to learn how to:

  • Leverage better data and best-in-class technology to make better decisions, strengthen stewardship, and achieve greater impact.
  • Create the highest levels of visibility, accountability, and transparency – to better tell your story.
  • Benchmark and compare your performance against your peers.

How to Plan a Nonprofit Fundraising Event on a Budget


We’ve all been there: shuffling through paper registrations, herding volunteers, and feverishly clicking from one Excel sheet to another. And don’t even ask about the budget. It’s a fact: events are hard. But they don’t have to be a horror show!

This webinar will provide tips, insights, and best practices from a roundtable of industry experts and nonprofit professionals. Learn how to keep your team aligned, stay on budget, save lots of time, and raise more money at your next event.

Amazing Fundraising Results Through Advocacy Efforts


Does your organization need to begin, or upgrade, its advocacy efforts? The good news is you don’t need a huge budget or commit to a year-long program to not only get your activism off the ground but also compete with the big guys. Organizations with digital advocacy platforms in place to alert supporters to petition their lawmakers when something is going down, such as the ACLU, IRC, Planned Parenthood and Greenpeace, have seen their donations skyrocket in the first two months of 2017.

Having a simple activism playbook and tool in place means they get the word out to take action, fast, creating even bigger advocate networks, and ultimately, bigger donor lists. Learn how you can act like the big organizations, even with a tiny budget or staff, to get the same big results.

Strengthening Nonprofit Accountability Through Audit-Ready Financials:
Manage People, Projects, Money in One System


Whether you’re an organization, association, foundation, or any other type of nonprofit, one thing is true: you’re subject to an audit.

Join Intacct, provider of the only cloud financial management solution recommended by the AICPA, to learn how you can automate audit preparation and ensure that your organization is audit-ready.

Maximize The Impact of Your Nonprofit Mission:
Manage People, Projects, Money in One System


Not-for-profit organizations and associations of all sizes are achieving dramatic results by managing their fundraising, programs and communications on the Salesforce platform.

Why would you manage your people, projects and finances from a separate system(s)? In this session we discuss how nonprofits have achieved dramatic results by managing their apps on a single cloud, creating an end-to-end solution for staff, volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries – unifying their entire operation on the Salesforce platform.

Meeting Evolving Nonprofit Regulations and Standards in 2017


Join us for the one hour webinar “Meeting Evolving Nonprofit Regulations and Standards”, as nonprofit accounting expert, Jacqueline Tiso of JMT Consulting, explains how nonprofits can leverage their accounting systems to effectively meet and comply with ever evolving regulations and standards.This webcast will cover the following:

  • What new regulations and changing standards you need to be aware of
  • How to implement internal controls to ensure accountability
  • How to provide transparency to show compliance with funder requirements
  • Why cloud-based financials makes accountability easier with lower cost and increased ease of use

Trends in Purchase to Pay – Expanding Your Role in Nonprofit as a Financial Strategist


As a financial strategist for a nonprofit, you understand the challenges of high processing costs, exceptions, and lengthy invoice and payment approvals. Unfortunately, a paper-based AP process only exacerbates these issues; it doesn’t solve for them. Watch the on-demand webinar above, featuring Henry Ijams, VP of Supplier Solutions at AvidXchange, for an information-packed webinar on Trends in Purchase to Pay – Expanding Your Role in Nonprofit as a Financial Strategist, hosted by The NonProfit Times. This webcast will cover the following:

  • Trends and changes in accounts payable for nonprofits
  • How to capitalize on today’s best purchase to pay practices
  • 5 tips for a highly successful P2P career in nonprofit

Meeting Evolving Nonprofit Regulations and Standards


Join us for the one hour webinar “Meeting Evolving Nonprofit Regulations and Standards”, as nonprofit accounting expert, Jacqueline Tiso of JMT Consulting, explains how nonprofits can leverage their accounting systems to effectively meet and comply with ever evolving regulations and standards.This webcast will cover the following:

  • What new regulations and changing standards you need to be aware of
  • How to implement internal controls to ensure accountability
  • How to provide transparency to show compliance with funder requirements
  • Why cloud-based financials makes accountability easier with lower cost and increased ease of use

The Collaborative Nonprofit: Building Better Relationships Between Fundraising and Finance


Fundraising and finance departments are critical to leading the growth and success of nonprofit organizations. Yet, nearly 55 percent of fundraising and 45 percent of finance professionals believe their departments are not at all or only “somewhat” collaborative with each other. Abila surveyed both nonprofit finance and fundraising professionals to better understand the collaborative nature of the two departments, and the biggest challenges they face when working together. Based on the study findings, we will dive into strategies for improving cross-departmental collaboration including demystifying commonly misunderstood jargon, management strategies to empower emerging leaders, and new opportunities for information sharing.

Donor Retention is a Nonprofit Killer -Monthly Donors Can Save Them!


Details: 6 out of 10 donors who gave last year won’t give this year. Nonprofits spend large sums of money acquiring new donors, yet they’re losing more than they keep.  A proven solution to donor retention is a monthly giving program. In this free webinar, you’ll see examples of how important monthly donors are to improving your donor retention. You’ll learn how to organize your program and start marketing it to your donors. Attendees will receive two free e-books to help start and grow your program.

The Crisis in Nonprofit Leadership Surprising Data From The 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Report

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What are the most pressing issues facing the nonprofit community today? Does your nonprofit have a plan to face these challenges head on? We will examine these questions and more when we talk with Marc Pitman, fundraising coach and founder of the Concord Leadership Group and Jim Funari, co-founder and CEO of StratusLIVE. This fast-paced, discussion-style webcast will cover the following:

  • What does this new data show?
  • Reasons to build a strategic plan
  • Improving operations, producing results
  • How to start taking action now

Outcome Measures: The Metrics that Matter for Nonprofits


After all of the great work your nonprofit does, how do you show it? How do you quickly and clearly validate, quantify, and report on the outcomes of your activities? Leading nonprofits are utilizing outcome measures to demonstrate success to donors and stakeholders. Join us for “Outcome Measures – The Metrics that Matter for Nonprofits.” During this webinar, you’ll learn what’s driving forward-thinking nonprofits to shift their focus to outcome measures – and using a cloud-based financial management solution to make it happen. You’ll see a live demonstration and learn:

  • What are outcome measures?
  • Why do you need them?
  • The differences between performance vs. outcomes
  • How to get started
  • Technology that supports outcome measures

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