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51 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2018

Terry Ibele 29 May 2018 1 comments

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

If you're wondering whether Facebook ads can help you gather more donations, members, and support, this month Facebook Ad Expert Farhad Chikhliwala will show you which types of ads work best for nonprofits, and how to get the most positive ROI for your spend.

Some other interesting webinars to look out for include how to use analytics to boost annual giving, how to make your grant application stand out, and creating a culture of volunteer engagement.

So, without further ado, here are the free nonprofit webinars for June 2018.


1 ) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

June 4, 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) Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

June 5, 11:00 AM (PT)

At VolunteerMatch we have a unique view into what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

This is a great introduction to some of our more advanced webinars including Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways, and Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement 

What You'll Learn: 

  • The trends that are influencing volunteer engagement and what that means for your program.
  • How to create volunteer opportunities that match what volunteers are looking for now.
  • How to take advantage of "word of mouth" recruitment by understanding what types of volunteers are right for your program.
  • The role that social media can play in engaging the volunteer of the future.


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3) 10 Ways to Lose a Donor on Your Website

June 5, 1:00 PM (ET)

Your website often serves as a first impression for your nonprofit organization. Are you charming the socks off first-time visitors or leaving them uninterested in your cause and uninspired to give? 

For this webinar, Blackbaud’s nonprofit website experts cover the 10 most common ways to lose a donor online and how to avoid them.


4) Build A Nonprofit Website That Drives Results!

June 6, 2:00 PM (ET)

In this FREE webinar you will learn:

  • A proven, simple planning process for a strategic redesign 
  • 3 design tricks to get  more website visitors to become donors, volunteers, and advocates
  • How to assure that the redesign doesn’t drag on  
  • The #1 rule for budgeting your website
  • How to avoid the web development hazards that you will regret


5) Flash Class: What A Wonderful World: Strategies & Tactics for International Fundraising & Prospect Research

June 6, 3:00 PM (ET)

Over half of the world's millionaires are located outside the US and philanthropy is booming around the world! Are you looking outside your borders? In this fast paced, entertaining and illuminating survey of global giving, Jay Frost explores the major wealth centers and philanthropic trends in each region of the world providing participants the tools to identify major international fundraising  opportunities for your institution and help your office better navigate the cultural, legal, and budgetary challenges of transnational giving.


6) Introduction to Proposal Writing

June 6, 2:00 PM (ET)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of our most popular classes!

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
  • 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline (in-person classes only)


7) Small, But Mighty: Seven Ways Small Nonprofits Can Boost Their Performance

June 6, 2:00 PM (ET)

Now more than ever, performance matters for small nonprofits. In this Small, But Mighty webinar, you’ll learn how small nonprofits can deploy seven principles of high performance to create more meaningful, measurable change.

You’ll discover how smaller nonprofit organizations have used the Leap Ambassadors Community’s Performance Imperative (PI) framework for social-sector excellence, including:

  • What is the definition of high performance?
  • What is the Performance Imperative and how can it help you boost performance?
  • What are the seven pillars of high performance?
  • How are small nonprofits using the PI to implement specific, proven steps to help move their organizations forward?


8) Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

June 6, 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. 


9) Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

June 7, 11:00 AM (PT)

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

What You'll Learn: 

  • Methods for interviewing prospective volunteers
  • Strategies for honing your interview skills


10) The Power of Segmentation & Keyword Search

June 7, 3:00 PM (ET)

Learn how to segment screening results, effectively prioritize search results, and go beyond the standard column and filter while working alongside our client support team!


11) Putting Your Values to Work

June 7, 1:00 PM (ET)

Do you sometimes get caught up in day-to-day tasks and forget why you are really doing your work? Our free webinar will help you better understand your values and how they relate to more purposeful work.

A key to living and working with purpose is articulating your core values. Our values represent who we are and what is unique about us. Once we articulate these values we can harness them to create more energy and success. Living by our values creates energy as we make choices that align with a greater purpose. It can also help motivate us to embrace new challenges and opportunities. This session will allow participants to explore their own core values through guided exercises. You will learn techniques to help you put your values to work for you.


12) Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

June 7, 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 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn:

  • 3 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


13) Web Hosting 101 for Nonprofits

June 8, 12:00 PM (ET)

Nonprofits - Join Tim Warner for a 30-45 minute webinar on "What to Look for in a Web Host" for your website.

