Mar
19
Tue
Women in Social Change Breakfast @ Lighthouse Bistro
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Women in Social Change Breakfast @ Lighthouse Bistro

Women in Social Change Breakfast

Mission-driven work is incredibly rewarding and exhausting. Progress requires us to pour our whole selves into the work, day after day, year after year.

When is the last time you did something just for yourself?

We’re calling all women who are working to improve the world around us, and inviting you to join us for 90 minutes of self-care at the inaugural Women in Social Change Breakfast. The event will feature the opportunity to network, a short talk, Q+A and of course, coffee and breakfast.

Dr. Diana Jackson-Lovett, Leadership Coach, Consultant and Pastor, will guide a conversation about “Sustaining the Work, Sustaining Ourselves”.

Whether you are a non-profit leader, a corporate social responsibility professional or a passionate volunteer, we welcome you to meet and grow with like-minded women.

This gathering is organized and hosted by Due East Partners, an Annapolis-based, women-owned firm committed to lifting up leaders who are advancing social and environmental progress. Due East is excited to support the next generation of women who are stirring things up.

Register Now
Event is FREE, but registration is required. Event registration password is Changemakers

Apr
3
Wed
Fundraising and Development Session 1 Webinar @ Webinar
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fundraising and Development Session 1 Webinar @ Webinar

Get on the Path to Growth: Master the 5 Drivers for Growing and Sustaining Mission-Driven Organizations 

With speakers Bess Langbein and Lauren Maddox 

Ever wonder how certain organizations seem to attract all the big donors and grants?  What’s the secret to their success and how do they sustain it year after year?  Ironically, it’s not all about fundraising.  In fact, too narrow of a focus on raising money can jeopardize long-term relationships and sustained growth. Using Due East’s 5 Drivers of Growth and Sustainability, participants will learn how to unlock the keys to mission-driven success. Vision, leadership, organization, visibility and constituency are the drivers that every organization needs to spark growth and build sustainable momentum. This practical, intuitive framework has been proven to work for scores of nonprofit organizations with annual budgets ranging from $100K to $100 million. Learn how to use the 5 Drivers to sustain your mission over time and leave with practical tools to put your organization on the path to growth in 2019. You’ll walk away knowing the leaders, advocates, donors and volunteers that can get you there.

Who should attend? 

  • CEOs and Executive Directors
  • Development Directors/Officers
  • Anyone looking to sustainably grow their nonprofit

Are you a Board Member interested in attending? This series will be tailored for Nonprofit Executives and Staff Leaders, check back in the Fall for a series designed for you.

What you’ll learn? 

  • A proven framework for organizational growth and sustainability
  • What constituency is and why it matters
  • How to engage your ideal donor and other key constituents
  • Recruiting effective board and volunteer champions to build visibility for your cause

Register for a Session, Get a Webinar Free
Purchase a ticket to Session 2 or 3 and receive the Session 1 Webinar FREE.

Maximize your experience and learning by purchasing an additional 1-on-1-coaching hour!

Additional 1-on-1 Coaching Hour
May
9
Thu
Fundraising and Development Session 2 Webinar @ Webinar
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fundraising and Development Session 2 Webinar @ Webinar

Fulfilling Dreams, Not Deadlines:  How to Create Meaningful and Mutually-Beneficial Relationships with Your Donors

With speakers Lisa Hillman and Barb Kappel 

Fundraising professionals often feel tremendous pressure to focus on “results.” Achieving year-end goals year after year can lead to harmful stress, burnout and even the loss of talented fundraisers from the field altogether. Is your major-gift fundraising all it can be? Learn the strategies and subtleties to attract and keep major donors, and what will bring joy to each day of your professional journey.

In this session, two seasoned fundraising executives will help you learn the critical role major-gift fundraising can play for you and your organization. Discover new, innovative methods to find potential donors, and how to properly and effectively engage them. Appreciate the nuances in how to ask for a large gift, and how to ensure that donor will give again through proper stewardship. It’s not hard. But why do so few organizations do it well? Take home tips and techniques to make sure your organization gets optimal results from the major gifts process.

