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24 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2023

Author: WildApricot
December 1, 2023
🕑 9 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 finishing 2023 strong and starting 2024 off right.

Topics include donor acquisition, fundraising, strategy for the new year, technology tips, revenue-generation, AI and much more.

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

AI for Impact: Risks and Opportunities for Nonprofits

December 4, 11:00AM

Join this webinar for a dynamic and interactive webinar that explores the world of tools like ChatGPT and its potential to create meaningful social impact. This session will discuss how AI can empower nonprofits to enhance your work and achieve your mission more effectively. Whether you’re looking to enhance storytelling, generate compelling content, or drive engagement, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to unlock the power of AI in making a positive impact.

Fundamentals of Nonprofit Finance

December 5, 10:00AM

This training is designed to make you more comfortable with nonprofit finance. It will walk through nonprofit financial reports including the statement of activities (income statement) and statement of financial position (balance sheet). You will gain an understanding of nonprofit finance terminology, accounting rules, roles and responsibilities, and procedures and policies. This workshop is right for you if you are new to the nonprofit sector, nonprofit finance, or your position as staff or board member.

Nonprofit Website Tools, Tips, and Technology

December 5, 1:00PM

Join for an insightful Q&A session where you’ll gain the confidence to navigate the complexities of the digital world. Experts will unpack the intricacies of website optimization specifically tailored for nonprofits. They’ll delve into cutting-edge tools and technologies pivotal for digital success in today’s online sphere. Designed to be interactive, this session invites you to present challenges and questions about effective website management, engagement analytics, and strategies to enhance user experience. It’s an opportunity to elevate your nonprofit’s online stature and transform your website into a potent instrument for advancing your mission.

Webster’s Defines Dysfunction as: Your Board

December 5, 3:30PM

We spend hours attempting to help change our board members actions and behaviors. The reality is that this is futile as we likely made a crucial error from the start. This webinar will share how to prevent dysfunction before it begins, create board member accountability and share his own “three types of board members” enabling you to focus on what matters most!

Transforming Business Models

December 6, 1:00PM

Looking to improve your business model? Join this free webinar to learn  the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and explore how all these components connect to mission and your organization’s financial health.

Creating Your Nonprofit’s Revenue-Generating Annual Report

December 6, 2:00PM

What if, instead, your Annual Report could be a celebration of the good work your supporters’ gifts had made possible? What if your Annual Report became a document that your donors loved to receive and read? And what if your nonprofit Annual Report actually raised money? In this webinar you’ll discover the strategic role of your Annual Report, deciding on your project team, developing your best theme, and more.

OHSA and AODA Compliance Responsibilities for Nonprofits: Understand Your Obligations and How to Implement Them

December 7, 1:00PM

Managing workplace compliance requirements can be a daunting challenge for nonprofit employers, especially when you add the complexities of a remote or hybrid workforce, sometimes spread across multiple locations.   Add to that the tight budget and time limitations experienced by nonprofits, and these responsibilities can feel overwhelming. This engaging and information-packed presentation explains in easy to understand terms, your Charity’s obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). 

Simplified Fundraising Planning for Small Nonprofits

December 7, 1:00PM

Join this webinar for a workshop covering fundraising planning. It will cover some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan and how to avoid them. Processes and tools will be shared which pare the planning process down to its simplest form. Attendees leave with actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective and efficient.

Your 2023 Events in Review: Tactical Tips to Increase Your Event Fundraising in 2024

December 7, 2:00PM

Is your organization hoping to raise more from your 2024 events? What better way to get started than by looking back and auditing your 2023 events to find areas where you can improve? Join this webinar to learn valuable insights and strategies for maximizing the success of your fundraising events.  During the webinar, you’ll learn how to build a winning fundraising strategy for live events, develop a comprehensive plan that aligns with your event goals, and more!

Donor Retention Strategies for Time Limited Giving Efforts

December 11, 12:00PM

Whether it is Giving Tuesday, your organization’s own giving day, or a community foundation matching day, chances are your organization has been involved in a time-limited giving effort. These campaigns help your organization raise new funds, identify new donors, and quickly increase your social media presence. But the work doesn’t stop when the clock strikes midnight. What happens the day after Giving Day? How do you acknowledge gifts and retain donors? Do you have a strategic plan for new donors? How does donor relations play a role in these efforts? Join this webinar to discuss Giving Tuesday giving days, how they impact your organization, and ways to make the most of the generosity.

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

December 12, 1:00PM

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 is for you. Join his fundraising webinar to assess your board’s fundraising personality, motivate your board members to fundraise, set goals and kick off campaigns, and more!

Start Your 2024 Grant Strategy Off Right!

December 12, 1:00PM

As the calendar year begins to wind down and you think about the new year, are you also thinking about how to strengthen your grant-seeking strategy in the upcoming year? Starting your year off with a strong plan and clear goals in place will ensure that you secure the funding necessary to achieve your goals for grant revenue. This webinar will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2023 and how to set goals for 2024 that will help expand your grant-seeking strategy and revenue.  It will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.

