Welcome to CORFA’s digest of free and low-cost webinars designed to help you build a strong nonprofit and Friends organization. We generally update the list weekly. If you have a webinar you’d like added, send us a note through our Contact page. Most listings are free unless specifically noted.

Looking for the recorded webinars sponsored by CORFA/NWRA? Please visit the Resource Center Webinar Category.

December 2023

AI for Impact: Risks and Opportunities for Nonprofits
Dec 4, 2023, 11:00 am ET

Join us for a dynamic and interactive webinar that explores the world of tools like ChatGPT and its potential to create meaningful social impact. We’ll discuss how AI can empower nonprofits to enhance your work and achieve your mission more effectively. Whether you’re looking to enhance storytelling, generate compelling content, or drive engagement, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools to unlock the power of AI in making a positive impact.

Nonprofit Website Tools, Tips, and Technology
December 5, 1:00pm ET?

Join us for an insightful Q&A session where you’ll gain the confidence to navigate the complexities of the digital world.

Kyle Barkins and Julian Gerace will unpack the intricacies of website optimization specifically tailored for nonprofits. They’ll delve into cutting-edge tools and technologies pivotal for digital success in today’s online sphere. Designed to be interactive, this session invites you to present challenges and questions about effective website management, engagement analytics, and strategies to enhance user experience. It’s an opportunity to elevate your nonprofit’s online stature and transform your website into a potent instrument for advancing your mission.

The 3 Secrets of Effective Calendar Management
December 6, 1:00pm ET


Find Focus in a World Designed to Distract You. As a leader inside your nonprofit organization, it’s crucial to view your time as your most valuable asset. You need to understand the systems needed to give you more brainspace for big ideas that create sustainable impact in your organization.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Why having 50 tabs open is decreasing your productivity
  • How multitasking is leading to more burnout
  • The 3 secrets of calendar management
  • Why it’s all about your habits
  • And most important, how to reclaim more time in your week – easily

Simplified Fundraising Planning for Small Nonprofits
December 7, 1:00pm ET

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop covering fundraising planning. We’ll cover some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan and how to avoid them.
Processes and tools will be shared which pare the planning process down to its simplest form. Attendees leave with actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective and efficient.
Learning Objectives:
• Learn the importance of fundraising planning;
• Discover an easy way to conduct fundraising analysis
• Receive simplified fundraising planning templates.

Does Your Nonprofit Qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?
December 7, 2:00pm ET

Passed by Congress in 2020, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit for businesses and tax-exempt organizations that had employees and were affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ERC program has been amended several times and has officially concluded, but eligible nonprofit organizations are still eligible to file and benefit from this tax credit. Find out more about this government stimulus program including: • What is the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)? • Background of the ERC • How to determine if your organization qualifies • Timeline and availability to access

Navigating The AI Landscape: A Nonprofit’s Guide To Smarter Marketing
December 7, 12:00pm ET

Uncover the secrets to maximizing your nonprofit’s impact using AI-driven marketing strategies that are effective, ethical and budget-friendly.

Learn from Blake Arata, Director of Digital at Community Boost, as he guides you through a comprehensive look at how generative AI tools like Google Bard and Chat GPT are already transforming the nonprofit sector and empowering forward-thinking organizations to scale revenue and impact. This webinar is tailored for nonprofit leaders and marketers seeking to amplify their digital marketing results while navigating budget constraints.

Donor Retention Strategies for Time Limited Giving Efforts
Dec 11, 2023, 12:00 pm ET

Whether it is Giving Tuesday, your organization’s own giving day, or a community foundation matching day, chances are your organization has been involved in a time-limited giving effort. These campaigns help your organization raise new funds, identify new donors, and quickly increase your social media presence. But the work doesn’t stop when the clock strikes midnight. What happens the day after Giving Day? How do you acknowledge gifts and retain donors? Do you have a strategic plan for new donors? How does donor relations play a role in these efforts? Join Lynne Wester, Principal and Founder of DRG , as she discusses Giving Tuesday giving days, how they impact your organization, and ways to make the most of the generosity.

The 12 Days of Phishmas
December 12, 1:00pm ET

‘Tis the season for online safety, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than by staying vigilant in the digital world? Join us on December 12, 2023 at 1pm ET / 10am PT for our exclusive webinar, The 12 Days of Phishmas, where we’ll unwrap 12 cybersecurity disasters and provide insights on how to avoid the same fate.

Consider this your warning: There may be singing and it might not be good!

The holiday season is a time for giving gifts, but there’s one gift no one wants to receive: a cyberattack.
Cyber risk is elevated during the winter holiday season. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  •  Why cyber risk rises on holidays
  •  What you need to be prepared for
  •  How to bolster security quickly and affordably

Beyond Diversity: Organizational Culture & Systems of Change
December 13th, 2 – 3 pm ET

In our endeavors to “’diversify’ our teams” and thus increase recruitment and retention of folks from communities of color, we often overlook the organizational culture that contributes to the systems that uphold barriers to accessibility, inclusion, equity, and justice. This webinar will unpack and address the organizational culture that frequently contributes to hidden values, expectations, and practices that ultimately inform organizational priorities and actions. During the presentation, we will collectively identify the mechanisms and tools available to dismantle and disengage from systems that uphold barriers to access, inclusion, equity, and justice. Ultimately, we will increase our familiarity with diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles and identify how shifting behaviors and expectations can yield a more welcoming and inclusive team culture.

Presenter: Ashleyann Perez Rivera, Digital Media Ranger, NWRS

Creating a Fundraising Plan That You’ll Actually Use
December14, 1:00pm ET

Many fundraising emergencies seem to arise daily – a donor needs immediate attention, a proposal is due today, or a mailing needs approval. How can we change the paradigm and create a healthy, sustainable, and doable fundraising program? This workshop will discuss a realistic, workable plan for your fundraising efforts and strategies to make it actionable daily.

Learning Objective:
• This workshop will discuss a realistic, workable plan for your fundraising efforts and strategies to make it actionable daily.

Building a Story Brand. Clarify Your Messaging So Supporters Will Listen
December 14, 1:00pm ET

Join us in harnessing the transformative power of storytelling. Led by renowned experts Chad Bellow and Jason Spangler, this session promises insights into creating compelling brand stories that forge deep connections, inspire action, and drive advocacy. Learn the art of clear messaging, audience engagement strategies, and the blueprint for a narrative that not only resonates but also compels your audience to action. This is your chance to redefine your organization’s communication approach and secure enduring support.

How to Utilize Analytics to Better Understand Your Donors
December 14, 2:00om ET

Join us to learn how your organization can use analytics to better understand your donors. We will dive into business intelligence tools such as Amazon Quicksight and walk through how you can connect your donor data from your existing CRM into your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment.

Data Security
December 19, 3:00pm ET

Data is the life and breath of organizations. As your organization expands, the process of safeguarding data becomes more challenging, and your digital information can fall victim to corruption, theft, and unauthorized access.

In this December webinar, our expert speaker outlines the need for data governance, provides recommendations for best practices, and helps you to start protecting your data throughout its entire life cycle.

Key topics that will be discussed:

  • Application security and patching
  • Network and endpoint security monitoring and controls
  • Backups
  • Employee training
  • Physical security of servers and user devices
  • Access management and controls