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dani and nickyE-Fundraising: A Guide to Research & Fundraising Methods Online

Nicole R. Bowman, Ph.D. & Dani Ebert

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 | 1:00 pm -2:00 pm CDT |

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Training Description:

In the now technology-centered world we live in, online fundraising is becoming more and more popular as a resource to raise funds. Fundraising online through e-mails, social media, or by other technology and internet-based strategies allows you to reach a broader audience and is more cost effective vs. traditional fundraising methods. In this webinar, participants will learn the differences between traditional and online fundraising and how online fundraising can benefit you and your organization. Participants will be provided with tools and resources to find and acquire funds using the internet through a fundraising methods handout and a template to help prioritize your organization’s fundraising needs.

Training Objectives:
A general overview of online fundraising followed by tips and tutorials on researching for e-fundraising methods to find what works best for you and your organization.  Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand what online fundraising is, the many methods for online fundraising, and the benefits of using the internet and technology to support fundraising efforts.
  2. Participants will be able to use online research strategies to find different methods of e-fundraising.
  3. Participants will be aware of and make better decisions about what types of e-fundraising will be the most feasible and effective for them and their organizations.

Study Director Position Open At The Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C., seeks a senior researcher to serve as a full-time Study Director for its projects on workforce development and postsecondary education. The Study Director will lead IWPR research, technical assistance, and program development related to job training, and college access and success. Current projects include a major new two-year research initiative that will assess whether and how socioeconomic supports and services—such as child care, transportation, case management, and expanded access to public benefits—improve job training and subsequent employment outcomes for women and men. The Study Director will also oversee a technical assistance project to help community colleges integrate child care into their bundle of support services, as a part of a national coordinated service delivery effort.

Study Director Responsibilities:

  • Guide the development of IWPR’s program on women, job training, and postsecondary education, including tracking program and policy trends to identify research needs, and developing new projects to address them.
  • Oversee the application of appropriate research methods and tools to address key research questions, including quantitative analysis of large scale datasets, administrative data collection and analysis, survey and interview design, and program scans.
  • Design and author papers and reports, technical assistance materials, fact sheets and other resources.
  • Implement projects according to designated budgets and timelines to ensure that projects are completed on time and within resource parameters.
  • Serve as an expert spokesperson on workforce development issues, through media relations and high profile presentations.
  • Oversee outreach related to workforce development and postsecondary education projects through briefings, webinars, and strategic conversations with policy makers and thought leaders. Work with IWPR’s communications department to publicize findings and connect to key audiences to maximize the impact of research.
  • Design and acquire funding for new workforce development and postsecondary education projects that fall within the scope of IWPR’s mission.
  • Supervise Research Associates and Fellows, and coordinate with other senior researchers who are contributing to workforce development and postsecondary education projects.


  • Ph.D. in a social science discipline, such as economics, sociology, public policy, or public administration.
  • 10-15-years of applied research experience.
  • Expertise and a record of achievement, including a strong publication record, related to workforce development/postsecondary education systems and policies.
  • Experience with one or more of the following research methods: program evaluation, survey design, and analysis of large data sets.
  • Familiarity with networks of scholars, policy makers, thought leaders, and funders in the areas of workforce development and/or postsecondary education.
  • Track record of successful fundraising from foundation or government sources.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of SAS, STATA or SPSS.
  • Project and staff management and supervision skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in policy issues affecting women.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. IWPR provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.


About the Institute for Women’s Policy Research:

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization. Established in 1987, IWPR conducts research on policy issues of critical importance to women and their families, including employment and earnings, work/life issues, poverty and income security, and health, and political participation and engagement. In addition to conducting and disseminating research, IWPR works to build networks among researchers, policy makers, business and labor leaders, and advocates. IWPR’s work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. IWPR works in affiliation with the Public Policy and Public Administration and Women’s Studies programs at the George Washington University.

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit a resume or CV, cover letter, writing sample, and a list of three references with contact information in a single PDF or Word document to Please reference the name of the position in the email subject line.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

BPC Works with All Mission Indian Housing Authority

Project Summary:

BPC provides technical assistance to the All Mission Indian Housing Authority (AMIHA) clients and to AMIHA itself for organizational development activities.  BPC has provided grant writing, research, program development, and organizational development services on this five year indefinite quantity contract through task orders.

