59 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2021

Organizational Management April 26, 2021

Sayana Izmailova

By Sayana Izmailova

Every month, I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars.

 

This month, experts in the space have prepared value-packed lessons and conversations about everything your nonprofit needs in order to navigate today’s world. 

 

Topics include COVID-19 resources, online fundraising, virtual events, remote work, budgeting, donor retention, volunteer management and much more.

 
    

Now onto this month’s webinars. Please note, all times are indicated in EST.

1. Nonprofit ROI Q&A Session

April 26, 2:30PM

 

  • How important is ROI when it comes to nonprofit marketing?

  • My board only cares about ROI. How do we balance that?

  • How are we supposed to even show that we are successful?

  • Are there certain tactics that have better ROI?

  • What should we track when it comes to marketing and fundraising?

  • We receive questions like these each week from the nonprofit clients we serve.

If you have questions of your own, join us in this interactive Q&A session for the opportunity to join Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney, and ask him any of your own questions about using ROI and simple KPIs to maximize the effectiveness of your organization’s outreach.

 

2. 6 Ways to Prevent Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site from Getting Hacked

April 27, 1:00PM

If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be.

It’s hard to stay on top of the site maintenance but in the back of your mind, you know it needs to be done. But while your site gets left in the dark every month, a hidden security risk grows. It’s a matter of time before your website gets hacked.

The last thing you want added to your list is trying to figure out how to fix a site that’s been suddenly hijacked or taken offline. Your website is an investment that’s worth protecting and it’s important that your donors and constituents have a consistently positive experience. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Why strong security is important for WordPress

  • What can happen when your nonprofit’s website gets hacked

  • Six practical steps you can take to keep your site protected

  • Bonus tips and security recommendations

 

3. The 4-Step Plan to Acquiring More Donors and Improving Your Fundraising Results

April 27, 2:00PM

Jesse Lane, Founder of Branches Mission Lab, and his team have developed a solid framework that helps nonprofits boost their brand awareness and get more donations through digital marketing and fundraising strategies.

In this webinar, he’ll discuss his team’s approach to donor acquisition and fundraising in 2021. He’ll show you: 

  • The essential elements of any fundraising campaign — whether it is for Giving Tuesday, End of Year, or your Spring Gala... it doesn't matter!

  • How to engage your Board in fundraising. (finally!)

  • How to acquire matching funds that motivate donors like magic.

  • Why constantly posting on social media, blogging, or having an in-person event are not necessary for effective fundraising.

  • How to not feel like you are begging for money — but, instead, make giving invitations that people are eager to hear.

You'll learn from real examples of small nonprofits who raised huge amounts — and EXACTLY how they did it. By the end of the webinar, you'll know:

  • The "secret weapon" appeal email strategy that results in higher open rates, more clicks, and more giving.

  • Creative and easy ways to say "thank you" that are more memorable and easier than a thank you card.

  • A simple, 4-step plan for fundraising you can use over and over again, for every campaign and event, that’ll allow you to scale your impact by finally having all the funding you need.

 

4. Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise

April 27, 4:30PM

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 us in 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.

 

5. Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan

April 28, 1:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session on launching, marketing and growing a monthly giving program at your nonprofit organization.  Chad will highlight the data behind why monthly giving is the key to nonprofit sustainability and then provide specific, actionable steps that you can take to launch or expand a monthly giving program.  Templates and resources will be provided to help attendees implement the recommendations.

 

6. Branding Shifts for Nonprofits: Three strategies to be seen and heard through online noise

April 29, 2:00PM

Your nonprofit brand is the most important ingredient to attract and connect with the right people to support your organization. Now more than ever people are consciously choosing how they spend their money and what causes they support. 

It’s not the latest tools and tricks that will help to pivot your organization after COVID-19 or how much content you share on social media trying to cut through the noise. It’s the right message that will differentiate you from others, so that people are eager to support you because they understand and trust your organization. 

In this webinar, you will learn about the critical three shifts that every nonprofit has to take right now to master their messages online and pivot their brand and stand out in the digital space: 

Learn about the three Branding Pillars that every New Generation Non-Profits need to identify to create a solid brand foundation. 

How to create a messaging ecosystem that will help you to connect on a deeper level with your supporters.

How to create more impact by setting up the right systems and applying your messages on a daily basis in your content strategy no matter the channel (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) or type of content (video, blogpost, story).

