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41 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2019

Artie Shlykov 26 March 2019 0 comments

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

 

Spring is here! Start it the right way by learning something new from our list of free nonprofit webinars the internet has to offer. While you're at it, why not learn the 3 keys to growing your organization with content directly from Wild Apricot's own Tatiana Morand?

 

Topics this month include how to build relationships using content, legal advice for nonprofit websites, convincing your board to fundraise, Google Ad grant help, and more!

 

Without further ado, here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in April with times indicated in EST.

 

1. Flash Class: The Intranet Evolution Revolution

 

April 2, 3:00PM

 

Is your intranet an essential portal for communication, collaboration, and integration? That was the question we recently asked ourselves at Caltech. In this webinar, you will hear about best practices and lessons learned in designing, launching, maintaining, and improving an effective staff intranet from Mark Longo and Anna Pruszynska-Garcia. Join us on our journey of intranet evolution--from concept, through growing pains of the first iteration, and ultimately, to the new, central platform that ignited a revolution in the way we work.

 

2. Introduction to Project Budgets

 

April 3, 2:00PM

 

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

 

3. Robotic Process Automation: What It Means for Your Organization

 

April 3, 2:00PM

 

The concept of robots replacing the human workforce is controversial. But, as digital transformation continues to impact business performance across the globe, cutting-edge technologies are allowing employees to focus on value-added activities instead of mundane tasks.

 

With the introduction of robotic process automation (RPA), a technology that automates repetitive processes, organizations are driving more revenue, increasing margins, and controlling expenses. Join our panel discussion with Blackbaud CFO Tony Boor as we discuss how your institution can adopt this technology today and how it’s impacting our own business processes.

 

4. How to Write Your First Grant

 

April 3, 2:00PM

 

You’ve been tasked with writing your first grant proposal for your organization, and you have no idea where to start.

 

What information goes in which section? Are you using enough data? How much money should you ask for?

 

If you’re new to grant writing, the process can seem convoluted, overwhelming, and stressful. We know the feeling! At Elevate we’ve worked with over 100 nonprofit organizations to win millions of dollars for their programs, and we’ve learned a thing or two about what constitutes a winning grant (and the mistakes to avoid).

 

In this FREE one-hour webinar, we’ll walk you through basic do’s and don’ts to help you write your first grant with confidence.

 

By the end of this webinar, you’ll understand:

  • The different types of grants you can apply for, and the pros and cons of each;

  • The anatomy of a grant proposal, and what information to include in each section;

  • How to tell a compelling story in your proposal that gets funders’ attention; and

  • The #1 thing most new grant writers forget to do before they submit a grant.

 

This free training is ideal for anyone new to fundraising and grant writing for nonprofits. It’s also helpful for grant writing professionals looking for a refresher, volunteer grant reviewers, anyone interested in exploring a career in grant writing, and those interested in learning a marketable fundraising skill.


5. How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications

 

April 4, 1:00PM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Key Takeaways From This FREE Nonprofit Webinar:

  • How to make your application stand out in an impersonal online process

  • How to grab your reviewer’s attention

  • How to use character and word counts to your advantage

  • How to create a consistent story across all your application components

 

This FREE Nonprofit Webinar is Perfect For You If…

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

  • You want to increase your success percentage of funded grant applications

  • You want to craft more competitive grant applications.

 

6. Relationship Building Content: How to strategically use the right content to build donor relationships

 

April 4, 1:00PM

 

Asking is just one part of a successful fundraising program. The other part -- the big part -- is the relationship building that happens through cultivation and stewardship. If you work with annual level donors, much of this relationship building happens through the content you send to your donors.

 

The question is -- is that content actually doing its job to help you build relationships?

 

Join Vanessa Chase Lockshin for this upcoming webinar to explore what outstanding relationship building content looks like and how your organization can step up its game.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn during this webinar:

  • The essential role content plays in annual level giving

  • What types of content to use to support relationship building with donors

  • Live Q&A

 

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

 

7. Decent Work for Women Working in Ontario’s Nonprofit Sector

 

April 4, 1:00PM

 

In this webinar, the Ontario Nonprofit Network’s decent work for women Project Lead Pamela Uppal will share key findings from their recent reports, the 10 solutions ONN is working on - with particular emphasis on new maternity top-ups and compensation tools, and ways for women workers and nonprofit employers to join the decent work for women movement.

