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How to Get To “Yes” Before You Ask – Free Fundraising Webinar for Small Nonprofits

September 11th, 11:00 AM (ET)

Join fundraising expert, Cindy Wagman as she presents a free fundraising webinar for small nonprofits. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Discover the number one mindset shift that will unlock your inner fundraising superpower and get you excited about fundraising
  • Learn how you can find donors all around you
  • Figure out how to know if someone is a good potential donor (and when to move on if they’re not)
    Get to “yes” before you even ask!
  • Raise more money for the important work you’re doing to change the world

 

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

September 11th, 1:00 PM (ET)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

 

How to Get To “Yes” Before You Ask – Free Fundraising Webinar for Small Nonprofits

September 12th, 7:00 PM (ET)

Join fundraising expert, Cindy Wagman as she presents a free fundraising webinar for small nonprofits. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Discover the number one mindset shift that will unlock your inner fundraising superpower and get you excited about fundraising
  • Learn how you can find donors all around you
  • Figure out how to know if someone is a good potential donor (and when to move on if they’re not)
    Get to “yes” before you even ask!
  • Raise more money for the important work you’re doing to change the world

 

How to Raise More Major Gifts & Legacy Gifts Using Email & Online!

September 12th, 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM (ET)

Introducing e-gagement™ the Science of Engagement married to the Art of Relationship Fundraising to help you raise more gifts, more quickly, at less cost, with happier donors. You’ll learn:

  • How to engage more donors more deeply using email and websites than you ever could face to face.
  • How to get better and more accurate information on your major donors without paying for research.
  • To build deeper relationships and secure more Major Gifts and Legacy Gifts by automating the Engagement process.

 

Turn the GivingTuesday global movement into local impact 

September 12th, 2:00 PM (ET)

In 2016 GivingTuesday was celebrated in 98 countries around the world. As the movement grows globally, countries and communities are localizing and launching initiatives to encourage giving, volunteering and acts of kindness. Join Lys Hugessen and Woodrow Rosenbaum from the GivingTuesday Canada organizing team to learn more about the movement and how you can incorporate GivingTuesday into your end of year and annual fundraising campaigns. They’ll share campaign examples, best practices, tips for social engagement and more.

 

Introduction to Corporate Giving

September 13th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of:

  • The different types of corporate giving
  • What motivates corporations to give
  • How to find potential corporate partners

 

This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events

September 14th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Have you found that it’s getting harder or taking longer to fill up your events? Are you sick of waiting for checks in the mail? Exhausted from processing registration forms?

In this free webinar, you’ll learn:

  • 3 recent trends preventing people from registering for your events
  • One simple way to avoid event-related cash flow problems
  • A proven 3-step process to fill events fast and cut your workload in half

 

How Small Shops Can Raise Big Gifts: Successful Major Donor Fundraising for Small Nonprofits

September 14th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Every day, small nonprofits successfully ask for and receive major gifts to support their work. Join us for a one-hour webinar with Joe Garecht as he discusses effective major gift fundraising for small organizations. You’ll discover how to:

  • Find major donor prospects
  • Cast a large vision that inspires action from major donors
  • Cultivate and steward major donors with a limited staff and budget
  • Make successful asks to major donors

Your nonprofit does great work and deserves to raise the money it needs to thrive. Join this webinar to learn how to succeed at major donor fundraising, no matter the size of your organization.

 

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

 September 18th, 1:00 PM (ET)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

 

Hello!?! Am I The Only One? – Recruiting Diverse Development Professionals To Your Fundraising Team

September 20th, 11:30 AM (ET)

Have you been looking for a unicorn? Do you think it’s too hard to find diverse candidates to join your fundraising team so you’ve just stopped looking? Being about to attract, recruit and retain professionals of color to fundraising shops big and small means looking at hiring and retention practices through and equity lens; not just a diversity lens.

In a world full of lots of demand for diverse talent but seemingly little supply where everyone is worn out; come and find out how to stop singing that old song and learn a new one. You will learn strategies to take home and implement tomorrow on how to attract, recruit and retain professionals of color to your development team.

 

Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle

September 20th, 11:00 AM (PT)

Are you new to grant writing? This free 90-minute webinar for TechSoup’s audience (normally $69!) will help you prepare the basic documents needed to write compelling letters of inquiry and grant proposals.

