43 Free Nonprofit Webinars for September 2021

Organizational Management August 26, 2021

WildApricot

By WildApricot

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 online fundraising, virtual events, social media, membership engagement, budgeting, volunteer management, donor retention, volunteer management and much more

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

1. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

September 9, 2:00 pm

 

This is a great introduction to some of our more advanced webinars including Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways, and Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

 

  • The trends that are influencing volunteer engagement and what that means for your program.

  • How to create volunteer opportunities that match what volunteers are looking for now.

  • How to take advantage of "word of mouth" recruitment by understanding what types of volunteers are right for your program.

  • The role that social media can play in engaging the volunteer of the future.

2. End of Year 2021 – Raise More with the Right Digital Tactics

September 16, 1:00 pm

 

In this 60-minute action-packed webinar, digital strategist, and technology Maureen Wallbeoff and Carl Diesing from DNL OmniMedia will share digital fundraising tips, tricks, and tactics that you can use to stand out and raise more.

 

Lessons Learned

  • The five things every donor wants when giving online

  • Examples of best practices for email appeals, donation forms, and campaign promotion

  • How to create and run a simple testing plan this fall

3. Introduction to Individual Giving

September 1, 2:00

 

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.

 

4. How To Become a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) 

September 9, 10:00PT / 1:00 ET

 

This session will provide you with an overview of the CFRE credential – what it is, how to get started, eligibility requirements, filling out the application, cost, and more.

Key takeaways from this session include:

  • Understand the value holding a professional certification has on your career, for your employer, donor confidence, and the sector overall.

  • Learn about the application requirements and how to work towards meeting them.

  • Gain an overview of the CFRE process, including how the exam works, study methods, study tools, what to expect on exam day, etc.

5. Small Shop Stewardship: Tools for Nonprofit Staff, Leaders, and Board Members 

September 23, 10:00PT / 1:00 ET

 

Many staff members of small teams have the responsibility of wearing multiple hats within their organization. So how do we manage to adequately develop, and maintain relationships with donors with a lack of time and resources? This webinar discusses the fundamentals of donor stewardship, with a focus on strategies to efficiently use staff time. It will present practical guidance and tips that your small team can implement immediately.

6. Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers?

September 14, 10:00PT / 1:00 ET

 

Participating in this free nonprofit webinar, “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers”, will strengthen your relationship-building efforts and grant writing results in your grant seeking strategy.

7. Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising

September 14, 12:00PT / 3:00 ET

 

You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Learn how to get the best out of your asking style during this free nonprofit webinar.

8. How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit 

September 21, 1:00 pm

 

In this 45-minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar, we will show you, step-by-step, how to create and implement a workable strategic plan for your nonprofit organization.

9. How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps 

September 28, 3:00 pm

 

In this 45-minute interactive nonprofit webinar, you will learn how to conduct board recruitment in 3 easy steps.

10. Storytelling Q&A Session

September 1, 11:00 pm

 

Join Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney, as he casts light on your story, shares how it can work for you, and answers questions about how to use storytelling in your marketing.

11. Social Media 102

September 2, 3:00 pm

 

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. 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.

12. Storytelling for Impact

September 9, 3:30 pm CT 

 

Join Firespring’s Kiersten Hill as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

13. The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

September 14, 9:00 am CT 

 

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

14. The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

September 14, 9:00 am CT 

 

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

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

September 16, 3:00 pm CT 

 

Join Kelly Medwick, chief client solutions officer 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.

16. Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

September 21, 2:00 pm CT 

 

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, you’ll learn real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and best practices 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.

17. Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even If They Don’t Wanna! 

September 28, 2:00 pm CT 

 

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. Join this fundraising webinar to:

  • Assess your board’s fundraising personality.

  • Motivate your board members to fundraise.

  • Set goals and kick off campaigns.

  • Create individual plans they’ll rock.

  • Track without nagging.

  • Use goal attainment as board engagement.

18. Power of Community in Strategic Planning

September 15, 1:00 pm ET 

 

Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions casted, momentum built, plans written -- yet the people directly impacted by the plan (clients, donors, staff, volunteers, community) are left out. This training will walk through:

  • best practices in community engagement in planning

  • participatory planning methods: surveys, interviews, documents, group sessions

  • managing diverse stakeholders and people

  • real-world examples and lessons from the field

19. Creating Tools and Process to Report Impact

September 30, 1:00 pm

 

Grants are an integral piece of many nonprofit budgets. Yet finding, acquiring, and maintaining grants can often feel challenging and mysterious, especially when you have more limited grant writing experience. This session will help demystify all five phases of the grants lifecycle: identifying well-aligned prospects, cultivating funder relationships, preparing compelling submissions, maintaining grants through stewarding and reporting, and submitting renewals.

