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47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2019

Artie Shlykov 23 April 2019 0 comments

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


April showers are on their way out, and May flowers are blooming! What better time to sharpen your skills by attending free nonprofit webinars?

 

And if you've ever wondered why your organization's growth has slowed when others keep going, join legal expert Erin Mcclarty on May 28th to learn about how to keep the growth going at any stage of your organization's life cycle.


Other topics this month include assessing intercultural competence, growing your nonprofit with mobile messaging, nonprofit benchmarking, and more!

 

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


1. Annual Report on Higher Education Alumni Giving


May 1, 12:00PM


Blackbaud Target Analytics invites you to join Shaun Keister, PhD, vice chancellor of the University of California-Davis, for our online presentation of the Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance. Each year, Blackbaud compiles fundraising data from a broad sample of schools to evaluate overall trends in higher education fundraising. Don’t miss the opportunity to examine these trends and assess the aggregated performance of public and private institutions across the country.


2. Introduction to Corporate Giving


May 1, 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


Live Webinar versions qualify for 1 CFRE credit.


3. Jumpstarting Your Calendar Year-End Fundraising


May 1, 3:00PM


The hazy days of summer are on the horizon and there is no time like the present to get yourself situated for a successful above goal year-end.


In this webinar, I “take you by the hand” and lead you through a framework that I developed that will help you to plan your fundraising today before the summer even gets into full gear.


Among what you’ll learn is:

  • What key annual fund metrics ensure the health and effectiveness of your nonprofit’s fundraising program

  • How to use a “framework” to help you plan your fall efforts today

  • How to plan a follow-up to your efforts now before you need to take action

  • How to engage your Board members in the annual fund sooner rather than later

  • How to hit the ground running in fall to ensure that you go “above goal!”

  • And, much, much more!

 

Incorporate these simple steps into developing a framework for your calendar-year end fundraising campaign and raise even more contributed income this year towards your mission than ever before.

 

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4. This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events

 

May 2, 2:00PM

 

Have you found that it’s getting harder or taking longer to fill up your events?

 

Are you sick of waiting for checks in the mail?

 

Exhausted from processing registration forms?

 

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

  • 3 recent trends preventing people from registering for your events

  • One simple way to avoid event-related cash flow problems

  • A proven 3-step process to fill events fast and cut your workload in half

 

If you're a Wild Apricot customer, you may already be applying these strategies because our software does most of it automatically, but please join us if you feel you could learn more. We’d love to have you.


5. The Assertive Ask


May 2, 2:00PM


You have a potential donor wants to learn more about your organization. How do you prepare for the meeting? You may be wondering what to say and how to say it. Don’t panic! If you have ever reached this point and struggled with your confidence to make the ASK, this webinar will prepare you for the next BIG meeting.


Kristal Johnson leads workshops for fundraisers and development teams online and around the country. During these interactive trainings, Kristal teaches people to be assertive and fundraise without fear.

 

Learning objectives:

  • The 5 CRITICAL steps you should take to prepare yourself for the BIG meeting

  • How to build your confidence, even if you are an introvert

  • Two key areas to focus your conversation

  • The #1 strategy you can implement at your next ASK


6. How to Use Mobile Messaging to Grow Your Nonprofit and Boost Fundraising


May 7, 1:00PM


With 96% of all Americans owning mobile devices, and 81% of U.S. adults owning smartphones, it’s imperative that nonprofits adapt to meet donors where they are and how they communicate. This webinar will delve into how nonprofits can harness the power of mobile messaging in order to better engage their audience and raise more money for their cause.


We will discuss in-depth:

  • How to use the immediacy of mobile messaging to capitalize on donors’ passions and interests

  • Creating more personal and targeted messaging to inspire higher levels of giving

  • How messaging can heighten fundraising events and cultivate fun, meaningful moments for guests

  • Using inbound texts to capture information, provide resources, and more

  • Enabling donors to easily give anytime, anywhere with text-to-donate capabilities

  • Examples you can incorporate into your own communication and fundraising plans

  • How Virginia Tech uses mobile messaging in their campaigns and the results


7. Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement


May 7, 2:00PM


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.

