43 Free Nonprofit Webinars For December 2018

Tatiana Morand 28 November 2018 0 comments

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

Whether you're looking ahead to the new year or reflecting on 2018, you're sure to find a webinar in December's list to help you out. 

And if you want help progressing your career in 2019, check out our webinar with nonprofit expert Marianne Treyz on How to Get The Dream Nonprofit Job You Deserve

Other topics this month include building out your fundraising program with influencers, developing partnership agreements that work, and the secrets of email marketing geniuses. 

And now, here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in December. Times are indicated in EST. 

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1. Digital Fundraising: Strategies and Tactics to Make an Impact

 

December 3, 12:00 PM 

 

Now more than ever, people across the country are looking for a way to advocate for the causes they care about. By building a digital fundraising program, you can give people a concrete way to take action, raise more money for your organization, and build the community support you need to flourish. In this webinar, we’ll talk about best practices for online fundraising programs in general, cultivating small-dollar donors, making effective donation asks during big moments, and tips for successful end-of-year campaigns.

 

2. Motivate Monday

 

December 3, 1:00 PM

 

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

 

3. The 5 Keys to Fundraising Success

 

December 4, 11:00 AM

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on simplifying your organization’s fundraising. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to use every fundraising technique in the book to be successful. Focusing your efforts on the five key areas that Chad will share will keep you plenty busy and yield incredible results.

 

 

4. Building a Successful Grants Program 101

 

December 4, 12:00 PM

 

For many nonprofits, grant writing is a critical piece of a larger fundraising strategy. But if your organization is new to grant writing, building a strong grants program can feel like an overwhelming task.


Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including:


  • How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization;

  • The pillars of a strong grants program;

  • Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and

  • The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly.

 

 

5. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

 

December 4, 2:00 PM 

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.

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.

 


6. Fuelling Year-End Fundraising with Social Influencers

 

December 4, 2:00 PM

 

Recent reports found that 77% of the U.S. population uses social media. Social media influencers aren't hard to find; they're everywhere, especially in your email list. There's a good chance you have hundreds, if not thousands, of supporters who will gladly share your campaign message with their social networks if you do one thing—ask!


Join us for a 30-minute presentation where Trish Barnard, Blackbaud’s manager of digital solutions, will walk you through:

  • Finding the social influencers within your CRM database

  • Engaging and cultivating your social influencers to advocate your year-end campaigns

  • Tracking, recording, and managing the gifts received through your social media platforms

 

7. How to Plan a Record Breaking End-of-Year Fundraising Push

December 4, 2:00 PM

Between #GivingTuesday, fundraising galas, last-minute donations, and annual appeals, the end of the year can be incredibly difficult to navigate. But, it’s by far the most important fundraising season of the year. This webinar is designed to help your nonprofit take full advantage of the end-of-year fundraising rush, improve your online fundraising strategy, and surpass your goals with actionable and digestible tips and tricks. During this webinar, we will discuss:

 

  • Why a year-end fundraising push is so important

  • Building a multi-dimensional campaign in one week or less

  • Leveraging innovative technology without breaking your bank

  • How to engage with donors via different channels (i.e., email and social media)

 

8. How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising

 

December 4, 3:00 PM

 

As a nonprofit, have you ever wanted a six-figure marketing budget without the six-figure price tag?

 

Google Grants gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. If you think it would be valuable for your nonprofit to be listed at the top of the search results, this webinar is for you!

 

During this information-packed webinar, Simon Choy, founder of ConnectAd - who manages over $2M in annual Google Grants funding - will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the actual process of applying for the grant.

 

Simon will also highlight a few best practices and inside tips when using Google Grants and tell you about a professional service that is proven to help nonprofits effectively maximize the value of their Ad Grant.

 

Attendees can expect to learn:

 

Informational

  • What is Google Ad Grants?

  • How do Google Ads work?

  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?

  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.

 

Instructional

  • 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 provide an amazing ROI.

 

Nonprofits big and small have a lot to gain from Google Grants, and we’ve been told by many organizations that it’s like leaving free money on the table when they don’t take advantage of the opportunity. Donors, volunteers, and supporters alike who use Google to search online can now be reached and engaged using your Google ads, and Google Grants can be used to tackle marketing problems such as raising awareness, growing online donations, building email lists, increasing volunteer registration, selling event tickets and much more.


