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51 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2019

Artie Shlykov 29 May 2019 0 comments

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

 

June brings sunshine and flowers, so what better way to keep your allergies at a distance than attending free, educational nonprofit webinars?

 

If you're here looking to increase member retention, check out our free webinar with expert Amanda Kaiser for 3 strategies to keep your members around!

 

Other topics this month include grant application help, nonprofit marketing career growth, proposal writing, using surveys for nonprofits, volunteer management, and LOTS more.

 

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

 

1. Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement

 

June 4, 2:00PM


We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers, leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.


What you'll learn:

  • Understand how your organization's culture of volunteer engagement may be opening it up to soft risk.

  • Lead your organization through a soft risk assessment.

  • Design communication and training plans to address soft risk.


2. Creating a High Impact Nonprofit Landing Page That Skyrockets Growth


June 4, 1:00PM

 

During this free and interactive webinar, we’ll show you how nonprofits are using beautifully-designed landing pages to significantly improve their impact; whether it’s for getting more donations, more email subscribers, or more supporters. In fact, nonprofits using well-designed landing pages convert up to 6x more of their traffic into results!


During this nonprofit webinar we’ll show you:

  • What a landing page is.

  • Why landing pages are so valuable for growing your nonprofit.

  • Examples of highly effective landing pages of small and medium sized nonprofits.

  • How to create a nonprofit landing page.

  • A premium service that makes amazing landing pages for your nonprofit.

  • Top tips for building landing pages that get results.


A landing page is the place you send visitors to take specific action like making a donation, subscribing for a newsletter, or engaging in other meaningful ways. Unfortunately, the vast majority of small to medium-sized nonprofits aren’t taking advantage of the power of properly designed landing pages.


If your nonprofit is doing any online promotion whatsoever, a beautifully and properly designed landing page is critical to achieve your desired results. On the other hand, if you don’t provide an optimized landing page experience, you’ll be wasting time, effort, and money on marketing campaigns that go nowhere.


In this free nonprofit webinar, digital marketing expert Simon Choy will show you the basics of what landing pages are, and provide tips on how to create an amazing experience that captures your audience.  Simon will show you examples to illustrate the most important elements of highly effective landing pages.


After this webinar, you’ll come away with an understanding of how landing pages are different from regular website pages. You’ll also recognize the major building blocks that gets visitors to convert to donors, supporters, or customers.


3. How to Select the Right Technology for Fiscal Year-End


June 4, 2:00PM


For many nonprofits, June 30 is the end of the fiscal year. That means anticipating next year's technology needs and using up as much remaining FY 2019 budget as possible to meet those needs. Join TechSoup staff members Nick Fynn and Daphne Lagios as they answer the major questions to think about. They'll share some tricks and tips about the TechSoup catalog, how specific partners limit their allotments, and other tidbits.

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4. Social Media 101 for Nonprofits


June 5, 1:30PM


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


Join us to learn:

  • How to use Facebook to create awareness for your organization.

  • How nonprofits are using Twitter to connect with constituents.

  • Why nonprofits must be LinkedIn to be fully connected.

  • Powerful no-cost or low-cost tools to manage your social media presence.

 

5. Think Like a Nonprofit Chief Growth Officer

 

June 5, 2:00PM

 

Are your fundraising events causing donor burnout? Are you struggling to grow your nonprofit’s loyal followers? If you want to increase donors, sponsors and event attendees… It’s time to hit the reset button on your marketing and fundraising. Learn the strategies of a Nonprofit Chief Growth Officer.

 

Who should attend? This session is designed for any nonprofit organization wanting to engage the entire team in marketing and fundraising. Leverage the resources you already have to grow your ideal audiences, make a greater impact and increase revenue.

 

This webinar covers how to:

  • Identify your nonprofit’s ideal fundraising audiences.

  • Find your nonprofit’s hidden content heroes and create marketing that connects with your audiences.

  • Master the nonprofit growth strategy for creating fundraising events that break registration records and appeal to sponsors.

  • Re-energize board members, staff, and volunteers in the important role of nonprofit fundraising.

  • Plus, we will share new resources guaranteed to shorten your path from planning to where you want to be.