 

8. How to Build a Grant Calendar that Works Webinar


May 7, 2:00PM

 

Once you're ready to start submitting grant requests for your nonprofit, it doesn't take long for you to realize there is SO MUCH INFORMATION. What do you need to keep track of and how do you keep it all organized?

Join Melanie Lambert, founder and Managing Director of TurnKey Writing Solutions for this free, 1-hour webinar where you'll learn the most effective way to manage the many details of grants within a grant calendar.

After this webinar, you'll know

  • How to research and identify the right grant opportunities for your nonprofit's specific needs

  • What information is important enough to track and how that information can help you year to year

  • Exactly what you should be asking grant-makers to get that information

  • How to build a grant calendar that complements your overall fundraising strategy and works for you for years to come

 

And as our gift for joining us, we'll provide you with a free grant calendar template you can customize and use immediately... just in time for planning the new fiscal year!

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

May 7, 3:00PM


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


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


What you will learn during this live interactive webinar:

  • The impact monthly donors have on your donor retention rates.

  • How few constituents you need to get started.

  • How little time it takes to organize the program.

  • How easy it is to get up a system for your organization.

  • You’ll learn where monthly donors fit in your communication strategy.

  • You’ll hear the latest statistics on the power of monthly gifts.


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


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

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

 

10. You’ve Submitted Your First Grant, Now What?

May 8, 2:00PM

You’ve written and submitted your first grant — congratulations! But as you probably suspect, the work doesn’t stop there.

Building a successful and sustainable grants program involves more than just drafting proposals and pressing ‘submit’ before the deadline.

 

In this FREE one-hour webinar, we’ll show you some strategic next steps you can take to start building out a pipeline of grants to apply for, funder relationships to cultivate, and a calendar that helps you keep track of it all so nothing slips through the cracks.

 

We’ll cover:

  • Tips for performing prospect research, and determining which grants and funders are a good match with your organization;

  • Strategies for cultivating funder relationships;

  • Our best advice for prioritizing which opportunities to pursue first; and

  • The basics of maintaining a grants calendar for your organization

 

This free training is ideal for anyone new to fundraising and grant writing for nonprofits, and who has either written a grant or taken our free How to Write Your First Grant webinar. 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 marketable fundraising skills.


11. The Nonprofit’s Secret to Spiking Revenue in 2019

May 8th, 2:00PM

Are the usual suspects crushing your nonprofit?

 

Not enough resources… limited staff… severe lack of funds… or too much fundraising competition?

 

Then join us in May as we welcome Jo Lynn Deal, a former chief of fund development and Academy instructor. Jo Lynn will share modern strategies you can start immediately.

 

Webinar Takeaways:

  • What activities are a must-have for your 2019 fundraising plan

  • How to get board members, volunteers, and staff involved in fundraising

  • What anyone can do to help grow your audience

  • What sponsors, foundations and grantors need (and expect) from you

  • Question and Answer session

 

12. 10 Mistakes That Cost Nonprofits Millions Each Year – and How You Can Avoid Them

 

May 8, 3:00PM

 

Mistakes are a normal part of life, and from time to time we’ll all make them. In this session we’ll explore 10 of the most dangerous mistakes that nonprofit leaders make, and what you can do to avoid them. You’ll get real-world examples of how I and my other contributors have made our own share of these mistakes, those we’ve observed others in the industry make, what we’ve learned from them, and what we’d do differently today. More importantly, I’ll share what YOU can do differently today to avoid making the same mistakes we did.

