Training

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Public Lands Alliance: Jingle Bells, Christmas Sells
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Cost: $39 for Members, $59 for NonMembers & Government
The Golden Quarter – the holidays – usually account for 36% of a retailer’s annual sales. It represents the highest level of profitability, and it’s a highly stressful time because there is so much to do. In this webinar, Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender will guide you through what you need to do to get in the holiday selling game. We’re talking a list to check twice that includes in-store events, holiday display must-dos, Top 10 Lists, selling gift cards, return policies, post-holiday markdowns, and more! All attendees will receive a free copy of Kizer & Bender’s ebook, Jingle Bells, Christmas Sells: Events, Promotions & Tips for the Holiday Season!
Presenter: Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender, Kizer and Bender
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Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Data Stewardship for Nonprofits
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 10:00 AM PT
In a conversation moderated by SVCF, Lucy Bernholz, senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and director of the Digital Civil Society Lab and Laura Walker McDonald, CEO of SIMLab share best practices for data stewardship for nonprofits.
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techsoup: Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 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?
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Nonprofit 911: Data for Good: Fundraising and Technology Insights for your Year-End Campaigns
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:00 PM ET
This webinar will review data from the Global NGO Technology Report, the Global Trends in Giving Report, and Network for Good’s donor platform to determine if U.S. nonprofits are using technology in the ways that their donors and supporters prefer.

Attendees will be given access to exclusive donor data about donors’ giving preferences and habits and a detailed, data-based analysis of how effectively nonprofits are using online communication and fundraising tools.

In addition, attendees will:
Learn nonprofit benchmarks for success in web and email communications, online fundraising, and social media.
Understand how gender, generation, and ideology impact philanthropic giving (e.g. causes supported and preferred method of giving).
Gain insight into to how in-person interaction, such as fundraising events and volunteerism, affects giving.
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Firespring: Social Media 101 for #GivingTuesday
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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.
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Grantspace: Introduction to Finding Grants
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 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.
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WildApricot: 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software
Thursday, September, 21, 2017, 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
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techsoup: Building A Grants Strategy
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 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.
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Charity Village: How Can We Achieve Program Sustainability?
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 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
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bloomerang: The Big Diff: Writing for Digital 
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 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.
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Grants Magic: The Quick-Start Guide to the One-Page Grant Proposal
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 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-Mes
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BoardSource: Webinar 101: Be Bold! The Legal Rules for Advocacy that Every Nonprofit Should Know
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:00 PM ET
Leaders of 501(c)(3)s play an important role in educating policy makers, as well as the public, about policy issues and actions that impact their organization’s mission and the people they serve. Elected officials vote on bills, make public statements and executive decisions, or take other actions that may be consistent with or conflict with a nonprofit’s position on an issue. After this workshop, you will have a clear understanding of how to maximize your organization’s advocacy efforts, the kinds of advocacy activities 501(c)(3)s can engage in legally, when a communication is considered lobbying, and how to remain nonpartisan while engaging in election-related activities. This is an introductory level but all experience levels are welcome and will leave with a better understanding of the rules.
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Wild Apricot: How the Best Nonprofits Resolve Internal Conflict Quickly and Get on with their Mission
Thursday, September 26, 2017, 2:00 PT 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
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The Good Partnership: Donor Journey for Small Nonprofits
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 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
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VolunteerMatch: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 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?

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Charity How To: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 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

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blackbaud: GivingTuesday Takedown or Turn It Up?
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
n 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.
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Network for Good: Your Email Strategy for Year-End
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
Not sure if you’re sending too many (or too few) emails during the year-end giving season? We’ve got you covered. Join us for a quick, 30-minute webinar to see how one Network for Good customer raised 10 times more with a thoughtful year-end email strategy.
In this 30-minute session, learn:
How to make the most of your year-end emails.
How often you should email your donors in December.
How a thoughtful email strategy helped one nonprofit raise more.
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blackbaud: Digital Life Hacks: Creative Crowdfundraising
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 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.
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VolunteerMatch: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 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

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Classy: How to Boost Year-End Giving With Facebook and Google Ads
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:00 AM PT
What’s your marketing strategy for your year-end fundraising campaign?
To help you boost your year-end giving, we’ve invited Community Boost to join our team for a live webinar. Get ready to learn how to leverage Google Ads, Facebook advertising, video content, email marketing, and more.
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VolunteerMatch: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 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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WildApricot: The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership in Today’s World
Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:00 PM ET
Have you noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to grow your membership?

In this free webinar, you’ll learn:

  • All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow
  • 5 proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away
  • How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day

This is not your typical webinar. It follows the story of one membership manager’s challenges, and ultimate triumph. A story that has inspired thousands of others to grow their memberships faster than ever.
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Digital Impact: Virtual Roundtable-The Open 990 & U.S. Nonprofits
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:00 AM PT
The annual tax forms for U.S. nonprofits – known as “Form 990s” – are now available to the public in digital, machine-readable form when they are filed electronically.
Researchers, journalists, giving platforms, infrastructure organizations and others are coming together to make it easier to access and use this data, which provide unique insights into nonprofit financials, grant-making, income, spending and overall fiscal health.
Practitioners and policymakers are now navigating the many questions and challenges the data presents.
The panel will discuss the origins of the push to digitize and open Form 990 data, the ways researchers are already using this resource, and the implications for nonprofits and funders, including the impacts on social sector research, policy and practice.
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