AFP-GLAC Recorded Library

Missed an opportunity to attend one of our virtual events?  Now you can  access our recorded events!  Each recorded session is $30 for members and $40 for non-members.  Click here to order your recordings and we will email you a link to the file for you to download.

 

On March 8, 2018, AFP celebrated International Women’s Day by launching its new Women’s Impact Initiative or WII. The Initiative is AFP’s response to a series of issues around the role of women in fundraising, including gender inequity, sexual harassment, and implicit bias. Despite women representing approximately 70% of the fundraising profession, we estimate that barely a third are in leadership position. We see salaries for women that are consistently $15,000 - $20,000 behind those of our male colleagues. And there are so many stories about harassment—sexual or otherwise—from bosses, colleagues, board members and donors that go back many years. The goal of the Initiative is to provide skills and training so that fair and equitable salaries can be negotiated; to provide resources to create workplaces that are against harassment in all its forms; and develop mentoring programs, as well as research and other services, that can break barriers and create new opportunities for women.

Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

Strong nonprofit leadership is key to the long-term success of the organization. But leaders do have an “expiration date”. Nonprofits benefit by taking a deliberate and proactive approach that includes planning for smooth and thoughtful transitions of leadership. Less than 1/3 of nonprofits have a written succession plan. When a transition occurs due to an unexpected vacancy on the staff or board, or the anticipated transition of a long-term leader, being prepared can help a nonprofit weather the inevitable challenges of leadership transition. Leaders in the nonprofit community with deep experience in executive search, staff and leadership coaching, board and staff recruitment and retention will join our panel to discuss the questions than need to be asked. Panelists will explore questions that include: Who should be involved in succession planning? How transparent should leadership be around succession plans? How do you prepare an organization to remain resilient during an unexpected departure? What do your funders want to know about your plans? Is succession planning important to them or does it signal change that might scare them away? How do you help new leadership get settled? How do you retain your institutional knowledge and bring in the next generation of leadership on your board? Confirmed panelist include: Dan Nevez, Senior Consultant, Executive Search at Campbell & Company Norbert Tan, Principal, SB Lemons & Company – Thought Partner and Executive Coach Cassie Carter – Vice President, Campbell & Company - Moderator

Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

Dealing with Personal and Organizational Changes Caused by the Pandemic Join a roundtable discussion that explores how the pandemic has impacted fundraisers and nonprofits. Many of us have lost loved ones and are grieving or have been seriously ill or are working remotely while juggling children and/or elderly parents or have lost our jobs or all of the above. How are nonprofits dealing with the emotional fallout? Are staff getting more support? And how are nonprofits handling changing COVID protocols? Can and should employers mandate vaccines when offices reopen? Will remote work remain an option once we’re back to normal? And can we maintain our organizational cultures when people that no one’s met outside of Zoom are hired? Small break out groups will allow us to discuss these questions in depth with our peers. Discussion lead by Jody Short, CRNA with Guest Speaker Dan Nevez, Senior Consultant, Campbell & Company

Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

With the changing landscape in our society as we create a more inclusive space, oftentimes there is a struggle with consciously or unconsciously using language or words that are marginalizing or disparaging in nature. Throughout our careers, we have experienced discomfort or vulnerability when we say the wrong thing to a donor, colleague or community partner. These moments spur deep reflection at some point in our career/lives. If there is anything that we’ve learned in nonprofit work as fundraisers, it’s that the right words matter. They help build better relationships and create bridges. They shape how we view the world and how the world views us. So how can words help us to define new ways to engage with one another? Join AFP-GLAC’s IDEA (Inclusion. Diversity. Equity. Access.) Committee and Marla A. Parker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Department of Political Science and Co-Founder, Civic and Social Innovation Group at California State University-Los Angeles as she helps us to unpack why words matter more than ever. She’ll lead us on an interactive exploration of the types of language and terminology that encourages a culture of constant learning and growth, which is critical in navigating a landscape where language changes. You’ll be given a blueprint of practical strategies, tools and resources that can ultimately be used as the building blocks towards a more equitable sector and world.

Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

April 13, 2021 - Your virtual event must be more than just another Zoom call!

Presented by Kim Ferreira, Cancer Support community Pasadena

The world of fundraising events has been forever changed by this pandemic. What hasn't changed are donor expectations. As we pivot and plan, donors still expect an event that will that is full of meaning, an event that’s highly personalized. Nothing less will do for our donors. Vaccination rates are increasing and herd immunity may be on the horizon, but virtual events aren’t fading away. This talk will help you adapt to this new world as we wait for our guests to feel comfortable heading to the hotel ballroom once again. We will discuss the tricks that can make a virtual event even more successful than the traditional in-person format. How we can tug at our donors’ heartstrings through the screen, so they will open their wallets and continue to fund your mission from the comfort of their living rooms.

Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

April 6, 2021 - Exploring the relationship between the Director of Development and CEO

Presented by Charlene Dimas-Peinado and Andrea Salazar, Wellnest, Juliann Rooke and Somer Sherwood-White, Descanso Gardens, Bruce Rankin & Genevieve Riutort, Westside Food Bank, & Cassie Carter, Ph.D., Campbell and Company

Successful fundraising is centered on building authentic relationships. In a nonprofit organization, that begins internally and probably no single relationship is more important than the one between the executive director role and director of development role. One carries the responsibility of leading the organization to the efficient execution of its mission, and the other shoulders the burden of finding the money that makes it all possible. In many ways, these two individuals are joined at the hip. Why then do they seem at times to be pulling painfully in opposite directions? Far too often, development directors feel that their organization’s executive director erects barriers that prevent them from raising money. On the other hand, executive directors may be uncomfortable with their development directors because of their focus on raising funds. Today we are going to hear from three organizations who have managed to find the secret sauce of teamwork and collaboration between these two critical roles.

Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

Presented by Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., Caltech, Xochiltl Bravo, MSW, The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, Christina Chang, Equity Consulting, & Jennifer Maduko, MPP, CLARE | MATRIX

The lack of diversity across all sectors, from entertainment to tech, continues to be a challenge for racial, ethnic and/or gender minorities. The nonprofit sector is not exempt. While the nonprofit sector primarily serves communities of color, its leadership is overwhelmingly white with only 20% of leadership positions filled by minorities. As fundraisers, this presents an additional challenge when interacting with a donor pool that has traditionally been white and male. Micro-aggressions, implicit biases, and lack of cultural awareness are just a few of the hurdles minorities face when pursuing fundraiser positions at nonprofits. How does one navigate this space and gain success when identifying with a minority group? Join us in a thought provoking, vulnerable, and timely discussion to explore how to navigate the nonprofit sector as a racial, ethnic and/or gender minority.

Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

Miguel A. Santana has over 30 years of experience leading numerous fiscal, legislative, political, and community issues. He served as President and C.E.O. of Fairplex since 2016, a nonprofit community benefit regional organization based in Pomona, CA. Previously, Miguel was the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles, where he oversaw the City’s $9 billion budget and designed the City’s first comprehensive homeless strategy, resulting in a $1.2 billion voter-approved housing bond and a doubling of the City’s general fund investment on programs to end homelessness. Prior to joining the City, Miguel served as one of five Deputy Chief Executive Officers for Los Angeles County, overseeing all social service programs supporting children, families, veterans and persons experiencing homelessness. Miguel was appointed President & C.E.O. of the Weingart Foundation in 2021. He engages in numerous civic efforts to create a more equitable Southern California region, including serving as Chair of the Committee for Greater L.A. He also serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Whittier College Board of Trustees. Miguel has a B.A. in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Whittier College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

January 19, 2021 - AFP-GLAC WORKSHOP: How to Become a CFRE

Presented by Ashley Gatewood, CFRE International

How do you get to the next level in your career? How do you demonstrate to your peers, donors, upper management, and the board that you are truly a knowledgeable fundraising professional? Thousands of fundraising professionals worldwide have boosted their salaries, career prospects, and fundraising knowledge by becoming a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). In fact, CFREs earn 7 – 15% more than non-CFREs according to the 2020 AFP Benefits and Compensation Report. CFREs also report greater professional opportunities and on-the-job confidence. Don’t miss this session if you want to learn how to get started with becoming a CFRE so you can begin enjoying the many benefits that come with certification. This session will provide you with an overview of the CFRE credential – what it is, how to get started, eligibility requirements, filling out the application, an overview of the exam, and more.

A presentation and fireside chat with Birgit Burton Smith, president/chair elect of Global AFP and currently Chair of the Global IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access) Committee moderated by Global IDEA Committee Member and AFP-GLAC chapter member, Randi Sunshine. A 2 minute video about the importance of diversity and “us” concept will lead. Birgit will review the history of Friends of Diversity/IDEA and Global’s path forward with the initiative. She will then offer thoughts for our chapter’s IDEA Program followed by a Q& A Session.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

Presented during National Philanthropy Day Conference - November 13, 2020

The time is upon all of us to assert our leadership and advance conversations and actions on how the nonprofit sector can remain responsive and accountable to the communities we serve. Join us for a special keynote presentation by engineer, education activist, science and technology policy scholar, Dr. Kamau Bobb as he discusses the role that philanthropy plays in social cohesion and justice in a divided society. Dr. Bobb will create a case of support for a new vision for the future; highlight the risks of current social, racial, economic and environmental injustices and share a practical framework that philanthropy can use to build bridges for a brighter and more equitable tomorrow. 

