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LFP Tools & Resources - LFP News and Key Documents

This page contains important news about the LFP project, forms and administrative documents that help stations meet project deadlines, and worksheets, presentations and other resources that have been developed over both years of the LFP project. In addition to current news and resources, you will find an archive of all materials that stations have found helpful in developing their LFP programs.

Topics of Interest
Topics of Interest

LFP Application Documents

Date
Title
File Type
Size
12-01-2011
Microsoft Word
130KB

This is the latest application form for stations entering the project beginning Jan. 2012. Due date for applications December 23, 2011.

12-01-2011
Microsoft Word
94KB

This is the detailed narrative about the project and requirements for participation and application. Due date for application is December 23, 2011

12-01-2011
WWW
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Register to access the recording of the LFP3 Informational Webinar held Tues. Dec. 13, 2011, at 3:00 pm ET.

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LFP Webinars and Conference Calls

Date
Title
File Type
Size
01-10-2012
Microsoft Word
88KB

This is the webinar schedule for 2012-13. It will be updated occasionally as new events are scheduled.

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Reporting Templates for Stations & Consultants

Date
Title
File Type
Size
12-05-2011
Microsoft Word
91KB

Period 1 Report for Continuing stations. For the reporting period July 11, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Due January 15, 2012.

12-01-2011
Microsoft Word
32KB

Reporting Template for consultants for current period 1 report due January 15, 2012.

12-01-2011
Microsoft Word
91KB

This is the template for the work plan stations continuing for a second year should submit to Deb Turner.

02-08-2012
Microsoft Word
101KB

This is the consultant visit report that is due as part of deliverables for new, incoming stations that began work on Jan. 1, 2012

02-08-2012
Microsoft Word
76KB

This is the station work template for stations entering the program on Jan. 1, 2012.

05-03-2012
Microsoft Word
89KB

The first progress report for new station entering the project in January, 2012. This report is due June 15th, 2012.

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Webinars Year 1

Date
Title
File Type
Size
02-27-2009
WWW
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Station Orientation Webinar for the project held December 5, 2008.

03-31-2009
WWW
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Recorded webinar from March 26, 2009. Hear how several station GMs refocused duties in order to allow more time for carrying out the station’s strategic vision and major gifts work. Presenters: Neil Best, GM at KUNC, Mark Vogelzang, NPR and former GM at Vermont Public Radio

04-15-2009
WWW
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Recording of the webinar entitled "Articulating your Case for Support" presented by Claudia Chouinard and Carol Eddy of Results Group. You must register to view the conference.

04-15-2009
Microsoft PowerPoint
6.3MB

PowerPoint only for webinar entitled Articulating your Cae for Support. Links to on-line case statement samples included in this PowerPoint.

04-15-2009
PDF
379KB

Sample for Articulating your Case for Support Webinar from KBTC, a public television station.

04-15-2009
Microsoft Word
726KB

Public Awareness and Outreach campaign case brochure sample by KBTC.

04-15-2009
Microsoft Word
46KB

Quick case message points produced by KBTC.

04-15-2009
Microsoft Word
74KB

Recruitment document for a group of civic minded businesses. Produced by KBTC.

04-15-2009
Microsoft Word
497KB

KVIEs case document for their KVIE for Kids campaign. Used as an example of well-developed case language.

04-15-2009
Microsoft Word
39KB

Notes from KTOO case language brainstorming session.

05-04-2009
WWW
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This webinar explained the many benefits for developing and implementing community engagement strategies at your station. Presented by Maria Alvarez-Stroud from National Center for Community Engagement, Joe Krushinsky from Maryland Public Television and Deb Benedict from Northshore Radio. You must register first to listen.

06-02-2009
WWW
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GMs shared the status of their LFP participation including successes and barriers to progress they have encountered. You must register to listen to this webinar.

06-17-2009
WWW
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Effective major gifts work is definitely a team effort. To make your major gifts efforts go even further, it will become necessary to engage more people in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donors prospects. This webinar identifies strategies for moving toward a more engaged board, volunteer group and staff. Presenters: Lee Irving, Chair of WKSU Advisory Board, Kent Ohio and Julianne Amendola, Director of Development, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

09-28-2009
WWW
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Have you invested in formal prospect screening data? Not quite ready to do that, but ready to put in-house data AND information you are gathering during prospect meetings to work? This webinar covers data gathering and ethical considerations in prospect research and will help you put data to use in advancing your major gifts efforts. Recorded Sept. 10, 2009. Presenter: Melissa Bank Stepno is a consultant with Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company.

09-28-2009
WWW
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Twenty public radio stations were selected to participate in the CPB-funded project, Leadership for Philanthropy. Since January 2009, GMs from these stations have been working diligently to build major giving programs that will attract gifts of $10,000 or more. With eight months under our belt, we’ll share preliminary initial insights about what is working and what isn’t. Webinar recorded September 24, 2009.

10-14-2009
WWW
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Webinar with Tom Karlo regarding their recent $2.5M gift from the Jacobs family. Tom talks about the multi-year process it took to secure this gift and gives advice to LFP stations on what they must do to build successful major gifts programs.

10-14-2009
WWW
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The first round of stations report on the progress made during the course of the project in this final project check in conference call held October 8, 2009

10-14-2009
Microsoft Word
33KB

KPBS has created a new job description for their advisory board. Tom Karlo shared it during his presentation about the Jacobs $2.5M gift.

10-29-2009
WWW
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The second in a series of public radio system webinars, two top-performing Leadership for Philanthropy station managers share their project experience and how they’ve established a solid major giving program. This webinar is particular relevant for smaller stations

11-12-2009
WWW
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How do stations with established major gift programs continue to grow? In this webinar, Caryn Mathes from WAMU and Cephas Bowles from WBGO will talk about how they combined the foundation of their current major gifts program with skills learned in the Leadership For Philanthropy Project to expand and attract larger gifts.

