59 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2017

Terry Ibele 26 October 2017 0 comments

free nonprofit webinarsEvery month I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars — and this is the most I’ve ever seen!

Something else unique about November is that we’re holding our biggest free webinar event of the year with our Membership Growth Online Summit 2017.

We’re bringing in some top industry experts to show you how some organizations manage to keep growing and growing and how you can too. It will be held during the week of November 13 and some of the things you can expect to learn are: 

  • The 3 keys for attracting younger members
  • How to turn your events into a growth engine 
  • The tech tools used by the fastest growing nonprofits to grow membership

So, if you want to learn some growth strategies that actually work, I encourage you to sign up. It’s free, but  space is limited, so register now if you want to attend. Plus, we’ll send all registrants a copy of all the recordings, and you can earn one CAE credit for each webinar you attend. 

Now, without further ado, here are the rest of the nonprofit webinars for November:

 

1) Collaborating with Partners for Program Sustainability

November 1, 11:00 AM (PT)

Interns, VISTAs, Fellows, and volunteers can all play a large role in developing and supporting new programs in nonprofit and educational organizations. While this work is often invaluable to an organization, it can be challenging to keep programs going after those people leave the organization.

This webinar will address key points to help to create long-term and sustainable programs with community partner organizations. We will talk about some of the challenges organizations face continuing programs after key players have moved on and ways short term staff/volunteers can plan for sustainability of their programs after their term ends.

 

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

November 1, 10:00 AM (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 .ong 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.

 

3) Understanding Risk Management for Nonprofit Organizations

November 1, 10:00 AM (ET)

This session will focus on three areas: identifying and assessing organizational risk, financial risk management, and the Board’s role in risk management. In particular, the training will discuss how to identify and understand common areas of risk such as governance and oversight, contract, financial, regulatory compliance, physical and other injuries, reputational risks intellectual property, personnel management, and data security. It will also discuss what risks are transferable, through insurance or otherwise, and what risks are not, such as loss of funding. It will also explore how to mitigate risk by developing a mitigation and response plan, including prevention; training and emergency response; establishing reserves against loss; and the purchase of insurance. Finally, the session will delve into the Board of Director’s duties in ensuring a proper risk management plan is in place.

 

4) Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages 

November 1, 11:30 AM (PT)

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 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, including:

  • What are landing pages and why we should 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.

 

5) Now is the Time for Mobile Bidding

November 2, 2:00 PM (ET)

Find out How Mobile Bidding Can Transform Your Event.

If you’re trying to decide if mobile bidding might be right for your auction event, this webinar is for you. We’ll show you:

  • How it works
  • How it makes bidding easier for everyone
  • How it lets guests enjoy the big party you’re throwing for them
  • How it streamlines checkout for everyone – your guests and you!
  • You will learn why so many smart, forward-thinking organizations are bringing mobile bidding to their auction events and liberating themselves from clipboards forever.

 

6) Introduction to Corporate Giving

November 1, 2:00 PM (ET)

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

 

7) Developing Your Case for Support: The Foundation For Your Fundraising Success

November 2, 1:00 PM (ET)

The Case for Support is the foundation of your fundraising program. It is the basis for all your communications with donors. Done right, it calls donors to take action in support of your mission. How can you make your Case for Support powerful, provocative and successful? Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, will highlight best practices in preparing and using your case for support.

Here is what you will learn by participating in this webinar: 

  • What are the key case for support elements that you need to define
  • The definition of an external case and internal case for support
  • How to put the case to work for you
  • The difference between a marketing brief and a case expression
  • What not to lead with in your case for support.

 

8) How Wild Apricot's Membership Management Software Can Save You 20 Hours a Week

November 2, 2:00 PM (ET)

Are you the one who ends up staying late to get all the work done at your membership organization? Things like processing registrations, designing newsletters, and updating your website? In this webinar, we’ll show you how a typical membership manager uses Wild Apricot, the #1 rated membership management software, to automate 90% of these tasks to save 20 hours a week or more.

