Webinar Series


Your home for learning and resources on-demand.

Take advantage of educational offerings through AHP's Webinar Series that are 
specific to the field of health care philanthropy without leaving your office! Here are just some of the benefits:

Inexpensive — Avoid travel costs and time away from the office.
Relevant — Features current and up-to-date information. 
Convenient — Choose the education you need, only a click away. 

General Education Webinars

Crafting Your Appeal

Date: Tuesday, February 5th
Time: 2:00PM EST

  • Jessica Cernosek, Consultant, Dini Spheris
  • Nathan Cernosek, Manager, Development Communications, Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation
What makes your appeal to donors…appealing? Learn to combine the art of the pitch, proven philanthropic strategies and classic storytelling techniques to develop a case for support that leaves your donors empowered and inspired. The husband-and-wife team of Jessica and Nathan Cernosek use their nearly two decades of non-profit fundraising experience to walk you step-by-step through each detail of the case-building process. From building emotional context to presenting medical information and statistics to greatest effect, this course gives you the tools you need to tell your story – and the story your donors want to tell about themselves.

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Discovery Visits: Ready, Set, Go! 

Date: Tuesday, March 12
Time: 2:00PM EST

  • Jennifer Svihus, Senior Associate, Bentz Whaley Flessner 
  • Jennie Stewart, Director of Philanthropic Initiatives, St. Jude Memorial Foundation
Discovery visits - From the initial phone call, to getting the visit and finally qualifying your major gift prospect, this multi-step presentation will outline what you need to do to make effective use of your time reaching out to potential prospects, conducting effective discovery call visits, and engaging with potential donors. Learn proven strategies, guiding principles, and tips to help you help your organization. These strategies and tips come from real life experiences as well as feedback from other professionals. This session will give you the process and the confidence to make discovery calls a rewarding part of your work.
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Maximizing Hospital Foundations in Changing Times

Date: Thursday, April 25th
Time: 2:00PM EST

  • Walter J. Dillingham, Jr., Managing Director, Endowments & Foundations, Wilmington Trust
  • Susan Holt, President and Senior Consultant, Vision Philanthropy Group
Over the past few decades, many hospitals in the U.S. have formed and used their separate foundations as key fundraising tools. As the healthcare sector evolves and new hospital systems are created or new partners join existing ones, hospital leaders will need to assess their hospital foundation strategies. Will they utilize a parent model, or will they continue with local foundations? How are local and/or system-wide strategic philanthropic objectives identified and action plans created? How are evolving boards engaged in a new environment? This webinar will review these options and discuss research derived from New York State, which can be applied to the national marketplace. We will also review the ways hospital foundations can maximize their fundraising and governance strategies, including the development of strategic philanthropic objectives and board engagement.

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How to Lose a Millennial in 10 Ways

Date: Tuesday, May 7th
Time: 2:00PM EST

  • Dominic Schamuhn, Manager of Major Giving, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
  • Christy Holtby, VP, Strategic Partnerships, University Hospital Foundation
Millennials are one of the largest demographics in today’s society – they are born between 1980 and 1995, and are the focus of much speculation and confusion. Their emergence is providing an opportunity for organizations to develop new ways to interact with their employees and engage with donors. This webinar will focus on principles and examples for leaders to follow in their own organizations as they work with, and prepare for an influx of, millennials. These principles and examples will be applicable in interactions with donors, and in building relationships with staff.

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Achieving World Class Performance with Analytic Insight

Date: Wednesday, June 12th
Time: 2:00PM EST
  • Scott R. Lange, Executive Partner, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners
  • Adam Gafke, Executive Director, Development Operations, Hoag Hospital Foundation
Hospital Foundations and new leadership often enter the arena with bold ideas and an expansive vision of the future. In order to reach those objectives more money is required and that usually falls on the development office. Learn how one organization introduced culture change, strategic plans and operational tactics that have moved them to the next level. And it all started with insight and understanding of their constituent base and donors.

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Buy previous webinars on The AHP Webinar Series platform

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Click the link below for the 2018-2019 AHP Webinar Series CFRE Tracker. 

Webinar speakers can find the 2018 Webinar Series PowerPoint template below. 

Report on Giving Webinars

Please note: Report on Giving webinars are hosted by Association Research Inc. on a separate platform. If registration links do not work, email info@associationresearch.com with the date of the webinar you'd like to register for in the subject line. 

Using AHP's Benchmarking Data

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Date: 12/6/2018
Time: 3:00 PM EST

Learn how you can use the AHP Report on Giving Benchmarking platform to deliver your year-end performance metrics to your boards and donors. Attendees will:

  • get a walk-through of the Basic Subscription and how you can use the output from these reports to develop your story;
  • hear from an experienced user and see a sample presentation to provide you with food for thought as you prepare your year-end reports;
  • be able to submit questions in advance, as well as ask questions live during the webinar.

Michael Egart
Vice President, Association Research, Inc.

Note: This free webinar is hosted by Association Research Inc. For questions on registration, please contact info@associationresearch.com.