 

Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented during National Philanthropy Day Conference - November 13, 2020

Moderated by Kate Rosloff, KR Associates with Jocelyn Cortese, Fundraising Committee Chair and Genevieve Riutort, Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer at Westside Food Bank and Molly Moen, Vice President, Development & Communications at Chrysalis. This panel discussion will provide insights from 2 Development Professionals with experience successfully engaging Board members in fundraising and a Board Fundraising Committee Chair. You will learn proven strategies for making the most of the Development/Board relationship to enhance your success in fundraising and donor relations.

 

Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented during National Philanthropy Day Conference - November 13, 2020
 
Moderated by Connie Maguire, Senior VP at Netzel Grigsby Associates, with Theresa Don Lucas, CRA Officer at City National Bank, and Julie Siebel, PhD, VP at CCS Fundraising. In this session we will hear how philanthropy is responding to the needs of nonprofits from the perspectives of a corporate funder and a consultant who helps her clients secure major gifts from individual, foundation and corporate funders.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented during National Philanthropy Day Conference - November 13, 2020
 
Moderated by Dana Bean, Senior Director of Development & Communications, Union Station Homeless Services, with Regina Birdsell, CEO at the Center for Nonprofit Management, Allison Fuller, Managing Partner at Envision Consulting, and Alison Raitt, a recently placed Director of Fund Development. Staying “Safer at Home” doesn’t have to mean slowing down your career progression. There are organizations looking for talent, and you can connect with them today through the wonders of technology. The internet has afforded us amazing tools to advertise our openings, submit applications online, interview via zoom, offer/accept a new position, and even begin working remotely. Get practical advice from people who have successfully navigated this new world of online hiring from the perspectives of an executive search professional, a CEO who has hired new talent independently, and someone who successfully pivoted their job search to virtual.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented during National Philanthropy Day Conference - November 13, 2020
 
By Eddie Thompson, Thompson & Associates In this interactive workshop we will learn how to adapt our fundraising strategies to reach success under the current conditions. Learn what’s working and share best practices with your peers in this session encompassing both large and small organizations.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented during National Philanthropy Day Conference - November 13, 2020
 
By Kara Coleman, MA, SC, Certified Coach and Counselor Fund-raising and non-profit management can be high-stress jobs. But if you allow yourself or your team to reach burnout, it will ultimately hurt your organization and the constituency you serve. In this empowering session, participants will: 1) Explore why self-care and the ability to remain centered is critical to navigating current challenges; 2) Practice simple but effective mindfulness techniques for de-stressing and improving resilience; and 3) Receive helpful tips for incorporating mindful self-care in ways that enhance team performance.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented during National Philanthropy Day Conference - November 13, 2020
 
By Lupita Garza, CFRE, Senior Major Gift Officer, AHWM and Lisa J. Baxter, Director of Major Gifts, MLK Community Health Foundation. Your organization deserves to have a major gifts program. And your donors deserve the opportunity to become personally known, which may culminate in a significant gift. Yet, in the whirlwind of activity in most development offices, it is tough to start up a new program cultivating major gifts. In this workshop we will learn three simple steps we can take to get our major gifts program started. Lupita is a faculty member of the AHP Madison Institute, Major Gifts Track.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented by Nichola Dyer, Independent, Stacy Palmer, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Janice Gow Pettey, Emeritus Chair AFP Ethics, Gary Woods, Attorney-at-Law

A panel and moderator from banking, education and journalism, all with experience in fund development will address questions on ethics and its implications for our industry.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs. 

Presented by Candid

We are experiencing an unprecedented surge of awareness about the unfair treatment of Black Americans that has sparked protests, calls to action, changes in policy and worldwide mobilization. How do we begin to acknowledge and reduce the barriers to engaging in constructive conversations about Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Race? How do we improve how we listen, process and reflect on these issues? Join Candid and the AFP-GLAC I.D.E.A. Council as we lay a framework for non-profits to create space for healing through the art of communication.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1.25 CEs. 