In this free 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Completely automate payments for dues and events
  • Connect your website with your database so member records update automatically
  • Set up automated welcome emails and reminders for overdue payments
  • Create online registration forms and go completely paperless
  • And more!

 

9) The Movement Summit Day 1: Rising Above the Competition

November 6, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (CT)

30+ membership leaders share their secrets to building thriving communities around what they do. Each day of the summit, listen to a keynote presentation by a top industry expert and then the interviews from leaders at successful membership organizations.

Discover how these leaders:

  • Rally people around their ideas
  • Deal with competition
  • Create value propositions
  • Show members they care
  • Win loyalty that turns into a thriving community

 

10) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

November 6, 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

 

11) Raise More Money With “Win-Win” Partnerships

November 7, 11:30 AM (ET)

Is your nonprofit raising as much money as it wants from businesses? Most nonprofits aren’t because they either don’t know how or they target the least lucrative part of the business: the company checkbook. In this webinar, business giving expert Joe Waters will reveal the strategies he’s used and taught nonprofits how to raise six-figures with businesses.

You'll learn:

  • The business case for targeting businesses
  • Which businesses are the best prospects
  • How to recruit your first – or next – partner
  • Tactics for raising the most money

 

12) The Movement Summit Day 2: Practical Ways Top Organizations Engage Their Members… That Actually Work!

November 7, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CT)

30+ membership leaders share their secrets to building thriving communities around what they do. Each day of the summit, listen to a keynote presentation by a top industry expert and then the interviews from leaders at successful membership organizations.

Discover how these leaders:

  • Rally people around their ideas
  • Deal with competition
  • Create value propositions
  • Show members they care
  • Win loyalty that turns into a thriving community

 

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13) Using Next Ask Amounts in Arts and Cultural Fundraising Campaigns

November 7, 2:00 PM (ET)

As an arts and cultural fundraiser using Raiser’s Edge NXT or Target Analytics Fundraising Essentials, you have access to powerful data intelligence waiting to be leveraged in your campaigns. How can you use it to effectively segment your database? Join us to explore the top three best practices for using Next Ask Amount in your arts and cultural fundraising campaigns.

 

14) Beyond the RSVP: Crowdfunding for Special Events

November 7 1:00 PM (ET)

Traditional events still play a big role in the fundraising initiatives for many nonprofits, yet by their very nature, often limit who can attend or who can choose them to. This ultimately means you leave money on the table or miss an opportunity to raise awareness around your mission. Crowdfunding gives you the ability to "open up the virtual doors" on your events to change the narrative on how  you market them, so you can ultimately reach more people and raise more money. You won't want to miss this workshop to discover how to take a socially engaging approach to your next benefit.

 

15) The Movement Summit Day 3: Engaging as Creators

November 8, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CT)

30+ membership leaders share their secrets to building thriving communities around what they do. Each day of the summit, listen to a keynote presentation by a top industry expert and then the interviews from leaders at successful membership organizations.

Discover how these leaders:

  • Rally people around their ideas
  • Deal with competition
  • Create value propositions
  • Show members they care
  • Win loyalty that turns into a thriving community

 

16) Revolutionize the Way You Communicate with Your Constituents

November 8, 3:00 PM (ET)

If you could raise four times more donations than you do today, what kind of impact would that have on your cause? What if you could acquire 30% more new email addresses? You can! By sending the right messages to the right constituents at the right time, you can drive real results like these for your organization. And we have the solution to make it happen! 

Raiser’s Edge NXT with Blackbaud Marketing is a total solution that helps you create and deliver a personalized, donor-centric communication model to support an effective, comprehensive fundraising strategy. By combining constituent data insights with advanced email marketing and automation, you can personalize your communications to expand your influence, operate more efficiently, and raise more dollars for your organization.

 

17) Making Asks that Honor Your Mission and Fund Your Work

November 8, 2:00 PM (ET)

If your faith-focused organization is doing good work, then there’s no reason to fear asking for support. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to make successful face-to-face asks that honor the mission of your organization.  We’ll also look at some sample conversations that involve requests for support and much more.

