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46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2020

Tatiana Morand  27 October 2020  22 comments

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


As we get closer and closer to Giving Tuesday 2020 and the year-end giving season, experts in the field are providing helpful resources on how to stand out and successfully fundraise at this time of year. 


November webinar topics include year-end fundraising, GivingTuesday, handling COVID-19 challenges, remote work, volunteer management, nonprofit marketing 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 November sessions:

November 12, 3:00PM - TBD

November 26, 3:00PM - TBD


Sign up for the next session here, and come prepared with your questions for our speakers. 


November 2020 Webinar update


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

1. Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause

October 28, 1:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization.  Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network.  Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors. 


2. Developing Your Nonprofit's Remote Workforce

October 28, 1:00PM


Since becoming a remote workforce, you may have noticed new challenges arise. Even "normal" tasks like managing projects and communicating with staff look different and even feel uncomfortable at times. And on top of that, your employees may be facing burnout as their work and home life have blended into one. So how do we invest in our employees and make sure they have the skills and resources they need to thrive in this new environment?


In this webinar, we will discuss the unique benefits and challenges of a remote workforce and discuss how we as employers can continue to develop their capabilities. You'll leave with at least one custom action you can take to begin creating a more effective remote workforce in your organization.


Learning objectives:

  • Reflect on the benefits of developing your remote workforce.

  • Discuss the unique challenges of a remote workforce.

  • Determine one step you can take today to begin developing your remote workforce.



3. How to set up and run crowdfunding campaigns like Giving Tuesday or Year End in the context of COVID-19

October 29, 1:00PM


What are your fundraising plans for the fall season? The two biggest events of the giving season are almost here! Join us to get a practical guide on how to set up and launch any crowdfunding campaign, including recurring ones like Giving Tuesday and Year End, in less than a day at low – or even no – cost.  


Crowdfunding is a uniquely accessible way to engage your community and raise money for your cause. We know that Canadians are looking for opportunities to support the charities they care about – and in this webinar, we’ll talk about how to connect with them.


Here is what you’ll learn in this webinar:

  • How to set up a crowdfunding campaign

  • Giving Tuesday and Year End campaigns during COVID-19 

  • How to promote your crowdfunding campaign and tap into the fall giving season 

  • How crowdfunding technology helps you get better fundraising results


4. The 2020 Online Fundraising Year-End Playbook w/ NextAfter

November 3, 2:00PM

Most fundraisers have already locked in their year-end direct mail appeals to hit print deadlines and mail delivery dates. But the beauty of online fundraising is that there is always time to optimize.


In this data-driven webinar on online year-end fundraising, you’re going to discover specific and tangible ways to create, improve, and optimize your online year-end fundraising efforts in order to reach more of your donors and inspire greater generosity.


Over the course of the webinar, you’ll learn:


  • Tangible ideas to help you gain the attention of your donors during the busiest time of the year.

  • 3 specific types of emails that you need to weave into your campaign in order to inspire more generous donations.

  • Practical optimization tips to ensure you get the most out of every year-end email that you send this season.

5. Yes to Tech: Getting Others on Board with Investments

November 4, 1:00PM


There are plenty of reasons why people say no to technology investments: a scarcity mindset, a desire to direct more resources into programs, fear of making a mistake, and more. This session will help you turn no into yes. Learn to lay out a compelling case for new technology at your organization and convince board members, executive staff, and peers that the technology will profoundly benefit not only the organization’s operations, but also the communities you serve.


6. Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways

November 4, 2:00PM


How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.


What You'll Learn: 

  • How to advance your volunteers' interest in your organization

  • Transition great volunteers into leaders


7. Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

November 4, 3:00PM


The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.


