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56 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2020

Tatiana Morand  29 June 2020  17 comments
 

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

 

This month, experts in the space have prepared value-packed lessons and conversations about everything your nonprofit needs in order to navigate today’s world. 

 

Topics include crisis management, COVID-19 resources, remote work, conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion, and much more. 

 

And don’t forget to sign up for Targeted Impact, Wild Apricot’s bi-weekly Q&A session with experts in the nonprofit and membership management space. 

 

The next session is coming up on July 16 at 3:00PM EST with Wild Apricot's Software Support Consultant Brennan Moore. Sign up here and come prepared with your questions about how Wild Apricot can help your organization. 


P.S. If you missed the last Targeted Impact session with nonprofit expert Sean Kosofsky, we've prepared a blog post full of answers to your most common questions about managing a nonprofit, engaging members and growing membership. You can also watch a recording of the Q&A session here

 

 

July 2020 Webinar roundup

 

Now onto this month’s webinars. Please note, all times are indicated in EST. 

 

1. Money Mindset and Fundraising

July 1, 11:00AM

 

Money mindset and fundraising... how you think and feel about money is directly related to your ability to raise it. Learn how to change your thinking to create better outcomes and raise money more easily, and teach others to do so as well. 

 

Maryanne Dersch specializes in helping nonprofit organizations easily increase their influence and connect with new donors so they can raise more money without feeling rejected, ineffective or pushy. She has spent almost thirty years working in the nonprofit world helping organizations understand and articulate their value so they can ask for and receive what they want, need and deserve.

 

2. Cash Flow Conversations in a Time of Crisis

July 1, 12:00PM

 

Has figuring out your cash flow been on the to do list but constantly falling off because of other fires or more pressing concerns? Are you ready to put this conversation to the forefront and need help navigating how? During this virtual workshop, we will explain cash flow statement and a cash flow projection and how they are different, walk through creating a cash flow projection, and highlight what you have control over and what you need your board/supporters to rally around.

 

3. Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Your Community During COVID-19

July 1, 2:00PM

 

As COVID-19 continues to pose new challenges, nonprofits are working hard to address the quickly changing needs of the people they serve. But how can you stay in touch with those needs when face-to-face contact is limited? Should you press “Send” on that survey? How can you keep potential supporters informed? 

 

Candid’s Eva Nico will host Meg VanDeusen of Feedback Labs and Yessica Cancel of the PACE Center for Girls for a discussion on the do’s and don’ts of addressing feedback from your communities during an unfolding crisis. You will receive examples, best practices, and resources to embrace new feedback practices or adapt existing ones for the changing conditions brought-on by COVID-19. 

 

Upon completion of this webinar you will be able to: 

  • Understand the do’s and don’ts of listening during an unfolding crisis  

  • Find resources to adapt your feedback practices to current circumstances

  • Learn from the practical experience of fellow nonprofit leaders

  • Share your feedback practices via the “How We Listen” section on your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile 

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

July 7, 11:00AM

 

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 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).

5. Data Visualization Best Practices and Making an Online Dashboard

July 7, 1:00PM

 

In this workshop, participants will learn more about data visualization best practices and see one way to publish an online dashboard that can be viewed by their stakeholders, community members, and more. We will work on connecting to a sample data source that may represent a typical organization's data. Using this data, we will discuss how to make a compelling case using the data, and considerations when making that data visible to the outside world. Several different tools will be introduced that can support effective communication via dynamic dashboards.

 

6. Everything You Should Know About Security and Fraud

July 8, 1:00PM

 

During this session, we’ll discuss why nonprofit organizations get targeted for credit card fraud and the steps you can take to prevent it. Learn about the settings and steps your organization can take to prevent credit card fraud as well as how to work with support if your organization does become a victim.

 

7. Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

July 8, 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. 

8. Introduction to Proposal Writing

July 8, 2:00PM

 

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal

  • The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal

  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

Outcomes:

  • Understand how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

  • Know how and when to follow up with funders after submitting a proposal.