 

18) It’s a RAP! Creating a Relationship Action Plan for YOUR Major Donors with Marcy Heim

November 8, 12:00 PM (CT)

Your major donors—the folks who make transformations in your organization. What’s the next step? Is this “in your head?” If we don’t know where we’re going, any road will do and it could be a chaotic journey!

Join Marcy Heim to learn this 10-step process to move from reactive to proactive. How often should you connect? Should you have partners? Who? How do you best respect and serve the donor while still engaging them towards a major gift? These are your VERY BEST FRIENDS—treat them well!

We’ll discuss:

  • Just what is a Relationship Action Plan—learn the 6 key elements.
  • Why is this Plan SO important to your success?
  • How do RAPS help you with time management and overwhelm?
  • What is the role of the partners?
  • How do these major gift actions fit into everything else you are doing?

 

19) How to Avoid Fundraising's Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

November 8, 2:30 PM (ET)

In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors. Jay is ready to teach you:

  • How to establish a powerful and engaging web presence that retains donors.
  • What we can learn from the annual Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report from AFP.
  • Why donors leave and what to do about it.
  • 6 key drivers that can double the lifetime value of your donors.
  • Methods for creating repeat donors.

 

20) Introduction to Project Budgets

November 8, 2:00 PM (ET)

Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? 

If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.  We will discuss: 

  • The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses
  • How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
  • What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal

 

21) Inclusive Hiring Practices

November 8, 12:00 PM (ET)

"Implicit bias" is a term being thrown around a lot these days. And when it comes to hiring, we know it can create a smoke-screen that poses a real threat to our ability to hire the best possible people -- instead setting us up to hire people who we "like the best" or think are a good "cultural fit." It's one of the major factors that cause us to hire people who are like us instead of experiencing the amazing benefits of having a diverse team.

But what actually is implicit bias? How does it show up in hiring processes? And what can we do about it anyway?

This webinar is for anyone who is in a position to hire people, and wants to make sure they're not letting their own biases cloud their ability to make the right decision. 

We'll also dig into some simple steps that anyone can take to improve the chances of recruiting and hiring a diverse staff. We're not going to solve all the challenges around fostering diversity in the workplace in this webinar, but you will leave with a handful of specific tools you can use in the context of hiring, and information on how to keep digging deeper to ensure equity across race, gender, disability, and more in your organizations.

 

22) Strategically Planning Your Messaging

November 8, 11:00 AM (PT)

It’s always challenging to sustain consistent online communications across weeks and months.  Move away from messaging on the fly and instead plan your organizational and campaign narratives ahead of time.  Join us to learn how to use a simple process to help you craft compelling and powerful stories.

 

23) The Movement Summit Day 4: Interviews from Top Membership Experts

November 9, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (CT)

30+ membership leaders share their secrets to building thriving communities around what they do. Each day of the summit, listen to a keynote presentation by a top industry expert and then the interviews from leaders at successful membership organizations.

Discover how these leaders:

  • Rally people around their ideas
  • Deal with competition
  • Create value propositions
  • Show members they care
  • Win loyalty that turns into a thriving community

 

24) Turning Data into Results

November 9, 2:00 PM (ET)

There is so much hidden potential in your data, but many organizations struggle to use it. We’re going to review proven best practices and ways to turn your data into actions and results. Along the way, we’ll look at how you can start small and grow your data-driven skills over time. You’ll be able to take the knowledge you gained from our first session and apply it using the tips and tricks you learn from this one.

 

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

November 9, 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

 

26) The Movement Summit Day 5: Author Session: Race to Relevance; Road to Relevance

November 10, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (CT)

30+ membership leaders share their secrets to building thriving communities around what they do. Each day of the summit, listen to a keynote presentation by a top industry expert and then the interviews from leaders at successful membership organizations.

