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50 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2020

Tatiana Morand  24 July 2020  22 comments
 

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

 

As the nonprofit sector continues to navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts in the field are offering their best advice, tips and knowledge. 

 

This month’s topics include volunteer management, grant applications, donor stewardship, online fundraising, diversity, equity and inclusion, and much more. 

 

Wild Apricot also continues to present Targeted Impact, a bi-weekly Q&A session with experts in the nonprofit and membership management space. 

 

Be sure to save the date for the upcoming sessions:

 

August 13, 3:00PM EST - with Katie Appold of Do More Good 

August 27, 3:00PM EST - TBA

 

Sign up for the next session here and come prepared with your questions about all things nonprofit and membership management. 

 

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.

 

 

August 2020 webinar roundup

 

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

 

1. Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That's Inclusive and Accessible

August 4, 11:30AM 

Have you ever wondered how your content is accessed by people who are blind or visually impaired? As web accessibility and creating inclusive communities becomes more prevalent, it’s vital to evaluate social media and digital content to ensure everyone can participate. In this session, we’ll give you the tools you need to take the first step. This will include demonstrations of some of the assistive technology including built-in voiceover, built-in magnification and JAWS so you can learn how to access online content.

 

2. How to Streamline the Golf Fundraiser & Raise More Dollars

August 4, 1:00PM

For nonprofit organizations large and small, this webinar helps you save time and produce better outcomes for your golf fundraiser—whether you’re trying to fit it in before the end of the year or looking at 2021. Think about all the time you spend planning, coordinating, and executing the logistics of the golf fundraiser. Technology can streamline everything, freeing up event organizers and their committees to focus on the relationships that move the event and the organization as a whole forward.

Golf contributes over $3.9 billion annually to nonprofits large and small; tap into the sport’s inextricable link to charitable giving and propensity to attract high-capacity donors and crucial sponsors with the right approach.

Topics include:

  • How to build the golf event around your organization’s specific goals

  • Best practices for sponsorship packages

  • How to streamline registration and check in

  • How to leverage technology to make crucial asks that raise more dollars

  • How live scoring works and how to evaluate a provider

 

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

August 4, 2:00PM

 

When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them.

  • How to deal with challenging volunteers.

  • How to evaluate the Handbook you have.

  • How to create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

 

4. Engaging Volunteers in the New Normal

August 5, 12:00PM

COVID-19 has forced nonprofits to change how to utilize volunteers, and that may not be a bad thing.

In some ways, the pandemic has shown us how to be better neighbors and given rise to an era of grassroots and digital volunteerism. 

In this 30-minute webinar, we’ll discuss how volunteerism may look very different moving forward, including 3 specific ways volunteering has changed for good and how to best prepare for the new wave of volunteerism.

 

5. The Magic of Appreciation

August 5, 12:00PM

 

It’s 2020 and you’re focused on growing your virtual P2P program. So is every other organization! Competition is fierce, and supporter expectations have never been higher. How can your organization stand out from the crowd?

 

Here’s the good news – you have the power to transform a transactional relationship into a solid, long-term partnership! Maureen will share practical examples of ways to engage your P2P fundraisers, draw them more deeply into your organization, and help them raise more money. Whether you’re a virtual P2P event pro or if this is your first rodeo, you’ll come away with fresh ideas and inspiration.

 

6. Introduction to Finding Grants

August 5, 2:00PM

 

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

 

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

 

  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.

  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.

  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

  • In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop/tablet for this portion of the class.

 

7. Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

August 5, 2:00PM

 

You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You'll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You'll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

What You'll Learn: 

  • What type of information is compelling to prospective volunteers, existing volunteers, organizational leaders, and supporters, donors and clients.

  • How to use this information to create a powerful story about the impact of volunteers in your organization.

  • How to create a plan for gathering and compiling information about your volunteer engagement program and using that to tell a compelling story about volunteer impact.

