Building Relationships with Family Foundations

Friday, September 21st, 1:00 PM ET
Family foundations can be an outstanding resource for organizations, both as a funder and as a partner. However, it’s not uncommon for nonprofits to run up against the phrase “contributes only to pre-selected organizations” in their research. How do charities successfully navigate around roadblocks like these, and get on the radar of family foundations? In this conversation, discover philanthropy from the viewpoint of funders themselves. Gain a new understanding of what foundations are looking for in the nonprofits they work with, and what it truly means to build and steward a meaningful relationship with a funder. The guests will offer insights on the inner workings of the application process, and what happens after the grant is awarded, as a foundation and its nonprofit grantee work together over time to generate social change.
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Motivate Monday
Monday, September 24th, 1:00 PM ET
How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where:

  • Every Monday we share your wins
  • Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right
  • And close with a Q&A session

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7 Steps to a Written Fundraising Plan with Sandy Rees
Tuesday, September 25th, 1:00 PM ETMany nonprofits struggle to create a fundraising plan and put it in writing, yet the benefits are tremendous. A written plan shifts you from being reactive and dealing with the crisis of the day to being proactive and working purposefully toward the results you want.

In this session, you’ll learn how to follow 7 simple steps to put together a written plan for raising the money you need in the coming year without constantly selling something or begging online. We’ll cover goal setting, action plans and ways to keep your plan on track, plus you’ll get some worksheets and checklists that will make the process easy.
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Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers
Tuesday, September 25th, 2:00 PM ET
Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy

What You’ll Learn:

Matching modern volunteer’s motivation to recognition events

How to update and breathe new life into your recognition events

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6 Biggest Mistakes Executive Directors Make (And How to Avoid Them)
Tuesday, September 25th, 2:00 PM 
Being an executive director is hard and isolating. There is usually no manual, no orientation and it feels like sink or swim. Also, sometimes it’s unclear who the ED reports to! No wonder EDs make mistakes. Luckily, you can avoid 6 of the most common ED mistakes by signing up for our free webinar on September 25 with nonprofit expert Sean Kosofsky.

In this webinar you will learn:
  • Concrete steps to prevent and fix the 6 common mistakes EDs make
  • A holistic approach to “tuning up” your organizations for better performance
  • Pro-tips on how to reduce stress on the job

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How to Attract, Cultivate, and Wow Sponsors
Thursday, September 25th, 3:00 PM ET
Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of the standard “Gold, Silver and Bronze” packages and have a sneaking suspicion that your potential sponsors are too? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this Flash Class!

Joanna Hogan specializes in fundraising and sponsor development and is presenting this Flash Class to help you do just that. She will walk you  through her step-by-step process to Identify, Attract, and Wow your sponsors so that the process is fun for you and for them, and gives you both the results you want.
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Fundraising 101: Fundraising Metrics – How Do You Measure Up?
Thursday, September 25th, 1:00 PM ET
The measurement of key performance indicators in fundraising has become a best practice, and you don’t want your organization to fall behind.
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Does Your Website Comply with the ADA? Don’t Wait for a Class Action to Find Out
Tuesday, September 25th, 12:30 PM ET
Companies and nonprofits that sell goods or services through their website may be vulnerable to a website accessibility lawsuit. The stats are staggering: We have seen more than 900 complaints filed in district courts around the country since the start of 2018 – and more than 750 in New York alone. Since September 3, there have been 50 website accessibility lawsuits filed across the country; 47 of those were filed in the Southern District of New York.
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The Last Mile – Completing Your NPO’s Ascent to the Cloud
Wednesday, September 26th, 2:00 PM ET
Cost: Free

Until recently, servers provided functions that common cloud systems could not replicate. Servers manage access to the network and authenticate devices and users. Cloud productivity systems and applications were mainly focused on providing access to one function such as email or CRM. Keeping these functions on the server is more familiar to the average IT manager even though the cloud systems offer more security often at lower costs.

So how do we overcome the last mile in the process of adopting the cloud?
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Service Enterprise Initiative: Helping A Thousand Points of Light Shine Even Brighter
Wednesday, September 26th, 2:00 PM ET
Come learn about the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI), a leading nonprofit capacity building and certification program, led by Points of Light, that helps organizations achieve greater ‘return on investment’ (ROI) for volunteer engagement and ultimately their missions. Today, we are seeing a surge of passionate leaders, gifted volunteers, and driven organizations step forward to meet the needs of our time through the dedication of volunteers. And yet, the social sector still struggles with getting volunteer engagement right and creating sustainable infrastructures for effective volunteer engagement.

