Past Webinars

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We understand that the lives of nonprofit professionals are often unpredictable. Our free-of-charge webinars are available to everyone, 24/7. Whether you’re looking to review key information or catch up on something you missed, check here for frequent updates to our online curricula.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Magical Force of Major Gift Donors

Strong donor relationships are critical to fundraising success at all stages of the development cycle and at all levels of giving. This webinar covers how to invest in the practice of valuing, nurturing, and earning donor loyalty from the start to retain your loyal donors before and after the holiday giving season.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Thought Leader Series: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit With Beth Kanter

This webinar covers the latest thinking on well-being in the nonprofit workplace based on presenter Beth Kanter’s book, “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout.” Hear examples and insights from nonprofits that have created and implemented a culture of well-being in the workplace that supports results.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Winter Is Coming! Now’s The Time To Plan Your End-of-Year Campaign!

December is the single biggest month for charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations – more than 30% of annual gifts come in December! So, how do you make the most of this year-end-giving blitz? Start planning early.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Approaching the Prospective Donor: Step 3 of the Cause Selling Cycle

First impressions matter — you’ll never get a second chance to make one, so make the initial meeting count. During this webinar, we’ll discuss both your nonverbal approach and verbal greeting, as well as describe the seven interest-capturing statements that deepen your connection with prospective donors.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series: Prospecting for Diverse Major Donors

This valuable webinar will help you identify actual methods and techniques for broadening your pipeline to include a more diverse major donor base.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Set Yourself Up for Success with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Webinar by Elizabeth Hilbert, Product Marketing Manager, Classy. Whether you're looking to expand your donor base, grow awareness for your mission, or give your supporters a new way to get involved, peer-to-peer fundraising is a strategy you can't ignore. This webinar will dive into the strategies and tactics needed to plan and execute a successful peer-to-peer campaign.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Missing Link In Your 2019 Digital Fundraising Strategy

Webinar by Francisco Martinez, Educator, Speaker, and Professional Marketing Consultant and Trainer, Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. Digital fundraising has become a vital tool to effectively and creatively engage, inform, and steward your donors. Join our webinar to learn how to determine the right digital platforms and set goals for your nonprofit’s social media strategy that map to your organization’s strategic goals.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Cause Selling: The 8 Step Cycle That Fundraisers Need To Know

Cause Selling is the key to forming long-term relationships that ensure the future of your nonprofit. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy's Cause Selling Cycle explores the eight steps that successful fundraisers must take to achieve and surpass their goals. Based on proven for-profit business principles, these steps have been uniquely formulated to combine the best of the business world with the heart of nonprofit fundraising.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Donor Stewardship and Planned Giving

In this exclusive webinar, attendees learn planned giving and donor stewardship strategies that maintain and strengthen donor relationships.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Perfecting the Pitch

In this exclusive webinar, attendees learned valuable skills to enhance presentation skills – planning the presentation, telling a compelling story, and building meaningful relationships with donors.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Social Media for Nonprofits

In this exclusive webinar, we explored different ways to use analytics and social media to build your brand, promote your organization, and effectively reach your target audience.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series: Engaging Black Philanthropists

How often has your senior staff and/or Board raised concerns about the lack of diversity in your leadership? Staff? Donors? This webinar will provide strategies for you and your team to go beyond talking about diversity to create a culture of comprehensive diversity in your nonprofit.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Millennial MGO: How To Be Successful When Everyone Sees You As Their Kid

How to be Successful when Everyone Sees You as Their Kid.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Why Do Donors Leave?

Learn how investing time and energy into retaining your current donors can affect your organization’s bottom line.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

You and the Future of Doing Good

In this webinar you will learn practical tips for fundraisers to prepare for the future of their organizations and how to manage in times of change.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy

How often has your senior staff and/or Board raised concerns about the lack of diversity in your leadership? Staff? Donors? This webinar will provide strategies for you and your team to go beyond talking about diversity to create a culture of comprehensive diversity in your nonprofit.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Telling a Good Story: Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions

Learn how to tell a good story to move donors’ hearts and inspire action Together, we will discuss: What makes a powerful story and how can I integrate that story into fundraising, marketing, and advocacy? What is narrative? How does it differ from story? How can my organization influence and shift the narrative that dominates our issue area? What is the latest research to help take our communications to the next level?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Fulfilling Career in Philanthropy

In this webinar you’ll learn how to avoid burnout; opportunities and resources exist to help me grow in my career; and what nonprofits look for in their development staff...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Becoming a Master Prospector

In this webinar you’ll learn to become a master prospector on your team. You will learn: how to build valuable and lasting relationships with donors, improve your success rate in converting prospects to donors and understand and deploy various methods of prospecting.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Supercharge Your Board (Nonprofit Board Development)

Explore how to optimize your board as advocates, donors, and fundraisers with speaker, Todd Schultz, vice president for institutional advancement at the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. In this exclusive webinar, you’ll learn how to engage your Board in the entire fundraising process, how to establish expectations from the outset, and effective tactics for involving the right Board members.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Top Seven Ways to Refresh Your Nonprofit's Social Media Strategy in 2018

In this exclusive webinar we will hear from a leading social media strategist will share ideas on how to develop a social media strategy to deliver value to your bottom line.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Behavioral Styles in Fundraising

In this exclusive webinar, we will explore how to gain insight into how your donor is thinking and how to find the best way to approach prospects.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Digging for Donors: Your Database as a Mine

In this exclusive webinar, attendees learn about leveraging your database as a donor-prospecting tool. You’ll hear industry secrets from Kathryn Adams Farrel, founder and principal consultant for a successful nonprofit consulting firm.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cause Selling: Building Donor Loyalty

Learn how to present and explore cause selling as an effectively methodology and build long term relationships with donors. Speaker Tom Karlo, KPBS’ general manager since February 2009, will show you how fundraising efforts can be improved through impactful stories of various generations of donors.

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