CNS Training: Cultivating Donors

On November 18th CNS hosted a training session at the University of the Incarnate Word titled, Cultivating Donors: Nourishing Relationships and Soliciting Major Gifts.  The session was facilitated by Rosie Garcia-Pompa and Diane Echavarria both from the University of the Incarnate Word.
The workshop was to introduce the essentials of building lasting donor relationships and how to upgrade your fund development program to one that is "relationship based".

We had 34 attendees who gave the class very positive remarks. One of our participants noted, "One of the things I really liked about the session was having the chance to ask questions and the wealth of information provided during the presentation".

Whether you are looking for innovative ideas or a more traditional approach, CNS can help your nonprofit organization build capacity and develop solutions that advance your unique mission and vision through our creative and informative training sessions. Check out our 2011 calender and get ready to make the new year a grand success for your nonprofit. 


CNS wishes you ...
~ Happy Holidays ~


CNS Calendar


November eNewsworthy Articles & Links

Charity Donations: How to Give it Away Without Losing It All
The holidays are right around the corner and charitable giving has always been an important part of the season.

Americans donated more then $303 billion to charity last year, with a quarter of that coming between Thanksgiving and New Year's.

However, with so many people facing financial hardships, it is getting more difficult for many Americans to give.

Keeping Your Board Engaged for Your Cause
As 2010 winds down, I wanted to answer a question that came up several times in response to my GuideStar Newsletter articles this year.

How do I keep my board engaged? Particularly if it's a statewide or national board?  This is a question I get all the time.  Everyone wants their board to be engaged, but... What do you really mean when you say an "engaged board?

Top 10 year-end fundraising strategies  
The fall fundraising rush is upon us.  You are probably deep in your year-end fundraising campaign.  And this December should be a big one.

This year your year-end campaign needs to be the best ever.  Here are my Top 10 Strategies that will help you zoom past your year-end goals.

Growth in nonprofit consulting double-edged

Nonprofit consulting, in one form or another, has been part of the American landscape almost as long as their have been charities.

In the early 1800's, The American Sunday School Union and similar organizations were raising tens of thousands of dollars a year to build Sunday schools and colleges, and to send would-be ministers to school. says David Hammack, the Haydn Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University.



New Resources

San Antonio Area Foundation, Center for Nonprofit Support makes available New Resources, the Financial Management Toolkit and the Board of Excellence Toolkit.  Click the logo below for more information and pricing.








San Antonio Area Foundation
Center For Nonprofit Support
110 Broadway, Suite 230
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 242-4774 Office
(210) 225-1980 Fax


Essential Strategic Planning Skills for Nonprofits
December 8, 2010 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Utilizing Technology to Simplify Fundraising
December 10, 2010 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$20 (lunch included)

Network Lunch: Emerging Nonprofit Professionals
December 14, 2010 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$Free (bring your lunch)

Measuring the Success of Your Volunteer Prog.
December 16, 2010 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

QuickBooks for Nonprofits 
December 16-17, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



For More Information on
Workshops & Registration
Leslie Met
Director of Education
(210) 242-4772

*Price subject to change.



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