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46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2019

Sonia Khosla 30 July 2019 3 comments

free nonprofit webinars

 

Every month, I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars.
 
What better way to escape the August heat than attending free, educational nonprofit webinars?


If you're looking to increase your organization’s membership and awareness, check out our webinar with nonprofit tech expert Amy Neumann for 8 Super Easy Tech Tools to Grow Your Membership and Motivate Your Volunteers!

 

Other topics this month include Google Ad Grants, nonprofit cyber security, tech tools, proposal writing, nonprofit website metrics, fundraising ideas, donation process optimization, and LOTS more!

 

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

 

1. How To Master Your Tribute Book Layout

 

August 1, 1:00PM

 

Every organization should have a beautifully produced tribute book, also known as a program, at their event. A well-produced tribute book highlights your honorees, outlines the event’s schedule, promotes your organization, and creates a revenue stream through tributes and ad sales.

 

What’s not to love about Tribute Books, right?

 

Sure, Tribute Books take a lot of effort and staff support to pull together, and there is always the risk of accidentally omitting important elements.   Many organizations actually forgo event Tribute Books because they don’t even know where to begin to create an attractive and effective one.

 

Wouldn’t it be easier if there was a template your organization could follow that would take the stress and guesswork out of creating a Tribute Book?

 

Well, you're in luck, because in today’s FREE WEBINAR event planning guru A.J. Steinberg is going to show you step-by-step how to create Tribute Books that add value to your event.

 

This webinar will take you step-by-step through an easy-to-replicate tribute book template that highlights your event, promotes your organization, and brings in advertising and tribute ad revenue.

 

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

  • How your Tribute Book works

  • How to promote your organization through your Tribute Book

  • How to inform guests about honorees, speakers and event schedule

  • How to use the Tribute Book as a revenue source

  • How to lay out your Tribute Book pages

  • How to identify elements to include in  your tribute book

  • How to get a professional look for your tribute book pages

  • How to determine when you need a graphic artists

  • How to efficiently create Tribute Book content

  • How to start work on your Tribute Book early!

  • How to delegate information gathering

  • How to work with your Tribute Book printer

 

2Year-End Fundraising and How You Can Cut through the Clutter Online

 

August 1, 2:00PM

 

The ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is also the busiest giving season of the year – and fundraisers and marketers like yourself have to keep delivering bigger and bigger results.

 

But how can you possibly deliver bigger year-end fundraising results when donors are flooded with more and more emails, Black Friday deals, Cyber Monday ads, special offers in the mail, and holiday activities?

 

We have to find a way to cut through all of the noise, get our donor’s attention, and communicate a value proposition that sets your cause apart from every other.

 

In this webinar, Brady Josephson, Managing Director at the NextAfter Institute for Online Fundraising will show you what strategies work to raise more money during year-end based on years of data, research, and over 1600 online fundraising experiments.

 

During the webinar, you’ll discover data-driven ideas to help you:

  • Cut through all the year-end noise and clutter

  • Send email appeals at the right time

  • Use offline strategies to boost online revenue and vice versa

  • Craft the right donation pages to match your donors’ motivations

 

3How To Automate Tasks To Save You 20 Hours a Week

 

August 1, 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

  • And more!

 

4Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up?

 

August 6, 11:00AM

 

Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly. In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts.

 

Join Jay in this metrics-driven webinar to learn:

  • 7 steps to online fundraising success.

  • 5 metrics to measure fundraising performance.

  • How to combat the donor retention problem.

  • The attributes of a killer email campaign.

 

5Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities

 

August 6, 11:00AM

 

Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that's nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization's success. In this session we'll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You'll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization's story of volunteer engagement.

 

What You'll Learn: 

  • Design impact first opportunities.

  • Recognize the role of language in designing and building buy-in for volunteer opportunities.

  • Illustrate impact in your volunteer opportunities.

 

6Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know

 

August 6, 2:00PM

 

The adage says, "You can't have privacy without security, but you can have security without privacy." What does that really mean, and how can you proactively address both for your organization? With privacy scandals and data breaches grabbing headlines daily, even the smallest organizations must take responsibility for lawful custodianship and protection of personal information. In this 60-minute webinar with Michael Standard, senior corporate counsel at Symantec, we will cover the key elements of privacy and security programs. 

