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44 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2020

Sonia Khosla  01 January 2020  5 comments

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Every month, I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars.
What better way to start the new year than with a bunch of free, educational nonprofit webinars?


And if you're wondering what new technology tools are trending in 2020, join digital marketing expert Maria Bryan on January 28th. Maria will show you the tools and resources you need to track and measure your marketing, make you more efficient with your time, and help grow your memberships on a shoestring budget.


Topics this month includes volunteer engagement, nonprofit storytelling, tech tools, nonprofit board members, google ad grants, fundraising ideas, website design, and LOTS more!


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


1. New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website


January 2, 2:30PM 


A new year brings new opportunity for you and your organization. In this quick 30-minute webinar we’ll cover some tips that you can use to improve your website so that it’s ready for all 2020 will bring. 


In this webinar, you'll learn:


  • 3 conversion killers and how to avoid them
  • Tools that will make your life easier

2. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

January 2, 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

3. Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget

January 7, 4:00PM

Major gifts from individuals represent the single greatest potential source of revenue growth for non-profits - by far -- for the next decade. So fundraising success will come through improved execution and management of major gift strategies. Nonprofits of any size can do this!


If you’ve got donors, you’ve got the raw material for a major donor program. There’s no more cost-effective way to ensure your long-term sustainability. This webinar will review where to begin (even if your budget isn’t huge), which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A.


Learning Objectives:


  • WHY you need a major gifts program, no matter your size

  • WHAT are major gift fundraising preconditions?

  • HOW many prospects and donors can you handle?

  • WHO are your best prospects?

  • WHEN will prospects be ready for cultivation and solicitation?

  • WHERE will the rubber meet the road?


4. Introduction to Fundraising Planning

January 8, 2:00PM

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:


  • Making your case for support
  • Diversifying your organization's fundraising base
  • Creating a plan of action


5. How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

January 8, 11:00AM

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.

6. Google Ad Grants 101

January 8, 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 will also cover how to get started, how to use it successfully, and how to choose a grants management agency.

If you attend, you’ll learn:

  • What Google Ad Grants is

  • How Google Ads works

  • Real examples of how other nonprofits used it effectively

  • The costs and benefits of management services vs. DIY

  • Our recommended grants management agency

  • 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! 

7. Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

January 8, 2:30PM

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs, including:

  • What a landing page is and why we should care.

  • The biggest landing page mistakes and how to avoid them.

  • How to build the best landing pages and landing page templates.

  • 13 ideas for landing pages every nonprofit should have.

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

January 8, 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.

  • 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?

9. Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

January 9, 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, including:

  • 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.

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

January 9, 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:

  • 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

11. Creating a 12-month Engagement Plan: How to Build Digital Relationships with Every Donor

January 9, 2:00PM

Whether you just finished a fiscal year, a year-end fundraising sprint, or both, the steps you take in the next ten days will determine how many of your donors and volunteers you retain, upgrade, or lose in 2020. In this how-to-do-it presentation, participants will how to learn and deploy their own donor engagement campaign.


Learning objectives:


  • Understand what donors expect from nonprofits between appeals and what their new construct of "gift acknowledgment" actually means

  • How to design your own, integrated (email, direct mail, and social media) donor engagement campaign and implement with (and even without) technology

  • Create an engagement funnel for your fundraising program that will allow you to forecast how much money you can raise in 2020

12. How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving

January 9, 2:30PM

What is the secret to raising more money? If you want proven tactics that keep donors coming back again and again, this webinar is for you. The truth is that nonprofits that focus on donor-centric fundraising have an advantage. They will always do better than NPOs that focus on money. The key is to appreciate donors by showing the good they unleash into the world. In this webinar, Julie will share how to thank donors so they feel connected to your cause...and want to keep giving.

You’ll learn:

  • Why thanking is essential in your fundraising. Not only will your donors experience joy, but you’ll also improve donor retention!

  • The key writing and design elements of thank-you letters and emails. You’ll also receive a thank-you letter checklist!

  • How to tweak the content on your website so donors feel appreciated. A few simple tricks can make a big difference!

  • How to use video and social media to thank donors. You’ll spark a sense of belonging, build relationships and raise more money.

13. Monthly Giving Made Easy: The 7 Fundamentals

January 14, 11:00AM

Seven monthly giving fundamentals will help you land incredibly impactful donors. Did you know…


  • 100 monthly donors are worth an average of $24K a year? 

  • Monthly donors give 2–4 times more than non-monthly recurring donors? 

  • Monthly donors continue to give for at least 5–7 years, often longer? 

  • Monthly donors are 7 times more likely to leave a nonprofit in their will? 