Join us as we reveal what Points of Light has learned over nearly ten years of implementing the Service Enterprise Initiative to help organizations develop the systems and cultures needed to strategically integrate volunteers throughout their operations and effectively engage volunteers.
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charity how to Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin?
Wednesday, September 26th, 12:00 PM CT
A nonprofit’s board and the staff need to be collaborative partners in order to achieve the mission of the organization. However, there are times where roles and responsibilities, particularly of the executive director and board chair, become blurred. Join us as we clarify where governance stops and management begins.
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Introduction to Proposal Writing
Wednesday, September 26th, 2:00 PM ET

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
  • 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline (in-person classes only)

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The Non-Obvious Guide to Improving Employee Engagement
Wednesday, September 26th, 12:00 PM ET
We spend nearly $1 billion every year trying to improve engagement, yet we haven’t moved the needle in decades, and here’s why—we’re trying to fix the wrong things. In this provocative session, author Jamie Notter will share a new model from his most recent book that blows past the existing (and way too obvious) thinking about engagement. We’ll tie in culture, success drivers, and a practical model for making lasting changes that produce results.
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What to Know About Nonprofit Policy to Impress Your Boss
Wednesday, September 26th, 2:00 – 2:30pm ET

Join NeonCRM along with Independent Sector’s Ben Kershaw and Brenna Stroup to learn about the basics of federal policy impacting nonprofits right now, including UBIT, tax law, and the Johnson Amendment.

Back to School for Year-End Fundraising
Wednesday, September 26th, 12:00-4:00 PM ET
Go back to school in preparation for year-end fundraising! Nonprofits in the United States are now being challenged by major political, demographic, technological and social factors outside of their control, leading to an uncertain future in many cases. On top of it, many nonprofits aren’t equipped with the right tools to maximize fundraising in this new environment. Yet, all nonprofits have a quickly approaching opportunity to get ahead: the year-end giving season, in which $100 Billion is gifted to organizations from #GivingTuesday through December 31st.
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Free Tools to Create High Performing Nonprofit Content in Minutes

Wednesday, September 26th, 2:00 PM ET
Cost: Free

In a recent Academy survey of nonprofit leaders, 36% of respondents said they struggled with content strategy and creation. An additional 50% of respondents struggled with having the time and capacity to create valuable content.  When you are facing challenges like these, it’s hard to even know where to start.

We will show you how to expose the content marketing strategies of successful nonprofits. Then we will demonstrate what free technology is available to help you manage and create high performing content.

This webinar covers:

  • How to expose the content strategy of successful nonprofits in your sector and then create a customized strategy for your nonprofit.
  • How to create your unique donor journey and what content to use in each phase of the journey.
  • What free technology is available to help you manage and create content.
  • Quick demonstrations of content examples.


How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign and 3 Truths You Need to Know
Thursday, September 27th, 1:00 PM ET
Presented by Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt, this class will cover:

  • The real reasons why capital campaigns fail without a good plan in place… and how you can create a fail-proof plan
  • How to identify leadership level gifts and how you can train your board members to help
  • Why you don’t need a “money board” to lead a successful capital campaign
  • How our clients are completing  multi-million dollar capital campaigns and the secret to how they’re doing it even without much campaign experience

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Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine
Thursday, September 27th, 2:00 PM ET
Is your membership website an engine that brings in new members while you sleep? If not, I’ll show you how anyone with no tech experience can use membership management software to turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon!

In this free webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Three website changes that will start attracting new members right away
  • How to get anyone on your board to easily make updates by themselves (even if they don’t have any tech experience)
  • The top website features our most successful clients use to drive membership growth

And that’s it, folks! If you know of any other free nonprofit webinars happening in September, feel free to shoot me an email at mtatiana [at] and I’ll add them to the list.
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How Foundations Make Decisions and Why Data Matters
Friday, September 28th, 1:00 PM ET
Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy is one of the latest research projects generated as a partnership between Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Through careful research and data analysis, projects like these result in expansive resources that allow foundations to better understand the funding landscape in which they operate, coordinate their efforts, and make more strategic decisions in their grantmaking. Learn more about how these research tools come about, how the projects move from idea to implementation, and how the results impact foundations, nonprofits, and communities alike.
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How Much Do You Really Know About Generational Giving?
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2:00 – 3:00pm ET
The conventional wisdom around giving holds that Boomers give the most and millennials are not worth much effort to cultivate. Turns out the true story is much more complex. Join NeonCRM’s Tim Sarrantonio to unpack the realities of generational giving.

How to Attract, Convert, and Nurture Online Donors With Email
Tuesday, October 2nd, 10:00 AM

According to the 2018 M+R Benchmarks report, nonprofits sent an average of 66 email messages per subscriber in 2017. The largest category of email messages was fundraising (25 emails per year per subscriber).

How are you engaging your supporters via email? In this webinar, the marketing experts at Campaign Monitor will share how your nonprofit can leverage email to attract, convert, and nurture supporters into longtime donors.


  • Strategies to capture new donors email and nurture them post sign up
  • Email best practices–– what’s the best frequency to send emails, design and imagery best practices, and copy advice
  • How to convert supporters intro donors through compelling email content
  • Post donation communication strategies to keep donors engaged through newsletters, segmented nurture tracks, etc.