Get the lowdown from Angie in her online tools webinar and find out:


  • Which social media platforms you should care about

  • 5 online tools to help you master your online presence

  • Social listening tools that really work

  • Engagement tools to simplify your life

  • How to curate your web content in less than 15 minutes per day


8. Prepare Your Nonprofit for Giving Tuesday Fundraising

November 4, 3:00PM


Giving Tuesday is the biggest giving day of the year around the world. Participating gives nonprofits the opportunity to attract new donors and raise more money. Make use of every day you have before Giving Tuesday, a day focused entirely on donations and non-profit giving. If your organization hasn’t participated in the past, it’s not too late to start, but the earlier you begin, the better.  


9. Why Nonprofits and Funders Should Work Together

November 5, 12:30PM


2020 has been a wild ride, but that doesn't mean you should see a decrease in funding. In this webinar, we'll explore and show you how to collaborate with funders to improve your chances at receiving funding and maximize the impact you make in your community. 


We will cover:

  • The current state of nonprofit funding

  • How to craft an impact story for your organization

  • How to use that story to secure funding and engage your community


10. Make Better Decisions: A Crash-Course in Nonprofit KPIs

November 5, 1:00PM


If working with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) gives you scary flashbacks to grade 10 math class, then this webinar is for you. Join Tasi Gottschlag, Keela’s COO, for a deep dive into the wonderful world of KPIs. Using data already available in your organization, you’ll learn to pinpoint what to track, how to track it, and how to analyze both trends and correlations required for accurate reporting. You’ll leave with worksheets, a dashboard template, and more importantly, the confidence required to make better decisions and run your organization better than ever before.


In this webinar you will learn how to:


  • Identify relevant nonprofit KPIs for your organization 

  • Set up a custom dashboard to track KPIs over time

  • Compare where your efforts stand against industry benchmarks and what that means for growth

  • Understand the story behind the data: Trends, correlations, and forecasting over time

  • Make data-driven decisions based on metrics that will fuel nonprofit growth


11. Quick Tactics for #GivingTuesday

November 5, 1:00PM


GivingTuesday, the groundbreaking global generosity movement, is set to take place on December 1, 2020.


We’re kicking off the 5 week countdown with a session to teach you how to maximize the time you have left and lay the foundation for a successful day of giving.


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


Key takeaways:


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

  • How to get your community excited

  • Top 10 tricks to becoming a #GivingTuesday pro

  • Checklists to keep you organized and prepared


12. Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine

November 5, 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


13. Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement

November 5, 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


14. Last Minute Ways to Boost Online Gifts

November 5, 2:00PM


Many organizations raise 30%—sometimes as high as 50%—of their individual giving in December. With so much at stake, it's no wonder many started planning in July!


Did you procrastinate? Do you just need a few extra ideas? There's still time for you to have an epic end of year! Our special guest, Rachel Muir, CFRE will help you get on Santa's (and your donor's!) nice list with:


  • The #1 way to warm up your donors now

  • 13 tips to boost online gifts

  • Thank you tips to ensure future gifts


Join us on Thursday, November 5 from 2-3 p.m. EST for some tips and strategies that will help you knock your end-of-year fundraising out of the park. If you're looking for some last minute ways to boost your online fundraising, join us for this session!

15. Giving Tuesday Best Practices for 2020

November 5, 3:00PM


Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a day to celebrate and inspire giving and has since grown into the world’s largest movement for generosity. Based on Whole Whale’s analysis, we predict that $605 million will be raised on Giving Tuesday this year. Are you ready?


Join CEO George Weiner as he breaks down what your organization can do between now and December 1, 2020 to make the most out of the big day. With case studies and nonprofit examples, we will show you proven online fundraising tactics you can use both on Giving Tuesday and in your year-end strategy.


You will learn

  • Why your organization should participate in Giving Tuesday

  • How to set realistic fundraising goals

  • Best practices for crafting a cohesive campaign

  • Online fundraising tactics to try now

  • How to track results and apply learnings to future campaigns


16. Using Technology as (Virtual) Crowd Funding Becomes More Important for Giving Tuesday 2020

November 9, 1:00PM

An overview on how software can be used to streamline your operations. How can you use technology to eliminate or reduce day to day accounting and data entry. Practical tips on how to reduce the time invested in these processes. Focus on best practices and how to reduce time and streamline while staying compliant.