  • That’s why it’s so important to nurture recurring monthly donor relationships. 

  • This is an interactive webinar geared toward creating your nonprofit’s road map for monthly giving success. You have the tools—let us help you use them to the fullest. 

Your Takeaways: 

  • Get a complete road map to generate a monthly donor program. 

  • Know the statistics to convince your boss and board it’s time to focus on monthly giving. 

  • Learn best practices for recognizing, cultivating and treating monthly donors once acquired. 

  • Be ready to prevent lapsing monthly donors.

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

January 14, 2:00PM

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

15. Identity-Based Fundraising: What 6 Years of Research Revealed

January 14, 2:00PM

A taste of "Identity-Based Fundraising": it would cost you $2,500 (w/o expenses) to attend the annual master class run by Dr.s Jen Shang and Adrian Sargeant at The Inch hotel in Scotland. There, for 2.5 days, fundraisers from around the world dig deeply into this new research. Why? Because applying it (and it's pretty easy stuff) can DOUBLE their donations.

This will be a hour-long serving of the most important principles from that 2.5 day master class.

You'll learn about the "today" identity, the "ideal" identity, the "species" identity, the "social" identity, the "emotional identity," and the "experience" identity.

You'll learn to connect far more profoundly with your donor base ... improve retention .... raise gift averages as well as response rates ... and RAISE MORE MONEY!

16. Development in an Era of Widening Wealth Disparity with Al Cantor

January 14, 3:00PM

We live in a time where the rich are getting richer, the working and middle classes are slipping behind, and the upper-middle class has growing concerns with funding their education, healthcare, and retirement.

What are the implications for fundraising? In the last 25 years we’ve moved from talking about the 80/20 Rule (where 80% of the money comes from 20% of the donors) to the 90/10 Rule. But are we really closer to the 95/5 Rule, and on our way to 99/1? How do nonprofits cope with this significant socio-economic shift?

In this session, we will discuss strategies for raising major money from those who have it, while still maintaining broad community support. Participants will come away with an understanding, first, of how the country is changing, and second, how to develop fundraising strategies that make practical and philosophical sense for their organizations.

17. The 3 Pillars of a Killer Fundraising Plan

January 15, 2:00PM

It’s a new year, a new decade! If you’re ready to jumpstart your nonprofit’s best year ever (and with less effort!), then you’ll want to join our upcoming live webinar, The 3 Pillars of a Killer Annual Fundraising Plan.

We’ll show you the three crucial areas on which to focus your annual planning, the campaign approach guaranteed to boost donations and engagement, plus actionable ways you can increase donor retention and inspire your supporters to continue giving all year long. You’ll even see some annual fundraising plans in action from successful nonprofits like yours.  

What You'll Learn:


  • The three major areas to focus your annual planning
  • Setting key goals that maximize your resources
  • The campaign approach that boosts reach and revenue
  • Donor-centric strategies to build trust and inspire giving

If the date and time doesn't work for you, register anyways to receive the webinar recording and slides. 

18. Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement

January 15, 2:00PM

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you've never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we'll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We'll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to assess the feelings and attitudes of paid staff around working with volunteers.

  • What does paid staff need to know about working with volunteers.

  • How to create a communication plan to talk to paid staff about working with volunteers.

  • Strategies for engaging volunteers in a union environment.

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

January 15, 11:00AM

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.

20. How to Lead Event Committees to Success

January 16, 1:00PM

An engaged, enthusiastic event committee is key to the success of any nonprofit event. However, it is up to YOU to ensure they work as a team to help your organization maximize the event’s profits and impact.

In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising will show you how to be an effective committee leader and how to create a happy, productive volunteer event team.

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • How to choose your committee members

  • How to find the best committee members

  • How to approach potential committee members to get them on board

  • How to avoid choosing the wrong committee members

  • How to run efficient meetings

  • How to use agendas to keep meetings flowing smoothly

  • How to avoid disruptions to your committee meetings

  • How to follow up after your committee meetings

  • How to make committee members feel like superstars

  • How to show appreciation for committee members

  • How to keep the love flowing after the event

  • How to get your event committee on board for next year’s event

21. Face-to-Face with a Major Gift Donor for the First Time

January 16, 2:00PM

Face-to-face—the first time—can be scary for both you AND your donor! Whether upgrading a large annual fund donor or beginning with a new potential major donor you already know major gifts require a relationship beyond the transactional appeal letter or social engagement. Let’s get those appointments with ease and get clear on the Dos and Don’ts of the visit. What makes YOUR first experience the beginning of something wonderful? Learn how to build trust, comfort and confidence, magnify your shared values and interests and cultivate lifelong partnerships.

