54 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2018

Tatiana Morand 27 June 2018 0 comments

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

If you're hoping to supercharge your marketing efforts without overcharging your chequing account, this month Kishshana Palmer will present on how even small organizations can get amazing results by changing up their marketing strategy. 

Other great webinars to check out this month include a special session on the impact of GDPR, how to manage your nonprofit's communications more effectively, and how to get more media coverage for your small nonprofit. 

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

 

1. Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 2, 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. How To Acquire New Donors from Facebook Ads With a Simple 2 Step Funnel

July 3, 3:00 PM (ET)

What You Will Learn In This Free Masterclass:
  • The #1 mistake charities are making with Facebook Ads that are stopping them getting success
  • How to radically increase the effectiveness of your creative on Facebook
  • The MOST important secret that we’ve discovered to help you get better performance from your Facebook campaigns
  • A new method not many charities are using for unlocking new audiences on Facebook
  • The KEY PROCESS we use with our clients that will lower your Cost per Lead (CPL) and Cost per Acquisition (CPA)

 

3. Flash Class: GDPR - What is it, how does it affect fundraising in the US, and beyond

July 5, 3:00 PM (ET)

You've no doubt heard about the GDPR, and might still be wondering 'how does this affect me?' In this session presented by Adrian Beney, we'll discuss how the GDPR affects organisations in North America, as well as other jurisdictions outside the EU. The session will cover why those organisations need to pay attention to it; what are the fundamental principles behind it; and then most importantly,  what should a non-EU organisation do, depending on the extent to which they have engagement in the EU. 

 

Free Member Application Forms

 

4. Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 9, 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

 

5. Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

July 10, 10:30 AM (ET) 

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

Join us to learn:

  • How to use Facebook to create awareness for your organization.
  • How nonprofits are using Twitter to connect with constituents.
  • Why nonprofits must be LinkedIn to be fully connected.
  • Powerful no-cost or low-cost tools to manage your social media presence.

 

6. How to Exceed Your Fundraising Goal in 6 Months

July 10, 2:00 PM (ET)

"Grants take too long." "We don't have time to wait on building a grant submission strategy." "We need money right now." 

Most fundraising professionals have heard them all before. Maybe you've even said them yourself! The problem with these statements? If you don't start submitting proposals, you won't get any grants. It's really that simple. Delaying the launch of a grant strategy or putting in minimal effort has your nonprofit leaving money on the table year after year. With over $60 billion awarded last year alone, your nonprofit can meet or exceed your annual fundraising goals if you put the right strategies in place at the right time.

In "How to Exceed Your Fundraising Goal in 6 Months," you'll learn:

  • How to use online resources to find grant funding opportunities that match your nonprofit's needs
  • Ways to draft clearly articulated, engaging grant requests
  • How to plan and manage grant submissions to avoid last minute, rushed requests

If you are a nonprofit CEO or Development Director that needs to add grant writing to your nonprofit's fundraising strategy or enhance an existing strategy, we'll share expert advice on how to get there quickly and successfully.

 

7. The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

July 10, 11:00 AM (PT)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs - recruitment, retention and recognition. We'll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we'll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

What You'll Learn: 

  • The basics of volunteer engagement.
  • What are the 3 Rs of volunteer engagement?
  • What are the components of a successful volunteer program?

 

8. Optimizing Fundraising Activity with Advanced Analytics

July 10, 1:00 PM (ET)

Your database is full of untapped fundraising potential. It’s important to understand not only who in your database has the capacity to give, but also who has the likelihood to give. 

In this one-hour webinar, you’ll hear industry leading consultants share best practices for using data and advanced analytics to drive your fundraising strategy. Whether you’re growing a new major giving program or have a well-established prospect research office, advanced analytics can help you take fundraising to the next level, make smarter decisions, and raise more revenue.

 

9. Flash Class: Maximizing Online Donations

July 10, 3:00 PM (ET)

Compared with less than 2% growth in overall US fundraising, online giving surged another 10% the last several years in a row, while email, social media, crowdfunding, and mobile fundraising each increased by more than 25%. Join Darian Rodriguez Heyman for a practical, tactical workshop focused on sharing the tips, tools, and how-to steps for success your nonprofit needs to know to make the most  of your digital presence. Our seasoned presenter will share tips designed to help you double online giving in just two months, plus a wide range of helpful resources and strategies for taking your organization into the future. 