9. Improving Employee Engagement: Using Creativity, Vocational Fulfillment and Your Team’s Collective Wisdom to Co-create Community

July 9, 1:00PM

 

There is a direct relationship between high levels of vocational fulfillment and enhanced quality of service. In this webinar, learn strategies to help you tap into the capacity and creativity of your team members to create space for their unique contribution. You will explore mind-sets, approaches and tools that not only support the people in your organization but also become a source of self-discovery for you. Walking the talk is one of the most powerful ways to lead.

 

In our webinar together we will:

  • Examine transformative relationship building skills

  • Discover tools for co-creating community

  • Consider alternative strategies to stimulate curiosity and creativity to enhance capacity and contribution

  • Develop a personal plan of action for embodiment and expression of practical approaches

  • Identify areas in your organization for implementation

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

July 9, 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!

11. How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit

July 9, 2:00PM

 

Remote work is exciting, fun, and different from office work. Getting into communication rhythms and making sure your team is performing well is not always easy. In this webinar, Adam Walker from the digital agency Sideways8 shares what he learned from running a company for 10years that never had an office. He'll talk about how to think about remote work, the levels of communication to consider, and how to create a communications rhythm that will work for your team.

12. How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand

July 9, 3:00PM

 

With a competitive and tight job market looming, now is the time to position yourself and your personal brand for moving up in your fundraising career. Nowadays, virtually all recruiters look at your social media… and more than 57% have rejected applicants on the basis of what they have found. 44% of the time, employers will offer someone a job because they liked what they found about the applicant on Google. A 2018 Harris Poll for Career Building found that about 47% of employers indicated that if they can’t find a social media presence for someone, they won’t bring them in for an interview.

 

Like it or not, today, the internet rules over resumes. Whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran fundraiser, Robin will show you how to build a passionate personal brand that elevates your presence authentically, and what you need to emphasize about your skills and achievements to get noticed.

 

In this free webinar, Robin will also take you through:

  • How to leverage social media to advance in your fundraising career

  • How to shape your fundraising resume so that it fits into today’s digital world

  • How to create a digital personal that stands out

  • How to make your LinkedIn presence your best friend.

  • You will walk away from this webinar with all of the tools and step-by-step instructions needed to create a successful fundraising brand no matter your position or length of time in the field.

13. The Survey That Will Supercharge Your Fundraising

July 9, 4:00PM

 

In this very practical webinar, Sean Triner will showcase a special type of survey, which is not normal donor research but gathers key information that can help tailor ALL future communications. In Australia and New Zealand where these surveys are more established 70-80% of ALL legacy leads come from this simple device.

 

But it goes beyond that. Using the questions wisely, this device helps savvy fundraisers gain major donations, the matchers for matched gift campaigns, and increases income from email and mail appeals.

 

14. How to Not Waste Time on Social Media as a Nonprofit

July 14, 12:00PM

 

Social Media is great, but it’s also not. It can be really rewarding for nonprofits, but can also become a black hole, sucking up your time and energy. In this webinar, we will talk through the best ways to think about, plan for, and interact in social media platforms to maximize your time and efforts.

 

15. Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program

July 14, 2:00PM

 

Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." We'll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

 

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to increase your own capacity by involving volunteers in volunteer program administration. Where to go to get resources and help.

16. Expanding Your Online Community with Web Accessibility

July 14, 2:00PM

Donating, volunteering, and being involved in your community is for everyone ... including those with disabilities. 

Inaccessible websites keep 15 percent of the population from finding you and your work online. That's millions of potential patrons, volunteers, ambassadors, and even future donors who might not be able to use your website due to small but significant errors.

 

In this presentation, Knowbility's Jessica Looney and Jillian Fortin will cover:

  • What accessibility is and why it should be a priority for nonprofits

  • The business case for accessibility

  • How to get buy-in from stakeholders of your organization

  • A few quick website techniques to make your site more accessible today

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

July 15, 1:00PM and July 22, 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.

 

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

 

Informational

  • 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

Instructional

  • 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.