You know your non-profit business needs a web presence, but you are unsure where to begin. The web host market is confusing, and it's too easy to pay more for less. Worry no more! In this webinar, technology expert Tim Warner teaches you everything you need to know to choose a web host with confidence. Tim delivers tips, tricks, and advice using straightforward language and practical examples, so you'll be able to implement this training immediately.


14) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

June 11, 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


15) Identifying Major Gift Prospects

June 11, 3:00 PM (ET)

Use DonorSearch’s prospect research tools to identify the best major gift donors on your prospect list. Level: Advanced.


16) Using Analytics to Boost Annual Giving

June 12, 2:00 PM (ET)

This session focuses on the foundation of the fundraising pyramid—annual giving. We’ll examine the fundamentals of annual giving strategy with an emphasis on the importance of ask strings and how your Fundraising Essentials or Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT™ scores tie in. You’ll leave with a firm understanding of how to use Next Ask Amount as part of your annual giving program.


17) Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait!

June 12, 1:00 PM (ET)

If you’re hesitant or unsure about monthly donors, this FREE interactive webinar will answer the questions you, your boss or board may still have about the value of adding a monthly donor program to your revenue stream.

The presenter, Erica Waasdorp, has worked with organization of all sizes in starting and growing their monthly donor programs. During this webinar, Erica will show you examples of how very small nonprofits have created successful monthly donor programs with minimal effort.

What you will learn during this live interactive webinar:

  • The impact monthly donors have on your donor retention rates.
  • How few constituents you need to get started.
  • How little time it takes to organize the program.
  • How easy it is to set up a system for your organization.
  • You’ll learn where monthly donors fit in your communication strategy.
  • You’ll hear the latest statistics on the power of monthly gifts.

We’ll  briefly review a few helpful plug-and-play tools to help you make the case internally to start a monthly donor program

You don’t have to be a large nonprofit to get started. In fact, we’ve seen programs that work well with as little as 500 constituents - which can be a combination of donors, volunteers, board members, and other passionate supporters. It doesn't take much for small nonprofit to reap the benefits of monthly recurring donations.

Erica will share examples and results with you from small to mid-size organizations and how their program has grown.

After this webinar, you’’ll  know that you have what it takes to grow the number of monthly donors in your organization. Your donors will love it and you’ll reach your fundraising and donor retention goals sooner. But you must start NOW.


18) The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

June 12, 2:30 PM (ET)

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

Join us to discover:

  • 3 keys to becoming a thought leader.
  • Who should blog? It’s not who you’d expect.
  • 7 components of the best nonprofit blogs.
  • Tips to optimize your blog’s effectiveness.
  • Tips for measuring your blog’s performance


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19) Flash Class: The 'Why' of Direct Mail Fundraising

June 13, 3:00 PM (ET)

Presented by Wayne Gurley of Allegiant Direct, this class will be an overview of direct mail, including topics such as: 

  • What direct mail (DM) is it and what is isn’t
  • How DM works to feed the fundraising “pipeline"
  • A discussion of donor long term value
  • Demographics and years of giving between 1st gift and major gifts
  • Case studies on long term value and return on investment
  • A  discussion of “annual giving” and how it feeds high donor attrition
  • Steps to reduce high donor attrition


20) Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions

June 13, 11:00 AM (PT)

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?


21) Pave the Way for a Successful #GivingTuesday

June 13, 1:00 PM (ET)

#GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year and just months away. We’re kicking off the countdown with a session to teach you how to maximize the next few months to lay the foundation for a successful day of giving. Join Dana Ostomel, founder of Deposit a Gift and Firespring’s leading authority on crowdfunding, to learn the 10 most important components to creating an empathetic, engaged and responsive community that is ready to help you knock it out of the park. We promise: You’ll walk away confident about getting started planning your #GivingTuesday campaign. 

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to get to know your donors and cultivate your network. 
  • Why a consistent communication plan matters. 
  • How to establish a brand your community connects to. 
  • Steps to generate loyalty that pays dividends. 
  • How to change your community’s relationship dynamics. 
  • What to do tactically to set up the campaign early.


22) Introduction to Project Budgets

June 13, 2:00 PM (ET)

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, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

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


23) The Mid-Level Donor Crisis

June 13, 2:00 PM (ET)

Join Tim Kachuriak of NextAfter to learn how you can take your mid-level giving programs to the next level. 

After years of working with top nonprofit organizations, we noticed an ongoing trend. Organizations did not have specific strategies for communicating with mid-level donors. 

