Conversation Series

Conversation Series

Join Elevate this spring for our second-ever free Conversation Series!

We’re bringing in experts and hosting a series of panel discussions to explore three key building blocks of fundraising: Capacity Building; Partnerships, Mergers, and Collective Impact; and Corporate Partnerships.

These are free events designed to bring nonprofit professionals from the DC region together and provide valuable information about in-demand topics to local nonprofits. Attend all three events, or choose the ones that are most relevant to you and your organization!

All sessions will be hosted at The Gallery at Elevate, Elevate’s dedicated events space. The Gallery is conveniently located in the heart of Chinatown in Washington, DC, one block from Gallery Place metro station.

For each session, light breakfast will be available beginning at 9 am, and presentations will begin at 9:30 am.

The Spring 2019 Sessions:

Doing More with Less Through Capacity Building

Tuesday, May 7 at 9:30 am
The Gallery at Elevate

Capacity building projects help organizations do more with the resources we already have. Whether its a program-design and evaluation project that improves our effectiveness, or a technology project that makes us more efficient in registering participants, or a fundraising capacity project that sets us up to raise more dollars in the future without adding staff: regular and thoughtful capacity building is an essential building block for the well-run organization.

Join Elevate for a morning focused on capacity building! Starting at 9:30 AM, for one hour we’ll discuss how to design strong capacity building projects. Then from 11-12, we’ll have networking opportunity to meet different capacity building providers.

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Working Together in the Nonprofit Sector

Tuesday, May 21 at 9:30 am
The Gallery at Elevate

At Elevate, we — and most of your funders — know that the nonprofit sector is more effective when we work together. We also know that collaborating with other busy organizations can be hard, messy, and time-consuming. How can you make this core nonprofit building block work for you and your organization?

Join Elevate and our guest panelists for a conversation about the full spectrum of collaboration in the nonprofit sector – including partnerships, mergers, and collective impact. Our panelists are prepared to answer your most pressing questions, so come prepared to ask about the challenges, benefits, and keys to successful collaboration in the nonprofit sector!

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Keys to Successful Nonprofit-Corporate Partnerships

Tuesday, June 4 at 9:30 am
The Gallery at Elevate

In the world of philanthropy, it’s a well-known fact that corporate partnerships are an important component of your larger fundraising strategy. And now that for-profit companies feel increased pressure from consumers to demonstrate social responsibility, nonprofit-corporate partnerships are more mutually beneficial than ever.

But finding these partners and building those relationships is still no easy feat. As a nonprofit, how can you make your organization an appealing one to partner with in such a saturated and competitive landscape?

Join Elevate for a moderated panel discussion, where you’ll hear from corporate philanthropists and the nonprofits they’ve worked with about what makes this type of partnership successful.

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