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March 2019

WEBINAR: Stay Organized and Save Time in Your Grants Program

March 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$39

If your goal is to raise more money and submit more grant proposals in 2019, efficiency is the name of the game. Being organized helps you save time, produce strong grants, ensure you and your team are not overworked, and generally improve efficiency in your grant program. Not to mention, the ability to produce a strong proposal quickly can have a direct impact on your grant program’s success.

In this one-hour training, we’ll show you how to develop an efficient proposal-writing process that prevents unnecessary wasted time.

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In-Person Workshop: Monitoring & Evaluation 101 for Nonprofit Professionals

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Elevate, 806 7th Street NW, # 301
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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$99
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As a nonprofit professional, you probably know that understanding your organization's impact is essential — not only to achieve your mission, but also to communicate your work effectively.

But programmatic monitoring and evaluation can be complicated!

This in-person workshop is for non-experts who want to understand the fundamentals better. It will make monitoring and evaluation easy to understand and focus on practical tips and case studies.

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WEBINAR: How to Measure if Your Grant Program is Working

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$39
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Building a grants program is both high-stakes and time-intensive. But how can you tell if your grants program working and raising as much money as it can?

In this webinar, the grant writing experts at Elevate will teach you how to measure the success of you grant strategy, and help you avoid inadvertently leaving money on the table. We'll show you how to:

- Establish the right timeline and goals for measuring progress;
- Weigh opportunity costs, and know which opportunities are worth pursuing; and
- Measure and interpret returns from grants.

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WEBINAR: Revenue Forecasting & Projections for Nonprofits

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$39

If you are the leader of a nonprofit organization, you have almost certainly been asked to predict future revenue and expenses during annual budget season. And if you’ve ever been in a cash crunch, you might have wished you’d planned a little more rigorously earlier in the year.

We know this task can feel challenging at best, and near-impossible at worst – which is why we want to share our secrets behind the same forecasting and projection process we use to produce forecasting charts for our nonprofit clients.

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April 2019

FREE WEBINAR: How to Write Your First Grant

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You’ve been tasked with writing your first grant proposal for your organization, and you have no idea where to start.

What information goes in which section? Are you using enough data? How much money should you ask for?

If you’re new to grant writing, the process can seem convoluted, overwhelming, and stressful. We know the feeling! At Elevate we’ve worked with over 100 nonprofit organizations to win millions of dollars for their programs, and we’ve learned a thing or two about what constitutes a winning grant (and the mistakes to avoid).

In this FREE one-hour webinar, we’ll walk you through basic do’s and don’ts to help you write your first grant with confidence.

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WEBINAR: Cultivation Best Practices for Fundraisers

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$39

At its core, fundraising is about building relationships. And just like any other relationship, a strong grantee-grantor relationship takes time, skill, and attention. In this webinar, Alayna Buckner will cover everything you need to know about cultivating relationships with program officers and funders to help you strengthen your pipeline of grantmakers and ultimately secure more grants for your programs.

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WEBINAR: Prospect Research and Building Your Pipeline

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$39

Fundraising is largely about approaching the right funders at the right time with the right proposal. But fundraising can’t happen in a vacuum. Organizations need a strong pipeline of funding prospects coupled with concrete cultivation strategies to turn prospect research into the dollars that will allow you to achieve your larger organization goals. At Elevate, each of our client teams build grant programs from the ground up – from initial prospect research to writing the first proposal. Now, we want to share our tricks of the trade.

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WEBINAR: Take Your Grant Proposal from ‘Good’ to ‘Great’!

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$39

We know writing grants can be confusing. There’s a huge range of questions to answer, many of which are worded differently by different funders, and it can be hard to know where to start – especially if you’re new to grant writing.

In this interactive beginner-friendly workshop, we'll break down what funders are actually looking for in a grant proposals, and show you how to take your existing grant language from 'okay' or 'good' to 'great!'

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WEBINAR: Monitoring and Evaluation 101 for Nonprofit Professionals

April 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$39

As a nonprofit professional, you probably know that understanding your organization's impact is essential — not only to achieve your mission, but also to communicate your work effectively. But programmatic monitoring and evaluation can be complicated!

This webinar is for non-experts, who want to understand the fundamentals better. It will make monitoring and evaluation easy to understand and focus on practical tips and case studies.

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May 2019

WEBINAR: Revenue Forecasting & Projections for Nonprofits

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$69

If you are the leader of a nonprofit organization, you have almost certainly been asked to predict future revenue and expenses during annual budget season. And if you’ve ever been in a cash crunch, you might have wished you’d planned a little more rigorously earlier in the year.

We know this task can feel challenging at best, and near-impossible at worst – which is why we want to share our secrets behind the same forecasting and projection process we use to produce forecasting charts for our nonprofit clients.

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FREE WEBINAR: You’ve Submitted Your First Grant, Now What?

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

You’ve written and submitted your first grant — congratulations! But as you probably suspect, the work doesn’t stop there.

Building a successful and sustainable grants program involves more than just drafting proposals and pressing ‘submit’ before the deadline.

In this FREE one-hour webinar, we’ll show you some strategic next steps you can take to start building out a pipeline of grants to apply for, funder relationships to cultivate, and a calendar that helps you keep track of it all so nothing slips through the cracks.

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WEBINAR: Program Design & Theory of Change for Nonprofit Professionals

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$39

Strong program design is essential to achieving your mission and making the difference you want to in your community and beyond! Having a research-based theory of change will help you run better programs and win more funding. Effective program design also makes it easier to develop a logic model (which many funders now require in their proposals) and produce clear proposals.

In this one-hour webinar, we'll walk you through the fundamentals of strong program design.

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