Presented by Austin Alderdice & Hannah d'Entremont

Your organization’s brand: it goes far beyond your logo and color scheme, and it is tied to everything you and your fellow employees say and do. Your online community: you know it takes time and effort to build an audience, but you may be missing out on golden opportunities to grow it and further engage. Join us to learn simple tactics you can implement into your organization’s everyday communication, leading to a stronger brand and tighter community. Improved communication can boost your integrity and visibility and ultimately lead to more donor dollars. By participating in this webinar, you will learn about:
  • Establishing and strengthening your organization’s voice
  • The importance of consistency in your communications
  • Easy ways to enhance your visibility on social media
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

August 11, 2020 - AFP-GLAC IDEA: Unconscious Bias in Fundraising – The Journey Continues

For nearly two decades Vicki Clark has helped build the capacity of nonprofit, government, faith-based, and business sector organizations through training, speaking, writing, and consulting.   She has worked with a broad range of organizations, including: Union Bank, Dun & Bradstreet, Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, National Association of Women Business Owners, Centers for Disease Control, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, American Bar Association, Servant Leadership Institute, CCS Fundraising, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Center for Family Literacy, Delta Leadership Institute, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Indiana Community Action Agencies, HIPPY-Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, United Way and the Association of Junior Leagues International. Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Vicki filled several roles at The Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC, including vice president of community initiatives, volunteer services, and external relations. She created and executed the Foundation’s strategy with multiple markets and various segments of the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Vicki also has experience working in the corporate sector specializing in human resources and publishing.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

Presented by Yvette Herrera and Steven Willmont, CFRE, Netzel Grigsby Associates

Regardless of today’s economic and social challenges, your organization still needs philanthropic support.  Were you were about to launch or already in the middle of a capital campaign? Did you lose revenue as a result of the shutdown?  Did your organization take a pause from fundraising? We’ll look at how philanthropy has been impacted by recent global events and considerations for recharging your major gift and capital campaign fundraising.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1.5 CEs.

June 18, 2020 -AFP-GLAC Young Professionals: Today’s Fundraising Truths That Took Me Years to Learn!

Presented by Pamela Barden, PJ Barden Inc.

Tired of sorting out the facts from the fantasy when it comes to fundraising techniques and methodologies? Pamela started in fundraising when very little formal training existed, which made for a lot of trial and error … and more error. After actively working in the field of fundraising for more than four decades, she’s learned what really makes a difference when it comes to bottom-line success in fundraising programs. She’ll share her short guide to fundraising success, and you’ll leave with practical – and proven – knowledge you can use the very next day to be a more effective fundraiser.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1.25 CEs.

Wendy Garen, President & Chief Executive Officer will provide an overview of how The Parsons Foundation is responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic. After her remarks, we will allocate time for questions and answers (Q&A), followed by small breakout group discussions.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented by Don Souhrada, TW&B

Data is your best friend when it comes to developing your annual fund strategy. In this session, the president and CEO of Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt will reveal his process for evaluating his clients’ annual giving programs. Using case studies to illustrate, Don will show you how he helped two clients—a university and a social service agency—get their programs on track and their boards off their backs!
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.


Presented by Dianne Kleber, Eric Newman, & Maureen Blandford, GiveSmart

You CAN do this. We can help.
Silver lining: Your brilliant fundraising peers have been hitting targets via virtual events for several years, and your org can too. So what should you do if your organization needs to host a virtual fundraising event instead of a live one? We’ve got data, inspiration, and some best practices to run virtual events so that all of your fundraising dollars don’t go out the window.
We’ll discuss:
  • You’ve canceled or postponed, now what? A checklist for you.
  • What a virtual fundraising event looks like
  • Various online fundraising components
  • BONUS: How to use these tactics to fundraise all year long
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented by Chris Looney & Jill Whiting, CCS Fundraising

Join your friends from CCS to explore the importance of, and key elements to, prospect management. Given the present circumstances, prospect and donor management has never been more important. How you build your pipeline, steward your donors, engage your prospects, record your data, and build your metrics are all topics to be explored and discussed. Together, we’ll share proven solutions and generate new ideas to bring your prospects closer, keep your donors connected, and build systems and plans that will only serve to advance your philanthropic efforts during this current crisis and when we emerge from it.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.

Presented by Cassie Carter, Ph.D. and Dan Nevez, Campbell & Company

Over the past weeks, nonprofit organizations in our region and across the country have been thrown into a new reality, facing uncertainty and challenges at every turn. What should we do about fundraising events? How should we approach hiring during this time? What should we say to major donors?
 
In this one-hour webinar, subject matter experts from Campbell & Company, a national nonprofit consulting firm, will answer your most pressing fundraising, communications, and hiring questions and share universal advice.
 
In the first 20 minutes, our hosts will discuss what they’re hearing in conversations with nonprofits nationwide and suggest strategies for navigating this new normal. The last 40 minutes will be dedicated to your questions related to raising money, communicating with donors, and recruiting new talent during the coronavirus outbreak.
 
Approved by CFRE for 1 CE.