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


Communicating Data
Tuesday, Sep 29, from 1:00-2:30 pm EST

You have collected a wealth of data about the impact of your nonprofit's work! Now you need to sell it to your supporters. This virtual workshop will share ways you can effectively and efficiently communicate your data to the outside world. Sign up 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. Sign up 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. Sign up 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." Sign up here!


Coffee Chat: Securing End Of Year Major Gifts During COVID-19
Wednesday, Oct 7, from 2:00-3:15 pm EST

This will be a year-end like no other. As you consider the many donations you’ll be soliciting during the last quarter of the year, you should be paying particular attention on major gifts. While personalizing and segmenting letters and conducting outreach is always important, there are many new elements to keep in mind with the added challenge of COVID-19. From developing themes and targeted year-end messages that stand out, to conducting effective virtual meetings and incorporating creative match challenges, you’ll have to be more creative, energized, and persistent to reach your goals. Attendees of this virtual workshop will be able to share ideas to get feedback and are encouraged to bring their most challenging asks to the webinar for input. Sign up here!


Coffee Chat: Email Campaigns
Tuesday, Oct 13, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Get your coffee (or tea/sparkling water/beverage of choice) and join us for a live conversation about email campaigns. In this virtual workshop, learn from fellow nonprofit professionals about what has (and has not) worked well in their experience when navigating fundraising in a digital world. Sign up 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. Sign up 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. Sign up 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. Sign up 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. Sign up 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. Sign up here!


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
Tuesday, Oct 27, from 1:00-2:30 pm EST

The fundraising world 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. Join us for this virtual workshop to learn the best ways to utilize "P2P" fundraising. Sign up here!


Next Steps for Preparing for #GivingTuesday
Wednesday, Oct 28, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

Join us as we get ready for GivingTuesday 2020! We'll go over how to prepare your strategy and networks, what the day-of activities will look like, and some helpful tips and tricks to give your nonprofit a leg up on the big day. This webinar will focus on our DMV nonprofit partners who are planning on partnering with the Catalogue, providing a space for Q&A for technical questions. Sign up here!


Past


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!

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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 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!