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46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2019

Sonia Khosla 31 October 2019 5 comments

free nonprofit webinars

 

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


If you're looking to give your website a modern and professional look and feel, check out our webinar with nonprofit design expert Sarah Henry for How to Design an Irresistible Website that Attracts the Right Members!

 

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. 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

November 5, 11:00AM 
 
There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses, including:

  • The 5 types of nonprofit emails.
  • The anatomy of an email marketing campaign.
  • 6 email marketing mistakes to avoid.
  • 5 secrets of email marketing geniuses.

2. Make the Most of Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile in Time for #GivingTuesday

November 5, 2:00PM

The deadline to update your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar before #GivingTuesday is Friday, November 15. If you miss it, potential donors may make decisions based on stale information about your organization. Don’t let them, and don’t panic!

Join us to learn lightning fast ways to maximize the fundraising potential of your profile before potential donors and funders start looking.

We'll show you how to gain access to your organization’s profile–a very important first step. Then we’ll focus on the “must have” information shared with GuideStar’s 10 million users and millions more on our 200+ partner websites, including AmazonSmile, Facebook, Charity Navigator, and many more.

Plus, we’ll show you how to earn a Bronze Seal of Transparency, so your organization can unlock the feature to add a donate button to your profile.

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 live, online training, you should be able to:

  • Update your profile in time for the November 15 deadline for #GivingTuesday
  • Explain how the information from your profile powers 200+ charitable websites and applications
  • Earn at least a Bronze Seal of Transparency for your organization

3. How to Raise More Money Than Ever Before During the Year-End Giving Season

November 5, 2:00PM

The last two months of the calendar year might just be the most important part of the year for your non-profit. The average non-profit raises over 35% if its revenue during this short time-span.

Do you want to learn how to raise more money than ever before during the year-end giving season? If so, join fundraising expert Joe Garecht for this one-hour webinar. During his presentation, Joe will give you a simple, step-by-step program for maximizing year-end giving at your non-profit… plus, you’ll get a deeper understanding of your donors’ motivations for giving at the end of the year. Don’t miss it!

4. The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

November 5, 2:00PM

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs - recruitment, retention and recognition. We'll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we'll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

What You'll Learn: 

  • The basics of volunteer engagement.
  • What are the 3 Rs of volunteer engagement?
  • What are the components of a successful volunteer program?

5. Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement

November 6, 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 though a soft risk assessment.
  • Design communication and training plans to address soft risk.

6. Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

November 6, 2:30PM 
 
When it comes to running your organization, most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible. Donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their gift actually goes toward the “cause.”

Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission.

Join us in this webinar and discover:

  • What is the overhead myth and why does it matter?
  • The impact of underinvestment.
  • How to address concerns with donors.
  • What marketing efforts provide the best ROI to help you move the needle.
  • How to improve the budgeting process at your nonprofit.

7. Applying to the Creative Work Fund: Your Questions Answered

November 6, 2:00PM

The Creative Work Fund supports artists to create new works through collaborations with nonprofit organizations. 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 sharpen their understanding of the program by asking any lingering questions they may have. Eligible artists in 2019 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 be based 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:

  • Summarize the Creative Work Fund’s focus and guidelines
  • Learn what’s new and different in 2019-20
  • Assess whether your planned projects are eligible for consideration
  • Understand if your project budget fits the Creative Work Fund’s guidelines
  • Navigate the Creative Work Fund’s application platform

8. Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month In Free Ads

November 6, 3:00PM

Nonprofits! Would you benefit from boosting your online awareness, raising more money, or getting more event attendees? You can achieve all that and more through the Google Ad Grant: a program that gives nonprofits $10,000 PER month in free advertising. Yes, you read that right.

This information-packed webinar is led by Cindy Lee, Steph Vesely and David Ries of ConnectAd, an Ad Grants Certified Professional company. They’ll 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. Sign-up to reserve your spot!

Cindy, Steph, and David will also highlight a few best practices and inside tips and tell you about a Google Certified professional service that is proven to help nonprofits effectively maximize the value of their Ad Grant.

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • What is the Google Ad Grant?
  • How do Google Ads work?
  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?
  • Case studies: How other nonprofit organizations have benefited
  • Step-by-step instructions of the application process.
  • What is required to succeed with Google Grants?
  • Details regarding a management service to save you time and provide better results.

9. Giving Tuesday Campaign Using Auctria

November 6, 12:00PM

How to join the movement? What is GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday and Auctria are a perfect match. Use your current Auctria license and our pre-built Giving Tuesday event template and have your donation page set up in less than a minute.