 

8. Maintaining the Healthy Nonprofit Virtually

August 6, 12:00PM 

A conversation between Rhea Wong, nonprofit consultant, speaker and podcaster, and Beth Kanter, Virtual Trainer & Nonprofit Innovator in digital transformation & workplace wellbeing, recognized by Fast Co. 

 

9. Inclusion at Home: How to Promote Inclusion While Working at Home

August 6, 1:00PM 

An exploration of how to promote inclusive thinking as organizations transition and settle to staff working from home. What are the assumptions we make about each other, and how do we get real about what we need to be successful?

 

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

August 6, 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. Fundraising Lab: Surprising Best Practices to Keep Donors Giving

August 6, 2:00PM

Join us for this exciting virtual workshop and take your online fundraising campaigns to the next level.

Industry thought leader Lori. L Jacobwith will teach you effective ways to keep donors giving, you'll learn how to optimize your giving campaigns for each donor generation, and you'll walk away with actionable tips on hosting a virtual event—all in one afternoon! You'll also receive 2.5 CFRE credits towards your certification when you attend.

 

12. 3 Essentials for Greater Volunteer Engagement

August 6, 2:00PM and August 11, 2:00PM

Volunteer engagement is what keeps organizations like yours thriving especially during times of crisis.

Join us for a live, 30-minute webinar to learn the three essentials that lead to greater volunteer engagement. This webinar will help you better understand what is required to engage with volunteers of all ages at a much deeper level and what role your volunteer engagement platform plays into this objective.

 

13. Hello? Am I The Only One? – Recruiting Diverse Professionals To Your Nonprofit

August 11, 12:00PM

An exploration of strategies to improve diverse recruitment (and hiring!). Richard will discuss and review both "band-aid" and systems-level solutions that your nonprofit can learn about how to implement. 


14. 3 Steps to Digital Marketing Success for Your Nonprofit

August 11, 1:00PM

Digital marketing can feel like an overwhelming abyss of information these days. It can feel like there is a new online fundraising or marketing channel popping up just about every month. Keeping up with it all might make anyone's head spin.

The good news is that there are 3 simple keys to digital marketing success and Taylor Shanklin and the team at Firefly Partners have a framework to break digital down and make it accessible.

Learning Objectives:

  • Walk away with an understanding of the 3 critical components to digital marketing success

  • Get a framework for implementing the components into your strategy

  • Talk about tools and a plan of action to implement the 3 components at your nonprofit

 

15. 5 Ways to Future-Proof Your Fundraising

August 11, 1:00PM

The fundraising landscape has drastically changed over the course of a few months. As a nonprofit fundraising in 2020, now's the time to build a resilient, proactive strategy that's able to weather unforeseeable storms of the future.

Join us to learn how to implement innovative, forward-thinking tactics that allow your nonprofit to bring in a steady stream of donations throughout the year.

You'll discover how peer-to-peer fundraising, recurring giving, virtual events, and investing in younger donors work together to create a future-proof fundraising strategy. 

Get ready for:

  • Recurring giving best practices to build a consistent stream of revenue 

  • Virtual event how-tos

  • Innovative ways to appeal to younger donors, also known as the nonprofit supporters of the future

  • BONUS: How the right online fundraising software can up-level your strategy

 

16. 8 Expert Tips for Raising $10k+ on Facebook

August 11, 2:00PM

Facebook has cracked the code for social media fundraising. Facebook Fundraisers are easy to learn and use peer-to-peer technology to unlock fast unrestricted cash for your nonprofit. Nonprofits need new, ongoing, and sustainable revenue streams and this may be a solution. But there are secrets to unlocking lots of more revenue than casual users understand. Come learn the tips the experts use to unlock tens of thousands of dollars annually.  

You will learn how to: 

  • Set up your Facebook page to run fundraisers 

  • Craft your content, timing, frequency and strategy for more revenue 

  • Avoid common mistakes that will harm your campaign

17. Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

August 11, 2:00PM

Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization's overall strategic plan.