 

7. Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

April 29, 2:00PM

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You'll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

  • What social media is and why it matters

  • How to use social media to recruit and engage volunteers

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of managing social media tools

  • Where to go to get resources and help

 

8. Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause

April 29, 2:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network. Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors.

 

9. Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

April 29, 2:00PM

Kick-starting or building up your email marketing strategy can be a daunting task. It takes the main thing that nonprofits don't seem to have: time.

Join us to find out how to take the email marketing leap you've always wanted to make. Whether you're looking to get started with email marketing, or you know there are some best practices you missed when starting out, we'll get you started out right (or keep you on a path for success)!

In this presentation we’ll cover:

  • How mobile readership is impacting best practices

  • The elements to successful email you should adopt today

  • Subject line ideas that will get the email opened

  • How to leverage data to realize your potential

  • And much more

 

10. How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

April 29, 2:30PM

One of the biggest trends in 2020 will continue to be automated multi-channel marketing. Marketers have become accustomed to integrating their online efforts, but integrating with offline tactics like print will become the norm. It’s the art of taking creative marketing ideas, building them into data-driven, multi-channel marketing campaigns and launching them in one integrated platform.

 

11. Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards

April 30, 11:00AM

Join the DO MORE GOOD team and a subject matter expert on the last Friday of each month as we discuss a trending nonprofit topic. Bring your questions! This month, Mickey Desai of Nonprofit Snapshot will talk to us about the pertinent management issues facing nonprofit boards. Bring your questions! 

 

12. Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up?

May 4, 11:00AM

Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly.

In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts so they can improve online fundraising performance for their organization.

Join Jay in this metrics-driven webinar to learn:

  • 7 steps to online fundraising success.

  • 5 metrics to measure fundraising performance.

  • How to combat the donor retention problem.

  • The attributes of a killer email campaign.

 

13. Leading Change: Breakthroughs Don’t Happen Overnight

May 4, 3:00PM

There is not a single giant leap forward in the history of everything that didn’t require months or years of planning, rigorous testing, teamwork – and any number of failures along the way. During this session the presenters will examine the shifts in attitude, behavior and strategy that go into leading substantive, lasting change.

They will discuss how to define the breakthrough you need, defining the conditions for achieving it in context of capacity, infrastructure and taking risks, while setting the plan to reach it and how to lead the way.

You will learn how to think through each step together and craft a plan that makes breakthrough not only possible, but possibly inevitable.

 

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

May 5, 10:30AM

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is changing the culture of giving and engagement, and our futures depend on it. Often we get so caught up in ‘the ask’ that we forget what motivates people to support us in the first place: relationships. 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.

 

15. Fundraising Metrics: Measure, Improve, Repeat

May 5, 11:00AM

Leverage your data to bring clarity and boost your fundraising success.

Join this interactive webinar about measuring, tracking, and improving your organization's fundraising efforts. You don't have to be a math genius or a computer whiz to apply this best-practice content This webinar will not only cover the most influential fundraising metrics, more importantly, Jonathan will give you the actionable tools you'll need to compile the data, calculate the metrics, and understand the results.

Jonathan Helder is the founder and owner of Clarity Fundraising LLC, a nonprofit consulting firm based in Grand Rapids. Clarity’s purpose is to magnify the mission of its partners by implementing data-based strategies to improve fundraising and organizational effectiveness. Jonathan founded Clarity so that he could use his experience and know-how to strengthen nonprofit’s missions and bolster their impact on the community.

 

16. Is Starting A Nonprofit Right For You?

May 5, 2:00PM

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated--is it worth it?  This class can help you decide.

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Outline the steps required to start a nonprofit

  • Assess the alternatives to starting a nonprofit

  • Complete the nonprofit startup assessment tool to determine where you are in the startup process and identify the next steps you should take

  • Access additional resources to help you in your journey

 

17. Public Good App House: Apps Addressing COVID-19

May 5, 2:00PM

COVID-19 is placing unprecedented demands on nonprofits. They have to protect and support staff while their communities need support even more than before. How can we apply technology to become resilient towards these challenges? 

Discover innovative apps helping nonprofits respond to COVID-19 through vaccine reminders, diagnosis, volunteer management, and facilitating a return to the office.

 

18. Recurring Giving Solves All Your Problems. Well, Almost All Your Problems.

May 5, 2:00PM

Join us on Wednesday, May 5 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT as we discuss how to grow your fundraising and increase donor retention with recurring giving. In this webinar, Laura Kruisenga, COO of Kennari Consulting, will highlight the essential components of a recurring giving program and offer tips for managing growth once it’s up and running. Recurring giving is on the rise across the United States – and recurring renewal rates are much higher than one-time donor renewal rates – are you ready to take part in that success?

