Beginning during 2019 National Senior Center Month in September, NISC will host monthly webinars focused on training for senior center professionals. Many presenters were at the 2019 Age+Action conference. We hope you will be able to learn more from these excellent presentations! You can register now for each webinar at the links below. All webinars are typically held from 2 to 3 p.m. EST.
January 29 – Seniors Against Scams
Seniors Against Scams, an education curriculum that highlights popular scams targeting vulnerable older adults and offers next steps for those who experience financial fraud, is now available for you to hold at your senior center. During an informational webinar we will share an overview of the program, evaluation results, and feedback from four directors who implemented the program. We will also share a link to all resource material, facilitator and participant guides, press release template, the survey tool, and tips to make your program successful. This program is part of a national partnership with Walmart and the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
January 30 – Developing Relationships: Fund Development and Strategic Partnerships
Wise nonprofits understand that fund development is about more than just money—it is about thoughtfully forging critical and potentially long-term relationships based on the match between the organization’s goals and the interests and motivations of prospects and donors. Your fund development operation creates opportunities for donors to live out their aspirations. This means that you should not approach fund development as a quick fix, because it can impair your chances for sustainability. Done well, fund development finds and keeps donors interested and supportive over the long term. Done poorly, it can be an embarrassing interlude that can cause credibility problems for years to come. Too many nonprofits still wrongly think that all they need is more money to make things work better. However, sometimes a steady income stream flowing into a weak organization simply covers up issues that will eventually get worse. Similarly, many nonprofits believe that fund development professionals and consultants hold the keys to the gate of the money garden. This is fanciful thinking. Each organization has to work hard to get through that gate—often with scratches and bumps—even when it gets extra support from friends and consultants.
Additional 2020 webinars will include sessions on 100 Million Healthier Lives, the Adult Well Being Assessment tool, and more!