 

9. Research Shows What Donors Favor in a Charity

 

December 4, 3:00 PM

 

What do donors prefer in a charity?  What factors define their favorite organization?  Based on an exclusive study from Grey Matter Research and Op4G, Ron Sellers will explore:

  • How overhead ratios impact donor decisions

  • How tremendously strong some brands are

  • Whether religious people actually favor faith-based charities

  • How size makes a difference to donors

  • Whether donors prefer local, national, or global charities

  • What makes donors favor some organizations over others

Not just data, but application, we’ll reveal why Americans give to many different organizations, but favor relatively few.

 

 

10. Fundraising with Volunteers

 

December 5, 1:00 PM

 

Imagine yourself sitting in the sunlight. Your work for the day is done. Your volunteers are working on event logistics. More volunteers are printing those thank you notes and entering donations in your database. One volunteer comes around with some fresh-baked cookies. You smile, take one and get up to leave, promptly, at 5:00 p.m.


Wouldn’t you like to have a volunteer fundraising team like this?


Chronicle of Philanthropy says young adults are the key to fundraising. Volunteers give 10x more money than those who don’t volunteer, but 1 in 3 volunteers do not volunteer the next year.


You can change this. You can find and retain fundraising volunteers.


In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find, reach, motivate and retain volunteers that will help you fundraise.

  • How to create a compelling volunteer job description that gets results.

  • Example tasks volunteers can perform.

  • How to turn your board into fundraising superheroes.

  • How to use volunteers for a successful phone-a-thon.


Fundraising event checklist download

 

 

11. Using Advocacy to Raise More Money

 

December 5, 1:00 PM

 

The election is over—now what? With so much focus on Nov. 6, are you ready for what comes next? Do you have a plan for how you will reach out to new and returning lawmakers-- and use this energy to raise more money?


Bethany Snyder is an advocacy expert and has been advising on, developing, and implementing advocacy strategies for over 20 years. She has been a grassroots advocacy director, a lobbyist, and a US Senate staffer and will share her expertise so you can better advocate for your mission and strengthen your organization.


Topics will include:

  • Busting Advocacy Myths

  • How Advocacy Improves Fundraising

  • Engaging Your Board of Directors and Leaders in Advocacy

  • Using Advocacy to Fundraise

 

 

12. Fundraising Forecast 2020

 

December 5, 1:00 PM

 

If you’ve been wondering what cultural, economic and political changes will impact your organization’s fundraising growth over the next 18 months, you’ll want to join Aly Sterling for her 2020 Giving Forecast. Become part of the conversation with Aly as she explores significant shifts that are shaping how we give and how our nonprofits need to adjust to stand out within a more competitive and sophisticated marketplace. In addition to sharing results from this year’s Giving USA research, Aly will discuss topics including de-mystifying donor-advised funds, the power and permanence of cause marketing, creating a new language for asking, and how to respond to protest giving.

 

 

13. 5 Giving Trends For Nonprofits to Watch For in 2019

 

December 5, 2:00 PM

 

It may be hard to believe, but 2018 is coming to a close. As this year winds down, we’re beginning to examine what the new year has in store—and how nonprofits will continue to adapt.


We know that first-time donor churn is still too high, recruiting new supporters is hard work, and the giving landscape is more fragmented than ever, forcing the social sector to stay nimble.


What will change in 2019, or what will we see more of?


To help us answer that question, we’ve invited the data science team at Classy to share five key trends they predict will impact nonprofits next year.


In this webinar we'll discuss:


  • The impact of the new tax laws and their exacerbation of giving inequality. What happens as more and more giving is driven by a small portion of the population?

  • The actual value of recurring donors (hint, it’s more than just a monthly gift!). Learn why these supporters are highly engaged and what drives them further.

  • How social platforms like Facebook are increasing donor acquisition opportunities, but making it harder for nonprofits to develop sustainable relationships with supporters, and the consequences of this.

  • Why donors are giving first to social causes over organizations and how understanding the news cycle and branding is increasingly more important.  

