Introductory

  • Webinar
    Learn how to craft messages tailored to your audience that effectively communicate your ideas in a concise and persuasive way. Whether writing a grant proposal, a press release, a resume, or an email this webinar will help you write with clarity, style, and efficacy.
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    Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (23 votes)
  • Book document
    Utilize your board to identify and cultivate potential donors. This course will teach you six important strategies to empower your volunteer leadership to raise funds for your program.
  • Book document
    Sharpen your "ask" skills by learning how to match your program's needs with a company's goals to create mutually beneficial partnerships. From planning to executing, this tutorial will teach you the steps to soliciting charitable funds from business leaders.
  • Book document
    Examine essential elements of a direct mail fundraising campaign with this tutorial.
  • Book document

    Explore topics in volunteer management, including recruitment and placement, orientation, retention, and recognition. This tutorial provides a foundation for your volunteer mobilization efforts.

  • Document
    Recognize the importance on non-verbal communication and monitoring the "temperature" of the room in effective meetings and successful ongoing collaborations with these tips and techniques.
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    Your rating: None Average: 4 (1 vote)
  • Document
    Learn how to translate the experience you've gained during VISTA service into language that can help you get a job. This document provides background and a training exercise.
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    Your rating: None Average: 3 (2 votes)
  • Document
    Apply the principles in this document to make the most of your collaboration opportunities.
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    Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
  • Document
    Manage your meeting time to be productive and focused by learning and applying the lessons in this document. Facilitating effective meetings is an essential skill, and this document points you in the right direction.
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    Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (11 votes)
  • Document
    Use this document to help you categorize key stakeholders in your program and community and plan timely and effective outreach.
    4.5
    Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

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