Webinars provide Independent Sector an efficient, effective way to connect members in the nonprofit and philanthropic community separated by distance. This valuable resource is available free of cost to staff of IS member organizations.
By identifying issues of broad interest, recruiting expert speakers, and making the sessions available to people across the country, IS builds the knowledge and networks of staff members at organizations of all sizes and missions. The Webinars Archive further expands the benefit of these programs.
How Financial Security Impacts Nonprofit Career Decisions
May 7, 2013 | 2-3 p.m. ET
Presenters: Diana Aviv, president and CEO of Independent Sector; Stephanie Bell-Rose, senior managing director and head of TIAA-CREF Institute; and Paul Yakoboski, senior economist at TIAA-CREF; Laura Meyer Wellman, executive vice president of Foundation For The Carolinas
Respondent: Karen Friedman, executive vice president and policy director of Pension Rights Center
Economists and experts from TIAA-CREF and Independent Sector discussed the results of a study titled, Financial Security and Careers in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector, and how a perceived and real lack of financial security can undermine a nonprofit's ability to attract, retain, and develop the most talented individuals and leaders. Fresh ideas and insights were discussed to help nonprofit executives address these concerns.
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Sector-Wide Conference Call on the Charitable Deduction
The President’s FY 2014 Budget Proposal: Implications for the Nonprofit Sector
Monday, April 22
In this webinar, budget and tax expert Nick Giordano of Washington Council Ernst and Young and a panel of nonprofit policy professionals analyzed and discussed the impact of the spending provisions in the President’s FY 2014 Budget Proposal and potential actions by Congress. Our speakers and panel looked at key issues arising from the president’s budget, including tax and revenue priorities, proposals related to incentives for charitable giving, spending priorities, potential program cuts, and the impact of alternative deficit reduction measures. They also examined implications for poverty and income inequality, and participants learned more about the budget’s potential impact on the work of the nonprofit community.
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Nonprofits and Elections: Seize the Opportunity!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Presented by: Legal experts and sector leaders
Watch this webinar – free for IS members – and learn how your organization can effectively, strategically and legally engage in election-related activities this year. Legal experts review the do’s and don’ts of staying nonpartisan, and sector leaders share innovative ways to use the elections to build your networks, extend your reach, and move forward on your policy goals.
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The 2012 Elections and Year-End Legislative Challenges
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Presented by: Nick Giordano, of Washington Council Ernst & Young
Nick Giordano provided us with an overview of the 2012 federal elections, including potential changes in Congress and key committees. Nick also explored the growing number of issues that Congress will have to address in its post-election session this November and December.
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2012 NGen Leadership Webinar Series
January - May, 2012
The 2012 NGen Leadership Series is new four-part webinar series that helped prepare NGen leaders to have transformational impact on society’s most complex problems. Generously sponsored by the Walmart Foundation, the NGen Leadership Series seeks to strengthen the NGen community through focused, interactive conversations about trends and skills that will support your leadership this year and beyond.
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Creating and Measuring Interim Policy Objectives
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Presented by: Advocacy evaluation experts from
This webinar shows how to define and track meaningful and measurable progress toward interim objectives for policy change. Waiting until the end of a policy campaign to conduct an evaluation can mean losing opportunities to learn from the advocacy experience. And measuring only changes in law or regulations can miss other advances important to policy change. Presented by evaluation experts from The Aspen Institute, that guide us through this process and introduce a tool that nonprofits can use to measure advocacy progress.
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