29 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2016

Terry Ibele 31 October 2016 0 comments

free nonprofit webinarsIf your organization is struggling to fill events, looking for #givingtuesday tips, or building a corporate sponsorship strategy, this month’s free nonprofit webinars can give you a hand.

And if you’re a membership manager new to Wild Apricot, you won’t want to miss our 4 free webinars this month:

  1. This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events - Nov 3rd, 2:00 PM (ET)
  2. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software - Nov 10th, 2:00 PM (ET) 
  3. The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World - Nov 17th, 2:00 PM (ET)
  4. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine - Nov 21st, 2:00 PM (ET)
Here is the full list of 29 free nonprofit webinars for the month of November:

1) #GivingTuesday Game-Changer

Nov 1st, 2:00 PM (ET)

#GivingTuesday, the global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is just around the corner. Is your nonprofit ready for what could become its most important fundraising day of the year?

Whether your organization is brand-new to the movement or a seasoned veteran, it’s not too late to maximize your nonprofit’s #GivingTuesday fundraising potential by incorporating matching gifts, corporate partnerships, and other collaborative and creative efforts into your campaign strategy.

Join us on November 1 for an interactive webinar where we’ll answer your specific questions on achieving #GivingTuesday and end-of-year giving season success. In this hour-long event, discover key elements to a successful strategy, including:

  • Steps to take today to move forward in your efforts
  • How to choose and promote the right form of matching gifts for your nonprofit
  • Tools and best practices for increasing your online visibility
  • Case studies of successful nonprofit campaigns
  • And more

2) Free Webinar! An Introduction to: Email$ = Donor$! How to Use Facebook and Twitter to Grow Your List of Donors

Nov 1st, 3:00 PM (ET)

In this free introduction to Email$ = Donor$! How to Use Facebook and Twitter to Grow Your List of Donors, nonprofit marketing expert  John Haydon will discuss 6 steps to attract new supporters using Facebook and Twitter:

Step 1: Create a compelling offer that attracts supporters
Step 2: Setup your email marketing software
Step 3: Design your campaign landing pages
Step 4: Setup up Facebook and Twitter for better list building
Step 5: Create social media content to promote your offer
Step 6: Synchronize, schedule and promote social media posts

Additionally, supporters will get a deep-dive into Step 1: Creating a compelling offer that attracts supporters:

  • How to define the best offer for your specific audience
  • How to write a compelling headline and copy for your offer
  • How to write call-to-actions that convert more supporters

3) Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nov 1st, 10:30 AM (ET)

Conventional wisdom dictates that we manage what we measure, and the most effective nonprofits on the planet know exactly how to measure their results. In this educational session, Jay will share best practices—including detailed formulas that every nonprofit should be using—to track the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.

You’ll learn:

  • 7 steps to online fundraising success.
  • 5 metrics to measure fundraising performance.
  • The donor retention problem.
  • Attributes of a killer email marketing piece.

4) Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Nov 2nd, 2:00 PM (ET)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:

  • Making your case for support
  • Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base
  • Creating a plan of action

5) Making the Case for Early STEM Learning

Nov 2nd, 10:00 AM (PT)

Join the Early Learning Lab and Julie Sweetland from the FrameWorks Institute to explore how to make a stronger case for early STEM experiences. A FrameWorks research into American public thinking revealed that people assume that science, technology, engineering, and math are highly specialized areas of knowledge that aren’t appropriate for young learners. In turn, this limits public support for the policies, funding, and programs that can foster early learning in these vital areas. We'll discuss and explore proven, practical ways for early childhood advocates to talk about why and how early STEM matters.

6) Free Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising

Nov 2nd, 1:00 PM (ET)

Google Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google.com. During this webinar Simon Choy, who currently manages over $2 million in annual Google Grants funding, will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the process of applying for the grant. He will also highlight what is required to succeed when using Google Grants and tell you about a paid service that will get you more than your money's worth.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • What is Google Grants?
  • What is pay-per-click advertising?
  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?
  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.
  • Step-by-step details of the application process.
  • What is required to succeed with Google Grants?
  • Details about a professional service that manages Google Grants to save you time and get you more than what you paid for.

7) What’s a Mission Statement Worth?

Nov 2nd, 1:00 PM (ET)

Could your mission statement describe any of several other organizations that are similar to yours? Do you just haul it out once a year for your annual report and 990? If you've been around for many years, you're clear about your nonprofit's value to your community, your stakeholders and/or your cause, why bother to revisit your mission statement?

The answers to these questions can make the difference between sustainable success and failure in several ways. Organizations that have a page-long mission statements and think that any effort to review it would be just empty wordsmithing may want to join us for this webinar to see what a rigorously crafted mission statement can do for marketing, fundraising, stakeholder loyalty, strategy, and managing change.

