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51 Free Nonprofit Webinars for October 2019

Sonia Khosla 30 September 2019 5 comments

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Every month, I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars.
What better way to start October than curling up to attend free, educational nonprofit webinars?

If you're looking to increase your organization’s membership and awareness, check out our webinar with nonprofit executive director expert Sean Kosofsky for 8 Super Easy Tips to Skyrocket Your Email List to Grow Your Membership!


Other topics this month includes volunteer engagement, nonprofit storytelling, tech tools, #givingtuesday, nonprofit board members, fundraising ideas, cyber security, and LOTS more!


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

 1. Social Media 102


October 1, 2:00PM 


So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.  


Join us to learn how to: 

  • Use social media to connect with constituents. 

  • Monitor conversations to stay ahead of the curve. 

  • Get people to advocate on your behalf. 

  • Navigate social media advertising and understand when to use it. 


2. Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!


October 2, 3:00PM 


Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you. 


Join Kelly Medwick in this fundraising webinar to: 

  • Assess your board’s fundraising personality. 

  • Motivate your board members to fundraise. 

  • Set goals and kick off campaigns. 

  • Create individual plans they’ll rock. 

  • Track without nagging. 

  • Use goal attainment as board engagement. 

  • Webinar host Kelly Medwick serves as chief business development officer for Firespring and is a former chief of staff, marketer and fundraiser who has seen it, done it and wrote the webinar. Join her and make a friend who can give you fundraising ideas and supercharge your nonprofit’s fundraising momentum. 


3. Calling Bay Area Artists: How to Apply to the Creative Work Fund


October 2, 2:00PM 


The Creative Work Fund supports artists creating new works through collaborations with nonprofits. Artists must co-apply with their intended nonprofit partners. In preparation for its December 6, 2019 letter of inquiry deadline, the Creative Work Fund invites potential applicants to learn about the program’s history and focus, its guidelines and deadlines, navigating its online application, and what makes a strong letter of inquiry. Eligible artists may work in any discipline, and their 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners may work in any field of endeavor, but both the lead artists and nonprofits must live in the 11-county San Francisco Bay Area (extending from Napa to Monterey counties). Creative Work Fund grants range in size from $15,000-$45,000. The Creative Work Fund is a program of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund that also is generously supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 


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


  • Determine whether your project meets the Creative Work 

  • Fund’s guidelines 

  • Create an online account in preparation for applying 

  • Describe the contents of a successful letter of inquiry 

  • Apply writing tips to your letter of inquiry 


4. End of Year Email Checklist: Top Tips for Email Segmenting, Scheduling and Sending


October 2, 1:00PM 


It’s almost crunch time! This session will help you prepare your end-of-year email operations to ensure your messages reach the right constituents at the right time! We’ll review best practices for email segmentation, scheduling and sending your Giving Tuesday and end-of-year emails with Luminate. 


5. The Makings of a Great Development Director


October 3, 2:00PM 


If there is one thing that nonprofit organizations agree on it’s that raising money is hard. Funding can be hard to come by even if you are mission-oriented and have strong leadership. During this live, online training, we share best practices for hiring a development director and setting goals for their first year with your organization. We will also provide guidance for evaluating your director’s performance and empowering your director and fundraising staff. 


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


  • Choose key questions to ask candidates when hiring a development director 

  • Identify realistic expectations for a new development director 

  • Plan ways to engage a new development director during their first few months of employment 

  • Answer strategic questions to create a working development plan for their first year 

  • Implement a collaborative evaluation process 


6. Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact


October 3, 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 Andrew Tuzson, vice president of digital experience, to discover how Firespring 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. 


7. Fail-Proof Digital Fundraising Ideas That Will Raise At Least $10,000


October 3, 2:00PM 


You might have noticed — just having a donate button on your website or sending out e-blasts over and over again aren’t helping you reach new donors anymore. The way successful organizations fundraise has changed, and you can too before it’s too late. 


Let’s find you a fail-proof way to reach more new donors. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to demystify what works when it comes to digital fundraising and what doesn’t. Here’s what you’ll learn: 


Proven tools to help you acquire new donors any time of the year. 

Latest trends in optimizing your donate button to convert more donors. 

Nine tactics that you can execute with little budget or staff with out-sized results. 


With all these insider insights, you’ll be equipped with new fundraising ideas, tips, and proven strategies to help you increase giving on your next fundraising initiative! 


