48 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2017

Terry Ibele 28 June 2017 4 comments
free nonprofit webinars

Note: This list previously had 34 webinars, but many of you helped me find 13 more!

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

This month I've found many great topics for nonprofits including how to create a video strategy, the secrets of nonprofit SEO, and an introduction to fundraising planning.

And if your organization is struggling to create a workplace of diversity and inclusion, Wild Apricot has invited Sherry Marts and Elizabeth Engel (authors of the whitepaper, Include Is a a Verb) for a free webinar in which they'll share the concrete steps you can take to have an immediate, positive impact on diversity and inclusion at your organization. The webinar is on July 12th at 2:00 PM (ET), sign up here.

Now, without further ado, here are 44 free nonprofit webinars for July 2017:

 

1) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 3rd, 1:00 PM (ET)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session


2) Introduction to Corporate Giving

July 5th, 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

 

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

July 6th, 2:00 PM (ET)

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

In this free 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

This is not your typical webinar. It follows the story of one membership manager’s challenges, and ultimate triumph. A story that has inspired thousands of others to grow their memberships faster than ever. 

 

4) Learn the Art of Grant Writing in 6 Simple Steps

July 8th, 2:00 PM (ET)

During This Free Live Training, You Will Learn:

  1. How to find grantmakers that can't resist your proposal. (I'll teach you the 3 search tactics you must use.) A lot of grant writers ignore the grant searching and determining fit step. If you ignore this step (and my sneaky research trick), you will waste a lot of time and effort on proposals that you have no chance of winning.
  2. How to tell stories that will compel grantmakers to fund your work. Whether you're just starting out or you've writing grants for years, I'll show you the storytelling strategies that are working right now to get grantmakers on your side.
  3. How to prove the urgency and significance of your work and skyrocket your success rate. (Hint: This tactic is our key to winning million-dollar grants.)
  4. How to design an impeccable program and outdo your competitors. A lot of grant writers focus just on presenting what they do in the best light. I will teach you how to make it better because, and trust me on this, grantmakers can tell when you don't have a well-designed program. 
  5. How to create an airtight budget. Along with the executive summary, this is the first thing grantmakers read. And it can make or BREAK you. 
  6. How to follow up with grantmakers to develop a long-lasting relationship. Whether you win the grant or not, you need a proven system for following up with grantmakers, which can lead to getting funds in the future. 

 

5) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 10th, 1:00 PM (ET)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

 

6) How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days

July 11th, 1:00 PM (ET)

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days. The urgency of a campaign occurring on a certain day inspires individuals to donate, but only if your nonprofit prepares in advance and creates an online campaign that taps into the impulsivity of cause awareness and giving day donors. To help your nonprofit prepare and launch a successful cause awareness day and/or giving day online campaign, this webinar will discuss:

  • How to create and launch a 5-week cause awareness and giving day campaign.
  • How to successfully follow-up with donors and supporters in the days after the campaign.
  • The importance of having a landing page or microsite for your campaign.
  • The role of social media graphics and infographics in your campaign.
  • How to build a team of ambassadors and influencers to help promote your campaign.

 

7) Virtual Conference: The Power of Storytelling

July 11th, 11:00 AM (ET)

The most powerful tool in a fundraiser’s bag is a great story.

A story has the power to inspire donors to give, to spark an advocacy revolution, to land a corporate sponsorship deal, or to intrigue a journalist.

Simply put, stories are the building blocks for reaching our goals. As fundraisers, it’s not enough to arouse sympathetic emotions. We need to motivate people to act on those emotions with their checkbooks.

Join us for our virtual conference and hear from three experts who will teach you:

  • How to define nonprofit storytelling
  • How to craft your nonprofit’s best “elevator pitch”
  • How to leverage these stories in online and traditional channels
  • How to raise more money with your nonprofit’s stories

 

8) The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program

July 11th, 3:00 PM (ET)

If you’re thinking about starting a monthly giving program, this free webinar is for you!