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

December 12, 1:00PM

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 is for you. Join  this fundraising webinar to learn more about how to assess your board’s fundraising personality, motivate your board members to fundraise, set goals and kick off campaigns, and more.

Blooming with Success: Your Spring Fundraising Campaigns and Events Roadmap

December 12, 2:00PM

Fundraising is in bloom this spring! Learn how to leverage the energy of the season to maximize your nonprofit’s impact and reach your goals during this busy fundraising season. In this webinar, an expert team will: share data and insights on the spring fundraising landscape, provide a step-by-step map for your team to follow to maximize your spring revenue, and more!

Changing Lanes for Good: Non-Profit Career Shifts from Education to Human Services

December 12, 3:30PM

In this free webinar, the remarkable journey of Wendy Kobler, PhD and her transition from higher education to making a difference in human services will be explored. Learn more about how to bridge the gap between academia and compassionate action, turning passion into purpose and creating a better world for all.

Unleash the Power of Your Data to Drive Your Fundraising Results

December 13, 1:00PM

Managing a team of fundraisers, expanding their reach, finding new donors, and increasing contributions is challenging. More so now than ever before, the job is tough! In this webinar, you will learn how to identify the right teachable moments to drive gift officer “productivity” as opposed to gift officer “activity”, and broaden segmentation beyond donor status, provide front-line fundraisers powerful tools to enable them to make informed decisions and be nimble in execution.

How To Rank Higher on Google – 5 SEO Tips to Get Your Nonprofit Website Noticed

December 13, 1:00PM

Are you spending a fortune on paid marketing and advertising to rank better on Google? Yet, are you seeing your website rank on the umpteenth page of Google? In this free webinar, you’ll learn five easy steps to improve your Google ranking without spending any money.  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the practice of improving and promoting your website to increase the number of visitors to your website from search engines which most of us use Google. 

Budgeting & Forecasting: A Plan for Financial and Fundraising Success

December 13, 2:00PM

The budgeting process for many organizations is confusing, inefficient, and often ineffective. This webinar will walk through different budgeting methodologies, understanding the key areas of risk in the budgeting process, and learn to break down your budget into actionable goals. It will also walk through the importance of creating ongoing forecasts to ensure your strategic goals are within reach. Wrapping up, you’ll learn how to automate both the budgeting and forecasting cycle to provide rapid decision-making capability for your organization.

Putting it all together: Data Analysis and Data Visualization

December 14, 12:00PM

Independent school leaders are tasked with guiding their schools through increasingly complex decision-making processes, and in today’s data-driven world that means supporting chosen decisions with concrete data analysis. You’ve put together your institutional research program. Now what? In this final session in this series, you’ll be walked through how you can leverage your new institutional research program to make data-driven decisions through better analysis and visualization.

Building a Story Brand. Clarify Your Messaging So Supporters Will Listen

December 14, 1:00PM

Join this webinar in harnessing the transformative power of storytelling. Led by experts, this session promises insights into creating compelling brand stories that forge deep connections, inspire action, and drive advocacy. Learn the art of clear messaging, audience engagement strategies, and the blueprint for a narrative that not only resonates but also compels your audience to action. This is your chance to redefine your organization’s communication approach and secure enduring support.

The Top Actionable Fundraising Tips, Tools & Resources

December 14, 1:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer Chad Barger, CFRE, ACNP for a run down of all the new fundraising tactics he learned in 2023.  Chad spends the first half hour of every workday reading the latest fundraising research and tales of what’s working on the front lines.  He translates that data into practical tips that you can immediately put into action in your shop.  During this fast-paced webinar Chad will share his top actionable fundraising tips, tool and resources that he discovered in 2023.

How to Utilize Analytics to Better Understand Your Donors

December 14, 2:00PM

Lost on analytics? Struggling to learn more about how analytics ties into understanding your donors? Join this webinar to learn how your organization can use analytics to better understand your donors. This session will dive into business intelligence tools such as Amazon Quicksight and walk through how you can connect your donor data from your existing CRM into your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment.

Setting Group Norms and Agreements

December 18, 11:00AM

Having clear roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities is the key to creating successful teams. Establishing Group Norms and Group Agreements helps ensure your teams remain focused and expectations are managed. In this session we will review the purpose of Group Norms and Agreements, where and when to use them, and how to get started. This session is ideal for anyone leading organizations or teams.

An Inside Look at Nonprofit Websites

December 19, 1:00PM

Finding the best nonprofit website and online tools can be daunting. We often end up juggling multiple platforms, working harder to achieve less. Wouldn’t it be better if you had just one effective nonprofit fundraising website with a content management system that does it all? Learn how to master your online presence and leverage the power of your nonprofit website. Join this webinar for insight into technology trends and best practices.

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