18. Governing in a Crisis

July 15, 2:00PM

 

Now more than ever, your board of directors should be engaged and communicating closely with organizational leadership to understand and inform organizational response. Within this session we will review the roles and responsibilities of board members as well as discuss best practices that can be activated in addressing a crisis.

 

19. Equity vs. Equality

July 15, 2:00PM

 

An introduction to the two terms of equity and equality, and how they differ as approaches. We will begin with broad definitions and then examine how they can be applied to resource allocation, management styles, and impact evaluation.

 

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

July 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

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

July 15, 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.

22. How To Become Less Dependent on Government, Program, or Event Revenue (And Grow Individual Donations)

July 15, 2:00PM

 

2020 proved to be overwhelming, to say the least. This is especially true for those of you who are leading your nonprofit’s fundraising initiatives. Has this time made you face the fact that your funding model was too dependent on government funds, large foundations, program revenue, or event donors? With all the programmatic and operational stress you’ve faced these last few months, how do you even think about what a stronger funding model looks like in the years ahead?

 

Whether a ‘major-gift’ from an individual is $1,000 or $50,000 to you, what are the things you should stop doing that will help you prepare for a better future of funding? Funding through diverse revenue sources is the name of the game – but if you’re not prioritizing mid- and major-level individuals, you’re leaving money on the table. So, what should be your future priorities? Join us where we’ll have a discussion about:

  • How ‘overhead’ and your budget are your best-secret-weapons.

  • What you SHOULD be doing right now to build a strong funding future.

  • What small to mid-sized organizations were doing right in 2019 that kept their funding super-strong through the challenges of 2020.

 

23. Level Up Your Virtual Fundraiser: Strategies to Reach Your Annual Event Goals

 

July 15, 2:00PM

 

Register for this FREE, live webinar where you will hear from real-world nonprofits on how they took their virtual events to the next level and raised just as much (or more!) than their in-person fundraisers. These nonprofit leaders will be sharing the strategies and tools they used to create virtual events that raised more revenue, plus the communication strategies they used to increase reach and giving before, during and after their virtual events. 

 

What you'll learn:

  • Strategies nonprofits took to plan, host and promote their virtual event
  • Lessons learned to manage and execute successful virtual events
  • The 6 essential tools for generating virtual event revenue
  • Expert communication strategies for broadening your reach

24. Strategies to Help Nonprofits Navigate through the Fog of a Crisis

July 15, 2:00PM

The world has changed around us. How should nonprofit organizations adapt to and cope with the new ways of living and working?

Technology, especially work-from-home capabilities, are going to rule the future for many (if not all) nonprofits. The need for properly optimized security is going to rise, as well, as entry points to organizational networks become scattered and decentralized.

Don’t let worry about the future (or the present) keep your organization from fulfilling its mission. Tune in July 15 to find out how your nonprofit can efficiently use technology to weather the current storm.

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

July 16, 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.

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

July 16, 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

27. Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

July 16, 2:30PM

 

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.

28. How to Grow Individual Donations

July 21, 11:00AM

 

2020 proved to be overwhelming, to say the least. This is especially true for those of you who are leading your nonprofit’s fundraising initiatives. Has this time made you face the fact that your funding model was too dependent on large foundations, program revenue or event donors? With all the programmatic and operational stress you’ve faced these last few months, how do you even think about what a stronger funding model looks like in the years ahead?

 

Whether a ‘major-gift’ from an individual is $1,000 or $50,000, what are the things you should stop doing that will help you prepare for a better future of funding? Funding through diverse revenue sources is the name of the game—but if you’re not prioritizing mid- and major-level individuals, you’re leaving money on the table. So, what should be your future priorities?

 

Join us where we’ll discuss:

  • How overhead and your budget are your best secret weapons.

  • What you should be doing right now to build a strong funding future.

  • What small to mid-sized organizations were doing right in 2019 that kept their funding super strong through the challenges of 2020.