Who should attend? 

  • CEOs and Executive Directors
  • Development Directors/Officers
  • Anyone looking to sustainably grow their nonprofit

Are you a Board Member interested in attending? This series will be tailored for Nonprofit Executives and Staff Leaders, check back in the Fall for a series designed for you.

What you’ll learn? 

  • Why major-gift fundraising – done well – matters
  • How to find and engage potential large donors
  • The importance of “thank you” and creative ways to say it
  • Why proper stewardship is so critical
  • Also, most importantly, how to have fun and enjoy your work

Maximize your experience and learning by purchasing an additional 1-on-1-coaching hour!

Additional 1-on-1 Coaching Hour
Jun
6
Thu
Fundraising and Development Session 3 Webinar @ Webinar
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Fundraising and Development Session 3 Webinar @ Webinar

Secure Legacies and Sustain Missions: Start Building a Successful Planned Giving Program

With speakers Lisa Hillman and Margo Cook

One of the most important parts of a successful nonprofit’s fundraising strategy is a strong planned giving program. However, it often gets forgotten, overlooked, or pushed aside. The reasons for this range from lack of information, fear of lack of technical knowledge, some misconceptions, and the fact that sometimes the urgent need for “immediate cash” overshadows the devotion to securing future income strategically. But a focus on immediate cash giving alone is a narrow view that can create the feeling of a hamster stuck in a wheel – always running to catch the next dollar without an opportunity to pause to build up some sustainable funding. This is where planned giving truly shines, and can create opportunities for current & future growth in various ways.

Using Due East’s expertise, participants will learn how to build a successful program from scratch, how to access the resources to make it easily sustainable, and how to ensure long-term sustainability of their organization as a result. This session will provide you with easy-to-start steps (regardless of budget constraints), general planned giving education and background, successful stewardship and cultivation tactics to implement immediately, and a game plan for how you can move forward for your organization. It will also include a case study format to showcase real-life examples and success stories.

Who should attend? 

  • CEOs and Executive Directors
  • Development Directors/Officers
  • Anyone looking to sustainably grow their nonprofit

Are you a Board Member interested in attending? This series will be tailored for Nonprofit Executives and Staff Leaders, check back in the Fall for a series designed for you.

What you’ll learn? 

  • A proven framework for a planned giving program with easy-to-start steps
  • How to determine your best prospects and how to engage them
  • General planned giving education – types of gifts and how they are best used
  • Successful stewardship and cultivation tactics to implement immediately

Maximize your experience and learning by purchasing an additional 1-on-1-coaching hour!

Additional 1-on-1 Coaching Hour
Jul
1
Mon
Fulfilling Dreams, Not Deadlines (90 Minutes) @ Anytime via Webinar
Jul 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Fulfilling Dreams, Not Deadlines (90 Minutes) @ Anytime via Webinar

Fulfilling Dreams, Not Deadlines:  How to Create Meaningful and Mutually-Beneficial Relationships with Your Donors

With speakers Lisa Hillman and Barb Kappel 

Fundraising professionals often feel tremendous pressure to focus on “results.” Achieving year-end goals year after year can lead to harmful stress, burnout and even the loss of talented fundraisers from the field altogether. Is your major-gift fundraising all it can be? Learn the strategies and subtleties to attract and keep major donors, and what will bring joy to each day of your professional journey.

In this session, two seasoned fundraising executives will help you learn the critical role major-gift fundraising can play for you and your organization. Discover new, innovative methods to find potential donors, and how to properly and effectively engage them. Appreciate the nuances in how to ask for a large gift, and how to ensure that donor will give again through proper stewardship. It’s not hard. But why do so few organizations do it well? Take home tips and techniques to make sure your organization gets optimal results from the major gifts process.