 

10. Future of Philanthropy: Monitoring & Evaluation in the Digital Age

July 11, 10:00 AM (PT)

Without clearly understanding the differences between and nuances of monitoring and evaluation, nonprofits can struggle in tracking their progress toward higher impact, and donors might not ask the right questions when analyzing organizations. This is made even more complex as new technologies emerge.

Join us for an exploration of the findings from Epic Foundation’s newly released 2018 Outlook Report. Based on the analysis of over 3,500 NGOs and social enterprises supporting children and youth globally, the 2018 research report examines the role of monitoring and evaluation in philanthropy today. It builds upon some of the key data emerged from the analysis to identify trends, challenges, and innovations occurring in the nonprofit/philanthropic market.

In this session, Epic Foundation’s Executive Vice President, Nicola Crosta, will detail some of the report’s most noteworthy findings, and discuss the following questions with an Epic portfolio organization:

  • What are the forces re-shaping the nonprofit and philanthropic market?
  • What is ‘monitoring and evaluation’ and how does it contribute to impact-focused philanthropy?
  • What role do strategic philanthropists play in fostering innovation and social impact today?
  • How are new technologies shaping monitoring and evaluation today?

The discussion and report will be useful for nonprofits, NGOs, social enterprises alike, as well as strategic donors, foundations, CSR departments, and impact investors.

11. Introduction to Finding Grants

July 11, 11:00 AM (PT) 

Are you new to the field of grantseeking?

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop/tablet for this portion of the class.

 

12. How to Get Media Coverage for Your Small Nonprofit

July 11, 1:00 PM (ET)

Get tips and tricks from PR expert Jennifer Singh on increasing your media coverage, as well as actionable content and Q&A time. 

 

13. The Key to Turning Any Board Into a Strong Fundraising Board

July 11, 2:00 PM (ET) 

Fundraising tops the list of board member challenges, both for board members and for nonprofit leaders. If you want your board members to take a more active, strategic role in fundraising, they need something from you. They need a proven, easy-to-implement method that all parties can get behind.

It’s no secret the better-aligned your board members and staff are with fundraising, the more success your nonprofit will see. The question is, how do you get everyone on the same page for fundraising growth?

We’ll reveal the Nonprofit Marketing Academy’s well-researched secret for exponential fundraising growth and improved team collaboration.

Discover the most effective ways to build a stronger partnership with board members, nurture them, and turn them into fundraising leaders. Seating is limited as this training will use Zoom meetings for a more hands-on, personalized training experience.

 

14. How to Keep All Those New Donors You Worked So Hard to Get 

July 11, 3:00 PM (ET)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization.

15. Flash Class: Starting from the Ground Up: Launching a New Non-Profit in Challenging Times

July 11, 3:00 PM (ET) 

Crouch and Associates teach from practical, first-hand experience the art of beginning a non-profit, whose success in this case led to the creation of a PBS Television show!

16. Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

July 12, 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: 

1.   Keyword research
2.   Website optimization
3.   Link building
4.   Fresh content
5.   Landing pages
6.   Analytics

17. Be CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results with Kivi Leroux Miller

July 12, 1:00 PM (ET) 

Are you tired of feeling so busy all the time? Like you don’t really have control over your work life? Like you just have too much going on to ever be truly strategic and effective?

The bad news is no one is going to fix that for you. The good news is YOU can start to fix it yourself and provide the leadership your nonprofit needs to change its culture through communications.

Join award-winning and best-selling author Kivi Leroux Miller as she shares principles from her new book, CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications for Great Results, based on her experience coaching hundreds of nonprofit communications directors and teams.

Designed for communications directors and teams, you’ll leave this webinar with clear and specific steps to bring more CALM into your work and help you:

  • Simplify your communications work and be more strategic.
  • Lead others through good communications decision making.
  • Minimize chaos, busyness and stress to enjoy work more.
  • Apply CALM not BUSY principles to real-world situations.

 

18. The Secret Thing That Is Holding You Back In Your Nonprofit Career

July 12, 1:00 PM (ET)

The stats for our fundraising profession are abysmal. Most people don't stay after 18 months. Why is that?

According to the Underdeveloped Report by Compasspoint, many development staff leave because they do not get along with their boss.

How can you get along better with your boss? You must build trust, deliberately. Not just assume trust will happen but intentionally build it. In this session, we'll talk about exactly how to build trust and make your fundraising office even more effective. 
 
You'll learn:

  • The Cost of not building trust in our organizations
  • How to build credibility-even with yourself!
  • 10 ways to build trust at work
  • 3 Key elements of Trust
  • 7 Phrases to set expectations and more!

