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49 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2019

Artie Shlykov 26 February 2019 2 comments

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

 

Keep your 2019 momentum strong by watching a few of the free nonprofit webinars happening in March - and learn how modern organizations maintain their tax-exempt status.

 

Topics this month include how to get the most out of your fundraiser, maximizing auction revenue, automated marketing, the best grant writing strategies, and finding volunteers for your cause.

 

Now, here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in March with times indicated in EST.

 

1. Boost Auction Fundraiser Income: spotlight on live & silent events

 

March 1, 12:00PM

 

So you want to run an auction fundraiser or have run one but are wondering can we do more with the event to REALLY increase the final donation amount?  In this webinar we will focus on maximizing the Silent & Live Auctions (in-person auction event).

 

Here is the agenda:

  • Practical advice and best practices to boost the final income- tips you can implement immediately

  • Purpose & expectations of running an auction fundraiser

  • Contrasting auction types

  • Adding in an hybrid components

  • Choosing & using a professional auctioneer

  • Team roles, timelines & checklists

  • Promoting the auction


2. Motivate Monday

 

March 4, 1:00PM

 

How are nonprofit professionals just like you jumpstarting their week with purpose? Motivate Monday’s guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the nonprofit sector, with participants ranging from Ken Burnett to Tom Ahern to Gail Perry to John Haydon to Kivi Leroux Miller to Jay Love to Joan Garry…and YOU.

 

Join us every Monday to:

  • Share your wins

  • Learn from a special guest

  • Close out with a Q&A session

 

3. Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

 

March 5, 10:30AM

 

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we will share real-world examples of landing pages that every nonprofit should have and what we have learned from studying the best practices of hundreds of nonprofits, including:

  • What landing pages are and why we should care.

  • The biggest landing page mistakes and how to avoid them.

  • How to build perfect landing pages.

  • 13 types of landing pages your organization should utilize.

 

4. Single Days of Service: Make 'em Work!

 

March 5, 2:00PM

 

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

 

5. Boost Auction Fundraiser Income: spotlight on live & silent events

March 6, 12:00PM

So you want to run an auction fundraiser or have run one but are wondering can we do more with the event to REALLY increase the final donation amount?  In this webinar we will focus on maximizing the Silent & Live Auctions (in-person auction event).

Here is the agenda:

  • Practical advice and best practices to boost the final income- tips you can implement immediately

  • Purpose & expectations of running an auction fundraiser

  • Contrasting auction types

  • Adding in an hybrid components

  • Choosing & using a professional auctioneer

  • Team roles, timelines & checklists

  • Promoting the auction

6. Monthly Giving Made Easy: The 7 Fundamentals

March 6, 1:00PM

Did you know ...

  • 100 monthly donors are worth an average of $24K a year?

  • Monthly donors give 2–4 times more than non-monthly recurring donors?

  • Monthly donors continue to give for at least 5–7 years, often longer?

  • Monthly donors are 7 times more likely to leave a nonprofit in their will?

  • That’s why it’s so important to nurture recurring monthly donor relationships.

 

This is an interactive webinar geared toward creating your nonprofit’s road map for monthly giving success. You have the tools—let us help you use them to the fullest.

 

Your Takeaways:

  • Get a complete road map to generate a monthly donor program.

  • Know the statistics to convince your boss and board it’s time to focus on monthly giving.

  • Learn best practices for recognizing, cultivating and treating monthly donors once acquired.

  • Be ready to prevent lapsing monthly donors.

 

7. Introduction to Corporate Giving

 

March 6, 2:00PM

 

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

 

8. How to Simplify Your Nonprofit’s Year-End Process

March 7, 1:00PM

In this webinar, Andrea Mitchell from Enkel Backoffice Solutions will discuss financial best practices for nonprofits, with a focus on how organizations can simplify their year-end process. Participants will learn the accounting fundamentals that nonprofits need to know, as well as details on tools and processes that can help to streamline your back-end processes.

During this webinar, you will receive insight into:

  • Does my organization need a Notice to Reader, Review Engagement, or Audit?

  • What do you need to provide to your year-end accountant?