Participants come away with a clear picture of exactly what documents they should have on hand and how to polish and present these documents in order to submit successful grants requests. Why not make your first grant proposals not only a joy to write, but also make them stand out from other submissions?

 

Social Media 101 for #GivingTuesday

September 20th, 10:30 AM (ET)

This session includes practical tips and tools for promoting your #GivingTuesday campaign via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3”: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

Join us to learn:

  • How to use Facebook to create awareness for your organization.
  • How nonprofits are using Twitter to connect with constituents.
  • Why nonprofits must be LinkedIn to be fully connected.
  • Other powerful no-cost or low-cost tools to manage your social media presence.

 

Harnessing the Power of Data to Support Your Community Foundation

September 20th, 2:00 PM (ET)

As a community foundation staff member, you connect valuable funds with those that need them most. You’re up to the task of facing seemingly unsolvable issues impacting your community. Blackbaud’s integrated, easy-to-use solutions are tailored to help. They enable you to attract and cultivate more donors, easily track and manage grants, and provide transparency at every level—no matter the size or budget of your foundation. Join our upcoming Target Analytics webinar series to see how you can leverage smart data in our solutions to:

  • Identify your best prospects and inspire them to join your mission
  • Connect with constituents through channels they prefer
  • Optimize your fundraising to save time and improve ROI
  • Append your records to make them accurate and actionable
  • Understand your fundraising efficacy and the unique personas of your donors

 

Introduction to Finding Grants

September 20th, 2:00 PM (ET)

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

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.

 

3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software

September 21st, 2:00 PM (ET)

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 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

 

Building A Grants Strategy

September 21st, 11:00 AM (PT)

Get the ins and outs of building your winning grant strategy for the year by joining GrantStation’s CEO, Cynthia Adams for this free webinar (normally $69 through GrantStation).

This webinar will take participants through the process of establishing a grants calendar for the next 12 to 18 months. Fast-paced, and filled with action steps, Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, will discuss how to design and adopt a Grant Decision Matrix before beginning the process of building a specific grants strategy for each project.

All participants will also receive a set of worksheets that they can use to create their own approach to building an overall grantseeking strategy for their organization. This presentation is geared towards beginning and intermediate grantwriters. Advanced grantwriters may also find it useful as a refresher course.

 

How Can We Achieve Program Sustainability?

September 21st, 1:00 PM (ET)

Congratulations! You have a successful program or pilot project and you’ve been actively working to make it stronger. Now, how will you sustain it over time? Find out at our upcoming free webinar!
New research into the area of program sustainability has shown that there are concrete steps you can take to increase the longevity of your programs. Although many organizations diligently develop a strategic plan, few seem to draft a formal sustainability plan. In this engaging webinar you will learn what factors can increase the sustainability odds of your program and the benefits of developing a formal sustainability plan. One lucky participant will also receive a free copy of Kylie’s Hutchinson’s new book, Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program’s Sustainability!
At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • Define four types of program sustainability
  • State the factors that promote program sustainability
  • List reasons for developing a formal program sustainability plan

 

The Big Diff: Writing for Digital

September 21st, 1:00 PM (ET)

Digital is different. For one thing, it can move and speak (video). For another, it’s action-oriented: people click a lot; they read very little. Tom Ahern will cover today’s best practices in this ever-evolving world.

 

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow

September 21st, 1:00 PM (ET)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

 

Creating a Vibrant Culture to Attract and Retain Team Members at Your Healthcare Organization

September 21st, 9:30 AM (CT)

Is an organization’s culture determined by design or default? Join lifelong entrepreneur Jay Wilkinson to discover how Firespring, a company he founded, relies on its vibrant culture to attract and keep great talent. Jay will share his personal experience building a great organizational culture and teach you:

  • 3 steps to creating a healthy organizational culture.
  • 5 revealing stats about employee engagement.
  • Organizational culture in action (4 case studies).
  • How to self-assess your culture.