This session is perfect for executive directors too. Building trust ideally is a 2-way relationship. And your revenue stream is worth figuring this piece out.

19. An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits

July 12, 1:00 PM (ET)

Online fundraising is the fasting growing segment of giving. Donors of all ages are using their smartphones, tablets, and computers to connect with causes and to give money to fundraising campaigns.

During this free nonprofit webinar, you'll learn the tactics to successfully raise money online for your nonprofit, even if you are a small or midsize organization.

This webinar will detail the basics of an online fundraising campaign;  how social media & online tools can be used to raise more money; ways you can fit online giving into your long-term strategy;  and Julia’s 10 steps to online fundraising success!

If you want to be a part of the next generation of nonprofit fundraisers,  you need to register for this FREE webinar right now.

Key Takeaways:

  • The basic components of a successful online fundraising campaign
  • Tools to use for online fundraising
  • Ways to use your website, email, blog, and social media channels to promote the online fundraising campaign
  • Examples from small and mid-sized nonprofits who have successfully raised money online
  • Julia Campbell’s 10 steps to online fundraising success, including recruiting and energizing Social Media Ambassadors

 

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

July 12, 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!

 

21. Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

July 12, 11:00 AM (PT)

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers?

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You'll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

What You'll Learn: 

  • What social media is and why it matters
  • How to use social media to recruit and engage volunteers
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of managing social media tools
  • Where to go to get resources and help

 

22. Flash Class: Planning For Your Year-End Appeal

July 12, 3:00 PM (ET) 

Many nonprofits raise 40% of their annual revenue during the holiday fundraising season. Development teams should begin planning year-end activities and appeals in the summer in order to succeed during this crucial last quarter of the year. Join Loree Lipstein and Tracy Shaw from Thread Strategies team to learn how to start planning early for the best ways to engage your community in this key  period of giving. The presenters encourage attendees to bring their own examples of success to share with the group.

23. Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 16, 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

 

Free Member Application Forms 

24. Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program

July 17, 11:00 AM (PT) 

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you're doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

What You'll Learn: 
1. What are the criteria for success for your volunteer program?
2. How can you work with others to create a culture of measurement for volunteer engagement? 

25. Flash Class: Chad Barger

July 17, 2:00 PM (ET) 

Join Chad Barger, founder & managing director of Productive Fundraising, to learn more about simple and effective fundraising systems. 

 

26. Join the Tech Planning Smackdown

July 18, 12:00 PM (ET)

In this workshop, co-hosted by TechSoup Canada, we will examine real examples of nonprofit technology plans and explore ways you can incorporate some leading practices from other organizations.

 

27. The Only Fundraising Idea Your Nonprofit Will Ever Need

July 18, 1:00 PM (ET)

Are you coming up short on fundraising, and need to find something that will really bring home the bacon?

Have you started googling "fundraising ideas" hoping to uncover some secret trick that will make your donations do this?

Lucky for you, you've found it!

In our 45 minutes together, I'm going to:

1. Break down a bunch of fundraising ideas you might have seen, and show you why they won't help
2. Uncover the root cause of the problem you're facing
3. And share a different kind of fundraising idea; one that'll solve your root problem and become the last "fundraising idea" you'll ever need!

 

28. How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising 

July 18, 3:00 PM (ET)

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

Attendees can expect to learn:

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

Nonprofits big and small have much to gain from Google Grants. Donors, volunteers, and supporters who use Google to search online can now be reached and engaged using your online ads. Google Grants can be used to tackle marketing problems such as raising awareness, growing online donations, building email lists, increasing volunteer registration, and more.

29. Introduction to Proposal Writing

July 18, 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)

 

30. Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps

July 19, 11:00 AM (PT)

So many programs and organizations depend on volunteers that have been with them for years. What happens when those volunteers start to get older? If your volunteers are aging, this session can help. Learn strategies for identifying the signs of aging in place - volunteers who continue to do the same work even though their capabilities have changes - and how to start a conversation about that change. Managing the transition as well as creating new options for aging volunteers will be covered, and we'll discuss what to do when the situation can't be solved amicably. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges. 

What You'll Learn: 

  • Understand how volunteers can age in place in programs, and identify some of the signs of a volunteer corps that is aging in place and the risk that aging volunteers can pose to your organization.
  • Create opportunities for aging volunteers to stay engaged in programs while mitigating risk to the volunteers, clients, or the organization.
  • Begin a strategy for discussing the aging in place transition with both volunteers and paid staff members, and learn best practices for diversifying your volunteer corps.

