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30 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2024

Author: WildApricot
April 1, 2024
🕑 10 min read

Every month, we compile the internet’s biggest list of free nonprofit webinars.

Organizations are always looking for innovative ways to adapt to the challenges of working remotely, all while trying to find volunteers and lead successful teams.

It’s more important than ever for us to come together and share our knowledge and resources.

The webinars below cover everything your nonprofit needs to know about fundraising, events and all the tips and tricks for using GoogleAds.

Topics include donor acquisition, fundraising, strategic planning, board building, sustainability and much more.

Now onto this month’s webinars. Please note, all times are indicated in ET (unless otherwise noted).

From Idea to Impact: Crafting Memorable Nonprofit Experiences

April 2, 2:00 PM

This webinar will dive into the core of creating unforgettable nonprofit experiences! Explore turning inspiration into tangible change, navigating the nuances that transform good intentions into lasting memories. Learn more to help shape the future of meaningful change together – your seat awaits!

Introduction to Individual Giving

April 2, 2:00 PM

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. It will provide you with an overview of the fundraising landscape and walk you through the key components of an individual giving program. 

Track Donor Engagement and Boost Your Fundraising Efforts

April 3, 1:00 PM

Do you know who your most engaged donors are? Your donors interact with your organization in a variety of ways, and not just by donating. With a strong donor engagement strategy, you can focus your time and energy on cultivating and retaining the donors you already have, rather than continually reaching out to new donors.

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy

April 3, 1:00 PM

Participating in “10 Tips for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy” will provide you with insider knowledge about what funders are looking for and some specific tips you can use when reaching out to funders and crafting nonprofit grant applications. It will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant-seeking strategy in their organization. It will also look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

Executive Directors Chat: Initiating Equity for Impact

April 3, 2:00 PM

This interactive meeting is designed for leaders eager to lay the groundwork for equity within their nonprofits.This session focuses on a foundational understanding of equity principles and practical steps for implementation. Through examples, peer-to-peer insights, and collaborative discussions, participants will leave with ideas to initiate meaningful equity practices. Join us to transform your commitment into action and set the stage for a more inclusive and equitable nonprofit sector.

Introduction to fundraising planning

April 4, 2:00 PM

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

Mirror, Mirror: Applying Lessons From the For-Profit World To Create Better Donor Experience

April 4, 2:00 PM

This webinar will take an in-depth look at all things DX-the elevated donor experience! Join this to see as the fairest of them all and get a glimpse into the for-profit world where customer intel and preferences drive corporate decisions. It’ll explore how to apply these lessons to the nonprofit space to create amazing donor-centric experiences that ultimately impact your fundraising bottom line.

How Surveys Can Showcase Success to Your Donors, Volunteers, and Clients

April 4, 2:00 PM

Uncover the art of effectively communicating success in your nonprofit endeavors. This session will explore the strategic use of surveys as a powerful tool for highlighting the impact of your initiatives. Learn how to craft surveys that capture valuable feedback from donors, volunteers, and clients, allowing you to emphasize the positive outcomes and meaningful contributions of your organization. Join this webinar unlock the potential of impact measurement through surveys and enhance your ability to engage and communicate success to your stakeholders.

 Growing Your Nonprofit with Google Workspace

April 8, 12:00 PM

So many small nonprofits start out using the free Google Workspace platform you can set up and administer yourself. Google makes it easy! But as you grow from a one- or two-person nonprofit to a larger team you may be wondering if Google Workspace is professional enough, and whether it can handle more complex IT needs. And what about volunteers and others who need to access your files – is Google secure? What are best practices on setting up and administering Google Workspace in nonprofits with 10+ staff? Are there steps you can take now to make it easy to keep Google Workspace as you grow?

Using Analytics to Drive Dynamic Major and Principal Giving Pipeline Development

April 11, 1:00 PM

This presentation will outline how nonprofits identify prospects with larger gift potential and continue to do so throughout the donor engagement and giving journey. It will also cover moving major gift donors towards ultimate giving potential in order to make truly transformative gifts.

Leading and Advocating Pathway Part 2 – Advocating for Volunteers and the Profession

April 11, 2:00 PM

Whether you’re brand new to the work or if this is the career you’ve been doing for years this is a chance to come together to discuss our role as an advocate for the volunteers in our organization, the role ethics plays in working with volunteers, volunteerism in general, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about professional development opportunities, the CVA credential, and how they can move into the role of thought leader within their organization, their local or regional network, or even nationally or internationally! 

Inclusivity Essentials: Creating Accessible Websites for Nonprofits

April 16, 1:00 PM

Discover key strategies for website accessibility with experts. This webinar focuses on practical tips to make your nonprofit’s website more inclusive and user-friendly. You’ll learn about essential accessibility features, compliance with ADA standards, and how to ensure that your site is welcoming to all audiences. This session is a must for nonprofits looking to enhance their online presence and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace)

April 16, 3:00 PM

Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Storytelling to impact your nonprofit, using influencer marketing to increase fundraising, creating digital experiences that create awareness.

Online Fundraising: How to Raise the Most on your Website, Social Media and More

April 17, 12:00 PM

Your website design, email, and social media campaigns, along with your choice of fundraising platforms, all play a critical role in your fundraising. Regardless of the size of your nonprofit, optimizing the donor experience is essential to maximizing your impact. Join this webinar, where our experts from Zeffy will delve into the best practices of online fundraising. Learn how to retain 100% of the funds you raise, avoiding the fees associated with traditional fundraising tools.