  • How can I simplify this process?

  • What additional benefits can these tools offer?

 

9. The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

 

March 7, 2:00PM

 

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.

 

10. Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power

 

March 7, 2:00PM

 

How long will it take to for your organization to meet its mission, declare victory, and go out of business? Some nonprofits can envision success in a decade or two; others will continue for centuries. Will you be around for the victory party? If you’re not training the next generation of leaders, who will carry on?

 

In this workshop, we’ll discuss:

  • How organizations grow and change over time – and how leadership needs change as nonprofits grow

  • Why “just doing it yourself” is seldom the best choice

  • Short-term contingency plans vs. long-term transition plans (you need both)

  • Tangible tips for training and empowering others to lead

 

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the value of succession planning (and the risks of poor or non-existent transition plans)

  • Draft their own succession plans based on samples

  • Develop a toolbox of ways to empower a team -- staff, board, volunteers -- as part the transition process


11. How to Tell Stand Out Stories

 

March 8, 1:00PM

 

These days it can feel like you’re drowning in the sea of non-profit competition. Competition to get attention. Competition for donor dollars. Competition for awareness. And it’s exhausting to feel like you’re constantly competing.

 

Rather than continue to compete, let’s talk about how your non-profit can differentiate itself. Join me for our next FREE webinar where you’ll learn how translate your organization’s strengthens and differences into stories that stand out.

 

During this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s time to shift your mindset away from competing and what to do instead

  • How to identify what makes your organization different

  • Tips to captivate the hearts and minds of your audience through stories

  • Can't make the live webinar? The recording will be available to everyone who registers.

 

12. Motivate Monday

March 11, 1:00PM

How are nonprofit professionals just like you jumpstarting their week with purpose? Motivate Monday’s guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the nonprofit sector, with participants ranging from Ken Burnett to Tom Ahern to Gail Perry to John Haydon to Kivi Leroux Miller to Jay Love to Joan Garry…and YOU.

Join us every Monday to:

  • Share your wins

  • Learn from a special guest

  • Close out with a Q&A session

 

13. 10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

March 12, 1:00PM

Customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will highlight current trends in online fundraising. Online donations make up an average of 7-10% of a nonprofit’s annual budget, but that number will grow rapidly in the coming years. It’s crucial that your nonprofit knows the basics of a successful online fundraising campaign and has knowledge of emerging online fundraising trends in order to prepare for the future.

Topics include:

  • What to look for in an online fundraising platform

  • How to launch a monthly giving program

  • How to use social media to increase your online donations

  • How to launch a crowdfunding campaign

  • How to tap into the power of cause awareness and giving days

 

14. 3 Ways to Break Out of Silos and Be Your Best as a Marketing Team

 

March 12, 2:00PM

 

Marketing has become a complex field, with evolving technologies, fast-paced processes, and data that must be analyzed, interpreted, and shared so you can continuously optimize those processes for better results. Teams are looking to Marketing Operations to transform the way they’re working, while at the same time, the very nature of marketing work strategically changes. But when teams are using disconnected technology, workflows and processes, and are languishing in silos, it can be a struggle to get a handle on day-to-day tasks, much less optimizing and streamlining how work gets done.

 

In this webinar, Workfront will discuss three methods proven to help you master modern marketing work, and recommend the best ways to break out of silos that can slowly kill your marketing team’s effectiveness and ability to execute. In addition, you’ll learn:

  • How best to change the way you’re working to innovate

  • How to focus on automating process and improving the status quo

  • How to start seeing immediate benefits by focusing on three simple things

  • How to conquer disconnection and truly collaborate


15. #DonorLove: Forever and a Day

March 12, 2:00PM

Let’s explore the crucial connection between your annual fundraising program and your legacy program. We’ll share successful case studies and examples of #donorlove in action from Canada and around the world. You’ll learn how to find and share amazing stories that resonate with values and emotions and that will inspire your donors at every vital stage in your relationship.