Discover how these leaders:

  • Rally people around their ideas
  • Deal with competition
  • Create value propositions
  • Show members they care
  • Win loyalty that turns into a thriving community

 

27) What You Need to Know to Attract & Engage Young Members

November 13, 2:00 PM (ET)

When you look out at your members, do you see a sea of gray hair? If you’re worried your organization is becoming irrelevant to younger generations, you won’t want to miss this webinar. Amanda Kaiser, a membership engagement expert, will show you how many “graying” organizations are rapidly building a younger membership base. Discover the method they use to attract, engage, and retain the young generations.

 

28) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

November 13, 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) Salesforce Fundamentals for Nonprofits

November 13, 3:00 PM (ET)

Please join us for the Salesforce Fundamentals for Nonprofits Webinar.  Our goal is to help you learn the basics of Salesforce and understand the resources available to help you get started.  We’re going to focus on steps to start your journey, from basic navigation in Salesforce, understanding the terminology, and additional training we suggest you take. 

 

30) The Digital Education Tools That Keep Your Members Coming Back For More

November 14, 2:00 PM (ET)

One of the best ways to attract and engage members is through education. But the way people are learning--and how they want to learn--is changing. Publishing a whitepaper and bringing in a speaker isn’t enough anymore. Your members want to be part of an online community and have access to on-demand learning opportunities. In this webinar, Rebecca Petersen, Director of NonprofitReady.org, an online career development tool for nonprofit professionals, will share the strategies and tools top nonprofits are using to drastically increase member engagement these days.

 

31) Advanced Event Planning Success: Using Checklists to Stay On Track

November 14, 1:00 PM (ET)

We'll cover the best tips for planning a fundraiser event successfully. What to make sure you do and what you have to avoid! And stick around until the end for a live Q&A!

 

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

November 14, 9:00 AM (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.

 

33) Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

November 14, 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

 

34) #GivingTuesday Webinar Series

November 14, 1:00 PM (ET)

In this webinar, we’ll review how to analyze your previous #GivingTuesday goals and results from last year in preparation for this year. Michelle Boyle, director of institutional advancement at the Maryland Zoo, will return to discuss the outcome of #GivingZOODay and changes the organization implemented for 2017. We will also discuss the importance of stewarding after #GivingZOODay.

 

35) It's a New World—How to Cultivate Your Community Online Between Fundraising Events

November 14, 1:00 PM (ET)

How do you keep supporters engaged between major fundraising events? This webinar will help you change your thinking about that precious time in between! Many organizations don't make use of this time because they are in "task mode." They are not thinking about leveraging this time to cultivate relationships online. Use this time wisely and your community will be primed and ready to support your next event. This webinar will focus on the following: 

  • Why a consistent communications plan is essential.
  • What donor stewardship means in an online world.
  • 10 vital actions to cultivate a network eager to support you.
  • How to fire up board members, volunteers, donors and staff to fundraise every day. 
  • How to generate loyal support beyond your event.
  • We guarantee you'll walk away confident in the steps you need to take to earn the trust and vigorous support of your community online.

 

36) Finding your "so what"

November 14, 1:00 PM (ET)

This webinar is presented by Cindy Wagman, President of The Good Partnership and Tania Arruda, President of Doch! Enterprises. In your time together you will learn:

  • Understand what your donors care most about
  • Learn how to frame and articulate your core value proposition
  • Position your work in terms of impact

 

37) Virtual Conference: Get Ready for Year-End

November 14, 12:00 PM (ET)

Join this free virtual conference packed with information to help you rally your supporters and crush your fundraising goals this year. You'll come away with the tips and strategy you need to create better campaigns, get your board involved and energized, learn about Network for Good tools, and write your best-ever appeal.

Check out the sessions:

  • Power-Up Year-End Fundraising: Content that Ignites Giving
  • Network for Good Software Preview and Year-End Fundraising Q&A
  • How to Create a Fundraising Offer Your Donor Can’t Refuse
  • Getting Your Board on Board for End-of-Year Fundraising

 

38) Digital Fundraising Fundamentals

November 15, 11:00 AM (PT)

Your organization has compelling stories to share—but to reach potential donors, you need a strategy to reach your supporters on all communications channels.

