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Career Development



Cultivating Your Fundraising Team


Seasoned professionals and volunteers offer approaches and techniques on how to create and nourish a successful fundraising team from your staff and board.





Online Classes


Social Media for Leaders: Find Your Voice

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $45.00

Learn how to add social engagement skills to your executive toolkit.

Live Chat


Do You Need Certifications for Your Fundraising Career?

Nov 11, 2010  

David Pass, CFRE, vice president of development and marketing of MedShare, and Joe Folan, director of Opportunity Knocks, answer questions about when professional fundraising certifications would be a worthwhile investment of your time, energy, and money for a career in grant writing and fundraising.

The Artist as Entrepreneur

Oct 31, 2011  

Replay the transcript of Rebecca Posey and Matthew Charboneau discussing how artists can build their own successful creative enterprises.

Board Compensation & Incentive Pay for Executives: Can Nonprofits Do This?

Dec 05, 2011  

This Q&A explores the right way to offer attractive pay and benefits and features Pete Smith (Smith Compensation Consulting) and Deborah Davidson (BoardSource).

Training Events


Using LinkedIn to Reach Donors: Elevate Your Story on LinkedIn

Feb 21, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Francisco, California | In-person

As the nonprofit and for-profit industry lines continue to blur, the competition for executives to monetize their expertise intensifies. This half-day personal branding workshop is designed to solve this problem.


The Art of Salary Negotiations

Feb 27, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

Knowing how to properly negotiate your salary isn’t about “winning” or “losing”—it’s about setting yourself up for the future you deserve. Regardless of how many years of experience you have, if you’re ready for a change in salary, then our Salary Negotiations Workshop is for you! 


Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

Mar 2, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Francisco In-person

The Emerging Professionals Leadership Circle is a monthly peer group meeting of new development professionals of small organizations, to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal, roundtable format, you will have an opportunity to share your insights, gain practical solutions, and alleviate any on-the-job isolation or stress that you might experience. 


Coaching Skills for Managers: The Secret Sauce for Workplace Success

Mar 8, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
San Francisco, California | In-person

This interactive workshop is designed to help you learn more about your own management style and how to strengthen it.

$95 / $75 early bird

New Manager Super Powers - Do You Have What it Takes?

Mar 13, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

New non-profit managers need to ensure their “managerial toolkit” is full of tools (Super Powers) that equip them to be successful managers.  This workshop is designed to offer practical methods for managing non-profit staff members and will explore the soft skills of management and leadership.