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30 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2023

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Published on January 1, 2023

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 social media, recruitment, volunteer engagement, content creation, Google ads and much more

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

Busting the Top 10 Grant Writing Myths

January 4, 3:00 PM

This webinar will go through 10 common myths about grants and the facts you should know instead. You’ll be able to recognize and avoid these pitfalls and better prepare your nonprofit for the grant writing process. With a solid foundation in place, you can refocus your efforts more effectively to increase your chances of grant writing success.

How To Get More of the Right Things Done: A Time Blocking and Energy Management Workshop

January 5, 1:00 PM

Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself being controlled by your schedule and not the other way around. You’re not alone! As a small shop (or big shop), it’s crucial to understand how to be efficient with your time while understanding the systems that will lead you to create a sustainable impact in your organization. You can expect to be reminded of some things you already know, learn a few things you didn’t know, and walk away with a renewed sense of control over your time.

Capturing Your Audience with Content that Wow’s

January 5, 3:30 PM

These days, no one wants to sit and listen to speeches for hours on end. So how can you engage audiences in new ways? Join this webinar which will show how you can plan and deliver fundraising events that capture and hold the attention and heart of an audience in ways they may have never experienced before.

What Philanthropic Leaders Will Be Called Increasingly to Do: Absorb Chaos, Project Calm, Give Hope

January 10, 3:30 PM

As trust in institutions erodes, politics further polarize, injustices erupt, social divisions deepen, climate challenges mount and more confrontation creeps into world affairs, we will search for and turn to leaders who absorb chaos, project calm and give hope. We will look for new ways of mitigating disasters, solving problems, creating opportunities and advancing the human condition. The more government falters, the more important philanthropy becomes, at least in theory. However, extraordinary leadership will be required to bridge factions and forge purpose driven coalitions. Jay and Jim will discuss the precepts and practices that will allow nonprofits to meet their rising obligations and more readily fulfill their mission promise, starting now.

Best Practices for Recruiting Online 

January 10, 2:00 PM

Learn how to make the most of your time creating your volunteer opportunities using best practices. This webinar will cover the eight simple steps to making your opportunities stand out, and how to prioritize the information you share in your volunteer recruitment message.

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

January 10, 3:00 PM

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

January 11, 2:00 PM

This webinar will start with a review of some of the things known 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 organization. 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.

Up, Up, and Away! Elevate Your Marketing Strategies to Raise More in 2023

January 11, 2:00 PM

This webinar will have what you need to make your 2023 marketing strategies a flying success – no capes needed! A team of marketing experts will dive into: getting the most out of your marketing channels, making social media your sidekick, encouraging growth and engagement for growth, and more!

Recession-Proofing Your Nonprofit: How to Continue Serving Your Mission During Challenging Times

January 12, 1:00 PM

Once again the nonprofit sector is seeing a decline in revenue and increased demand for its resources. So how can organizations like yours start preparing yourselves to weather the storm? Join fundraising experts for an interactive session and learn how to raise more with your current donors and stakeholders, save acquisition costs and engage supporters during this difficult economic time.

Maximize Growth With a 2023 Nonprofit Marketing Plan

January 12, 1:00 PM

Looking to maximize your nonprofit’s growth in 2023? You need a strong marketing plan to lead the way. While no one knows exactly what 2023 is going to bring, having a strong plan in place will help you effectively navigate the changing landscape. This way, you can ensure your nonprofit successfully scales impact – no matter the circumstances. But how do you create a marketing plan that maximizes growth for your nonprofit? When you attend this webinar, you’ll leave feeling confident that you can create a masterful nonprofit marketing plan designed to drive massive growth for your nonprofit in 2023.

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

January 12, 2:00 PM

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers who work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. It will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

Scoring Your Next (or First) Million-Dollar Gift

January 12, 3:30 PM

Fundraising practitioners like to talk about several types of impressive gifts: for example, major, principal and leadership. The truth is, they mean different amounts to different organizations and different amounts to the same organization, depending on where they are in their history. With million-dollar gifts, there is absolute clarity on the standard.

Designing Virtual Opportunities; Managing Remote Volunteers

January 17, 2:00 PM

Designing meaningful, mission-driven virtual volunteer opportunities, and managing remote volunteers can be challenging. How do you create work that can be done independently, and still supervise, evaluate, or recognize the work of a volunteer you never meet face to face?This webinar will discuss best practices for creating those opportunities and developing meaningful relationships with remote volunteers, including building and empowering remote teams, managing projects by letting go but not checking out, and creating a two-way communication plan to share the work of remote volunteers with the organization and share what’s happening at the organization with remote volunteers.

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

January 17, 3:00 PM

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. This webinar will share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and learnings from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs.

Five Biggest Mistakes in Content Creation

January 18, 1:00 PM

The expression “People don’t necessarily plan to fail; they just fail to plan” is as appropriate here as anywhere. Nonprofits create content on a weekly if not daily basis, whether it’s their email, social media posts, or fundraising events. Most nonprofits are operating without a content creator and rely on volunteers to create content.  This webinar will share some common mistakes that can become BIG mistakes when creating content for marketing your nonprofit to constituents.