10. 10 Ways to Improve Donor Retention with Social Media

November 7, 2:00PM

No matter what time of year, it’s always the perfect time to show your donors some love. If you wait until year-end to communicate with and thank your donors, it may be too late.
 
The numbers on donor attrition are abysmal – currently, new donor retention is at 17.6%, the worst it’s been in 5 years. If you are a small nonprofit, every donor that you lose can cause upheaval and financial insecurity.
 
In terms of thanking donors in consistently creative ways, you may be suffering from the nonprofit reality of stretched resources and a limited budget. Engaging donors takes time, thought, and purpose, and you may not know where to begin. 
 
Never fear! Using social media and some free online tools, you can create your very own #DonorGratitude campaign, on a shoestring budget!

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Donor retention trends and expectations in the digital age
  • How to thank and acknowledge donors using social media
  • How to match the right donors to the right communications
  • Battle-tested free and low-cost tools that a small shop can use to enhance their visual and digital marketing

11. How to Create a Strategic Social Media Content Plan

November 7, 1:00PM

Opening up a social media account is easy. Coming up with consistent and engaging content that your supporters will love? Not so much. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn. Searching for new content, leveraging awareness days for your cause, creating your own content, liking, sharing, commenting...You are running as fast as you can on the overwhelming content hamster wheel but it feels like you can never catch up.

This webinar, specifically presented for nonprofit staff and volunteers, will help you to create your content strategically using a 5 pillar framework that will strengthen your brand, build your authority online, and save you capacity during the day.

Learning objectives for this session include:

  • How to create an editorial content plan that can be used across multiple platforms
  • How to map out a month’s worth of content in one afternoon using the 5 pillar framework
  • How to define your target audience and connect on an emotional level through authentic story telling (no matter if its video, FB live, stories or posts)
  • How to create engaging content that positions your organization as authority in your field
  • How to clearly communicate your brand message and differentiate your cause from others

12. Put Your Donor Data to Work: Five Frameworks to Develop Your Top KPIs

November 7, 2:00PM

The importance of understanding your donor data is well recognized in the social sector, but it can often be challenging to know where to start and understand what your organization has available that would be useful. A certain amount of fluency and comfort with manipulating and exploring data is required in order to ensure the stability and growth of your organization.

During this digital classroom, you will learn how to develop key performance indicators (KPIs) that will help you make strategic decisions about where to devote time, what is resonating about your mission, and where there gaps for reaching your fundraising goals. We will focus on providing a framework to help you move from simply reporting out numbers that describe the past to metrics that provide insights you can take action on. This process will develop the foundation and skills to define and build out leading and lagging KPIs that are connected to your organization.

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

  • Analyze your donor data in Microsoft Excel or similar data tracking tools in order to make strategic fundraising decisions
  • Identify leading and lagging KPIs
  • Draft a framework to develop your organization’s top 5-10 KPIs
  • Segment your donor data in order to identify gaps in your fundraising strategy

13. How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

November 7, 2:30PM 
 
Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement?

In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals:

  • The 5 elements of an engaging website.
  • The one thing every nonprofit should be thinking about, but isn’t.
  • Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

14. Unlock your organization’s leadership potential with 70/20/10

November 11, 3:00PM

How will you develop your emerging leaders in the next year?

The end of the year is a great time to reflect —how are our programs doing? How are our people? Are we ready for the next year? A big part of this is talent development—and specifically, identifying opportunities that will help your staff build leadership skills over the coming year. But, how do you do this effectively?

The 70/20/10 approach to talent development weaves leadership development into your organization's everyday activities. This affordable but powerful way of building your employees’ skills and capabilities consists of 70 percent on-the-job learning, 20 percent coaching and mentoring, and 10 percent training.

Join us for a free webinar where you will learn more about the 70/20/10 approach. We’ll cover:

  • How this approach can meet your future leadership needs
  • Examples of 70/20/10 in action
  • How to use the free templates you’ll receive at your organization

15. Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program

November 12, 2:00PM

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

What You'll Learn: 

  • What information should you share with new volunteers?
  • How can you turn regularly shared new volunteer info into a curriculum? 
  • How is adult learning different from child learning?
  • How can you tell how much training new volunteers are absorbing?

16. Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

November 12, 11:00AM 
 
The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.
 
Get the lowdown from Angie in her online tools webinar and find out:

  • Which social media platforms you should care about.
  • 5 online tools to help you master your online presence.
  • Social listening tools that really work.
  • Engagement tools to simplify your life.
  • How to curate your web content in less than 15 minutes per day.

17. How to Make Event Volunteers Love You 

November 12, 1:00PM
 
During this free 45 minute live nonprofit webinar with A.J. Steinberg you are going to learn how to create a volunteer experience that makes your event volunteers love your organization so they come back and help year-after-year and make your life easier.
 