In this session, you'll:

  • Learn how recurring giving can be a powerful tool to increase donor retention

  • Discuss what you must include in your recurring giving program

  • Receive tips on managing growth once your recurring program is in place

  • Hear about other successful recurring giving programs and the impact on organizations like yours!

 

19. 10 Ways to Maximize Engagement at Your Virtual Events

May 6, 12:00PM

Event engagement is crucial to the success of a virtual gathering. Keeping attendees engaged in a virtual event is complex. During this webinar, we will show you the best ways to keep participants engaged from donors, sponsors, learners, and more. It is time to level up your virtual gatherings to make a larger impact. It is time to remember why you asked folks to join you in the first place and make sure you are creating intention with your virtual events. Let's dive in.

 

20. How to Make Your Nonprofit Website Convert Better and Work Smarter

May 6, 1:00PM

As more donors give online, your nonprofit website should be capable of telling your nonprofit story clearly and converting prospects to donors. This webinar will explore how you can improve your conversion rates for donations and volunteers by optimizing your nonprofit’s landing pages and website.

During the session, we’ll collaborate live to deconstruct and improve the participants' own nonprofit landing pages - simply submit your info here to participate in the live nonprofit website constructive feedback and critique!

Given time constraints, we typically can review only the first 8 to 10 submissions, so please take a minute now to submit your nonprofit for review.

 

21. Background Checking 101: An Introduction to CharityVillage’s Screening Services for Canadian Nonprofits and Charities

May 6, 1:00PM

Come learn about the ins and outs of background checks with CharityVillage and ScreeningCanada! We’ll outline why screening checks are so important when recruiting staff and volunteers, as well as the difference between different screening tools such as reference checks, criminal record checks, and vulnerable sector checks. We’ll also give you a sneak peek at the new CharityVillage Screening Services, which allow you to conveniently automate all your reference and criminal record checks from within a single Canadian-centric platform. We’ve planned an extended Q&A at this session so you’ll have a chance to get your questions answered.

 

22. You've Been Let Go From Your Nonprofit Job - Now What?

May 6, 1:00PM

You've been let go. Fired. Downsized. Restructured out of a job.

You wake up the next morning and ask: now what?

The nonprofit sector experienced mass layoffs since the pandemic began. Whether it was due to organizations shutting down or simply bosses who decided that the best way to ride out the economic recession was to fire almost everyone but themselves, one of North America's biggest employment sectors has been hit hard.

Ephraim Gopin of 1832 Communications will moderate a panel of nonprofit pros – Mimosa Kabir, Sarah Willey, and Lisa Chmiola – to look at the issue of being laid off and ask: what next? What should I be doing to find the next big thing for me? How do I deal with going through the interview process all over again? How can I make sure I find the right fit for me, with a salary that meets my needs?

Each person's experience is going to differ. But there are things you can do to make the process smoother and a positive one. The goal of this webinar is to help you learn and then implement the steps necessary to successfully find your next job.

Attendees will hear practical tips, best practices and expert advice about what to do to find their next job. This includes:

  • Tips for how to get started looking for the next big gig (conducting a job search)

  • Tips for dealing with a transition

  • Being aware of one's self-worth and bolstering confidence

  • Preparing for interviews

  • Negotiating a salary at the next job

  • Resources to help through the transition process.

 

23. iOS 14 Updates for Nonprofits: How to Track & Measure Your Facebook Ads and More

May 6, 1:00PM

As nonprofit marketers, we can’t improve what we are not measuring. Currently, many nonprofit leaders are stressed and scrambling to navigate the impact of Apple’s iOS 14 updates. While 2021 is quickly bringing a lot of change for nonprofit leaders, rest assured that data-driven marketing isn’t over, it is just evolving quickly and looks different in a post-IDFA world.

Join Classy and the Community Boost team on Thursday, May 6th, at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET for a live webinar, iOS 14 Updates for Nonprofits: How to Track and Measure Your Facebook Ads and More. You’ll discover the most optimal way for your nonprofit to navigate the iOS 14 tracking changes.