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


October 8, 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. 


9. Crowdfunding and the Impact on #GivingTuesday Success


October 8, 2:00PM 


Crowdfunding on sites like Facebook changed the fundraising landscape for #GivingTuesday in 2018. While for many organizations this meant a lift in #GivingTuesday engagement, for your #GivingTuesday supporters the experience was mediocre. In this session, learn how crowdfunding impacted 2018 and what you should be thinking about in 2019 to capitalize on the shift in behavior on #GivingTuesday. 


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


October 8, 11:00AM 


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. 


11. What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It?


October 9, 12:00PM 


Do you, your staff and board members feel uncomfortable talking about money? It’s much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that’s just one component of successful fundraising communication. 


Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone can be dry and uninspiring, but when your money story is combined with a story about one person—people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer. 


Join Lori L. Jacobwith, chief fundraising culture changer & master storyteller, to learn how to reduce “talking about money” discomfort and how to powerfully include your money story in any and all fundraising communication. 


You’ll learn: 

  • Why we shy away from talking about money and what to do about it. 

  • What a money story is. 

  • How to calculate your money story. 

  • How to articulate your money story. 

  • How to powerfully combine your money story with a mission moment. 


12. Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact


October 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. 


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


October 9, 1:00PM 


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. 


14. End of Year Email Checklist: Top Tips for Email Segmenting, Scheduling and Sending


October 9, 1:00PM 


It’s almost crunch time! This session will help you prepare your end-of-year email operations to ensure your messages reach the right constituents at the right time! We’ll review best practices for email segmentation, scheduling and sending your Giving Tuesday and end-of-year emails with Luminate. 


15. How Crisis Org Websites Should Advocate Online


October 10, 11:00AM 


Managing a crisis organization has a lot of moving parts, and you need one website with a powerful content management system to handle the majority of them. 


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 exclusively for crisis orgs to learn: 

  • Why crisis orgs struggle with their web presence. 

  • The ABCs of creating a powerful nonprofit website. 

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

  • Real world examples of how crisis organizations have mastered their online presence. 

  • Answers to your questions during live Q&A. 


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


October 10, 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! 


17. Your Senior Care Reputation is Strong. Is Your Website?


October 10, 2:30PM 


Finding the best website and online tools for your senior organization 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 senior orgs struggle with their web presence. 

  • The ABCs of creating a powerful nonprofit website. 

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

  • Real-world examples of how senior organizations have mastered their online presence. 

  • Answers to your questions during live Q&A. 


18. Making Digital Transformation Affordable and Doable


October 10, 1:00PM 


How would you describe your digital day? Do you find yourself copying and pasting information from one spreadsheet to another? How much time do you spend manually entering data into a spreadsheet or your database - donation data, volunteer data, marketing, financial etc? Do you have folders of documents titled application.final.version2 and application.final.final.clean and application.final.usethisone? Are staff consumed by logistical details of program management? Do you suspect that there’s a way that all of this could be easier with the use of technology? 


What you'll learn: 

  • The five principles of digital transformation 

  • The one critical decision that will determine how your digital transformation takes shape 

  • How digital transformation can lead to a culture shift and inform your talent strategy

19. Kickstarting Your Strategic Planning Process


October 14, 3:00PM


2020 is approaching quickly. Is your strategy in good shape, or is it time to rethink? If your nonprofit organization is starting a strategic planning process, we have practical advice for getting started with a strong plan and foundation for this work.


In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • The critical elements of strategic plan
  • Best practices that other nonprofit leaders have put into place
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Practical tips for starting off successfully

20. Data to Action: Making Your Data Useful and Visible


October 15, 1:00PM


With data-driven insights, you can identify exactly the right items for your auction, including the experiences that will cause a bidding frenzy. By looking beyond your own organization’s data, you can understand the impact of factors like experience location, auction location, and seasonal variations in demand. Armed with these insights, you can identify the experiences and packages that will work best for your auction. Knowing where your data will come from is critical. Knowing how to sift through it to find meaningful insights is vital. Turning those insights into action? That’s what really sets the great fundraisers apart.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand reasons we avoid data and why we shouldn’t.
  • Learn how to identify data that’s actually useful.
  • Master ways to make data easily understandable through data visualization.

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

October 15, 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 


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


October 15, 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. 


23. Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation


October 16, 2:30PM 


It’s no secret that people are attached to their phones—checking email, social media, even shopping, purchasing and making donations. If you haven’t figured it out, your nonprofit needs an engaging mobile presence. This used to be a nice-to-have; now it’s a must-have. 


Mobile marketing is a key component of any comprehensive marketing strategy. And optimizing your website for all devices and screens is crucial for staying relevant with today’s audiences, especially millennials and Gen Xers, but even the more tech-savvy baby boomers. And if you don’t keep up you’ll lag behind, losing online visitors, donors and, ultimately, donations. 


Join Molly Coke for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing, with an emphasis on: 


4 reasons why your website needs to look great on a smartphone. 

  • How each generation responds to marketing (and how to optimize your efforts). 

  • 5 tips for planning your mobile marketing strategy. 

  • Discover why mobile marketing is so important and get valuable tips on how to market to each generation when you join Molly for this insightful free webinar. 


24. Rethinking Philanthropy: Indigenous-led Grantmaking


October 16, 2:00PM 


In this webinar, we are bringing together indigenous leaders from the philanthropic sector that will share how they have redefined grantmaking practices to better serve Indigenous communities. This panel will comment on the unique needs of native communities in the South West of the United States, as well as explore the regional and global Indigenous-led movements that are gaining traction.  Jim Enote of the Colorado Plataeu Foundation will speak to the benefits of running a Native-led grantmaking program and the unique practices that the foundation has developed to support its grantmaking. Dr. Myrna Kay Cunningham Kain will address how the Pawanka Fund’s Indigenous-led grantmaking efforts is supporting Indigenous leaders and promoting learning between local projects and the communities they serve. Teresa Zapeta of the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), will share how FIMI is enabling Indigenous women to access and mobilize the resources they need around the world. 


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

  • Discover unique challenges that Indigenous led organizations around the world face when trying to access philanthropic funds 

  • Describe how Indigenous communities are redefining philanthropic practices 

  • Compare different approaches to Indigenous-led grantmaking 

  • Recognize how Indigenous-led grantmaking practices could be applied to your grantees or community 


25. Countdown to Your Best Year-End Giving Campaign


October 16, 2:00PM 


Our live webinar, Countdown to Your Best Year-End Giving Campaign will get you prepped and strategized with ten of the most powerful ways of optimizing your campaign efforts. From how to mobilize your team to compelling donor engagement ideas and everything in-between. With these tips from our fundraising experts, you’re sure to end the year on a high note.    


  What You’ll Learn:  

  • How to prime your donors for your message 

  • Ways to best involve your board and staff 

  • Expert storytelling tips to drive more donations 

  • The most effective year-end communication strategies 


26. Quick Tactics for #GivingTuesday


October 17, 11:00AM 


#GivingTuesday, the biggest giving day of the year, is just months away. We’re kicking off the countdown with a session to teach you how to maximize the time you have left and lay the foundation for a successful day of giving. 


We’ll explore the important role your website plays, powerful tactics you still have time to implement and the essentials for an integrated communications plan. Let us help you create a successful #GivingTuesday strategy that lasts well beyond a one-day event. 


Key takeaways: 

  • Why your website needs a #GivingTuesday page and how to build one. 

  • How to get your community excited. 

  • 4 critical strategies for Giving Day success. 

  • Top 10 tricks to becoming a #GivingTuesday pro. 

  • Checklists to keep you organized and prepared. 


27. Seven Steps to Improving Your Team’s Performance


October 17, 2:00PM 


The nonprofit sector is far from different. Winning may result in a high profile, better funding, and stronger connections, while losses usually result in less funding, poor program quality, and diminished overall capacity. Your team needs to train, review, and evaluate their past performance. Staff need the right equipment to be successful. Excellent communication skills across the organization ensures everyone knows their play. And remember, EVERYONE has a bad game, once in a while. 


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


  • Identify strategies to further your understanding of your team members and how they work best 

  • Evaluate if your team is meeting their goals and identify the necessary skills and expertise to achieve success 

  • Apply new strategies to further engage your staff in their personal and professional development 

  • Design a plan to manage your team’s performance 

  • Build upon your team’s successes and prepare for the next level of goals and outcomes 


28. So Your Nonprofit Has Been Hacked...Now What?


October 17, 1:00PM 


Would you know what to do if your nonprofit organization was hacked by a cyber criminal? While cybersecurity systems are improving every day, cyber criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated in their attack strategies. The nonprofit sector is particularly vulnerable, as they carry valuable and sensitive information and often lack the resources to ensure their organization is appropriately protected. Join BDO for a webinar on what to do in the event that your nonprofit organization is faced with a cyber-incident. 