 

The Quick-Start Guide to the One-Page Grant Proposal

September 21st, 11:00 AM (CT)

Whether you’re a complete grants newbie or a long-time grants pro, “The Quick-Start Guide to the One-Page Grant Proposal” will show you the exact planning template to transform your good ideas into great project plans … and A+ grant proposals! In this fast-paced, information-packed 90-minute training:

  • You’ll be introduced to the deceptively simple One-Page Magic Wand Worksheet that has won grants of $2,000 … $30,000 … $144,000 … and more! … for nonprofits like yours.
  • You’ll learn the 7 questions that bring clarity … depth … and power … to your own best thinking about a successful project or funding need.
  • We’ll pull back the curtain on the 8 questions that give you “x-ray vision” into the minds of grantmakers, so you can deliver exactly what they really want – every time.
  • You’ll learn the one question that helps you zero in on the grantmakers most likely to say an enthusiastic “Yes!” to your request for funding.
  • You’ll discover 6 surprising ways nonprofits have discovered (and you can borrow) to put this Magic Wand to work for your organization and your community.
  • Along the way we’ll bust a few grantseeking myths: The Myth of the A+ Proposal … the Myth of the Hard-Working Grantmaker … and the Myth of It’s-Just-Wrong-to-Be-Messy.

 

Donor Journey for Small Nonprofits

September 26th, 1:00 PM (ET)

Join co-hosts Cindy Wagman, President of The Good Partnership and Brock Warner, Senior Manager of Fundraising at War Child Canada for a free webinar where you’ll learn:

  • Learn what a donor journey is and how it can apply to small nonprofits
  • Where to start with creating a donor journey
  • The most important things to focus on for impact

 

How the Best Nonprofits Resolve Internal Conflict Quickly and Get on with Their Mission

September 26th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Is your organization’s mission suffering because of internal conflict, office politics and interpersonal issues? You’re not alone. Many nonprofits experience the same thing, which is why we’ve invited Margaret Sumption, an expert in conflict resolution to join us for a free webinar on Sept 26. Margaret will share the unique approach she has used with nonprofits all across the country to help them turn conflict into growth.

In this free webinar, Margaret will show you:

  • 7 proven communication strategies that prevent conflict in the first place
  • The reframing technique that turns interpersonal tension into creative solutions
  • The best way to rebuild relationships after a conflict

 

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit

September 26th, 11:00 AM (PT)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

What You’ll Learn:

  • The basics of volunteer engagement.
  • What are the 3 Rs of volunteer engagement?
  • What are the components of a successful volunteer program?

 

 

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign

September 26th, 1:00 PM (ET)

If you build it, they will come – right? Not so in the fast-moving, noisy, and cluttered online landscape! Once you have designed an online fundraising campaign, how will you get people to pay attention? Simply sending out one or two emails is not enough!

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

Key Takeaways:

  • How to use video in your online fundraising campaign
  • A Campaign Calendar you can adapt and use at your nonprofit
  • Several free and low-cost ways to promote your campaign
  • Examples from small and mid-sized nonprofits who have successfully raised money online

 

GivingTuesday Takedown or Turn It Up?

September 26th, 1:00 PM (ET)

In 2013, two friends battled it out over how their organization should participate in Giving Tuesday. In one corner an early adopter and fan of the global giving day on the other side a GivingTuesday doubter. Join Carie Lewis Carlson, Senior Director, Digital Marketing, The Humane Society of the United States and Kelley Hohl , Sr Consultant, Blackbaud as they share their story of incorporating Giving Tuesday into their fundraising efforts. Hear their perspectives on the right and wrong ways to do #GivingTuesday, and tips for a successful campaign from one of the organizations doing it best.

 

Digital Life Hacks: Creative Crowdfundraising

September 27th, 2:00 PM (ET)

Digi know?: 71% of millennials have participated in a nonprofit crowdfunding campaign.*

As DIY fundraising and crowdfundraising continue to grow in popularity, we’re discovering what makes for successful campaigns and why. In this Digital Life Hacks webinar, DIY fundraising expert Tammy Radencic will discuss why crowdfundraising works, how to use DIY campaigns to acquire new donors, and how to make the most of your supporters’ efforts.

 

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

September 27th, 11:00 AM (PT)

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What social media is and why it matters
  • How to use social media to recruit and engage volunteers
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of managing social media tools
  • Where to go to get resources and help

 

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

September 28th, 11:00 AM (PT)

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

What You’ll Learn:

  • Methods for interviewing prospective volunteers
  • Strategies for honing your interview skills

 

 

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