What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • How to turn volunteers into a volunteer TEAM!
  • How to be a cheerleader for your event
  • How to communicate with your volunteers
  • How to create a volunteer job matrix
  • How to set up a volunteer matrix spreadsheet
  • How to identify volunteer jobs
  • How to schedule volunteer jobs
  • How to use work with your volunteers the day of the event
  • How to create a comfort room
  • How to create a command center
  • How to show your appreciation to volunteers again and again

18. An Inside Look at Firespring’s Nonprofit Websites

November 12, 2:00PM 
 
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.

19. Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions

November 13, 2:00PM
 
A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. 
 
This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. 
 
Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program. 
 
What You'll Learn: 

  • What should go into a good position description.
  • Why should you have a position description for all of your volunteer opportunities
  • How can a position description help you recruit and train volunteers?

20. Google Ad Grants 101

 

November 13, 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! 


21. A Funder’s Perspective on Collaboration and Strategic Alliances

November 13, 1:30PM
 
CEOs need access to new models of leveraging resources and building capacity. Strategic alliances -- whether in the form of a merger, acquisition, administrative back-office consolidation, co-location, joint program venture, or network -- can provide a new way to look at existing challenges and multiply impact. Since 2013, the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI) has provided funding to over 200 Los Angeles-based nonprofits interested in exploring strategic alliances. This initiative is a collaboration of 17 private and community foundations who have pooled their funds in order to support the capacity of local nonprofits. Similar funder initiatives exist throughout the U.S. Some have just started, and others have been providing funding for years. Six of these initiatives have come together to share best practices and to develop a joint evaluation strategy. This live, online training will introduce the national movement of funders interested in supporting strategic alliances, and share insights from the lessons learned from the dozens of strategic alliances recently formed in Los Angeles. Join us to find out how a strategic alliance could help you strengthen your local impact.
 
Upon completion of this live, online training, you should be able to:

  • Determine your organization’s readiness to engage in strategic alliance negotiations;
  • Analyze whether to hire a neutral third party to facilitate negotiations;
  • Identify legal challenges around partnerships and recognize how and when to bring in legal assistance;
  • Mitigate potential roadblocks to reaching an agreement; and
  • Make the case for the impact strategic alliances can bring to your organization in the long-term 

22. Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month In Free Ads

November 13, 1:00PM
 
Nonprofits! Would you benefit from boosting your online awareness, raising more money, or getting more event attendees? You can achieve all that and more through the Google Ad Grant: a program that gives nonprofits $10,000 PER month in free advertising. Yes, you read that right.
 
This information-packed webinar is led by Cindy Lee, Steph Vesely and David Ries of ConnectAd, an Ad Grants Certified Professional company. They’ll 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. Sign-up to reserve your spot!
 
Cindy, Steph, and David will also highlight a few best practices and inside tips and tell you about a Google Certified professional service that is proven to help nonprofits effectively maximize the value of their Ad Grant.
 
What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • What is the Google Ad Grant?
  • How do Google Ads work?
  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?
  • Case studies: How other nonprofit organizations have benefited
  • Step-by-step instructions of the application process.
  • What is required to succeed with Google Grants?
  • Details regarding a management service to save you time and provide better results.
  • Nonprofits both big and small have a lot to gain - don’t leave free money on the table!
  • There are 5.6 billion searches carried out on Google everyday and donors, volunteers, and supporters are among them.
  • Could you benefit from being listed at the top of the search results?

23. The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

November 13, 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.

24. Cultivate Donor Loyalty with the Perfect Thank You

November 13, 2:00PM
 
You’ve done the hard work of bringing in new #GivingTuesday and Year-End donations. The next step is to build trust and long-term donor retention. Nothing does this better than a heartfelt thank you showing donors your gratitude. Our live webinar, Cultivate Donor Loyalty with the Perfect Thank You is a deep dive into the best ways of crafting an unforgettable thank you letter. We’ll also explore other creative and often overlooked ways to let your donors know they are appreciated. Make your donors feel confident in giving while creating a sense of connection and community that cultivates repeat giving for years to come.
 
What You’ll Learn: 

  • Why thank yous are key to increasing donor retention
  • The 5 steps to craft a killer thank you message
  • How to increase visibility while acknowledging donors
  • Creative strategies to endear donors to your cause

25. Incorporating Face to Face Asks in Your Year-End Campaign

November 14, 12:00PM

What's the best way to assure that your year-end campaign shoots way over goal? It's renewing your annual fund leadership donors. Author and consultant Gail Perry will share her 4-step plan for getting in front of the right donors to make a successful ask. You'll discover Gail's secrets for getting your donor to say "yes, of course I want to help." You'll learn strategies straight from the most successful major gift and capital campaign experts. 

