Webinars are 1 to 1.5 hours in length with an optimal group size of 10-15 for discussion purposes. All webinars can be modified for a target audience.



Re-defining Philanthropy - Moving Past Western Constructs
Contextualizing philanthropy within world history and its impact on current fundraising patterns


Understanding Cultural Norms

The importance of cultural psychology in the field of fundraising


Decolonizing Fundraising

How to fundraise ethically and with awareness


Fundraising within Diverse American Populations

Understanding giving traditions across countries, ethnicities, and cultures


Culturally Responsive Fundraising Toolkit

Strategies for Donor Materials, Asks, and Reaching New Communities


Cultivating Cultural Responsiveness in your Consulting Firm

Tools for working with other consultants and fundraising professionals


Fundraising in Non-White and Diverse Faith Communities, including

Latinx, African American, Asian, and American Muslim


Culturally Responsive Fundraising Case Study

Understanding the Evolution of the Funding Framework Within the American Muslim Community

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Best Practices for Leading Board Meetings

Consent Agendas, Voting, Calls to Action


Three Hats of a Board Member

Governance, Implementation, and Volunteer


Understanding the Duties of Care, Loyalty, and Obedience


Building Stronger Board and Staff Relationships

Chief Executive versus Board Roles


Developing Consensus Around a Vision for the Future

Establishing Strategic Direction and Goals


Providing Oversight and Accountability

Steering Direction, Providing Oversight, and Supporting Resources


Tools for Recruitment

Statement of Commitment, Participation Agreement, Board Position Descriptions, Conflict of Interest Statements



Thinking About DEI Within a Culturally Responsive Framework

 We will ask the questions and discuss the following: What is DEI and what does it mean within the context of the communities you serve? Are the right community members involved and can advocate for substantive change? How can the programs address the needs of the community in a way that provides the right type and right amount of resources needed? What do you need to know about the community to offer the best programming?

Understanding What Inclusivity Means for Your Organization

 Identifying key areas of diversity for your organization (e.g. racial, ethnic, cultural, ability, neurodiversity, language, citizenship status, age, family/upbringing, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, education, socioeconomic status, and privilege)

 Hiring and Retaining Diverse Staff and Board Leadership

Quantifying the cost of turnover, effective onboarding, prioritizing diversity retention targets, as well as providing mentorship, opportunity programs, and affinity groups. This will discuss ways to implement practices designed to widen and diversify the pool of candidates for employment, providing transparency around selection and promotion criteria, and updating qualification standards so they are consistently applied among candidates.



Altering the Culture of Fundraising


The Psychology of Solicitation and Creating Culturally Appropriate Fundraising Cycles


 Moving Through Fear and Away from Nonprofit Scarcity Thinking


Incorporating Institutional Giving into Your Fundraising Program

Family Foundations, Giving Circles, Identity-Based Funds, Community and Independent Foundations



Benefits and Drawbacks to Incorporating Grant Writing into Your Fundraising


U.S. Domestic and International Foundation Giving Landscape


Centering Equity in the Grant Process


Building a Ranked Grant Calendar


Vetting Foundations to Ensure They Are a Match for Your Organization

Research, Criteria, and Process


Practicing Curious Questions to Improve Your Grant Proposals


Becoming a Successful Storyteller

Writing Compelling Narratives and Substantiating the Need


Storytelling Beyond the Narrative

Focused and Realistic Budgets, Compelling Needs Statements, Achievable Outcome Measures


Financial Storytelling: What Matters and Why

Maintaining Focused and Realistic Budgets for Your Organization


Measuring Impact

Creating and Measuring Outputs and Outcomes on a Schedule


Reporting on Impact

Finding the Narrative in Your Outputs and Outcomes



Supporting the Needs of Diverse Team Members


Identifying and Overcoming Barriers Facing Team Members in their Remote Environments