 

You will learn:

  • How privacy and security concerns intersect and differ

  • Risks to assess when evaluating your privacy program

  • The definition of "personal information"

  • Key privacy laws that may impact your organization

  • The top three privacy and security threats and how to mitigate them

 

7Introduction to Proposal Writing

 

August 7, 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)

 

8Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program

 

August 8, 11:00AM

 

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you're doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

 

What You'll Learn: 

  • What are the criteria for success for your volunteer program?

  • How can you work with others to create a culture of measurement for volunteer engagement?

 

9Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

 

August 8, 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 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn:

  • 3 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

 

10. New Features in Blackbaud Award and Stewardship Management

 

August 8, 3:00PM

 

Over the past quarter, our Product Management Team and Engineering Team have been hard at work providing new features to improve your Blackbaud Award and Stewardship Management experience. Join the webinar to review the latest features and ask questions!

 

11How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

 

August 8, 3:00PM

 

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.

 

12. Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

 

August 13, 10:30AM

 

Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception, and SEO is its best friend.

 

In this session, learn from nonprofits who are experts at search engine optimization and driving traffic to their websites, plus review the SEO tools and techniques that maximize your findability. We’ll cover what SEO is and how it works, why search engines like Google matter and outline the 6 steps to mastering SEO:

  1. Keyword research

  2. Website optimization

  3. Link building

  4. Fresh content

  5. Landing pages

  6. Analytics

 

13. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

 

August 13, 11:00AM

 

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.

 

14. An Inside Look at Firespring’s Nonprofit Websites

 

August 13, 3:00PM

 

Finding the best nonprofit website and online tools can be daunting. We often end up juggling multiple platforms, working harder to achieve less. Wouldn’t it be better if you had just one effective nonprofit fundraising website with a content management system that does it all?

 

Learn how to master your online presence and leverage the power of your nonprofit website. Join us for insight into technology trends and best practices, plus see firsthand why Firespring offers the best nonprofit websites.

 

Attend this webinar on nonprofit websites and discover:

  • Why nonprofits struggle with their web presence.

  • The ABCs of creating a killer nonprofit website.

  • An inside look at how the content management system and tools work.

  • Answers to your questions during live Q&A.

 

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

 

August 14, 1:00PM

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

During this Free Live Nonprofit Webinar we will cover:

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

  • A brief overview of Facebook Fundraising and YouTube Giving Tools  

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

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

 

16. 3 Simple Steps to Advance in Your Fundraising Career

 

August 14, 2:00PM

 

When I entered the career of fundraising more than thirty years ago, I came from an eleven-year career in banking, where I went from being a part-time teller to a private banker in a few short years. I quickly realized that while I brought some great business skills to bring to the nonprofit world, I also had a lot to learn. Within five years, I opened my own fundraising consulting firm! How did I advance so quickly in two very different professions?

 

I followed three simple steps!

 

And I’m going to share these steps with you in a free webinar. 

 

Learning objectives:

  • List the three steps to help you advance in your career

  • Learn how to juggle your tasks to find time for these three steps

  • Learn how to convince your organization you're ready to advance

 

17. Introduction to Project Budgets

 

August 14, 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

 

18. Turning #GivingTuesday Donors into Recurring Donors

 

August 14, 2:00PM

 

Reaching donors on #GivingTuesday can be a real challenge. This year, take a unique approach to your #GT campaign and leverage all the hard work you put into your campaign by creating long-term results through monthly and recurring donors. Learn how you can take advantage of the transactional nature of #GivingTuesday to create sustained, long-term revenue for your nonprofit by enrolling today for our exciting live webinar, Turning #GivingTuesday Donors into Recurring Donors.

What you’ll learn:

  • How #GivingTuesday can benefit your nonprofit
  • Shifting your #GT approach for fundraising success 
  • Expert strategies for attaining and retaining monthly donors 
  • Crafting a donor experience that inspires year-round support 

19Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps

 

August 15, 11:00AM

 

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. 