 

31. Digital PR Basics for Nonprofits - How to Get Visibility for Your Cause

July 19, 1:00 PM (ET)

It's a crowded, cluttered, noisy online landscape, with information coming at us from every angle. How can a small nonprofit stand out without spending hours on social media or tons of money on advertising? In this webinar, Nonprofit Digital PR expert Julia Campbell will explain the concept of Digital PR, why it's vital for nonprofits, and how to start a Digital PR plan. Nonprofits will come away with techniques that they can implement to build movements and connect with supporters, in an authentic and ethical way.
 
Learning objectives:

  • What is Digital PR and why it's more than just "getting on social media"
  • How to start a manageable Digital PR Plan for your nonprofit
  • Tried-and-true techniques and tools to manage online overwhelm and get better results from your digital marketing activities

 

32. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

July 19, 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


33. Flash Class: 7 Steps to Fundraising Freedom

July 19, 3:00 PM (ET)

Learn the seven steps to fundraising freedom with fundraising coach Mary Valloni. 

34. How To Master Your Tribute Book Layout

July 19, 3:00 PM (ET) 

Every organization should have a beautifully produced tribute book, also known as a program, at their event. A well-produced tribute book highlights your honorees, outlines the event’s schedule, promotes your organization, and creates a revenue stream through tributes and ad sales.

What’s not to love about Tribute Books, right?

Sure, Tribute Books take a lot of effort and staff support to pull together, and there is always the risk of accidentally omitting important elements.  Many organizations actually forgo event Tribute Books because they don’t even know where to begin to create an attractive and effective one.

Wouldn’t it be easier if there was a template your organization could follow that would take the stress and guesswork out of creating a Tribute Book?

Well, you're in luck, because in today’s FREE WEBINAR event planning guru A.J. Steinberg is going to show you step-by-step how to create Tribute Books that add value to your event.

This webinar will take you step-by-step through an easy-to-replicate tribute book template that highlights your event, promotes your organization, and brings in advertising and tribute ad revenue.

In this 45-minute FREE webinar, you’ll learn…
How your Tribute Book works

  • How to promote your organization through your Tribute Book
  • How to inform guests about honorees, speakers and event schedule
  • How to use the Tribute Book as a revenue source

How to lay out your Tribute Book pages

  • How to identify elements to include in  your tribute book
  • How to get a professional look for your tribute book pages
  • How to determine when you need a graphic artist

How to efficiently create Tribute Book content

  • How to start work on your Tribute Book early!
  • How to delegate information gathering
  • How to work with your Tribute Book printer

 

35. Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 23, 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

 

36. Activating the Collective Power of Latino Engagement and Giving – A Virtuous Circle

July 23, 2:00 PM (ET)

There is a vibrant tradition of giving among Latinos in the United States, but the philanthropic and nonprofit communities have not been able to engage Latinos successfully. With a buying power of $1.4 trillion dollars, the potential for investment and impact is huge; however, given the current political climate, Latino civic engagement is on the decline, while distrust in institutions is growing. A less engaged Latino community will only lead to a further decline in giving. So, how do we change the story? How do we engage Latinos across the country both civically and philanthropically? How do we tap into that enormous potential?

In this webinar, Ana Marie Argilagos, President & CEO of Hispanics In Philanthropy, and Jose Calderon, President of Hispanic Federation, will explain why civic engagement and Latino giving are positively correlated, and the potential that this has for creating a virtuous circle of giving. They will also talk about the changing landscape for Latino philanthropy and the rise of giving circles. Finally, they will delve into strategies for how to successfully engage Latinos as philanthropists in your local community.

Upon completion of this webinar you should be able to:

Explain the importance of and the relationship between civic engagement and giving in the Latino community;
Identify trends from the new landscape of Latino giving to build your engagement plan;
Apply strategies and tools to engage Latino philanthropists in your mission.

37. How Small Organizations Win: How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

July 24, 2:00 PM (ET)

When you think about your organization does "small but mighty" come to mind? If it doesn't…maybe it should! You don't have to be a mega-organization to get mega results. In this free webinar, nonprofit marketing expert Kishshana Palmer will show you how organizations just like yours are winning with clear and focused marketing ... and how you can too!

