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31 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2023

Author: WildApricot
May 1, 2023
🕑 11 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 peer-to-peer fundraising, Google Ad grants, budgeting, financial reporting, accounting, email marketing, donor segmentation, storytelling and much more

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

Featured Webinar: Better Together: Personify and AMCs

May 24, 12:00 PM

Learn about all the benefits available to AMC partners and how we set you up for success. We’ll also share the package structures, benefit tiers and new offerings our partners are seeing in 2023. Join Meg Moulden, Account Executive, Mike McCormick, Chief Sales Officer and Janna Knapp, Senior Director of Professional Services, for a discussion on how you can get the most out of your Personify partnership as an AMC.

How Can Civil Society Participate in the Decentralized Future Of The Web?

May 2, 12:00 PM

The current, centralized version of the web allows a few big companies to control its infrastructure and provide the rules that govern our interactions and experiences. DWeb proponents say that removing central control of the internet allows for distributed power and gives individual users more control over how they interact across the system. DWeb technology can be particularly valuable if this underlying ethos resonates with your organization’s mission. But what does the Dweb look like in practice? 

Unlocking Matching Gift Success: Strategies to Double Donations

May 2, 1:00 PM

Although corporate matching gifts can fuel fundraising, only a fraction of eligible donors follow the request process through to completion. As a result, nonprofits often miss out on key opportunities to maximize donor generosity and increase funding. However, by solving for some common matching gift roadblocks and helping your donors navigate corporate matching, you can fully harness this form of giving. Join this webinar ​​to learn how to uncover match opportunities and drive those matches to completion.

Audit Readiness: How to Ace Preparation for Your Financial Statement Audit

May 2, 1:00 PM

Audit preparation, especially if it is your first time approaching it, can be a daunting task. Join for tips on preparing for and running a successful audit (remote or onsite). Attendees will learn how to: plan for what an auditor will need to see, create a strong audit trail with documentation, naming conventions, and accessible details, gather what you’ll need and provide secure access to your auditor, communicate with your auditor.

Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals

May 2, 3:00 PM

Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative. If you’re in crisis mode, join us for this informative session with Firespring’s director of nonprofit solutions, Kiersten Hill, followed by an interactive Q&A.

Google Ads Grant Walk Through

May 2, 5:00 PM

This webinar is a follow up to how the Google Ad Grant process works. This webinar is a walk through of the Google Ad Grant process, using a real-life example from a previous attendee!

Portfolio Optimization for Major Gift Officers

May 3, 1:00 PM

Classic moves management is the process of moving a prospect through the lifecycle of major gift solicitation. But there is often little discussion of how portfolio management strategies can impact an officer’s ability to successfully take the prospect through the journey—from qualification to solicitation to stewardship. What goes into portfolios has a lot to do with the results that come out of that portfolio…a notion similar to “garbage in, garbage out” for databases. In this session learn what to look for in major giving officer portfolios to set them up for greater success.

Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting: The Basics

May 3, 1:00 PM

Accounting can be hard enough if you haven’t studied it in school. Nonprofit accounting is actually very different and more challenging still. Need help? Join nonprofit CPA and QuickBooks expert Gregg Bossen in this first time webinar and learn the ABCs of keeping books for a nonprofit organization. Key takeaways include: what is accounting and how it works, how to read a financial statement, what financial statements should be given to the board each month, what are the three things that nonprofits are required to track and more.

From One-Time Donors to Lifelong Supporters – Advanced Strategies for Donor Retention

May 3, 1:00 PM

This webinar will take a deep dive into the effective techniques for engaging with your supporters at each stage of the donor journey. From personalized communication to meaningful impact reporting, it’ll provide you with tactics for building strong relationships with your donors to keep them coming back for more. It will also discuss the latest trends and best practices in donor retention and share practical tips and insights that you can apply to your organization’s fundraising efforts.

The Surprising Secret to Fundraising Success

May 3, 1:00 PM

What is the surprising secret to fundraising success? Managing your time and tasks! This webinar will talk about how you can get organized and take control. Learn about the three top interruptions you experience, how to better manage them, and the A, B, Cs of prioritizing your tasks. These life skills will benefit you in your personal life as well!