  • Why personalization works. Nonprofits dedicated to cultivating highly personalized digital experiences for their donors will see the financial returns they’re looking for.


 

14. Introduction to Corporate Giving

 

December 5, 2:00 PM

 

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

 

15. Fundraising For Small Nonprofits

 

December 6, 1:00 PM

 

Fundraising in small organizations can be crazy-making. It can be demoralizing to hear “XYZ large organization just hosted a million dollar gala. I think we should try host a gala too”. Or maybe it’s the dreaded “I’ve never heard of your organization”. It’s tough to be a small nonprofit where it feels like the large ones have all the advantages. How can you compete?


Add to that the many hats you wear and the immense time pressures. Who can fit fundraising in? There is never enough time in the day to do what we want to accomplish, and half the time it feels like our time is sucked up by the things that really don't matter or that don't get us results. Enough of that!


In this webinar, Cindy Wagman, President and CEO of The Good Partnership will show you how you can leverage unique opportunities of being a small nonprofit so you can stop “competing” and start raising more money.

 

 

16. 70/20/10 Talent Development

 

December 6, 1:00 PM

 

The end of the year is a time for nonprofit leaders to reflect on the last 12 months—how are our programs doing? How are our people? Are we ready for the year ahead? A big part of this is talent development—and specifically, identifying opportunities that will help your staff build leadership skills over the coming year. But, how do you do this effectively?


The 70/20/10 approach to talent development weaves leadership development into your organization's everyday activities. This affordable but powerful way of building your employees’ skills and capabilities consists of 70 percent on-the-job learning, 20 percent coaching and mentoring, and 10 percent training.


Join us for a free webinar where you will learn more about the 70/20/10 approach and how it can help meet your future leadership needs; see examples of it in action; and receive templates for use at your organization.

 

 

17. Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements

 

December 6, 1:00 PM

 

With more organizations chasing scarcer funds, funders are choosing to invest their resources into projects that exhibit higher levels of community collaboration. For non-profits that operate in “survival mode,” it’s often a challenge to view similar community organizations as anything other than a competitor vying for the same pots of funding. It is critical that each organization evaluate their mission in light of their community needs and available resources.

 

This webinar will focus on fundamental concepts of understanding, developing, and maintaining strategic partnerships that will ensure long-term organizational success.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Establish an understanding of collaborations versus partnerships

  • Learn how to establish organizational needs before reaching out to potential partners

  • Identify mutually beneficial partnerships versus those that consume resources

  • Outline partnership agreements for community or grant writing purposes

  • Learn effective methods to develop and maintain strategic partnerships

 

18. Start Your 2019 Grant Strategy Off Right

 

December 6, 1:00 PM

 

As the calendar year begins to wind down and you think about the new year, are you also thinking about how to strengthen your grant seeking strategy in the upcoming year?


Starting your year off with a strong plan and clear goals in place will ensure that you secure the funding necessary to achieve your goals for grant revenue.


Participating in “Start Your 2019 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2018 and how to set goals for 2019 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.


What You Will Learn from this Live Webinar:

  • How to define your success in current year beyond dollars awarded

  • How to set goals for your success in the upcoming year to include measurements beyond dollars awarded

  • How to engage your colleagues in being ready for the upcoming year


This Webinar is Perfect For You If…

  • You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking

  • You are working to be more proactive in your grant seeking

  • You are looking to increase your success percentage and craft more competitive grant applications.

 

 

19. Google Ad Grants 101

 

December 6, 1:00 PM

 

Have you heard of Google’s Ad Grant program, where they give $10,000 a month in free advertising to nonprofits?

Join us for a crash course on how Google Ad Grants can benefit your nonprofit by bringing thousands of new visitors to your website, every month.

Ads Certified Consultant Jason Jensen will also cover the enrollment process, what goes in to a successful Ads campaign, and a special offer for a service to maximize the value of your Ad Grant.

Attendees will learn:

  • What Google Ad Grants is

  • How Google Ads can benefit their nonprofit

  • Real examples of how other nonprofits used it effectively

  • How to ensure your application is accepted

  • What a successful Ads campaign needs

  • Details about a management service to save you time and maximize your Ad Grant


We’ll also include an extra long Q&A portion, and provide “Ad Grants Cheat Sheets” to live attendees so no question goes unanswered.