Join us to learn the basic fundamentals needed to start a Monthly Giving program, so you can benefit from the tremendous opportunities it can offer your organization.

In this free nonprofit webinar you will learn:

  • How Monthly donors are different
  • How to start a program with limited resources
  • How to recognize monthly donors
  • How to set your ask amounts
  • How to market your program
  • How to present results
  • How to plan for growth

 

9) Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

July 11th, 11:00 AM (PT)

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that 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. We 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.

What You'll Learn: 

  • Theories for change management
  • Pitfalls and challenges around implementing changes in a volunteer engagement program
  • Opportunities to build buy-in and support for changes
  • What to do if you need to ask a volunteer to leave

Who Should Attend: 

  • Leaders of Volunteer Engagement
  • Volunteer Program Managers
  • Supervisors of Volunteers

 

10) Eureka! Where Workforce and Business Initiatives Connect with Lifelong Learning

July 11th, 11:00 AM (PT)

Libraries continue to evolve to be a viable resource for workforce and business development, shifting programs and initiatives to meet the ever-changing needs of workers. New programs and grant-based initiatives help patrons develop core skill sets and competencies that will help them enter, or reenter, the workforce. Spaces like the Eureka Loft extend far beyond the basics of workforce training and offer courses in marketing, digital media production, business development, interviewing techniques and one-on-one mentoring. 

Learn about Scottsdale Public Library’s Eureka Loft from Nife Adeyemi, Digital Media Specialist and librarian Allan McWilliams. They’ll share success stories and some valuable lessons learned as they grew Eureka's program offerings. The digital media lab in Eureka Loft, geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners, offers free space for those who need to shoot videos, record podcasts or create marketing materials for their business or brands. The Eureka Loft is a collaborative environment in Scottsdale's Civic Center Library.

 

11) Learn the Art of Grant Writing in 6 Simple Steps

July 11th, 2:00 PM (ET)

During This Free Live Training, You Will Learn:

  1. How to find grantmakers that can't resist your proposal. (I'll teach you the 3 search tactics you must use.) A lot of grant writers ignore the grant searching and determining fit step. If you ignore this step (and my sneaky research trick), you will waste a lot of time and effort on proposals that you have no chance of winning.
  2. How to tell stories that will compel grantmakers to fund your work. Whether you're just starting out or you've writing grants for years, I'll show you the storytelling strategies that are working right now to get grantmakers on your side.
  3. How to prove the urgency and significance of your work and skyrocket your success rate. (Hint: This tactic is our key to winning million-dollar grants.)
  4. How to design an impeccable program and outdo your competitors. A lot of grant writers focus just on presenting what they do in the best light. I will teach you how to make it better because, and trust me on this, grantmakers can tell when you don't have a well-designed program. 
  5. How to create an airtight budget. Along with the executive summary, this is the first thing grantmakers read. And it can make or BREAK you. 
  6. How to follow up with grantmakers to develop a long-lasting relationship. Whether you win the grant or not, you need a proven system for following up with grantmakers, which can lead to getting funds in the future. 

 

12) Like a Boss

July 12th, 1:00 PM (CDT)

There's a new generation stepping into leadership during an era of change. The workplace is evolving and young leaders play a large role in the future success of organizations. Join Jodie Swee for this webinar specifically geared for young leaders to equip them with the knowledge and tools to engage and motivate all generations.

 

13) The Major Gift Challenge: How to Start Raising Major Gifts

July 12th, 1:00 PM (ET)

Want to start a Major Gifts program, but you're not sure how or where to begin? Don't miss out on this free webinar sponsored by TopNonprofits, featuring Amy Eisenstein, a Master of Major Gifts.

 

14) Introduction to Fundraising Planning

July 12th, 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

 

15) The Future of Philanthropy: Where Large Nonprofits, Social Innovators, and Passionate Supporters Meet

July 12th, 2:00 PM (ET)

The playing field for doing good has been leveled by the ability to use the web as a platform, rapid technology innovations, and the ease at which we can connect. Because of these things, the world is changing, fast. Join us to discuss how nonprofits, passionate individuals, and social innovation can work together in the future. We’ll look at what your nonprofit needs to do to prepare for the future and how you can help shape it.

