Nonprofit Partnership Advancement: 5 Steps to Progressive Partnership Success
Aug
3
2:00 pm14:00

Nonprofit Partnership Advancement: 5 Steps to Progressive Partnership Success

Register Today!

REGISTER HERE: ONLY 100 SPACES AVAILABLE!

For too long, CSR has been generically seen as a two-way road: a concept that both corporations and nonprofits alike engage within and benefit from. But it’s not. And while CSR often drives the private sector to partner with nonprofits, often nonprofits don't have a designed response model to powerfully reply. 

It's time to change that forever. Called Nonprofit Partnership Advancement, NPA is a strategy model focused on the design of nonprofit's mission advancement and alignment by leveraging partnerships for far more than just money by planning for the very things most partnerships demand: co-branding, volunteerism, education and more.

Fresh from my successful Points of Light Volunteering & Service Conference workshop last month on the same topic, this webinar will feature what NPA is, how it's designed and how nonprofits can use it 5 to create their own plan for partnership success. 

This webinar is designed for all types of nonprofit Engagement Professionals: Executive leadership, Development and Fundraising professionals, Volunteer Management professionals, Communications and Marketing professionals, educators and outreach professionals alike.

REGISTER HERE: ONLY 100 SPACES AVAILABLE!

This workshop will provide participants with: 

  1. The 5 step process to design and build a Nonprofit Partnership Advancement model for your nonprofit
  2. Access to unique tools and methods to support a successful NPA strategy model
  3. The unique honesty, humor and progressive practical theories and methods Ben brings to his clients and contemporaries alike. 

NOTE: This is a 90min Webinar with 60min of education and content and 30min for open questions and discussion with Ben for those who want to stay on the line for the discusison. 

ALC 2017: ATD Chapter Leaders Conference
Oct
12
Oct 14

ALC 2017: ATD Chapter Leaders Conference

BEN WILL BE PRESENTING AT THIS EVENT!

EVENT DETAILS:

ATD has more than 100 chapters across the country, each led by a volunteer leadership board. Over 1,000 talent development professionals make up the volunteer chapter leader community, and are dedicated to the success of their chapter. Current and upcoming board members will network with fellow chapter leaders, share best practices for running an ATD chapter, and learn about new resources to support their chapter. ALC attendees are the program decision makers for their respective chapters.

BEN'S SESSION:

Every chapter leader wears two hats . . . that of a leader, with responsibility to others and to the chapter; and that of a volunteer, a person who desires to do good serving their profession and their community.  Wearing both hats simultaneously brings unique challenges!    

This pre-conference session, co-facilitated by volunteer engagement experts Ben Bisbee and Barry Altland, promises to impart the critical knowledge and skills needed for chapter leaders to deepen volunteer engagement—for themselves and others! 

Offered in a two-part session, the segment led by Ben will focus on the language and framework of successful peer-to-peer interaction in a volunteer-driven setting. Session one will showcase eight thoughtful steps to powerfully begin the process of effective leadership and followership with those peers, no matter on or off the clock.

In the second session, Barry provides chapter leaders tools and templates for chapter leaders to tap into the intrinsic motivators of their peer chapter volunteers. Through knowledge-sharing and skill-building, participants will be prepared to provide a significantly deeper engagement experience for themselves and others!Click

Click HERE to learn more!

Talent Next: Leading Workforce Engagement Conference 2017
Nov
7
Nov 8

Talent Next: Leading Workforce Engagement Conference 2017

BEN WILL BE ATTENDING AND PRESENTING AT THIS EVENT

EVENT DETAILS:
Talent Next: Leading Workforce Engagement.  created this event to reach beyond our standard trainer audience and address the workforce engagement challenge. Studies show that only 30 percent of employees are engaged, leading to lower productivity, poor performance, and wasted resources. Talent Next will provide attendees with innovative methods to increase engagement levels, spark innovation, and attract high performers.

PRESENTATION DETAILS
Ben and his writing partner, Kathy Wisniewski will be leading a two part workshop called Leading Virtual Teams. Ben will be there live and Kathy will be there virtually to explore how managers can rely on traditional management concepts to guide them in technological and virtual environments with their staff and volunteers. Technology may always change, but exceptional management is timeless.

The workshop will be focused on two key parts:
Part 1: Best Practices for Leading Virtual Teams.  
Part 2: Hands On Techniques to Engage Virtual Employees

Click HERE to learn more!

