Catalogue Webinars

We know that this is a challenging and uncertain time for everyone, including small to mid-sized nonprofits. To support these organizations, we are making our webinars available for free to anyone interested in taking advantage of the tools we have to offer. This includes webinars, virtual workshops, and virtual expert panels. You can view a more-detailed listing of some upcoming opportunities below. Recordings of select past webinars can be found at the bottom of the page.


Upcoming


Creating Strategy During Uncertain Times
Tuesday, Jan 19, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Planning in 2020 was a rollercoaster, but 2021 could get even more difficult navigating some people having the vaccine, and others not having access to it yet. How do you plan for the uncertainty? Join us and plan how to come up with contingency plans around the year. Sign up here!


Virtual Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, Jan 21, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Volunteers are vital assets for many nonprofits, providing both free labor and community engagement. But during the pandemic, many traditional volunteer programs have fallen dormant due to safety concerns. In this webinar, we'll share innovative and practical ways that you can re-engage your latent volunteer-base to support your organization's work. Sign up here!


How to Create Impactful Virtual Retreats and Meetings
Thursday, Jan 21, from 1:00-2:30 pm EST

This webinar is designed to help you energize everyone who comes to your meetings, retreats, and fundraisers. Guest presenter, Tucker Wannamaker from Thrive Impact, will go over ways to design and lead interactions to unlock your board’s or staff’s creativity and strengths. This session will be interactive and collaborative. Sign up here!


Planning Your Social Media in 2021
Tuesday, Jan 26, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

What is the best way to communicate during a crisis? Join us for this webinar to find out how to continue to share updates and plan for 2021 from your nonprofit on social media platforms without sounding "tone deaf" or getting lost in the noise. Sign up here!


Communicating Your Impact from 2020
Wednesday, Jan 27, from 1:30-3:00 pm EST

We know this past year has looked different for all of us, and it may seem hard to relay what your nonprofit has done during 2020. Bring your afternoon coffee (or tea) and learn from other nonprofits in the area and our team about how to go about communicating your unique impact in 2020. Sign up here!


Past


What to Expect in 2021
Thursday, Jan 14, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

While it's hard to predict next year, we know from disaster fundraising some of the typical trends to expect after a major economic downturn. Tune in to learn what the year could bring, and how to navigate the uncertainty. View video here!


Managing and Engaging Virtual Board Meetings
Tuesday, Jan 12, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

It's hard now that we're nearing on month 10 to keep your board engaged online. How can you ensure a productive, efficient, and technical-snafu-free meeting online? We'll discuss some helpful advice and how to keep your board up-to-date on your latest organizational decisions. View video here!


Keeping Your Teams Engaged
Thursday, Jan 7, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

How do you maintain your team's cohesion, focus, and productivity when everybody is scattered in their respective homes? How do you keep people on task and motivated when everybody is experiencing their own unique challenges? Watch this webinar to learn about how to set up structures and policies to effectively make the most of a teleworking workplace. View video here!


Thanking Your Donors Effectively
Tuesday, Jan 5, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Properly thanking your donors has always been important, but during this time of increasing loneliness, people will appreciate hearing from you more than ever. This webinar discusses best practices in conducting stewardship and making real human connections during COVID-19. View video here!


Strategic Planning for 2021
Tuesday, Dec 22, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

How can nonprofits plan ahead when nobody knows exactly what the future holds? In this webinar, we went over practical tips on strategic planning for small nonprofits during the pandemic and beyond. View video here!


Application Tips and Tricks
Friday, Dec 18, from 11:00-12:00 pm EST

This webinar walks through the main parts of the application process, including the narrative, financials, and review. We introduced the basics of a Catalogue partnership, important dates, and tips to help you create a great application! Time was allotted to answer questions. View video here!


Engaging Grassroots and Younger Donors
Wednesday, Dec 16, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

We know that our grassroots and younger donors are the most likely to fall through the cracks during the pandemic. This webinar discussed the best ways to engage a younger demographic and get them involved with philanthropy early. View video here!