 

16) Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

July 12th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Does your organization have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion that doesn't seem to be reflected in your day to day operations? Don't worry - lots of organizations face the same challenges. Join Sherry Marts and Elizabeth Engel, authors of the recently released whitepaper Include Is a Verb, for a webinar July 12 to learn how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion (D+I).

In this free webinar, you'll learn:

  • The barriers that stand between words and action on D+I
  • w to lead D+I change with the audiences you serve
  • Concrete steps you can take to have an immediate, positive impact on D+I in your organization

 

17) 5 Steps to Creating an Influencer-Driven Campaign

July 12th, 11:30 AM (ET)

Influencers hold power. When people share ideas on social media and people respond, that’s influence. When influence is organized, that’s an influencer-driven campaign. While everyone has some influence, the key is to understand which of your existing supporters have the MOST social currency.

Who are the folks you should spend your limited time cultivating so you can persuade and inspire more  powerfully? Learn why leveraging the social power of your network is a game changer and the 5 steps to incorporating social influencers into your next campaign

 

Free Best Nonprofit Software

 

18) Conducting a Risk Audit for Volunteer Engagement

July 12th, 11:00 AM (PT)

How do we know we’re screening effectively if we haven’t identified and assessed what the  risks are? Managing the risks in your organization is vital to sustainability, ensuring a safe environment for your staff, clients and volunteers. A well conducted risk assessment will help you strengthen your role descriptions as well as identify training topics for your volunteer team. The ability to demonstrate what you have done to mitigate risks is a vital step in this process. In this webinar we'll review the Ten Steps of Screening, created by Volunteer Canada. We will also review a practical tool to help walk you through the process of conducting a volunteer risk audit so that it can be easily replicated within your agency.

This webinar is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.

What You'll Learn: 

  • Stronger understanding of Volunteer Canada’s Ten Steps of screening
  • Template for risk audit provided
  • Practical hands on experience auditing a volunteer role
  • Useful volunteer position description template to use in your organization

Who Should Attend: 

  • Volunteer Managers
  • Employees leading teams of volunteers

 

19) Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

July 12th, 10:30 AM (ET)

Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. In this session we will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability. We will cover the basics of search engines, why they matter, the tools every nonprofit should use, and outline the 6 steps to mastering SEO:

  • Keyword research
  • Website optimization
  • Link building
  • Fresh content
  • Landing pages
  • Analytics

 

20) Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage

July 12th, 2:30 PM (ET)

Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you, it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why. You’ll learn:

  • Which social media platforms you should care about.
  • 5 online tools that will help you master your online world.
  • Listening tools.
  • Engagement tools.
  • How to master your online presence in less than 15 minutes per day.

 

21) Everything You Must Know About Your Nonprofit

July 12th, 11:00 AM (PT)

Does your nonprofit have the right board members? Are you measuring your program results in the best way possible? Are you missing any big opportunities to raise money? Do you have the right elements in your organizational plan? 

Find out the answers to these and other mission critical questions. Join our new webinar, an in-depth exploration of the Altruist Nonprofit Performance Audit. You'll come away with a powerful understanding about everything you need to measure-- and you'll also be surprised about what isn't important.

All registrants will also receive a follow-up, one-hour review of key performance indicators with their nonprofit's executive teams.

 

22) Thinking Outside of the Inbox

July 13th, 1:00 PM (ET)

Constituents want more for their time. They want to be engaged and inspired by you. In this session, you'll learn why acquisition has evolved into engagement and how Save the Manatee ran a successful quiz campaign that integrated across email, social, and web channels.

 

23) Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

July 13th, 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 free 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

 

24) Think Bigger and Get Bolder with Your Nonprofit Growth!

July 13th, 1:00 PM (ET)

How to take your nonprofit to the next level? 

