Trainings and Webinars

Stay up to date with our curated training and webinar opportunities and gain access to new learning opportunities in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector.

Show Your Donors You Get Them

Date: July 09, 2019

A recent Forbes study shows that 88% of companies now leverage big data to improve their understanding of each consumer. There is no reason nonprofits shouldn’t do the same.

Direct response campaigns are the foundation of most fundraising programs, providing a reliable revenue stream and a healthy pool of prospects who, with proper cultivation, can be upgraded to major donors or long-term sustainers. But with donors receiving more solicitations than ever before, nonprofits need to strategically tailor their engagement strategies to maximize response rates and ROI.

This webinar series will present strategies for maximizing revenue and response for different types of large-scale marketing programs, with an emphasis on how to use data to place donors in the right campaigns and engage them in a more compelling and personal manner.

The Hidden Powers of Donor Surveys

Date: July 8, 2019

As fundraisers, we sometimes suffer from a lack of curiosity about our donors. So many of our donations are from people who we know very little about. And even our longest-running donor relationships continue despite not knowing how they feel about the relationship.

The good news is that research shows that donors actually like it when we ask them questions about themselves and how they feel about our organization. Knowing that information can also be invaluable in guiding our donor communication efforts.

Whether you’re just now discovering the power of donor surveys, or you’re looking to up your game, this session is for you! Steven got his start in the nonprofit sector producing fundraising videos and other digital content for organizations like Butler University, Girl Scouts, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Heart Association.

Steven volunteers his time on the Project Work Group of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and the Study Fundraising Steering Group at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University. He is also an AFP Center for Fundraising Innovation (CFI) committee member. Steven has contributed content to the National Council of Nonprofits, AFP, NTEN and Nonprofit Hub, and is a frequent conference speaker, having spoken at AFP International, NAYDO, Cause Camp, ADRP, the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, and Planet Philanthropy to name a few. He is a co-author of Fundraising Principles and Practice: Second Edition.

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

Date: July 10, 2019

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.

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life

Date: June 25, 2019

Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you, it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a fire hose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend.

You’ll learn:

  • Which social media platforms you should care about.
  • 5 online tools that will help you master your online world.
  • Listening tools.
  • Engagement tools.
  • How to master your online presence in less than 15 minutes per day.

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

Date: April 30, 2019

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

How to Get Your Board Members to Raise Money in Only 15 Minutes Per Month

Date: April 9, 2019

Do you ever wish your board members helped with fundraising? Join Amy Eisenstein as she shares simple strategies to engage your board members in only fifteen minutes per month.

Whether you need board members to help raising major gifts, or with a capital campaign, this session will help you engage your board members every step of the way.

Join GrantSpace on the 9th of April, 2019, to learn how to harness the fundraising power of your board.

SALESFORCE NON PROFIT SUCCESS PACK (NPSP)

Date: April 4, 2019

Salesforce is a CRM platform initially developed for the For Profit environment. The NPSP add a nonprofit lens to the base functionality of this powerful system in order to manage donations, constituents and programs. Saleforce offers qualified nonprofits 10 free licenses of the software. This webinar reviews the out of the box functionality of the software, licensing and implementation considerations.

UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS FOR NONPROFITS

Date: March 28, 2019

It’s time to ditch your expensive, inflexible, traditional phone system. Consider losing the landlines and moving towards a system that gives your staff the flexibility to receive and make calls from their cell phone or home office, instant message, video call, conference call and screen share with just a click of the button.

Tech Impact is always scanning the ever evolving landscape of communication technology to determine the best values for nonprofits, based on features and cost. Join us for this webinar to learn about our communication solution recommendations that will help your team work together better and save money

3 Ways to STAND OUT and Win the Grant!

Date: March 28, 2019

Nonprofits are constantly faced with the challenge of finding and receiving grants. However, most grant proposals end up being rejected.

One of the main reasons nonprofits skip the important opportunity to apply for grants is the concern about the time required to prepare grant proposals…and the competitive nature of grants.

Learning objectives:
1) The #1 strategy EVERY nonprofit MUST use in order to get funding.
2) How your nonprofit can stand out from the competition so they are eager to fund you!
3) A CRITICAL step overlooked by most nonprofits when writing grant proposals.

Tide Turning Tips For Forward Thinking Fundraisers

Date: April 24, 2019

You wear many hats at your organization, and your job is always evolving. That’s why you need to be as efficient as possible in everything you do. Don’t go with the flow. Turn the tides.

Hear from our thought leaders as they discuss new, innovative ways to fundraise faster. Our fundraising webinar series will give you monthly tips to help you get inspired and move your mission forward. Get more details below and check back to register for each new session.

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

Date: April 16, 2019

This webinar will walk through the basics of crowdfunding so that your nonprofit can utilize this growing fundraising method to bring in more money for your cause. In addition to covering crowdfunding best practices, additional topics include:

  • The difference between peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding – and how you can use both in your fundraising campaign simultaneously
  • How to set up your nonprofit crowdfunding page
  • The power of social media to increase crowdfunding for your cause
  • How to thank your crowdfunding donors and fundraisers and inspire them to continue to give and fundraise for your cause

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Overlooked Benefits of Outsourcing Nonprofit Accounting

Date: March 27, 2019

This webinar will help Executive Directors, Finance Directors, and finance staff to develop and use a financial policies and procedures manual.  Savvy nonprofit leaders know that effective financial policies and procedures that lead to effective processes can be the difference between good and great performance. We will answer this and more. We will review and provide you with a candid conversation of the benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing nonprofit accounting. Immediately following the presentation on benefits of outsourcing nonprofit accounting, we will host a discussion on best practices for using MIP

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

Date: March 12, 2019

Customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will highlight current trends in online fundraising. Online donations make up an average of 8.5% of a nonprofit’s annual budget, but that number will grow rapidly in the coming years. It’s crucial that your nonprofit knows the basics of a successful online fundraising campaign and has knowledge of emerging online fundraising trends in order to prepare for the future. Topics include:

  • What to look for in an online fundraising platform
  • How to launch a monthly giving program
  • How to use social media to increase your online donations
  • How to launch a crowdfunding campaign
  • How to tap into the power of cause awareness and giving days

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The webinar will be presented by Heather Mansfield, founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good. The webinar will not be recorded, however, all attendees will be sent a set of comprehensive notes within 24 hours after the end of the presentation. If you are unable to attend the webinar at the time scheduled, you can still register for the webinar in order to receive the notes.

Free Webinar: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success

Date: March 18, 2019

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.

 

During this Free Live Nonprofit Webinar we will cover:

  • 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

A Fundraising the SMART way webinar

Date: March 19, 2019

In this webinar you will learn:

1) How to drive more income predictably and consistently

2) An inexpensive way to find which of your current donors has large giving capacity

3) A simple 5 step process to tracking large-gift progress.

Next Philanthropy

 

Date: February 28, 2019

 

WINGS is organizing a webinar series for 2019 to discuss some of the key issues from The Global Landscape of Philanthropy, one year after it was launched. Register for all three webinars here.

Certificate Programme in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

 

Deadline: March 4, 2019

 

The Nonprofit Leadership and Management Certificate Programme provided by the Lagos Business School is a detailed introduction to Nonprofit Management that takes on a highly practical, experiential and interactive approach. Participants will learn through a series of online and in-class faculty-facilitated lectures, guest lectures, case study discussions, and videos.

Introduction to Corporate Giving

 

Date: March 6, 2019

 

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This webinar by Grantspace provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving, What motivates corporations to give, and How to find potential corporate partners.

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