NANOE Virtual Seminar Series tackles industry-wide issues facing the modern charitable executive. These events are hosted by NANOE’s veteran administrators and will feature nationally renowned subject matter experts on nonprofit management topics. Join us for these tightly facilitated educational workshops that will encourage you both personally and professionally.

Louis Fawcett NANOE 2021


with Louis Fawcett, Jimmy LaRose & Kathleen Robinson – NANOE

JUNE 29, 2022 – 10am – 1pm (EST)

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What SHOULD your board of directors be doing? What SHOULDN’T your board of directors EVER do? These two existential questions will be tackled DEFINITIVELY by Louis Fawcett, Kathleen Robinson & Jimmy LaRose with humor and grace. Don’t worry, you won’t get in trouble for inviting you board members to this session. Matter of fact…THEY WILL BE RELIEVED when they discover how to be super board member in a way that works for them. Volunteer board members have been sold a “bill of goods” by consultants and nonprofit associations that have never worked and never will. Volunteerism should first and foremost BE FUN and a special way to serve one’s community that’s joyful and full of satisfaction. Here’s a sneak-peek of the two words that sum up what a board member SHOULD be providing your nonprofit…ADVICE & ACCOUNTABILITY. Everything else is nonsense. We’ll explore John Carver’s famous axiom, “Board members are usually intelligent and experienced persons as individuals. Yet boards, as groups, are mediocre. Boards tend to be, in fact, incompetent groups of competent individuals.” There’s a reason Carver was right and we’ll reveal where the charitable sector went wrong. Don’t despair. We’ll lay out a plan to transform your leadership into a BOARD THAT WORKS. This session will heal your nonprofit and grow your mission in ways you never dreamed possible.

Jim Eskin


Jim Eskin, Founder, Eskin Fundraising Training, LLC

July 20, 2022 – 10am – 1pm (EST)

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What is a major gift? The truth is that it means different amounts to different organizations and different amounts to the same organization, depending on where they are in their history. One size doesn’t fit all. This much is very clear and consistent among the nation’s 1.5 million non-profits: Without an effective major gifts strategy, the organization is going to fall short of successfully advancing its noble mission without the resources it deserves. Major gifts will make or break the success of any fundraising program. Another reality we can’t ignore is that an estimated 88% of our nation’s non-profits have annual budgets of $500,000 or less. This means that to many organizations, a major gift as modest as $10,000 can achieve major impact. More established and sophisticated development departments might easily place the standard at $100,000 or more. Putting together and implementing a major gifts initiative doesn’t have to be burdensome or expensive. The chief requirement is the time commitment made by non-profit leaders to initiate, nurture, and sustain personal relationships that culminate in lifetime friendships and gifts. Major gifts, leadership gifts, principal gifts and other descriptors fill the vocabulary of the fundraising world. Again, they will all have different meanings and different numbers to illustrate them. This is why I prefer to rely on the standard of million-dollar gifts. There is absolute clarity on what the goal is and how success is measured. I strongly believe every non-profit, especially smaller and mid-size operations, should be thinking in terms of obtaining its first or next million-dollar gift. The timing couldn’t be better. The money is out there, and societal needs are overwhelmingly compelling. American philanthropy awards those non-profits who cogently request support at a pace of about $1 million a minute. Once you receive your first million-dollar gift your non-profit suddenly becomes an organization that is viewed by other donors as a non-profit worthy of seven-figure gifts. Receiving your first million-dollar gift completely changes how your non-profit is viewed both internally and externally. Suddenly everyone believes that more is possible. And it is! The mechanics of discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship are basically the same for raising a $1,000 gift or $1million-dollar gift. This course is specifically designed to empower NANOE members to obtain the million-dollar gifts that their programs, employees and, especially beneficiaries so richly deserve.

Jimmy LaRose NANOE 2021
Louis Fawcett NANOE 2021


with Jimmy LaRose & Louis Fawcett – Development Systems International

July 27, 2022 – 10am – 1pm (EST)

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The team at Development Systems International (DSI) continues their 35 years of service to nonprofit leaders by hosting our SUPER CONSULTING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE CALL.This three-hour event is intended to launch charitable executives into their consulting careers. Let us show you how your personal “know-how” can turn you into a Super Consultant. Discover how you can add six-figures to your personal income by sharing your fundraising and management expertise with organizations in need. Meet veteran fundraisers Jimmy LaRose, Hall Powell, Louis Fawcett, Stefanie Stark, Carol Young and Jackson Doggette who have raised millions for charities across the United States and around the world.