 

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


May 8, 3:00PM


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 - and David Ries,  Business Development Representative at ConnectAd, 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 and David 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

14. Auction Fundraising: Managing Auction Items

 

May 8, 3:00PM

 

It's amazing how quickly auction items stack up! Need help streamlining and getting organized? Join the Auctria webinar: Managing Auction Items- including pricing auction items, using for sale items & creating baskets. Jam packed 20 minutes of how-to (never a sales pitch!), help your fundraising auction bids soar. 

 

15. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

 

May 9, 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

 

If you’re a Wild Apricot customer, you may already be applying these strategies because our software does most of it automatically, but please join us if you feel you could learn more. We’d love to have you.


16. Introduction to Fundraising Planning

 

May 8, 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


This session qualifies for 1 CFRE Credit.


17. Assessing Intercultural Competence


May 9, 1:00PM


This webinar will be of interest to all nonprofit professionals, but may be especially useful to CEOs, Executive Directors, and HR managers who are focusing on initiatives around diversity, inclusion, or cultural competence.


After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what intercultural competence is

  • Analyze how cultural competence can affect their role/organization

  • Prioritize their need to move their organization towards greater intercultural competence

  • Understand how to assess the intercultural competence of an individual or group


18. Organizational Evolution: Managing Change When There Are Humans Involved


May 9, 2:00PM


It's often very easy to recognize when an organization needs to change, but it's a lot harder to make it happen! Legacy staff and volunteers, “we've always done it this way” perspectives, and plain old inertia can put many frustrating road blocks in your way. There are ways, however, for the persistent and patient to guide the change process and help an organization evolve. Using real world examples, we'll discuss the stages of organizational growth, personality archetypes you may encounter, and strategies to build momentum toward change.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand players and their motivations involved in change management

  • How to deal with difficult people

  • Identify elements of the change process


19. Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact


May 9, 2:00PM


You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You'll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You'll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.


What You'll Learn:

  • What type of information is compelling to prospective volunteers, existing volunteers, organizational leaders, and supporters, donors and clients.

  • How to use this information to create a powerful story about the impact of volunteers in your organization.

  • How to create a plan for gathering and compiling information about your volunteer engagement program and using that to tell a compelling story about volunteer impact.


20. The Annual Fund – The Critical Tool for Raising Money


May 9, 3:00PM


Presented by Diana Hoyt, the annual fund is the cornerstone and key to success for any fundraising program. Often ignored or poorly executed, the annual fund has the potential to secure new donors, renew current donors and maximize giving. Every fundraiser should understand the key aspects of an annual fund and how the annual fund can be a powerful tool to raise more money. Join this session to learn how to do so!


21. Auction Fundraising: Managing Auction Items

 

May 10, 3:00PM

 

It's amazing how quickly auction items stack up! Need help streamlining and getting organized? Join the Auctria webinar: Managing Auction Items- including pricing auction items, using for sale items & creating baskets. Jam packed 20 minutes of how-to (never a sales pitch!), help your fundraising auction bids soar. 


22. Tips for Navigating in Today's Data-Driven World


May 14, 1:00PM


Technology has made it exceedingly easy to access and use consumer data. This has led marketers, fundraisers and digital leaders to learn and cultivate their audiences like never before.


But with this wealth of information at our fingertips, what’s next? We explore the intricacies of how to manage data in order to keep trust with consumers, followers and donors as well as efficiently utilize the information at hand.


This webinar will review:

  • GDPR Compliance and Data best practices.

  • Tips for saving money and time by using data more effectively.

  • How the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the world.

  • Helpful checklist to make sure your team is using data to its fullest potential.

  • Action Steps | Q&A


23. How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign


May 14, 1:00PM


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

 

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

 

May 14, 1:00PM


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 - and David Ries,  Business Development Representative at ConnectAd, 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 and David 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:

  • 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.