If you’ve ever wished for a silver bullet to reach thousands of supporters, grow your email list, or attract more donors, this webinar is for you! 

 

 

20. Measuring Impact with Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Louisiana

 

December 6, 2:00 PM

 

Join Michael Tipton and Lauren Fowler from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as they review how their foundation engages third parties, community partners, internal teams, and grantees to collect and verify the data needed to measure their impact. Learn outcomes measurement best practices you can apply at your organization, such as:

 

Participate in knowledge sharing—it isn’t enough to just collect and analyze your data. Share those results so communities can learn from one another!

 

Zero in on what matters—where can your work have the most meaning? Set your finite resources on those areas, and use data to ensure that you’re achieving your desired goals.

 

Look at the big picture—don’t limit your evaluation of grantees to whether they’re accomplishing specific, quantitative goals. With your help, are they affecting lives?

 

 

21. Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

 

December 6, 2:00 PM  

 

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.


 

22. How to Build a Fundraising Board

 

December 6, 2:00 PM

 

Today more than ever, nonprofit boards are expected to raise significant amounts of money. The Curtis Group’s extensive work with nonprofits has provided us the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of nonprofit boards of different sizes and levels of experience. This webinar with Victoria Dietz will bring that experience to the table and help participants better understand:

  • The key traits to look for in potential board members

  • The board’s role in major gift fundraising

  • How to orient the board and prepare them for their role in fundraising

  • The importance of board leadership and why it is essential to successful fundraising

 

23. Motivate Monday

 

December 10, 1:00 PM

 

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

 

24. How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising

 

December 11, 1:00 PM

As a nonprofit, have you ever wanted a six-figure marketing budget without the six-figure price tag?

Google Grants gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. If you think it would be valuable for your nonprofit to be listed at the top of the search results, this webinar is for you!

 

During this information-packed webinar, Simon Choy, founder of ConnectAd - who manages over $2M in annual Google Grants funding - will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the actual process of applying for the grant.

 

Simon will also highlight a few best practices and inside tips when using Google Grants and tell you about a professional service that is proven to help nonprofits effectively maximize the value of their Ad Grant.

Attendees can expect to learn:

Informational

  • What is Google Ad Grants?

  • How do Google Ads work?

  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?

  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.

 

Instructional

 

  • 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 provide an amazing ROI.

Nonprofits big and small have a lot to gain from Google Grants, and we’ve been told by many organizations that it’s like leaving free money on the table when they don’t take advantage of the opportunity. Donors, volunteers, and supporters alike who use Google to search online can now be reached and engaged using your Google ads, and Google Grants can be used to tackle marketing problems such as raising awareness, growing online donations, building email lists, increasing volunteer registration, selling event tickets and much more.

 

25. Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

December 11, 2:00 PM

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.

 

26. A Journey of Inspired Philanthropy at Sharp HealthCare

 

December 11, 3:00 PM

 

Healthcare peers, this one is for you! Sharp HealthCare is San Diego’s largest healthcare provider and largest private employer; and supported by three charitable foundations. Sharp, over a six-year period, raised $101,735,886, surpassing the $100,000,000 goal. It was a campaign with no feasibility study, no formal organization, no lead gifts, no quiet phase; it was driven by The Sharp Experience and a visionary strategic plan--and ultimately the support of 25,000 contributors. This Flash Class, presented by Bill Littlejohn, will be a “lightning round” of topics including:

  • The impact of a comprehensive campaign

  • Aligning the philanthropy program and campaign with vision

  • Choosing not to conduct a feasibility study or organize a “traditional” campaign

  • The evolving role of Board directors and other volunteers during the campaign

  • Donor acquisition and renewal to build the INSPIRE pipeline

  • Collateral development in a comprehensive campaign

  • Communication and stewardship in a new era of digital and social media

 

 

27. Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

 

December 12, 10:30 AM

 

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

 

28. Writing a Powerful Case for Support

 

December 12, 1:00 PM

 

"Why should I give you my hard-earned money?" Answer this question well, and you'll never be short of funds. Answer it poorly, and fundraising becomes an uphill battle. Most nonprofits suffer from what the best-selling business book, Made to Stick, rightly calls the "curse of knowledge." This shortcoming - and a common lack of donor-centricity - seriously undermine the effectiveness of many (maybe even most) donor communications... from the humble elevator speech (an overrated exercise) to direct mail appeals to websites to stewardship materials like "gratitude reports" all the way up to capital campaign case statements. In this revealing session, one of North America's most experienced case writers shares his secrets for properly selling your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings, renovations, and bright ideas.


