Upcoming Seminars: Recession Rescue-Nonprofit Survival School

March 24, 2009

Nonprofits across the U.S. are suffering in the current recession.  The Development Resource Center has decided, as a public service, to offer a series of free monthly seminars via conference call to small- and medium-sized nonprofits that are feeling the pinch.  We will offer concrete advice on fundraising in a recession as well as management and fiscal policy counsel that we call “best practices for bad times.”

This seminar will be taught by Shava Nerad, former E.D. of the Tor Project, and Buzz Harris, E.D. of the DRC.  Registrants will receive information about the conference call via email.

Tuition: free of charge

Seminars will be held from 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. (EDT) on Apr. 22nd; May 5th & 26th; and June 11th, 18th, & 25th.  Check back over the next few weeks for additional future dates.

Click here to register.


Advanced Grant Writing Seminar coming soon!

March 10, 2009

Shava Nerad is the former Executive Director of the Tor Project, a major online  privacy group, and a faculty member at the Development Resource Center.   We’ve been good friends since we met at the Arisia Science Fiction Convention in Boston some years ago.  Ironically our respective partners were friends and had always thought that Shava and I would get on famously.  They introduced us to each other at an Arisia party and then sat back and watched us talk nonprofit shop for the better part of two hours.  Both were quite smug. Read the rest of this entry »

Teaching fundraising to East African NGO’s?

February 22, 2009

Earlier this week we were contacted by the PAMOJA Trust, a Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), with a request that we make our nonprofit fundraising and governance classes available to them and their network in East Africa.  We’re very interested, Read the rest of this entry »

Online Social Media Class Coming!

February 20, 2009

The DRC is developing a new course in nonprofit marketing and fundraising using online social media (Web 2.0).  It should be added to the course schedule in the spring, and it will cover Read the rest of this entry »