 

While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren't able to connect to the live session, rest assured you'll get the full recording by email the following day.

 

8. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

 

April 4, 2:00PM

 

Do you sometimes feel that your membership is like a leaky boat?

Every time you look at your database, you notice a few members have left?

 

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Get your members to renew on their own, so you don’t have to chase them

  • Automate your new member onboarding process and save hours each week

  • Quickly identify who is about to leave, and what you can do to keep them

 

9. Swiping Right: Courting Your New Donors

 

April 9, 1:00PM

 

Organizations are often so focused on spreading awareness of their missions and acquiring new supporters that they fail to implement a comprehensive game plan for their newly acquired email addresses.

 

During this webinar, Tammy Radencic, senior consultant at Blackbaud, will show you how to court constituents for the long haul by forming a pipeline of support for newly acquired donors and creating a welcome series to further engage them. Join us to learn how to convert your newest donors into lifelong supporters.

 

10. How to Get Your Board Members to Raise Money in Only 15 Minutes Per Month

 

April 9, 2:00PM

 

Do you ever wish your board members helped with fundraising? Join Amy Eisenstein as she shares simple strategies to engage your board members in only fifteen minutes per month. Whether you need board members to help raising major gifts, or with a capital campaign, this session will help you engage your board members every step of the way.

 

On this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Strategies to engage board members in fundraising at every board meeting

  • Techniques to keep your fundraising requests (of board members) simple and manageable

  • How to prepare a calendar of board training exercises and discussion items

  • Ways to motivate board members with empowering tools and reduce their fear of fundraising

 

11. Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends

 

April 9, 2:00PM

 

You work hard and wear a lot of hats-with no time to buy the matching shoes. Changing the world can be stressful work. We’d like to help lighten your workload and preserve your sanity. Go beyond the basics and take a deep dive into digital trends with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier. You’ll learn:

 

How to use the latest in marketing automation to engage your donors.

  • How to convert supporters with powerful landing pages.

  • The key fundamentals to a website that works harder than a brochure site.

  • What you need to consider regarding accessibility.

 

12. Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity

 

April 9, 2:00PM

 

Foundations and nonprofits  alike often struggle to communicate effectively about the importance of racial equity in their work. That task has become even more difficult in the current political and social environment in the United States, which is often dominated by division, polarization, and fear. Having the skills to persuade skeptical audiences and activate existing supporters is increasingly necessary for the successful delivery of any organization's mission. Additionally, it is critical to understand the role of different media platforms for reaching and moving disparate audiences. Fortunately, research and experience from around the country point to clear lessons for communicating successfully about equity and promoting positive solutions.

 

In this presentation called, “Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity,” Alan Jenkins of The Opportunity Agenda will share best practices and new approaches proven to advance equity across issues and communities. He will also share the results of new public opinion and media research, highlight relevant case studies, and offer practical tips designed for donors and nonprofits.

 

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

  • Obtain useful information on choosing and maximizing digital platforms is its own topic that would require a separate presentation.

  • Promote racial equity within your organization

  • Advocate for racial equity with external stakeholders

  • Apply best practices for communicating issues through a racial equity lens

 

13. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

 

April 9, 2:00PM

 

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

 

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

 

What You'll Learn:

  • The trends that are influencing volunteer engagement and what that means for your program.

  • How to create volunteer opportunities that match what volunteers are looking for now.

  • How to take advantage of "word of mouth" recruitment by understanding what types of volunteers are right for your program.

  • The role that social media can play in engaging the volunteer of the future.

 

Who Should Attend:

  • VolunteerMatch nonprofit account members

  • Nonprofit volunteer managers

  • Anyone interested in learning more about recruiting and engaging volunteers

 

14. How to Add SMS to Your Email Fundraising Efforts

 

April 9, 2:00PM

 

Integrating SMS to your email outreach can get you:

  • 99% open rate

  • 32% response rate &

  • more than 10X the engagement over regular emails!