Engaging Your Board at End of Year
Thursday, Dec 10, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

An active board was a positive for nonprofits even during the best of times, but since the pandemic, they have become indispensable. This webinar discusses practical ways to engage and activate the strengths of your board members during a busy holiday season. View video here!


End of Year Appeal During a Busy Time
Tuesday, Dec 8, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Did you know that many nonprofits raise 40% of their annual revenue during the holiday fundraising season? This webinar shares tips on executing an engaging and strong end-of-year campaign to close out the year 2020. View video here!


Keeping Staff Engaged
Tuesday, Nov 24, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

How do you maintain your team's cohesion, focus, and productivity when everybody is scattered in their respective homes? How do you keep people on task and motivated when everybody is experiencing their own unique challenges? Join this webinar to learn about how to set up structures and policies to effectively make the most of a teleworking workplace. View video here!


Leveraging Your Peer-to-Peer Giving
Thursday, Nov 19, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Throughout this past year of instability and uncertainty, we've found that people find comfort with what's familiar. Consequently, donors are more likely to support organizations, friends, and family that they already know and trust -- making peer-to-peer fundraising more vital than ever. This webinar will discuss ways that your nonprofit can activate current supporters and cultivate new donors through social networks. View video here!


Final Tips for GivingTuesday
Wednesday, Nov 18, from 1:00-1:45 pm EST

#GivingTuesday is the biggest philanthropic day of the year! It's time to start preparing. In this webinar, we will cover how to make a social media plan for day-of, engaging donors via email, and how to incorporate GivingTuesday into your broader end-of-year fundraising strategy. View video here!


Effective Email Campaigns for End of Year
Wednesday, Nov 18, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Do you have trouble getting folks to open your emails? Are you not sure how often you should be sending them out? Do you struggle coming up with an interesting subject line? If so, join us for this webinar to learn the best ways to dynamically, yet authentically captivate your nonprofit's target audience during the end of year season. View video here!


Social Media Engagement During End of Year
Tuesday, Nov 10, from 1:00-2:30 pm EST

When planning your nonprofit's end-of-year strategy, don't forget about social media! Not only can it be a great space to engage your current audience, but it can also cultivate new (and often younger) donors. Join us for this webinar to discuss how to make social media work for your organization's EOY needs and goals. View video here!


Engaging Distracted and Tired Donors
Thursday, Nov 5, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

After nearly a year of political uncertainty, economic downturn, and a global pandemic, it's understandable if people are feeling distracted and tired. Your nonprofit's 2020 end-of-year fundraising may be more difficult than usual! In this webinar, we'll discuss ways to strategize your communications effectively in order to engage your donors. View video here!


Learning From Your (Virtual) Data
Tuesday, Oct 27, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Data evaluation looks a little different this year. However, foundations, donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders still want to understand your nonprofit's impact -- likely more now than before! This webinar will give you a better idea on how to evaluate both your virtual programming and virtual fundraising. View video here!


Timing and Tips for EOY 2020
Thursday, Oct 22, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Many nonprofits raise 40% of their annual revenue during the holiday season. Development teams should begin planning year-end activities and appeals NOW in order to succeed during this crucial last quarter of the year. This webinar will discuss how to prepare for an uncertain holiday giving season and get practical tips on how to make your EOY fundraising as successful as possible. View video here!


Communications During an Election Year (And a Pandemic)
Wednesday, Oct 21, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

How can you strike the right tonal balance in your organization's communications? How far into the future can we really plan communications right now? In this webinar, 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. View video here!


Engaging Supporters Over Email
Thursday, Oct 15, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Do you have trouble getting folks to open your emails? Are you not sure how often you should be sending emails? Do you struggle to write an interesting subject line? If so, join us for this webinar to learn the best ways to dynamically, yet authentically captivate your nonprofit's target audience. View video here!