We'll discuss:

  • Why face-to-face asks will boost leadership donor retention
  • How to choose the right donors to visit
  • How to get the appointment with your donor
  • 5 different strategies for engaging your board members to help with the most important year-end asks.
  • How to "tune up" your asking language
  • What you want to know about your donor before you walk in the door

26. An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits

November 14, 1:00PM

Online fundraising is the fasting growing segment of giving. Donors of all ages are using their smartphones, tablets, and computers to connect with causes and to give money to fundraising campaigns.

During this free nonprofit webinar, you'll learn the tactics to successfully raise money online for your nonprofit, even if you are a small or midsize organization.

This webinar will detail the basics of an online fundraising campaign;  how social media & online tools can be used to raise more money; ways you can fit online giving into your long-term strategy;  and Julia’s 10 steps to online fundraising success!

If you want to be a part of the next generation of nonprofit fundraisers,  you need to register for this FREE webinar right now.

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • The basic components of a successful online fundraising campaign
  • Tools to use for online fundraising
  • Ways to use your website, email, blog, and social media channels to promote the online fundraising campaign
  • Examples from small and mid-sized nonprofits who have successfully raised money online
  • Julia’s 10 steps to online fundraising success, including recruiting and energizing Social Media Ambassadors

27. Charitable Solicitation: What Does it Take to be Compliant?

November 14, 2:00PM

Must every charity register to solicit funds from the public? How do online donations fit into the picture? Join Warren Harmon, account executive at Harbor Compliance, for answers to these questions and more.
 
Designed for nonprofits, CPAs, attorneys, and other professionals with nonprofit clients, this one-hour webinar provides a user-friendly, comprehensive overview of fundraising registration requirements in all 50 states.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to get answers to your questions directly from a nonprofit compliance expert, learn tactics for avoiding common pitfalls and penalties, and explore solutions to the one of the most common challenges facing nonprofits today.
 
Learning objectives:

  • State registration requirements
  • Online fundraising
  • Why compliance should be a priority
  • Registration costs
  • How to manage registrations

28. Boost your Nonprofit’s Impact with $10K per month in Free Google Ads

November 14, 1:00PM

As a nonprofit, have you ever wanted a six-figure marketing budget without the six-figure price tag? Join our November webinar to learn how Google Grants gives eligible nonprofit organizations $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results.

In this session, we'll cover:

  • What is Google Ad Grants?
  • How do Google Ads work?
  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.
  • Step-by-step details of the application process.
  • What is required to succeed with Google Grants?

29. Nine Competencies Today’s Nonprofit Leaders Need for Success

November 14, 2:00PM
 
During this live, online training, we will provide an extensive overview of the nine competencies that today’s nonprofit leaders need to be successful. We will share a new perspective of the role individual leaders play within their organizations. You will be able to do a self-assessment for both yourself and your colleagues. You will also be able to create an improvement plan to focus your own growth and successfully mentor emerging leaders.
 
Upon completion of this live, online training, you should be able to:

  • Identify the specific transformational leadership competencies required for today’s nonprofit CEOs
  • Create a personal/professional development plan to enhance your current leadership performance and more effective mentor.
  • Assess your current leadership skills and competencies against current best practices
  • Evaluate your team’s skills and competencies and develop a comprehensive leadership development and succession plan.

30. Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation

November 14, 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. 

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

November 14, 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! 

32. Last Minute Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

November 18, 2:00PM
 
#GivingTuesday is only two weeks away, and you've procrastinated. Your supposed campaign is just a great idea at this point and like most nonprofits you are probably already starting to think "maybe next year... there's no way I can plan a #GivingTuesday campaign in just short of two weeks."
 
The good news is, you can! We have brought in our fundraising experts, Blackbaud Senior Product Marketer Tanya Fitzgerald and Blackbaud Senior Customer Success Manager Rosita Bradham, to help you plan a stellar campaign with up to 5 days out. Not only will we help you jump start your #GivingTuesday efforts, but we will also focus on the 10 Do's and Don'ts, and review the importance of stewarding after your campaign.

33. Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

November 19, 11:00AM 
 
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 six steps to mastering SEO:

  • Keyword research
  • Website optimization
  • Link building
  • Fresh content
  • Landing pages
  • Analytics

34. How to Design an Irresistible Website that Attracts the Right Members

November 19, 2:00PM

Is your website’s look and feel modern and professional? Or is it holding you back from growing your membership? 
 