Using what you and your colleagues have already created, you’ll learn how to design, launch, and execute comprehensive digital fundraising campaigns that speak to your organization’s priorities and make a compelling case for support.

This course will show you how to improve upon what you already do, plan your next comprehensive digital campaign, and get results that you will want to share with the entire development office.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to…
  • Improve upon what your organization already does.
  • Create campaigns the leverage more of your organization’s resources.
  • Develop processes to help you build and execute successful campaigns more effectively.

 

39) How to Turn Your Events into a Growth Engine for your Organization

November 15, 2:00 PM (ET)

If you want to drive growth through your events, please join this free webinar with Jeff Hurt, a leading event design expert. Jeff has worked with hundreds of organizations, helping them grow by taking a new approach to marketing and running their events. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to create an experience for your attendees that turns them into evangelists for your organization.

 

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40) Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

November 15, 2:00 PM (ET)

Digi know?: There are 2.3 billion active social media users.*

Clearly, social media is a necessary component of digital strategy, but with 2.3 billion potential connections, it’s imperative to consider all pieces of a social media strategy. Are you creating and delivering engaging content for all of your audiences? Have you tapped into social listening to find the buzz? Join us to learn how to do it all in this Digital Life Hacks webinar led by Mike Snusz and Danielle Johnson, principal consultants at Blackbaud. 

 

41) Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

November 15, 11:00 AM (PT)

You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You'll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You'll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

What You'll Learn: 

  • What type of information is compelling to prospective volunteers, existing volunteers, organizational leaders, and supporters, donors and clients.
  • How to use this information to create a powerful story about the impact of volunteers in your organization.
  • How to create a plan for gathering and compiling information about your volunteer engagement program and using that to tell a compelling story about volunteer impact.

Who Should Attend: 

  • VolunteerMatch nonprofit account members
  • Nonprofit volunteer managers
  • Anyone interested in learning more about measuring and sharing volunteer impact

 

42) How Online Auctions Work

November 16, 2:00 PM (ET)

Join us for a live presentation about the latest and greatest innovations in the fundraising world. BiddingForGood’s suite of tools and services will be discussed, with plenty of time for a robust Q&A session.

 

43) Year End Giving for Long Term Gains

November 16, 1:30 PM (ET)

You've been prepping your campaign, drafting your message, and warming up your audience, but what about your sustainers? They're your most loyal supporters and the backbone of your organization, so how do they fit into your #GivingTuesday plans?

Join us on Thursday, November 16th to hear from EveryAction's fundraising expert, Michelle Shefter, and Greenpeace USA's Senior Monthly Giving Specialist, Zachary Riddle.

We'll explore:

  • How to include sustainers in your year-end campaign
  • Outreach and communications strategies
  • Providing upsells and opportunities for increased giving
  • Sustainer acquisition around year-end

 

44) Building a Sponsorship Proposal That Works

November 16, 1:00 PM (ET)

Are you sending out sponsorship packages every week and hearing nothing back? Gold, Silver, Bronze doesn’t work…but what do you use instead? Simply throwing together a bunch of facts about your cause along with a chart with predefined levels is not going to cut it in the highly competitive sponsorship space. Building a sponsorship deck is a process and it requires your organization to ask some tough questions. In this session, sponsorship expert Chris Baylis of The Sponsorship Collective will show you exactly what you need to do to build a business case that sponsors will want to read.

 

45) Navigating Nonprofit Marketing

November 16, 2:00 PM (ET)

Let’s get one thing straight: marketing is just as applicable to .orgs as it is to .coms, and a nonprofit can and should approach marketing the same way as (if not better than) a for-profit. But, with limited resources it can be hard for nonprofits to market effectively. In this webinar, David Mundy, nonprofit marketing expert and Director of Marketing at GuideStar, the world’s largest database of nonprofit information, will give you the blueprints you need to build a solid marketing plan for your organization… even with limited resources.

