Programs & Services

The Center offers programming based on your needs—always keeping in mind to help build the leadership capacity of our neighborhood nonprofits. Our core program is a monthly series called BreakFACTS. These two and a half hour sessions focus on key management issues such as Board Governance, Outcomes Measurement, Finances, Technology and Fundraising.

Upcoming Events:

 Spring BreakFACTS Package - Sign up now!

Join us as we explore the building blocks of successful fundraising!

The Center for Nonprofit Management is bringing together seasoned professionals in the field of fundraising to offer the “Progression of Giving” BreakFACTS Series this spring!

Members of Stonehill College’s Advancement Team will join us each month to share their expertise in the areas of Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Annual Giving, Special Events & Stewardship and Corporate & Foundation Relations.

Most importantly, you will learn how all of these areas are connected and how they are each important to building an effective fundraising strategy.

January 28, 2014

Development 101

February 25, 2014

Annual Giving     

March 25, 2014

Major Gifts & Planned Giving

April 29, 2014

Donor Relations & Special Events

May 20, 2014

Your Fundraising Strategy

Recent Events

May BreakFACTS

TUESDAY, May 20, 2014

Progression of Giving: Your Fundraising Strategy

Join us for our May BreakFACTS! This session will wrap up our Progression of Giving BreakFACTS Series by tying together the previous workshops and increasing your understanding of how building a successful fundraising strategy can help to improve your organization!

Facilitated by:

Doug Smith, Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Director of Development at Stonehill College

 

April BreakFACTS

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Donor Relations & Special Events:A Comprehensive, Donor-Centered Approach to Stewarding Your Benefactors

Join us for our April BreakFACTS! This session will increase your understanding as to how Donor Relations and Special Events can help improve your organization.

 This session will cover:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Reporting/Grant administration
  • Special events as a stewardship tool
  • Donor recognition – annual reports, donor walls, recognition societies, and other unique recognition ideas

Facilitated by:

Marie Kelly, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Stonehill College

Marie serves as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Stonehill College. In this role, Marie seeks the support of corporate and foundation funders for institutional priorities at Stonehill College. She works closely with college personnel and volunteers to prepare grant applications and ensure the completion of all necessary components of post-grant administration. Prior to her arrival at Stonehill, Marie worked at Children’s Hospital Trust, the philanthropic resource for Boston Children’s Hospital, on the Corporate and Foundation Relations team and the Donor Relations team. Marie graduated from Stonehill College in 2000 with degrees in Psychology and English.

Kim Wheeler, Special Events and Stewardship Coordinator at Stonehill College

Kim graduated from Stonehill College in 2006 with degrees in Psychology and Gender Studies and a minor in Sociology. After spending several years planning fundraising galas and events for Boston-area nonprofits, Kim was excited to return to Stonehill in the Spring of 2010 when she accepted the position as Program Officer at the Center for Nonprofit Management. In June of 2011 Kim began her position as the Special Events and Stewardship Coordinator in the Advancement Division where she could be more involved in donor relations and be a contributing team player of the fundraising efforts for the College. Kim’s responsibilities include planning and coordinating the annual Benefactor & Student Scholarship Dinner as well as luncheons and dedications as needed. She also sends scholarship benefactors their annual and quarterly scholarship reports and ensures that funds are being awarded according to the agreements.

 

March BreakFACTS

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Progression of Giving: Major Gifts and Planned Giving

 Facilitated by: Brian Fetky, Advancement Officer, Sharon M. Doyle, Planned Giving/Major Gifts Officer, and Stephen Muzrall, Major Gifts Officer at Stonehill College

Join us for our March BreakFACTS! This session will increase your understanding as to how Major Gifts and Planned Giving can help improve your organization. What are the basic building blocks and knowledge that are necessary to make this happen? How do they all work together to help an organization achieve a successful Major Gift strategy?