You’ll leave with ideas you can implement tomorrow and strategies you can build into your brightest fundraising future! Takeaways will include insight into:

  • How your annual fundraising and legacy program are tied together

  • How #donorlove affects your donors' decision to make a legacy gift

  • Examples from real-life nonprofits

  • And more!

 

16. Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways

 

March 12, 2:00PM

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

17. Tips for Maximizing Your Fundraising in 2019 and Beyond

March 12, 2:00PM

You wear many hats at your organization, and your job is always evolving. That’s why you need to be as efficient as possible in everything you do. Pave the path to better fundraising today.

 

Hear from thought leader Joe Garecht as he discusses how to kickstart your fundraising efforts and grow your programs this year! Each month, you’ll get new strategies and tips to help you get inspired and move your mission forward.

 

18. Google Ad Grants 101

 

March 13, 1:00PM

 

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.

 

Presenter Jason Jensen, a Google Ads Certified Consultant, will also cover how to get started, what’s necessary to be successful, and a special offer for The Digital Nonprofit’s Ad Grants management service.

 

If you attend, you’ll learn:

  • What Google Ad Grants is

  • How Google Ads works

  • How Google Ads can benefit your nonprofit

  • Real examples of how other nonprofits used it effectively

  • How to get started successfully

  • The costs & benefits of hiring someone to manage your grant

  • We’ll also include an extra long Q&A portion 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!

 

19. How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

March 13, 1:00PM

One of the biggest trends in 2019 will continue to be automated multi-channel marketing. Marketers have become accustomed to integrating their online efforts, but integrating with offline tactics like print will become the norm. It’s the art of taking creative marketing ideas, building them into data-driven, multi-channel marketing campaigns and launching them in one integrated platform.

 

20. Getting Ready for Digital Fundraising: Building a Foundation for Success

March 13, 1:00PM

Lots of new and growing organizations are ready to start asking for online donations. Staff and leadership know they need to move beyond a passive strategy with a ‘Donate’ button to strategic goals that include growing their base, engaging the audience, and raising support across digital channels. But to ensure long term success, and speed up the ROI, there are activities that need to happen before the first campaign is launched.

For a twist on the usual advice, join Danielle Johnson-Vermenton to learn what your organization needs to do before launching a digital fundraising and marketing program. She will explain the ‘why’ of each component, for example, why does an organization need a SOP for acknowledging and stewarding donations, and what’s needed in your CRM and online solution and why.

 

Come for the practical advice and leave with a list of action steps that you can implement to prepare your organization for a successful digital fundraising program.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify and explain what components are needed to prepare for a digital fundraising program

  • Evaluate your organization’s readiness for launching a digital fundraising program

  • Formulate a plan that will build your organization’s capacity to successfully launch a digital program

 

21. Google Ad Grants 101

March 13, 1:00PM

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.

Presenter Jason Jensen, a Google Ads Certified Consultant, will also cover how to get started, what’s necessary to be successful, and a special offer for The Digital Nonprofit’s Ad Grants management service.

If you attend, you’ll learn:

  • What Google Ad Grants is

  • How Google Ads works

  • How Google Ads can benefit your nonprofit

  • Real examples of how other nonprofits used it effectively

  • How to get started successfully

  • The costs & benefits of hiring someone to manage your grant

  • We’ll also include an extra long Q&A portion 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!


22. Introduction to Fundraising Planning

 

March 13, 2:00PM

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


23. Recruitment on a Mission: How Nonprofits Can Attract & Retain Today’s Talent

March 13, 2:00PM

Millennials are currently the largest generation in the workforce, with generation Z earning their degrees and entering the job market hot on their heels. With for-profit companies and organizations of all sizes clamoring for a record low number of available workers, small and medium size nonprofits need to know how they can compete. Armed with insights into key areas of opportunity, mission-driven organizations can not only stand shoulder-to-shoulder with larger and for-profit organizations but also even excel in attracting the next generation of discerning workers!