 

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

November 16, 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

 

47) Charitable Solicitation: What Does it Take to be Compliant?

November 16, 1:00 PM (ET)

What are the charitable solicitation requirements and what does it take to be compliant?

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • State registration requirements
  • Online fundraising
  • Why compliance should be a priority
  • Registration costs
  • How to manage registrations

 

48) FirstGiving Friday: Getting Started with Online Fundraising

November 17, 1:00 PM (ET)

Come learn all there is about FirstGiving, Frontstream's fundraising tool for Peer to Peer events and Crowdfunding including Giving Days. Our expert will walk you through the product and take questions!

 

49) How to Use Tech Tools to Attract Lots and Lots of New Members

November 17, 2:00 PM (ET)

It’s astounding what a single person can accomplish these days with the help of tech tools. In this webinar, nonprofit tech expert Terry Ibele will show you how some nonprofit professionals are able to double or triple their membership each year with minimal effort, simply by using the right tools. Terry will walk you through exactly which tools they are using, so you can put them to use right away in your organization.

 

50) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

November 20, 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

 

51) Configure and Customize Salesforce for Nonprofits

November 20, 3:00 PM (ET)

Please join us for the Configure and Customize Salesforce for Nonprofits Webinar. Our goal is to help you configure your organization's fundraising processes in Salesforce and make things simpler for your users. We will focus on using the core Salesforce objects to track donations from start to finish and creating a seamless user experience through simple customizations. 

 

52) New Harassment Risks for Ontario Employers

November 23, 1:00 PM (ET)

A recent ruling on harassment by the Ontario Superior Court is a wakeup call for employers. Referred to as the “tort of harassment” and “harassment as an independent cause of action,” the Superior Court ruling makes it easier for employees to sue their employer for damages resulting from workplace harassment. In this engaging and informative webinar, harassment specialist, investigator and clinician Donna Marshall, explains new risks and responsibilities facing not for profit employers with regard to how they prevent, manage and respond to incidents of harassment in their workplace.

 

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

November 23, 2:00 PM (ET)

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

In this free 1-hour 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. 

 

54) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

November 27, 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

 

55) Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

November 30, 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

 

56) Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

November 30, 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

 

57) Procrastinators Unite! Last-Minute Strategies for Year-End Giving

November 30, 1:00 PM (ET)

It's the end of November...so what are you doing for year end giving? If you're in a panic because you neglected to plan for the next 31 days, it's not too late! We'll talk about key things to maximize your fundraising that you can still do now.

Here is what you will learn by participating in this webinar: 

  • identify action steps for a last minute year end plan
  • identify at least one low- or no-cost tactic to implement before December 31
  • develop a checklist to avoid last minute planning for next year!

 

58) The Future of Data, Analytics, and AI

November 30, 2:00 PM (ET)

Where is all this data stuff going? How will data, analytics, and artificial intelligence shape the nonprofit sector in the future? In this final session, we’re going to take everything you’ve learned and push it even further. We’ll explore how using data over the next few years will transform you, your staff, and your nonprofit.

 

59) Data Maturity: How to Keep Improving Your Approach to Data

November 30, 1:00 PM (ET)

Data can feel confusing or intimidating because the examples we see are often very advanced. It's like watching Wimbledon and expecting to become a world class tennis player the next day. Even if you're young and expectionally athletic, it will take time and a lot of practice to get good—you can't become a star overnight. 

Data is no different. We all have to start somewhere. The good news is, if you keep working to improve, you can become more sophisticated at using data to inform and improve our work. At Idealware, we look at data sophistication as a continuum or a spectrum. Wherever you are on the spectrum, small steps and regular progress can make a big difference. 

Join us for a free webinar that will help you see your potential with data. We'll introduce our data maturity model—the five stages for developing a successful approach to data—and help you identify where your nonprofit is currently on the data spectrum and how to move up to the next level. We'll also discuss the importance of a data-driven culture and how you can nuture data champions across your organization.

Sign up below to begin your data journey.

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Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Posted by Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Published Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 10:07 AM

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