 


Advanced Community Engagement (NTEN)
Jun
28
2:00 pm14:00

Advanced Community Engagement (NTEN)

  • BEN IS TEACHING THIS COURSE AS PART OF THE NTEN FACULTY

NTEN: Where the Nonprofit Technology Community Meets. NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. NTEN is the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. 

As a new member of their educational Faculty, Ben will be teaching two courses for their Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate Program - an in-depth, certified training produced by NTEN in collaboration with the best and brightest in the nptech sector, the certificate covers best practices in technology planning and investment, digital strategy, and leadership.

Course Description: Advanced Community Engagement 

Community engagement is not just about creating compelling organizationally driven communications and campaigns, but how to actually create collaborative conversations inviting others to engage around a collective vision. If you’re doing it right, community engagement excites and unites those who are engaged, especially when each unique method or technological platform is used to its greatest potential and intent.   

Using Facebook for everything? Not sure how to use Twitter? Think Instagram is just for beautiful photos? Does Snapchat make you feel old and unappreciated?

Picking up where Intro to Community Engagement left off, Advanced Community Engagement will thoroughly explore how nonprofits can strategically utilize leading forms of technology to create a matrixed communication and conversational approach. An approach inviting cycles of engagement, interaction, and investment. Course materials will showcase leading strategic engagement models across multiple technological platforms from some of best in the industry including when they are at their best and at times when they at their worst and how you can learn from their struggles and successes.

A week-long course that takes place on NTEN's Online Training Center.

Participants complete pre-readings, answer knowledge check questions, attend an online training, and receive feedback directly from faculty on a homework assignment.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to…

  • Identify passive vs. active collaborative engagement efforts and how to turn passive content into active communications
  • Identify which of the leading forms of technology can help to create different and distinct engagement opportunities in a unified strategic way
  • Design creative and collaborative engagement efforts that invite interaction and community investment

Advanced Context
As an advanced course it is helpful to have an existing understanding of the following prior to participation:

  • Basic understanding of how platforms such as social networks and community forums work
  • Basic experience with forming and/or supporting a formalized group
  • Current community engagement needs and opportunities for your organization’s mission

To learn more about NTEN and their Certification Program Click Here

National Conference on Volunteering & Service
Jun
19
Jun 22

National Conference on Volunteering & Service

  • Washington State Convention Center
  • BEN WILL BE PRESENTING AT THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE

  • TEAM RHINOCORN WILL BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT FOR NETWORKING & EDUCATION

EVENT DETAILS:
Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service provides the singular opportunity for thousands from around the world to come together to shape the future of volunteerism. As the world's largest service-related convening, it brings more than 3,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders together to gain and share knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally.

http://www.volunteeringandservice.org

BEN'S PRESENTATION DETAILS:
Corporate Responsibility Advancement: The Nonprofit's Answer to CSR - For too long, CSR has been generically seen as a two-way road: a concept that both corporations and nonprofits alike engage within and benefit from. But it’s not. And while CSR often drives the private sector to partner with nonprofits, often nonprofits don't have a designed response model to powerfully reply. Focused on the design of nonprofit mission advancement and alignment, this session will focus on how nonprofits can use a 5 step model to create a CRA model for their own nonprofit.

  • Tuesday June 20th - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Ben will introduce nonprofit event participants to a 5 step process helping them create a starter Corporate Relationship Advancement model:

  1. Asset Mapping where nonprofits will learn how to organize daily and annual strengths and resources to discover solutions for increased corporate engagement and relationship development.
  2. Mission vs. Motion Mapping where nonprofits will learn how to identify which of their assets help advance their mission and which assets are just simply branded content.
  3. How to identify the need for new Program or Asset Development to more powerfully support mission-driven assets to excite your corporate partners.
  4. How to develop a Relationship Matrix & Giving Level model that offers corporations advancing giving levels with customizable mission-driven relationship opportunities.
  5. How to take all of these identifications and challenges and adopt them culturally into their organization to meet the challenges of a newly organized CRA process.

 

Course: Intro to Fundraising Email Strategies (NTEN)
May
31
2:00 pm14:00

Course: Intro to Fundraising Email Strategies (NTEN)

  • BEN IS TEACHING THIS COURSE AS PART OF THE NTEN FACULTY  

NTEN: Where the Nonprofit Technology Community Meets. NTEN aspires to a world where all nonprofit organizations use technology skillfully and confidently to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. NTEN is the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. 

As a new member of their educational Faculty, Ben will be teaching two courses for their Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate Program - an in-depth, certified training produced by NTEN in collaboration with the best and brightest in the nptech sector, the certificate covers best practices in technology planning and investment, digital strategy, and leadership.