  • 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. Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions


May 14, 2:00PM


What do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

 

What You'll Learn:

  • How to prepare your organization for difficult transitions

  • How to identify transitions that need to be made

  • How to manage difficult transitions and strategies for ending the volunteering relationship

  • Know where to go to get resources and help

 

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26. Google Ad Grants 101

 

May 15, 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, how to use it successfully, and a special offer to get you started immediately!

 

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

  • The costs and benefits of management services vs. DIY

  • How to get started immediately!

  • 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!

27. From Preparedness to Recovery: Fundraising for Natural Disasters

 

May 15, 1:30PM


When disasters strike, people immediately come together to help the affected communities. For many, this aid comes in the form of monetary donations.But did you know that most of these contributions cease within a few weeks? Long-term recovery takes years, which means it’s imperative to keep the dollars flowing. Disaster fundraising is important for all communities. Remember, not all disasters make it to the news.  Join us to understand disaster philanthropy and get the tools for effective fundraising. “Low attention” disasters threaten towns and cities nationwide year-round. Be ready to respond to the aftermath of a specific event or as a way to support preparedness. From grasstops to grassroots, we’ll discuss strategies for creating data-informed cases for support to foundations and corporations, best practices in disaster philanthropy, as well as working with community foundations and long-term recovery groups in small and rural towns.

Upon completion of this live, online training, you should be able to:

  • Explain the lifecycle of disasters and its relevance to building strong, resilient communities

  • Describe the three key elements of long-term recovery after disasters

  • Articulate the importance of funding beyond immediate relief

  • Identify where to find resources to support disaster-related fundraising strategies

  • Define four best practices in disaster philanthropy

  • Build a case to support disaster giving

 

28. The Ultimate Event Program: How to Keep Guests Engaged & Inspire More Giving

May 15th, 2:00PM

You’ve booked your venue, deployed all the social media posts and emails needed, sold lots of tickets and are eagerly awaiting to welcome your event guests. The question remains: how do you keep attendees motivated to give throughout the duration of the festivities? And most importantly, how do you build up to ‘the ask’ in a way that is both natural and inspiring? We at MobileCause have the answers! Our close collaboration with hundreds of nonprofits has led us to the perfect event agenda to drive donations and engagement, and we're ready to share it with you.

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Planning out important moments and speeches

  • Featuring video storytelling for engagement

  • Crafting a confident ask

  • In-event tools to motivate donations

29. No Ratings Performance Management: Lessons for Success

May 16, 1:00PM


Focused on leveraging performance through frequent meaningful discussion, no rating performance processes have a unique opportunity to succeed in the nonprofit world, where performance is commonly driven by a shared sense of purpose and focus on development, over monetary rewards.


But, even though managers and employees seem to agree that old school performance management doesn’t work, the journey to transform is easier said than done. How does an organization actually go about making the switch? In this session, Vincent Chow, Partner and Co-founder of LoganHR, will share case study examples, insights and lessons learned to determine if a no ratings process is right for your organization, and how to successfully shift to this new approach if it’s right for you

 

During this webinar, Vincent will cover:

  • Why no ratings performance management is gaining in popularity

  • What this type of performance management can look like in the real world

  • Lessons learned from organizations who have made the switch

  • How to get started if you think this is right for your organization

 

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

 

May 16, 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

 

If you’re a Wild Apricot customer, you may already be applying many of these time-saving tactics, but please watch if you feel you could learn more.

 

31. Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program

 

May 16, 2:00PM


What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.


What You'll Learn:

  • What information should you share with new volunteers?

  • How can you turn regularly shared new volunteer info into a curriculum?

  • How is adult learning different from child learning?

  • How can you tell how much training new volunteers are absorbing?


32. Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook


May 21, 2:00PM


When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

 

What You'll Learn:

  • How to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them.

  • How to deal with challenging volunteers.

  • How to evaluate the Handbook you have.

  • How to create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

33. Grant Beginnings Training

May 21st, 2:00PM

 

Where do you begin when you are just starting to write grants?