29. How To Successfully Onboard New Subscribers To Your Nonprofit E-Newsletter

July 21, 1:00PM

 

Email marketing should be an integral part of a nonprofit’s multi-channel fundraising strategy. That process starts with getting people to submit their email address on your website form and encouraging them to click the “subscribe” button. Easier said than done.

 

In this webinar, based on research of the 100 largest nonprofits in the U.S., you'll learn best (and worst!) practices related to:

  • Where your website signup form belongs

  • Your CTA (call to action)

  • What fields the form should contain

  • Donation form opt-in to your newsletter

  • Components of a good welcome email and more

30. TechSoup Tour: How to Access Donations, Discounts, and Services

July 21, 2:00PM

 

Want to better understand how TechSoup can help your nonprofit organization?

 

Join us for our webinar on how your organization can access TechSoup's wide variety of product discount and donation programs. From hardware to software, we'll give you a tour of the tools available to help your nonprofit with productivity, collaboration, financial management, donor tracking, security, and more.

 

We'll also show you how to access our many learning resources, tech services, courses, and community offerings designed to help you optimize technology for your organization.

 

31. Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps

July 21, 2:00PM

 

So many programs and organizations depend on volunteers that have been with them for years. What happens when those volunteers start to get older? If your volunteers are aging, this session can help. Learn strategies for identifying the signs of aging in place - volunteers who continue to do the same work even though their capabilities have changes - and how to start a conversation about that change. Managing the transition as well as creating new options for aging volunteers will be covered, and we'll discuss what to do when the situation can't be solved amicably. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges. 

 

What You'll Learn: 

  • Understand how volunteers can age in place in programs, and identify some of the signs of a volunteer corps that is aging in place and the risk that aging volunteers can pose to your organization. 

  • Create opportunities for aging volunteers to stay engaged in programs while mitigating risk to the volunteers, clients, or the organization. 

  • Begin a strategy for discussing the aging in place transition with both volunteers and paid staff members, and learn best practices for diversifying your volunteer corps. 

32. How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

July 21, 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.

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

July 22, 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.

34. Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot

July 22, 11:00AM

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on utilizing social media to boost nonprofit fundraising. Chad will provide tips to center your messaging with a focus on telling the right stories, in the right format, on the right channel.

 

Chad Barger [BAR-jur] is a sought-after nonprofit fundraising strategist, master trainer and coach who helps nonprofits overcome the barriers to fundraising success. 

 

Chad is the chief strategist and owner of the firm Productive Fundraising. The firm teaches small, but mighty, nonprofits how to put donors first and create simple fundraising systems that deliver sustainable, growing revenue. Areas of expertise include optimizing fundraising communications, engaging boards in fundraising, unique & profitable fundraising events and creative stewardship programs designed to boost donor retention.

 

35. Bringing Communities Together Online During a Crisis

July 22, 1:00PM

 

Communities throughout the world are facing the direct implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many wondering what they can do at this time to make a positive difference. In this webinar, Bridget from GiveGab will discuss the importance of localizing your efforts through digital tools that allow you to meet your community where they are - online.

 

36. Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers

July 22, 2:00PM

 

Designing meaningful, mission-driven virtual volunteer opportunities, and managing remote volunteers can be challenging. How do you create work that can be done independently, and still supervise, evaluate, or recognize the work of a volunteer you never meet face to face? The good news is that now, with an ever growing set of online tools, building an online community and connecting with someone across miles (or continents) is easier. In this webinar we will discuss best practices for creating those opportunities and developing meaningful relationships with remote volunteers, including building and empowering remote teams, managing projects by letting go but not checking out, and creating a two-way communication plan to share the work of remote volunteers with the organization and share what's happening at the organization with remote volunteers.

 

What You'll Learn: 

  • Keys for designing mission-driven virtual volunteer opportunities.

  • The different challenges around managing remote volunteers.

  • How to create a clear communication plan to engage and include remote volunteers. 

  • Keys to successfully engaging and supervising remote volunteers using online tools. 

  • Tips for creating a successful working relationship with remote volunteers. 