 

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

 

August 15, 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

 

21. The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

 

August 15, 2:30PM

 

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

 

Join us to discover:

  • 3 keys to becoming a thought leader.

  • Who should blog? It’s not who you’d expect.

  • 7 components of the best nonprofit blogs.

  • Tips to optimize your blog’s effectiveness.

  • 4 ways to promote your blog.

  • Tips for measuring your blog’s performance.

 

22. Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

 

August 20, 11:00AM

 

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

 

23. Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact

 

August 20, 11:00AM

 

Is a company’s culture determined by design or default? How does your company culture drive impact in your organization and in the community? Join lifelong entrepreneur Jay Wilkinson to discover how Firespring, the company he founded, relies on its vibrant culture to attract and keep great talent, drive community engagement and, ultimately, do more good. 

 

You will learn:

  • The ROI of a great organizational culture.

  • The 3 steps to building a healthy culture.

  • How to discover your values. 

  • The biggest misconceptions about culture.

 

24. Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

 

August 20 2:30PM

 

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.

 

25. Accounting for Grants and Contracts: Deciphering FASB's ASU 2018-08

 

August 21, 1:00PM

 

The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) accounting standards update (ASU) No. 2018-08, Not-For-Profit-Entities (Topic 958) helps clarify the guidance around cash contributions and other assets (grants) made or received by nonprofit organizations. However, this ASU can be hard to understand and implement. Join Paul Preziotti in this webinar, where he will discuss how to: determine conditionality of grants, identify right-of-return requirements, and recognize whether transactions should be categorized as contributions or exchanges.

 

Paul Preziotti, CPA, is a Principal for the multi-office CPA firm, Johnson Lambert LLP. He is responsible for providing audit, consulting services and engagement management to not-for-profit entities and employee benefit plans. He has significant experience serving as an advisor for organizations on a variety of issues including risk assessment, governance, compliance and internal control considerations. Paul is also a current member of the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Council, the AICPA’s Uniform Accountancy Act Council and a past chair for the GWSCPA’s Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Symposium.

 

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

 

August 21, 1:00PM

 

FYI: You must be a registered nonprofit (501c3 if based in the US) to be eligible for Google Grants. *Government entities, hospitals & schools are not eligible*.

 

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:

  • Informational

  • What is Google Ad Grants?

  • How do Google Ads work?

  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?

  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.

 

27. Google Ad Grants 101

 

August 21, 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!

 

28Exploring Key Data and Findings from the 2018 Columbus Survey

 

August 21, 2:00PM

 

The annual Columbus Survey of community foundations is referred to by many as the “census of the community foundation field,” started by the Columbus Foundation in 1988 and administered by CF Insights since 2008. The Columbus Survey collects self-reported data from across the field to uncover financial trends and operational activity among community foundations in the United States.

 

Last year’s survey results reflecting fiscal year (FY) 2017 showed that community foundation asset sizes grew at an accelerated rate from the year before, with the median community foundation experiencing a 12.7% asset increase in an economy that allowed for strong investment returns. The field's aggregate gift total reached a new high for the second consecutive year, while field-wide grantmaking saw its sixth consecutive annual increase.

 

Join David Rosado, director of CF Insights by Candid, as he discusses some of the top-level findings from the latest Columbus Survey reflecting FY2018 and provides a demonstration of how your community foundation can leverage comparative data from peers to provide useful insights.

 

29Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends

 

August 21, 3:00PM

 

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.

 

30Working So Far in 2019: Ideas to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Online Outreach

 

August 22, 11:00AM

 

As you drafted your goals and implementation plans for the new fiscal year, did you start to ask yourself questions like…

 

What are the most effective and budget-friendly ways that my nonprofit can find new supporters?

Should I boost our Facebook posts, does it actually work?

Are popups always annoying or could they help me with my online marketing goals?

Join expert trainer Yesenia Sotelo for an informative, interactive session designed specifically for nonprofit communicators and fundraisers. 