20. Leveraging The ‘Gifts’ That Come from A Modernized Philanthropy  

September 1, 2:00 pm CT

 

Understanding the fundraising fundamentals through a cause selling lens and amplifying its impact through emerging tech offerings will ensure continued high impact giving, strengthen donor and organizational relationships and leverage a trove of quality data that can help make for more effective service delivery.

21. Past the “Friends and Family” Board of Directors 

September 8, 2:00 pm CT

 

Volunteer leadership in nonprofit boards can often fall to “who do we know?” rather than “what do we need?”  Placing the strategic needs of the organization first often means reaching outside existing networks for candidates, and that can be a stumbling block in creating a board that adds real value to the mission.

In this Hubinar you can expect to take away:

  • A customizable template for evaluating your current board and prioritizing gaps

  • Step-by-step instructions to use public tools like LinkedIn to find candidates to fill those gaps

  • Examples of digital tools to create self-serve board resources, such as updated directories.

22. Three-Part Series: Myths and Misconceptions about Cybersecurity in Nonprofits

September 15, 10:00 am CT

 

This three-part webinar series will break down the misconceptions, best approaches, and key questions relating to cybersecurity to help you protect what’s important to your mission.

23. 6 Financial Pitfalls Every Nonprofit Should Avoid

September 22, 10:00 am CT

 

Donors and individuals receiving services and employee data all contain information that could prove devastating if stolen. Should your organization be locked out of your data in a ransomware attack, it could be paralyzing and very costly. In this webinar, Nathan Waddell of Lockton Kansas City’s Cyber Technology Practice will share, in layman terms, what a cyber-insurance policy will do for your organization in the event of a loss or ransomware attack.

24. Dashboards: Making Your Data Work for You

September 22, 12:00 pm

 

Learn how to make your data – from community impact to financial information – more digestible and useful for making decisions. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the purpose and use of dashboard reports, learn the components of useful dashboard reports, and share some examples.   

25. Executive Directors Chat: Strategic Partnership

September 8, 10:00 am PDT

 

Nonprofit partnership development isn't easy work, so it's very often neglected. How do you transit from working within your nonprofit to working strategically to help nonprofits build a better future and find long-term partnerships. In this ED Chat, we will discuss how to focus on building strategic partnerships.

26. The Fundamentals of Email Marketing for Nonprofits with Keela 

September 15, 10:00 am  PDT

 

Join Samantha Lego (Marketing Director at Keela) and Elsie Coffey (Director of Customer Care at Keela) as they dive into the wonderful world of email marketing for nonprofits.

You’ll learn how to craft engaging subject lines and copy to boost your email open and conversion rates so that you can raise more money. They’ll also show you how you can send the right emails at the right time to the right donors using Keela Automation. Finally, they’ll walk you through key email metrics and Keela's email reporting features so you can understand how to evaluate your email campaign performance.

27. Building a Grant Strategy for 2021-2022 

September 16, 10:00 am PDT

 

Join Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, to learn how to strengthen your grantseeking program and establish your grantseeking calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. This 90-minute webinar is jam-packed with advice and step-by-step instructions on how to build a powerful grants program. It is fast-paced, so bring a notepad or invite another person to join you.

28. Lights, Camera, Take Action!

Sep 28 - 30, 8:00 am (PDT)

 

Can you tell your nonprofit’s story in one minute? TechSoup’s Lights, Camera, Take Action! digital storytelling campaign will help you build your skills! Over three days of online workshops we will guide you through strategy development, feature the best tools to use, and give you the opportunity to practice your own story creation skills.

29. 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal

September 22, 1:00 pm

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a review of the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters. Chad will boil down the research from top fundraising experts to provide actionable tips on both how to write content that spurs action and how to actually get prospects to open the envelope.

30. How to Create a Stellar Supporter Experience This Giving Tuesday

September 7, 10:00 am PST

 

While the first step is to participate in Giving Tuesday, how do go beyond that and create a giving experience that delights your supporters and keeps them around for the long haul? In this webinar, you’ll walk away with actionable tips to create a donor experience that sets your organization apart and leaves your donors thinking, “Wow! Giving is easy!”

You’ll Learn:

  • The importance of an optimal giving experience

  • Simple strategies to create a standout giving experience on Giving Tuesday

  • A supporter experience demo on the Classy platform

  • And more!

30. Best in Classy: 5 Successful Fundraising Campaigns to Learn From

September 15, 10:00 am PST

 

This webinar covers top fundraising campaigns on the Classy platform and spilling the tea on what made them top performers. Get Ready For:

  • Real-world fundraising campaign examples from nonprofits of all sizes

  • Actionable tips to help you optimize your online fundraising campaigns

  • Ways to boost conversion rates

  • The importance of having a diversified fundraising strategy

  • And more!