You’ll learn:

 

  • The Analytics Game in Flux: Breaking Down the iOS 14 Update

  • Tips for improved tracking in a post-IDFA world

  • Ways to break down the impact of iOS 14 to your board

  • Community Boost’s playbook for Facebook & Instagram ads in 2021

 

24. Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

May 6, 3:00PM

Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception, and SEO is its best friend.

In this session, learn from nonprofits who are experts at search engine optimization and driving traffic to their websites, plus review the SEO tools and techniques that maximize your findability. We’ll cover what SEO is and how it works, why search engines like Google matter and outline the six steps to mastering SEO:

  • Keyword research

  • Website optimization

  • Link building

  • Fresh content

  • Landing pages

  • Analytics

 

25. Automating Key Processes for Remarkable Results in Your Nonprofit

May 10, 3:00PM

As nonprofits strive to do more with less, maximizing efficiency and accountability is critical for attaining funding, pursuing outcomes, and meeting this uniquely challenging moment. What's more, nearly three-quarters of nonprofit leaders report that their funders demand more information about outcomes than ever before. In today’s world, it’s clear that automation of technologies and processes can provide an edge for nonprofits. Time tracking and expense management are more than accounting requirements – they are technologies that can truly change the game when handled strategically.

 

26. Executive Directors Chat with TechSoup: SWOT Analysis Challenge

May 11, 1:00PM

So much has happened in the last 12 months and nonprofits had to make a shift using more technology. Whether it was working from home, or upgrading your technology or just learning how to use new technology like zoom, we all had to make a shift.

This ED Chat will feature ED's who will share some of their Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats that might help or hindered their nonprofit during the shift.  ED's will also share their successes and what they could do better.

 

27. Charitable Solicitation: What does it take to be compliant?

May 11, 3:00PM

Must every charity register to solicit funds from the public? How do online donations fit into the picture? Register now for this user-friendly, comprehensive overview of fundraising registration and reporting requirements in all 50 states brought to you by Harbor Compliance.

Get answers to your questions directly from a nonprofit compliance expert, learn tactics for avoiding common pitfalls and penalties, and explore solutions to one of the most common challenges facing nonprofits today.

You will learn:

  • Which states regulate fundraising

  • Which online fundraising activities trigger registration obligations

  • Why compliance should be a priority

  • What fundraising registration costs

  • What ongoing resources you’ll need to manage registrations

 

28. Making the Ask

May 12, 10:30AM

One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.

In this session, we’ll cover why it’s difficult to ask, common mistakes and assumptions made during the process and how to turn this around with 6 simple action steps.

Kelly will help you overcome barriers and show how you can fully understand the power of your network. You’ll leave this webinar with for-profit strategies to make your next ‘ask’ a walk in the park.

Discover how to:

  • Identify an opportunity through research and collaboration.

  • Illustrate your supporter’s impact to secure an initial meeting.

  • Share how potential donors can play a role in your important work.

  • Resolve concerns and move to close.

 

29. Creative Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns that Attract and Engage Donors

May 12, 2:00PM

Looking to host a fun and engaging peer-to-peer campaign that moves away from your run/walk and day of giving and energizes both your volunteers and fundraising results? Join us for a special live webinar where you’ll hear from nonprofit fundraising experts on how to plan and execute a unique and successful peer-to-peer campaign. 

What you’ll come away with:

  • Creative and inspiring campaign ideas
  • Messaging strategies that increase impact and engagement  
  • How to incentivize and motivate volunteers
  • An inside look at how other nonprofits hosted P2P campaigns
  • Actionable ways to reach new donors online 
  • Messaging strategies that increase impact and engagement
 

30. Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

May 12, 2:30PM

Events like galas, walks and auctions are critical to the fundraising (and friend-raising) strategies for most nonprofits. Want your next one to be a hit? Give it digital legs.

With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.

Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one, including: 

  • The importance of integrating digital into your event. 

  • 3 key goals to help you measure success. 

  • 5 digital must-haves to keep your event running smoothly.

 

31. Resilient Fundraising in 2021: Adjusting Strategies to Today’s Reality

May 12, 3:00PM

It’s time to leave the past behind and focus on new ways to cultivate support to drive your mission forward. Nonprofit expert, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, will guide attendees through practical insights and inspiring new ways to build support using three major vehicles in 2021: Virtual Events, Online Giving, and Board Support.

Darian Rodriguez Heyman is an accomplished social impact consultant, fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and author. He began his life’s work of “helping people help” during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he was appointed as a Commissioner for the Environment in San Francisco, and authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101 and edited the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101 (now in second edition).

