We recognize that the challenges presented by COVID-19 affect not only our nonprofit partners, but also other small-to-midsized organizations struggling to find their footing in this new reality. To help all those organizations looking for guidance and resources, we will be temporarily making our webinars available for free to any nonprofit interested in taking advantage of the tools we have to offer. This includes our Core and Elective workshops, which we have converted to virtual learning opportunities. You can view a full listing of our upcoming webinars and virtual workshops below. Recordings of past webinars can be found at the bottom of the page
COVID-19 Related Webinars:
Social Media During COVID-19
Monday, April 6, from 10:00-10:30 am EST
What is the best way to communicate during a crisis? Join us on this webinar to find out how to continue to share updates from your nonprofit without sounding "tone deaf" and while still communicating need & on-going impact. Sign up here!
Donor Retention During COVID-19
Tuesday, April 7, from 10:00-10:30 am EST
During this uncertain time, it is more important than ever to retain your donors. What is the best way to continue engagement? How can you ensure commitment during an economic downturn? Tune into this webinar to find out more about how your nonprofit can keep your donors engaged. Sign up here!
Engaging Foundation Funders
Wednesday, April 8, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST
It's important to keep your funders up-to-date as well as in a trusting relationship with your nonprofit. Join this webinar to learn more about how to retain that relationship as well as find more funding opportunities. Sign up here!
Updated Current Nonprofit Response to COVID-19
Tuesday, April 14, from 10:00 - 10:30 am EST
Learn updated responses nonprofits are making to COVID-19. We will focus on shifts in funding, fundraising, operations, and programming. Sign up here!
Wednesday, April 15, from 11:00 - 11:30 am EST
We will discuss what is #GivingTuesdayNOW, who should participate, and how to make the most of a rapidly approaching day of giving (May 5th). Sign up here!
Making Financial Decisions During COVID-19
Thursday, April 16, from 2:00 - 2:30 pm EST
We'll discuss the common financial challenges and decisions nonprofits are facing right now. We also will cover the analysis and planning you need to be doing now to ensure your financial health. Sign up here!
Crafting a Fundraising Ask During COVID-19
Tuesday, April 21, from 10:00 - 10:30 am EST
We will discuss specifics on how to ask donors for support right now, regardless if you are directly responding to COVID-19 or not. Sign up here!
Shifting Your Programming Virtually During COVID-19
Wednesday, April 22, from 2:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Do's and Don'ts of moving programs online, including creative options and examples from nonprofits right now. Sign up here!
Communicating During COVID-19
Thursday, April 23, from 2:00 - 2:30 pm EST
We'll discuss what content you should be sharing, why it matters what we communicate right now, and how to engage stakeholders during this crisis. Sign up here!
Strategies for a Winning Grant
Tuesday, April 28th, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST
This webinar is designed for those who seek to increase their effectiveness in grant writing. Participants will:
• Learn tips to analyze an RFP to determine if it is a fit with your organization and project
• Discover strategies to present a “reviewer-friendly” proposal
• Explore ways to best use statistics
• Identify support documentation that makes a difference
Go beyond, and ensure your grants are a winner. Sign up here!
2020 Marketing Trends
Thursday, April 9, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST
Join guest speaker, Mali Phonpadith to learn about the best ways to integrate marketing trends into your communications plan in 2020. Sign up here!
Tuesday, April 14, from 1:00-2:30 pm EST
Data and evaluation are critical to improving our programs and telling our story. However, we all may have different backgrounds when it comes to understanding, using, and sharing data. We will cover the basics of data, as well as how you can collect, analyze, and share this information effectively. Sign up here!
Volunteer Management Webinars:
Train Your Volunteers
Wednesday, April 8, from 11:00-11:30 am EST
Join this webinar to learn about best practices in empowering your volunteers to put their best foot forward on the job. Sign up here!
Manage the Volunteer Experience
Wednesday, April 15, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST
Join this webinar to learn more about how to manage your volunteers to help keep them coming back and make it a productive experience for both you and them. Sign up here!
Asking Volunteers for Support
Monday, April 20, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST
A lot of the time our volunteers would support us in other capacities if asked, but how do you go about making that ask? Join Matt Gayer, Co-Executive Director of the Catalogue to glean a better understanding of the best ways to ask volunteers for greater involvement. Sign up here!
COVID-19 Related Webinars:
COVID-19: Fundraising Events and Alternative Options
Tuesday, March 24, from 11:00-11:30 am EST
Many of us are cancelling events. From virtual events or “un-galas” to postponing, join this webinar to consider steps forward. View video here!
Fundraising During a Crisis
Wednesday, March 25, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST
Right now, your donors have a lot on their minds. So, how do you engage them while balancing your messaging? We’ll discuss that and more. View video here!
Managing Your Staff Remotely
Monday, March 30, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST
It might be the first time you have worked remote or managed staff who are. We’ll cover tips to keep folks engaged and productive. View video here!
Hosting a Virtual Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 31, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST
Board meetings are already hard to manage engagement—even more so virtually. Learn how to keep quality meetings going online or on the phone. View video here!
Donor Engagement Without Meetings
Wednesday, April 1, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST
You can’t take your major donors out to lunch or coffee—so how do we keep them engaged? Learn some tips and tricks that are also appropriate for this challenging time. View video here!
Craft the Best Thank You Letter
Wednesday, March 25, from 10:00-11:30 am EST
More now than ever, we need to personally connect with our donors and share our gratitude. Using real examples, we will share specific tips for writing thoughtful and powerful thank-you letters. Video coming soon!