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30 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2023

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Published on March 1, 2023

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 volunteerism, board building, email marketing tips, blogging practices, demographic data, storytelling and much more

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

ROI Fundraising: Save Time, Improve Performance, and Raise More Money!

March 2, 1:00 PM

How cost-effective are your fundraising efforts? Is raising money through social media and email worth it? What do studies show is the most effective fundraising tactic – and why? You’ll learn how to raise more money with fewer resources and headaches by reallocating your resources and understanding the “true” ROI of your grants, galas, social media, and other fundraising channels.

Inclusive Language to Use in 2023

March 2, 3:00 PM

Are you using outdated language in your content? How sure are you? As language evolves, so too must our content. This can be difficult because organizations write content over the course of years. This webinar explores the latest trends in inclusive language and offers concrete examples of how to use it effectively. It’ll also show you how to check your website for specific content and use a free tool to check any page of your site or pdf.

Strategies for Nonprofits in a Changing Fundraising Landscape

March 2, 3:30 PM

This webinar will explore how traditional fundraising is evolving and what your nonprofit can do to stay ahead. The discussion will cover important topics, such as the changing donor landscape, the relevance of the donor giving pyramid, the impact of technology, and the implications for annual fund planning. Discover actionable strategies to help your organization adapt and succeed in this rapidly changing environment. This webinar is ideal for anyone in a nonprofit fundraising planning capacity, including staff, board members, and volunteers.

Development Plan: Your Three-Step Guide to Engaging Supporters

March 7, 12:00 PM

Development is more intentional, strategic, and all-encompassing than just raising dollars; it’s about raising ambassadors who will join the cause and remain loyal for the long haul. Savvy organizations recognize that meeting their fundraising goals such as cultivating major gifts, retaining donors, and attracting new supporters requires that they be steadfast and intentional in building agile strategies that create and maintain lasting relationships. In this webinar, learn the three steps to create a unique development plan and engagement strategy.

Measuring Success: How to Assess Volunteer Engagement

March 7, 2:00 PM

Your volunteer engagement strategy can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate the impact volunteer engagement has on your organization, its mission, your clients, and your volunteers.

Where Did Everyone Go? Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

March 7, 2:00 PM

Over the course of the pandemic, many organizations have reported drops in volunteer participation – ranging from modest to dramatic decreases. This webinar will discuss what’s transpired over the past few years and look ahead at ‘what comes next’ for volunteering and civic engagement. Organizations of all sizes will learn about changing trends and fresh perspectives that can help them think about their own strategies for running a volunteer program.

Storytelling for Impact

March 7, 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. Join this webinar for tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

Board Building for High Impact Engagement and Explosive Fundraising Growth

March 7, 3:30 PM

How can you build a high-impact board that drives meaningful change and exceeds your budgetary goals? In this webinar, you will learn how to identify and recruit the right individuals to serve on your board, foster effective communication and collaboration among board members, and drive your organization towards its goals. It will also delve into the challenges and opportunities of board building in today’s complex and rapidly changing philanthropic landscape, offering expert perspective on how to navigate these challenges and build thriving boards that make a meaningful difference.

Creating a Change-Ready Culture

March 8, 1:00 PM

Everyday our world is getting more dynamic and complex, and while doing the same thing every day is often easier, it doesn’t take long to fall behind. To continue to succeed, organizations need to have an attitude that champions change rather than resisting it, they must be open to accepting new ideas and solutions. This session will discuss organizational culture, how it impacts the work and engagement of your team, and how to think about changing that culture by focusing on the small behaviors of your employees.

Three Ways AWS and New Relic Can Enhance Your Fundraising Efforts

March 8, 1:00 PM

Tune in to this webinar to explore the ways cloud technology can transform the ways nonprofits approach fundraising. With the help of cloud-based tools and platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and New Relic, nonprofits can streamline their operations, connect with donors more effectively, and access real-time data to inform their fundraising strategies.