17. Drive Donor Decisions This #GivingTuesday With Your Nonprofit Profile

November 9, 2:00PM


Join Candid and GivingTuesday’s Chief Communications Officer, Caryn Stein, to learn simple and easy ways to maximize the fundraising potential of your Nonprofit Profile in preparation for #GivingTuesday. 


GuideStar’s Nonprofit Profiles power giving data on over 200 charitable sites, including Facebook and AmazonSmile. By updating your profile before Tuesday, November 17 you can ensure giving platforms have your organization’s latest information for #GivingTuesday. 


Updating your profile to include information that donors look for, such as your latest program information, contact details and payment address, can help GuideStar’s 10 million+ users find and fund you faster. Your profile allows you to showcase your nonprofit’s story ahead of #GivingTuesday. 


Webinar participants will learn: 


  • The importance of #GivingTuesday and the opportunity it presents to engage potential donors 

  • How to optimize their Nonprofit Profile to share information with potential donors and fast-track their funding 

  • How to earn Seals of Transparency 

  • The top 3 critical updates nonprofits should prioritize before GivingTuesday

18. Workplace Gaslighting in the Nonprofit Sector

November 10, 12:00PM

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation meant to cause a person to doubt their perception of reality and understanding of a situation. Gaslighting happens in the workplace and is ultimately about exerting power and control over a person. It can be done by a colleague, boss, companion, or anyone in a position of power. This webinar brings awareness to workplace gaslighting and provides tools to help protect against this form of harassment that can result in demotivating employees or volunteers and disrupting the nonprofit mission.


19. Building Your 2021 Communications Plan

November 10, 1:00PM


We know, we know. After your 2020 communications plan got upended, you may be hesitant to tackle 2021’s plan. But we’re here to make it easy on you!


In this step-by-step session, you’ll discover everything that needs to go into your 2021 communications plan. You’ll learn how to:


  • Set goals that bring value

  • Define activities and tactics for your goals

  • Identify key audiences

  • Manage your plan throughout the year (no matter what it brings!)

  • We’ll also give you a free template to use for your 2021 communications planning. This session offers real, concrete solutions to the big question: What are we going to do next year?


20. How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money

November 10, 1:00PM


GoFundMe Charity will discuss how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, share their experience in peer-to-peer fundraising, and discuss current fundraising trends in the nonprofit sector. You will learn how to set up a campaign on the GoFundMe Charity platform, the power of social sharing, and see examples of successful crowdfunding campaigns. 


Additional topics include:


  • How to increase the reach of your crowdfunding campaigns through multi-channel marketing

  • How to increase engagement

  • How to make your donor data actionable


21. Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers

November 10, 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


22. How to Conquer Tech Exhaustion and Make an Impact in the Virtual Workplace

November 10, 2:00PM


You work diligently to make an impact on the world as a nonprofit professional. You love what you do and you’re good at it. But COVID-19 has disrupted your professional life and increased demands on your home life. To top it all off, the daily barrage of emails, texts, tweets, and meetings that distract you and stress you out has increased. You know there must be a better way to manage your life and the tech tools that seem to be getting in your way more often than they help you focus on mission-critical activities.


If this sounds like you, join this fun, interactive training session where we will share practical tips and strategies for avoiding technology burnout, getting things done during a global crisis, and how your organization can adapt and thrive in a post-COVID world.


23. How to Write a Winning Grant Template

November 10, 2:30 PM


Tired of staring at blank grant applications with no idea where to start?

Want to know the secret to drafting high quality grant applications time and time again all while saving time? It's easy...


Grant templates help you streamline your grant writing, speak with a consistent voice throughout your campaign, and share your program with the right funders.


Join Melanie Lambert, founder and Managing Director of TurnKey Writing Solutions for this free, 45-minute webinar where you'll learn the most effective way to draft a winning grant template you can use throughout your fundraising campaign.