 

Don't you want that for your campaigns?

 

If yes, then this session is for you! We'll show you how to integrate email and SMS the right way. We’ll also show you:

  • What are the different types of SMS campaigns that can be run

  • When to use SMS and when to use email for your campaigns

  • How to integrate both channels for a seamless donor journey

  • How to use SMS to have personalized conversations with prospects (or donors)

 

This session will be helpful for non profit professionals who:

  • Are looking to improve their fundraising efforts

  • Know that they have to move to SMS but don't know how

  • Are struggling to see ROI from their SMS efforts

  • Have a recurring problem of donor engagement

 

15. Planning a Successful Fundraiser

 

April 10, 2:00PM

 

This webinar will focus on the basics of getting started with the Auctria program from basic navigation to planning. Preparing in advance makes for a stress free and successful auction fundraiser. In addition, a member of the Auctria support team will be on the webinar to answer technical questions.

 

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

 

April 11, 2:00PM

 

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

 

17. The Sky is Falling? Impact of Tax Reform

 

April 11, 2:00PM

 

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed by the US Congress in December 2017, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the nonprofit community. The scenarios ranged from the merely devastating to the apocalyptic. With the first tax year under the law just concluded, we now have actual data to evaluate its effects.

Larry C Johnson, Founder of The Eight Principles, interprets the early data and shares the significant growth opportunities created by the new legislation.

 

Learn Why:

  • There is tremendous opportunity for those organizations who will take it

  • Simply declaring the tax statute changes “bad” is a non-starter

  • We’re seeing confirmation of The Eight Principles in action

 

Learn How To:

  • Tax control of the tax issue

  • Tailor your fundraising to tap into unrealized giving potential

  • Create donor loyalty even as you drive up giving totals.

 

18. Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps

 

April 11, 2:00PM

 

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.

 

19. Flash Class: How to Avoid a Thief in Your Nonprofit

 

April 11, 3:00PM

 

With all that you are juggling inside your nonprofit organization, from people to finances to fundraising, it is hard to imagine adding another worry, like employee theft, to your over-full plate. This forensic accountant understands that. She also understands just how prevalent theft is inside nonprofit organizations – even those with the best internal controls. Join Tiffany Couch as she moves through understanding fraud risk, and how it doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. In fact, managing this risk will actually help you feel more confident in understanding your organization's finances. Using stories from actual cases, you will meet the fraudsters, identify red flags of fraud, understand typical fraud schemes inside a nonprofit, and learn the easy to manage steps to prevent or detect it.

 

20. Planning a Successful Fundraiser

 

April 12, 12:00PM

 

This webinar will focus on the basics of getting started with the Auctria program from basic navigation to planning. Preparing in advance makes for a stress free and successful auction fundraiser. In addition, a member of the Auctria support team will be on the webinar to answer technical questions.


 

21. How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors

 

April 16, 1:00PM

 

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-follow strategy that helped organizations engage event guests and turn them into donors?  

 

In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters.

 

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

  • How to apply donor-centric messaging to your event

  • How to pivot from “us” to “you”

  • How to use appreciation in all of your event elements

  • How to get “up close and personal” with the art of appreciation

  • How face-to-face beats smart phones every time

  • How to switch from “mobile phone mentality” to real time engagement

  • How to use mingle-time to build community

 

22. How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding

 

April 16, 1:00PM

 

This webinar will walk through the basics of crowdfunding so that your nonprofit can utilize this growing fundraising method to bring in more money for your cause.

 

In addition to covering crowdfunding best practices, additional topics include:

  • The difference between peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding – and how you can use both in your fundraising campaign simultaneously

  • How to set up your nonprofit crowdfunding page

  • The power of social media to increase crowdfunding for your cause

  • How to thank your crowdfunding donors and fundraisers and inspire them to continue to give and fundraise for your cause

 

23. Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

 

April 16, 2:00PM

 

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

 

Who Should Attend:

  • VolunteerMatch nonprofit account members

  • Nonprofit volunteer managers

  • Anyone interested in learning more about social media and volunteer management

 

24. Tips for Maximizing Your Fundraising in 2019 and Beyond

 

April 16, 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.