37. Conversation About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Fundraising

July 22, 4:00 PM

 

This topic is so important, we've decided to continue the conversation every month. We'll answer your questions and discuss how each of us can continue to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organizations. Do diverse communities see themselves in your communications? How do we become more inclusive in our fundraising and engagement initiatives? How do we educate ourselves? What does it mean to be an ally to those who face systemic oppression? It’s more than just being aware of our bias, privilege, and comfort. It’s about moving forward with empathy to help enact change. We can all do better. Join us as we continue this important conversation. 

 

38. Diversity in Recruiting for Your (Paid) Internship Program

July 23, 12:00PM

 

An exploration of strategies to improve diversity for internship recruitment (and acceptance!). Will discuss both "band-aid" and systems-level solutions that you can implement at your nonprofit. 

 

39. The Changing Face of Canadian Donors

July 23, 1:00PM

 

In the wake of COVID-19, charities, foundations and nonprofit organizations have been spending a lot of time re-analyzing their existing and potential donor bases, developing plans to cultivate new and existing supporters with innovative methods of engagement. What many are missing, however, is that the face of Canadian society is changing dramatically – are your insights and fundraising strategy keeping up? Imagine Canada, Ethnicity Matters and a collective of partners have teamed up on a new study examining the giving habits and attitudes of Canada’s growing new Canadian and immigrant populations. Join us to get a sneak peak at the results, hear highlights and implications from the upcoming report, and how our panel of Canadian fundraisers are developing strategies to engage new Canadians & immigrant groups.

 

In our webinar together we will discuss:

  • The donation and volunteering behaviors of new Canadian & immigrant segments in response to COVID-19

  • Whether certain organizations and causes are resonating with new Canadian & immigrant groups

  • Unconscious drivers, hidden opportunities, and the barriers influencing charitable giving 

  • The fundraising methods and messages that most resonate with new Canadian & immigrant segments

40. How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio

July 23, 1:00PM

 

Once upon a time, 80% of your revenues came from 20% of your donors. Today, that ratio is more like 90% of your revenues come from 10% of your donors. And, as Giving USA highlights, we know that in any given year, over 70% of contributed income comes from individual donors. Whether you are in a large, medium, or small fundraising shop; it doesn’t matter any longer. The question is, are you poised to maximize your revenues based on these giving patterns?

 

Whether your nonprofit is large or small, Robin will show you how to build either your first, or your best, major gift portfolio to focus your efforts on the 10% of the donors who are giving the 90% of contributed income. What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • How to find and identify major gift prospects.

  • How to rate and rank donors to focus a major gift portfolio through a series of “Tiers”.

  • How to qualify and cultivate major gift prospects through discovery visits.

  • How to build your ideal portfolio and how many prospects are needed to meet your revenue goals.

  • How to develop a revenue goal for each donor.

  • How to create a schedule of moves for each identified prospect with each “Tier” of donors.

  • How to effectively manage the major gift portfolio over time even with time constraints.

  • How to use your Case for Support to create donor offers that will inspire a gift.

  • And, much, much more!

41. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

July 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

42. Better Collaboration, Bigger Impact: How to Manage Work From Anywhere with Asana

July 23, 2:00PM

 

Many nonprofits struggle with collaboration and coordination. Paired with the recent shift to remote work, it's making already stressful situations feel dire. Luckily, nonprofits can harness technology to unlock the power of their teams in pursuit of advancing their missions—no matter where those teams may carry out their work. From coordinating content creation for digital marketing channels to generating more development pipeline, and increasing engagement with donors, Asana can help nonprofits get more mission critical work done. How? We'll show you.

 

In this webinar on July 23, 2020 at 11am PT, you’ll hear how Young Survival Coalition and Stand.earth are using Asana, a work and project management platform, to better plan, manage, and execute the critical work they do. You'll see a demo of how Asana can improve your organization's collaboration at HQ, in the field, and everywhere in between.

 

 

43. Aligning Nonprofit Management Teams and Boards During a Crisis – Live Q&A

July 23, 2:00PM

 

Whether you are nonprofit leader or a board member, this webinar is for you! 