Client Sector:

Tribal Non Profit

BPC Services:

Technical Assistance

Project Term:

2012 – 2017

Bowman Performance ConsultingCustom Training and Consulting Upon Request

Bowman Performance Consulting 271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI 54166 ♦ Phone: 715-526-9240 ♦ Fax: 715-526-6028

RBEG Services

Services offered to participants of the Mentor-Protege program through the Menominee Business Center as made possible by the RBEG grant. Read about the grant and program.

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1.   Specialized Certifications (Municipal, State, Federal)

BPC can give you info on specialized certifications to help drive more business to your company. Examples: minority business, women business, certified Indian business (WDOT), 8a certification (small minority, disadvantage) to name several. BPC can help you with WME, DOT, and HUB certification.

Minority Business Enterprise Certification Program – The purpose of the Minority Business Certification Program is to increase the opportunity for minority firms to sell their products and services to the State of Wisconsin. A certified minority business is eligible for a 5 percent bid preference on state purchases.

Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Program – The Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification provides a State of Wisconsin validation of the ownership of business by a woman or women.  State certified WBE’s are able to provide both governmental entities and private companies with a credible recognition of the business’ ownership.  The WBE certification may serve as an additional marketing tool when seeking contract opportunities with entities that place a value on having a diverse supplier base.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Minority Business Enterprise Certification – The purpose of the Minority Business Enterprise Certification Program is to increase the opportunity for minority firms to sell their products and services to the state of Wisconsin.

8A Business Certification – Although the SBA doesn’t certify minority-owned businesses, it does certify small businesses considered to be socially and economically disadvantaged under its nine-year 8(a) Business Development Program.  The 8(a) program helps these firms develop and grow their businesses through one-to-one counseling, training workshops and management and technical guidance.  It also provides access to government contracting opportunities, allowing them to become solid competitors in the federal marketplace.  In fiscal year 2010, small businesses received more than $18.4 billion in 8(a) contract dollars.

HUBZone CertificationThe Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

Milwaukee County Certifications – Certification is the process used by Milwaukee County’s Community Business Development Partners department (CBDP) to determine the eligibility of small businesses to participate in Milwaukee County’s small and disadvantaged business opportunity program initiatives.  These initiatives are designed to increase the diversification of Milwaukee County’s annual spend to include more small, local businesses.  Doing business with small, local businesses enables Milwaukee County dollars to remain in the community, and for those dollars to work toward sustainable job creation.  Becoming certified may create new, or increase the current number of, opportunities for small businesses to perform work with Milwaukee County.

2.  Tribal Governments and Other Tribal Certifications

Tribal Employments Rights Office (TERO) Certifications – The primary purpose of the TERO program is to enforce tribally enacted Indian Preference law to insure that Indian/Alaska Native people gain their rightful share to employment, training, contracting, subcontracting, and business opportunities on and near reservations and native villages. Requirements vary by tribe.

Indian Preference – Indian preference is a unique legal right that tribal members have that entitles them to first consideration at all employment, training, contracting, subcontracting, and business opportunities that exist on and in some cases near reservations.

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin – The American Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICCW) exists to promote economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country through directed service delivery to American Indian entrepreneurs. Since inception in 1991, the AICCW has remained committed to providing statewide advocacy, networking, one-to-one business management counseling and access to financial products and services to Wisconsin-based American Indian business people.

Native Americans in Philanthropy – Native Americans in Philanthropy is a growing circle of nonprofits, tribal communities, and foundations committed to the beliefs, traditions and gifts of Native peoples.
> Engage We work together to develop meaningful philanthropic opportunities.
> Educate We learn together to master a method of philanthropy rooted in Native values.
> Empower We inspire each other to advance Native assets and strengths.

Indian Chambers of Commerce – There are several American Indian Chambers of Commerce. BPC can help you find the right one(s) to join.

3.  Non-Profit and Other Certifications
What Works Clearinghouse – The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was established in 2002 as an initiative of the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education. The WWC is administered by the National Center for Education Evaluation within IES. The goal of the WWC is to be a resource for informed education decision making. To reach this goal, the WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy (referred to as “interventions”), and disseminates summary information and reports on the WWC website. With over 700 publications available and more than 6,000 reviewed studies in the online searchable database, the WWC aims to inform researchers, educators, and policymakers as they work toward improving education for students.

American Evaluation Association – The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 7700 members representing all 50 states in the United States as well as over 60 foreign countries.

Chambers of Commerce – There are countless Chambers of Commerce. BPC can help you find the right one(s) to join.

Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Network – Business assistance, training, financing opportunities and a network of over 100 organizations helping existing and potential Wisconsin businesses succeed.


Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028