What you’ll learn: 

  • Indications you’ve been hacked – things to look for 

  • Implementation of best practices and policies 

  • Preventing future cyber-attacks 


29. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine



October 17, 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 


30. #GiveTime on #GivingTuesday: Engaging Corporations Through Service


October 22, 1:00PM 


Companies of all sizes are looking to engage their employees in meaningful volunteer opportunities. How can you leverage Giving Tuesday to strengthen relationships with businesses and how can companies leverage their volunteer efforts to support Giving Tuesday and organizations year-round? Tune in to find out. 


31. Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement


October 22, 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. 


32. How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors


October 22, 1:00PM 


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


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


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

  • How to apply donor-centric messaging to your event 

  • How to pivot from “us” to “you” 

  • How to use appreciation in all of your event elements 

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

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

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

  • How to use mingle-time to build community 

  • How to use post-event engagement to keep the love flowing 

  • How to use AJ’s awesome post-event protocol to turn guests into donors 


33. 12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance


October 22, 12:00PM 


Nonprofit financial health can seem like an elusive, nuanced and subjective judgment call. But when you break it all down, it boils down to 12 Golden Rules of nonprofit finance that help keep your organization healthy. From budgeting to operating reserves, if you follow these rules, you’ll be on your way to a better understanding of nonprofit financial health. This session is a great introduction for those who are new to nonprofit finance. 


34. How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website


October 22, 2:30PM 


You work hard and wear a lot of hats (with no time to buy the matching shoes). Changing the world can be time-consuming and stressful! 


Let us lighten your workload and ease your mind with this webinar that’ll help you put your nonprofit website to work for you and make it multitask as well as you do. Go beyond the basics 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 boost your website conversion with powerful landing pages. 

The key fundamentals for creating a nonprofit website that works harder than a brochure site. 

What to consider regarding website accessibility. 

You can create a website that frees you up to focus on your mission and maybe even toss a few of those hats aside. Let’s help you get the most out of your website. 


35. It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community


October 23, 2:30PM 


One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is changing the culture of giving and engagement, and our futures depend on it. Often we get so caught up in ‘the ask’ that we forget what motivates people to support us in the first place: relationships. Join Angie Kubicek, chief marketing officer at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you. You’ll learn: 


What donor stewardship means in an online world. 

How to fire up board members, volunteers, donors and staff to fundraise every day. 

10 vital actions to cultivate a network eager to support you. 

How to generate loyal support long past a specific campaign. 

Why a consistent communications plan is essential. 

Although campaigns serve their purpose and give donors an exciting event to rally around, the time in between initiatives can make all the difference. We guarantee you’ll walk away confident in the steps you need to earn the trust and vigorous support of your online community. 


36. Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions


October 23, 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 

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


October 24, 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 


38. An Inside Look at Firespring’s Nonprofit Websites


October 24, 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. 

39. How to Get Donor Visits and Knock Them Out of the Park


October 24, 12:00PM 


Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session focused on figuring out who you should talk to, getting the meeting, figuring out what questions to ask and following up afterward. Chad will walk you step by step through the process he has successfully used for years as he works to raise support for a charity. 


40. Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace)


October 24, 2:30PM 


Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2019 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact, including: 


How to use artificial intelligence (AI) to engage. 

Micro moments and influencer marketing. 

Gaming as a fundraising and awareness tool. 

The differences between visual, local and voice search. 

How to automate your marketing. 


41. DIY Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit Website Redesign


October 24, 11:00AM


Invest your expertise and insight into one of the most important aspects of your website redesign: the content strategy! Join this interactive training with nonprofit website expert Yesenia Sotelo and learn:

  • What content strategy is and why it matters to your website redesign project
  • Why you should start working on your content strategy as early as possible
  • How to get started creating, documenting and implementing a content strategy

42. 8 Super Easy Tips to Skyrocket Your Email List to Grow Your Membership


October 29, 2:00PM 


Do you ever feel like your organization isn’t getting the audience it deserves, even though you’re doing great work?   


For many organizations, building a bigger email list of subscribers is a priority - it can give you a larger audience to spread the word about your mission, as well as for promoting events, fundraising, and more.    