 

32. The Current State Of Donor Retention and What Fundraisers Can Do About It

May 13, 2:00PM

If you’re a nonprofit development professional, you’ve likely heard the term “donor retention.” It’s one of the hottest topics of discussion in the nonprofit sector. But what is donor retention? And why is it important?

Join us on Thursday, May 13 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT to find out! This session explores the most recent data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, the root causes of poor donor retention rates, and the reasons why donors stay loyal. You’ll come away with several ideas for improvement based on leading research in the field.

When you join this session, you'll:

  • Explore current research on donor loyalty and retention

  • Understand how an increase or decrease in retention can impact your bottom line

  • Learn new donor communications techniques that keep donors giving to your organization

Retaining your donors is one of the most effective fundraising strategies you can use, and Steven's going to share tons of practical ways you can keep them coming back. If you want to raise more money by building better relationships with your donors, you'll love this session!

 

33. First Steps to Nonprofit Strategic Planning, Now!

May 13, 4:00PM

As we've moved through the challenges of the past year, strategic planning has been difficult. Yet in times of uncertainty and change, strategic planning and thinking is critical. This webinar will explore why strategic planning is important right now and explore the process of building Values, Vision, Mission and Goals as a team. You'll leave with concrete steps organizational leaders can take to plan strategically, building investment, ownership and fundraising.

 

34. How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

May 14, 2:30PM

You work hard and wear a lot of hats (with no time to buy the matching shoes). Changing the world can be time-consuming and stressful!

Let us lighten your workload and ease your mind with this webinar that’ll help you put your nonprofit website to work for you and make it multitask as well as you do.

Go beyond the basics with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier.

You’ll learn:

 

  • How to use the latest in marketing automation to engage your donors.

  • How to boost your website conversion with powerful landing pages.

  • The key fundamentals for creating a nonprofit website that works harder than a brochure site.

  • What to consider regarding website accessibility.

 

35. Nonprofit Scaling Q&A Session

May 18, 10:00AM

Have you ever found yourself asking questions like these when you are trying to accelerate your growth plan?

  • How can we find funding to drive our growth?

  • What are the best ways to avoid “mission creep” as our organization grows?

  • What kind of marketing should we be doing to position us for growth?

  • What does it mean for a nonprofit to scale?

  • How can a nonprofit scale its internal operations?

  • What are the pros and cons to consider when debating scaling?

If so, bring them to our interactive Q&A session with Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney, to learn new ways to scale your nonprofit.

 

36. 10-Step Budgeting Process

May 18, 1:00PM

The success and usefulness of your budget largely depend on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budgeting process that will engage staff and the board to ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.

 

37. Steward Corporate Partners Like A Boss!

May 18, 1:00PM

Your nonprofit just scored that dream partner you worked so hard to prospect and now has big plans in the works, but how do you ensure a prosperous and collaborative relationship? Are you taking the necessary steps to set your partnership up for longevity and success?

Join Accelerist as we talk with the Development Team at the National 4-H Council about their journey in discovering and investing in stewardship technology tools. Hear insights on how and why they decided it was crucial to start measuring, tracking, and reporting on the efficacy of their partnerships and how they will use this information to accelerate their entire corporate partnership strategy moving forward. Topics covered will include:

  • Corporate stewardship technology tools and best practices

  • Overview of data and metrics you need to start tracking now!

  • Insights on how to level up your corporate partnership strategy through stewardship

 

38. The Location Advantage: Using Maps to Make Data-Driven Decisions for Your Nonprofit

May 18, 1:00PM

Maps and data visualization are vital communication tools for nonprofits communicating the people and places at the heart of their missions. In this webinar, you'll learn how to harness the power of location to help your organization ask and answer questions like: where are potential donors? Are we equitably serving the community? Where are gaps in services? Organizations can leverage this information to inform stakeholders and funders, as well as make new planning decisions to better target resources.

 

39. How to Build a Grant Calendar that Works

May 18, 2:30PM

Once you're ready to start submitting grant requests for your nonprofit, it doesn't take long for you to realize there is SO MUCH INFORMATION. What do you need to keep track of and how do you keep it all organized?

Join Melanie Lambert, founder and Managing Director of TurnKey Writing Solutions for this free, 1-hour webinar where you'll learn the most effective way to manage the many details of grants within a grant calendar.