 

25. Google Ad Grants 101

 

April 17, 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!

 

26. Strategic Storytelling for Nonprofits

 

April 17, 2:00PM

 

Effective storytelling is imperative to your fundraising strategy; it can help create deeper connections with a tribe of loyal and impassioned supporters. But where do you begin? What should your story entail and who should it be about? MobileCause's interactive workshop, Strategic Storytelling for Nonprofits: Crafting Authentic Content that Inspires Donors, is here to help you, step-by-step, make your story come to life. The workshop will discuss why and how great storytelling will reach your intended audience, then work with you through each fundamental element of authentic story and how you can apply it directly to your nonprofit organization and your mission.        

 

What you’ll learn:

  • How to capture donors’ attention through the noise

  • The importance of value-based storytelling

  • Thinking like your audience

  • The five key components of authentic storytelling

  • Step-by-Step: how to craft your next great story


27. Flash Class: Respect Your Donors: Gender-Inclusive Data Management

 

April 17, 3:00PM

 

How we choose to manage donor data directly impacts how we relate with our donors. As transgender people have become more culturally visible, many organizations are making changes to their data management practices to be more inclusive of diverse gender identities. Join us to learn how to update your database processes to respectfully store information about and communicate with your constituents.

 

28. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

 

April 18, 2:00PM

 

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

 

29. 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit's Media Relations Strategy

 

April 18, 2:00PM

 

Join Antionette Kerr, Co-Author of the book Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits, to learn 3 simple ways to boost coverage. Kerr will focus on making your G.R.E.A.T. [Goal-Oriented, Responsive, Empowered, Attractive and Targeted] media relations strategy.

Gain understanding the area of...

  • Why you should establish media relations goals

  • How to create a two-way relationship with journalists

  • How to have an empowered media strategy

  • How to make your mission, programs and even data appealing to media outlets

  • How to be more strategic in 2019!

 

30. Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement

 

April 18, 2:00PM

 

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.

 

31. Flash Class: Streamline Major Gift Fundraising: 4 Areas of Focus to Achieve Success

 

April 23, 3:00PM

 

Raising money for your nonprofit is stressful and exhausting, especially in small-medium sized shops. No matter your size, you must focus on major gifts. Nancy Rieves will share the four critical areas for all nonprofits to master to achieve fundraising success. They are 1) clarifying your messaging, 2) developing fundraising leadership skills, 3) educating and engaging your board in the fundraising process, and 4) enhancing your donor experiences in meaningful ways. Don’t leave fundraising to chance. Get these right and unleash your passion to raise more money for your organization year after year.

 

32. Protect Yourself: Legal and Financial Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Website Manager

 

April 24, 11:00AM

 

Learn about the laws and regulations that affect you and your nonprofit organization’s website. Digital skills trainer Yesenia Sotelo will walk you through an informative conversation about topics such as: copyright, privacy, security, accessibility and disclosure. Bring your questions to this interactive training session.

 

(This training is especially created for nonprofit communications, fundraising and executive professionals who are involved in managing their nonprofit organization’s website. The materials are appropriate for organizations of any size, focus area, website budget and technology capacity. A recording will be available!

 

33. Building a Superior Budget During Uncertain Times

 

April 24, 11:30AM

 

A strong budget is an essential element for any nonprofit organization to achieve financial leadership. Superior budgets, though, have written plans about the core activities to include strategic, organizational, and program goals and how they will be financed.

 

Most financial leaders focus too much time on budget variance analysis and not enough time to anticipating or planning for the future. By anticipating or planning, organizations can focus on what’s upcoming regardless of its budget cycle or fiscal year end.  A budget can be complemented with rolling forecasts to better anticipate upcoming financial results.

 

Budgets also need to include cash flow projections, which maybe outside of the finance departments capacity or capabilities.  Financial leaders must have a direct role in developing useful cash flow projections and assumptions with frequent, detailed analysis.

 

Any cash flow shortage needs to be further evaluated to determine if it is just a timing difference or an actual cash deficit.  Shortfalls created by deficits need to be solved by budget adjustments or strategic choices to absorb a shortfall. An organization can determine timing or actual deficits by reviewing the budget to see if it had planned for or not.