So, we developed a hypothesis: Nonprofit organizations are abandoning their mid-level donors. 

To see if our hypothesis was true, we made $1,000–$5,000 donations to 37 unique organizations. We then monitored all the communication we received for a period of 90 days. 

After analyzing the data, we had some startling observations, including:

  • Only 8% of organizations called us to say thank you
  • Only 31% of communication we received came from a real person
  • 49% of organizations either sent nothing or stopped communicating after a month


24) How to Juggle Competing Priorities With Smarter Time Management

June 13, 3:00 PM (ET)

It’s no secret that volunteer managers wear many hats. You’re expected to manage program outcomes, develop and maintain community partnerships, recruit volunteers, supervise people, and more!  Did we mention you’re expected to do these things all at the same time? It’s enough to make anyone feel frazzled.

Why not make a commitment to a saner self? Find your personal “sweet spot” – and greater productivity – through better boundaries and proven time management skills.

Join us to learn pro tips you can start using right away so you can start to really live and love your job with less stress and more inspiration.


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

June 14, 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


26) Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

June 14, 1:00 PM (ET)

Events like galas, walks and auctions are critical to the fundraising (and friend-raising) strategies for most nonprofits. Want your next one to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online. Join Dana Ostomel to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one, including: 

  • The importance of integrating digital into your event. 
  • 3 key goals to help you measure success. 
  • 5 digital must-haves to keep your event running smoothly.


27) Building a Pipeline of Major Donors: 5 Key Metrics for Success

June 14, 1:00 PM (ET)

Are you tired of the year-to-year fundraising treadmill of grant writing, mailings, and special events? Are your board members burned out on writing letters, filling tables, and asking their friends for money? Join us to learn Benevon’s metrics-based, high-touch process for building a pipeline of mission-focused major donors who will, in turn, introduce others. This session is for all sizes and types of nonprofits.

What we'll cover:

  • Walk you through a step-by-step, evidence-based process for telling your organization’s story to new potential major donors and engaging them in your mission.
  • Teach you the five key metrics that must be met to successfully implement this system.
  • Show you how to transition your current fundraising program to grow major gifts.


28) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

June 18, 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) Flash Class: Niche Fundraising Approaches Can Work!

June 19, 2:00 PM (ET)

Presented by Scott Koskoski, he will teach the art and science of fundraising for a narrow, ultra-specific niche that does not have broad appeal or resonance with the donor public.


30) How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations

June 19, 1:00 PM (ET)

In the last year, Facebook launched an entirely new set of tools to help nonprofits raise funds on the platform. Did you know that your nonprofit can now collect donations with these tools on your page, via Facebook ads, and even in individual posts?

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

Key Takeaways

  • An up-to-date overview of Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools
  • How to sign up, register, and get started right away  
  • Simple and easy ways to use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools  
  • Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Facebook’s Fundraising Tools


31) From Advocacy to Donations

June 19, 1:00 PM (ET)

What to expect:

  • 45 minutes of actionable content
  • tons of time for Q&A
  • expert advice


32) How to Educate and Empower Your Nonprofit Board for Fundraising Success

June 19, 2:00 PM (ET)

Every successful nonprofit organization is backed by a strong board of directors. While we realize fundraising isn’t everyone’s forte, it is an important piece of your board members’ responsibilities and should be an easy way for both parties to team up and help your nonprofit. Join us in this webinar, where we’ll discuss the many myths and common misconceptions about fundraising that hinder a board’s ability to help and evaluate fundraising. 

Whether your board of directors could use some nudging in the fundraising direction or you already work with a dream-team board, this webinar will give you tips and tricks to empower your board members to fundraise successfully.


33) How to Find a Steady Stream of New Donors for Your School

June 19, 2:00 PM (ET)

Looking for new ways to reach future donors who are interested in giving to your school? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to reach new donors and keep them giving from year to year.


34) Flash Class: Activism and Fundraising – Successful strategies to raise more money and increase your impact

June 20, 3:00 PM (ET)

You want to improve the world. And whether you call yourself an activist or not, you are one. 

There’s a long list of things that you could be concerned about, and I hope you are. Because once you care about an issue, and get involved, you will want to learn how to raise more money to fight for justice. Everyone who wants to change the world eventually has to raise money. You may not like asking  for money, but you do it because you care.

