The broader aim of the IHS Heritage Support Grants is for local history organizations to become stronger cultural assets, enabling the communities they serve to embrace the special stories that set them apart.
Through fundraising education, coaching assistance and panel participation, staff and volunteers of local history organizations will gain proficiency with fundraising and grant writing. Local History Services will offer a series of workshops to assist grant applicants. Attendance at workshops is not a prerequisite to apply, nor is being an IHS Local History Partner member.
These free live webinars will be held on Zoom. All times listed are in Eastern time zone.
Fundraising Tips and Tricks: Things You Can Do Right Now
Aug. 27, 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Nonprofits have faced unexpected challenges and rapidly changing situations that have impacted their fundraising. During the discussion, we’ll explore solicitation strategies that your organization can implement right away in 2020. 1 LEU available.
Developing an Online Fundraising Program that Works for You
Sept. 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
This year nonprofits have had to transition many of their programs and activities from in person to virtual. Fundraising has been no different. In this webinar, you’ll learn about online giving options and effective ways to raise funds digitally for organizations of any size. 1 LEU available.
Heritage Support Grant Overview
Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to noon
This virtual workshop will provide an overview of Heritage Support Grants, as well as a tour of the online grant portal.
HERITAGE SUPPORT GRANT OVERVIEW WEBINARS
These free recorded webinars provide an overview of the grant process.
Heritage Support Grants Overview (33 minutes)
This webinar provides an overview of the Heritage Support Grant program, looking at the types of grants, process and priorities, as well as a tour of the online grant portal. See the slides in a PDF format.
ETHICS AND STANDARDS WEBINAR
Ethics and Standards for Heritage Organizations (13 minutes)
This webinar provides an overview of the ethics and standards that heritage organizations are expected to follow as they carry out their work. Recorded February 2020.
FUNDRAISING MINI WEBINARS
Watch these quick webinars for tips on general fundraising for heritage organizations.
Case for Support (9 minutes)
This webinar explains the process for building an organization’s case for support and using that case to make an elevator pitch.
Constituent Record Management (9 minutes)
This webinar describes how an organization can create a donor relationship database, including necessary data and potential systems for nonprofits of all sizes.
Cultivation (8 minutes)
This webinar will detail relationship-building strategies an organization can implement in the fundraising program.
Donor Visits (11 minutes)
This webinar will provide ways to structure donor meetings to build strong relationships and successful solicitation strategies.
Finding Your Best Donors (11 minutes)
This webinar looks at the ways to qualify your donors in order to find your organization’s best donors.
The Fundraising Cycle (11 minutes)
This webinar details the five-step relationship cycle that is inherent in fundraising.