12-10-2009
WWW
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Whether you are experienced in major gifts work or not, the Major Giving Initiative website provides the public radio community with a wealth of tools to help support your major giving work. If you haven’t yet discovered this tool, you are in for a real treat. Jim Lewis of Lewis Kennedy Associates and Deb Turner, Exec. Dir of LFP will give you a guided tour of the site to help you get the most from this valuable resource.

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Webinars Year 2

Date
Title
File Type
Size
06-04-2010
WWW
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Making major gifts work a priority is a challenge for most station managers, staff and board. Since LFP involves a major culture shift toward this focus, there is often a necessary and corresponding shift in the time/focus of the GM/CEO. This archived webinar will offer advice and tools to manage the necessary shifts in time/responsibilities/structure that will maximize the potential for major giving success. Speakers: Ross Papish, The Ostroff Group, Inc., Caryn Mathes, WAMU and Terry Green, KUSP.

06-04-2010
Microsoft PowerPoint
54KB

PowerPoint file for this webinar.

10-15-2010
WWW
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Archived webinar with the Asking Matters team with an overview of asking styles, and overview of homework assigned to LFP stations. Those wishing to view this webinar will need to register prior to viewing via this link.

10-15-2010
Microsoft Word
40KB

For the first webinar in our Asking Matters series, homework was assigned. This document is an overview of the homework.

10-15-2010
Microsoft Excel
38KB

This tool is designed to help stations select their top 10 prospects and prioritize the top 4 they wish to ask before the end of the year. This is homework assigned during the first session in our Asking Matters webinar series.

10-15-2010
PDF
1.7MB

This is the PowerPoint from the first session in our Asking Matters webinar series.

11-09-2010
WWW
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The second in our series of webinars on Asking. This archived session focuses on getting ready to ask, setting up the meeting, asking and following up. It is entitled The Five Step Solicitation Process. You must register to view the webinar.

11-09-2010
Microsoft PowerPoint
1.4MB

This is the slide deck from the second Asking Matters webinar entitled The Five Step Solicitation Process.

11-17-2010
WWW
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The third and final installment in our series of webinars on Asking.This session will focus on how to best involve board members and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation of donors, how to solicit your board to maximize its giving, and follow-up and year-round cultivation of donors and prospects.You must register to view the webinar.

11-17-2010
PDF
794KB

The PowerPoint slides from webinar #3 from the Asking Matters series.

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Webinars Year 3

Date
Title
File Type
Size
02-08-2012
WWW
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Link to recorded webinar. Forty-nine station managers have participated in LFP thus far and they’ve all learned how important a strong major gifts program is to their station’s long-term success. During this webinar, hear from two of the best. This orientation session will help entering GM’s understand the implications and benefits of LFP participation. Expect to hear the words “transformational and culture shift” in the course of the conversation! Speakers: Steve Ramsey, GM, KBCS Cephas Bowles, CEO, WBGO

02-28-2012
WWW
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Link to the recorded Session. The Major Giving Initiative Website, generously funded by CPB, is a rich and complete resource for stations initiating or trying to improve their major giving programs. Compiling the best practices from experts as well as station experiences, this website is sure to be an important resource as you move your efforts forward. Deb Turner, Exec. Dir. of the Leadership for Philanthropy project will give you a guided tour of the site.

03-21-2012
WWW
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RECORDED SESSION: The bigger and more frequent our “asks” for philanthropic gifts, the more we want to be certain we have a strong, compelling case for support. How do we build such a case? The Station Resource Group, in partnership with DEI and with funding from CPB, recently took a deep dive into case development that produced some unexpected twists and turns. SRG’s Tom Thomas and Terry Clifford will offer the inside scoop on their planning, research, and message testing – the ah-hah moments and the final conclusions. Part 1 description: For stations of all formats. Learn about the SRG/DEI project, the kind of process they used, how and why they turned to an outside facilitator to help them understand public radio’s place in the community, and why you need local voices to inform your case.

03-21-2012
WWW
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RECORDED SESSION: Part 2 description: For news stations. Curious about what makes and effective case for journalism? The focus of the SRG/DEI project was investments in local news. Tom and Terry will share the specifics they learned about how donors see the role of public radio in meeting the information needs of local communities.

10-04-2012
WWW
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RECORDED SESSION-People give to people, and often we find ourselves having to walk a thin line between a stations strategic priority, what is in the best interest of the station, and how donors intend to make their contributions to address your priorities. In ethical fundraising, decisions are seldom black or white, and are most often grey issues with which your station should be ready to deal. In this webinar, participants are invited to engage in a dialogue on ethical fundraising challenges and how to handle them. The webinar will include a brief overview of select AFP Standards, and three case studies will be discussed. Presenter: Walt Gillette, ACFRE, Director of Development, WAMU 88.5, Washington, DC

10-04-2012
WWW
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RECORDED SESSION. Public media is one of the most trusted institutions in the country. Stewarding this trust is an important role for all those working in public media and should not be taken lightly. In this webinar, DEI President, Doug Eichten, and LFP Executive Director, Deb Turner, will discuss ways to build and sustain an ethical culture at a station. Using DEI’s new Guidelines for Ethical Fundraising in Public Media as a guide, the presenters will identify the role of leaders and managers in this process and give ideas for policy development, training, and getting staff buy-in and involvement. Presenters: Doug Eichten, President, DEI Deb Turner, Exec. Dir., Leadership for Philanthropy

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