After this webinar, you'll know:

 

  • How to research and identify the right grant opportunities for your nonprofit's specific needs

  • What information is important enough to track and how that information can help you year to year

  • Exactly what you should be asking grant-makers to get that information

  • How to build a grant calendar that complements your overall fundraising strategy and works for you for years to come

Register today and be completely confident about your grant writing plan for 2021.

 

40. Nonprofit Planned Giving Q&A Session

May 18, 5:00PM

 

  • How can a planned giving program support our annual fundraising?

  • Where do I find the best candidates for planned gifts?

  • How should I start the conversation with a donor about a planned or legacy gift?

  • How can you measure the success of your planned giving program?

  • Who are the best candidates for a planned gift?

  • How do you gain board’s support of your planned giving program?

When we talk to nonprofits about their planned giving activities these are some of the most common questions we get asked.

Now is a chance to ask your questions.

Take part in this interactive Q&A session with Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney and Kiersten Hill, Firespring’s director of nonprofit solutions, to learn new ways to maximize your planned giving.

 

41. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

May 19, 2:00PM

At VolunteerMatch we have a unique view into what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

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.

 

42. How to Find Funding for Your Democracy-Related Work

May 19, 3:00PM

Are you looking for funding for your democracy and civic engagement work? Join us for a tour of the Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy web portal, a free, publicly available tool which provides grants information on how funders are funding nonprofits working in the democracy space. In this tutorial, we will walk through how you can identify funders who may be interested in supporting work related to campaigns and elections, improving voter access and civic participation, and other democracy-related issues in the U.S. 

You’ll also learn how to use the tool to discover funders working in your region or who are already working with your peers. 

Outcomes:

  • Identify funders who could support your democracy-related work

  • Identify potential peers to collaborate with

  • Access relevant research and guides from organizations working on U.S. democracy efforts

  • Use the funding map to locate funders in your region (by district, city, or state)

 

43. The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: Communication Style Workshop

May 20, 1:00PM

Your nonprofit spends countless hours communicating to the world about the good you do. But how many hours have you spent working on your internal communication? Everyone has a natural communication style; from those dominating the conversation, to others quietly sitting back and taking it all in. Do you know where you fit in? 

During this interactive course, brought to you by Keelan and Imagine Canada, you’ll learn about the four different communication styles, including the strengths and blind spots of each one, as well as diving into your preferred style and how you can adjust your delivery to remove unnecessary friction and misunderstanding. This will unlock the door for better, more effective relationships with your colleagues, your board of directors, and even your family and friends.

You’ll leave this webinar with a thorough understanding of:

  • What your preferred communication style(s), strengths and blind spots are

  • How to adjust your communication style to work better with people of different styles

  • Identify the style of someone you’ve just met and tailor your communication accordingly

  • How to create an effective, cohesive, and inclusive work environment

44. How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio

May 20, 1:00PM

Once upon a time, 80% of your revenues came from 20% of your donors. Today, that ratio is more like 90% of your revenues come from 10% of your donors. And, as Giving USA highlights, we know that in any given year, over 70% of contributed income comes from individual donors. Whether you are in a large, medium, or small fundraising shop; it doesn’t matter any longer. The question is, are you poised to maximize your revenues based on these giving patterns?

Join Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA, Chief Fundraising Strategist and Coach at Development Consulting Solutions, as she takes you through the steps she used to develop her organization’s major gift portfolios which can apply to any sized fundraising shop. Robin is a certified CharityHowTo Topic Expert on a variety of fundraising topics.

Whether your nonprofit is large or small, Robin will show you how to build either your first, or your best, major gift portfolio to focus your efforts on the 10% of the donors who are giving the 90% of contributed income. 

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • How to find and identify major gift prospects.

  • How to rate and rank donors to focus a major gift portfolio through a series of “Tiers”.

  • How to qualify and cultivate major gift prospects through discovery visits.

  • How to build your ideal portfolio and how many prospects are needed to meet your revenue goals.

  • How to develop a revenue goal for each donor.

  • How to create a schedule of moves for each identified prospect with each “Tier” of donors.

  • How to effectively manage the major gift portfolio over time even with time constraints.

  • How to use your Case for Support to create donor offers that will inspire a gift.

  • And, much, much more!

 

45. Re-Energize Volunteer Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities

May 20, 2:00PM

Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that's nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization's success. In this session we'll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You'll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization's story of volunteer engagement.