Nonprofit boards can experience a variety of crises, from lawsuits, to financial woes, to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Understanding the expectations of both the management of the nonprofit as well as its board and how the two can collaborate during times of turmoil will contribute to a positive outcome. 

Our panel of experts includes: 

  • Jim Taylor, VP of Leadership Initiatives and Education, BoardSource 
  • Luann Feehan, President and CEO, Nonprofit Connect 
  • Tammy Wilson, CEO, Oak Grove Center and Chair of the Board, Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC)

 

This is your opportunity to ask questions and get answers about how your nonprofit should lead during a crisis both from a management and a board member perspective. When registering, submit a question that you would like addressed by the panel. 

 

44. Cultural Bias and Norms in the Workplace

July 27, 1:30PM

 

Just as organizations have an established culture and ways of being, so do the employees before, during, and after work. How can we navigate tension when they clash within a nonprofit? How can you create inclusion within an organization? We will explore ideas and strategies on cultural bias and norms in the workplace. 

 

45. Keys to a Successful Virtual Event — Building Community and Beating the Fundraising Goal: How We Did It

July 28, 1:00PM

 

We have yet to know all the ways that COVID-19 will impact our culture and community. One may be that nonprofits will need to offer a new medium for connecting with donors: online, virtual events. Come hear how one organization used an online event to engage donors and built community at the same time. A virtual event doesn’t have to be one-way communication.

 

Join us for an engaging and informative event. In this presentation, Lisa Schra, Advancement Director at Living Stones Academy, and Paul Hart, a long-time brand and communication volunteer at LSA, will share about their recent “Stones of Hope” gala-type fundraising event. Through this event, Living Stones saw an increase of 50+% in revenue and attendance. They will share their suggestions for helping you make a similarly successful event.

 

46. Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings

July 28, 1:00PM and July 30, 3:00PM

 

Join us for a hands-on training where you will learn the virtual facilitation tools, tips, and tricks needed to build trust, spark ideas, and foster collaboration in your virtual meetings. 

 

With so much of the world moving online and the inability to predict what the future holds, we cannot keep postponing these critical conversations and difficult decisions for the next in-person opportunity. 

 

Whether you plan to put these skills to use in your next board meeting, strategic planning retreat, or town hall discussion, we will provide you a step-by-step guide to plan, prepare, and facilitate your next virtual meeting. 

 

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How to determine the purpose and set reasonable goals for a virtual meeting

  • How to invite the right participants to achieve your goals

  • How to prepare everyone (including yourself) for an impactful virtual meeting

  • How to master the basics of virtual facilitation to maximize engagement

  • How to tackle the hard stuff: difficult dialogues and wicked problems

  • How to move things forward after the virtual meeting ends 

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

July 28, 2:30PM

 

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.

48. 10-Step Budgeting Process

July 29, 12:00PM

 

The success and usefulness of your budget largely depend on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budgeting process that will engage staff and the board and ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.

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

July 29, 1:00PM

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue for your programs and events (both in person and virtual). 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.

 

50. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

July 29, 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

51. “Is This Normal?” Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2020

July 30, 11:00AM 

 

What’s normal for a nonprofit website, and how does your organization’s website compare to others like it? Join Google Analytics expert Yesenia Sotelo as she answers questions such as:

  • What’s an average bounce rate for a nonprofit website?

  • How much traffic should we be getting from Google?

  • Is our social media audience more or less engaged than normal?

Bring your questions to this interactive training session!

 

 

52. Social Media Marketing 101 for Nonprofits

July 30, 12:00PM

 

This is a collaborative session focused on the who, what and why of social media marketing for nonprofits. We will talk about who you are targeting, what you are sharing, and why it’s relevant to the audience (and channel).

Worksheets will be provided to create a simple Social Media Strategy and Social Media Mission Statement, as well resources and tools to streamline and simplify the process.

 

53. Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

July 30, 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.