After this webinar, you'll know:

How to draft effective and efficient content to inspire grant-makers

- How to use our tried-and-true template model to save time and increase your likelihood of grant writing success

- How to combine heart-felt narrative with relevant data to make a strong case for support


Register today and start 2021 ready to win grants!


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

November 11, 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


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

November 12, 11:00AM


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


Join Kelly in this fundraising webinar to:


  • Assess your board’s fundraising personality

  • Motivate your board members to fundraise

  • Set goals and kick off campaigns

  • Create individual plans they’ll rock

  • Track without nagging

  • Use goal attainment as board engagement


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


26. 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal

November 12, 11:00AM


Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, to review the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters. The tips focus both on how to write content that spurs action, plus tips on how to actually get prospects to open the appeal. This session includes the most current research on what is working and what isn’t from the field’s top experts.


27. Giving Tuesday All Stars: 5 Creative Campaigns to Learn From

November 12, 1:00PM


On Giving Tuesday 2019, Classy nonprofits inspired 153,543 donors to raise over $19 million in just 24 hours. For the seventh year in a row, we are cheering on the top fundraising campaigns and compiled our observations on the common elements that were shared amongst the leaders. 


Join us on November 12 at 10:00 a.m. PST for a live webinar, Giving Tuesday All Stars: 5 Creative Campaigns to Learn From, as the Classy team shares our top Giving Tuesday fundraising campaigns from 2019. We’ll dissect the best practices they followed, share common trends among the group, and explain what made their campaigns top performers. 


We’ll also be giving live feedback on 2020 Giving Tuesday campaigns sent in from our audience. To submit your campaign to be reviewed by the Classy team, please use this survey link.


Get ready for:


  • The winning elements of successful Giving Tuesday campaigns run on Classy

  • Giving Tuesday campaign page design best practices 

  • Fundraising tips to maximize your 2020 Giving Tuesday campaign

  • A live campaign teardown of 2020 Giving Tuesday campaigns sent in by the audience

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

November 12, 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!


29. Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations

November 12, 2:00PM


In recent years, the interest in sustained collaborations has been increasing slowly among nonprofits and grantmakers alike. With the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the economic downturn, organizations considering mergers has increased from 1 percent to 23 percent, according to a recent survey by La Piana Consulting. 


Candid invites you to join a conversation with leaders from SeaChange Captial Partners, La Piana Consulting, and Child Crisis Arizona as we explore the various forms that collaboration can take and address the following key questions: 


  • What factors should organizations evaluate when considering a formal collaboration? 

  • How can collaborations help organizations sustain and grow their impact? 

  • How might prioritizing mission over the organization allow for increased sustainability? 

  • How can grantmakers support collaboration amongst their grantees? 


30. 7 Steps to Getting Grant Funding!

November 12, 2:00PM


I KNOW and can relate to the challenges nonprofits face when it comes to getting grant funding. Having been a nonprofit executive AND the executive director of a foundation, I want to make the grant seeking process as easy and painless as possible for you.


In this webinar you will discover the exact 7 steps that helped me raise over 20 million in grant funding for my clients so that you can do it too!


You will discover the 7 steps to help you get grant funding for your nonprofit, including:


  • Finding the perfect funder

  • Preparing the essential documents

  • Things you can do NOW to get the grant


31. Delight Donors with These Design Tips from Adobe Spark

November 12, 2:00PM 


The end of the year is the most important fundraising season, and nonprofits need compelling creative assets to wow their supporters on social media.


Join Spark product manager and evangelist Veronica Belmont as she walks you through some design best practices to help make the most of your nonprofit end-of-year fundraising on social media. From templates to case studies, we’ll get you prepared to put your best foot forward!


32. 12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance

November 17, 12:00PM


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


33. Make An Interactive Map to Show your Organization's Reach–for free, no experience required!

November 17, 12:00PM

An interactive map is a great way to show donors, board members, prospective funders, and others whom you serve, including their age, location, income, and other characteristics. In this workshop, Amelia Kohm of Data Viz for Nonprofits will teach you how to create an interactive map dashboard in less than an hour using Tableau Public, the free version of Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool. The map dashboard can be embedded in your website.