 

You’ll learn:

  • Which methods of online outreach are working better than expected in 2019

  • Which methods aren’t working as well as previous years

  • What nonprofits are doing to optimize their specific online outreach efforts

 

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

 

August 22, 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

 

32. Conducting A Strategic Portfolio Review

 

August 23, 2:00PM

 

You go into nonprofit work to make a difference in the world…to serve…to have an impact. Yet this impulse gets many teams and organizations into trouble. You may be trying to be all things to all people. This leads to a proliferation of programs and services. They may have made sense when they were first created. But do they fit today’s reality?

 

In this webinar, you will learn about a rigorous process that enables you to review your portfolio of programs and initiatives and make strategic decisions.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Review key steps in strategic portfolio review process

  • Identify methods for assessing program mission alignment

  • Discuss the key objections people have to sunsetting programs

 

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

 

August 27, 10:00AM

 

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.

34. Six Ways to Make Your Nonprofit's WordPress Site Secure from Getting Hacked

 

August 27, 10:00AM

 

If you’re an IT leader or part of a nonprofit communications team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be.

It’s hard to stay on top of the site maintenance but in the back of your mind, you know it needs to be done. But while your site gets left in the dark every month, a hidden security risk grows.

It’s a matter of time before your website gets hacked.

The last thing you want added to your list is trying to figure out how to fix a site that’s been suddenly hijacked or taken offline.

Your website is an investment that's worth protecting and it's important that your donors and constituents have a consistently positive experience.

There will be a live Q&A session at the end so have yours ready.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Why strong security is important for WordPress

  • What can happen when your nonprofit's website gets hacked

  • Six practical steps you can take to keep your site protected

  • Bonus tips and security recommendations

 

35. How to Turn Event Attendees into Annual Donors

 

August 27, 12:00PM 

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on forging long term relationships with event attendees.  Chad will provide a proven system for assessing which attendees are interested in becoming more engaged and then converting them to annual non-event donors.

 

36. Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session

 

August 27, 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.

 

37. Raise More Money by Automating the Right Message at the Right Time

 

August 27, 2:00PM

 

Supporter actions and other data can tell you the best time to ask a donor to upgrade to become a monthly giver, join a mid-level program, or just make the next gift. When this is combined with automation, you can raise more money with less effort. 

 

This webinar will use case studies to show how data, careful segmentation, and automation combine to deliver the right message, to the right supporter, at the right time. We'll see how this results in greater revenue for the organization. 

 

We'll specifically discuss

  • How to create email automation workflows to manage messaging

  • When to choose between blast, drip, and nurture campaigns

  • How set up automation for welcome series, donor re-engagement, sustain recruitment, and renewal campaigns

 

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

 

August 27, 2:00PM

 

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.

 

39. The State of Nonprofit Donation Pages

 

August 27, 2:30PM

 

For any organization to raise money online, a donor has to land on a donation page. And based on brand new research from RaiseDonors and NextAfter, every organization has room to improve their donation page.

 

In fact, after analyzing the donation pages of 203 nonprofits across 12 verticals, Brady and his team found that:

  • 40% of nonprofits require non-essential information to complete a donation.

  • 78% of organizations use ‘Donate’ language instead of ‘Give’ or ‘Support.’

  • 54% of nonprofits don’t pre-select a preferred giving amount.

 

In this webinar, you’ll get more data-driven insights to help you use copy to communicate why someone should give, upgrade one-time donors to recurring donors and improve your online giving experience. You’ll also learn tested and proven strategies from real experiments with real organizations that will help you verifiably increase donations and revenue from your online donation pages.

 

40. 8 Super Easy Tech Tools to Grow Your Membership and Motivate Your Volunteers

 

August 27, 2:00PM

 

Are you looking to increase your organization's membership and awareness? Technology can be a useful tool to automate tasks, simplify communications and free up more time to focus on your members. Automating a few tasks can save you hours each week and allow you to maximize the time you spend creating a greater impact in your community. Nonprofit technology expert, Amy Neumann will show us how to proactively find and reach out to more people in your audience.

 

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How to increase engagement with potential members and volunteers- and track your results.