 

Join us for an interactive webinar with Linda Santinoceto, National Vice President, Nonprofit, for TriNet and Dina Rulli, Vice President, People Operations, at Classy. Drawing upon Linda and Dina’s real-world experience of helping to grow sustainable, purpose-driven organizations that engages employees of multiple generations, attendees will leave the webinar with more information on:

  • How their mission can serve their recruitment efforts

  • How nonprofit organizations can stand apart from the competition—without breaking the bank—to make their company attractive to multiple generations, including millennials and generation Z


24. 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops)

 

March 13, 3:00PM

 

This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. Register today!

 

If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! Join us to learn 7 basic steps for connecting your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift.

 

In this free nonprofit webinar, you will learn:

  • How to define a major gift for your organization

  • What 5 elements to have in place before starting a major gifts program

  • What your fundraising goal tells you about prospects

  • How to find major gift prospects to support your mission

  • How to build donor relationships that lead to big gifts

  • What you must do when planning a successful Ask visit

  • The best ways to thank your donors so they keep on giving

This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. Register today!

25. How to Get Outside Your Fundraising Box

March 14, 12:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on fundraising innovation. The session will explain the need for innovation in any fundraising program, review four case studies of big fundraising risks that paid off and then provide a framework for adding innovation to your development program.

26. How to Find, Train, Keep or Be an Awesome Treasurer

March 14, 1:00PM

Popular CharityVillage webinar presenter Gordon Holley, from Humanity Financial, returns with another free finance webinar - this time focusing on the role of the treasurer. Specifically speaking to small to mid-sized charities, Gordon will introduce you to where and how to find awesome treasurers, outline what ideal qualities you should look for in treasurer candidates, and will suggest training materials for those interested in or currently serving on a board of directors.

By the end of this webinar, you will learn:

  • Standard financial governance roles and responsibilities for boards of charities and not-for-profit organizations

  • Standard financial positions and responsibilities in charities and not-for-profit organizations, including the treasurer

  • How and where to find awesome treasurers

  • Ideal qualifications for treasurers

  • Training materials and resources for treasurers

 

27. Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-based Volunteers

March 14, 2:00PM

Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

 

28. How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees

 

March 14, 3:00PM

 

Do you know what most  super successful events have in common? It’s their rock star event committees!

 

It’s a fact - committees can help with almost every aspect of fundraising events, including getting auction donations, soliciting sponsorships and selling tickets. What’s not to love about a group of volunteers working as a team to make sure your organization’s event is profitable!?!

This free 60-minute webinar will take you through the process of identifying candidates for your chair position, discuss how to recruit committee members, and show you how to effectively manage your team and maximize the resources they bring to your event.

In this 60-minute FREE webinar you’ll learn…

  • The Queen Bee Theory of Event Committees

  • How your event committee is similar to a Bee Hive

  • How to identify and recruit effective committees

  • How to find and properly recruit your Queen Bees

  • How to identify and recruit your Worker Bees

  • How to turn your committee into a team

  • How to Be an Effective Committee Leader

  • How to use Organization, Communication & Appreciation for effective leadership

  • How efficiently run your committee meetings

  • How to use the right words when the wrong ideas pop up

  • How to Find the Hidden Assets in Your Committee

  • How to help committee members identify  assets they can bring to your event

  • How to give your committee the proper mindset to Ask

  • How to Manage Committee Issues and Interpersonal Committee Problems

  • How to identify and manage problematic personalities

  • How to deal with troublesome committee situations

29. Motivate Monday

 

March 18, 1:00PM

 

How are nonprofit professionals just like you jumpstarting their week with purpose? Motivate Monday’s guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the nonprofit sector, with participants ranging from Ken Burnett to Tom Ahern to Gail Perry to John Haydon to Kivi Leroux Miller to Jay Love to Joan Garry…and YOU.

 

Join us every Monday to:

  • Share your wins

  • Learn from a special guest

  • Close out with a Q&A session

 

30. How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success

March 18, 1:00PM

The rise in popularity of social media channels over the past decade has fundamentally changed how we connect with one another, how we discover news, and how we consume and share information that matters.

Now, it's easier than ever before to maintain relationships, to watch your loved ones celebrate milestones, and to advocate and rally around the causes about which you care deeply.