How to Stay Relational with Donors at End of Year
Wednesday, Oct 14, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

During this difficult time, people are looking to make connections. In this webinar, we'll discuss ways you can help your donors feel personally engaged with your nonprofit's mission as we head into EOY 2020. View video here!


Social Media Success in 2020
Wednesday, Oct 7, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

What is the best way to share your message during a crisis? Join us this webinar to learn how to update your supporters on ongoing needs and impact without sounding "tone deaf." View video here!


Fundraising During a Crisis
Wednesday, Sep 30, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

Right now, your donors have a lot on their minds with the global pandemic. So, how do you keep them engaged during this time? Using past crises as case studies, this webinar will discuss best practices for finding the right messaging and methods for fundraising. View video here!


Getting Ready for GivingTuesday
Thursday, Oct 1, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Join us as we get ready for #GivingTuesday2020! In this webinar, we’ll discuss day-of tips and tricks as well as long-term strategies that your nonprofit can start preparing for today. View video here!


Social Media Strategy During COVID-19
Thursday, Sep 24, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

What is the best way to communicate during a crisis? Join us for this webinar to find out how to continue to share updates from your nonprofit on social media platforms without sounding "tone deaf" or getting lost in the noise. View video here!


EOY Strategy
Thursday, Sep 17, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Many nonprofits raise 40% of their annual revenue during the holiday fundraising season. Development teams should begin planning year-end activities and appeals NOW in order to succeed during this crucial last quarter of the year. This webinar includes how to build a plan for a strong campaign to close 2020 and tips for how to make it compelling without breaking your budget. View video here!


Find Your Funding Spark
Tuesday, Sep 15, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Fundraising, despite its critical place in any nonprofit, remains a challenge and burden to many groups. In this webinar with Whitney Brimfield of Spark Point Fundraising, participants will gain a stronger understanding of their best path to fundraising success. By learning about and answering five critical questions that every organization must consider to understand their funding model, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how their mission and impact can and should inform their approach to fundraising. Participants will have opportunities to consider and talk about their own funding models and identify the two or three strategies that will be most effective for achieving fundraising goals. View video here!


Donor Retention During COVID-19
Thursday, Sep 10, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

You've mastered the art of the donor engagement lunch date -- but how can you make your supporter feel valued when you cannot get within six feet of them? In this webinar, we'll share ways to engage and retain your donors by making them feel connected to your nonprofit's mission despite social distancing. View video here!


Volunteer Engagement During COVID-19
Tuesday, Sep 8, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Volunteers are vital assets for many nonprofits, providing both free labor and community engagement. But during the pandemic, many traditional volunteer programs have fallen dormant due to safety concerns. In this webinar, we'll share innovative and practical ways that you can re-engage your latent volunteer-base to support your organization's work. View video here!


Engaging Your Board During COVID-19
Thursday, Sep 3, from 9:00-9:30 am EST

An active board was a boon for nonprofits even during the best of times, but since the onset of the pandemic they have become indispensable. This webinar will discuss practical ways to engage and activate the strengths of your board members within the context of COVID-19. View video here!


Cultivate Your Donors Successfully (During a Pandemic)
Wednesday, Sep 2, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

We love and need our donors, especially during financially turbulent times such as these. Join us for this webinar to discuss how your nonprofit can best engage and leverage your supporters within the context of COVID-19. View video here!


Stewardship During Isolation
Thursday, Aug 27, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Properly thanking your donors has always been important, but during this time of increasing loneliness, people will appreciate hearing from you more than ever. Join this webinar to learn best practices in conducting stewardship and making real human connections during COVID-19. View video here!


Using CRMs Effectively, Especially Salesforce
Tuesday, Aug 25, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Join Loree Lipstein and Tracy Shaw of Thread Strategies to learn the ins and outs of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools in this webinar. At one point or other, we have all been frustrated by our CRMs -- it's time we learn how to use them to our advantage. View video here!


