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2014 Webinars
April 17, 2014

Ask the Expert: Everything You Wanted to Know about Nonprofit Tax Law

Presenters: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Partner and Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Practice, Venable, LLP; Cody Cassady, Marketing Associate, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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April 8, 2014

How Nonprofit Data and Volunteers Can Save the World

Presenters: Erinn Andrews, Senior Director of Nonprofit Strategy, GuideStar USA; Lisa Pool, Consultant/Executive Director, Technology Affinity Group; Shari Ilsen, Director, Engagement, VolunteerMatch

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March 18, 2014

Make the Most of Your VolunteerMatch Account

Presenters: Jennifer Bennett, CVA, Senior Manager, Education & Training, VolunteerMatch; Erinn Andrews, Senior Director of Nonprofit Strategy, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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February 24, 2014

GuideStar Impact Call

Presenters: Mari Kuraishi, Board Chair, GuideStar USA; Jacob Harold, President and CEO, GuideStar USA; James Lum, CFO, GuideStar USA; Lindsay Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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February 11, 2014

Getting Your Donors to Fall in Love With You

Presenters: Farra Trompeter, Vice President, Big Duck; and Jenny Taylor, Marketing Specialist, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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January 28, 2014

How to Take Advantage of Grassroots.org Free Technology Tools and Services Provided to GuideStar Silver and Gold Level Participants

Presenters: James Grierson, Vice President, BlueHost; Albert Mitchell, Vice President, SEO.com; Pammi Bhullar, Program Manager, University of Maryland, Robert Smith School of Business; and Erinn Andrews, Senior Director of Nonprofit Strategy, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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January 14, 2014

Leveraging Social Media for Nonprofit Events

Presenters: Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits; Laura Huddle, Senior Category Manager, Eventbrite; and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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January 9, 2014

Overcoming Your Less Than Perfect Board

Presenters: Stephen K. Orr, Managing Partner, Orr Associates Inc. (OAI); Kelly Dunphy, Vice President, Fundraising and Development, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI); and Jenny Taylor, Marketing Specialist, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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2013 Webinars
December 12, 2013

The Top 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends, Priorities, and Goals: Dive In and Plan Next Year

Presenters: Kivi Leroux Miller, President, NonprofitMarketingGuide.com, and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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December 11, 2013

Filling the Gap When You Have a Vacant Leadership Position

Presenters: Stephen K. Orr, Managing Partner, Orr Associates, Inc; Emma Kieran, Vice President, Fundraising and Development, Orr Associates, Inc; and Jenny Taylor, Marketing Specialist, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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December 10, 2013

Weaving Financial Data Into Your Grantmaking Practice

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Manager, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Scott Menzel, Product & User Experience Manager, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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December 10, 2013

Weaving Financial Data Into Your Nonprofit's Story

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Manager, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Scott Menzel, Product & User Experience Manager, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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November 14, 2013

How to Exceed Your 2013 Fundraising Goals

Presenters: Scott Garell, CEO, Goodsearch.com; and Erinn Andrews, Senior Director of Nonprofit Strategy, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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November 12, 2013

50 Asks in 50 Weeks: How to Create a Development Plan and Raise More Money in Your Small Development Shop

Presenters: Amy Eisenstein, CFRE, ACFRE, Author & Owner of Tri Point Fundraising, and Jenny Taylor, Marketing Specialist, GuideStar (moderator)

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November 5, 2013

Crucial Year-End Giving Strategies for Your Nonprofit Appeal

Presenters: Mazarine Treyz, author, The Wild Woman's Guide to Fundraising; and Jenny Taylor (moderator), Marketing Specialist, GuideStar USA

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October 15, 2013

Prospecting the Nonprofit Sector with GuideStar Premium Pro

Presenters: Scott Menzel, Product & User Experience Manager, GuideStar USA, and Usma Ziard, Senior Marketing Director (moderator)

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October 8, 2013

Capital Campaigns for the 21st Century: What's New and What's not

Presenters: Andrea Kihlstedt, author & co-founder, AskingMatters.com; Gail Perry; and Jenny Taylor (moderator), Marketing Specialist, GuideStar USA

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October 1, 2013

Best Practices in Nonprofit Compensation

Presenters: Karl E. Emerson, of counsel, Montgomery McCracken, and Chuck McLean, Vice President of Research, GuideStar USA

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September 26, 2013

Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications

Presenters: Sarah Durham, Principal and Founder, Big Duck, and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar (moderator)