Who should watch? 

  • CEOs and Executive Directors
  • Development Directors/Officers
  • Anyone looking to sustainably grow their nonprofit
  • What you’ll learn? 

    • Why major-gift fundraising – done well – matters
    • How to find and engage potential large donors
    • The importance of “thank you” and creative ways to say it
    • Why proper stewardship is so critical
    • Also, most importantly, how to have fun and enjoy your work
    Purchase

    Purchase our webinar series and save. Receive all three for $99!

    Purchase Webinar Series
Get on the Path to Growth (90 Minutes) @ Anytime via Webinar
Jul 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Get on the Path to Growth (90 Minutes) @ Anytime via Webinar

Get on the Path to Growth: Master the 5 Drivers for Growing and Sustaining Mission-Driven Organizations 

With speakers Bess Langbein and Lauren Maddox 

Ever wonder how certain organizations seem to attract all the big donors and grants?  What’s the secret to their success and how do they sustain it year after year?  Ironically, it’s not all about fundraising.  In fact, too narrow of a focus on raising money can jeopardize long-term relationships and sustained growth. Using Due East’s 5 Drivers of Growth and Sustainability, participants will learn how to unlock the keys to mission-driven success. Vision, leadership, organization, visibility and constituency are the drivers that every organization needs to spark growth and build sustainable momentum. This practical, intuitive framework has been proven to work for scores of nonprofit organizations with annual budgets ranging from $100K to $100 million. Learn how to use the 5 Drivers to sustain your mission over time and leave with practical tools to put your organization on the path to growth in 2019. You’ll walk away knowing the leaders, advocates, donors and volunteers that can get you there.

Who should watch? 

  • CEOs and Executive Directors
  • Development Directors/Officers
  • Anyone looking to sustainably grow their nonprofit
  • What you’ll learn? 

    • A proven framework for organizational growth and sustainability
    • What constituency is and why it matters
    • How to engage your ideal donor and other key constituents
    • Recruiting effective board and volunteer champions to build visibility for your cause
    Purchase

    Purchase our webinar series and save. Receive all three for $99!

    Purchase Webinar Series
Secure Legacies, Sustain Missions (90 Minutes) @ Anytime via Webinar
Jul 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Secure Legacies, Sustain Missions (90 Minutes) @ Anytime via Webinar

Secure Legacies and Sustain Missions: Start Building a Successful Planned Giving Program

With speakers Lisa Hillman and Margo Cook

One of the most important parts of a successful nonprofit’s fundraising strategy is a strong planned giving program. However, it often gets forgotten, overlooked, or pushed aside. The reasons for this range from lack of information, fear of lack of technical knowledge, some misconceptions, and the fact that sometimes the urgent need for “immediate cash” overshadows the devotion to securing future income strategically. But a focus on immediate cash giving alone is a narrow view that can create the feeling of a hamster stuck in a wheel – always running to catch the next dollar without an opportunity to pause to build up some sustainable funding. This is where planned giving truly shines, and can create opportunities for current & future growth in various ways.

Using Due East’s expertise, participants will learn how to build a successful program from scratch, how to access the resources to make it easily sustainable, and how to ensure long-term sustainability of their organization as a result. This session will provide you with easy-to-start steps (regardless of budget constraints), general planned giving education and background, successful stewardship and cultivation tactics to implement immediately, and a game plan for how you can move forward for your organization. It will also include a case study format to showcase real-life examples and success stories.

Who should watch? 

  • CEOs and Executive Directors
  • Development Directors/Officers
  • Anyone looking to sustainably grow their nonprofit
  • What you’ll learn? 

    • A proven framework for a planned giving program with easy-to-start steps
    • How to determine your best prospects and how to engage them
    • General planned giving education – types of gifts and how they are best used
    • Successful stewardship and cultivation tactics to implement immediately
    Purchase

    Purchase our webinar series and save. Receive all three for $99!

    Purchase Webinar Series