 

6. How Crying, Sharing Skeletons, and Admitting Weaknesses Raised A Lot of Money: A Story of Vulnerability

 

June 5, 3:00PM


Everyone knows that relationship-building is the key to fundraising success. But how exactly do you convert from transactional fundraising to highly-relational fundraising where there is vulnerability, challenge, courage, and emotion usually reserved for the most treasured relationships you have? In this FlashClass, BrightDot’s Scott Koskoski shares stories and strategies of how creating a high-invitation, high-challenge relationship posture can lead to faster cultivation, more courageous asks and better results.

 

7. Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team


June 6, 1:00PM


Studies show the best leaders, those who are effective and have a loyal following, have high levels of engagement with their team. Their team trusts them and respects them. As such, their team works well with the leader to serve the mission of the organization. Many leaders have no idea how to develop that level of trust and respect with their team. The way is to lead with your strength of character. However, we are often not taught how to develop our character.

 

8. 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy


June 6, 1:00PM


Participating in “10 Tips for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy” will provide you with insider knowledge about what funders are looking for and some specific tips you can use when reaching out to funders and crafting grant applications. Having served as a Program Officer for a statewide public foundation, Diane is uniquely qualified to help you best translate and understand the materials put out by funders.


In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.


Participating in “10 Tips for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy” will give you some “insider” tips and tricks from the funder’s perspective that will assist you when working on creating and implementing your grant seeking strategy. Use the tips discussed in this webinar to ensure that you are putting together highly competitive grant applications and ultimately achieving your desired grant funding success.


What you will learn from this live webinar

  • Unique ways to approach grant funder research.

  • A variety of methods to start a grant funder relationship.

  • Key elements within a proposal to create a compelling story.

  • Tips for how to focus on “scoring high”.


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


June 6, 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.

 

10. Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes


June 6, 2:00PM


What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies?

 

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.


What you'll learn:

  • Theories for change management.

  • Pitfalls and challenges around implementing changes in a volunteer engagement program.

  • Opportunities to build buy-in and support for changes.

  • What to do if you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

 

11. How to be a Pro Troublemaker: Essential Change Management Skills for Every CEO


June 6, 2:00PM


This webinar is for CEOs and Executive Directors with at least 10 team members. Change management is an essential function for every leader. Whether the shift you need is to improve your donor engagement process or to launch a new service line, people tend to react similarly to change. You need the tools to have awareness around your own change style, how your team tends to respond to change, and what you need to do to lead effectively so everyone takes responsibility for new results.

 

Learning objectives:

  • How they typically respond to change and how that impacts their leadership.

  • The different personality profiles for change and conflict.

  • 3 new tactics to help their team evolve into what is needed in the future.


12. Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits


June 6, 2:00PM


Conventional wisdom dictates that we manage what we measure, and the most effective nonprofits on the planet know exactly how to measure their results. In this educational session, Jay will share best practices—including detailed formulas that every nonprofit should be using—to track the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.

 

You’ll learn:

  • 7 steps to online fundraising success.

  • 5 metrics to measure fundraising performance.

  • The donor retention problem.

  • Attributes of a killer email marketing piece.

 

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13. Four-step Strategy to Accelerate Your Nonprofit Marketing Career

 

June 6, 4:00PM

 

A career serving a nonprofit can be incredibly rewarding, and there is a high demand for skilled nonprofit marketers who can lead a nonprofit to meet (and exceed) its revenue goals. Do you have modern marketing skills that today’s nonprofits need and demand?

 

Who should watch? This session is designed for professionals new to the field of nonprofit marketing and those experienced professionals who want to update their skills and advance in the field.

 

This webinar covers:

  • A look at the NEW qualifications nonprofits need from their marketing and fundraising team members.

  • Strategies to attain these highly-demanded skills and qualifications – take these with you throughout your career.

  • How to stand out from other candidates when applying for a nonprofit marketing position.

  • Integrated Nonprofit Marketing – Leveraging all the resources of the nonprofit to increase donors and revenue.

 

14. 10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits

 

June 11, 1:00PM


Social media is in a constant state of change and without regular education in emerging trends, your nonprofit could be wasting valuable time and resources implementing outdated best practices. From chatbots to social advertising to the rapid rise of Stories, this session will focus on what’s new and next in social media so that your nonprofit can embrace being an early adopter to achievement maximum return-on-investment (ROI).


  • Current best practices for using Facebook Pages and Groups.

  • What's new in Facebook Fundraising Tools, Instagram Donate Stickers, and YouTube Giving.

  • The increasing importance of LinkedIn Pages.

