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



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. Sign up here!


Social Media Campaigns
Wednesday, Aug 12, from 12:00-1:00 pm EST

In our increasingly virtual world, social media is no longer optional for many nonprofits. Join this virtual workshop to discuss which practices, platforms, and strategies are best suited for your organization's online communication needs. Sign up 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. Sign up 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. Sign up 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. Sign up here!


Using CRMs Effectively, Especially Salesforce
Tuesday, Aug 25, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Join Loree Lipstein 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. Sign up 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. Sign up here!



Past



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 conducting a strong funder stewardship campaign in a time of crisis. View video here!


Volunteer Programs During COVID-19
Tuesday, July 14, 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, traditional volunteers programs often run too high a health risk. In this webinar, we'll be sharing the most innovative and practical ways we've witnessed organizations shift their volunteers to online tasks. View video here!


Solicitation and Stewardship
Thursday, July 9, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Join Loree Lipstein, Thread Strategies, to learn about effective solicitation efforts and best practices on saying thank you afterwards. The webinar will empower participants to feel confident when asking for support, and how to know what to ask for. Equally if not more important, the second half of the workshop will focus on stewarding these supporters. This will include time-efficient strategies to increase your donor retention. View video here!


Making an Ask During COVID-19
Thursday, July 9, from 11:00-11:30 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. View video here!


Running the Best Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 8, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

Part 3 in our board webinar series will focus on the board meeting itself walking through both how to manage tougher board members and figuring out the most effective ways to communicate with your board overall. View video here!


Staff Engagement During COVID-19
Tuesday, July 7, from 11:00-11:30 am 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 conversation about how we can set up structures and policies to effectively make the most of a teleworking workplace. View video here!


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising During COVID-19
Thursday, July 2, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

The world you fundraise in has fundamentally shifted—your supporters are hyper-connected, live inside personal feeds, and are continually ambushed with messages vying for their attention. These shifts have made it challenging to cultivate donor relationships and reach new donors and peer-to-peer fundraising becomes ever-important during this time. Join us to learn how to leverage your own network. View video here!


Creating Board Commitment
Wednesday, July 1, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

Having an engaged board from the get-go is important to ensure your governance runs smoothly. Join us to better understand how to have board members committed from the beginning of their term to the end. View video here!


Communication Strategy During COVID-19
Tuesday, June 30, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

How can you strike the right tonal balance in your organization's communications? How far out in time can we really plan communications right now? 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!


Social Media During COVID-19
Tuesday, June 23, from 11:00-11:30 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 and on-going impact. View video here!


Stewardship During COVID-19
Thursday, June 18, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Thanking your donors has always been important, but during this time, it's even more crucial that donors know you are grateful for their support. Join this webinar to get a better idea of how to conduct stewardship during COVID-19. View video here!


Updated: Nonprofit Response to COVID-19
Tuesday, June 16, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

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

Fundraising Events During COVID-19
Thursday, June 11, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

In this webinar, we'll explore various fundraising options, from virtual "un-galas" to live-streaming platforms. Join this webinar to consider the best course of action for your organization. View video here!

Board Engagement During COVID-19
Tuesday, June 9, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

It's hard enough to rally your board members in person after you've plied them with cheese and crackers. 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!


Solicitation and Stewardship
Thursday, June 4, from 1:00-3:00 pm EST

Join Matt Gayer, Co-Executive Director of CFP, to learn about effective solicitation efforts, and best practices on saying thank you afterward. The webinar will empower participants to feel confident when asking for support, and how to know what to ask for. Equally if not more important, the second half of the workshop will focus on stewarding these supporters. This will include time efficient strategies to increase your donor retention. View video here!


A Deep Dive into Foundational Research
Tuesday, June 2, from 1:30-2:30 pm EST

Are you deliberate and selective about which grant opportunities you pursue, and which you forgo? If not, you should be! Grant research and writing is energy-intensive, and applying for every single foundation funding opportunity that comes your way is rarely the best or most effective use of your team's time. In this workshop, Thread Strategies will introduce an easy-to-follow and easy-to-use framework for researching and evaluating whether a grant opportunity is really worth the effort and potential revenue. You'll leave this session with new knowledge and confidence that the grants you do choose to write are truly worth all that time at the keyboard. View video here!