What You'll Learn: 

  • Why a strategic plan for volunteer engagement is important.

  • How to incorporate key components into a strategic plan.

  • How you can use a strategic plan to communicate with organization stakeholders.

  • How creating a strategic plan can elevate the work that volunteers do in your organization.

 

18. Access Your Desktop Anywhere, Anytime with Amazon WorkSpaces

August 11, 2:00PM

Now more than ever, nonprofits employees and volunteers are working remotely.Instead of building and operating your own infrastructure, your organization can deploy desktops on demand with Amazon WorkSpaces, a desktop as a service (DaaS) solution on AWS. With DaaS, you manage your images and users while the infrastructure is managed for you by AWS.

During this webinar, attendees will

  • Learn what makes Amazon WorkSpaces unique

  • Understand how DaaS can help nonprofits leverage the cloud for remote work and volunteering

  • Hear lessons learned and best practices from nonprofits using Amazon WorkSpaces

  • Start your proof of concept

 

19. How to Acquire New Donors and Create an Engaging Donor Journey in 2020

August 12, 11:00AM

In recent months, the fundraising community has shifted to digital work. And, with the recent pandemic causing many groups to question their future sustainability and independence, it makes sense to begin to use this emphasis on digital to build a broader base of donors and encourage greater giving by the many.

Join Robin L. Cabral, as she takes you through a multichannel approach to donor communications through using lead magnets and customer sales maps to acquire new donors, align digital strategies to form a cohesive donor journey, and build meaningful donor relationships through timely touchpoints.

 

20. 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

August 12, 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

 

21. Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers

August 12, 2:00PM

Integrating skills-based volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

What You'll Learn: 

  • How to design successful skills-based volunteer projects

  • Strategies for managing skills-based volunteers

 

22. Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

August 12, 2:00PM

2020 has been a year filled with unimaginable tragedies, loss, and unacceptable injustices. America has faced a global pandemic, economic disaster and again we witnessed videos of policing injustices. These events sparked a profound awareness of the continued presence of systemic racism, racial injustice, and discrimination, and the need for substantial and lasting changes on important issues of police brutality, healthcare, and economic reform.

Our nation is now engaged in protests and conversations about these critical issues. This is a conversation that nonprofit executives and board leaders need to be a part of. These conversations are long overdue, and we cannot give in to our discomfort and allow this opportunity to fade away. This is a movement not a moment, we know that you have questions, ideas, and concerns. What is the nonprofit’s board’s leadership role and what can you do?

Learning objectives:

  • Achieve an understanding of the alignment of DEI and governance

  • Discuss and achieve a deeper understanding of DEI constructs

  • Participate in an interactive discussion designed to stimulate meaningful introspection and understanding,

  • Provide guidance and strategies that will allow participants to embrace the leadership imperative for engaging in DEI focused work and governance

 

23. Re-imagining Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program

August 12, 2:00PM

Join Peer-to-Peer Fundraising experts Shana Masterson and Robyn Mendez as we explore the future of peer-to-peer fundraising events. As we head into the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 event seasons, the 100% Virtual Event model will not be sufficient to attract participants and motivate them to fundraise for your cause. The “Reimagined Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Event” achieves fundraising success by marrying grassroots community building strategies with smart digital marketing to create new, more engaging experiences for participants and their donors, while at the same time, respecting the social distancing preferences.

 

24. How to Stream Your Virtual Fundraising Event: Tech Tools & Tips

August 12, 2:00PM

Register for this free live webinar, where you'll hear from a real-world nonprofit that found the perfect streaming solutions for setting up and executing their virtual event, plus how they determined which tools were best for them. You'll learn the tech needed to set up any kind of virtual fundraiser whether it's livestreamed, a recorded program or a combination of both, plus expert tips to engage supporters, increase fundraising and garner views long after your event is over. By the end of the webinar, you'll be a virtual event tech pro!