34. Email Writing Quick Wins to Raise More Money in December

November 17, 1:00PM


When was the last time you raised $190k by email in one month? Vanessa Chase Lockshin is here to share her email writing and storytelling tips that helped one of her clients raise more than $190k in September 2020.


Despite what you may read or hear, email is far from dead. In fact, it's probably the best digital direct response fundraising option for non-profits. But it takes a lot more than just sending an email with a donate button to raise a lot of money from your email list. During this webinar Vanessa will show you examples of fundraising emails that are raising more than $1 per email sent (industry average is $0.45) and the email writing quick wins you can implement.


Learning Objectives:


  • Tested tips for writing high converting fundraising emails

  • Email writing advice for people who don't love writing

  • The top mistake most fundraising emails make


35. The Importance of Strong Visual Branding

November 17, 1:00PM


Every nonprofit needs donors and volunteers in order to thrive. But, a worthy mission isn’t enough to win them over. People support specific nonprofits for many important reasons, including the strength of a nonprofit’s visual brand. A strong visual brand can inspire confidence and dramatically boost donations.


This 90-minute, interactive session will discuss the power of visual branding for nonprofits, with much of the allotted time dedicated to providing live feedback and facilitating a discussion around improvements that will help attract, retain, and convert your visitors.

36. Where Do Nonprofits Go to Get Their NPO-Specific Questions Answered?

November 17, 2:00PM


Did you know that there are specific online communities where you can engage with other nonprofits around the world and quickly get your questions answered by experts for free?


Whether you’re looking for digital engagement advice, leadership discussions, software guidance, online volunteering, or networking, we have trusted networks for you to join.


We are teaming up with NPlace to demonstrate how to make the most of the TechSoup Community and NPlace Forums on Tuesday, November 17, at 11 a.m. Pacific. Join us for a brief demo of each platform, learn the differences between our communities, and see how you can use them to benefit your organization’s needs.


After this event, you will know:


  • How to navigate through two communities full of nonprofit professionals

  • Where to go for digital engagement conversations, technology questions, online volunteering, and software guidance

  • Where you can find educational resources, networking opportunities specific for nonprofits, leadership motivation, and more


37. How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

November 17, 3:00PM


One of the biggest trends in 2020 will continue to be automated multi-channel marketing. Marketers have become accustomed to integrating their online efforts, but integrating with offline tactics like print will become the norm. It’s the art of taking creative marketing ideas, building them into data-driven, multi-channel marketing campaigns and launching them in one integrated platform.


38. I Need a Grant Now! Implementing a Grant Readiness Approach

November 18, 11:00AM


Many nonprofit leaders seek out grant funds primarily as a way to dig themselves out of a financial hole rather than to utilize them as a regular funding source. In this webinar, you will learn how to properly implement grants into your funding strategy and the steps necessary to take to position your nonprofit as 'grant ready'.


Session Takeaways:

  • What grant readiness actually means & how to implement the necessary steps

  • How to position your nonprofit to utilize grants as a funding source


39. Why America Gives: How 2020 Events Will Impact Donor Plans This Giving Season

November 18, 1:00PM


As we inch closer to year-end giving, there’s the question we’ve all been asking ourselves: how will current events, like the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and the election affect philanthropy this giving season?


To answer this question (and more!), Classy held a nationwide survey—unveiling how the events of 2020 will affect donor plans to give this year-end, and we compiled the findings in our upcoming annual report, Why America Gives 2020.


Join us on November 18 at 10:00 a.m. PST for a live webinar, Why America Gives: How 2020 Events Will Impact Donor Plans This Giving Season, for a sneak peek into the report’s key findings. You’ll walk away with valuable tips and insights to hone a data-driven approach to your marketing and stewardship efforts this year-end.


You’ll get answers to questions like: 


  • Which causes are donors more likely to give to?

  • How does COVID-19 affect typical giving behavior?

  • Will the social justice movement motivate donors to give?