Jimmy LaRose NANOE 2021


with Jimmy LaRose, Lisa Van Zyll & Louis Fawcett – NANOE

September 14, 2022 – 10am – 1pm (EST)

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Solving your problems through innovation and training is what National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) members do. Together we deploy heroic missions of scale that help solve social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after your organization’s every need. We understand they you face new challenges every day within your nonprofit and in our sector.  Finding the answers you need to face these “challenges” can be daunting to say the least. NANOE membership comes with a wide array of tools, resources, products and relationships. Join us for this SUPER SESSION to explore everything NANOE has to offer. We’ll review the hundreds of personal development, nonprofit management and fundraising products you need to succeed. Access multiple capacity-building platforms & programs that will supercharge your revenue. Learn about the upcoming slate of national conference events that NANOE members attend on full scholarship. Discover how we can raise the level of visibility of your personal brand or nonprofit organization using our media outlets.  This interactive virtual call will provide you with a deep-dive so you can maximize your NANOE Membership.

Brooke Foley NANOE 2021


with Brooke Foley - The Jayne Agency

October 19, 2022 10am – 1pm EST

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When the staff delivering on your mission is communicating unrest, discomfort or disengagement, the result is that the board loses confidence in their ability to deliver on the mission. The “Generation Gap” feels insurmountable. It shows up as employee disengagement, Board Member dissonance, the inability to deliver properly on strategic plans, messaging, and ultimately fundraising. Without aligning the staff’s passion and performance with the board’s vision and direction, and without a clear story that everyone can see a place for themselves within, performance of any 501c3 will have a difficult time succeeding. The leadership team inevitably finds themselves caught between multiple generations – and lines drawn in the sand – on almost every point in management and delivery. The answer: USE THE BRANDING PROCESS to articulate background, goals, objectives, barriers, strategies, audience, insights, position, promise, support and tone/personality so that board members, c-suite and mission based staff can all elevate through alignment. The session is high paced/high energy and comes complete with a “take it back to the team” workbook along with opportunities to ask questions. This session will deconstruct the divergent generational perspectives and share actionable strategies on how to find the common ground necessary to elevate team performance with aligned focus on your mission.


National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) is a nationwide network of donors, volunteers and charitable leaders whose relentless commitment to significant and sustainable impact transforms the communities we serve. NANOE members are innovators who solve problems (not just service them) by deploying heroic missions of scale that confront social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after their every need.

  1. We connect philanthropists, funders and academics to people that transform their worlds;
  2. We create platforms, programs and tools that supercharge financial capacity building;
  3. We form economic impact engines infusing capital into charities to guarantee mission success;
  4. We confront intellectual dishonesty using mass communications to dispel myths and disseminate truth;
  5. We disrupt industry associations, organizations and media outlets whose activities injure nonprofits;
  6. We build personal relationships with leaders that strengthen them and meet their needs;
  7. We establish compensation standards that safeguard the financial success of those employed in our sector;
  8. We credential executives in advanced management models, capacity-building and consulting;
  9. We research and report on scale, sustainability and significant impact;
  10. We host forums, conferences and events on scale, sustainability and significant impact;

NANOE, a 501(c)3 corporation, has unveiled a new and growing set of capacity-building “best practices” that empower nonprofits in ways previously thought to be impossible. These approved techniques are based on field tested university research and have been peer-reviewed by NANOE Governors during NANOE’s Convention & Expo. They have been designed for leaders who have a passion to grow their mission. For more information on NANOE’s Board of Governors’ Convention & Expo please visit our Events Page.

NANOE is the only nationwide membership organization in the U.S. for executives seeking credentials in the art of nonprofit capacity-building. Practitioners who hold a prestigious NANOE credential are “best practice” experts who grow charitable enterprise and discover new ways to advance the common good. For more information on CNE, CDE & CNE credentialing please visit our Credentials Page.

Ultimately, NANOE members believe that “innovation never fears a challenge” and that the greatest contribution nonprofit practitioners can make to charity is to become the creative enterprise-leaders our sector so desperately needs. For more information on how you can join please visit our Membership Page.

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