5 Proven Digital Fundraising Insights for 2023

January 18, 2:00 PM

You can’t grow your digital fundraising using best practices anymore. The fundraisers that are rapidly growing their digital revenue are using research-driven, tested, and proven strategies on their websites and in their communications with donors. In this webinar, you’ll discover 5 proven digital fundraising insights that you can implement in the new year based on the best digital fundraising research and a/b testing from 2022.

Digital Marketing Campaigns for Online Fundraisers

January 18, 2:00 PM

Whether your team has experience promoting auctions or you’re getting ready to launch your first, these tips will help you attract as many guests to your next event fundraiser as possible. The agenda for this webinar includes: market, high-value items, creating a microsite, how to use multiple communication channels and how to send personalized messages.

Planned Giving Best Practices

January 19, 12:00 PM

This webinar will reveal best practices for planned giving programs that any nonprofit can implement immediately. No need for dedicated staff or a long list of prospects to grow your program. The best practices will cover areas of marketing, donor solicitations, boards, and operations.

Managing Government Grants

January 19, 1:00 PM

If you’re a nonprofit or local government agency or work alongside them, there is a good chance you have seen an uptick in funding possibilities within your field. COVID-19 took the world by surprise, and along with it came a government response with unprecedented spending and a massive increase in grant funding. The pandemic was terrible and nothing like anyone has experienced. But the new funding is good news for both traditional and aspiring grant recipients.

Re-Energize Volunteer Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities

January 19, 2:00 PM

Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that’s nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization’s success. This webinar will 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.

2023 Fundraising Trends: Preparing for the Year Ahead

January 24, 1:00 PM

As a fundraising professional, it’s important to stay up-to-date with fundraising trends so that you can leverage them and adapt. But, with a looming recession, increased competition in the digital space, and a return to in-person activities, how will your organization set itself apart? This webinar will help you identify strategies to maintain and grow your organization’s impact by capitalizing on the right trends. You’ll leave feeling confident in your ability to evaluate your goals and determine if you have the right tools, approach, and technology to achieve them.

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

January 24, 2:00 PM

Take the next step in your career as a leader of volunteers and become Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) is an international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management. 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.

An Inside Look at Firespring’s Nonprofit Websites

January 24, 3:00 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. Join us for insight into technology trends and best practices.

How to Write the World’s Greatest Fundraising Letter

January 25, 1:00 PM

Engaging your donors and securing gifts is nothing new to fundraisers of all levels, and it all starts with meaningful outreach. If you want to increase your gifts, you might need to reconsider your email strategy. Luckily, you can join this “How to” session to take your fundraising letters to the next level! It will divulge the key steps to building the perfect letter, including eight actionable takeaways so that your team is empowered to raise more.

Google Ad Grants 101

January 25, 1:00 PM

Would you benefit from boosting your online awareness, raising more money, or getting more event attendees? You can achieve all that and more through the Google Ad Grant: a program that gives nonprofits $10,000 PER month in free advertising. This information-packed Google Ad Grant training will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the actual process of applying for the grant.

Data-Driven Major Giving: Raising More Money When Budgets and Staffing are Lean

January 25, 1:00 PM

Budgets are lean, staffing is strained, and your organization needs you to raise more money. Whether you have a well-established major gift program, or you are just trying to build one, establishing best practices with data-driven results now will allow you to build for the ever-evolving future for your organization. Learn why using data is vital to understanding your program, which data points are most important for establishing a healthy major giving program and more.

Ask Dolph! Live!

January 27, 3:45 PM

Remember back in college when you could drop in to your professor’s office hours to talk about that challenging homework question, how to strategize your career path, or just chit chat about life in general? Well, office hours aren’t just for college. This session will answer questions from podcast listeners, blog readers, former clients, and new friends who want some quick advice from someone who has been where they are now.

Annual Reports: Simplifying the Process for Maximum Donor Engagement

January 31, 1:00 PM

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on simplifying the process of creating a nonprofit annual report.  Chad will review the evolution of annual reports over the last 20+ years and provide multiple real life examples of what is working today.  The focus of the session is on designing an annual report that donors actually want to read.  Participants will leave the workshop with templates and samples to make implementing the best practices a breeze at their nonprofit organization.

5 Social Media Tips that Will Help You Turn heads and Raise Funds for Your Nonprofit

January 31, 1:00 PM

Does social media feel like a big ticket item on your to-do list for engaging the modern donor, but you are not sure what to do or how to manage it all?  Social media is a great way to add in additional opportunities for engagement in your annual marketing plans and campaigns. Join to learn how to create social media posts that will engage your audience, recommendations and strategies to keep your social media presence active and relevant and more.

Cut Costs and Get Creative with Nonprofit Appeals

January 31, 3:00 PM

Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative. If you’re in crisis mode, join for this informative session.

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