How to grow long term relationships with event supporters using a CRM

April 17, 12:00 PM

Keeping track of your organization’s special events in your donor management system can have a tremendous impact on your ability to grow long-term relationships with your donors. In this webinar, you’ll learn what pieces of event data are most important to track in your CRM (and what isn’t!), using your data to save time and energy planning your annual event, and how to develop a practical stewardship plan to convert event attendees to donors

Fundamentals of Donor Journey Mapping for Nonprofits

April 18, 2:00 PM

This free webinar will provide a detailed overview of the fundamentals of donor journey mapping. It will discuss the importance of mapping individual donor journeys and how it can enhance donor relationships and retention. Additionally, it will address the inclusion of institutional funders like foundations in the mapping process, highlighting the unique considerations and strategies required to engage with these important stakeholders.

Building Volunteer Relationships Pathway Part 2 – Growing the Relationship

April 18, 2:00 PM

This webinar will explore opportunities to strengthen relationships with volunteers, including developing feedback channels for better two-way communications. It will also explore the languages of appreciation and how we can create a multi-faceted approach that includes opportunities for volunteers to step into leadership roles or continue to build skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate their own management style and where they may benefit from building their own skills. .

Impact Amplified: Strategies for Strengthening Nonprofit Advocacy

April 22, 11:00 AM

This workshop is tailored for nonprofit organizations with existing experience in policy engagement at the state or federal level. This session aims to equip participants with advanced strategies to enhance their advocacy efforts while adhering to nonprofit guidelines. The focus will be on deepening engagement with policymakers, leveraging partnerships, and utilizing innovative approaches to amplify the organization’s impact.

Automating Success: Leveraging Digital Automation to Acquire Mid-Level and Major Gift Donors

April 22, 12:00 PM

Join this webinar to learn how slight additions to your digital strategy and campaigns can make big enhancements to your mid-level and major gift programs. Starting with acquisition, this session will discuss how to identify mid level and major donors through clicks and engagement throughout the year. Then it will discuss how to leverage digital automation to work alongside, and expand the reach of your mid level and major gift officers. 

The Power of Prompting: Techniques to Transform AI Interactions

April 23, 11:00 AM

Effective communication with artificial intelligence (AI) systems is becoming increasingly crucial, but prompt engineering can seem like a mystery.  This webinar goes beyond the basics to demystify the process, diving deep into the art and science of crafting compelling prompts that elicit optimal outcomes from AI.  

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Nonprofits

April 23, 1:00 PM

If you could significantly increase staff productivity and improve community engagement and impact, what kind of impact would that have on your cause? Geared toward nonprofits, this one-hour webinar provides demonstrations on how to use Al-driven tools to enhance donor engagement, optimize campaign targeting, and personalize communication strategies.

Recruiting Pathway Part 3 – Making the Match 

April 23, 2:00 PM

This webinar will  discuss how to move forward after screening. Should you say yes? How do you say no? And, it’ll explore the role of risk management, and how to use training and orientation strategies to ensure that volunteers are well prepared for the work they’ll be asked to do. This is Part 3 of the Recruiting Pathway. Please plan to attend or watch Parts 1 and 2 before attending.

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

April 23, 3:00 PM

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. This webinar will cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the most useful social media platforms for nonprofits.

The Power of Prompting: Techniques to Transform AI Interactions

April 24, 11:00 AM

This webinar is focused on donor engagement. It will focus on the digital evolution of fundraising and review best practices to optimize your organization’s online giving experience. Emphasis will also be put on optimizing email newsletters and monthly giving enrollment. 

Engaging Your Donors Online in 2024

April 24, 2:00 PM

This webinar is focused on donor engagement. It will focus on the digital evolution of fundraising and review best practices to optimize your organization’s online giving experience. Emphasis will also be put on optimizing email newsletters and monthly giving enrollment. 

How to Minimize Risk with Your Grantees

April 25, 11:00 AM

You need to be a good steward of your foundation’s mission not only when you select your grantees, but also throughout the grant cycle. Due diligence is essential at every stage. In this conversation with Elizabeth Gousse Ballotte, she shares her experience as a Partner at accounting firm PKF O’Connor Davies and how she’s helped grantmaking organizations mitigate fraud risks. She will share best practices for selecting your grantees and what due diligence steps you should take. She’ll also highlight what to do if you receive a whistleblower complaint, how to address it, and how to establish a corrective action plan.

Building the Commons: Community Archiving and Decentralized Storage

April 25, 2:00 PM

Digital archiving has been a cornerstone of historical document preservation and audiovisual materials, serving as a container for shared community memories for future generations. However, traditional modes of data storage are facing problems, such as lack of accessibility and susceptibility to data loss, and this is where decentralized data storage comes into play.

Introduction to measuring your impact

April 30, 2:00 PM

Your nonprofit does great work, but what is most important is the impact of that work. How do you demonstrate that your programs get results? An outcome-centric approach will lead to stronger program design and increased funding opportunities for your organization. In this introductory course for beginners, learn the basics of shifting focus from your nonprofit’s activities to its outcomes. It will demystify the language of outcomes measurement and guide you through the process of creating logic models for programs.

Storytelling for Impact

April 30, 3:00 PM

From the beginning of civilization, storytelling has maintained a uniquely impactful position in defining culture, motivating action and bringing people together. Today’s marketers need to be better storytellers than ever before as more and more stories are told all around us.

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