Thanks to all of you who helped sign annual appeal letters at the last board meeting!
To date, we received $2063 in donations or memberships from 25 recipients of the 349 letters we sent. Expenses for the annual appeal letters came to $590. Staff time came to 19 hours at a cost of $470.
The 2013 P&L statement shows the annual appeal brought in $1565 in year-end donations. Only some of the donors received an appeal letter. Some responded to email campaigns and donated online; others simply sent a check at year-end.
The 2012 P&L statement shows the annual appeal brought in $2258. The 2012 appeal was all electronic and followed an emphatic push for financial support at the annual dinner and a board challenge.
In order to fulfill its mission and remain sustainable, every nonprofit needs a business model that works. This workshop will help you understand the difference between strategic planning and business planning, assess the strength of your current business model, and develop strategies for long-term sustainability.
Presenter: Heather Gowdy, Senior Manager, LaPiana Consulting (and co-author of The Nonprofit Business Plan: The Leader’s Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model)
(Please do not pass this invitation along to other agencies. If you know of another agency that would like to attend, please refer them to the Nonprofit Support Program.)
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Registration and continental breakfast from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Workshop begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
at The Pond House in Elizabeth Park, 1555 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford
To Register, please visit www.hfpg.org/nsp/rsvp on the Internet and enter the event code NW13P1 The deadline for registering is Monday, May 13th
Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. If you register for the session and subsequently are unable to attend, please give us at least 24 hours notice.
If you require special assistance to attend this event, please contact Betsy Johnson (860-548-1888 x1041 or email@example.com) by May 13th.
This just received from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, which is offering two excellent programs for nonprofit boards this spring. I hope some of you can join me. I've found HFPG workshops to be well worth the time.
Please save the dates for these upcoming workshop offerings for consultants that work with nonprofits. E-mail invitations will be sent five to six weeks in advance of the session.
Smart Stewardship for Nonprofits
Peter Brinckerhoff, nationally renown author, trainer and consultant
Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
How do you make the best decisions for your nonprofit in good times as well as in crises? How can the board and staff be on the same decision-making wavelength? This session, based on Peter Brinckerhoff's newest book, will show you how to become a smart steward of your organization’s resources, develop a decision making framework to help the board and staff make more mission-driven decisions, and understand and evaluate decisions about growing versus staying small.
Using Business Planning to Drive Strategic Decision Making
Heather Gowdy, Senior Manager, LaPiana Consulting (and co-author of The Nonprofit Business Plan: The Leader’s Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model)
Tuesday, May 21, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided)
In order to fulfill its mission and remain sustainable, every nonprofit needs a business model that works. This workshop will help draw distinctions between strategic planning and business planning and when to use each, how nonprofits can assess the strength of their current business model, and how they can develop strategies for long-term sustainability. Note: Too bad this session isn't sooner--we'll be connecting strategic with business planning at our Feb. 13 meeting!
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