 

Financial sustainability can only be achieved with a well-prepared and continuously monitored budget.  Conversely, a poorly developed budget can diminish mission focused activities opportunities and threaten long-term success.

 

This webinar will help Executive Directors, Finance Directors, and finance staff to build a superior budget.  Savvy nonprofit leaders know that effective budgets and projections can be the difference between good and great performance.

 

How should you evaluate your budgeting process?  We will share our expertise and candid advice to better prepare you for this important role to your organization.

 

3 Key Things you will learn include:

  • Financial sustainability can be achieved with well prepared and monitored budget

  • Budgets should include cash flow projections

  • Best practices for a superior budgeting process

 

34. How to Engage Younger Donors to Create Lifelong Relationships for Your Nonprofit

 

April 24, 1:00PM

 

Is your nonprofit looking for ways to engage younger donors and build relationships with the next generation of philanthropists? Do you want to put a plan in place to find, cultivate, and solicit young professionals and millennials in ways that will speak to their unique needs and capabilities?

 

If so, join fundraising expert Joe Garecht for this important one-hour webinar. You’ll learn the best ways to raise money from younger donors, three key solicitation strategies, and what motivates younger generations to get involved with nonprofits.

 

35. Committed to Building Nonprofit Capacity

 

April 24, 2:00PM

 

As many of you know by now, Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces earlier this year to become a new organization, Candid, . While new tools are still on the horizon, there are so many ways Candid can help you, as a nonprofit professional, do your job better right now. And many of those tools are free. Join Julieta Mendez, director of programs, and Gabe Cohen, senior director of marketing and communications, as they share some of our tools that will help build your organization’s capacity. And stick around after the demo for a chance to weigh in on how Candid can help you even more in the future. We want to hear from you, the nonprofits on the ground doing great work, on how we can help you move forward!

 

Upon completion of this live, online training you will have an understanding of the new tools available to you, and how you can leverage them to increase your organization's visibility, and

 

36. How to Get Your Board to Fundraise

 

April 25, 12:00PM

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board.

 

37. New Donor Acquisition

 

April 25, 1:00PM

 

No matter how effective your retention strategy is, some donors will stop giving. Every fundraising program needs a dedicated, ongoing acquisition initiative to replace those lapsed donors. This webinar will examine multiple channels for new donor acquisition and discuss how best to utilize each.

 

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

 

April 25, 2:00PM

 

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

 

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

  • All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow

  • 5 proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away

  • How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day

 

This is not your typical webinar. It follows the story of one membership manager’s challenges, and ultimate triumph. A story that has inspired thousands of others to grow their memberships faster than ever.

 

39. Donor Stewardship that Tells a Story

 

April 25, 2:00PM

 

Storytelling and stewardship go hand in hand. They are also your organization's ticket to building a loyal, engaged donor community.

There are lots of ways to steward donors and even more ways that you could tell stories. In this webinar, you're going to talk about the best ways to combine these strategies so that donors feel thanked, connected to their giving values, and understand their impact. We'll be sharing lots of inspiring, creative examples of storytelling and stewardship throughout the webinar.

 

Learning objectives:

  • 3 best practices for infusing storytelling into donor stewardship

  • Which elements of the story to emphasize

  • The types of stories that work best for stewardship

  • How to consistently use stories to thank donors

  • Examples of storytelling and stewardship in practice

 

40. 3 Keys to Growing Your Organization with Content

 

April 30, 2:00PM

 

Content marketing expert Tatiana Morand will show you how to create a growth engine for your organization built around content, so you can attract new contacts and members while you sleep. You’ll learn what types of content are worth your time and what types you shouldn’t bother with, as well as the tools you need to ensure you get a positive return on your content investment.

 

By the end of this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why using content is key to getting more members

  • How to pick content topics that actually get read

  • The key to attracting potential new members to your website again and again

 

41. Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

 

April 30, 2:00PM

 

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

 

What You'll Learn:

  • Methods for interviewing prospective volunteers

  • Strategies for honing your interview skills

 

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

 

Artie Shlykov

Posted by Artie Shlykov

Published Tuesday, 26 March 2019 at 4:14 PM
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