What you'll learn:

  • Strategies one nonprofit used to stream their virtual fundraiser
  • Research they did to provide the right solution
  • The tech tools and set up options for streaming any virtual fundraiser
  • Tips to engage your audience, increase fundraising and views

 

25. Perspectives of a Black Fundraiser

August 13, 12:00PM 

A conversation between Rhea Wong, nonprofit consultant, speaker, and podcaster, and Marvin Vilma, eacher, entrepreneur, aspiring funder, nonprofit strategist, and researcher. 

 

26. Leadership Today: Key Skills and Career/Job Tips

August 13, 12:00PM 

Now more than ever we need strong leaders. We need leaders with agility, tenacity, and an open heart and mind. We’ll walk through approaches vital for successful leadership today. Gain insights for not only leading a team but also community impact. These life experiences allow us to learn and grow. We’ll share a framework for reflecting on and building upon your leadership and career trajectory.

 

27. Managing Employees in Uncertain Times

August 13, 1:00PM

The impact of COVID-19 has heightened the need for effective leadership and management due to its widespread impact on mental health and the economic necessity to have engaged employees to support business continuity and success.

Collectively, COVID-19 illness and safety measures have affected over 2 billion people worldwide, yet different individuals have different experiences due to circumstances and personality.  Employers need to understand this as they manage individuals on their teams, regardless of whether they are working from home or on-site and regardless whether they continued to work throughout the pandemic or are returning from temporary lay-offs.  

This webinar will discuss the impact of COVID-19 and how the spill over line between work and home has become thinner than ever.  While society reopens and the economy restarts, it remains unclear what the future holds and how the pandemic may continue to unfold, and this means you must be able to manage your employees well during these uncertain times.

 

28. Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers?

August 13, 1:00PM

In this live, interactive webinar we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award.

We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.

What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:

  • Why relationships with grantmakers are important.

  • How to learn what a grantmakers capacity is for relationships.

  • How to learn what a grantmakers preference is for relationships.

  • How to take steps to start a relationship with a grantmaker.

 

29. How to Run Effective Facebook Fundraisers

August 13, 1:00PM

When it comes to online fundraising platforms, there is one in particular that would be too big to ignore. And that’s Facebook fundraising.

By Q1 2020, Facebook fundraising had raised over $3 billion dollars. By September 2019, half of the money raised on Facebook, or $1 Billion dollars, came from birthday fundraisers alone. And it’s potential as an online fundraising juggernaut continues to grow.

Join Whole Whale’s Founder and CEO George Weiner as he walks you through the best practices for running effective Facebook Fundraisers.

You’ll learn:

  • The pros and cons of Facebook Fundraisers

  • Different tactics for using Facebook Fundraisers

  • Campaign planning tips

  • Messaging and creative best practices

 

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

August 13, 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

 

31. Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values

August 13, 2:00PM

Organizational values guide the ways in which organizations commit to showing up in the world. We currently find ourselves in the middle of a movement that calls on us to consider the meaninglessness of words that aren’t underpinned by commitment and accountability. This forces us to recognize the ways in which our values can’t operate outside of history but rather are informed by it. This webinar is for organizations considering what it might look, feel, and sound like to intentionally create or reimagine a values statement through an Equity lens—that is, a lens that invokes history and confronts notions of power and action.

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

  • Speak impactfully to the need for an Equity-centered values design process

  • Identify if your current core values are positioned to promote or disrupt inequitable practices within and outside of your organization

  • Better reimagine your organizational values within the context of a society greatly in need of commitments toward anti-racism, inclusion, and Equity  

 

32. How to Rethink Products and Services Through Equity Design

August 13, 2:00PM

Organizations around the world are reflecting on the urgency of this moment to build a more equitable and just society — especially for historically underserved communities of color.