Dealing with Staff Burnout
Thursday, Aug 20, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

These past several months have been a marathon for nonprofit staff. With dwindling resources, increasing client needs, and isolating home-office work-spaces, it's no wonder that people are experiencing emotional burnout. In this webinar, we'll discuss helpful and compassionate ways for nonprofit managers to address their team's exhaustion and keep staff motivated in a remote workplace. View video here!


Make Your Message Stick
Tuesday, Aug 18, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

Internet users are flooded with information-overload. So how can your nonprofit cut through the noise to make your message stick? Join us this webinar to learn innovative yet practical ways to capture people's attention online and make them remember your organization's message. View video here!


EOY Strategy
Thursday, Aug 13, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Join Loree Lipstein of Thread Strategies in this webinar to prepare for the biggest fundraising season of the year. It may seem early to start planning for EOY, but it's a great time to jumpstart and start planning your holiday giving season. View video here!

Updated: Nonprofit Response to COVID-19
Tuesday, Aug 11, from 10:00-10:30 am EST

Learn updated responses nonprofits are making to COVID-19. In this webinar, we will focus on shifts in funding, fundraising, operations, and programming. View video here!


Board Recruitment During COVID-19
Thursday, Aug 6, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Engaged board members are more valuable now than ever. In this webinar we will discuss tried and true strategies for finding quality candidates that are the best fit for your nonprofit's mission and culture. View video here!


Virtual Events for Fall 2020
Tuesday, Aug 4, from 1:00-1:45 pm EST

What will the future look like a few months from now? And more importantly, how will that impact your planned fall fundraiser? During this webinar, we will discuss various strategies and options your nonprofit can explore during a time of uncertainty. View video here!


Local Funding Landscape in a COVID World
Tuesday, Aug 4, from 10:00-11:00 am EST

Once the philanthropic community began to realize the devastation that COVID-19 had on the nonprofit sector, many funders responded. However, nonprofits are still figuring out how to position themselves in a COVID world and think about the short- and long-term strategy. During this webinar, we’ll discuss changes in the grantmaking community, and what considerations this should have on organization’s grant seeking strategy. View video here!


Looking to EOY 2020
Tuesday, July 28, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

It may seem unusually early to start planning for End Of Year fundraising, but the year 2020 has been anything but usual! Join us this webinar as we discuss how to prepare for an uncertain holiday giving season and get insider tips on how to make your EOY fundraising as successful as possible. View video here!


The National Small Nonprofit Summit 2020
Thursday, July 23 to Friday, July 24

Local nonprofits fill vital needs in our community, and often do so with small teams and limited resources. Especially now, you need advice and tips to use today. Over the course of this free, two-day virtual summit, participants can sign up for a variety of breakout sessions and presentations that will provide actionable, realistic, and effective ideas on fundraising, communications, and more. Watch recordings and access slides here!


Financial Planning During COVID-19
Tuesday, July 21, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

How can your nonprofit plan an annual budget when no one even knows what social distancing guidelines will look like next month? In this webinar, we'll discuss the common financial challenges and decisions nonprofits like yours are facing right now, as well as some suggested analysis and planning your organizations needs to do now to ensure your financial health. View video here!


Engaging Donors as a Virtual Group
Monday, July 20, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

During this time of social distancing, people are feeling disconnected and isolated. That's why now is the time for your nonprofit to provide a well-needed sense of community for your donors! Join us this webinar to discuss ways of engaging your donors as a cohesive group and making them feel like a vital part of your organization. View video here!


Foundation Fundraising During COVID-19
Thursday, July 16, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

During crises, it's important to maintain and strengthen your foundation funder relationships. As integral partners in your work, foundations frequently have a wealth of helpful information at their disposal that could help your organization weather the storm. In this webinar, we'll share key steps to