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.
No Nonsense Must-Haves for Major Giving Success NOW!
June 1, 2:00pm ET
Explore how to prioritize key steps you can take now to inspire major gifts, regardless of organizational obstacles. Learn how to create vibrant giving options, engage your board, make an ask, and grow your major giving success now.
Introduction to proposal writing
June 7, 2:00pm 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!
Understanding Why People Give
June 7, 1:00pm ET
This session is devoted to unraveling one of the greatest uncertainties in nonprofit fundraising—understanding what drives a donor to give. As a fundraiser (and as a donor yourself), you know it’s impossible to apply blanket statements as to why people give.
What we can do is better understand the decision-making process donors undergo. If you can effectively communicate with your donors, you can connect with them, no matter their reasons for giving.
Design an IT Roadmap to Create Value
Jun 8, 2023, 1:00 pm ET
Do you budget to replace a third of your laptops every year? Is your cybersecurity patching and antivirus up to date? How often do you hold cybersecurity staff trainings? How can you ensure your big IT migration doesn’t happen the same month as your big annual conference and stress everyone out? To fully utilize the power of IT to support your nonprofit, you need to have a plan. You don’t have to be an IT expert to incorporate basic IT budgeting and timelines into your strategic planning. Join Johan Hammerstrom, CEO of Community IT Innovators, to learn actionable first steps and view some templates for creating a simple IT Roadmap that can help your nonprofit succeed.
Producing Accessible Digital Content for your Nonprofit
June 12, 2023, 12:00 pm ET
To be truly inclusive, website designers and content creators must consistently produce websites and social media posts that are both accessible and usable. This presentation will provide guidelines for ensuring that information can be used by everyone, regardless of ability. The presenters, both of whom live with vision loss, will demonstrate what end users experience when interacting with accessible and inaccessible content. The differences between accessible and usable content will also be discussed. Finally, the presenters will highlight tips and tricks for producing content that anyone can access and use.
Introduction to Finding Grants
June 13, 2:00pm 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 in this introductory course.
Introduction to Project Budgets
June 14, 2:00pm ET
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.
Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages
June 14, 3:00 PM
With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. This session will share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what has been learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page design
Enhancing Nonprofit Website Performance with AI-Driven Content Creation
June 20, 1:00pm ET
In today’s digital age, nonprofits are under increasing pressure to create high-quality web content that engages audiences and drives impact. Fortunately, artificial intelligence (AI) can help. By utilizing AI-driven content creation tools, nonprofits can streamline their content creation process, produce more engaging and impactful content, and ultimately drive better results.
In this webinar, Tapp Network, a mission-driven marketing and technology agency, will provide an in-depth look at how nonprofits can leverage AI to enhance their website performance through content creation. Specifically, we will cover these topics:
- Understanding the benefits of AI-driven content creation: Learn how AI can help nonprofits create high-quality content that engages and resonates with their target audiences.
- Exploring AI-powered content creation tools: Discover the different types of AI-powered content creation tools available to nonprofits and how they can be used to create everything from blog posts to social media content.
- Best practices for leveraging AI in content creation: Hear from experts on best practices for using AI to create impactful content that drives results.
By the end of the webinar, attendees will have a clear understanding of how AI can be used to enhance their nonprofit’s content creation process and drive greater impact online.
Social Media 102
June 20, 3:00 PM
So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. In our Social Media 101 webinar, it covers the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walks through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.
Unlock the Donor Mind and Revolutionize Your Pitch to Increase Funding and Support
June 20, 12:00 PM
This webinar willl show you how to unlock the donor mind to build amazing relationships with prospective givers, and teach you the top 3 things that work amazingly well but that almost no one does. You’ll learn how to identify and analyze donor behavior so you can build stronger relationships with current and prospective givers, work on honing your pitch to create meaningful conversations that encourage donors to give more generously, and discover the best techniques for making real connections with donors and turning your cause into theirs.
Understanding Your Donors Better to Raise More Money
June 20, 2:00 PM
Strengthen your donor community with actionable data. Clean donor data is the key to giving your constituents clear, meaningful information about your mission and what your organization is doing. Once you have data you can trust, it’s easier to send the right message to the right person at the right time. Segmentation allows you to create personalized outreach for all of your supporters without having to craft each message individually. Data management and segmentation should go hand-in-hand in your fundraising strategy.
Attract More Funding, Why Adding Demographics Matter
June 21, 3:30pm ET
Prospective donors are seeking to actively support nonprofits who demonstrate their commitment to transparency. They look to Candid nonprofit profiles on GuideStar for the information they need to make informed funding decisions, including demographics. Join this webinar on Wednesday, June 21 to learn tips on how to get started with collecting demographics for your nonprofit profile.