What does that look like? 

Using research from the Atlas of Giving, we will look at the current state of fundraising, what is causing a giving downturn, and what we can do about it. 

We will look at different nonprofits and how they are cutting costs, setting themselves apart, and innovating.

We'll cover:

  • 2016 Atlas of Giving Trends
  • What is Next Level Fundraising?
  • Case Studies
  • How to cut out what's not working
  • Determining your needs
  • Essential market research
  • Hurdles to implementing
  • Creating systems. Processes vs. Goals
  • Common misunderstandings about next level fundraising

 

25) How to Navigate the Charitable Giving Landscape

July 13th, 11:00 AM (PT)

Which types of causes are people donating more or less to, when are people more likely to give, what factors impact their giving and how are people donating?  Most often, nonprofits that need this data the most face a critical information gap that prevents them from being better at doing good.

In an effort to help bridge this gap for nonprofit organizations, the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth launched its first product offering, Donation Insights.  This publically accessible report and open dataset are based on Mastercard’s anonymized and aggregated transaction data.  It serves as an actionable donation strategy guide that details more than five years of total monthly donations broken into nine NTEE categories.

Join us to learn about U.S. individual charitable giving trends and how your organization can benefit from this offering.  We will take you through a demonstration on how to compare the trends in your data to other nonprofits.

 

26) Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

July 13th, 2:30 PM (ET)

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are ten times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we will share real-world examples of landing pages that every nonprofit should have and what we have learned from studying the best practices of hundreds of nonprofits: 

  • What are landing pages and why should we care? 
  • The biggest landing page mistakes and how to avoid them. 
  • How to build perfect landing pages. 
  • 13 types of landing pages your organization should have.

 

27) Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement

July 13th, 11:00 AM (PT)

We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers - leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

What You'll Learn: 

  • Understand how your organization's culture of volunteer engagement may be opening it up to soft risk.
  • Lead your organization though a soft risk assessment.
  • Design communication and training plans to address soft risk.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Leaders of Volunteer Engagement
  • Volunteer Program Managers

 

28) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 17th, 1:00 PM (ET)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

 

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

July 18th, 11:00 AM (PT)

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

 

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

July 19th, 11:00 AM (PT)

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

 

31) Elevating End-of-Year Giving: #GivingTuesday & Other Strategies for Success

July 19th, 1:00 PM (ET)

According to Nonprofit Insider's Network, 28 percent of non-profit organizations raise between 26 and 50 percent of their total annual income from the year-end ask alone. If you want to raise your organization's sights and maximize year-end fundraising, join See3 Communications and CCS Fundraising and learn proven strategies to engage everyone from major gift donors to the broader public. We'll share lessons and case studies from a wide range of non-profits that will help you chart out a unique, successful plan for your organization.

 

32) Board Boot Camp

July 19th,  12:00 PM (CT)

Participate in a Board Boot Camp Live Webinar from the comfort of your home or office or home office! Board members will participate in a board meeting with more confidence and knowledge about their role after attending our Board Boot Camp.

  • Learn typical board responsibilities
  • Identify the nuances of board authority and relationships
  • Discuss how you would respond to specific board scenarios
  • Take home the comprehensive Board Boot Camp Participant Guide, and Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations

 

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

July 20th, 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

 

Free Best Nonprofit Software

 

34) Volunteer Recognition: Individual Social Responsibility

July 20th, 1:00 AM (PT)

Learn more about the diverse ways that Canadians are giving back to their communities at our free webinar presented in partnership with Volunteer Canada.

Volunteer Canada and Investors Group engaged Ipsos Public Affairs to conduct an opinion poll to examine Canadians’ perceptions and attitudes on volunteering. The results revealed that community involvement is increasingly varied and diverse, and may not always fall into the traditional definition of volunteering. There is a momentum building globally to expand the definition of volunteering to include informal volunteering, organic movements and the many ways that people put their values into action. Volunteer Canada refers to this as Individual Social Responsibility (ISR). Listen and learn from experts in the field discussing the ground-breaking volunteer recognition study from Volunteer Canada and Investors Group, Recognizing Volunteering in 2017.