I’ve done every kind of fundraising, worked in every type of campaign, and I’ve learned by trial and error what works and what doesn’t.

This session could save you a lot of money – preventing mistakes that I’ve already made and learned from. 

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to raise more money for the causes you care about
  • The answer to the most common question I get asked - “How do I build a campaign that wins?”
  • How to use the best tactics to win campaigns and create the change you want to see. 
  • A case study of fundraising and activism that worked.
  • How to get more donors and supporters.


35) How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event

June 20, 3:00 PM (ET)

Wouldn’t you love to find ways to raise more money at your fundraising events?  Right now you are probably doing a typical silent auction and raffle, maybe a paddle raise, but you feel like you are missing the boat when it comes to really maximizing your event’s revenue.

Well, you’re in luck, because in this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you how to find hidden assets and additional revenue streams for your fundraising events.

In this 45-minute FREE webinar you’ll learn…

  • How to find additional revenue hiding in your events
  • How to assign value to event elements (also known as ‘assets’)
  • How to turn event assets into revenue (i.e. logo-branded auction paddles)
  • How to sell event assets to companies and sponsors
  • How to use underwriting to boost your event profit
  • What is underwriting, and how to make it work for you
  • How to choose your underwriting offers
  • How to write underwriting proposals that sell
  • How to add revenue through entertainment at your event
  • How to choose raffles and games that will make you money
  • How to check what is legal in your state for games and raffles


36) Introduction to Corporate Giving

June 20, 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


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

June 21, 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 45-minute 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


38) Charitable Solicitation Registration: Top Things You Need to Know with Brock Klinger

June 21, 1:00 PM (ET)

Must every charity register to solicit funds from the public? How do online donations fit into the picture? Join Brock Klinger, account executive at Harbor Compliance, for answers to these questions and more. 

Designed for nonprofits, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals with nonprofit clients, this one-hour webinar provides a user-friendly, comprehensive overview of fundraising registration requirements in all 50 states. 

Participants will have the opportunity to: 

  • Get answers to your questions from a nonprofit compliance expert. 
  • Learn tactics for avoiding common pitfalls and penalties. 
  • Explore solutions to one of the most common challenges facing nonprofits today. 


39) How to Reclaim Your Sanity and Actually Post to Social Media on Time

June 21,  2:00 PM (ET)

Have you seen that article that says you should tweet at least 5 times a day, but 20 would be better?

Like, are you serious? Who has time for that?!

It's certainly not easy, and we all know the feeling of scrambling to keep up with posts & emails & website updates.

That's why we're going to tackle it in this webinar. By the end of our jam-packed 50 minutes together, you'll have so many tools & tricks up your sleeve, those 5 tweets a day will look like rookie numbers.

Look forward to seeing you there!


40) Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

June 25, 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


41) Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement

June 26, 11:00 AM (PT)

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you've never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we'll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We'll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to assess the feelings and attitudes of paid staff around working with volunteers.
  • What does paid staff need to know about working with volunteers.
  • How to create a communication plan to talk to paid staff about working with volunteers.
  • Strategies for engaging volunteers in a union environment.


42) How to Start Using Facebook Ads to Reach a Big Audience with a Small Budget

June 26, 2:00 PM (ET)

Have you ever wondered whether advertising on Facebook could help you grow your organization? If so, please join our free webinar on June 26 with our in-house digital marketing expert, Farhad Chikhliwala. 

Farhad will draw on his many years of Facebook advertising success to show you how you can use Facebook’s ad platform to attract and engage more members.

In this free webinar, you will learn:

  • How to find people on Facebook most likely to join and support your organization
  • What type of ads work best, and how to target your audience
  • How to avoid common money-wasting traps to ensure you get a positive ROI on your Facebook spend


43) 7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit

June 27, 3:00 PM (ET)

Volunteers are more than simply an extra pair of hands. They bring special skills, are trusted service delivery partners, and can extend your connections with diverse communities far beyond your agency’s doors.  They are also key financial contributors, donating ten times more than non-volunteers.  

The value of volunteers can’t be ignored.  But, effective volunteer engagement requires a focus on the right tactics at the right time to fully realize the power of volunteer time and talent.  

You will learn…

  • 7 fundamentals to successful volunteer coordination throughout the volunteer life cycle
  • A key best practice for attracting high-quality volunteers
  • A key to onboarding that will convert newcomers to reliable supporters
  • A key to inspiring better staff-volunteer relations and teamwork
  • A key to acknowledging volunteers that keeps them coming back
  • And more!