Effective Events Start With Strategic Design: Here’s How

March 8, 1:00 PM

Where do you stand with donors now, where do you want to go, how will the event take them on that journey? Join this webinar to learn more about strategic design and how strategic design can lead to hosting effective events.

5 Ways to Build Relationships and Increase Donor Retention

March 8, 1:00 PM

Do you know how many donors you are retaining? Would you like to turn first-time donors into lifetime supporters so your nonprofit can thrive? This session will explore the topic of donor retention and illustrate the impact improvements in your donor retention rate can have on your bottom line. In addition, it will walk participants through five different strategies for building relationships and turning one-time donors into life-long supporters.

5 Tips to Raise More: Less Awkward Fundraising

March 8, 2:00 PM

Awkward fundraising tactics can hold back organizational growth. Join this webinar to learn how to understand the primary barriers that are holding you back from fundraising authentically,  prioritize activities based on alignment-first methodology, increase the effectiveness of your efforts by using design thinking to talk to your funders in the language they understand and more.

Breakthrough Technology: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Personalized Video, Mobile Apps, and More

March 9, 2:00 PM

How do we explore how to properly leverage the power of breakthrough, and existing, technology to find new participants, keep those we have, improve the event experience, and raise more money. This session will explore per-to-peer technology innovations, improvements while not forgetting what already exists and we can use more effectively. 

Six Questions for Equitable Board Recruitment

March 9, 2:00 PM

What is equitable board recruitment, and what are some first steps? This webinar will explore six questions you can use to assess your current board recruitment strategies in terms of equity and open up a discussion on equitable board recruitment with board members. It’ll also share some strategies we recommend to build a culture of equity and belonging on boards.

How To Convert Volunteers Into Donors

March 14, 1:00 PM

Many fundraisers overlook a vital potential donor base – their volunteers! Your volunteers already have a strong affiliation with your cause. Don’t leave money on the table by failing to properly steward these supporters. Join for an engaging session to maximize your volunteer management strategy and turn supporters into sustained donors.

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

March 14, 3:00 PM

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, learn the 5 types of nonprofit emails, the anatomy of an email marketing campaign, 6 email marketing mistakes to avoid and 5 secrets of email marketing geniuses.

Nonprofit Leadership Hacks for Breakthrough Growth in 2023

March 15, 12:30 PM

During this time you’ll discover hidden barriers that are secretly stealing resources from your mission. You will begin to see everything differently, including your brand message, delivery, fundraising strategies, and team. Join to identify opportunities for significant growth in awareness and giving. You’ll walk away ready to immediately take action to grow marketing and fundraising results.

Nonprofit Leadership Transitions

March 15, 1:00 PM

Leadership transitions are an inevitable part of every nonprofit’s life cycle. While these transitions can be daunting and often carry an emotional weight, the leadership transition and development process can benefit both the people involved and the organization. Transitioning from one nonprofit leader to another is an opportunity for investing in your overall organizational strategy and growth. Leadership transition is a time-bound, four-phase transition from one leader to another. Join to learn about preparing for an upcoming leadership change, setting yourself up for a successful search process, and onboarding your new leader for short-term and long-term success.

Improve Your Nonprofit Website User Experience

March 15, 1:00 PM

User experience (UX) focuses on having a deep understanding of website visitors, the information they need, the actions you want them to take, and the ease with which they can engage and convert on your website. Nonprofit websites are the centerpiece for all digital engagement with an organization. Having a good UX can enhance support, increase donations, and further your mission. Join us to learn about the top UX enhancements and features to consider on your website for 2023 and beyond.

Preparing for Year-End Audits Including 2023 Updates

March 16, 1:00 PM

It’s that time of year again! This webinar is designed to help nonprofit organizations better navigate the year-end reporting and audit processes, with a special section on what’s new and different in 2023. This webinar will share tips on how nonprofit organizations can tackle the challenges of preparing financial statements and how they can utilize technology tools to streamline their year-end reporting process. They will also cover updates in Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations that will be relevant to your upcoming audit.