 

29. 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

 

December 12, 2:30 PM

 

There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses, including:

  • The 5 types of nonprofit emails.

  • The anatomy of an email marketing campaign.

  • 6 email marketing mistakes to avoid.

  • 5 secrets of email marketing geniuses.


 

30. Mega Donors: Find them – Cultivate Them – Keep Them

 

December 12, 3:00 PM

 

More than likely, mega donors are already donors to your organization right now, you just don’t know it yet. What does it take to identify those who are interested, or could become even more interested, in making a significant investment in your organization? And once you know who they are, how do you go about building deep, mutually-beneficial relationships that allow mega donors to become part of the solution?


The time to answer these questions is now, before the next potential $10 million or $100 million donor walks through your doors. Leveraging nearly 40 years in philanthropy and fundraising, Bob Carter will guide participants through a methodical, donor-centered approach to position your organization for the future. Ensure you are ready for mega donors by learning from one of the best in our profession.

 

 

31. Unlocking the Mystery of Donor Retention with Barbara O’Reilly

 

December 13, 1:00 PM

 

Did you know that on average, nonprofits lose more than 60% of their donors each and every year? This donor churn creates unnecessary work and is not cost effective for nonprofits, especially those with limited capacity. In particular, we know that your next major donors are probably right under your nose and you don’t know it.


So, just what can an organization do to increase the loyalty of its donors? Join Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, as we discuss how to unlock the mystery of donor retention by learning about:

  • What matters to donors and how that affects their giving decisions.

  • How to build a fundraising strategy that focuses on increasing donor retention.

  • Learn ways to create greater engagement with your current donors so they are inspired to increase their giving.

 

32. Data Enrichment 101: Best Practices to Optimize Your Donor Database

 

December 13, 1:00 PM

 

Your database is a gold mine of insight. It can help you understand your constituents, connect with them in meaningful ways, and optimize your fundraising programs.

Join us for this one-hour webinar, where you'll get tips and best practices for evaluating data hygiene, implementing a data clean-up plan, and performing regular database maintenance. With a comprehensive data clean-up plan in place, you'll be well on your way to joining the thousands of nonprofits that use data effectively to optimize their fundraising programs.

 


33. Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement

 

December 13, 2:00 PM

 

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.


 

34. Finding Donations for the Auction Fundraiser

 

December 14, 12:00 PM 

 

The topic is one that we are asked over and over again: where do we find items for the auction fundraiser? 

We will answer this question and more-- so bring along your entire auction team to get inspired!  Share this invitation or gather as group, we are certain it will be worth your time.

 

Other topics covered will include: 

 
How and where do we find donations for the auction fundraiser?  
Where is the good stuff?
Who and when to ask?
What does a good procurement letter include?
Can we find donation online?
What about no-risk items?

 

35. Motivate Monday

 

December 17, 1:00 PM

 

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

 

This edition of Motivate Monday will feature Beth Kanter as our special guest.

 

 

36. How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign

 

December 18, 1:00 PM

 

If you build it, they will come - right? Not so in the fast-moving, noisy, and cluttered online landscape! Once you have designed an online fundraising campaign, how will you get people to pay attention? Simply sending out one or two emails is not enough!

 

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

 

Key Takeaways

  • How to use video in your online fundraising campaign

  • A Campaign Calendar you can adapt and use at your nonprofit

  • Several free and low-cost ways to promote your campaign

  • Examples from small and mid-sized nonprofits who have successfully raised money online

 

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37. How to Get the Dream Nonprofit Job You Deserve

 

December 18, 2:00 PM

 

Do you want to build a successful career in the nonprofit sector? If so, please join our free webinar on December 18 with nonprofit expert Mazarine Treyz to learn the steps successful nonprofit professionals follow to keep progressing in their career.