 

So how has this monumental shift in communications affected our role as fundraisers and nonprofit leaders? How can we leverage the power and potential of social media to not only “connect”, but also to actively raise funds for our causes and to cultivate relationships with our donors?

 

In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will dive into these important questions and you will learn how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

 

During this Free Live Nonprofit Webinar we will cover:

  • The ways in which social media has dramatically changed nonprofit fundraising

  • A brief overview of Facebook Fundraising and YouTube Giving Tools  

  • 5 types of content that nonprofits can share on social media

  • 3 sample metrics to measure the ROI of your social media efforts

 

31. Surviving a Nonprofit Rebrand (and Living to Tell the Tale)

March 19, 1:00PM

Rebranding can include changing assets, reshaping culture, and building buy-in. Doing it well involves getting the right people involved, getting real about what it will take, and super effective project management.

 

This webinar will map out how to plan and manage rebranding so yours has the best chance of success. We'll talk about essential roles, timing, and more.

 

32. 5 Steps to Getting Larger Gifts

 

March 19, 1:00PM

 

We've invited the designer of Fundraising the SMART Way, Ellen Bristol to give us a free one-hour webinar to show how to apply the SMART Way approach to your fundraising for larger gifts.

 

In this webinar you will learn: An inexpensive way to find which of your current donors has large giving capacity and a simple 5 step process to tracking large-gift progress.

 

33. The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

March 20, 10:30AM

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.

  • 4 ways to promote your blog.

  • Tips for measuring your blog’s performance.

 

34. Introduction to Finding Grants

March 20, 2:00PM

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.

 

35. Managing Risk & Opportunity for Greater Impact

 

March 21, 1:00PM

 

Much has been written about the growing importance of managing uncertainty to protect and enhance organizational value. Some will wonder, however, what managing the downside and upside of risk or uncertainty looks like. Others may wonder what the process and role of a risk management practitioner entails, and some will ponder over the key steps needed to shift from theory to practice. Monica Merrifield is an internationally recognized strategic risk executive who will share practical approaches, techniques and tools to build risk management capabilities in your organization. Join us for this timely session to gain insights on how to navigate uncertainty with success, while achieving the impact we desire for our communities.


36. 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

 

March 21, 2:30PM

 

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.

 

37. Motivate Monday

March 25, 1:00PM

How are nonprofit professionals just like you jumpstarting their week with purpose? Motivate Monday’s guest list reads like a “Who’s Who” of the nonprofit sector, with participants ranging from Ken Burnett to Tom Ahern to Gail Perry to John Haydon to Kivi Leroux Miller to Jay Love to Joan Garry…and YOU.

Join us every Monday to:

  • Share your wins

  • Learn from a special guest

  • Close out with a Q&A session

38. Everything We Know About Fundraising Is (Mostly) Wrong

March 25, 1:00PM

We often hear about concepts like the fundraising pyramid, donor prospecting, or the funnel approach to donor cultivation. But do these philosophical beliefs match up with reality? Join Steve MacLaughlin, vice president of data and analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits, as he explores if what we think we know about fundraising is really true. This session will explore some of the most common myths about fundraising and how nonprofits can adjust to the new normal in giving.

 

39. Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions

March 26, 2:00PM

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.

40. Skills for Overcoming Burnout

March 26, 2:00PM

Too often, the fire that fuels those of us working in the social sector ends up becoming the fire that burns us out. Across the nonprofit world, organizations are perpetuating unhealthy work cultures, getting mired in conflict and divisions, and struggling to respond to systemic issues proactively instead of reactively. Nonprofit staff often end up feeling anxiety and hopelessness, working ineffectively in their teams, and traveling on the path to burnout. This live, online training will enable you to cultivate resilience-based practices in your own lives and in your organizations, to create a culture of sustainable activism. In the session, you will be guided through an assessment of your individual, team, and organizational resilience. You will learn how to develop effective methods of self and collective care, understand how stress and trauma impact individuals and teams, and learn strategies to cultivate stronger team communication to address conflicts and resolve tensions.

Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify and address the causes and impacts of stress and burnout for yourself and your organization

  • Evaluate your communication and conflict styles

  • Explain how team dynamics are affected by stress

  • Assess areas in which you and your organization can implement more resilient practices and select the relevant practices to apply


41. Introduction to Proposal Writing

March 27, 2:00PM

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)

42. Ready for the Redesign: Best Practices for Nonprofit Website Redesigns in 2019

March 28, 11:00AM

Launch a successful website redesign project by incorporating the features and strategies that will make the most difference for your nonprofit website in 2019. In this training, you’ll learn about 10 important strategies, along with explanations and examples of each, that you can and should include in your next website. Bring your questions to this interactive training session taught by nonprofit website expert Yesenia Sotelo.

 

This training is especially created for nonprofit communications, fundraising and executive professionals who are planning a website redesign project within the next 12 months. The materials are appropriate for organizations of any size, focus area, website budget and technology capacity.

 

43. Measuring Success: How to Evaluate your Volunteer Program

March 28, 2:00PM

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.

44. Managing Risk & Opportunity for Greater Impact

March 21, 1:00PM

Much has been written about the growing importance of managing uncertainty to protect and enhance organizational value. Some will wonder, however, what managing the downside and upside of risk or uncertainty looks like. Others may wonder what the process and role of a risk management practitioner entails, and some will ponder over the key steps needed to shift from theory to practice. Monica Merrifield is an internationally recognized strategic risk executive who will share practical approaches, techniques and tools to build risk management capabilities in your organization. Join us for this timely session to gain insights on how to navigate uncertainty with success, while achieving the impact we desire for our communities.

By attending this webinar, you will:

  • Obtain a deeper understanding of risk and opportunity, and why actively managing uncertainty matters more today.

  • Learn what managing risk and embedding risk thinking means for social sector leaders.

  • Gain insights that will help you navigate the upside and downside with success in your organization.

 

45. 3 Ways Organizations Maintain Their Tax-Exempt Status

 

March 26, 2:00PM

 

Does your organization have an effective leadership transition plan in place? Are your newly elected leaders prepared to handle important tax compliance needs? In this webinar, you will get expert tips on how organizations maintain their tax-exempt status. Please note that this webinar uses US tax forms

 

In this free webinar, Terry will show you:

  • What your treasurer needs to know about 990 Forms

  • What forms you may be required to file and when

  • Information required to file 990s

 

46. So You’re Thinking of Planning a Capital Campaign? An Introduction to the First Steps

March 27, 11:00AM

Many organizations consider a Capital Campaign, but don’t know where to begin. This free, 45 minute webinar hosted by Diane M. Carlson, Chairman of Catapult Fundraising, will discuss what to do and where to begin when planning for your Capital Campaign.

This webinar will discuss the importance of a feasibility study, setting an appropriate Campaign dollar goal, building a gift chart, and determining a Campaign timeline that will work best for your institution.

47. Overlooked Benefits of Outsourcing Nonprofit Accounting

 

March 27, 11:30AM

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 go.

48. What's My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member?

 

March 27, 1:00PM

You’re at the table – now what? Learn to participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and knowledge about your role as a board member. We’ll cover board responsibilities and how you can be a strong resource for a nonprofit organization.

 

49. 3 Ways to STAND OUT and Win the Grant!

 

March 28, 2:00PM

 

Nonprofits are constantly faced with the challenge of finding and receiving grants. However, most grant proposals end up being rejected.

 

One of the main reasons nonprofits skip the important opportunity to apply for grants is the concern about the time required to prepare grant proposals...and the competitive nature of grants.

 

Learning objectives:

  • The #1 strategy EVERY nonprofit MUST use in order to get funding.

  • How your nonprofit can stand out from the competition so they are eager to fund you!

  • A CRITICAL step overlooked by most nonprofits when writing grant proposals.

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

Artie Shlykov

Posted by Artie Shlykov

Published Tuesday, 26 February 2019 at 4:22 PM

Comments

  • Julia Mia said:

    Thursday, 07 March 2019 at 3:52 AM
    Thanks For this blog. This very helpful.
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Thursday, 07 March 2019 at 9:18 AM
    Thanks Julia! Glad you enjoyed.

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