Takeaways:

  • Why your mission statement is so important.
  • Why it's worth editing your mission statement--and how to do it.
  • What's in a good mission statement, and what's not.
  • How a good mission statement forms the basis for strategic decisions.
  • How to measure your performance against your mission statement, and why that's valuable.

8) This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events

Nov 3rd, 2:00 PM (ET)

Have you found that it’s getting harder or taking longer to fill up your events? Are you sick of waiting for checks in the mail? Exhausted from processing registration forms?

In this free webinar, you’ll learn:

  • 3 recent trends preventing people from registering for your events
  • One simple way to avoid event-related cash flow problems 
  • A proven 3-step process to fill events fast and cut your workload in half

9) Nonprofit 911: 5 Ways Your Board Can Help with Year-End Fundraising

Nov 3rd, 1:00 PM (ET)

Join us to learn how your board members can best help you fundraise during the year-end giving season—and how to get them excited about it. Believe it or not, your board members WANT to help—they just need a little guidance as to how they can use their time for the biggest impact.

Key Takeaways:

  • 5 things your board can do to have the greatest impact
  • Killer discovery questions every board member should ask
  • How your board can help with #GivingTuesday

10) Networking: The missing link to employment

Nov 3rd, 10:00 (PT)

Does the word, networking make you break out into a cold sweat? Does the very thought make you want to run and hide? You are not alone as, for many, these reactions are not that far-fetched. Our free webinar is here to help!

To help ease your concerns, let's reframe the entire concept of networking and use semantics to our advantage. Instead of the term networking, we'll refer to it as chatting with people. That is really what networking is, chatting, and it can take place in many contexts: over coffee, in line at the grocery store, online on a social media site, or in a formal setting at a business event. Any place, any time. Our next free webinar will give you the tools you need to reduce your anxiety about networking and to make these chats both effective and enjoyable.

After this webinar you will:

  • Understand the importance of incorporating networking into your job search
  • Learn ways to can expand your network – and have a great time while doing it!
  • Learn how to introduce yourself to new contacts
  • Understand the benefits to using social media sites for your job search

11) Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

Nov 8th, 2:00 PM (ET)

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 You'll Learn: 

  • 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
  • Who Should Attend: 
  • VolunteerMatch nonprofit account members
  • Nonprofit volunteer managers
  • Anyone interested in learning more about social media and volunteer management

12) An Introduction to Firespring's Website Platform for Nonprofits

Nov 9th, 2:30 PM (ET)

First impressions matter when 82% of donors visit a nonprofit's website before giving. Join us for this free webinar to discover:

  • Six tools to increase audience engagement.
  • How to double online giving.
  • Results-driven marketing strategies.
  • The power of mobile website design.

13) Introduction to Corporate Giving

Nov 9th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

 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
  • How to find potential corporate partners

14) Free Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising

Nov 9th, 1:00 PM (ET)

Google Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google.com. During this webinar Simon Choy, who currently manages over $2 million in annual Google Grants funding, will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the process of applying for the grant. He will also highlight what is required to succeed when using Google Grants and tell you about a paid service that will get you more than your money's worth.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • What is Google Grants?
  • What is pay-per-click advertising?
  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?
  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.
  • Step-by-step details of the application process.
  • What is required to succeed with Google Grants?
  • Details about a professional service that manages Google Grants to save you time and get you more than what you paid for.

15) From So-So to Superstar: Creating a Sponsorship Strategy That Draws Sponsors to You

Nov 9th, 1:00 PM (ET)

8 levers determine the difference between so-so and success in sponsorship. The stronger your team’s performance, the stronger your sales, especially when sponsors seek you.

Join revenue and sponsorship strategist Gail Bower, author of How to Jump-start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough Times, in this session to learn:

  • The #1 way to create compelling value for your sponsors, practically guaranteeing sales.
  • The top traits of sponsorship sellers,
  • How to spot sponsorship potential within your organization, 
  • The 4 top symptoms of so-so sellers, 
  • Plus, lots more.

16) 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

Nov 10th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Do you sometimes feel that your membership is like a leaky boat? Every time you look at your database, you notice a few members have left? 

In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Get your members to renew on their own, so you don’t have to chase them
  • Automate your new member onboarding process and save hours each week
  • Quickly identify who is about to leave, and what you can do to keep them

17) How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Nov 10th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and the home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and a mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals:

  • The 3 biggest mistakes nonprofits make with their website.
  • The 4 attributes of an engaging web presence.
  • 3 proven methods for promoting your website.
  • The 5 required elements of an engaging website.

18) Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways

Nov 10th, 2:00 PM (ET)

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided. 

