Threading It Together

In practice of our value of Connected Community, we strive to personally engage with and strengthen our community by sharing our work and knowledge through different teaching and training opportunities.  We hope to see you at one of the events below!

Thursday, September 23: Threading It Together: Strategies to Hire Top Tier Development Professionals

Does hiring for a development position feel like a daunting task? You want to be intentional about diversity in your hiring practices, find that “unicorn” of a candidate, and do it all with limited time and experience with hiring specifically for fundraising. Whether you’re looking to add to your team now or budgeting for it soon, join us for this interactive discussion to help you find your unicorn!

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Thursday, June 24: Threading It Together: Fundamentals of Development Operations

Behind every successful fundraising team are several operational efficiencies that make for a smooth donor and/or volunteer experience on the front end as well as a streamlined process for the nonprofit staff on the back end. While development operations might not be the most exciting part of fundraising, there is an argument to be made that they are the most important.

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Thursday, May 20: Threading It Together: Starting and Growing a Monthly Giving Program

Monthly donors have a greater lifetime value than one-tie donors. Join us on this webinar to learn steps for building a monthly giving program and to see examples of some of our favorite programs.

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Thursday, April 22: Threading It Together: Review of the 2020 Spool to Sphere Comparison

Join Thread Director Holly Richardson for this 30-minute “sprint” sessions where we will review the 2020 Spool to Sphere Comparison (Thread’s annual report of some of the most significant trends and best practices for EOY solicitations) and the lessons small nonprofits should take to heart to increase their EOY success.

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Tuesday, March 23: Nonprofit Technology Conference 2021

There’s a First Time for Everything… Launching a Development Department

Even if it’s just the hire of one person, launching a development department is a major milestone for a nonprofit. Yet many organizations rush this crucial moment, hiring quickly and all too soon feeling the pain of poor planning.

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Thursday, March 18: Threading It Together: Smart Strategies for Corporate Partnerships

This session will cover how to prospect companies for partnership, build corporate relationships, and design/pitch customized partnerships that meet the needs and interests of all parties.

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