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Events

AFP New Jersey Conference on Philanthropy
Nov
14
8:30 AM08:30

AFP New Jersey Conference on Philanthropy

Join me at the Marriott Bridgewater at the AFP New Jersey Conference on Philanthropy to explore Nine Ways to Turbocharge Your Grantseeking.

You have a great program. You have strong proposals. You want more and better grants. How do you improve your grant-seeking results? In this session, you will learn nine ways to “turbocharge” your grants program, ranging from how to set targeted goals to building your visibility and networks to writing a more dynamic and engaging case. Link here to learn more about

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Candid Proposal Writing Bootcamp
Nov
18
to Nov 20

Candid Proposal Writing Bootcamp

This three-day project-based immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. Participants will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder's perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch.

Presented by a team of experts from Candid, John Hicks, CFRE will join participants on day two to explore priority setting and proposal budgeting - two critical elements of developing a competitive application. Link here to learn more and register.

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Online DonorSearch Flash Class: Engaging Next-Generation Board and Staff at Foundations
Nov
21
1:00 PM13:00

Online DonorSearch Flash Class: Engaging Next-Generation Board and Staff at Foundations

We are in the midst of the most significant "changing of the guard" in the history of US Foundations as next generation leaders assume key staff and board roles. Learn how to best engage them - from initial contact through the submission of your proposal - to gain their attention and trust and secure crucial grant support for your organization.

Join John Hicks CFRE for a free online DonorSearch Flash Class “ Engaging Next-Generation Leaders in Foundations” and learn more about:

  • How to communicate effectively with next-gen foundation leaders;

  • How to adapt your grant writing to best get your message across to next-gen staff and board;

  • How to build and steward relationships through multi-channel communications; 

  • What new grantmaking strategies next-gen leaders are employing and how to position your charity to respond

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AFP Central Pennsylvania Capital Conference
Oct
1
8:30 AM08:30

AFP Central Pennsylvania Capital Conference

We are in the midst of the most significant "changing of the guard" in the history of US Foundations as next generation leaders assume key staff and board roles. Learn how to best engage them - from initial contact through the submission of your proposal - to gain their attention and trust and secure crucial grant support for your organization.

Join John Hicks CFRE for “Grant Seeking 2.0: Engaging Next-Generation Leaders in Foundations: and learn more about:

  • How to communicate effectively with next-gen foundation leaders;

  • How to adapt your grant writing to best get your message across to next-gen staff and board;

  • How to build and steward relationships through multi-channel communications; 

  • What new grantmaking strategies next-gen leaders are employing and how to position your charity to respond

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AFP International Conference on Philanthropy
Apr
1
10:15 AM10:15

AFP International Conference on Philanthropy

Join me in San Antonio on Monday April 1 at the International Conference on Philanthropy.  I will be presenting Nine Steps to Turbocharge Your Grantseeking.

You have a great program. You have strong proposals. You want more and better grants. How do you improve your grant-seeking results? In this session, you will learn nine ways to “turbocharge” your foundation and corporate fundraising, ranging from how to set targeted goals to building your visibility and networks to writing a more dynamic and engaging case. Link here to learn more about ICON!

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AFP New York City
Mar
14
8:00 AM08:00

AFP New York City

What do you need to successfully find grants for your organization?  John Hicks, CFRE will moderate a panel of grantwriting experts who have built successful foundation and corporate funding streams for their organizations  Join us as they explore researching prospective institutional funders, proposal writing tips and tricks, different elements and formats of a proposal, and current trends and developments in proposal writing.

Link here to learn more and register for the event.

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May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Get On Board NJ 2018

Join me in Morristown NJ on Saturday May 19 at Get on Board NJ 2018, a dynamic conference offered through a collaboration of the eight Junior Leagues of New Jersey. I will be presenting Grant Writing Basics: How to Craft a Winning Proposal and Select Your Best Prospects"  We will explore how to present your nonprofit's priorities to grant makers in a compelling way and how to identify the best potential funding partners for success!

Link here to learn more.

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Apr
24
10:30 AM10:30

Victoria Emerging Leaders Program - Newark, NJ

I am pleased to return as a keynote lecturer at the Rutgers Business School's Institute for Ethical Leadership presenting "Best Practices in Fund Development for Emerging Leaders."  The session will offer an overview of fund development for nonprofits with trends and best practices as well as case studies about how great nonprofit were able to develop successful fund raising programs.

 

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Apr
15
to Apr 17

International Conference on Philanthropy

Join me in New Orleans on Sunday April 15 at the International Conference on Philanthropy.  I will be presenting Managing Fundraising through Your Organization's Lifecycle, where we will explore how our approach to successful fundraising changes as our organization navigates challenges and growth alike. 

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Apr
11
10:00 PM22:00

Victoria Emerging Leaders Program - Newark, NJ

I am pleased to be appearing as the featured speaker for the fabulous Victoria Emerging Leaders Program of the Rutgers Business School Institute for Ethical Leadership.  I will be speaking on the topic of "Matching Fundraising Strategy to Organizational Lifecycles" where we will explore adapting your fundraising to the level of your agency's growth.

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