Nonprofit Board Stewardship: Assess and Improve Your Board’s Effectiveness

May 4, 12:00 PM

You’ll learn how to rev up your board’s passion, commitment, and focus to drive your organization’s mission forward. Join to learn proven techniques to assess your board’s current state and improve effectiveness. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or are brand new to working with a board—don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and take your board to the next level. It’s time to ignite your board’s potential and make a real difference in your community

7 Strategies for Building Relationships With the Board of Directors

May 4, 2:00 PM

This workshop will provide participants with the tools and strategies needed to build effective relationships with their organization’s board of directors. Attendees will learn how to communicate effectively with board members, understand the roles and responsibilities of the board, and identify key opportunities for engagement.

Harness the Power of AI to Create Your Nonprofit Annual Report

May 9, 1:00 PM

This webinar will delve into the innovative ways AI can be harnessed to streamline the process of creating a compelling and visually stunning digital annual report. It will discuss how AI-powered tools can automatically analyze your nonprofit’s data, generate visually appealing infographics, charts, and graphs, and create dynamic content that resonates with your audience.

Small but Mighty: Mastering Peer-to-Peer Fundraising for Small Nonprofits

May 9, 1:00 PM

Peer-to-peer fundraising can be a powerful tool for small nonprofits to raise funds and increase awareness about their cause. This webinar will explore the world of peer-to-peer fundraising and provide practical tips and tools for small nonprofits to master this approach. It will cover topics such as setting fundraising goals, recruiting and engaging peer-to-peer fundraisers, creating compelling campaigns, leveraging social media, and measuring success. It will also discuss how you can leverage the power of AI to create a fundraising plan, set up a peer-to-peer campaign site, and craft donor communications.

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

May 10, 11:00 AM

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. This educational webinar will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses

Why Data Integration Matters for Nonprofits

May 10, 1:00 PM

Nonprofits have responded to changing consumer expectations by adopting specialized technology solutions tailored to their specific needs. While this “best-in-class” approach can help nonprofits better meet supporter expectations and fuel their missions, it can also pose challenges with data integration across different platforms.

How to Outsmart Inflation: Using Data to Navigate Fundraising During Challenging Times

May 11, 1:00 PM

Understand the current giving trends and what they mean for your fundraising strategy. Join this webinar to learn actionable takeaways on how you can apply this data today and what it means for the future.

Accounting for Restricted Grants Properly: When and How Do I Record These Things?

May 11, 1:00 PM

When should I record a grant: when I find out we got it or when we get the funds? What about a reimbursement grant? If I haven’t earned the money yet, should I put the grant on profit and loss, or should it go to deferred revenue on the balance sheet? Accounting for restricted grants can be confusing. These are some of the questions to be answered in this first-time webinar.

Nonprofit Board Fundraising: Making It Easy and Effective

May 11, 2:00 PM

Let’s face it—it’s challenging and time-consuming to build an effective fundraising and engagement program with your board members. Fundraising work can feel intimidating to even the most seasoned professionals. But harnessing the fundraising power of your board can make a huge difference to your bottom line and increase your organization’s ability to make a positive impact. Join to learn how to empower your board members with the skills and tools they need to effectively promote your nonprofit’s mission, engage with stakeholders, and secure critical support.

The Untapped Potential of Existing Donors

May 16, 1:00 PM

For charities and nonprofits like yours, securing new donors is an essential part of building and maintaining your organization. Acquisition is important, but with the focus on new donors, are you overlooking the giving potential of the generous folks who have already said “yes” to your cause? Join for a practical, hands-on session where you can learn more about: barriers to growing a healthy fundraising pipeline, processes you can use to tap into the giving potential that already exists right in your own backyard and more.

How To Unleash the Power of Individual Giving

May 16, 1:00 PM

Are you ready to take your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts to new heights? Join this webinar for an engaging and informative session that will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to successfully launch an individual giving program. Discover how connecting with individual donors can not only boost your organization’s financial stability but also create a community of passionate supporters who are invested in your mission. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your nonprofit’s fundraising potential and make a lasting impact! 