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September 10, 2013

Finding Funding with Foundation Center

Presenters: George Ford, Product Manager, Online Subscription Services, Foundation Center; Leeanne G-Bowley, Manager, National Training, Foundation Center; Usma Ziard, Senior Marketing Director, GuideStar (moderator)

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August 27, 2013

The Ins and Outs of the NEW GuideStar Exchange

Presenters: Erinn Andrews, Senior Director of Nonprofit Strategy, and Jenny Taylor (moderator), Marketing Specialist, GuideStar USA

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June 26, 2013

Fundraising with Social Media

Presenters: Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Co-Founder, Social Media for Nonprofits; Lesley Mansford, CEO, Razoo, and Board Member, Razoo Foundation; and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar (moderator)

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June 20, 2013

Webinar for Nonprofits—Financial Analysis in Action: Getting the Most Out of 990 Data

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Manager, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Scott Menzel, Product & User Experience Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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May 30, 2013

Webinar for Nonprofits—Financial Analysis in Action: Getting the Most Out of 990 Data

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Manager, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Scott Menzel, Product & User Experience Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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May 30, 2013

Webinar for Grantmakers—Financial Analysis in Action: Getting the Most Out of 990 Data

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Manager, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Scott Menzel, Product & User Experience Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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April 30, 2013

Major Gifts for Small Shops

Presenters: Amy Eisenstein, CFRE, Tri Point Fundraising, and Diana Hand, Senior Marketing Manager, GuideStar

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April 15, 2013

Demo: Philanthropedia Custom Research

Presenters: Jasmine Marrow, Manager of Philanthropedia Research, GuideStar, and Diana Hand, Senior Marketing Manager, GuideStar

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April 9, 2013

How to Raise $25K a Year from Simple Daily Actions for Free

Presenters: Scott Garell, CEO, Goodsearch.com, and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar (moderator)

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April 3 and 4, 2013

Taming Your Communications Calendar Six Months at a Time

Presenters: Kivi Leroux Miller, NonprofitMarketingGuide.com, and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar (moderator)

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March 13, 2013

Free Guidebook, More Money for More Good, Gives Nonprofits Three Steps to Fundraise and Connect with Donors More Effectively

Presenters: Lindsay J.K. Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar, and Sally Boucher, Director of Research, WealthEngine

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February 26, 2013

Demo: Financial SCAN for Nonprofits

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Senior Associate, National Consulting Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Usma Ziard, Senior Marketing Director, GuideStar

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February 26, 2013

Demo: Financial SCAN for Grantmakers

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Senior Associate, National Consulting Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Usma Ziard, Senior Marketing Director, GuideStar

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2012 Webinars
December 6, 2012

Awash in Money: How to Compete with Billion-Dollar Elections and Hurricanes This Year-End

Presenters: Andrea Kihlstedt, author and co-founder, AskingMatters.com; Gail Perry; Lindsay Nichols, communications director, GuideStar (moderator)

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November 14, 2012

Financial SCAN for Grantmakers

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Senior Associate, National Consulting Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Diana Hand, Senior Marketing Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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November 14, 2012

Financial SCAN for Nonprofits

Presenters: Peter Kramer, Senior Associate, National Consulting Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Diana Hand, Senior Marketing Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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November 6, 2012

Finding Funding with Foundation Center

Presenters: George Ford, Product Manager, Foundation Center; Leeanne G-Bowley, Manager of National Training, Foundation Center; Diana Hand, Senior Marketing Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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October 16, 2012

How to Spot a "Good" Nonprofit

Presenters: Lindsay J.K. Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar USA, Inc., and Corbit Harrison, VP Business Development, VolunteerHub

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October 11, 2012

Nonprofit Executive Compensation and Incentive Compensation: Keys to Protecting Your Organization and Its Leaders from IRS Sanctions

Presenters: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Practice, and Matthew T. Journy, Esq., Attorney, Nonprofit Organizations Practice, Venable LLP, Washington, D.C.; Lauren Walinsky, Membership Director, GuideStar (moderator)

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October 9, 2012

More Money for More Good: Three Steps to Help Nonprofits Fundraise

Presenters: Greg Ulrich, Director of Advisory Services, Hope Consulting, and Bob Ottenhoff, President Emeritus, GuideStar

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September 27, 2012

Best Practices in Nonprofit Compensation

Presenters: Karl E. Emerson, of counsel, Montgomery McCracken, and Chuck McLean, Vice President of Research, GuideStar USA