  • Design impact first opportunities

  • Recognize the role of language in designing and building buy-in for volunteer opportunities

  • Illustrate impact in your volunteer opportunities

 

46. Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors

May 20, 2:00PM

Are you tired of a board that is not engaged and having to manage up? Do you feel like your ideas aren’t coming across, despite your expertise? Do you want your staff & board to communicate more effectively, stop side conversations and work through problems to get more done?

Learn to unlock your influence. Influence means getting those you have no authority over to do what you want them to do. Mastering influence means you can raise more money, market your organization with ease and have stronger board engagement. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Pitch your ideas in a way that gets a yes, every time

  • Gain credibility as an expert and get your ideas implemented

  • Have easier donor cultivation conversations

  • Finally get those board members engaged

  • Get what you want the first time you ask

 

47. Storytelling for Impact: Helping Donors Understand the Value of Their Dollar

May 20, 2:00PM

If you want donors to give more than once, you have to turn them into investors in—and not merely supporters of—your mission. Donors want to feel the impact of their gift. They want to see the concrete outcomes of their dollars. And they crave evidence that your organization is using their gift to make the world a better, fairer, safer, happier place.

Storytelling compels your donors to stay engaged—and to donate again. But how do you tell a story that cuts through the noise? How do you transform data into real, specific, human stories? In this lively, example-filled session, we’ll examine how best to find, tell, and share your organization’s stories. 

You’ll learn:

  • Why stories are the single most effective way to persuade donors

  • Tips for sharing your impact in humble (and grand!) ways

  • How to identify good stories across and around your organization

  • How to write stories that are actually read and remembered

Your stories are the most powerful fundraising tool at your disposal. Join this session and learn to use them to inspire your donors!

 

48. 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

May 25, 11:00AM

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, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses, including:

  • The 5 types of nonprofit emails.

  • The anatomy of an email marketing campaign.

  • 6 email marketing mistakes to avoid.

  • 5 secrets of email marketing geniuses.

 

49. How to use coaching techniques to help solve your next fundraising challenge

May 25, 1:00PM

Do you want to support your team in solving fundraising challenges? Or perhaps you have a colleague who is facing a fundraising problem? Are you looking for tools that can help you be a better manager and leader?   

Join us for this 45 minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar where fundraising expert Michelle Stein will show you step-by-step how to use coaching to solve your fundraising challenges. 

We will start our learning with active listening so you’ll properly identify the particular challenge being faced. Then we will go through the coaching model and learn the techniques that you can apply to any fundraising issue. 

The beauty of coaching is that you can apply these techniques regardless of what area of fundraising you work in, or what type of work your nonprofit does. At the end of this 45 minute nonprofit webinar you will have the knowledge and tools necessary  to coach your colleagues or team members. 

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How to actively listen to problems faced by your fundraising team or colleagues 

  • How to identify problems, think through options and apply solutions using a coaching method

  • How to help colleagues with fundraising dilemmas even when you don’t know the solution or are not familiar with their area of fundraising 

  • How to develop colleagues so you get the best out of your team   

 

50. Small Nonprofit Executive Directors Chat with TechSoup

May 25, 1:00PM

This ED Chat is for small nonprofits with budgets of $250,000 or less. Nonprofits share common issues with fundraising, board development, budget development, etc., that can threaten the success of their organization.

We will be chatting with small nonprofits to discuss their success and the struggles they could be facing in accomplishing their mission.

 

51. Virtual Fundraising, Donor Trust, and Compliance

May 25, 2:00PM

Virtual events, online donation pages, and social media channels provide tons of opportunities to reach new donors to fuel your nonprofit’s mission. Online fundraising brings wider support, increased fundraising registration, and extra reporting requirements. It also brings greater scrutiny from prospective donors, grant makers, and sponsors! But online fundraising also brings up questions about when and how to follow different states' fundraising laws and requirements.

Today, potential supporters have many opportunities to give to different organizations, so gaining their trust is more important than ever. Demonstrating your accountability, transparency, and commitment to staying in compliance with local and state laws can help your donors view you as a well-run organization with a mission worthy of support. But what steps can you take to stay in compliance with state laws and show donors your trustworthiness?

Join us to find out! In this session on Tuesday, May 25 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT, you'll learn about charitable solicitation registration and reporting for traditional, online, and event fundraising. You'll also see the positive impact being in compliance with different fundraising laws can have! You'll learn:

  • Which online fundraising activities trigger fundraising registration obligations and what ongoing reports are required

  • How to develop online campaign messaging that builds public trust while meeting the various state fundraising disclosure requirements

  • What ongoing resources you’ll need in order to register, renew, and report in multiple states

 

Donors want to know the organizations they support are trustworthy and effective. Staying in compliance with different fundraising laws and requirements is an important part of that trustworthiness, and we're going to show you how to do it. Don't miss out!

