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30 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2024

Author: WildApricot
July 1, 2024
🕑 11 min read

Every month, we compile the internet’s biggest list of free nonprofit webinars.

Organizations are always looking for innovative ways to adapt to the challenges of working remotely, all while trying to find volunteers and lead successful teams.

It’s more important than ever for us to come together and share our knowledge and resources.

The webinars below cover everything your nonprofit needs to know about fundraising, events and all the tips and tricks for using GoogleAds.

Topics include donor acquisition, fundraising, strategic planning, board building, sustainability and much more.

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

Help! We’re in the Middle of a Strategic Plan but We Were Thrown Off-Track: Tips & Tricks to Plan Your Strategic Plan

July 2, 11:00 AM

It’s funny how strategic planning isn’t really part of your team/organization’s everyday work. Strategic planning can feel like “just another high-priority task.” It’s crazy to think… strategic planning requires a plan! But who has time to plan?! In this 30-minute webinar, your team will be equipped to pick up where your strategic plan left off or get started on a new planning adventure.

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Introduction to corporate giving

July 2, 2:00 PM

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of the different types of corporate giving, what motivates corporations to give, and how to find potential corporate partners.

Accessibility: How to Make Your Website Usable For Everyone

July 2, 3:00 PM

You can have the most beautiful website, but if it’s not accessible for all visitors it’s not doing its job! Join for a concise yet comprehensive presentation followed by an engaging open Q&A session. This webinar will delve into the core principles of accessibility, exploring real-world examples of disabilities and situational challenges users face. From understanding WCAG standards to addressing specific populations, you’ll be equipped with actionable insights to create truly accessible websites.

Old Rules are Dead: 5 ways for Major Donor Relationships Now

July 2, 3:30 PM

Join this webinar for an insightful webinar where experts explore how traditional methods of major donor fundraising have become outdated and what you can do to thrive in this evolving landscape. The goal is to help you stay ahead of the curve by understanding emerging trends and adopting innovative strategies that resonate with modern donors.

Breaking down Peer-To-Peer Fundraising

July 8, 11:00 AM

This webinar will help you unlock the secrets of leveraging personal networks for maximum impact! Learn how to set clear goals, use storytelling to connect emotionally, provide essential fundraising tools, and encourage healthy competition. Discover how personalized gratitude can transform your supporters into passionate fundraisers.

Put Relationships at the Heart of Fundraising

July 9, 2:00 PM

As a nonprofit organization, relationships are at the heart of your fundraising. Building strong connections with donors, recruiting passionate volunteers, and identifying potential supporters for your mission are all essential to the success of your fundraising efforts. Staying organized through all of that isn’t always easy, but with the right tools, you can spend less time on administrative tasks and stay focused on your mission.

Build the board you need

July 9, 2:00 PM

Join this webinar to learn practical strategies for creating a board that will move your organization forward. This course will cover the board’s role, and what your organization needs from its board members. It will explore ways to find the right board members to serve your nonprofit at its current stage. It will also discuss how to create positive relationships with and within the board, and how to navigate the common challenges that arise with boards.

Stakeholder Engagement in an Election Year

July 10, 11:00 AM

With November looming, public affairs teams are actively working on strengthening relationships with their stakeholders — and preparing to build new ones based on potential electoral outcomes. This session divides election-year stakeholder strategies into two branches: stakeholder engagement related to moving the needle on issues for the remainder of 2024, and stakeholder engagement related to laying the groundwork for success after the election. When it comes to moving the needle on issues this year, this session will discuss mapping your stakeholders, coalition building, crisis communications, and more. 

Nonprofit Budget Management

July 10, 11:00 AM

Review the 5 steps for effective budget management including: connection to the strategic plan, assigning roles & responsibilities, preparation, the budget timeline, and budget implementation. Effective and efficient planning for the annual budget contributes to strong financial management foundation as well as long term financial sustainability.

Small Changes, Big Impact: Giving Form Optimization Tactic

July 10, 2:00 PM

This webinar will unpack practical ways that you can enhance your giving form experience. It delves into more advanced strategies for personalizing the donation experience, testing your form effectively, and seamlessly incorporating matching gifts. It will discuss how data-driven insights can help refine your donation form, making it a dynamic tool for increasing donations and engaging your donors.