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September 20, 2012

Philanthropedia Custom Research for Foundations

Presenters: Erinn Andrews, Senior Director of Nonprofit Strategy, GuideStar; Jasmine Marrow, Manager of Philanthropedia Research, GuideStar; and Diana Hand, Senior Marketing Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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August 23, 2012

Introduction to Google for Nonprofits

Presenters: Leslie Hernandez Dinneen, Product Marketing Manager, Google.org; Ramya Raghavan, Marketing Manager, YouTube; John McCallen, Nonprofit Trainer and UX Research, YouTube; Diana Hand, Senior Marketing Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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August 6, 2012

Money for Good II: Findings and Implications for Foundations

Presenters: Greg Ulrich, Director of Advisory Services, Hope Consulting; Bob Ottenhoff, President and CEO, GuideStar USA, Inc; and Lindsay Nichols, Communications Director, GuideStar USA, Inc. (moderator)

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July 24, 2012

Building the Best Board for Challenging Times

Presenters: Richard (Dick) O. Walker, III, Managing Director, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI); John Bauser, Department Head, Strategy, OAI; Lauren Walinsky, Membership Director, GuideStar USA, Inc. (moderator)

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June 28, 2012

Grantmaker Due Diligence in the Pension Protection Act Era

Presenters: Suzanne Ross McDowell, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and Pamela Jowdy, Senior Product Manager, GuideStar

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June 19, 2012

The Next Generation of Nonprofit Executive Compensation: The Keys to Withstanding IRS Scrutiny

Presenters: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Practice, Venable LLP; Matthew T. Journy, Esq., Attorney, Nonprofit Organizations Practice, Venable LLP; and Lauren Walinsky, Director, GuideStar Membership (moderator)

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May 16, 2012

Supersize My Online Savvy: Surefire Steps to Fundraising and Social Success

Presenters: Katya Andresen, Chief Strategy Officer, Network for Good, and Lindsay Nichols, PR and Social Media Marketing Manager, GuideStar USA, Inc.

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May 8, 2012

Everything You Wanted to Know About State Charitable Solicitation Statutes But Were Afraid to Ask

Presenters: Karl E. Emerson, Of Counsel, Montgomery McCracken, and Chuck McLean, Vice President, Research, GuideStar USA, Inc.

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May 3, 2012

Nonprofit Financial Health: New Tools for Analysis

Presenters: Pamela Jowdy, Senior Product Manager, GuideStar, and Rebecca Thomas, Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Nonprofit Finance Fund

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April 24, 2012

Charting Your Impact

Andrea Affeltranger, Director, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership and Practice, Independent Sector; Robert Wade Anthony, Founder and Executive Director, Adolescent Wellness; José Fernández, Director, GuideStar Exchange; Melanie Matthews, Director of Capacity Building and Operations, Campion Foundation; and Mikaela Seligman, Vice President, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership and Practice, Independent Sector (moderator)

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April 10, 2012

Grantmaker Due Diligence in the Pension Protection Act Era

Presenters: Suzanne Ross McDowell, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and Pamela Jowdy, Senior Product Manager, GuideStar

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March 8, 2012

10 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Presenters: Heather Mansfield, Owner, DIOSA Communications, and Principal Blogger, Nonprofit Tech 2.0, and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, PR and Social Media Marketing Manager, GuideStar (moderator)

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February 23, 2012

Focusing on Impact and Encouraging Transparency: GuideStar's New Nonprofit Report Pages

Presenters: Bernard Palin, Product Manager, Marketing; Suzanne Coffman, Editorial Director; José Fernández, Director, GuideStar Exchange; Erinn Andrews, Director of Data, Research, and Partner Relationships, GuideStar

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February 10, 2012

Using Referrals to Increase Donations

Presenters: Kevin Strickland, President, the Not For Profit Group, and Barry Ward, Managing Partner, the Not For Profit Group (moderator)

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February 1, 2012

Fire Up Your Board for Fundraising: Turn Their Passion into Action

Presenters: Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE, and Author, Fired-Up Fundraising; Diana Hand, Marketing Manager, GuideStar USA, Inc. (moderator)

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January 25, 2012

Strategic Philanthropy in the "New Normal"

Presenters: Ned Zechman, Senior Consultant, Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI); John Wm. Thomas, Managing Director, OAI; Dick Walker, Managing Director, OAI (moderator)

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2011 Webinars
December 16, 2011

Driving More Dollars to High-Performing Nonprofits

Presenters: Greg Ulrich, Director of Advisory Services, Hope Consulting, and Bob Ottenhoff, President and CEO, GuideStar USA, Inc.