38. Flash Class: What Are Simple Development Systems and How Can They Help You?

July 24, 2:00 PM (ET)

Are you dizzily reeling from golf outings to 5K runs to galas to a holiday concert to…Casino Night? Does your fundraising consist of Amazon Smile, local restaurant nights and a “dear friend” year-end fundraising letter? Are you constantly engaged in “spray and pray” fundraising, looking to see what sticks? Join us for Simple Development Systems where you’ll discover a road-map to creating sustainable fundraising revenue throughout the year.

You'll learn:

  • The most important fundraising systems to build for your organization
  • How to create your organization’s storytelling system
  • Tips and strategies for successfully implementing *rinse and repeat* Simple Development Systems at your organization

...and much more!

 

39. Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

July 24, 2:30 PM (ET) 

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

Join us to learn:

  • How to use Facebook to create awareness for your organization.
  • How nonprofits are using Twitter to connect with constituents.
  • Why nonprofits must be LinkedIn to be fully connected.
  • Powerful no-cost or low-cost tools to manage your social media presence.

 

40. Overlooked Benefits of Outsourcing Nonprofit Accounting 

July 25, 11:30 AM (ET) 

Has your organization ever looked at outsourcing all or a portion of its accounting?  If not, it is because you’re not sure how the organization would benefit from this decision.  Since it is not a common practice for nonprofits to outsource its accounting, we will discuss the process and discuss the overlooked benefits of outsourcing your Nonprofit Accounting.

In the nonprofit community, outsourcing typically means long-term delegation of key operation to outside experts.  The accompanying expectation is improvement of the quality, strengthening effectiveness, and lowering or controlling costs.

A key difference in the nonprofit sector is not only controlling costs, but becoming a more effective organization.

Outsourcing accounting provides nonprofit organizations with a team of experts who have multiple client experiences which benefits its clients and the nonprofit organization’s it serves.

We will review six overlooked, and sometimes unknown, benefits of outsourcing nonprofit accounting.

This webinar will help Executive Directors, Finance Directors, and finance staff to develop and use a financial policies and procedures manual.  Savvy nonprofit leaders know that effective financial policies and procedures that lead to effective processes can be the difference between good and great performance.

We will answer this and more.  We will review and provide you with a candid conversation of the benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing nonprofit accounting.

Immediately following the presentation on benefits of outsourcing nonprofit accounting, we will host a discussion on how to have the best possible accounting system.   

 

Free Member Application Forms

 

41. Avoiding "Shady" IT Vendors: Doing Cloud-based Software Deals with Confidence

July 25, 12:00 PM (ET)

Cloud-based software is revolutionizing the nonprofit sector. Unfortunately, predatory IT vendors are eager to exploit this revolution, locking unsuspecting organizations into unfair contracts and ballooning expenses over time. As it turns out, "nonprofit pricing" doesn't always translate to a good deal.

In this webinar, IT contract specialist Phil Downe of Relations Management Group will  explain how to do cloud-based software negotiations with confidence.

What you will learn:

  • How to avoid vendor captivity and software traps;
  • How to prepare for a negotiation, including leveraging and timing the deal;
  • How to draft a contract and prevent contract ambiguity.

Who should attend? 
CIOs, CFOs, Procurement professionals, staff & volunteers who are interested in integrating software technologies in their organizations in a cost-efficient, predictable and transparent manner.

 

42. Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

July 25, 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.

 

43. How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising

July 25, 1:00 PM (ET) 

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

Attendees can expect to learn:

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

Nonprofits big and small have much to gain from Google Grants. Donors, volunteers, and supporters who use Google to search online can now be reached and engaged using your online ads. Google Grants can be used to tackle marketing problems such as raising awareness, growing online donations, building email lists, increasing volunteer registration, and more.

44. The DATA Act Impact on Federal Grant Recipients

July 25, 1:00 PM (ET)

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) is the nation’s first open data law. It directs the federal government to transform all spending information into open data and has implications for all federal grant recipients. Bestselling author Lucy Morgan will lead this webinar, which will provide you with necessary information about the regulation changes for federal grant recipients. 