 

52. Deeper Reporting Insights: Tell Amazing Stories with Data that Informs Strategy and Educates Stakeholders

May 25, 3:00PM

In our information age, data literacy is an essential aspect of any fundraiser’s job.  But, data and reporting don't need to be scary and complicated.  In this webinar, we'll help you take data, analyze it, and repackage it to tell a meaningful story that inspires action. Attendees will learn how to mine your database for performance statistics that will help you predict future opportunities in your fundraising plan, find inspiring donor stories linking annual giving to planned gifts and major gifts, which will motivate your board to invest in your fundraising programs and use performance analysis data to guide your strategic and budget planning process.

 

53. Storytelling for Impact

May 25, 5:00PM

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 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.

Key Takeaways:

  • An analysis of the Hero’s Journey and other storytelling frameworks.

  • Tools to aid in the process of compiling and refining the most compelling stories.

  • Using social media story tools to build community and motivate action.

  • Exercises that your team can use in order to enhance and refine your storytelling process.

 

54. Ask The Expert Session: Google Ad Grant Management

May 26, 11:00AM

Join the Do More Good team and a subject matter expert on the last Wednesday of each month as we discuss a trending nonprofit topic.

Judson Aulie of Click Nonprofit will talk to us about how to maximize the $10K/month Google Ad Grant. This is also your chance to ask all of your Google Ad Grant-related questions!

 

55. Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth

May 26, 1:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on getting the most out of your organization’s special events. Chad will review the true purpose and ideal revenue model for events and how to make them even more worthwhile by converting event attendees to annual donors. He will also provide some real world examples of unique fundraising events that have broken the mold and became donor favorites (as well as some tips for virtual/hybrid events). It’s an “all things events” presentation and everything is on the table.

 

56. Engaging and Empowering Donors and Partners Through Golf

May 26, 2:00PM

Golf is on the rise, and with the pandemic lingering, nonprofits across the United States have turned to golf fundraisers to gather safely, steward donors, partner with corporate entities, and fundraise. This panel-style webinar will deep dive into Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ focus on golf with key members of its ideation, development, and Play Yellow teams. We’ll discuss the impact of COVID-19 on fundraising revenue streams and the reignition of golf as a powerful mechanism for fundraising—especially when facilitated by technology that stimulates participation at every level. Whether your organization is a small, local nonprofit or a well-known national organization, golf has a place in your fundraising portfolio. You’ll leave this webinar with practical insights for launching a golf fundraising event or multiple events, plus tips for spurring corporate partners and passionate individuals to plan and hold golf fundraisers on your behalf.  

Outcomes:

  • Understand the value of golf fundraisers and the unique goals they accomplish for nonprofits of all sizes  

  • Apply lessons learned from using technology to hold golf fundraisers amid COVID-19 and beyond 

  • Understand the role technology plays in saving event organizers time, engaging businesses, and prompting third parties to hold events

  • Employ tools to capture key data insights so your organization knows who is supporting it through golf

 

57. Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change

May 27, 11:00AM

Many nonprofits leaders are unsure about the legality of advocacy and lobbying efforts in which their organization can engage. Whether they are working independently or within a partnership such as a coalition, nonprofits should strive to influence public policies that affect the organization’s ability to achieve its mission. Attendees will learn how you and your organization can strengthen your advocacy efforts.

 

58. Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

May 27, 5:00PM

When it comes to running your organization, most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible. Donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their gift actually goes toward the “cause.”

Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission.

Join us in this webinar and discover:

  • What is the overhead myth and why does it matter?

  • The impact of underinvestment.

  • How to address concerns with donors.

  • What marketing efforts provide the best ROI to help you move the needle.

  • How to improve the budgeting process at your nonprofit.

 

59. Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

May 28, 2:30PM

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

Get the lowdown from Molly in her online tools webinar and find out:

  • Which social media platforms you should care about.

  • 5 online tools to help you master your online presence.

  • Social listening tools that really work.

  • Engagement tools to simplify your life.

  • How to curate your web content in less than 15 minutes per day.

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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:
    Thanks for adding my WordPress security webinar to your list, much appreciated. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with comms leaders.
  • Manish Pahuja:
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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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