In this digital age, your nonprofit’s website can make or break member engagement and donations ⁠— visitors are often wary of websites that look dated or don’t give a good online experience.   
 
In this webinar, nonprofit design expert Sarah Henry from Elevation Web will show you how to appeal to your potential members, so you can design a website that builds trust, surpasses expectations, and increases membership applications. 
 
In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How to define your user groups and create an unforgettable user experience  
  • 10 best website design practices to increase your membership 
  • The essentials you need for every nonprofit website page 

35. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

November 19, 2:00PM
 
At VolunteerMatch we have a unique view into what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.
 
This is a great introduction to some of our more advanced webinars including Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways, and Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement
 
What You'll Learn: 

  • The trends that are influencing volunteer engagement and what that means for your program.
  • How to create volunteer opportunities that match what volunteers are looking for now.
  • How to take advantage of "word of mouth" recruitment by understanding what types of volunteers are right for your program.
  • The role that social media can play in engaging the volunteer of the future.

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

November 19, 2:30PM 
 
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.

37. Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

November 20, 2:00PM
 
Looking for grants for your nonprofit?
 
Come learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 140,000 grantmaker profiles. You will learn how to search for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve.
 
NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants. We recommend you take our free one-hour course, Introduction to Finding Grants, before attending.

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Explain what FDO is
  • Identify your needs in preparation for searching for potential grantmakers in FDO
  • Research potential grantmakers using a project-based search in FDO
  • Evaluate prospects for strong or weak fit using FDO
  • Identify the options for accessing FDO
  • Access resources for getting help with FDO

38. 10-Step Budgeting Process

November 20, 12:00PM
 
The success and usefulness of your budget largely depends on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budget process that will get everyone involved and ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.

39. Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up?

November 20, 2:30PM 
 
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.

40. The 4 New Tech Skills You Actually Need to Succeed in Nonprofit Communications in 2020

November 21, 11:00AM

Ready to level up your career in 2020? Join this interactive training session with nonprofit tech expert Yesenia Sotelo and learn about the tech skills that you **actually** need to know to be a successful nonprofit communicator in 2020.

Learn what 4 skills will make the most difference to your nonprofit and your career in the next year, and get tips on how to get started learning and implementing.

41. 8 Expert Tips To Raise $10K+ On Facebook

November 21, 2:00PM
 
Since November of 2016 Facebook's online fundraiser functionality has exploded in popularity raising hundreds of millions of dollars for nonprofits and individuals. It has become one of the most successful peer-to-peer fundraising platforms on Earth. But in order to maximize your success on Facebook there are eight tips to ensure that your fundraiser is a success and not a flop. Join us for this webinar to learn how the Masters do it.


You will learn:

  • How Facebook fundraisers operate.
  • How to set up your fundraiser as an organization and as a campaign of many fundraisers.
  • 8 tips that will dramatically increase the number of dollars you raise.

42. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

November 21, 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

43. Level Up your Executive Team

November 25, 3:00PM

The effectiveness of your executive team has a profound impact on the overall effectiveness of your entire nonprofit organization. Because the stakes are so high, even strong teams can benefit from moving from good to great. Join us for a 45-minute webinar and hear some practical tips for taking your Executive Team up a notch.
 
At this webinar, expert Bridgespan consultants will share: 

  • The root causes of executive team challenges
  • 5 steps you can take with your executive team to significantly improve effectiveness
  • Tools, including a diagnostic, to help your team get started

It’s hard work getting this right and you don’t have to do it alone. It takes shared leadership, responsibility, and diversity of perspectives and experiences to make and execute on thoughtful, well informed organization-wide decisions. With the right tools and team buy-in, you can take your executive team effectiveness to the next level.

44. An Inside Look at Firespring’s Nonprofit Websites

November 26, 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.

45. Storytelling for Fundraising Success

November 28, 1:00PM

Storytelling is the key to bringing your cause and mission to life. Neurological science has proven beyond any doubt that storytelling is the single most powerful tool that fundraisers can use to engage, inspire and persuade donors and prospects to give. Join master storyteller Fraser Green as he describes what a story actually is, how it works and how to build it from the ground up to help you become a more powerful and persuasive storyteller for your organization’s fundraising program!

Learning objectives for this session include:

  • Understand the importance of storytelling to any fundraising program
  • Analyze how stories include the instinctive, emotional and intellectual areas of the donor’s brain
  • Identify essential elements of a persuasive story
  • Determine who your organization’s most powerful storytellers are

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

November 28, 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 
Sonia Khosla

Posted by Sonia Khosla

Published Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 3:47 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.
  • 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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