People Power: Crafting a Dynamic & Compliant Human Resources Structure

April 10, 2017

People power our organizations, and solid structures support them. This session will cover human resources basics: from documentation and record-keeping to management and team building. No matter your organization’s size, you will walk away with essential understanding of how to manage and protect your most important resource: your people (employees, volunteers and board).  Join expert Read More…

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FREE One-day PR Workshop

March 17, 2017

Nonprofits in the Region Invited to Sacramento To mark their 5th anniversary in business, FSB Core Strategies is inviting local nonprofits for a FREE one-day PR workshop. Attendees will learn the latest tips and tricks for building and executing a successful communications plan, presented by some of region’s top experts in media, politics, fundraising, community engagement, and event Read More…

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Sector Share: Planned Giving Resources

March 6, 2017

There is a good amount to think about and talk about leading up to the start of a Planned Giving program and/or process.  Along with the information inside our “Did You Know” column and the learning that will be provided at the CNL March 17th workshop, below are some additional resources around planned giving.  We Read More…

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CNL… Did You Know: Build a Planned Giving Pipeline

March 6, 2017

Since most of us won’t (a) live forever or (b) directly impact achievement of world peace, a legacy gift to further the mission of an organization we care about can leave an impact long after we are gone. What can nonprofit organizations do to position themselves to request and receive legacy gifts? 1)  Make the Read More…

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Expanding the Pie – Planned Giving Strategies You Can Apply Today

February 21, 2017

Planned giving seems to be the unicorn of fundraising- mythical in its benefits and unattainable in its mysticism.  This program will demystify planned giving in four steps- an introduction to planned gifts, tips for talking about money, practical application of planned giving techniques, and effective administration- so that you can leave at the end of Read More…

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Your Annual Report: To Post or Not To Post

December 12, 2016

In preparing this newsletter for our member agencies, we found that very few local nonprofits post their annual reports on their website.  The ones that did made it easy to find; they either had an “Annual Report” link in the main menu or they linked their annual reports in an “About Us” section on their Read More…

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Sector Share: Your “Feel Good Story” – The Annual Report

December 12, 2016

A well-written annual report will help you demonstrate your accomplishments to current and future donors, cultivate new partnerships, and recognize important people. We have reviewed a number of articles about common questions raised by nonprofit leaders. Drawing from the websites below, we have generated the following list of what an annual report should include. Summarize Read More…

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Getting it Done – Achieving More with Less Stress

October 6, 2016

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the number and complexity of projects that need to be completed each day?  As the day flies by, do you often feel as if you haven’t paid enough attention to each task because other tasks keep landing on your desk? Do you find yourself thinking ‘If I could only Read More…

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Info Session: #GivingTuesday: Use It Well

September 20, 2016

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events Read More…

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CNL… Did You Know: Technology

June 14, 2016

Technology for nonprofits is an enormous area, so for this edition, CNL Matters provides a broad overview of software issues to consider to manage your nonprofit’s operations. For some of you this is “old news”, but perhaps the tips we have found will give you an opportunity to reflect on how you are using technology. Read More…

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