  • The importance of having a budget for social advertising.

  • An exploration of the most recent social media and fundraising research.

 

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


June 10, 2:00PM


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.


16. Creating a High Impact Nonprofit Landing Page That Skyrockets Growth


June 11, 1:00PM

 

During this free and interactive webinar, we’ll show you how nonprofits are using beautifully-designed landing pages to significantly improve their impact; whether it’s for getting more donations, more email subscribers, or more supporters. In fact, nonprofits using well-designed landing pages convert up to 6x more of their traffic into results!


During this nonprofit webinar we’ll show you:

  • What a landing page is.
  • Why landing pages are so valuable for growing your nonprofit.
  • Examples of highly effective landing pages of small and medium sized nonprofits.
  • How to create a nonprofit landing page.
  • A premium service that makes amazing landing pages for your nonprofit.
  • Top tips for building landing pages that get results.

A landing page is the place you send visitors to take specific action like making a donation, subscribing for a newsletter, or engaging in other meaningful ways. Unfortunately, the vast majority of small to medium-sized nonprofits aren’t taking advantage of the power of properly designed landing pages.


If your nonprofit is doing any online promotion whatsoever, a beautifully and properly designed landing page is critical to achieve your desired results. On the other hand, if you don’t provide an optimized landing page experience, you’ll be wasting time, effort, and money on marketing campaigns that go nowhere.


In this free nonprofit webinar, digital marketing expert Simon Choy will show you the basics of what landing pages are, and provide tips on how to create an amazing experience that captures your audience. Simon will show you examples to illustrate the most important elements of highly effective landing pages.


After this webinar, you’ll come away with an understanding of how landing pages are different from regular website pages. You’ll also recognize the major building blocks that gets visitors to convert to donors, supporters, or customers.


17. Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today's Volunteers


June 11, 2:00PM


Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past?

 

In this webinar we'll discuss what motivates today's volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We'll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy


What you'll learn:

  • Matching modern volunteer's motivation to recognition events.

  • How to update and breathe new life into your recognition events.


18. Tips for Maximizing Your Fundraising in 2019 and Beyond


June 11, 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.


19. How to Future-Proof Your Social Media Strategy


June 11, 3:00PM


Are you ready to future-proof your social media strategy so you don’t feel like every algorithm change pulls the rug out from under you?

 

During this webinar, we’ll show you how to use social media to build trust and influence, two pre-requisites to consistently getting people to take actions like donating, registering, and volunteering online. You’ll leave with a clear sense for where you should focus your time and energy on social media for lasting impact.


20. From Start to Finish: An All-Inclusive Guide to Selecting an AMS


June 12, 12:30PM


As a member-focused organization, your association management technology is the heart of your business. A good association management system (AMS) allows you to manage your organization’s data within a single platform, empowering your organization with the insights and tools to work smarter and focus resources on your mission, not your technology.


For these reasons and more, selecting the right AMS is a significant operational undertaking and represents a major investment of financial and human capital, both upfront and through ongoing maintenance and support expenses. No project of this scope is completely trouble-free but following a well-thought-out process and asking the right questions up front can help you avoid unnecessary complications.


We’re hosting a free, live webinar with Teri Carden, founder of ReviewMyAMS, and Megan Lopez, senior marketing manager at Personify, to help guide you through the following steps to select the right technology for your organization:

  • Understanding your needs and establishing requirements.

  • Drafting a clear, thoughtful request for proposals.

  • Creating an effective a process for evaluating and selecting a vendor.

21. Introduction to Proposal Writing


June 12, 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).

  • 1 CFRE credit for all attendees.


Upon completion of your registration, you will be receiving an email from our webinar platform, GoTo Webinar. The email will contain your own unique link to the live webinar.


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


June 12, 2:30PM


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.


23. Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships


June 12, 3:00PM


Corporate giving and volunteering is on the rise, but so is competition for companies’ attention and resources. As corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs become more specific and strategic, how do you find the right match for your non-profit’s mission? And once you find that match, how do you differentiate yourself among the many others competing for attention so companies choose to partner with you?

 

Presented by Tracey Shaw and Loree Lipstein of Thread Strategies, this session will cover how to prospect companies for partnership, build corporate relationships and design/pitch partnerships that meet the needs and interests of all parties.