Demographic Data: Baby Boomers, Millennials, Gen X, and Gen Z

March 16, 2:00 PM

Who is a peer-to-peer donor and participant in this post COVID era? This session will compare demographic data from before COVID to today’s reality. It will explore who is participating, who is donating, the age subsets preference for events, and how each group uses technology differently. It will also cover how to convert one-time donors into annual donors and getting lapsed people back on board.

Marketing Your Fundraising Events: Tips and Tools to Increase Registrations

March 21, 2:00 PM

Fundraising events put donors in an environment in which they’re living and breathing your mission. Because attendees are absolutely engaged with your mission, it’s an opportune time for your organization to build meaningful, long-term relationships. The problem: how do you get donors to register? Join to discuss marketing tips and tools to increase registrations for your next fundraising event. This session will take a look at what type of promotions engage donors, which marketing channels donors prefer, and ultimately, how to convert donors to registrants.

Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!

March 21, 3:00 PM

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

Becoming Agile in a Modern Cloud World

March 22, 1:00 PM

Your organization exists to deliver on its mission. In the past, technology was a means toward this end; now, more and more, technology is central to efficient mission delivery, plus supporters and funders expect a “modern” experience. With technology evolving constantly, how do you plan for and justify investments in new technology and processes? This webinar will review how to plan for “continuous adoption” of new technologies.

Event Strategy Post COVID: Improving the Event Experience and Converting Event Participants and Donors to Deeper Relationships

March 23, 2:00 PM

This session will look at the event participant experience for all types of peer-to-peer events—from DIY, to endurance, to third party, to signature events. How can you review and improve the experience before, during, and after the event. In addition, it’ll look at organizations who have successfully converted event participants and donors to monthly giving and other longer-term relationships.

How to Own the Smartphone with Social, Email, and Text

March 28, 1:00 PM

We’re living in a smartphone world. And your marketing efforts need to keep pace. You’ve got an amazing opportunity to reach donors and volunteers regularly on a device they carry with them at all times. You can win by enhancing the member experience by using social, email, and text in concert to drive engagement and donations. In this free, one-hour webinar, you’ll learn how each channel works to move people closer to your mission, how to harness the strengths of each channel and how to create a great experience that impacts your fundraising goals.

Multichannel Impact Reporting for the Modern Era

March 29, 1:00 PM

Join for a workshop focused on reporting impact to our donors via newsletters. This webinar will examine how print/mailed communications work in tandem with email to ensure our donors are informed and engaged. It will also look at processes and tools to simplify the development of these vital fundraising tools. Multiple optimized newsletter samples will be shared as well.

Blogging Best Practices for Nonprofits

March 29, 1:00 PM

Blogging allows your nonprofit to have a consistent stream of new content to use in your e-newsletter and share on social media which, in turn, increases traffic to your website and awareness of your nonprofit’s brand. Blogging is also one of the best ways for your nonprofit to improve your search engine optimization (SEO). Join to learn current trends in nonprofit blogging, blog writing and formatting best practices, how to blog to boost SEO for your website and more.

Everyone Gets a Slice! Practical Ways to Begin Implementing a Behavior-Based Recognition Program

March 30, 12:00 PM

Sometimes fundraisers have to feed a large crowd, we have finite resources, both in staff and budgets, and we must strategize ways to satiate many donors with different interests and needs. By developing a recognition program based on donor behaviors, in lieu of arbitrary giving amounts, we can ensure we are communicating gratitude and impact to donors at all levels of giving. This webinar will assist you in identifying priority donor behaviors you need to reinforce, how to create personal communications to these groups, and strategy development to increase donor retention.  

BONUS: Nonprofit Marketing Summit: The Big Innovation

February 28–March 2, 2023

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