31. How Donors Give During a Crisis: Fundraising Lessons from 2020 and 2021

September 21, 2:00 pm

 

What motivates generosity during troubled times? How can we use donors’ current giving patterns to improve future campaigns? Woodrow Rosenbaum of Giving Tuesday shares insights that will help you be more successful now and in the future.You’ll learn:

  • Fundraising trends and patterns from 2020

  • How donors have responded to 2021 so far

  • Why engaging donors is crucial, especially during times of crisis

  • Why creating giving moments is important

  • Why it’s important for nonprofits to give their donors agency

32. How to Get Participation – Not Just Ideas – from Your Board

September 9, 11:00 am

 

Looking to boost your board’s role in fundraising for your organization? Not every board member may be willing and able to ask for donations, but each has a role to play in fundraising! Mary Sumners from Kennari Consulting will walk you through how to best get them engaged.

33. Make #GivingTuesday Count!

September 14, 2:00 pm

 

Giving Tuesday is the single biggest fundraising day for nonprofits around the world. It'll be here before you know it. Are you ready? BryteBridge joins us with tips on successfully navigating this worldwide giving event. Earn 1 CFRE credit for attending.

34. Why Aren't Donors Engaging with Your Emails?

September 23, 2:00 pm

 

Are your emails falling flat? Do they inspire your audience to act? Nonprofit professionals are always looking for ways to improve email engagement. Join us for tips and easy-to-implement best practices to help your emails rise above the noise and inspire action! Earn 1 CFRE credit for attending.

35. Building Hope: Fundraising Best Practices for Community Development

September 29, 2:00 pm

 

We'll walk you through some great success stories and share ideas from community development organizations on how to create a diversified giving program with compelling donation forms, text appeals, auctions, and virtual fundraising event ideas and best practices. Earn 1 CFRE credit for attending.

36. How to Streamline Your Finance Operations to Become More Secure, Efficient and Profitable 

September 9, 1:00 pm

 

Come learn about how to make your Nonprofit more streamlined, secure and efficient without it costing you a dime. Learn best practices around modernizing your AP department so you can spend more time and energy on your mission.

37. Using Video to Build Nonprofit Success

September 14, 12:00 pm

 

Video and other visual productions can get your nonprofit on the map quickly, raising interest, engagement, and donations. In this webinar, we will explore using video as a means to amplify and expand branding or rebranding efforts, fundraising efforts, and social media efforts. This webinar covers how, when used properly, video can help you grow your audience and double your engagement with that audience. By discovering the best approach to maximize benefit from utilizing an outside production team, you'll leave feeling better equipped to use video how you want it, when you want it.

 

38. Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event

September 17, 12:00 pm

 

This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization's mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

 

39. Leveraging Data for Direct Mail Efforts

September 20, 1:00 pm

 

Join Windfall’s Director of Product Marketing, Jessica Tait, to hear how nonprofits can harness new wealth intelligence and machine learning technologies to drive success in their data-driven direct mail campaigns. You'll learn why direct mail is a powerful tool, how wealth data and propensity modeling can be utilized to drive performance, and best practices for measurement and optimization.

 

40. Discovering the Value of Your Nonprofit IT Budget

September 27, 4:00 pm

 

Watch your nonprofit thrive after learning how to properly budget for IT, integrate these budgeting decisions at all levels of management, and take to heart how important these strategic decisions are. Better connect with the communities you hope to serve as you learn to tackle data in-take, risk analysis, and user experience.

 

41. How to Build a Recurring Gift Program from Scratch

September 30, 3:00 pm

In this webinar, fundraising expert Jessica Cloud, will show you how to build a practical, step-by-step process for building a recurring gift program from scratch. You will learn how to create a thriving group of loyal and steadfast donors who provide your organization with much-needed, regular, unrestricted revenue.

 

42. Next Gen Event Fundraiser with Auctria: Hybrid & Online

September 1st, 1:00 pm ET

 

Is hybrid the next event concept for you? Sounds scary but it's easy with Auctria's features you too can go hybrid!

 

Agenda

  • In the room, out of the room

  • Online auction, and or live auction

  • Paddle raise & donations

  • The event

  • After the event. 

 

43. Next Gen Hybrid & Virtual Event Fundraising: The Event Featuring Ryan Brothers: The AV Department

 

September 9, 1:00 ET

 

Adding a virtual component to your event fundraiser, time to call in the pros! Ryan Brothers from The AV Department shares his expert advice on hybrid events, planning, and execution. Boost your fundraising income with a live component.

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Comments

  • 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:
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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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