24. NextGen Leaders: Ask Me Anything!


June 13, 1:00PM


In this AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, Lianne Picot will address questions about leadership in general and in the nonprofit sector from new and aspiring leaders who want to know more about what it takes to lead social change. We will also talk about the potential leadership gap we will be facing in the sector and what senior leaders need to do to future proof their organization.

 

Send your questions anonymously in advance to lianne@bluemorpho.co or have them ready to ask on the day in person. It’s up to you!


25. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software


June 13, 2:00PM


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

Every time you look at your database, do 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.


26. Earn a GuideStar Seal of Transparency Using Your Latest Grant Proposals


June 13, 2:00PM


Your grant applications, proposals, and annual reports have most—if not all—of the information you need to update your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar.


Updating your profile ensures that GuideStar’s more than 10 million annual users—and the millions more who visit our 200+ partner sites, such as Facebook, AmazonSmile, and Network for Good—will see your up-to-date information.


In fact, new research indicates that organizations that earned a GuideStar Seal of Transparency averaged 53 percent more in contributions the following year than organizations with no Seal.


Join our free online training on Thursday, June 13, to learn how to use your latest grant proposals to earn a Platinum Seal of Transparency, GuideStar’s highest form of recognition. Our in-house experts will lead you step-by-step through the updating process, providing insights along the way.


Can’t make the webinar? Register and we will send you the full recording, so you can watch it on your own time!


Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Describe what donors and funders are looking for when they evaluate nonprofit organizations.

  • Update your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar to reach tens of millions of potential donors.

  • Identify existing tools that can help you earn a Platinum Seal of Transparency

  • Apply tips from GuideStar’s in-house experts to maximize your Nonprofit Profile.


27. Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement


June 13, 2:00PM


Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization's overall strategic plan.


What you'll learn:

  • Why a strategic plan for volunteer engagement is important.

  • How to incorporate key components into a strategic plan.

  • How you can use a strategic plan to communicate with organization stakeholders.

  • How creating a strategic plan can elevate the work that volunteers do in your organization.


28. Your Next Planned Gift is Just a Phone Call Away!


June 18, 2:00PM


Join Anthony R. Alonso, President of Catapult Fundraising, for this free, 45 minute webinar on soliciting planned gifts. Learn how to identify your best planned giving prospects, solicit potential donors, and close the gift over the phone. Explore methods for how to make the ask using the mass communication instruments of mail, e-mail and telephone solicitation. This webinar will also provide strategy on the selection of donors for a planned giving direct marketing campaign.


Most planned giving donors say “they were simply never asked” for a gift. Learn how your organization can avoid this common pitfall and develop a thriving and profitable planned giving marketing and solicitation plan.


29. Developing a Case for Support: The Cornerstone of Successful Grant Writing


June 18, 2:00PM


Do you often feel as though your nonprofit is constantly shifting funding priorities? Does everyone respond to the “What do you need money for?” question with a different answer or no real answer at all?

 

There is a solution to get your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy organized and an absolute must before launching a grant writing campaign. The single most important document your nonprofit needs before writing grant requests is a case for support. With a well written, organized, and compelling case for support, your nonprofit can be confident that you are prepared to answer any question from a potential funder with responses that inspire long-term support and impactful contributions.


Please join Melanie Lambert to learn how to develop and use a concise and engaging case for support to improve the quality of your grant requests and build strong relationships with grant makers.


In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Why cases for support are critical to a nonprofit’s fundraising success, particularly grant writing.

  • Best practices for drafting a high quality case for support with grant writing in mind.

  • How to manage your time and tasks to develop a case for support in three months or less.

  • Using the content from your case for support in grant proposals.

  • Ways to engage foundations in your overall campaign beyond their grant support.

  • What donors and grant-makers expect from your case for support.

 

30. How Teach for America Uses Online Surveys


June 18, 2:00PM


Is your nonprofit using surveys to gain insights and make data-driven decisions? Most nonprofits struggle with this because, even though surveys are familiar, they are difficult to create, manage, and run effectively. This webinar will walk you through five things that every nonprofit should consider while doing surveys and research.


Things we will cover:

  • How to run a highly effective online research survey.

  • How to craft your survey questions.

  • How to get the most out of survey templates for nonprofits.

  • How data-driven decisions drive impact for nonprofits.

  • How to efficiently use online survey tools to start your research.

 

31. How Marketing Automation Can Work for You


June 18, 2:30PM


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.