Mindfulness and Self-Care to Utilize Decision-Making
Thursday, May 28, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Join guest speaker, Mali Phonpadith to reflect on the best ways to take care of you and others to best drive big choices. View video here!


Rethinking Your Development Strategy Amidst COVID-19
Thursday, May 28, from 10:00-10:30 am EST

We are all struggling with how to fundraise and find support during and past this crisis. Two things we know though—everyone is in the same boat and any plan you had before March needs to be updated. Join us as we discuss how to plan in this time of uncertainty. View video here!


Maintain Donor Engagement During COVID-19
Tuesday, May 26, from 10:00-10:30 am EST

How do we keep donors engaged when we can't even meet with them? During a time of social distancing, we don't want our donors to feel distant from our mission. That's why we'll share some virtual tools and ideas for your donor engagement efforts in this webinar. View video here!


Engage your Board in Decision Making During COVID-19
Thursday, May 21, from 10:00-10:30 am EST

Board engagement for many nonprofits was a challenge before COVID-19, and with virtual meetings and everything going on, even more so now. We'll discuss some helpful advice on how to keep your board up-to-date and involved in emerging organizational decisions. View video here!


Making an Ask During COVID-19
Tuesday, May 19, 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. View video here!


Problem Solving for Program Evaluation
Thursday, May 14, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

We all know and love the phrases "evidence-based" and "data-driven," but what does this look like for small nonprofits like ours with limited time, resources, and know-how? Join us this hour with guest panelist Elle Clack to discuss practical ways that your organization can evaluate programming. View video here!


Keep Staff Engaged During COVID-19
Thursday, May 14, from 10:00-10:30 am EST

How do you maintain your team's cohesion, focus, and productivity when everybody is working from their respective homes? Join this conversation about how we can set up structures and policies to effectively make the most of a teleworking workplace. View video here!


What Donors Want
Wednesday, May 13, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Join guest speaker, Mali Phonpadith to learn the ins and outs of your donors' needs as supporters of your organization. View video here!


Best Practices for Donor Retention
Tuesday, May 12, from 2:30-3:30 pm EST

Donor retention really makes a difference. In this webinar, participants will identify strategies to retain and upgrade your current donors; discuss low-cost ways to connect donors to the mission of your organization; learn methods to engage and build long-term relationships with your donors; and begin steps to build your donor stewardship plan for your organization. Join us and walk away with some concrete steps to begin better donor retention today. View video here!


An Update on the Nonprofit Response to COVID-19
Tuesday, May 12, 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. View video here!


Solicitation and Stewardship
Thursday, May 7, from 1:00-3:00 pm EST

Join Matt Gayer, Co-Executive Director of CFP, to learn about effective solicitation efforts, and best practices on saying thank you afterward. The webinar will empower participants to feel confident when asking for support, and how to know what to ask for. Equally if not more important, the second half of the workshop will focus on stewarding these supporters. This will include time efficient strategies to increase your donor retention. View video here!


Leveraging Virtual Volunteers During COVID-19
Thursday, May 7, from 10:00-10:30 am EST

Join us as we cover the best practices and ways we've seen organizations shift their volunteers to online tasks. View video here!


Communication Strategy During COVID-19
Thursday, April 30th, from 10:00-11:00 am EST

How can you strike the right tonal balance in your organization's communications? How far out in time can we really plan communications right now? 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!


Retain Volunteers
Wednesday, April 29th, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

Retaining volunteers can be tricky--join this webinar to learn the little things you can be doing to keep your volunteers with you for the long-haul. View video 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. Go beyond, and ensure your grants are a winner. View video here!


What Should You Say in Your Spring Appeal?
Monday, April 27th, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Join us this webinar to learn about Spring Appeals from Focus Fundraising, an organization of consultants specializing in development planning and coaching, campaign and major gift strategies, case messaging, and prospect research. We'll be discussing how to craft a compelling message in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. View video 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. View video 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. View video here!