Four Steps for Establishing a Planned Giving Program

July 10, 3:30 PM

This session will examine ways to identify, cultivate, and solicit planned giving prospects as well as the stewardship of planned giving donors. In the process of doing so, the following questions will be answered: How much planned gift income might your organization realize? Who are your best planned giving prospects? How and when should planned giving prospects be cultivated? How and when should planned giving prospects be solicited? What can be done to steward planned giving donors?

Beyond the Numbers: A Community-Centric Approach to Volunteer Impact Data

July 11, 2:00 PM

We often select volunteer data based on the “industry standards” of numbers and hours rather than what matters to those closest to the mission. Join us to shift that trend by working through a sample exercise that prioritizes community interests. This session includes a template to support your team in completing the exercise for your agency and recommendations for how to put this new volunteer impact data to work.

Identity, Affinity, and Access: The Makings of Membership

July 11, 2:00 PM

How does a membership program survive and thrive when there is so much competition for time and attention? The answer lies in the caring, generous humans who join causes and organizations that say something about themselves. This discussion will look at how membership programs can create a loyal community, give people a sense of belonging, provide predictable revenue, and foster deeper engagement with your supporters. Learn from real-world examples and expert insights on structuring membership tiers, offering exclusive benefits, and utilizing technology for seamless management of your membership program.

Give Donors Something to Care About: How to Grow a Passionate Donor Base

July 11, 3:30 PM

Do you ever get the sense that your donors aren’t all that interested in your cause? Maybe you aren’t seeing any new names added to your donor file… or your donor base isn’t responding to your touchpoints… or you feel like you are talking to yourself on social media. All of these are symptoms of a larger problem: it’s called MISSION INDIFFERENCE. You can crush donor indifference by giving donors something to care about. Your mission has the power to turn those indifferent, apathetic donors into committed, passionate champions.

Trauma-Informed Storytelling in Action

July 16, 12:00 PM

Storytelling has the power to move hearts and minds. Marketing tradition tells us that “if it bleeds, it leads,” which is easy in nonprofit marketing since we’re solving the world’s biggest problems. Those we serve are experiencing tremendous pain and overcoming insurmountable challenges. Can we gather and share nonprofit stories in a way that protects, dignifies, and respects those we serve? This session will explore trauma-informed storytelling, a safe and healthy process for your beneficiaries, audiences, and even storytellers. You’ll be equipped with actionable insights and tools to tell trauma-informed and ethical stories that have a huge impact. Participants can expect to gain an understanding of why trauma-informed storytelling matters, learn about the three kinds of people impacted by a story, and leave with resources, tools and actionable steps to integrate trauma-informed practices into your role.

Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse with Fund Accounting Software: Smart Strategies for Confidence During Selection and Implementation

July 16, 1:00 PM

Avoid the buyer’s remorse blues and join Andrew Horrow of Forvis Mazars as he shares general tips and points out what to watch out for during the system selection process—and also implementation—to ensure your organization runs smoothly from day 1 on. 

An Inside Look at Nonprofit Websites

July 16, 1:00 PM

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.

Dashboards: Making Your Data Work for You

July 17, 1:00 PM

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

5 Fundamental Habits Every Fundraiser Needs Now

July 17, 1:00 PM

We often select volunteer data based on the “industry standards” of numbers and hours rather You hear it all the time: “I don’t have enough time to [insert x].” But what if there was a way to massively increase your capacity as a fundraiser without working more hours or needing more time? Well, there is, and it’s not a gimmick, it’s science. Watch as Mallory Erickson cuts through the noise and breaks down the scientifically backed behaviors, habits, and strategies that define the most effective fundraisers and fundraising departments.

Seven Steps to Building Youth Leadership as a Strategy for Funding Your Mission

July 18, 3:30 PM

How can leaders and staff of youth-serving social impact organizations develop youth leadership skills in service of funding their mission? What excites young people in serving as collaborators with staff in building partnerships with donors, while also ensuring they grow and gain in myriad ways through the experience?  Hear from Futures Ignite youth leaders and Executive Director about winning youth development practices and authentic youth-adult partnerships that amplify youth voice and leadership in fundraising. 