If you have products, programs, and services that could better meet the needs of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, but aren't sure how to take the first step, this webinar is for you. We will introduce "equity design — designing with the intention of eliminating oppression, exclusion, and top-down approaches — and guide you through how to begin applying it within your team.

We'll cover: 

  • The fundamentals of equity design: what it is, why it is important, and where it can be used in your organization's products and services.

  • Building an equity design framework: how can you support your users and beneficiaries at an individual, institutional, and structural level?

  • Common challenges organizations face when adopting equity-based practices.

  • Getting ready to prototype and test new community-driven approaches.

  • Developing tried and true success metrics for you to take back to your team.

 

33. How Far Are You Willing to Go? Moving from Diversity & Inclusion to Anti-Oppression

August 17, 1:00PM

An introduction to thinking about how to move beyond surface-level DEI work and invite deeper challenge to larger systems of oppression in the world.

 

34. Planned Giving: Blow Up The Black Box

August 18, 1:00PM

You don’t need a law degree to start and grow a successful Planned Giving program that maximizes your donor lifetime value and keeps your nonprofit sustainable. Tony is a lawyer but he doesn’t talk like one. In plain language, he’ll explain:

  • What Planned Giving is

  • Who your best prospects are

  • Where to start, and

  • How to promote your new program

35. Virtual Donor Engagement During the Pandemic and Beyond

August 19, 3:00PM

The isolation brought on by the pandemic has created an urgent need for connection in a time when in-person events remain limited or downright dangerous - but how do we continue to engage our supporters amidst a surplus of virtual events and Zoom fatigue? Join Caliopy Glaros, a donor engagement strategist currently helping dozens of global nonprofits adapt their virtual engagement strategies to ever-shifting limitations in an increasingly uncertain era. Rather than focus on executing one successful event, Caliopy will share best practices on how to position your virtual experiences within your entire engagement strategy so that you can continue to create deep connections with donors throughout the pandemic and beyond. 

 

36. How to Identify Your Ideal Board Member

August 20, 1:00PM

Most nonprofits recruit anyone and everyone to serve on their board. Heck, they are just glad when someone says yes. There is a better way that will not only improve your own sanity but also help you to move your nonprofit forward and closer to fulfilling your mission.

By defining an ideal board member, you'll be equipped to recruit the RIGHT person to your board and learn how to attract the RIGHT people to you.

This 60-minute webinar will:

  • Help you understand why you need to define your ideal board member before you start recruiting
  • Guide you through the questions you need to ask yourself BEFORE you ever recruit a new board member
  • Help you reframe the way you present a board member recruitment message to get the right board members to say yes (and help you avoid the pitfalls of recruiting the wrong ones).

 

37. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

August 20, 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

38. Intro to Lean Six Sigma for Nonprofit Organization

August 24, 1:00PM 

Lean and Six Sigma are improvement methodologies that have helped organizations and businesses save money, improve delivery performance, reduce inventory and improve quality for decades. These techniques of data analysis and process workflow can also be used to help engage employees and develop staff and volunteers for future roles. These methods have also helped reduce negative impacts on the environment (energy, waste and landfill usage), and help government agencies, education, and nonprofits working towards achieving sustainable solutions to challenges in our communities.

 

39. Attracting and Retaining Diverse Board Members

August 25, 1:00PM

According to Board Source, the majority of nonprofits desire diverse board members but they fall flat on executing their intent. This webinar will share how to attract diverse superstars and take a look at what to do to keep them engaged and at your board table.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to prepare your board for recruiting diverse members

  • How to recruit diverse board members

  • How to build inclusion efforts to retain board members

  • How to evaluate your efforts

 

40. How to Get Your Board to Fundraise

August 25, 1:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. Accountability and follow through will also be discussed. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board.