 

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


June 19, 12:30PM


Events like galas, walks and auctions are critical to the fundraising (and friend-raising) strategies for most nonprofits. Want your next one to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.


Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one, including:

  • The importance of integrating digital into your event.

  • 3 key goals to help you measure success.

  • 5 digital must-haves to keep your event running smoothly.

 

33. Measuring More Than Money


June 19, 1:00PM


How do we commonly measure fundraising success? Mostly money.

Well, this session is different. This session does not focus on measuring money. Welcome, instead, to an exploration of qualitative measures rather than numeric data.

 

Is this a better way to measure? It can be profoundly better. And at the least, this is an additional way to measure.

 

It’s time to innovate. Let’s define new important measures, and explore how your development office might do it. Measures like donor satisfaction, the quality and strategies of your relationship-building program, and… what else? You'll find out in this webinar.

 

34. Google Ad Grants 101


June 19, 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!

 

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35. Introduction to Project Budgets


June 19, 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.

 

36. Leveraging Social Media in Fundraising: Strategies that Drive Engagement and Donations

 

June 19, 2:00PM

 

Social Media is an exceptional tool to get your organization’s story and mission out there. But its increase in popularity has also increased the challenges of generating engagement to drive giving. Getting your content seen, especially while navigating ever-changing algorithms and limited resources, requires strategy, not simply luck. Join us for a very special webinar where we will dive into the social media trends impacting nonprofits, easy ways to utilize the major platforms and expert insights into successful social media strategies for your fundraising campaigns.

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Current social media trends that impact nonprofits

  • Leveraging mobile, video and storytelling for stand-out content

  • Building social media momentum for a successful fundraising campaign

  • Setting thoughtful, results-oriented goals for your social media

  • Proven methods for content that boosts giving and builds loyalty

 

37. Joining a Board of Directors: What are you getting yourself into?

 

June 20, 1:00PM


This webinar will provide participants with guidance about what boards expect of you, and what you should expect from your board.  We will cover the fundamentals about being a director, bust some myths, and help to get you ready for board membership.

 

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


June 20, 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.

 

39. Think Like a Nonprofit Chief Growth Officer

 

June 20, 2:00PM

 

Are your fundraising events causing donor burnout? Are you struggling to grow your nonprofit’s loyal followers? If you want to increase donors, sponsors and event attendees… It’s time to hit the reset button on your marketing and fundraising. Learn the strategies of a Nonprofit Chief Growth Officer.

 

Who should attend? This session is designed for any nonprofit organization wanting to engage the entire team in marketing and fundraising. Leverage the resources you already have to grow your ideal audiences, make a greater impact and increase revenue.

 

This webinar covers how to:

  • Identify your nonprofit’s ideal fundraising audiences.

  • Find your nonprofit’s hidden content heroes and create marketing that connects with your audiences.

  • Master the nonprofit growth strategy for creating fundraising events that break registration records and appeal to sponsors.

  • Re-energize board members, staff, and volunteers in the important role of nonprofit fundraising.

  • Plus, we will share new resources guaranteed to shorten your path from planning to where you want to be.

 

40. The Art of an Unforgettable Thanks

 

June 20, 2:00PM

 

Giving to charity is the neurological equivalent of winning the lottery! So why do 3 out of 4 donors not make a second gift? What can you do to make them stay? Join us to get ALL THE TOOLS to build loyal donors for life! Our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE will share easy, affordable, time-saving tips and templates to thank donors.

 

This 60-minute webinar is loaded with:

  • Real-life examples of top-notch thank yous

  • When and how to automate without losing the personal touch

  • Digital tools that wow AND save you time & money

  • Before and after thank you makeovers

  • Free templates you can put to work immediately

 

This is a don't-miss opportunity to learn how to keep your donors without adding a ton of extra work to your already-full plate. Register today!

 

41. Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session

 

June 25, 1:00PM

 

Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center by Candid, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You'll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules.


We are seeking proposals from qualified institutions (e.g. public, academic or special libraries, nonprofit resource centers, centers for innovation, community foundations, United Ways, etc.) that can help us carry out this important initiative.


Outcomes

  • Learn about the resources the network would provide to the community and see if its a fit for your organization.

 

42. Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life


June 25, 1:30PM


Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you, it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a fire hose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend.

 

You’ll learn:

  • Which social media platforms you should care about.