Starting A Nonprofit Class
October 3rd & 10th, 11:00 AM CT

It’s not easy to start a nonprofit, we get that. This is why we’re introducing this live webinar series. Join Randy Hawthorne, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Nonprofit Hub, as he guides you through the process of launching a nonprofit (he’s started 4 of his own!). For an hour each week, Randy will provide you with the information you need to create and maintain a successful nonprofit.
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Volunteering and the Sustainable Development Goals
Thursday, October 4th, 1:00 PM ET
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Skill Level: Intermediate. Participants may wish to review the Sustainable Development Goals prior to attending this webinar.
Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the webinar. If for any reason you aren’t able to connect to the live presentation, rest assured you’ll get the full recording by email the following day.

How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising
Tuesday, October 9th, 1:00 PM ET
Tuesday October 16th, 3:00 PM ET
Cost: Free

Simon Choy, founder of ConnectAd will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the actual process of applying for the grant. Simon will also highlight a few best practices and inside tips when using Google Grants and tell you about a professional service that is proven to help nonprofits effectively maximize the value of their Ad Grant.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • What is Google Ad Grants?
  • How do Google Ads work?
  • Why is Google Grants an essential nonprofit marketing tool?
  • Case studies: How other nonprofits have benefited.
  • Step-by-step details of the application process.
  • What is required to succeed with Google Grants?
  • Details about a professional service that manages Google Grants to save you time and provide an amazing ROI.

Nonprofits big and small have a lot to gain from Google Grants, and we’ve been told by many organizations that it’s like leaving free money on the table when they don’t take advantage of the opportunity. Donors, volunteers, and supporters alike who use Google to search online can now be reached and engaged using your Google ads, and Google Grants can be used to tackle marketing problems such as raising awareness, growing online donations, building email lists, increasing volunteer registration, selling event tickets and much more.

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Nonprofit Cyber Security Tools to get Started

October 10th, 2:00 PM ET
Cost: Free

As IT has become an increasingly important dimension of nonprofits’ core operations, the dangers that IT security holes pose to non-profits has also risen dramatically, and continues to do so each day.  In this webinar, the Lead of Tech Impact’s Security Team will outline the most common classes of IT-based threats that the non-profit community faces, and discuss strategies and tools for reducing the risk that any given organization might face from these threats.

  • Blocking malware with software update policies and procedures
  • Defeating phishing and reducing password policy enforcement overhead with Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Defending against theft and loss of devices with comprehensive encryption
  • Maintaining compliance with data handling requirements (HIPAA, GDPR, PCI, etc.) with Information Rights Management

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33 Principles In 33 Minutes: Guide To Good Governance, Part 3
Tuesday, October 23rd, 1:00 – 1:33pm ET
Join Diligent’s Dottie Schindlinger for the third in our series of highly interactive sessions about building and maintaining your board and policies.

10 Step Budgeting Process
Wednesday, October 24th, 12:00 PM CT
The success and usefulness of your budget largely depends on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budget process that will get everyone involved and ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.
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The Secret Ingredient to Getting a Better Website. Hint: It’s not a bigger budget
October 25th, 1:00 PM ET
Cost: Free

A successful website project depends on many factors but the most important one is you. When you are in control and confident as a client you will make better decisions and set better expectations in your organization. Most importantly, you will get better value for your available budget. Come find out how to get the most out of your website project from the experts. You will learn how to:

  • Find and choose a vendor
  • Communicate your vision to designers
  • Decide on a CMS
  • Maintain SEO and functionality during a relaunch
  • Keep your site secure

It’s design for non-designers on a budget. All levels welcome.


An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits
Thursday, October 25th, 1:00 PM ET
Cost: Free

Online fundraising is the fasting growing segment of giving. Donors of all ages are using their smartphones, tablets, and computers to connect with causes and to give money to fundraising campaigns.

During this free nonprofit webinar, you’ll learn the tactics to successfully raise money online for your nonprofit, even if you are a small or midsize organization.

This webinar will detail the basics of an online fundraising campaign;  how social media & online tools can be used to raise more money; ways you can fit online giving into your long-term strategy;  and Julia’s 10 steps to online fundraising success!

If you want to be a part of the next generation of nonprofit fundraisers,  you need to register for this FREE webinar right now.

Key Takeaways

  • The basic components of a successful online fundraising campaign
  • Tools to use for online fundraising
  • Ways to use your website, email, blog, and social media channels to promote the online fundraising campaign
  • Examples from small and mid-sized nonprofits who have successfully raised money online
  • Julia’s 10 steps to online fundraising success, including recruiting and energizing Social Media Ambassadors

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Core Mission Support: Re-visioning Overhead
Wednesday, November 28th, 12:00 PM CT
Nonprofit overhead is not a piece of the budget pie we should try to make smaller, but rather it is core mission support critical to program and mission success. How can we reflect this in our financial charts? We’ll show you the tool we’ve created to transform the conversation from overhead to core mission support and demonstrate how you can use this new re-visioning template at your nonprofit.
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12 Golden Rules of Finance
Wednesday, December 19th, 12:00 PM CT
Finance is one of your nonprofit’s most valuable tools, not a subject to be scared of. We’ll walk through real nonprofit examples and reports to help you become more comfortable with terminology, accounting rules, roles and responsibilities, and procedures and policies.
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