Join Marcy Heim in this webinar and walk away with:

  • An understanding of why this first major gift appointment is so special—and sometimes difficult.

  • Tips for securing the appointment.

  • Dos and don’ts for that first visit that build trust.

  • Your visit prep.

  • The most important step—setting up the NEXT visit.

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

January 16, 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

23. How to Create an Effective Legacy Case Statement to Get More Gifts

January 16, 2:00PM

A carefully crafted legacy giving case statement is a commonly overlooked element of a legacy giving program. Having an effective legacy case statement that addresses the organization's needs as well as the donors' values will provide loads of messaging for your marketing as well as make your legacy conversations easier. In this session, we will review why the legacy case statement is the foundation to your legacy program, how it shapes your communications and how to draft an effective one for your organization.


Participants will learn:


  • Why a legacy case statement is important and how it shapes the legacy giving program.

  • How to examine their existing legacy case statement, or create a new effective case statement.

24. Creating a MAJOR GIFT Relationship Action Plan

January 21, 1:00PM

Were you feeling awkward in December setting up year-end major gift ask calls? Were you scrambling? Was it a struggle to get Board and other partners to help?


Join Marcy Heim, Major Gift Relationship Expert (for however YOU define Major Gift), author, and coach and learn a simple tool for planning your steps for the entire year – the Relationship Action Plan – or RAP!  NOW is the time to MAKE TIME to do this planning for 2020. It’s a great way to stop waking up at 3 a.m. panicking about the major donor visit that’s overdue.  


Learn this 10-step process to move from reactive to proactive. How often should you connect?  Should you have partners? Who? How do you best respect and serve the donor while still engaging them towards a major gift?  These are your VERY BEST FRIENDS – treat them well! 


We’ll discuss:


  • Just what is a Relationship Action Plan – learn the 6 key elements

  • Why is this Plan SO important to your success?

  • How do RAPS help you with time management and overwhelm?

  • What is the role of the partners?

  • How do these Major Gift Actions fit into everything else you are doing?

  • Go step by step through the 10-steps for creating a RAP including:

  • Ranking your prospective givers

  • Setting giving goals – short and long term

  • Determining the best next steps

  • Getting the plan done – not just putting it on the shelf

  • How do you create a plan that works for you?

25. Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

January 21, 2:00PM

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

What You'll Learn: 

  • Methods for interviewing prospective volunteers

  • Strategies for honing your interview skills

26. 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

January 21, 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.

27. Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

January 22, 2:00PM

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

What You'll Learn: 

  • Theories for change management

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

  • Opportunities to build buy-in and support for changes

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

28. True Program Costs

January 22, 2:00PM

Learn how to calculate indirect expenses to determine true program costs. This webinar explores what expenses can be billed directly and what must be allocated, as well as acceptable methods for cost allocation.

29. Integrating Monthly Donors in Your Annual Fundraising Plan with Erica Waasdorp

January 22, 2:00PM

Did you know that 100 monthly donors are worth an average of $24,000 a year? That they’ll give two to four times more than other donors? That they’ll stay with you for at least 5 to 7 years and often even longer? Wow, right? 

In this interactive webinar you will find out how important monthly donors really are and how best to integrate monthly giving into your fundraising plan, growing the sustainable revenue you need to support your mission! 

30. An Inside Look at Firespring’s Nonprofit Websites

January 23, 10:30AM

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.

31. Accelerate Your Mid-level Program in 2020

January 23, 1:00PM

Mid-level giving is one of the greatest sources of predictable revenue for nonprofit organizations, yet, it is also the program that is most often under resourced.


Join Ryan Carpenter, Pursuant’s in-house mid-level giving expert as he shares how to build a thriving mid-level giving program, and how to bridge the gap between direct marketing and major gifts through mid-level programs.


Learning objectives:


  • Defining Mid-level

  • Creating a Mid-level

  • Good Rules to Follow for Success

  • Benefits to Direct Marketing and Major Gifts

  • Measuring Impact

32. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

January 23, 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

January 23, 2:00PM

With the year-end giving season behind you, the New Year presents an opportunity to press pause and evaluate what’s working, what’s not working, and opportunities to improve.

To help nonprofits up-level their annual fundraising strategies, the team at Classy is joining us to share 2020 fundraising trends nonprofits can capitalize on in the new year. You’ll learn how to incorporate these trends into your fundraising strategy and examples from nonprofits who are already ahead of the curve.

Upon completion of this webinar, you should be able to:

  • Determine how your organization can make the giving experience more personal and less transactional for donors
  • Create authentic connections between donors and beneficiaries
  • Explain how to create opportunities to give in everyday shopping experiences
  • Prepare for the resurgence of the “election effect”

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

January 28, 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.

35. Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising

January 28, 1:00PM

There is no one right way to ask for a donation. Some people take great care preparing well-organized and complete presentations. Others prepare with just a few talking points and then use the energy of the prospect to guide the conversation. Some people are energized by the prospect of tying down a gift. For others it is a great act of courage.

You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles?

Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • The unique strengths you bring to the table and how to apply them to the ask

  • Which prospects are the best match given your Asking Style

  • How to craft your Case for Support in your own words and Style

  • What to watch out for along the way

36. 10 Online Tools to Skyrocket Your Nonprofit’s Marketing in 2020

January 28, 2:00PM

Where does marketing sit on your task list? If you’re wearing multiple hats in your job, it can be difficult to keep track of which marketing campaigns are working and which aren’t paying off. In this webinar, digital marketing strategist, Maria Bryan, will show you the tools and resources you need to track and measure your marketing, make you more efficient with your time, and help grow your memberships on a shoestring budget. 

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How to succeed as a nonprofit marketer (and the skills you need)   

  • 10 online tools to help you manage your workload   

  • 3 online resources to brush up on your marketing skills 

37. Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

January 28, 2:00PM

It's important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organization's current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers. 

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to understand the role that culture plays in an organization's volunteer engagement plan. 

  • Ways to identify opportunities within your organization to create a more open and inclusive culture for your volunteers. 

38. 10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers

January 28, 2:00PM

Grant writing is not only about writing. It is about the other best practices you embrace as an organization so that your well written proposal is well-received and fully considered by a grantmaker. Relationship building with both new potential grantmakers and with previous supporters is an area many nonprofits could improve as a way to strengthen their grant seeking strategy.


In the interactive webinar, 10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers, we will provide you with detailed insight and examples to try in your own organization.


We will look at real world examples from nonprofits with strong grantmaker relationship so that whether a small or large organization, you will gain new ideas on how to enhance grantmaker relationships in a way that aligns with your organization's capacity and voice.


We will increase participant's understanding and knowledge of ways to enhance their grantmaker relationships, and specifically focus on:


  • Enhancing relationships via shared channels and networks;

  • Being creative in reporting and expressing gratitude to grantors;

  • Keeping grantors abreast of program and be their primary source for information; and

  • Maintaining seamless communication with grantors.

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

January 29, 2:00PM

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.


40. Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality?

January 29, 2:00PM

The fight for marriage equality demonstrated the power of collaboration, collective impact, and LGBTQ+ philanthropy. This session will explore how LGBTQ+ giving has changed, or not, since marriage equality and how communities of all sizes are being impacted by LGBTQ+ philanthropy.  We will share perspectives from LGBTQ+ community centers and LGBTQ+ donors.

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

  • Explain where LGBTQ+ philanthropy is focused
  • Identify ways to identify prospective donors who are part of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Describe the impact of LGBTQ+ philanthropy in your community

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


January 30, 11:00AM

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 2020 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.


42. 10 Stats You Should Know About Nonprofit Websites in 2020

January 30, 11:00AM

Learn the 10 stats about nonprofit websites that you should keep in mind for the coming year, along with ideas that you can implement immediately! Join Yesenia Sotelo of SmartCause Digital for an information-packed webinar specifically created for nonprofit website managers. (This training is suitable for nonprofit marketers, communicators and fundraisers with all levels of website analytics experience. Recording will be available).

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


January 30, 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

44. Find New Donors the Easy Way: 8 Steps to Stop Stressing and Having New Donors Flowing Into Your Organization

January 30, 2:00PM

You want to get the attention your nonprofit needs and deserves to attract long-term, loyal donors. The problem is it is hard to break through the clutter and connect with new donors while keeping up with your current ones. There’s never enough time, money or internal support to achieve this at the level you know possible. The reason why is because we try to convince people to care instead of focusing on strong messages that connect to like-minded donors.


Learn the 8 steps to bust to stop convincing and start connecting, so your organization commands attention and attracts new audiences. We will unlock new techniques to start communicating with ease, joy and abundance to create stronger relationships with existing supporters and attract new ones.


Learning objectives:


  • Understand the difference between connecting and convincing

  • Creating a culture that supports strong messaging

  • Learn the biggest mistakes nonprofits make in messaging, what it is costing you and how to stop

  • How to craft messaging to attract like-minded donors

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    How to deliver the message and give value to potential donors so they will respond

Sonia Khosla

Posted by Sonia Khosla

Published Wednesday, 01 January 2020 at 8:00 AM


  • 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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