Growth-Driven Website Design for Nonprofits

July 23, 1:00 PM

In today’s digital age, your website is more than just a virtual brochure — it’s a powerful tool for connecting with your audience, driving engagement, and achieving your mission. This webinar will explore the principles, strategies, and best practices of growth-driven website design tailored specifically for nonprofit organizations. Whether you’re looking to launch a new website or revamp your existing one, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and insights you need to create a dynamic and impactful online presence that drives growth and advances your cause.

Take your Career to the Next Level: Pursue your CVA!

July 23, 2:00 PM

Take the next step in your career as a leader of volunteers and become Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Executive leaders in non-profit organizations increasingly understand that volunteers can be a critical resource for delivering on a mission. Effective people management is imperative – whether they be paid or unpaid. As a result, employers expect that those individuals tasked with mobilizing and coordinating volunteer engagement demonstrate a thorough knowledge of effective practices and an understanding of how to apply that knowledge in support of real-world organizational priorities. In this session, you will learn about the credential, why certification may be right for you, how the exam is created, what the application, preparation, and certification process is, and when you will be ready.

Service Enterprise: Transform Your Organization with Strategic Volunteer Engagement

July 23, 2:00 PM

Join AL!VE for a high-energy session of collaborative learning and driving change to more strategically engage the community and volunteers to deliver an organization’s mission. Attendees will quickly hang the mirror and assess how their organization stacks up against a researched-backed framework of proven organizational characteristics for strategic volunteer engagement. Once attendees have identified where they are strong and where improvement is needed, they will dive into facilitated small-group networking to make connections and barter.

AI Essentials for Nonprofits: Understanding Bias

July 24, 12:00 PM

In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), it’s crucial for nonprofit organizations to stay informed and prepared. This foundational session is designed for nonprofit professionals to demystify AI, with a particular focus on understanding biases in AI and a framework for assessing your organization’s readiness to embrace AI technologies. Learning outcomes include understanding what the collective challenge with AI is and understanding what can be done when we intend to center the community at the core of the design. Promise of the session: You will work through an exercise to explore how you can design your AI values.

Understanding Pastors’ Payroll

July 24, 2:00 PM

One of the most confusing parts of running any business is handling payroll. For a house of worship, the confusion is magnified when pastors are involved. Suddenly, in addition to your standard employees, you’re dealing with “dual status” employees and housing allowances. This webinar will cover similarities and differences between pastors and standard employees, the definition and qualifications of a “dual status” employee, how to report pastor compensation to the IRS and more.

When Fundraising and Marketing Work in Tandem, It’s a Beautiful Thing!

July 25, 12:00 PM

If everything is about a cash grab, your marketing efforts won’t succeed. If your email and social media strategy is spray and pray, your fundraising efforts won’t succeed. Your fundraising and marketing MUST work together so your organization can go from surviving to thriving!  In this workshop, nonprofit expert Ephraim Gopin will teach you how to engage your target audience so you’re in the best position possible to fundraise from your constituents. You’ll dive into email, websites, social media and more to learn how your organization can use each channel effectively to encourage people to take action. 

Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win

July 30, 1:00 PM

Join for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue for your programs and events (both in person and virtual). The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

Introduction to proposal writing

July 30, 1:00 PM

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss this popular class! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include the basic elements of a proposal, the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal, and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

Harness the Power of Generative AI for Good

July 31, 1:00 PM

With the rise of ChatGPT, every organization is thinking about how to leverage generative AI to transform how they work. This session will delve into practical use cases of generative AI that demonstrate how nonprofits can leverage these tools to more effectively achieve impact, enhance their operations, and drive engagement. In addition, you’ll receive an overview of key generative AI technologies that have emerged, including agents, retrieval-augmented generation, and fine tuning. You’ll learn the types of problems each of these technologies allows you to solve and when to consider using them in your own practice.

Who Are We Really Keeping “Safe” by Over-Screening?

July 31, 2:00 PM

Volunteer engagement professionals strive to provide environments that are safe for community members and volunteers. Yet, the tools often deployed by organizations can also exclude talented potential volunteers in the name of risk. It is essential to break down barriers to volunteering for all, while also maintaining public trust and being accountable to stakeholders. While it may seem easier to over-screen volunteers for the benefit of protection, it’s more valuable to uphold the ethical values of fairness and respect by creating a culture of belonging for everyone.

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