ESC Free Fundraising Training and Tools

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Current Available FREE Fundraising Training and Resources for Nonprofits:
  1. Nonprofit Board Members' Role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Publicly announced 18 May 2020 | Filmed 23 June 2020)

    • Presented by Terra Winston, MBA, ESC Executive Coach and Board Member​

  2. How to Teach Children about Charity: Philanthropy begins at Birth (Published May 2020)

  3. How to Make Your Video Conference Calls More Secure: 15 Fast + Free Ways (Published Apr 2020)

    1. En Español: Cómo Hacer que sus Llamadas de Videoconferencia Sean Más Seguras: 15 Formas Rápidas y Gratuitas

  4. ESC’s Guide to How to Conduct an Online Event (Published Apr 2020)

  5. 10 Free Video Conferencing Solutions (Published Apr 2020)

  6. ESC Time Study Template (Published 2020) Includes data sheets and calculator
  7. Board Member Give/Get Report (Published 2019)
  8. ESC's Guide to Listening (Published Mar 2020)

  9. "Giving Trends Shows Overall Slow Growth with Some Cautionary Notes" (Article Published July 2019)
  10. "Individual Donor Retention: Donor Retention Through Community Building" Presented by Rick Krosnick, Chief Development Officer, Jewish National Fund (Filmed 2019)

  11. "Individual Giving Panel Discussion" | Panelists: Anna Trachtman, Director of Development, Haven Theatre | Dr. Shawn Vogen, Associate Vice President, Trustee and Principal Giving at Rush University Medical Center | Mark Loux, Vice President at ResourceOne Fundraising Group | Nancy Carstedt, Consultant, ESC and Former Executive Director, Abraham Low Self-Help Systems | Rachelle Jervis, President & CEO, ESC | Toni Goehring, Development Director, Warren W. Cherry Preschool (Filmed 2019)

  12. "Future of Philanthropy Panel Discussion" | Panelists: Rich Lalley, Development Director, Project Warm | Irene Frey, President, Retirement Research Foundation | Audrey Thomas, CEO, Deborah's Place | Karen Matts, Global Development Manager, MDRT | Brenda Swartz, President & CEO, Concordia Place | Kathy Busey Kielar, Vice President Development, Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT) | Vicki C. Clarke, Ph.D., Philanthropic Advisor and former Vice President of Philanthropy and Development for Heifer International (Filmed Nov 2018)
  13. "Major Changes in Board Stability Panel Discussion" | Panelists: Dave May, Board President, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability | Don Schwartz, Served on internal boards at Chase Bank, Director of the Center for Risk Management and Corporate Governance, and author of Corporate Boards: Managers of Risk Sources of Risk | Gayla Brockman, President and CEO, Michael Reese Health Trust | Mike Thompson, Board service includes Northwest Suburban United Way, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, and Jobs for Youth Chicago | Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography | Richard Basofin, Board Chairperson, Family Service of Lake County and serves on the boards of Highland Park Public Library, Family Service of Lake County, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, the Civic Leadership Foundation, and Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center (Filmed Aug 2019)

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