Leaders like W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation are leveraging Candid profiles to make sure their money goes where it does the most good.
You will learn:
- Actionable tips and tactics that can help you collect and share organization demographics
- How to optimize your nonprofit’s profile to share information with potential donors and fast-track your funding
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
June 21, 2:00pm ET
Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.
Donor Stewardship Best Practices
June 21, 1:00 PM
Stewardship is crucial for nonprofit organizations—it is the process of managing and nurturing relationships with donors to ensure that their contributions are being used effectively and efficiently. Effective stewardship can help build and maintain trust with donors, an essential for a nonprofit’s long-term sustainability and success, but what does effective stewardship look like these days? Are you connecting with your supporters where they are? How are you using stewardship today?
How to Engage Your Nonprofit Board in Fundraising: Strategies for Success
June 21, 1:00 PM
Are you tired of struggling to engage your nonprofit board in fundraising efforts? Do you feel like you’re constantly spinning your wheels, trying to get your board members excited about your organization’s mission and fundraising goals? This webinar will dive deep into the pain points that nonprofits face when it comes to board engagement in fundraising. It’’ll explore the common roadblocks that prevent board members from getting involved and provide practical strategies to overcome these obstacles.
How to Leverage Your Website to Gain More Donors and Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers
June 21, 2:00 PM
If you are considering a new website or just launched a new website, this webinar will cover a few ways to make sure that you are getting the most of your investment. Your website is a place to provide your mission but also to build awareness and drive engagement and grow your email list. Learn how to leverage your website to attract more donors or to help with stewardship and upgrades of existing donors. It’ll cover content strategy, user experience for optimal engagement, search engine optimization (SEO), accessibility, tracking mechanisms, blog post optimization, and how to tie your website into your regular digital communication.
Welcome to TechSoup: New Member Orientation and Q&A
June 22, 1:00pm ET
Has your nonprofit just joined TechSoup? Join our live webinar for new members to quickly learn how the TechSoup catalog work – and how your nonprofit can begin taking advantage of offers from Microsoft, Intuit, Adobe, Dell, and much more. Learn about TechSoup’s special service offerings for nonprofits trying to implement Microsoft 365 or who need help with Google Ad Grants. From hardware to software, we’ll give you a tour of the tools available to help your nonprofit with productivity, collaboration, financial management, donor tracking, security, and more.
We’ll also show you how to access our many learning resources, tech services, courses, and community offerings designed to help you optimize technology for your organization. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so be sure to bring your questions!
Strategic Innovation: How Do I Plan When I Don’t Know What’s Coming?
June 22, 12:00 PM
Innovation isn’t slowing down; how can you discern the best investments for your mission? Whether it’s the constant drumbeat of innovation from Cloud and SaaS providers, the commercialization of AI (e.g., ChatGPT) or the increasing digitization of how we work today (e.g., Zoom, Teams), the opportunity of Innovation is ever present, as are the pitfalls of uninformed adoption of new technologies. Hear experts reflect on how you can “make space” for Innovation in your Strategic Plan without sacrificing time for your mission.
How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Challenges of Disconnected Fundraising Software
June 27, 1:00pm ET
Join Sylogist to learn how nonprofits can overcome the challenges caused by using disconnected fundraising, CRM, and fund accounting software systems. We will:
- Discuss the challenges that arise from using disconnected software systems including the cost to maintain, inaccurate data, and the extensive staff time required to administer.
- Review how nonprofits are using connected platforms to streamline and simplify their fundraising to finance operations.
- Present best practices for connecting fundraising, CRM, and fund accounting software.
- Demonstrate the advantages of end-to-end fundraising to finance solutions.
Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth
June 28, 1:00 PM
This webinar will review the true purpose and ideal revenue model for events and how to make them even more worthwhile by converting event attendees to annual donors. It will also provide some real world examples of unique fundraising events that have broken the mold and became donor favorites (as well as some tips for virtual/hybrid events). It’s an “all things events” presentation and everything is on the table.
Create Inclusive Workplaces and Opportunities for Your LGBTQ+ Members
June 29, 2:00pm ET
Learn more about LGBTQ identities, common experiences in the workplace, and how language can create a more inclusive organizational culture.
Beyond the One-Time Gift: Advanced Techniques for Donor Retention
June 29, 1:00 PM
Did you know that retaining donors is 5 times more cost-effective than recruiting new ones? However, despite the nonprofit industry’s average donor retention rate of 45%, organizations all over the world are struggling to keep their donors coming back for more. This webinar is designed to help nonprofits achieve long-term success by focusing on donor retention. It will delve into the effective techniques for engaging with supporters at each stage of the donor journey.