Course Description: Intro to Fundraising Email Strategies

Email can be a powerful fundraising tool to engage your supporters and donors. However, it’s easy to fail if you’re not strategic. Your emails are not just up against the other informational or inspirational messages in someone’s inbox, they’re also competing with the potential donor’s other priorities.

This course will introduce you to effective email strategy basics and the tactics that help you get donations.  Learn proven tips and tricks, as well as strategies to change direction if needed. Intro to Fundraising Email Strategies will help you understand how a good email communications strategy can harness your organization’s personality to emotionally influence recipients. Course materials will showcase industry leaders and their successful email storytelling and solicitation tactics, as well as including some tales of caution.

A week-long course that takes place on NTEN's Online Training Center.

Participants complete pre-readings, answer knowledge check questions, attend an online training, and receive feedback directly from faculty on a homework assignment.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to…

  • Identify the tools to begin strategic email fundraising
  • Develop your story to increase the chance a reader will open your email and consider donating
  • Understand how email design, tone, and emotional tenor impact your donation ask

To learn more about NTEN and their Certification Program Click Here

NTC2017 - Nonprofit Technology Conference
Mar
23
Mar 25

NTC2017 - Nonprofit Technology Conference

  • Marriott Woodman Park
  • TEAM RHINOCORN WILL BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT FOR NETWORKING & EDUCATION

The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event. We assemble over 2,000 of the best and brightest nonprofit professionals from around the world. Together, they collaborate, innovate, and discover new ways to spark change with technology.

With over 100 sessions exploring technologies, best strategies, and pressing issues; an exhibit hall highlighting the latest nonprofit products and services; and networking events every evening, the 17NTC is an event that cannot be missed!

https://www.nten.org/ntc

Accelerate 2017: Citizens Make Change
Feb
22
5:00 pm17:00

Accelerate 2017: Citizens Make Change

  • Global Center for Health Innovation
  • TEAM RHINOCORN WILL BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT FOR NETWORKING & EDUCATION

Accelerate is an opportunity for every individual in Cleveland to share and act on a personal vision to change our region.

Individual community members are invited to submit compelling, innovative and even wild pitch ideas for one-and-done projects or sustainable, ongoing efforts that make Northeast Ohio a better place. Pitches are made in one of five broad categories:

1) Quality of Life  2) Economic & Workforce Development 3) Educating for Tomorrow 4) Community Change 5) Transformative Arts and Culture

At the event, five pitches in each category are presented before small audiences and panels of judges drawn from community leaders. Judges select one finalist in each category. The finalists make their pitches before a combined audience, which vote on the overall winner. Winners receive seed funding to help bring their vision to reality, but all pitched ideas may find a champion among the crowd to help them take flight.

https://www.cleveleads.org/alumni/alumni-events/accelerate-2017/accelerate2017

WEBINAR: Using CSR To Engage New Employee During Onboarding
Oct
10
12:30 pm12:30

WEBINAR: Using CSR To Engage New Employee During Onboarding

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is working with Rhinocorn to host a webinar:

Your new employee orientation should not only focus on providing company information to new hires, it should also show them how they can become involved with your company’s philanthropy, passion, and volunteerism, from their first day on the job. Learn how to leverage your company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) within your HR department through orientation to help engage your new employees from day one.

This webcast will provide the concepts, tools, and techniques to:

  • Inject facts, opportunities, and stories about your company's CSR into your orientation.
  • Connect more deeply with your company's CSR department to co-collaborate on new employee engagement.
WEBINAR: Double the Donation? Double the Engagement!
Sep
29
2:00 pm14:00

WEBINAR: Double the Donation? Double the Engagement!

Double the Donation has partnered with Rhinocorn Consulting to offer a new webinar:

Double the Donation is helping your nonprofit create excitement, raise awareness and match corporate employee gifts, are you matching our technological support by insuring your own outreach and engagement is also doubling-up?  

  • Are you looking for new and creative ways to build stronger relationships with your corporate partners? 

  • Are you offering the most engaging and appealing volunteer and project opportunities to not only double employee donations, but make them life-long donors?  

Join us on September 29th at 2:00 pm EST to explore how to quickly and smartly offer more engaging volunteer opportunities and programs to your corporate partners and their employees to build stronger relationships and strengthen your promotions of doubling donations. 

  • Develop best-in-class corporate engagement opportunities

  • Implement new communications and story-telling tips to excite corporate donors

  • And how to not just “close the loop” but keep the loop open and moving to promote your nonprofit with your corporate partners for years to come.