In this free webinar, you will learn:

  • How to create a compelling cover letter that gets results

  • How to answer (and ask) tough interview questions

  • The three conversations you must have with your boss to move up in the organization

  • How to successfully negotiate for a higher salary and get recognition for your accomplishments

 

38. 3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World

 

December 19, 2:00 PM

 

Over the past decade, fueled by new technologies, communications and business practices across all sectors have changed radically. The changes are shifting the way people conduct capital campaigns too. In this webinar, capital campaign masters Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt will explore new opportunities for creating more efficient and more successful capital campaigns.

 

You’ll learn:

  • Simple techniques to build real partnerships with your largest campaign donors.

  • How to get the most out of your capital campaign consultant

  • How to build a powerhouse volunteer team for your campaign

 

39. Hold the Phone: Mobile Marketing Tips for Each Generation

 

December 19, 4:00 PM

 

It’s no secret that people are attached to their phones—checking email, social media, texting, even making purchases. In fact, this year American adults are expected to spend an average of 3 hours, 23 minutes a day on non-voice mobile media. That’s up more than 1 hour from 2013.

 

You need an engaging mobile presence, period. This used to be a nice-to-have; now it’s a must-have. If you don’t, you’ll lose online visitors, loyal constituents and, ultimately, online donations.

Just what are people doing while staring at their screens all day? Tweeting? Reading? Donating? Chatting?? It largely depends on their generation and what their preferences are.


Join Molly Coke, Firespring’s vice president of sales and support services, for a webinar that explores:


  • 4 reasons you gotta look good on a smartphone.

  • How each generation responds to marketing and how you can optimize your efforts.

  • 5 tips for planning your mobile marketing strategy.

 

40. How to Create Great Donor Offers

 

December 20, 1:00 PM

 

You can have a great relationship with a donor, understand what their passion and interests are and STILL not be able to help your donor change the world…unless you have a great offer.

 

And, in order to have a great offer you need a clear understanding of the programs and projects of your organization that are making an impact on our world.

 

The greatest lament Veritus hears from major gift fundraisers is that they have “nothing to sell.” This leads to trying to convince major donors to support the organization’s operating fund.In today’s world you cannot inspire a donor to give a six, seven or eight figure gift for the general operating fund.

 

In this session Veritus will help you understand the process it takes to create an inspiring and effective offer that, when coupled with understanding your donor’s passion and interests, will result in a tremendous amount of joy…both for your organization and your donor.

You have inspiring offers…you just need to know how to craft one. In this session you come away knowing exactly how it’s done.

 

 

41. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

 

December 20, 2:00 PM

 

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

 

 

42. Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

 

December 21, 10:30 AM

 

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 us 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.

 

43. Developing Effective Dashboard and Key Performance Indicators

 

December 27, 11:30 AM

 

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 will cover the critical aspects of Effective Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators including:


Nonprofits are complex organizations that are built around mission and outcomes, which must be supported by the right revenue and expense models.


Dashboards are one way to simply communicate and give an overview of the organization by using a graphical summary of important information. It is an easy way for decision-makers to see where and whether the organization is on the planned financial path, and additionally can be used with funders and stakeholders to transparently show progress towards desired goals.


But a dashboard without metrics is useless to the organization, it is important to develop the associated metrics and constantly review to ensure you are measuring success for the organization.


A properly designed dashboard allows a nonprofit to monitor its effectiveness as evidenced by the financial health along with the impact of the programs and services provided.  Board and staff should develop strategy and goals to create dashboards with focused conversation and collaboration.


When you select the dashboard elements, you should understand the data you will track and how that data will influence decision making.  Questions to ask include: Are the metrics for the organization or function? Is the tool for the board, staff, or funders?


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 dashboards and key performance indicator development can be the difference between good and great performance.

 

And that's it, folks! If you know of any other free nonprofit webinars happening in December, please email me at mtatiana [at] wildapricot.com and I'll add them to the list.


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Tatiana Morand

Posted by Tatiana Morand

Published Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 11:59 AM

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