 

35) Secrets of Success in the Small Shop with Sandy Rees

July 20th, 1:00 PM (ET)

If you’re the one person in your organization focused on fundraising, you know how difficult it can be to juggle everything. This session will help you get clear about what you need to be doing with your limited time and resources to be successful in fundraising.

You’ll learn how to choose fundraising strategies that play to your strengths and bring in great ROI. You’ll learn how to inspire your donors to keep them engaged and giving. And you’ll get a tool to help you put together a simple fundraising plan so you can proactively raise the money you need.

 

36) The Third Wave of Nonprofit Technology: Technology for Social Change

July 20th, 11:00 AM (PT)

In this webinar Sam Chenkin will discuss the changing nature of technology within nonprofit organizations. Using technology to be efficient is no longer enough to stay relevant as a nonprofit. Even using data effectively is old news. Today, nonprofits are expected to “disrupt” social ills through the network effects and scale of technology.

During this event, we’ll discuss this trend, its opportunities, and its dangers. We’ll talk about how the commodification of data storage, analytics, and AI is making software development a compelling option for nonprofits. And we’ll talk about how your nonprofit can take an idea from inception through to the creation of a website or app. The for-profit world isn’t going to fix the world, let’s talk about how you can.

 

37) Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

July 20th, 11:00 AM (PT)

It's important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organization's current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers. 

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to understand the role that culture plays in an organization's volunteer engagement plan. 
  • Ways to identify opportunities within your organization to create a more open and inclusive culture for your volunteers. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Leaders of volunteers
  • Organization leaders
  • Those responsible for engaging volunteers

 

38) Rapid (and Effective!) Program Development

July 21st, 11:00 AM (PT)

This webinar is presented by Sarai Johnson, Founder and Principal of Lean Nonprofit, LLC.

  • Learn how to use Lean Startup-style principles to get your programs off to a more productive start (while also eliminating waste)!
  • Truly integrate your beneficiaries in the design and delivery of your programs from the beginning. You want inclusion? You got it. 
  • Get free templates to help your program development efforts.
  • Learn about a screaming deal on helping you get your next program up and running within the next four weeks. 
  • Get a chance to ask questions during our live Q&A session.

 

39) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 24th, 1:00 PM (ET)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

 

40) End-of-Year Fundraising: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

July 25th, 2:00 PM (ET)

End-of-year and #GivingTuesday continue to provide organizations with a huge opportunity to raise a significant percentage of their annual funds. Despite nonprofits’ valiant efforts to capitalize on the giving season, there’s still room for improvement—from subject lines to storytelling to targeted messaging. Join two veteran fundraisers for our next #NoFilter Nonprofit webinar to hear real opinions about what’s working, what isn’t, and where end-of-year giving strategies have gone horribly wrong. Come prepared for a totally unfiltered and honest session that will help you strengthen your own efforts.

 

41) Video Strategy for Do-Gooders

July 25th, 5:00 PM (ET)

This 60 minute workshop will help your organization craft an effective and integrated video strategy that will give you a solid ROI. Using real case studies, we will cover video strategy best practices and common mistakes social enterprises and nonprofits make when planning out their video strategy. Best of all, we’ll get to watch a lot of awesome videos in the middle of a workday! This workshop will answer common video questions such as:

  • How much of my marketing budget should I allocate toward video?
  • What content should be in our videos?
  • How long should our videos be?
  • Where should we post our videos?
  • Should the video end with a call to action or just a website?

 

42) True Program Costs

July 25th, 12:00 PM (CT)

Learn how to calculate indirect expenses to determine true program costs. This webinar explores what expenses can be billed directly and what must be allocated, as well as acceptable methods for cost allocation.

 

43) Top Strategies and Tech Solutions for Grant Management

July 26th, 1:00 PM (ET)

This webinar will cover the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before building a specific grants strategy for each project.