54. Overlooked Benefits of Outsourcing Nonprofit Accounting

July 31, 11:30AM

 

Has your organization ever looked at outsourcing all or a portion of its accounting?  If not, it is because you’re not sure how the organization would benefit from this decision.  Since it is not a common practice for nonprofits to outsource its accounting, we will discuss the process and discuss the overlooked benefits of outsourcing your Nonprofit Accounting.

 

55. Why your Nonprofit should be using Nonprofit Accounting Software

July 31, 1:00PM

 

Your organization like every other nonprofit is feeling the pressure to deliver more transparency. The demand for more timely information is coming from a multitude of interested parties: board members, major donors, potential funders, and watchdog organizations.

 

The goal of transparency can’t be easily accomplished without sound nonprofit accounting software-financial reporting is the foundation upon which transparency is achieved.

 

We will review at least seven reasons Nonprofits should consider Nonprofit Accounting Software.

 

56. Conversations with PivotGround

Weekly

 

Most nonprofit leaders aren’t sure how to get their organizations thriving, so we created a framework that helps them get organized, build effective teams, and make a bigger impact, without getting overwhelmed or burning out. Finally strategic planning that works!

 

In today's fast paced digital world, running a nonprofit with traditional strategic planning is like trying to put a square peg in a round hole. It just doesn't work. To make an impact you need a new method. Imagine what it would be like if your nonprofit was thriving.

 

Join nonprofit business strategist Sarah Olivieri in weekly mini-webinars to learn how you can unlock your organization's capacity with the Impact Method™ and stop feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and unsure. 

Tatiana Morand

Posted by Tatiana Morand

Published Monday, 29 June 2020 at 10:37 AM

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:

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  • Donna Urban said:

    Wednesday, 01 April 2020 at 7:13 AM
    Impressive list of webinars to assist with our changing world!
  • Angela Greer said:

    Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at 12:29 AM
    Thank you!
  • Kate said:

    Tuesday, 28 April 2020 at 5:30 PM
    Thank you for your time and energy and preparing this article :)
  • Rhonda said:

    Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 1:40 PM
    I'm just stumbling onto this now...any chance you will run some of these webinars again? Or if I could get a copy of one that has already been done. I'm very interested in all the webinars regarding volunteers.
  • Diane Parten said:

    Friday, 29 May 2020 at 12:12 PM
    Can’t wait to get your blogs
  • Greg Snow said:

    Saturday, 06 June 2020 at 3:19 AM
    Great List of varied and interesting webinars. Please try to make this monthly list available before the month starts. There were a few webinars at the beginning of the month I missed because I didn't know about them until after they ran.
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Wednesday, 01 July 2020 at 5:25 PM
    Hi Greg, thanks for your comment! We always send out the email with the list of webinars prior to the end of the month, so if you sign up for it you're guaranteed to see them in advance.
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Wednesday, 01 July 2020 at 5:26 PM
    Hi Rhonda! We're glad you find this list helpful. We publish it every month, so keep checking back to see if any of the webinars are happening again (they aren't all run by us, so it depends on the company administering them).
  • Shawne Albritton said:

    Monday, 06 July 2020 at 1:58 PM
    Hi, I was wondering how to get a webinar added to your site for the month of July Webinars. We are doing a Webinar - Q&A with Industry leaders. John Taylor from United Way Worldwide and Joan Hestneses from Institute on Aging. We will be discussing the current crisis, its impact on Non-Profits, and how to handle IT and technology concerns going forward. Learn tips to navigate through the fog of a crisis so you can focus on the community you serve.
    link - https://www.intivix.com/Non-Profit-Webinar
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Tuesday, 07 July 2020 at 2:11 PM
    Hey Shawne, thanks for reaching out! We'll get you added in.
  • Kiki Schleiff-Cherry said:

    Monday, 13 July 2020 at 2:59 PM
    I'd love to get our organization's webinars included in this list. How would I go about that?
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Monday, 13 July 2020 at 3:08 PM
    Hi Kiki, please email sizmailova [@] personifycorp.com with your webinars. She can let you know if they're a good fit for our listing :)

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