45. Introduction to Project Budgets

July 25, 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

 

46. How to Make Fundraising Asks: Big or Small

July 25, 2:00 PM (ET)

Every day, small nonprofits successfully ask for and receive gifts of all sizes to support their work. Your organization has a mission to do and your donors make it possible. Join us in this webinar to learn how to make better fundraising asks for your nonprofit. We’ll dive into:

  • How to understand your donor’s mindset before you make an ask
  • The six-step ask conversation any fundraiser can use to get a donor to say, “yes!”
  • How to deal with donor objections and concerns
  • The best ways to get over fear and anxiety about making fundraising asks

 

47. Flash Class: The Happy Healthy Fundraiser: Strategies for Raising More Money With Less Burnout

July 25, 3:00 PM (ET)

The passion that nonprofit professionals feel for their work is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, that fervor helps them keep going in the face of difficult challenges, especially in the early stages of their careers. On the other hand, they can be so driven they don’t stop to refuel or smell the proverbial roses or even notice they are experiencing symptoms of burnout. This interactive  workshop is based on Beth Kanter's new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

Takeaways: 

  • Take a self-assessment to determine burnout symptoms and opportunities to create self-care habits
  • Discuss and share tips and methods for self-care activities that go beyond physical health
  • Learn about how to bring self-care into the workplace to create a culture of well-being

 

48. 5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits

July 26, 1:00 PM (ET)  

Advancing technology, social enterprise and shifting demographics are changing how nonprofits communicate, engage, operate and serve. While these shifts are creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofits, they also present new challenges as we learn to navigate this new and ever-evolving landscape.

Join Jay Wilkinson as he reviews five major trends that are shaping a new reality for nonprofits:

  • Shifting demographics.
  • Greater interest in service.
  • Blurred lines between nonprofit and for-profit.
  • Advancing technology.
  • New ways to engage and collaborate.

 

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

July 26, 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

 

50. Flash Class: How to Calculate Your Key Fundraising Metrics

July 26, 2:00 PM (ET)

It is fundraising planning time for those who have a Fiscal Year starting in July.  So, what are the first steps that you should take even before you start your planning?

Evaluating and analyzing your key fundraising metrics!

It all starts before the before!

In this webinar, join Robin Cabral as we will share with you a “how to” calculate your key fundraising metrics to inform your  development planning processes.

Here is what you will learn by attending:

  • What are some of the key metrics that you need to analyze.
  • What information that you will need to gather in advance of evaluating the data.
  • What are the specific calculations behind each metric.
  • What are industry best practices in terms of cost standards.
  • And, learn some of the exceptions to the rule when evaluating metrics for effectiveness.

Incorporate these simple steps tips into your development planning process before you begin planning and watch your revenue rise through having a stronger and more effective development plan and calendar in place.

51. AICPA’s Cybersecurity Pitfalls and Information Risk Management for Nonprofits

July 27, 1:00 PM (ET)

Join us as AICPA's Ashley Britton discusses how networks at nonprofits can be compromised. You will learn practical tips on implementing IT-related internal controls and how to train your staff to protect your organization’s data.

Find out how to:

  • Identify activities that put a nonprofit organization at risk of a cybersecurity breach
  • Determine IT risk assessment and response strategies to protect your organization
  • Identify internal controls, processes, and policies to manage and train staff on information security

 

52. Building Crowdfunding Into Your Moves Management Strategy 

June 28, 1:00 PM (ET)

Does your organization steward a donor who writes a $1,000 check differently than a fundraiser who gathers $10,000 in donations from friends and family? Many nonprofits struggle to figure out how to integrate these “major gatherers” into their stewardship pipelines for mid-level and major giving. In this session, we’ll discuss how to build crowdfunding into your acquisition and moves management strategy. Then, we’ll take a behind-the-scenes look at how the American Cancer Society® accomplished this with their Real Men Wear Pink program.


53. Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

July 30, 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

 

54. Flash Class: 9 Useful, Proven Strategies to Get the Major Donor Visit

July 31, 3:00 PM (ET)

Major gifts from individuals represent, by far, the single greatest potential source of revenue for non-profits – and that’s true for nonprofits of any size or shape! If you’ve got donors, you’ve got the raw material for a major donor program. But you won’t get far unless you meet with folks face-to-face. The key to success is getting the visit!  Do this, and you’re 85% down the road to success.  It’s the hardest thing to do, but the payoff makes it totally worth it. Join Claire Axelrad from Clairification as she dives into how to execute these nine strategies to help you on your way to raising the major gifts that will assure you reach your goals.

This webinar will give you the tools and confidence you need to get up close and personal with the folks who will be key to your success. There will also be time for Q & A.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to frame the visit.
  • How to initiate the conversation.
  • What to say to create good feelings.
  • How to avoid common mistakes.
  • The biggest secret that will secure the visit.
  • When to talk about money.
  • How to close the deal.

If you know of any other free nonprofit webinars happening in July, feel free to shoot me an email at mtatiana [at] wildapricot.com and I'll add them to the list. 

 

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Published Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at 10:03 AM

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