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation

May 16, 2:00 PM

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.

The Nonprofit Guide to Google Analytics

May 17, 2:00 PM

Google Analytics is important for nonprofit organizations because it allows them to track website traffic, understand their audience better, and measure the success of online campaigns. Using Google Analytics, nonprofits can make data-driven decisions to improve their website’s performance and engagement and optimize their fundraising and marketing efforts. During this webinar, participants will learn how to use the platform’s features to track website traffic, user behavior, and conversion rates. It will also explain upcoming changes and how to prepare.

Donor Segmentation Best Practices

May 17, 2:00 PM

Donor segmentation is crucial for nonprofit organizations, as it allows them to understand the different characteristics and behaviors of their donors. This helps them tailor their fundraising and engagement strategies accordingly. But what are the best practices of donor segmentation? Is your organization segmenting donors as effectively as it could? Do you need help in creating a donor segmentation plan? If so, this webinar is for you.

Creating Financial Sustainability Through Trust Based Philanthropy

May 18, 2:00 PM

Your grantees understand the needs of their communities, but providing unrestricted, multi-year support can be a different way of thinking for many nonprofit organizations. You want the additional funding flexibility to be a benefit, not a burden. Whether you are already incorporating the principles of trust-based philanthropy into your grantmaking or are looking for ways to get started, join this webinar to discuss the steps you can take to help your practitioners achieve long-term financial success through trust-based philanthropy.

Best Practices for Using Amazon Web Service (AWS) Credits

May 18, 2:00 PM

Join the Amazon Web Services (AWS) nonprofits team as they chat with AWS experts about tips and tricks for using AWS credits. Attendees will learn best practices and receive resources to help their organization save time and money on AWS. The goal for this webinar is to help NPOs better understand how their nonprofit can use AWS credits to accelerate their organization’s mission and goals.

Top Tips for Your Best Year-Round Fundraising Plan! 

May 23, 12:00 PM

Organizations with a written fundraising plan consistently outperform those without them. Does setting goals and creating a plan for your organization feel like a shot in the dark? A roll of the dice? It doesn’t have to!  Join to learn about: winning ingredients in successful fundraising plans, a simple three-step process to building your plan, how to set realistic, measurable goals with examples and templates to follow.

Overcoming the Hurdles to Effective Data Management that Helps You Raise More

May 23, 1:00 PM

Energize your data practices and boost your fundraising potential as this webinar synthesizes the best practices from the mini-series, equipping you with actionable insights and strategies. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your organization’s data management and unlock the secrets to raising more funds with clean data! Register now and embark on this exciting adventure towards clean data mastery.

The Essential Guide to Onboarding Your New Nonprofit Executive Director

May 24, 3:00 PM

This webinar is all about how to onboard and support new Executive Directors. In this webinar, you will be provided with practical solutions and strategies for onboarding new EDs effectively, setting them (and you and your organization) up for long-term success. You’ll learn: What to expect in the first few months of an Executive Director’s tenure, how to build a strong relationship between the Board and the Executive Director, ways the Board can support their new Executive Director during the transition and more.

Expense Management in Challenging Economic Times

May 25, 1:00 PM

Are we on the cusp of an economic downturn? Most economists agree that a recession is imminent. This webinar will discuss how you can prepare your not-for-profit for uncertain times, and even find opportunities to thrive. Learn about planning, tools, and decisions you can make to help weather the storm and come out on top. From cash flow planning and expense reviews, to personnel and strategy setting, it’ll dig into all the areas that need your attention to prepare for and survive the economy ahead.

Introduction to Prospect Research for Nonprofits

May 30, 1:00 PM

This free webinar introduces prospect research, covers some best practices and demonstrates how it enhances your organization’s overall fundraising efforts. Topics covered include fundamental concepts, research techniques, free and fee based research tools, templates, 

ethical considerations and more. This session is geared towards any nonprofit professional new to prospect research as well as major gift fundraisers at small and mid-sized organizations. 

Storytelling for Impact

May 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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