 

41. Re-Energize Volunteer Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities

August 25, 2:00PM

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

What You'll Learn: 

  • Design impact first opportunities

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

  • Illustrate impact in your volunteer opportunities

 

42. Anatomy of a Nonprofit Website: Why Your Donors Aren’t Giving (More) Online

August 25, 2:00PM

Is your website holding you back? A growing number of donors are giving online, but there’s a good chance your website is giving them reasons to reconsider. How is your website confusing your current donors? How is it turning off potential donors?

It could be "cognitive load," a phrase used to describe an overabundance of information. Or maybe your donation form isn’t optimized, which makes it difficult to move through the donation process. It could even be that you just haven’t given them enough reasons to care.

In our session, we'll explore what makes for a successful nonprofit website, from content to user flow to donation thank you pages. In this practical session full of takeaways, we’ll explore:

  • How to write clear hero messages that encourage donors to engage with you

  • How you may be creating confusion through your messaging, user experience, and/or donation form (and how to fix it)

  • Tactical tips for quick website fixes that result in immediate improvements

 

43. The Four Cornerstones of Nonprofit Board Governance

August 25, 2:00PM

This seventy-five minute webinar will break down the most fundamental legal and ethical functions of the nonprofit board and highlight key strategies so that your board can govern more effectively.

 

44. How to Create a Monthly Finance Routine

August 26, 12:00PM 

This session will help demystify the monthly finance process with leaders. We will break down the key actions that leaders need to take each month to ensure a comprehensive, organized, and strategic monthly finance routine to help grow your bottom line and your impact. We will review bookkeeping, reporting, presenting, forecasting on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to make sure leaders don’t miss a thing!

 

45. Is Social Enterprise Right for You?

August 26, 12:00PM

Starting a social enterprise can be a great way for your organization to achieve the double bottom line: mission impact and a new unrestricted revenue stream. Join us as we define social enterprise and look at the four areas you should research as you evaluate this revenue option for your organization.



46. Newsletters & Annual Reports: Multichannel Impact Reporting for the Modern Era

August 26, 1:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on reporting impact to our donors. We’ll examine how print/mailed communications work in tandem with email to ensure our donors are informed and engaged. And we’ll look at systems to simplify the development of these vital fundraising tools.

 

47. Learn the Secret to Google Ads Success: Landing Page Optimization

August 27, 11:00AM

Google Ads can be an effective and affordable way of reaching new and existing supporters - as long as you pair your ad campaign with a well-crafted landing page.

Join this interactive tech training with nonprofit website expert Yesenia Sotelo. You’ll get a basic understanding of landing page structure including:

  • Effective form design

  • Optimization for mobile devices

  • Use of HTML tags to communicate with visitors and search engines

 

 

48. Overlooked Benefits of Outsourcing Nonprofit Accounting

August 28, 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.

 

49. Why your Nonprofit should be using Nonprofit Accounting Software

August 28, 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.

 

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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 Friday, 24 July 2020 at 10:46 AM

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  • 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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  • 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 :)
  • Kiki Schleiff-Cherry said:

    Tuesday, 14 July 2020 at 8:12 PM
    Thank you so much for including us!
  • Theresa O'Connor said:

    Tuesday, 21 July 2020 at 11:45 AM
    This is a very useful list. Would it be possible to make a simple table or list with each month's webinars so we could print it on one or two pages for reference?
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Tuesday, 21 July 2020 at 4:54 PM
    Hi Theresa, As it stands, that's not something we're planning on doing but we're so glad you find this post helpful!
  • Chitra S said:

    Sunday, 26 July 2020 at 1:06 AM
    Hi Tatiana,
    Thanks for putting out this info as a resource. I realized I put out my question on the wrong page earlier. I was wondering if you could bring back the upcoming webinars info for the last week of July? I remember seeing them yesterday and there were a couple that I was interested in but hadn't had a chance to sign up yet and now I just see one. Thank you!
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Monday, 27 July 2020 at 9:57 AM
    Hi Chitra, please leave your email and I can send you a screenshot of the webinars from July. (I won't approve that comment so your email will not be publicly shown, but I will see it.)

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