If you want to reach a larger audience but aren’t sure where to start, we invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar with nonprofit communications expert Sean Kosofsky. Sean will share his steps for boosting your email list, and show how a bigger list can help you increase donations, find more volunteers, and build power to achieve your mission. 


In this webinar, you’ll learn: 

  • How to use landing pages and lead magnets as tools to quickly convert strangers into followers  

  • How to export the emails of your LinkedIn contacts, board members, staff (and how to connect with them) 

  • How to use all your relationships to share high-performing landing page links and supercharge your list’s growth...at no cost! 

43. A Fundraiser's Perspective on How to Stand Out on #GivingTuesday


October 29, 2:00PM 


Vicki Morcos, Partnership Officer, at the Dunham Fund oversees the connection of local nonprofits to their funding partners and community stakeholders. In 2018, under Vicki's leadership, the #ILGive for #GivingTuesday campaign secured 2,530 donors who generously contributed $813,300, effecting 77 nonprofits, throughout many Illinois communities. This impactful webinar, showcasing Vicki Morcos, will teach you how to double your impact by highlighting ways to motivate your community, and especially your donors, influencing your #GivingTuesday success. 


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


October 29, 1:00PM 


If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms 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. 


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 


45. Introduction to Finding Grants


October 30, 2:00PM 


Are you new to the field of grant-seeking? 


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. 


46. Social Media 101 for Nonprofits


October 30, 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. 


47. How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage)


October 31, 2:00PM 


You can market your organization till you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t know how your efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary–and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. They can steer you in the right direction if you know how to interpret them, then use them. 


Put your analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success by using all that information to optimize for future messages, fundraisers and campaigns. Join Firespring’s VP of support services, Molly Coke, in this free educational session to discover: 


What web analytics tell you and why they’re important. 

The insights you can glean from email marketing metrics. 

How to target audience segments from your web analytics. 

How to analyze your data to know what’s working (and what’s not). 

Your nonprofit website is a powerful tool, and it will provide you with useful feedback if you simply understand how to decipher the web analytics that can help you make smart marketing decisions. 


48. How to Choose the Best Consultant for Your Nonprofit


October 31, 2:00PM 


It’s up to you to know what kind of problem you have, the experience you need, and the kind of person you can work with. And, while credentials abound, there is no universal marker that says that your consultant knows how to consult. Plus, there’s the challenge of managing the project in a way that gets the most out of your investment. 


It’s a risky endeavor to hire a consultant: significant dollars, time, and reputations are often on the line. Educating yourself and your team about this rarely talked-about subject can have a huge payoff for your organization. 


Join two practicing consultants with a combined 40+ years of experience advising nonprofits to learn the honest scoop about how you can best prepare for and gain results from your next engagement. 


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


  • Define a project 

  • Identify where to find consultants 

  • Screen and select the best match 

  • Manage the engagement to maximize results 


49. How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations



October 31, 2:00PM 


In the last year, Facebook launched an entirely new set of tools to help nonprofits raise funds on the platform. Did you know that your nonprofit can now collect donations with these tools on your page, via Facebook ads, and even in individual posts? 


In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook! 


Key Takeaways 


  • An up-to-date overview of Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools 

  • How to sign up, register, and get started right away   

  • Simple and easy ways to use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools   

  • Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Facebook’s Fundraising Tools 

50. The Fundraising Myth That Should Scare You the Most


October 31, 2:00PM 


On Halloween we all enjoy a little bit of fright. So we'll be looking at some of the most deadly -- yet commonly believed -- myths in fundraising that chase away your donors and squash your fundraising revenue. More important, I'll show you how to free yourself from these myths and maximize your fundraising all year 'round. 


Participants will discover that common beliefs about fundraising are deeply damaging to relationships with donors and ultimately their fundraising bottom line. 


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


October 31, 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

Sonia Khosla

Posted by Sonia Khosla

Published Monday, 30 September 2019 at 4:20 PM


  • 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! ;)

  • 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.
  • Manish Pahuja said:

    Friday, 23 August 2019 at 1:19 AM
    Loved reading your practical tips!!

    We at Don Bosco India started our volunteer tourism program fairly recently.

    I will be pleased if you can read and post your suggestions here:
  • Hammad said:

    Monday, 02 September 2019 at 11:46 PM
    Great blog worth to read this thanks for sharing


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