 

We will cover:

  • Brainstorming the 10 Most Common Questions

  • Letters of Inquiry

  • Where to find grants

 

34. "Is This Normal?" Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2019

 

May 23, 11:00AM


What’s normal for a nonprofit website, and how does your organization website’s compare to others like it?


Join Google Analytics expert Yesenia Sotelo as she answers questions such as:

  • What’s an average bounce rate for a nonprofit website?

  • How much traffic should we be getting from Google?

  • Is our social media audience more or less engaged than normal?


Bring your questions to this interactive training session!


(This training is especially created for nonprofit communications and fundraising professionals. The information will be applicable to organizations of all sizes. A recording will be available.)

 

Free Best Nonprofit Website Builder

 

35. Charity Culture: Five Tips to Achieve Positive Culture Change


May 23, 1:00PM


Charities, once seen as the most trusted and cherished institutions in Canada, now are constantly under scrutiny for their impact, use of funds, even their ethics. And as charities are rushing to respond, businesses are pulling ahead - attracting talent with promises of amazing cultures, and in the case of purpose-driven businesses, generating positive social impact too. So what can you do, without huge salary offers, or swanky office spaces, and how can you continue to attract and retain the best people out there? The answer is investing in culture. Join behaviour and culture change experts Kin&Co as they provide 5 top tips for using culture to your advantage.


Learning Objectives

  • Why is culture relevant to the charity sector and why do we need to invest now (the business case)?

  • Reviewing your culture - how do you know if you have a strong or weak culture? How do you know if your culture needs to change?

  • Transforming your culture, or making more of your existing culture - sharing our top 5 tips to effective culture change.


36. How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition


May 23, 1:00PM


In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

 

Jay is ready to teach you:

  • How to establish a powerful and engaging web presence that retains donors.

  • What we can learn from the annual Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report from AFP.

  • Why donors leave and what to do about it.

  • 6 key drivers that can double the lifetime value of your donors.

  • Methods for creating repeat donors.

 

37. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

 

May 23, 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

 

If you’re a Wild Apricot customer, you may already be applying these strategies because our software does most of it automatically, but please join us if you feel you could learn more. We’d love to have you.

 

38. SWOT's Up? How to Do a Strategic Self-Audit of Nonprofit Strengths & Weaknesses

 

May 23, 2:00PM


Want a ticket to become a futurist leader? Then get off your status quo derriere and join us for a deep gaze into your own crystal ball!

 

A SWOT analysis takes a structured approach that looks at where you are and where you’re headed, based on discernible internal and external factors. It’s a great starting point for divining what lies ahead and maximizing your potential. A good one will help you identify trends, anticipate change, and be open to possibilities that will enable you to work more effectively and have greater impact.

 

We’ll be sharing useful guidelines and exercises you can take back to your team.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • What a SWOT accomplishes

  • Key elements of a successful SWOT

  • How to prepare for a SWOT

  • How to implement your SWOT

  • Translate your SWOT into action

  • Troubleshoot to avoid pitfalls


39. Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program


May 23, 2:00PM


Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." We'll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.


What You'll Learn:

  • How to increase your own capacity by involving volunteers in volunteer program administration. Where to go to get resources and help.


40. Stories That Raise Money - 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using


May 23, 3:00PM


One of the biggest challenges with fundraisers face with storytelling is wondering if what you are sending donors will actually resonate with them. A lot of time and resources go into developing a story, so it's tough when all you get in return in crickets.


During this webinar with Vanessa Chase Lockshin, you'll learn insights on storytelling that your non-profit can put into action right away. You'll come away with clear, actionable ideas for your organization to tell stories that resonate with and inspire donors to give.


41. Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits


May 28, 1:00PM

 

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:

  • Keyword research

  • Website optimization

  • Link building

  • Fresh content

  • Landing pages

  • Analytics

42. How to Build Memberships at Every Step in Your Organization's Lifecycle

 

May 28, 2:00PM

 

Have you ever wondered how some organizations manage to keep growing and growing? Join this free webinar with nonprofit legal expert Erin McClarty to learn how being more intentional about your infrastructure, partnerships and contracts can help you keep growing steadily. In this webinar, Erin will show you the techniques that will help you grow your organization’s membership at every stage in its lifecycle.

By the end of this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to refine your organization’s goals and vision.

  • 3 keys to making the most of your partnerships - both existing and new.

  • Expert tips to take advantage of every stage in your organization’s lifecycle.

 

43. Effective Grants Management and Cost Allocation

 

May 29, 11:30AM


How should you perform your grants management and cost allocation responsibilities? We will describe the best practices for these responsibilities. Please bring your questions so we can have a candid and productive conversation.


We will cover the critical aspects grants management and cost allocation including:

  • General grants management requirements

  • Governance requirements for grants administration

  • Review Uniform Grant Guidance

  • Internal control and financial management system requirements for federal awards

  • Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and associated audit requirements

  • Cost Allocation methodologies including examples

  • Cost Allocation plan requirements

  • Best practices for grant budget financial management

  • Best practices for grant reporting and reconciliations

  • Performing an effective grant close out

  • How to use your accounting system to perform grants management role?

  • How to maximize your grant reimbursement?

  • What are signs that grants management role is not being performed?

  • How should you as leader evaluate your various options?  We will share our expertise and candid advice to better prepare you for these complex decisions.


3 Key Things you will learn include:

  • What are best practices for performing grants management role effective?

  • What are federal compliance grants management requirements?

  • What are signs that grants management role is not being performed correctly?


44. Introduction to Finding Grants


May 29, 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.

Note: This orientation is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use. Please refer to our Knowledge Base articles for Individual Grantseekers.

Self-paced learning qualifies for 1.5 CFRE points. Live webinar version qualifies for 1 CFRE point.

 

45. How to Grow Your Fundraising Revenue -Developing Fundraising Strategies that Work

 

May 28th, 2:00PM

 

Let’s get real for a second. There are a lot of marshmallow fluff in fundraising.

 

But the shiny trends and “10 more tips” lists aren’t really helping you get where you want to go because they don’t account for the unique landscape and context of your organization’s fundraising program.

 

What you need is a strategy for growth that works for your organization.

 

In this FREE webinar I’m going to share a case study of how I developed fundraising growth strategy for one of my clients that helped them grow their fundraising revenue by 14% in 9 months. I’ll walk you through the questions ask, the data I analyze, and how I ultimately decided the best strategies for growth.

 

As always, I’ll be answering lots of questions and having an interactive discussion with all of those who attend. And yes, there will be a recording if you can’t attend live.

 

46. Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win

 

May 30th, 12:00PM

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue at your next fundraising event. The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

 

By signing up for this webinar, you are also opting in to the @fundraiserchad email list. Chad sends free fundraising tips and resources to this list once or twice per week. You can unsubscribe at any time.


47. How Do I Convince My Boss? Why Breaking Through the Ignorance Ceiling is Essential

 

May 30, 2:00PM


It's time to ignore any conjecture you've heard. Ignore the anecdotal advice.


In his review of Tom Ahern's new book - If Only You'd Known, You Would Have Raised So Much More - Peter Lowy says that "nonprofit fundraisers owe it to themselves and their organizations to tap into a vast body of research to help them maintain a laser focus on donors."


In this webinar, Tom Ahern will provide proof-positive, airtight answers to the questions that are crucial to your fundraising success - each one world-sourced from top fundraising practitioners, creative agencies, and veteran researchers working in seven different countries.


Ahern's signature style is fast, friendly, funny, plain-talking ... even blunt when the occasion demands. And his incontestable findings are critical to small and big nonprofits alike.


48. Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages


May 30, 2:30PM


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.


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


Artie Shlykov

Posted by Artie Shlykov

Published Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 3:49 PM

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