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to advance your volunteers' interest in your organization. 
  • Transition great volunteers into leaders. 
  • Who Should Attend: 
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Coordinators/Managers with at least 3 years of field experience

19) Power Up Your Data with Microsoft's Power BI

Nov 15th, 11:00 AM (PT)

With Microsoft’s Power BI, you can monitor key metrics, spot real-time trends and create personalized dashboards without being a data expert. Join Tech Impact's Jordan McCarthy to learn about this free data visualization tool from Microsoft. Jordan will discuss some of the basic features of Power BI, including importing data, tips on creating queries, and getting started building dashboards and visualizations.  

This webinar is for new users of Power BI or those interested in brushing up on the basic functions and features of the program.

20) Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program

Nov 15th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." We'll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to increase your own capacity by involving volunteers in volunteer program administration. Where to go to get resources and help.
  • Who Should Attend: 
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Managers
  • VolunteerMatch Account Administrators
  • Anyone interested in learning more about volunteer management and engagement

21) Creating a Development Plan

Nov 16th, 1:00 PM (ET)

Is your organization stuck in the special event mode? Does your board refuse to accept their fundraising responsibility? Does the rest of your organization’s staff wonder what the development office actually does all day? Is your organization dependent on grants as its sole source of funding? Have you wondered why your development plans do not get implemented?

If so, this webinar is for you. In this webinar, we will discuss the reasons a development plan can help assure success in your fundraising efforts; how to involve your organization's leadership, both staff and volunteers, in the process; how to assure that the plan will be implemented; and how to evaluate success. Participants will be receive a template for creating their development plan and a learn how to ensure it gets implemented.

Based on the book, The Development Plan, written by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE, published by Wiley Press and the upcoming CharityChannel's Quick Guide to Creating a Development Plan, this webinar will teach organizations how to develop a plan that works!

22) Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook

Nov 16th, 2:00 PM (ET)

When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them.
  • How to deal with challenging volunteers.
  • How to evaluate the Handbook you have.
  • How to create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.
  • Who Should Attend: 
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Managers
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Managers who are new to the field

23) Use Strategy & Analytics to Turn Website Visitors into Supporters

Nov 16th, 1:00 PM (ET) 

This training is your step-by-step guide to crafting a website plan and turn website visitors into supporters.

We’ll walk through the key strategies that you need as part of your plan, along with specific action steps that you can implement - immediately!

You’ll learn:

  • How you should (and should not) plan our your website strategy
  • The two most important elements that will make your nonprofit website plan successful
  • How to use Google Analytics to understand whether you’re making the right changes
This training is perfect for nonprofit communicators, marketers, fundraisers, and anyone whose job description includes updating the website!

24) Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

Nov 17th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Is your membership website an engine that brings in new members while you sleep? If not, I’ll show you how anyone with no tech experience can use membership management software to turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Three website changes that will start attracting new members right away
  • How to get anyone on your board to easily make updates by themselves (even if they don’t have any tech experience)
  • The top website features our most successful clients use to drive membership growth

25) The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World

Nov 17th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Have you noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to grow your membership?

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow
  • 5 proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away
  • How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day

26) Evaluating Your Nonprofit's Content Marketing Mix

Nov 17th, 1:00 PM (ET)

Are you currently creating and sharing content for your organization? If so, you won't want to miss our upcoming free webinar!

Content marketing is a long-term, resource-intensive investment. But when you build connections and relationships thoughtfully, your readers and audiences have the potential to become your nonprofit organization’s strongest advocates and supporters. In this free webinar, copywriter and communications expert Marlene Oliveira will discuss what it takes to go from simply producing content to getting results as a strategic content marketer.

During this webinar, you'll discover:

  • The wide the range of potential content marketing tactics (that you might already be delivering).
  • How to assess your current content creation.
  • How to move toward creating content that attracts new audiences and resonates with existing audiences.

27) Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions

Nov 17th, 2:00 PM (ET)

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. 

This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. 
Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program. 
What You'll Learn: 

  • What should go into a good position description.
  • Why should you have a position description for all of your volunteer opportunities
  • How can a position description help you recruit and train volunteers?
Who Should Attend: 
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Managers

28) Uniform Grant Guidance – The Big Picture for Nonprofit Compliance Reporting

Nov 30th, 1:00 PM (ET)

In December 2013, the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued comprehensive grant reform rules titled “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.” The new requirements consolidate what was previously in eight separate OMB Circulars into a single new document. This consolidation resulted in various areas of change to the previous requirements. The final guidance supersedes OMB Circulars A-21, A-50, A-87, A-89, A-102, A-110, A-122, and A-133.In this session we will review the important changes impacting grant and contract-funded nonprofits and strategies for compliance.

29) Introduction to Proposal Writing

Nov 30th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Get 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
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

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Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Posted by Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Published Monday, 31 October 2016 at 5:11 PM

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