  • Tech tips to maximize time and manage projects more efficiently and effectively.

  • How to apply recent tech trends to grow your membership.

  • And more!

41. An Inside Look at Firespring’s Nonprofit Websites

 

August 28, 11:00AM

 

Finding the best nonprofit website and online tools can be daunting. We often end up juggling multiple platforms, working harder to achieve less. Wouldn’t it be better if you had just one effective nonprofit fundraising website with a content management system that does it all?

 

Learn how to master your online presence and leverage the power of your nonprofit website. Join us for insight into technology trends and best practices, plus see firsthand why Firespring offers the best nonprofit websites.

 

Attend this webinar on nonprofit websites and discover:

  • Why nonprofits struggle with their web presence.

  • The ABCs of creating a killer nonprofit website.

  • An inside look at how the content management system and tools work.

  • Answers to your questions during live Q&A.

 

42. Nonprofit Forum - Common Audit Pitfalls and Implementing the New Standards

 

August 28, 11:30AM

 

While not required by law, one reason a nonprofit might conduct an audit is to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to financial transparency and accountability.

 

And while a nonprofit can spend considerable resources for its annual audit, it is important that it consider the following to ensure the audit is a success.

 

No delays: An audit needs to avoid any major delays.

 

Minimal accrual and year-end adjustments: The nonprofit needs to ensure that all accrual and year-end adjustments are completed prior to the start of the audit.

 

Minor board and management comments: It is a good idea to have an exit interview after the fieldwork to review the audit’s results.

 

No material weakness or significant deficiency: This is a deficiency in internal controls that could negatively impact financial integrity.

 

Nonprofit should prepare audited financial statements and related disclosures:  The organization should have the ability and accounting systems to prepare the audited financial statements and related footnotes and disclosures.

 

Fraud detection is not purpose of audit:  While nonprofit leaders may believe the annual audit will uncover fraud, it is very unlikely this will occur.

 

Auditor does not guarantee financial statement accuracy:  While auditor does issue an opinion on the nonprofit’s financial statements, the auditor does not certify or guarantee its accuracy.

 

43. Leveraging the New Demographics in Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

 

August 28, 2:00PM

 

When you share your organization’s demographics and equity practices, you strengthen your nonprofit’s commitment to inclusion and help the sector learn.

 

To support this effort, we will be launching a new and improved demographics section in the Nonprofit Profiles on GuideStar. During this training, you’ll learn how to complete this section and apply best practices for collecting demographic information from your staff and board. Plus, we’ll share resources to help you get started right away.

 

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

  • Recognize the importance of demographics and equity data in the nonprofit sector

  • Apply best practices for collecting demographic information within your organization

  • Complete the demographics section of your profile

  • Locate resources for surveying your staff and board

 

44. Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World

 

August 28, 2:30PM

 

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

 

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

 

August 28, 3:00PM

 

FYI: You must be a registered nonprofit (501c3 if based in the US) to be eligible for Google Grants. *Government entities, hospitals & schools are not eligible*.

 

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:

  • Informational

  • What is Google Ad Grants?

  • How do Google Ads work?

  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?

  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.

 

46. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

 

August 29, 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


And that's it, folks! If you know of any other free nonprofit webinars happening in August, please email skhosla@personifycorp.com and I'll add them to the list. Happy learning :)

 

Sonia Khosla

Posted by Sonia Khosla

Published Tuesday, 30 July 2019 at 3:20 PM

Comments

  • Shweta Shah said:

    Monday, 15 July 2019 at 7:43 AM
    Hi. Thank you so much for such an informative blog about the free non-profit charity organization webinar. It was really great to know about these webinars happening online that help us in gaining insightful knowledge. Kindly posting such articles for awareness!
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Monday, 15 July 2019 at 9:10 AM
    Hi Shweta,

    Thanks for your kind words! Glad you find it helpful. Keep an eye out for the next one in a month! ;)

    Tatiana
  • Chuck Spidell said:

    Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 8:12 PM
    Thanks for adding my WordPress security webinar to your list, much appreciated. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with comms leaders.

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