But what about after you win the grant? Do you know the best way to track it and report on it? Cynthia knows that too and will explain how the right grant strategy coupled with the right fund accounting solution designed to manage complex revenue streams can position your organization for rock-star success.

 

44) How to Choose the Right Domain Name for Your Nonprofit, Charity, or NGO

July 26th, 1:00 PM (ET)

Your nonprofit’s website and email campaigns are the foundation of your online brand and choosing the right domain for your website and email campaigns is critical to your organization’s online success. The top three domains for the social good sector are .org, .ngo, and .ong. .org is the most trusted domain on the Internet and open to all while .ngo and .ong are new domains that require legal verification to register and use. To help you better understand the domain names available to the global nonprofit, charity, and NGO sectors, this webinar will discuss:

  • The history of the .org domain.
  • How .ngo and .org are different from .org.
  • How to complete the legal verification process for .ngo and .ong.
  • How .org, .ngo and .ong affect online fundraising success.
  • Examples of excellence of .org, .ngo, and .ong in use.

 

45) It's a New World—How to Cultivate Your Community Online

July 27th, 1:00 PM (ET)

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. In this webinar, join Dana Ostomel, Firespring's vice president of nonprofit industry development, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community 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. 
  • Why a consistent communications plan is essential.
  • How to generate loyal support long past a specific campaign. 

Although campaigns serve their purpose and give donors an exciting event to rally around, the time in between initiatives can make all the difference. We guarantee you’ll walk away confident in the steps you need to earn the trust and vigorous support of your community online.

 

46) Getting The Most Out of Symantec Endpoint Protection

July 27th, 11:00 AM (PT)

Learn best practices in using Symantec Endpoint Protection at your nonprofit. Sherri Nichols from Symantect will show you several tips and tricks to maximize your use of Symantec endpoint protection.   This free webinar is best suited for network and IT administrators. 

Topics Sherri will cover include: configuring the widest protection with the least effort; ensuring you run the latest signatures wherever roaming; scheduling reports with automatic email as well as how to access free online training in Symantec's eLibrary.

 

47) 5 Must-Have Strategies for Membership Growth

July 27th, 2:00 PM (ET)

If you’re having a harder time growing your membership these days, I encourage you to join our webinar on July 27 with bestselling author and member engagement expert, Sarah Sladek. Sarah will share the stories of several organizations that have found ways to grow their membership despite the challenges of increased competition, retiring Baby Boomers, the different needs of younger generations, and the constant emergence of new online networks.

In this free webinar, Sarah will show you:

  • 5 easy ways to grow membership that most organizations overlook
  • The 3 keys to attracting younger generations
  • A simple process to create lasting member engagement

 

48) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 31st, 1:00 PM (ET)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

 

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Posted by Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Published Wednesday, 28 June 2017 at 4:52 PM

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Comments

  • Mike Cowart said:

    Wednesday, 05 July 2017 at 4:16 PM
    Sadly, your webinars do not include planned giving as Baby Boomers will transfer $30 TRILLION dollars of wealth in the next 15-20 years. There has never been a better time to become intentional regarding planned/legacy giving.
    Why is it a "taboo subject" in our sector? There are 2 great times to become intentional regarding planned giving-20 years ago and today!
  • Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

    Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot] said:

    Wednesday, 05 July 2017 at 4:44 PM
    Hi Mike,

    Good point. If you know of any free webinars on Planned Giving happening in July, I'd be happy to add them to this list (I didn't come across any on my own). And while there may not be any this month, there may be some planned for upcoming months.
  • Paul Thompson said:

    Wednesday, 05 July 2017 at 5:22 PM
    Great list! Thanks Terry.

    Do you have a way I could get in touch with suggestions for future course listings? I am leading a project developing a MOOC on governance that I think would be appropriate to share here.
  • Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

    Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot] said:

    Wednesday, 05 July 2017 at 5:23 PM
    Hi Paul,

    Sure, just email me at tibele (at) wildapricot.com
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