44) Flash Class: Prospect Research Tools: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

June 27, 2:00 PM (ET)

This presentation will focus on low or no-cost research tools that you can incorporate into your arsenal of tools to help you maximize your research efforts and minimize the amount you are spending on the tools, whether for cost-savings needs or to be able to allocate the resources to another area. 


45) Introduction to Fundraising Planning

June 27, 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


46) Bootstrap Fundraising: Launching a Development Program

June 27, 12:00 PM (ET)

“If you build it, they will come” is completely appropriate for the fundraising world. Starting or re-launching a fundraising program can be daunting and discouraging. If you focus on infrastructure and process first, you’ll find that fundraising will become far easier. Join this webinar to learn the key steps you should take to be successful in building out your development efforts and pitfalls you could face along the way.


47) Getting Ready to Get Ready for Giving Season

June 27, 2:30 PM (ET)

To help you offset last minute planning, we’ve invited the fundraising experts at Classy to join us on a webinar to share how you can start preparing for year-end giving TODAY. You’ll learn how to plan your fundraising campaign in advance, which marketing best practices to use to drive the most traffic back to your campaign, how to appeal to different types of donors, and why Giving Tuesday is a day you can’t ignore. 

Join us on Wednesday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 a.m. PDT for an interactive webinar that will help you start to plan your best giving season yet.

On this webinar you'll learn:

  • Data dive: insights into the 2017 giving season 
  • How to create a detailed planning calendar to prep for the year-end giving rush 
  • How to develop a strong promotional strategy for your campaign
  • Why it’s important to segment your year-end appeals to different groups of donors 
  • Why Giving Tuesday is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss 


48) Developing Effective Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators

June 27, 11:30 AM (ET)

Do you have a dashboard and know what your key performance indicators (KPI’s) are for your organization? Please bring your questions so we can have a candid conversation regarding dashboards and KPI’s.

We’re happy to share what we’ve seen in the field, but it will be a more valuable use of your time to talk about what matters for your organization.

Nonprofits are complex organizations that are built around mission and outcomes, which must be supported by the right revenue and expense models. We will cover the critical aspects of Effective Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators including:

  • How dashboards allow decision-makers to see where and whether the organization is on the planned financial path
  • Using dashboard with funders and stakeholders to illustration real-time progress towards desired goals.
  • How to develop the associated metrics and constantly review to ensure you are measuring success for the organization.


49) How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications

June 28, 1:00 PM (ET)

How do you tell your organization’s story in only 2,500 characters?  150 words?

How do you create a storyline for the reviewer to follow when you have numerous fillable fields to complete online that may or may not be read in the order that you complete them on the screen?

One of the most common challenges with online applications is how to have your application stand out in a sea of grant applications when you are all faced with the same formatting and character or word limited requirements.

In “How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications” we will address how to create a concise, compelling and competitive application for online grant application scenarios. We will look at specific examples for tips that make reviewing your online grant proposal easier for reviewers. We will also explain how to avoid losing the power of your story when your application is broken up across numerous fields.

Key Takeaways From This Webinar:

  • How to make your application stand out in an impersonal online process
  • How to grab your reviewer’s attention
  • How to use character and word counts to your advantage
  • How to create a consistent story across all your application components

This Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking
  • You want to increase your success percentage of funded grant applications
  • You want to craft more competitive grant applications.


50) Flash Class: Donor Experience, DX unlocks the future of your fundraising relationships

June 28, 3:00 PM (ET)

Put yourself in the donor’s shoes.  They don’t want another lapel pin or bumper sticker.  They want to know they make a difference to your institution and they are valued.  Donor appreciation is not expensive, but neglecting it can be.  Research shows that it is seven times more expensive to acquire a new donor that to keep the one you have.  The solution is simple:  put the donor first, consume  yourself with the DX, their experience, not yours.


51) 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

June 28, 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 45-minute 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


Additional Resources:

Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Posted by Terry Ibele [Learning Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 29 May 2018 at 3:35 PM


  • Jason Jensen said:

    Friday, 01 June 2018 at 12:51 PM
    Hey, I'm also holding a free webinar on June 21st! It's for all those nonprofit people who feel overwhelmed with coordinating social media/email/website posts. Anyone interested can check it out here: https://www.thedigitalnonprofit.com/free-webinar/

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