In this session you will learn:

  • The Arts and Science of Major Gift Fundraising
  • Major Gift Giving Cycle
  • Identifying donors
  • Qualifying donors
  • Solicitations
  • After the Ask
  • Gift Planning/Planned Giving
  • Campaigns

 

February BreakFACTS

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Progression of Giving: Annual Giving

Facilitated by: Lisa Richards, Director of the Annual Fund & Doug Smith, Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Director of Development at Stonehill College

Join us as we continue to move through the Progression of Giving series with our February BreakFACTS on Annual Giving! This session will increase your understanding of the importance of the annual fund as a building block of your fundraising program.

In this session you will learn:

  • Solicitation Methods
  • Importance of Data Health
  • Gift Acknowledgement and Stewardship
  • Case for Support
  • Identifying and Working Through Challenges

 

January BreakFACTS

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Progression of Giving: Development 101

Facilitated by: Doug Smith, Assistant Vice President for Advancement & Director of Development, Stonehill College

Join us for our January BreakFACTS! As an introduction to our Spring BreakFACTS Series, this session will increase your understanding as to how philanthropy can help improve your organization. What are they basic building blocks that are necessary to make this happen? How do they all work together to help an organization achieve a successful fundraising strategy?

In this session, you will learn:

  • Who Gives and Who Gets
  • Types of Gifts
  • Case for Support
  • Why Donors Say No
  • Development Strategy
  • Philanthropic Expectations

 

December BreakFACTS

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Webinar: Online Fundraising Strategies

Facilitated by: Allan Pressel, CEO of PowerSite 123

Join us for CNM’s first webinar as we discuss innovative techniques for maximizing the fundraising results you can achieve with your website and social media!

This session will be offered as a webinar or in-person training. Please indicate on the registration form if you’d like to log in remotely, or physically attend the training at the Center for Nonprofit Management.

 

November BreakFACTS

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nonprofit Internships: Creating, Recruiting, Managing

Facilitated by: Heather Heerman, Stonehill College, Director for the Office of Career Services

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to Heather Heerman for facilitating the November BreakFACTS workshop “Nonprofit Internships: Creating, Recruiting and Managing.”

The presentation was offered as a way for organizations to get started in the process of providing successful internship experiences, as well as to enhance their already existing internship programs. Overall, the organizations' representatives left the workshop with a greater knowledge of how to market available positions, ways to recruit quality interns and tips for evaluating an intern’s performance.

 

October BreakFACTS

Friday, October 25, 2013

Trials and Triumphs of the Grants Profession: A Panel Discussion

Panelists Included: Candyce Dostert, Ellen Gugel, Maura Harrington, and Larisa Pazmino

Moderated by: Marie Kelly, Stonehill College, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

CNM would like to extend our thanks to all who were involved with the planning, implementation and facilitation of the October BreakFACTS session!

A panel of members from the Grants Professional Association (GPA) shared their personal experiences and engaged the audience in a dialogue on effective grant proposal development. The audience stated that the importance of budgeting, avoiding mission drift and considering strategic alliances as some of the key takeaways from the discussion. Overall, the information provided by the panelists allowed the audience to better address the challenges they may face when searching and applying for grants.  

*To learn more about the Grants Professional Association, visit, http://grantprofessionals.org/

 

September BreakFACTS

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Why You Need to Blog & What You Need to Blog About: Internet Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits II

Facilitated By: Liz Theresa

CNM would like to give a big thanks to our September BreakFACTS facilitator Liz Theresa!

Liz helped us kick off our 2013-2014 BreakFACTS training series with a workshop dedicated to exploring how to blog effectively and create content to get your organization noticed online! The participants loved Liz’s positive energy and felt that they left the workshop with a greater knowledge on how to enhance their internet marketing and blogging strategies.

This Stonehill alum (2009) is always a crowd favorite and we look forward to working with her again soon.

 * To learn more about Liz Theresa and download her free online marketing guide, visit http://www.LizTheresa.com.