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December 12, 2011

Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity

Presenters: Mario Morino, Chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners, and Bob Ottenhoff, President and CEO, GuideStar USA, Inc. (moderator)

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December 6, 2011

Must-Do Marketing for Nonprofit Leaders: A One-Page Plan for 2012

Presenters: Nancy E. Schwartz, President, Nancy Schwartz & Company, and Publisher, Getting Attention blog and e-update, and Diana Hand, Marketing Manager, GuideStar USA, Inc. (moderator)

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October 6, 2011

The Seven Steps for Data-Driven Decision Making

Presenters: Sacha Litman, founder and principal consultant, Measuring Success, and José Fernández, director of the GuideStar Exchange (moderator)

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October 5, 2011

The Second Great Wave of Philanthropy

Presenters: Sean Stannard-Stockton, owner, Ensemble Capital Management, and author of the Tactical Philanthropy blog, and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, PR and Social Media Marketing Manager, GuideStar USA (moderator)

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September 20, 2011

Best Practices in Nonprofit Compensation

Presenters: Karl E. Emerson, of counsel, Montgomery McCracken, and Chuck McLean, vice president, research, GuideStar USA, Inc.

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September 14, 2011

Charting Impact 101

Presenters: Andrea Affeltranger, Director, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership and Practice, Independent Sector; José Fernández: Director, GuideStar Exchange; Jennifer Sigler, COO and CFO, GlobalGiving Foundation; Toni Heineman, Executive Director, A Home Within; Eliza Halsey, Director of Quality Assurance and Evaluation, Public Allies; Mikaela Seligman, Vice President, Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership and Practice, Independent Sector (moderator)

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August 24 and 25, 2011

Putting Real Strategy into Your Social Media Outreach

Presenters: Kivi Miller, president, Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com, and author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause, and Lindsay J.K. Nichols, PR and Social Media Marketing Manager, GuideStar USA, Inc. (moderator)

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August 17, 2011

The 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Presenters: Kimberly Boyd, Vice President, HandsOn Network; José Fernández, Director, GuideStar Exchange (moderator)

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June 28, 2011

Automatic Revocations, the Sector, You, and GuideStar

Presenters: Chuck McLean, Vice President, Research, and Pam Jowdy, Senior Product Manager, GuideStar USA, Inc.

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June 22, 2011

Charting Impact—Share Your Results

Presenters: Diana Aviv, CEO, Independent Sector; Bob Ottenhoff, CEO, GuideStar USA, Inc.; Art Taylor, CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance; and J McCray, Chief Operating Officer, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (moderator)

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June 7, 2011

The End of "Slacktivism"—Motivating Donors to Take Real Action Online

Presenters: Spencer Whelan, Director of Marketing and Communications, KIMBIA, and José Fernández, Director of the GuideStar Exchange (moderator)

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May 24, 2011

Corporate Giving Focus: Get Donated Products for Your Cause

Presenters: Melissa Trumpower, EVP, Marketing, Communications, & Strategic Partnerships, Good360, and José Fernández, Director of the GuideStar Exchange (moderator)

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April 27, 2011

A Conversation with Beth Kanter: Networked Nonprofits and Social Media

Presenters: Beth Kanter, author, The Networked Nonprofit, and blogger for one of the longest-running nonprofits blogs; Inga Broerman, Vice President, Marketing, GuideStar USA, Inc. (moderator)

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April 13, 2011

Engaging the Board in the Development Process

Presenters: Kevin Strickland, President, The Not For Profit Group, and José Fernández, Director, GuideStar Exchange (moderator)

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March 10, 2011

Trying Times ... Trying Harder: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Response to Historic Flooding

Presenters: Ellen Lehman, President, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; Rebecca Howerton Finley, Communications Director, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; Spencers Whelan, Director, Marketing & Communications, KIMBIA; Lori Larson, Senior Director GuideStar DonorEdge, GuideStar USA, Inc. (moderator)

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February 22, 2011

Don't Get Lost in the Crowd—Tap into Your Supporters' Passion to Become a Great Nonprofit

Perla Ni, CEO and Founder, GreatNonprofits, and José Fernández, Director, GuideStar Exchange

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February 9, 2011

Ten Predictions for the Next Ten Years

Presenter: Lucy Bernholz, Founder and President of Blueprint Research & Design, Inc., and Author of Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint 2011

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January 25, 2011

The Compensation Checklist for Nonprofits: Are You Prepared for Today and the Next Five Years?

Presenters: Joan Reutter and Kevin Flaherty, Senior Compensation Consultants, Nonprofit HR Solutions

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