TITLE : 2012 NY Leadership Series
CITY : New York , NY
DATE : Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A 1997 study of the characteristics of America's best nonprofit organizations found that the best organizations had the following characteristics in common:

- A compelling and persuasive mission
- Inspirational leaders  with a passion to improve society or alleviate a problem
- Innovative strategies for income generation
- A roadmap setting out the organization's future direction
- An Active board of directors who understood their governance role

Our monthly Nonprofit Leadership Series will examine the characteristics of a strong, well-functioning nonprofit organization by offering seminars that deal with board development, strategic planning, finances, technology, and other issues affecting the long term sustainability of your nonprofit.

Research has shown that the most successful nonprofit leaders are constantly improving their skills and knowledge about the way that nonprofits run. Our Leadership Series offers you the opportunity to learn from industry experts as well as other nonprofit leaders.

We understand the demands that are placed on you and your time. That's why you can attend only the seminars that are of interest to you. You pay for only the seminars you wish to attend and only for the information relevant to you. It’s a novel approach to learning that allows you to get exactly what you’re looking for in a short amount of time.

The Leadership Series offers a unique format to help you accomplish the following:
  • Build relationships: to ensure maximum exposure to the experts and other nonprofit leaders, each seminar offers structured networking before the session starts
  • Hear different perspectives: the experts are drawn from different sectors of the nonprofit community to ensure cross-pollination of ideas and practices
  • Provide a global view: speakers give an overview of key issues so that you can eliminate any gaps in your understanding of the subject
  • Drill down to the specifics: speakers will also focus on providing specific answers to real-world questions that are common to most attendees
  • Obtain information you can use: the emphasis in all sessions is on avoiding theoretical discussions in favor of practical tools and techniques that nonprofit leaders can actually use
The Leadership Seriers is organized by the Center for Nonprofit Success, a nonprofit organization that specializes in bringing highly relevant information that nonprofit leaders need to run their organizations successfully. We developed the Leadership Series as a follow-on to the Fundraising Summit, a highly successful educational series on fundraising and grantmaking that has been taking place around the country for the past two years.

Simply click on the seminars listed below to learn more about the topics that will be covered in each seminar. Then select only those seminars that you wish to attend.

2012 NY Leadership Series

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Tuesday January 31, 2012-Fundraising

Erik JohnsonAvailable Handout
Miguel Bonilla
Caroline LeopoldAvailable Handout
Emily Harting

Proposal Writing 101: Essential tools for presenting your funding request

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday February 28, 2012-Fundraising

Stephen StreicherAvailable Handout
Olivia HarrisAvailable Handout
Norman ReissAvailable Handout
Brian ReichAvailable Handout

Online fundraising: harnessing technology to build and maintain relationships

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tuesday March 27, 2012-Program Evaluations

Kathleen ReillyAvailable Handout
Sue SeidenfeldAvailable Handout
Allison MeserveAvailable Handout
Yael Bat-Chava

Program Evaluations 101: How to introduce evaluation policies and procedures into the fabric of your organization

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday April 24, 2012-Technology

Jesse DeanAvailable Handout
Fred Taubman
Michael WilkeAvailable Handout
Sharon Ching

25 Ways to Drive Traffic To Your Website

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday May 22, 2012-Volunteer Management

Glynda CarrAvailable Handout
Dawrell RichAvailable Handout
Drew RabidouxAvailable Handout
Rodolfo MoranAvailable Handout

Volunteer Management 101: How to build a strong and healthy volunteer program

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday July 24, 2012-Fundraising

Stephanie Hill WilchfortAvailable Handout
Allison ChernowAvailable Handout
Karen GoldfederAvailable Handout
Tara Abbott

Fundraising in the one-person development shop: making the most of a shoestring budget

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tuesday September 25, 2012-Fundraising

Angelie SinglaAvailable Handout
Andrew GrantAvailable Handout
Stacey Careri
Katherine FritzAvailable Handout

Proposal Writing 201: Advanced tools for getting your project funded

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tuesday October 23, 2012-Fiscal Management

Sheila McDanielAvailable Handout
Jo Anne BarryAvailable Handout
Elizabeth LeesAvailable Handout
Andy KaplanAvailable Handout

Financial Management - Best practices for managing your organization`s finances

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday November 20, 2012-Program Evaluations

Rashida AbuwalaAvailable Handout
Mari MilleryAvailable Handout
Jerome HelfftAvailable Handout
Joseph LuesseAvailable Handout

Program Evaluations 201: Using evaluation data to set direction, expand impact and maintain accountability

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday December 18, 2012-Volunteer Management

Jaime Denniston-MercedAvailable Handout
Olivia NunezAvailable Handout
Amy Faith LionheartAvailable Handout
Stefanie Greenberg

Volunteer Management 201: Essential ingredients and successful recipes for volunteer engagement

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM