56 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2021

Organizational Management February 22, 2021

Sayana Izmailova

By Sayana Izmailova

Every month, I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars.

 

The nonprofit world can be hard to navigate in the best of times, let alone right now, when we’re all nearly a year into a global pandemic. 

 

Luckily, experts in the field are stepping up to offer their latest best practices and strategies to help organizations do their best work. 

 

From addressing issues directly tied to COVID-19 to offering general tips, this month’s roundup has you covered. Topics include hosting virtual events, online fundraising, volunteer management, nonprofit communications, applying for grants, data management and much more! 

 
 
    

Now onto this month’s webinars. Please note, all times are indicated in EST.

 

1. Let's Chat - Hybrid Golf Tournaments in 2021

February 23, 11:00AM

 

It's a new year and the events industry is still trying to navigate what 2021 will look like when it comes to live events.

As the vaccine rolls out and warm weather approaches, it's time to think about your annual golf tournaments. Golf courses allow you to hold an event that meets government guidelines, while still having opportunities to create powerful, authentic and memorable experiences for your donors and golfers.

Let Fluid introduce you to Hybrid Golf Tournaments, an event model that combines both in-person and virtual experiences on Tuesday, February 23. During this one-hour webinar, our team will discuss what this event model looks like and how we can help you successfully bring it to life.

 

2. How to Host a Successful Virtual or Hybrid Golf Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit

February 23, 1:00PM

 

Virtual golf tournaments are played over an extended period of time across one or more golf courses, leveraging technology to track scores, provide sponsor exposure, and even to solicit donations. Virtual options can run alongside or independent of traditional tournaments—making them ideal for uncertain times. 

Whether you go completely virtual for your golf fundraiser, add a virtual element to an existing golf tournament, or just want to have a virtual option as a backup in case plans change, this webinar gives you all the information you need to succeed. 

What you'll take away from this webinar: 

  • How virtual golf tournament fundraisers work

  • What you need to hold a successful virtual golf event

  • Options for adding virtual elements, even if you don’t want to go completely virtual 

  • What’s needed to make a last-minute change to virtual—just in case 

  • How to maximize fundraising 

  • How to get started

 

3. How to Plan a Year of Virtual Fundraising for Your Small Nonprofit

February 23, 2:00PM

 

You know you need a fundraising plan this year, but where do you start when you don’t even know what this year will hold? Will it be safe to gather groups in person? Or are you stuck raising money 100% online? What do you do about your annual event? And what else should you be doing this year?

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to draft a flexible fundraising plan that will guide you through the year, making sure you’re asking often enough (but not too often!), giving donors a great experience (boosting your donor retention rate!), and looking for new donors (to build your donor family). We’ll talk about virtual fundraising activities that are working well and some ideas for fundraising using Facebook.

 

4. The Current State of Donor Retention and What Fundraisers Can Do About It

February 23, 2:00PM

 

If you’re a nonprofit development professional, you’ve likely heard the term “donor retention.” It’s one of the hottest topics of discussion in the nonprofit sector.

But what is donor retention? And why is it important?

This session explores the most recent data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, the root causes of poor donor retention rates, and the reasons why donors stay loyal.

During this hour-long webinar, we’ll be taking a look at:

  • Exploring current research on donor loyalty and retention.

  • Understanding how an increase or decrease in retention can impact your bottom line.

  • Learning new donor communications techniques that keep donors giving to your organization.

 

You’ll come away with several ideas for improvement based on leading research in the field.

 

5. How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

February 23, 2:30PM

 

You work hard and wear a lot of hats (with no time to buy the matching shoes). Changing the world can be time-consuming and stressful!

Let us lighten your workload and ease your mind with this webinar that’ll help you put your nonprofit website to work for you and make it multitask as well as you do.

Go beyond the basics with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier.

You’ll learn:

  • How to use the latest in marketing automation to engage your donors.

  • How to boost your website conversion with powerful landing pages.

  • The key fundamentals for creating a nonprofit website that works harder than a brochure site.

  • What to consider regarding website accessibility.

 

6. 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

February 24, 11:00AM

 

There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right.

In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses, including:

  • The 5 types of nonprofit emails.

  • The anatomy of an email marketing campaign.

  • 6 email marketing mistakes to avoid.

  • 5 secrets of email marketing geniuses.

 

7. How to be a Great Board Chair

February 24, 12:00PM

 

The board chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit board of directors. This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities. We’ll cover how to design effective board meetings, attend to board development, partner with the CEO/ED, and lead as an ambassador of the organization.

 

8. Golf Fundraisers in 2021: What to Expect & How to Plan for Anything

February 25, 11:00AM

 

2020 forced the nonprofit sector and the golf industry to adapt for social distancing, reduced contact, and the realities of COVID-19. Amid the uncertainties of 2021, golf tournaments continue to be viable options for fundraising events, providing flexibility, easy adaptations, and a ton of fundraising potential. This webinar will discuss what you can expect in the year to come and how you can plan for anything.

 

9. How Wild Apricot's Membership Management Software Can Save You 20 Hours a Week

February 25, 2:00PM

 

Are you the one who ends up staying late to get all the work done at your membership organization? Things like processing registrations, designing newsletters, and updating your website? In this webinar, we’ll show you how a typical membership manager uses Wild Apricot, the #1 rated membership management software, to automate 90% of these tasks to save 20 hours a week or more.

  • In this free 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Completely automate payments for dues and events

  • Connect your website with your database so member records update automatically

  • Set up automated welcome emails and reminders for overdue payments

  • Create online registration forms and go completely paperless

  • And more!

 

10. Align, Don't Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values

February 25, 3:00PM

 

Have you considered changing your fundraising career in this current climate of uncertainty and unrest? It is time to own your narrative.

Join this webinar to learn how to identify the ideal organization with values that align with your fundamental beliefs and lifestyle.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify your "why" and how it motivates you in your career and personal life

  • Employ strategies to create the culture that is right for you

  • Know top work values employers seek

  • Apply for jobs that intrigue and excite you

  • Create a plan that aligns your values with your career

  • Discover organizations with values that align with yours thru research

 

11. Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up?

March 2, 11:00AM

 

Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly.

In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts so they can improve online fundraising performance for their organization.

Join Jay in this metrics-driven webinar to learn:

  • 7 steps to online fundraising success.

  • 5 metrics to measure fundraising performance.

  • How to combat the donor retention problem.

  • The attributes of a killer email campaign.

 

12. So You Want to Write a Grant?

March 2, 1:00PM

 

Grants are a key part of launching new programs and projects for many tax-exempt organizations and even for-profit businesses. But where to begin? Federal grants? Family foundations? State agencies? Corporate foundations?

Participating in “So You Want to Write a Grant?” will help you understand how to get started with the grant writing process.

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how grants can help your organization implement new programs or projects to best achieve its mission. We will also address the common pitfalls encountered by many organizations seeking grants for the first time as well as common challenges for new grant writers. 

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • What grant funding *can* do for your organization

  • What grant funding can *not* do for your organization

  • What you can do to become successful at writing a grant  

 

13. What Hardware Does Your Nonprofit Need Most?

March 2, 2:00PM

 

This session will break down what a basic, yet efficient hardware IT setup looks like so your nonprofit organization can run its best while maintaining a low overhead.

We’ll discuss laptops, desktops, mice, keyboards, monitors, printers, and more to give you a solid foundation on how to select the best hardware for your nonprofit. Bring your questions!

 

14. Google Ad Grant Best Practices for 2021

March 2, 3:00PM

 

We want to help you effectively manage the Google Ad Grant for Nonprofits this year. With this grant, you can spend up to $120,000 next year in Google’s advertising dollars to drive traffic, leads, and donations to multiply your digital impact. 2021 is a new year, and with it comes new recommendations and tactics to utilize this platform.

Join Whole Whale’s Advertising Manager Alison Glazer and Content Marketing Manager Rachel Clemens on this hour-long webinar to learn: 

  • What the Google Ad Grant is – and why it matters

  • How to apply for the Ad Grant

  • Key policy requirements for setting up and maintaining the grant

  • Tips for using the Ad Grant to drive impact in 2021

 

15. Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways

March 3, 2:00PM

 

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged.

  • How to advance your volunteers' interest in your organization.

  • Transition great volunteers into leaders.

 

16. Introduction to Individual Giving

March 3, 2:00PM

 

Historically, in the United States, individual giving has been the biggest source of private giving, far outpacing foundation or corporate giving.  According to Giving USA, “American individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $449.64 billion to U.S. charities in 2019,” and, of that, individual giving “totaled an estimated $309.66 billion,” representing 69% of total giving.   

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams, and individual donors play an important role. If you or your organization is new to individual giving, this webinar is for you. We’ll provide you with an overview of the fundraising landscape and walk you through the key components of an individual giving program.

 

17. The Mystical Secret for Turning Free Content into Valuable Donors

March 3, 3:00PM

 

Most fundraisers still look to direct mail and other “traditional” channels for acquiring new donors. But the combination of rising direct mail costs and the inability to use traditional events in the midst of a global pandemic means we need to find a new path forward. 

But how on earth do you acquire valuable donors online? More importantly, how do you make sure you’re not spinning your wheels and wasting your budget while figuring out what actually works to acquire online donors? The good news is that there is a repeatable online donor acquisition model that we’ve been testing, proving, and optimizing for the past 5 years – and in this session, you’ll learn exactly how to apply this methodology to your fundraising program.

In this fast-paced and down-to-earth session, you’ll discover the 4-step model to acquire online donors and learn practical ideas and tactics to make it work for your organization.

 

18. GoFundMe Charity is Shutting Down. Learn How to Reduce the Impact on Your Organization and 2021 Fundraising Goals

March 4, 1:00PM

Does your organization currently use GoFundMe Charity? If yes, you may have heard about their recent announcement. On February 10th, GoFundMe Charity announced that they will stop online fundraising and unite with GoFundMe.com to bring personal and charity fundraising together. The last day to accept donations via this platform is September 30, 2021.

What does that mean for professional fundraisers? If you are currently using this platform for your activities, how will it impact your 2021 fundraising goals?

In this webinar, we are planning to discuss the mitigation and adjustment strategies to help your organization navigate through the changes. You will learn: 

  • How this change will impact your organization 

  • The difference between professional and personal fundraising toolstacks

  • Steps and risks to assess in order to mitigate the transition

  • Selecting the right crowdfunding technology that fits the 2021 fundraising landscape

 

19. Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

March 4, 2:00PM

 

It's important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organization's current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers. 

  • How to understand the role that culture plays in an organization's volunteer engagement plan. 

  • Ways to identify opportunities within your organization to create a more open and inclusive culture for your volunteers. 

 

20. Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation

March 4, 2:30PM

 

It’s no secret that people are attached to their phones—checking email, social media, even shopping, purchasing and making donations. If you haven’t figured it out, your nonprofit needs an engaging mobile presence. This used to be a nice-to-have; now it’s a must-have.

Mobile marketing is a key component of any comprehensive marketing strategy. And optimizing your website for all devices and screens is crucial for staying relevant with today’s audiences, especially millennials and Gen Xers, but even the more tech-savvy baby boomers. And if you don’t keep up you’ll lag behind, losing online visitors, donors and, ultimately, donations.

Join Molly Coke for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing, with an emphasis on:

  • 4 reasons why your website needs to look great on a smartphone.

  • How each generation responds to marketing (and how to optimize your efforts).

  • 5 tips for planning your mobile marketing strategy.

  • Discover why mobile marketing is so important and get valuable tips on how to market to each generation when you join Molly for this insightful free webinar.

 

21. Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing

March 4, 3:00PM

 

Tony Martignetti is the evangelist for Planned Giving. He’ll cover Planned Giving basics and share his (mostly) low-cost, low-lift promotion and marketing tips. He’ll review fundamentals, then reveal expanded marketing ideas to solicit valuable planned gifts to your potential donors. Tony is a lawyer, but he doesn’t talk like one. In simple language—weaving in his stand-up comedy—he’ll teach you:

  • Planned Giving basics to get your program launched

  • Who are the best prospects

  • Easy marketing tips for digital, print, website and events

  • How to avoid talking about death

 

Then he’ll leave plenty of time to answer your questions. This webinar is most appropriate if your nonprofit is at least 5 years old and you have donors who are 55+ in age. You’re also welcome if you’re planning for your org’s future.

 

22. Putting Your Nonprofit on the Map: A Guide to Positioning Yourself as a Thought Leader to Grow Your Charity

March 8, 12:00PM

 

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), there are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. With so many nonprofits, it can be challenging to gain visibility, build your community and increase your donor base if your audience doesn't even know you exist. Using the nonprofit All In Together as a case study,  we will explain why every nonprofit should build a thought leadership program for their organization, how they can achieve it, how this strategy put All In Together and its founder on the map.

 

23. Keep Them Coming Back: Data-driven Strategies for Recurring Giving with Fundraise Up

March 9, 12:00PM

 

After analyzing end-of-year fundraising insights, it’s time for fundraisers to start strategizing for the year ahead, and it’ll be crucial to consider monthly sustainers in 2021. Recurring giving programs can have an enormous impact on your bottom line and are critical for strong donor retention. Join Whole Whale’s Account Manager Isabelle Brauer and Fundraise Up’s Director of Marketing Nic Miller to learn effective tools and tactics to acquire and retain recurring sustainers.

You will learn how to:

  • Develop campaign strategies aimed at acquiring monthly sustainers 

  • Target messaging specifically to different segments of your donor base

  • Leverage data to inform donor acquisition tactics and retention strategies

 

24. Finding and Engaging Major Donors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 9, 1:00PM

 

As nonprofits continue to adapt to the new normal, many fundraisers struggle with the goal of engaging major donors. Join major giving expert and ACFRE, Amy Eisenstein, as she delves into the trending topics your organization needs to tune into this year including:

  • Discovering major donors within your donor community

  • Developing donor relationships in the age of social-distancing

  • Learning how to ask for gifts remotely and in-person

 

After the webinar, all registrants will receive the new guide How to Discover Major Donors in Your Database Today. This guide provides nonprofit professionals with tips and tools to update and elevate their major donor engagement strategy to succeed in the ever-shifting landscape of fundraising.

 

25. Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

March 9, 2:30PM

 

Events like galas, walks and auctions are critical to the fundraising (and friend-raising) strategies for most nonprofits. Want your next one to be a hit? Give it digital legs.

With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.

Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one, including: 

  • The importance of integrating digital into your event. 

  • 3 key goals to help you measure success. 

  • 5 digital must-haves to keep your event running smoothly.

 

26. “Help! I need more unrestricted donations for overhead”

March 9, 4:00PM

 

Learn a proven path Nonprofit CEOs like you have used to drive the steady charitable cash flow needed for overhead, all while using your business expertise to attract larger, investment-level donors (even if you haven’t started your individual giving program yet!).

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • The biggest annual planning and budgeting mistake that keeps you from securing more

  • unrestricted donations from individuals.

  • How to break free from traditional fundraising silos and shift into a true financing model

  • that fully funds your organization every year.

  • What you must do to attract and lead individual donors to ‘a yes’ every year.

 

27. How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

March 11, 11:00AM

 

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and a mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals:

  • The 5 elements of an engaging website.

  • The one thing every nonprofit should be thinking about, but isn’t.

  • Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

 

28. Do-It-Yourself Conflict Resolution

March 11, 1:00PM

 

With different personalities, work styles, and values, we’re bound to get into disagreements in our workplace. Conflict is inevitable, but ineffective responses to it are preventable. In this session, we’ll look at some of the ways conflict can escalate and what you can do to de-escalate it and make it a productive experience to foster better participation, engagement, and a stronger organizational culture.

Participants will learn:

  • 6 Challenges of difficult conversations and how to prepare for one 

  • Constructive and destructive responses to conflict 

  • Mediation techniques for managers

  • Tips for handling conflict online

 

29. How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success

March 11, 3:00PM

 

The rise in popularity of social media channels over the past decade has fundamentally changed how we connect with one another, how we discover news, and how we consume and share information that matters.

Now, it's easier than ever before to maintain relationships, to watch your loved ones celebrate milestones, and to advocate and rally around the causes about which you care deeply.

So how has this monumental shift in communications affected our role as fundraisers and nonprofit leaders? How can we leverage the power and potential of social media to not only “connect”, but also to actively raise funds for our causes and to cultivate relationships with our donors?

In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will dive into these important questions and you will learn how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • The ways in which social media has dramatically changed nonprofit fundraising

  • A brief overview of Facebook Fundraising and YouTube Giving Tools  

  • 5 types of content that nonprofits can share on social media

  • 3 sample metrics to measure the ROI of your social media efforts

 

30. 7 Steps to a Strong Nonprofit Back Office

March 11, 3:00PM

 

Behind every successful nonprofit you'll find a strong back office. In this webinar, Sean Hale will share 7 of the top lessons from his 20+ years of helping nonprofits work smarter (not harder). This includes how to save thousands of dollars per year, how to engage board and management in finances, and leveraging technology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify ways your nonprofit can save money.

  • Identify ways your nonprofit can free up time.

  • Understand how you can engage your board and staff in finances.

 

31. Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

March 12, 3:00PM

 

When it comes to running your organization, most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible. Donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their gift actually goes toward the “cause.”

Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission.

Join us in this webinar and discover:

  • What is the overhead myth and why does it matter?

  • The impact of underinvestment.

  • How to address concerns with donors.

  • What marketing efforts provide the best ROI to help you move the needle.

  • How to improve the budgeting process at your nonprofit.

 

32. From Data to Action: Visualizing Data for Fundraising

March 16, 1:00 PM

 

Almost every nonprofit has two superpowers. The first is the data that they have packed away in databases and spreadsheets, often collecting virtual dust on their servers.

The second is the visual faculties of donors and staff members. While most of us glaze over at the sight of a spreadsheet, humans are wired to process visual information at lightning speed. By showing data in engaging visual formats, we can conquer common nonprofit challenges.

You will leave this webinar with a clear understanding of:

  • The two superpowers your organization already has and how to wield them more often and more effectively.

  • How you can use data visualization (data viz) to address key problems you face raising funds for your organization.

  • The types of vizes you should be using for fundraising.

  • How to turn a good viz into a great one.

 

33. Design Inclusive Engagement Surveys: Strategies and Examples

March 16, 1:00PM

 

Surveys connect and engage your constituents with your mission and the impact your work creates. This session walks you through survey-creation strategies and design examples to construct surveys with inclusivity at their core, taking COVID-related impact into account at the same time. Join us to learn "ready to apply" ideas for your upcoming engagement surveys.

 

34. How Values can Anchor You—and Your Organization—In Any Storm

March 16, 2:00PM

 

What steadies you when everything around you seems out of control? What do you attach to when you feel adrift? Values. Your organizational values, and especially your personal values, can help anchor you. And help you make tough decisions. In this session, leadership coach Marc A. Pitman will offer a strategy for regaining some stability by identifying your core values - both yours and your nonprofit's.

Join us as Marc A. Pitman shares strategies you can use to develop values that will keep you stable through good times and bad. You'll leave this session knowing:

  • How to identify the core values that you live by—even if you don't realize it

  • How values fit in the entire leadership journey

  • Tips on separating "hoped for" values from actual core values

  • How to use those values to find your way through chaotic times

 

You'll be surprised by how grounded this session will make you feel. Not only will you learn about core values, you'll actually get to use a tool to help you figure out your core values and those of your nonprofit. And, after the session, you'll get to use that tool with others on your team! Don't miss out—register today!

35. Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

March 16, 3:00PM

 

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit.

In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs, including:

  • What a landing page is and why we should care.

  • The biggest landing page mistakes and how to avoid them.

  • How to build the best landing pages and landing page templates.

  • 13 ideas for landing pages every nonprofit should have.

36. Shareable Nonprofit Content Q&A Session

March 16, 4:30PM

 

  • How do we create content that people like and want to share on a budget and with limited time?

  • What type of content does our audience care about?

  • What role can content play in our nonprofits strategy?

  • Are questions like these ones you have asked at your organization?

 

Get a chance to have your questions answered during this interactive Q&A session led by Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney.

This session will give you insights on how to create and take advantage of shareable nonprofit content.

 

37. Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace

March 17, 12:00PM

 

Microaggressions are a variety of words or behaviors that, deliberately or inadvertently, exclude, confuse, hurt, or harm people with marginalized identities. People often do not recognize, understand, or intend the hurt and harm these words create. Participants will increase awareness of these subtle acts that can exclude or devalue the presence and contributions of nonprofit members. Gain strategies to confront microaggressions in positive, supportive ways to change behaviors, create inclusion, and become an ally in the situation.  

 

38. Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program

March 17, 2:00PM

 

Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." We'll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

 

You’ll learn:

 

  • How to increase your own capacity by involving volunteers in volunteer program administration. 

  • Where to go to get resources and help.

 

 

39. Boost Your Visibility & Funding by Listening to the People You Serve

March 17, 2:00PM

 

Funders are increasingly aware of how nonprofits gather & apply feedback from the people they seek to serve. Whether you are just figuring out how to ask for feedback or already deeply listening - join this special event with Candid, Feedback Labs, and the Fund for Shared Insight. You’ll learn simple ways to grow your feedback skills and to show funders you value feedback via your GuideStar profile. 

 

40. Using the Agile Framework in Fundraising Teams

March 18, 1:00PM

 

Let’s be honest. There are always more fundraising ideas and projects in a year than there are hours to get the work done. Not necessarily! You can increase the outcomes of your fundraising team by utilizing the Scrum framework in your fundraising team.

In this webinar, we will teach you how to utilize the Scrum framework in your organization to significantly improve the fundraising team process. Scrum is a decision-making tool for fundraising teams to use to increase the efficiency of fundraising projects whether talking about writing grant applications, managing the iterations of direct mail appeal letters, or managing the input from numerous players that have a stake in successful fundraising efforts.

Learning objectives:

  • How to increase the impact of your fundraising efforts;

  • How to increase the happiness of your fundraising team;

  • How to utilize Scrum in creating your fundraising plan for the year;

  • How to manage large fundraising projects like new special events or grant applications utilizing Scrum; and

  • How to facilitate your fundraising team utilizing Scrum.

 

41. Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

March 18, 2:00PM

 

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

 

  • Theories for change management

  • Pitfalls and challenges around implementing changes in a volunteer engagement program

  • Opportunities to build buy-in and support for changes

  • What to do if you need to ask a volunteer to leave

 

 

42. Nonprofit Lead Generation Q&A Session

March 18, 3:00PM

 

Some of the most common questions we hear from our nonprofit clients are:

  • How do we get people to donate or volunteer when they don’t even know about our organization?

  • We have a good amount of donors and volunteers, but it’s the same list of people every year. How do we expand?

  • How does normal lead generation apply for nonprofits?

  • How can we utilize our website better to capitalize on leads?

 

This Q&A session is your chance to have your questions answered by Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney. 

Bring any questions you have about how to build successful nonprofit lead generation programs to this live, dynamic webinar.

 

43. Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

March 19, 2:30PM

 

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important. 

Join us to learn:

  • How to use Facebook to create awareness for your organization.

  • How nonprofits are using Twitter to connect with constituents.

  • Why nonprofits must be LinkedIn to be fully connected.

  • Powerful no-cost or low-cost tools to manage your social media presence.

 

44. Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact

March 23, 11:00AM

 

Is a company’s culture determined by design or default? How does your company culture drive impact in your organization and in the community?

Join Jay Wilkinson, Firespring Founder & CEO, to discover how Firespring relies on its vibrant culture to attract and keep great talent, drive community engagement and, ultimately, do more good. 

You will learn:

  • The ROI of a great organizational culture.

  • The 3 steps to building a healthy culture.

  • How to discover your values. 

  • The biggest misconceptions about culture.

 

45. Fundraising Strategy for Small Nonprofits

March 23, 1:00PM

 

You keep hearing that you need a fundraising strategy, but what does that even mean? At its core, a strategy helps you bring clarity to your fundraising and focus your energies so you can get more traction with what you're doing. 

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to find the right fundraising strategy that will work for your organization:

  • Why your fundraising strategy should be unique to your organization

  • What information do you need to build an aligned fundraising strategy

  • How to turn that strategy into action

  • Next Steps: Learn key steps and actions to take right away

 

46. True Program Costs

March 24, 1:00PM

 

Understanding the true, full cost of delivering programs and services is essential for management decisions, program design, and effective fund development. This webinar provides an introduction to calculating program costs and an overview of tools that will help you understand your true program costs and develop realistic budgets.

 

47. Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today's Volunteers

March 24, 2:00PM

 

Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? In this webinar we'll discuss what motivates today's volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We'll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

  • Matching modern volunteer's motivation to recognition event

  • How to update and breathe new life into your recognition events

 

48. Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners

March 24, 2:00PM

 

June may be Pride Month, but supporting your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+) employees and partners should be a year-round effort. This webinar will provide a 101 overview of LGBTQ+ identities and the discrimination and exclusion experienced by the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will walk away with resources and action steps for creating a more inclusive work environment and an increased ability to serve the LGBTQ+ community. 

We’ll discuss the LGBTQ+ legal landscape and lack of protections, an explanation of the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity (transgender and non-binary), and easy-to-implement policies and practices for a more culturally competent and inclusive organization.  

 

49. Social Media 102

March 24, 3:00PM

 

So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

Join us to learn how to:

  • Use social media to connect with constituents.

  • Monitor conversations to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Get people to advocate on your behalf.

  • Navigate social media advertising and understand when to use it.

 

50. The Brand Inside: Efficiency Starts with Empathy

March 25, 10:00AM

 

This session will focus on creating a culture of empathy in order to improve your daily work, find more efficiency within your programs, and maximize your impact. You’ll understand the definition of empathy, common misconceptions, and why empathy is vital to your organization’s culture.

 

51. Advancing Your Agency Through Diversity and Equity

March 25, 12:00PM

 

It is important to understand that diversity spans beyond just physical representation or identity groups. In this webinar, we will discuss how to create authentic engagement with staff and how to identify when we are merely seeking surface-level diversity. When agencies focus on creating diverse and equitable work environments, agency advancement is bound to happen.

 

52. Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

March 25, 2:00PM

 

Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization's overall strategic plan.

  • Why a strategic plan for volunteer engagement is important.

  • How to incorporate key components into a strategic plan.

  • How you can use a strategic plan to communicate with organization stakeholders.

  • How creating a strategic plan can elevate the work that volunteers do in your organization.

 

53. Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event

March 25, 3:00PM

 

We designed this workshop to give an overview of how to host a great online event. In this 30-minute session, we will explore how to use and implement your platform into your organization as well as how to engage attendees. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

 

54. How to Get Your Board to Fundraise

March 30, 1:00PM

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. Accountability and follow through will also be discussed. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board.

 

55. It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community

March 30, 2:30PM

 

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is changing the culture of giving and engagement, and our futures depend on it. Often we get so caught up in ‘the ask’ that we forget what motivates people to support us in the first place: relationships. Join Kelly Medwick, vice president of business development at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you. 

You’ll learn:

  • What donor stewardship means in an online world.

  • How to fire up board members, volunteers, donors and staff to fundraise every day.

  • 10 vital actions to cultivate a network eager to support you.

  • How to generate loyal support long past a specific campaign.

  • Why a consistent communications plan is essential.

 

56. Board Engagement

March 31, 1:00PM

 

The board of directors is the governing body of a nonprofit organization and members are responsible for overseeing the organization’s strategic implementation of activities and financial viability. Having an engaged board who understands the programs and finances ensures strategic decisions are well informed. Engagement will vary for each board and for each board member. This workshop will share key reasons why board members disengage and various approaches to keeping them committed and active. Attendees will leave with an increased understanding of what engagement approaches are appropriate for their board and tools to engage their board members more effectively. This training is open to all but is designed for Board Chairs or members of the committees dedicated to board engagement.

 

 


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  • Shweta Shah:
    Hi. Thank you so much for such an informative blog about the free non-profit charity organization webinar. It was really great to know about these webinars happening online that help us in gaining insightful knowledge. Kindly posting such articles for awareness!
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand:
    Hi Shweta,

    Thanks for your kind words! Glad you find it helpful. Keep an eye out for the next one in a month! ;)

    Tatiana
  • Chuck Spidell:
    Thanks for adding my WordPress security webinar to your list, much appreciated. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with comms leaders.
  • Manish Pahuja:
    Loved reading your practical tips!!

    We at Don Bosco India started our volunteer tourism program fairly recently.

    I will be pleased if you can read and post your suggestions here:
  • Hammad:
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  • Donna Urban:
    Impressive list of webinars to assist with our changing world!
  • Angela Greer:
    Thank you!
  • Kate:
    Thank you for your time and energy and preparing this article :)
  • Rhonda:
    I'm just stumbling onto this now...any chance you will run some of these webinars again? Or if I could get a copy of one that has already been done. I'm very interested in all the webinars regarding volunteers.
  • Diane Parten:
    Can’t wait to get your blogs
  • Greg Snow:
    Great List of varied and interesting webinars. Please try to make this monthly list available before the month starts. There were a few webinars at the beginning of the month I missed because I didn't know about them until after they ran.
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand:
    Hi Greg, thanks for your comment! We always send out the email with the list of webinars prior to the end of the month, so if you sign up for it you're guaranteed to see them in advance.
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand:
    Hi Rhonda! We're glad you find this list helpful. We publish it every month, so keep checking back to see if any of the webinars are happening again (they aren't all run by us, so it depends on the company administering them).
  • Shawne Albritton:
    Hi, I was wondering how to get a webinar added to your site for the month of July Webinars. We are doing a Webinar - Q&A with Industry leaders. John Taylor from United Way Worldwide and Joan Hestneses from Institute on Aging. We will be discussing the current crisis, its impact on Non-Profits, and how to handle IT and technology concerns going forward. Learn tips to navigate through the fog of a crisis so you can focus on the community you serve.
    link - https://www.intivix.com/Non-Profit-Webinar
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand:
    Hey Shawne, thanks for reaching out! We'll get you added in.
  • Kiki Schleiff-Cherry:
    I'd love to get our organization's webinars included in this list. How would I go about that?
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand:
    Hi Kiki, please email sizmailova [@] personifycorp.com with your webinars. She can let you know if they're a good fit for our listing :)
  • Kiki Schleiff-Cherry:
    Thank you so much for including us!
  • Theresa O'Connor:
    This is a very useful list. Would it be possible to make a simple table or list with each month's webinars so we could print it on one or two pages for reference?
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand:
    Hi Theresa, As it stands, that's not something we're planning on doing but we're so glad you find this post helpful!
  • Chitra S:
    Hi Tatiana,
    Thanks for putting out this info as a resource. I realized I put out my question on the wrong page earlier. I was wondering if you could bring back the upcoming webinars info for the last week of July? I remember seeing them yesterday and there were a couple that I was interested in but hadn't had a chance to sign up yet and now I just see one. Thank you!
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand:
    Hi Chitra, please leave your email and I can send you a screenshot of the webinars from July. (I won't approve that comment so your email will not be publicly shown, but I will see it.)
  • Kristin Martin:
    Thank you for providing this. This is awesome!
  • Rich:
    Wow - thanks for this great resource!

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