  • 5 online tools that will help you master your online world.

  • Listening tools.

  • Engagement tools.

  • How to master your online presence in less than 15 minutes per day.

 

43. 3 New Strategies to Boost Your Member Onboarding, Engagement, and Retention

 

June 25, 2:00PM

 

Is your organization struggling to increase your member retention rate? Do you wonder how to engage both new and long-time members even more?

 

In this webinar, membership research expert Amanda Kaiser will share insights from over 400 interviews with members to help you boost member engagement and increase renewals. You’ll learn how members really think about renewals, how membership organizations of all sizes are delighting their newest members, and the steps you can take to engage new members fast, in order to engage them for life!

 

By the end of this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to get better results from your renewal process by turning it upside-down.

  • How engaging new members within a critical 3-day to 3-week window is helping highly successful organizations.

  • The most powerful (yet most under under-leveraged) key to engaging your new members fast!

 

44. 5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better

 

June 25, 3:00PM

 

How many times have you learned something new about improving your fundraising, and then suddenly realized, “This is going to take a lot more time than I have!”

 

Here’s some much-needed relief from “Fundraising Is Hard and It Keeps Getting Harder” Syndrome:  5 “tricks” that will make your fundraising tasks just a bit easier and less time-consuming … and more effective. Collected from a 30-year career of hands-on fundraising, these hacks are practical, easy, and they work! They’ll help you start your projects on the right foot, align your thinking and strategy with donor motivations, write stronger copy, stay on target -- and raise more money.


What you will learn during this live nonprofit webinar:

  • How to keep your fundraising messages laser-focused on the things your donors care about.

  • How to keep yourself (and everyone else who’s involved) on the same page about your message.

  • How to eliminate most of the guesswork that makes fundraising so difficult.

  • How to write like a veteran fundraising pro starting TODAY.

45. Developing Effective Dashboards and Key Performance Indicators

June 26, 11:30AM

Do you have a dashboard and know what your key performance indicators (KPI’s) are for your organization?  Please bring your questions so we can have a candid conversation regarding dashboards and KPI’s.

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


Immediately following the presentation on benefits of outsourcing nonprofit accounting, we will host a discussion on MIP advance, graph, and chart refresher.


46. Reactivating Lapsed Donors


June 26, 2:00PM


Lapsed donors don’t have to be lost donors. In fact, they can often be some of your best prospects. But keeping them on the same old list is not a recipe for success. This webinar will discuss how to bring lapsed donors back into the fold by creating an engagement strategy based on relationship rebuilding.


47. Introduction to Corporate Giving


June 26, 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.


Upon completion of your registration, you will be receiving an email from our webinar platform, GoTo Webinar. The email will contain your own unique link to the live webinar. This Webinar Qualifies for 1 CFRE Point.

 

48. (Not Quite) Ready for the Redesign: How to Save Money and Avoid Overwhelm on Your Nonprofit Website Project


June 17, 11:00AM


Are you headed into a website redesign, and no sure where to start? Set yourself and your team up for a successful website project by learning the three foundational steps that will help you save money and avoid overwhelm.


Join expert digital trainer Yesenia Sotelo of SmartCause Digital for this interactive training covering important steps such as creating content, understanding users and choosing a content management system.

 

49. How to streamline your nonprofit online marketing & communications workflow


June 27, 1:00PM


If you’re like most nonprofit communication professionals, your job description has dramatically changed over the past few years. No longer are your efforts limited to the annual report and the occasional fundraising promotion. The massive growth of social media and mobile demand that nonprofits curate and publish content on a daily basis to keep their communities engaged.

 

This free webinar will show you ways to save time and be more effective with free and low-cost apps.

 

You will learn:

  • How to automatically create spreadsheets to capture mentions and report your social media progress.

  • How to create beautifully branded social media images directly from your mobile phone.

  • How to manage and analyze your Facebook community using a free app created by Facebook.

  • How to quickly publish stories across multiple social networks.

  • How to quickly optimize and recycle your top-performing stories.

  • How to create a simple editorial calendar with Google calendar.

  • How to automate the most common and mundane social media tasks.

 

50. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

 

June 27, 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.

 

51. Jumpstarting Your Calendar Year-End Fundraising

 

June 27, 2:00PM


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!”

 

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.

 

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

 

Artie Shlykov

Posted by Artie Shlykov

Published Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 1:36 PM

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