  • How will politics play a role in giving?


40. Introduction to Proposal Writing

November 18, 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

  • 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline (in-person classes only)


41. How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success

November 18, 3:00PM


The rise in popularity of social media channels over the past decade has fundamentally changed how we connect with one another, how we discover news, and how we consume and share information that matters.


Now, it's easier than ever before to maintain relationships, to watch your loved ones celebrate milestones, and to advocate and rally around the causes about which you care deeply.


So how has this monumental shift in communications affected our role as fundraisers and nonprofit leaders? How can we leverage the power and potential of social media to not only “connect”, but also to actively raise funds for our causes and to cultivate relationships with our donors?


In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will dive into these important questions and you will learn how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.


What You Will Learn from this Free Nonprofit Webinar:


  • The ways in which social media has dramatically changed nonprofit fundraising

  • A brief overview of Facebook Fundraising and YouTube Giving Tools  

  • 5 types of content that nonprofits can share on social media

  • 3 sample metrics to measure the ROI of your social media efforts

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


November 19, 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


43. How to survive EOY Fundraising during a pandemic (and an election year!)

November 19, 4:00PM


End of year fundraising is critical to any successful nonprofit fundraising strategy, especially in the age of COVID-19 when nonprofits lack opportunities for in-person fundraising events. M+R Benchmarks found that total online revenue grew by 10% in 2019, and Facebook giving accounted for 3.5% of all online revenue. GivingTuesday.org announced on December 5th, 2019 that $511M was raised on the day of giving last year.


With COVID-19 sweeping across the globe and a presidential election in America, there is uncertainty ahead for nonprofits and causes they serve. Is your organization prepared to navigate end-of-year fundraising amidst this year’s unique challenges? Get ready to hone your online fundraising skills with Account Manager Whaler Isabelle Brauer and Digital Advertising Whaler Kariesha Martinez. 


They will review the best online fundraising practices and tools to help your nonprofit succeed this giving season in a year unlike any other. This comprehensive discussion will outline essential techniques and approaches for running a compelling and effective digital fundraising strategy.


Learn how to:


  • Understand the marketing funnel to connect the relationship of web traffic, social posts, email messaging and giving campaigns in a simple approach

  • Run paid advertising campaigns on Facebook that increase leads and donations

  • Donor thank-you strategies  

  • Prepare a year-end email series


44. Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers

November 23, 1:00PM

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop covering some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan. Processes and tools will be shared which pare the planning process down to its simplest form. Attendees leave with actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective.


45. How to Better Engage Millennials & Gen Z in Your Fundraising Plan

November 24, 2:00PM

Philanthropy has been focused on the traditional older, white, and wealthy donor base, this thinking has nonprofits focused on Boomers and Gen Xers as donors and leaves other generations on the giving sidelines. With Millennials and Gen Z dominating a third of the workforce now is the time to focus on changing your organizations fundraising plan. 

During this webinar you will learn: 

  • About Millennials and Gen Z; who are they really? 
  • The value in engaging a wider audience  
  • How to engage & influence different generations

This webinar will equip you with knowledge and resources to successfully open up your future fundraising strategy to a larger demographic.


46. 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

November 26, 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


Tatiana Morand

Posted by Tatiana Morand

Published Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 12:30 PM


  • Shweta Shah said:

    Monday, 15 July 2019 at 7:43 AM
    Hi. Thank you so much for such an informative blog about the free non-profit charity organization webinar. It was really great to know about these webinars happening online that help us in gaining insightful knowledge. Kindly posting such articles for awareness!
  • Tatiana Morand

    Tatiana Morand said:

    Monday, 15 July 2019 at 9:10 AM
    Hi Shweta,

    Thanks for your kind words! Glad you find it helpful. Keep an eye out for the next one in a month! ;)

  • Chuck Spidell said:

    Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 8:12 PM
    Thanks for adding my WordPress security webinar to your list, much appreciated. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with comms leaders.
  • Manish Pahuja said:

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

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

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

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

  • 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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