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Monthly Training Webinars
October 2021 Webinars
How to Ask for What You Want: Getting Over the Fear of the Ask with Dena Liston
Fundraising can be intimidating, but seasoned fundraiser Dena Liston walks you through making that ask!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/how-to-ask
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September 2021 Webinars
Your Guide to Storytouring: A Powerful Way to Attract and Retain Supporters with Tammy Zonker
Are you struggling to make meaningful connections with your supporters and prospective donors? Fundraising expert Tammy Zonker shows you how to fix that with storytours.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/storytour/
August 2021 Webinars
Taking the Stress Out of Federal Grants with Diane H. Leonard
Federal grants seem to promise large amounts of money for your nonprofit. But they quickly become stressful. Diane H. Leonard brings calm to the process.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/federal-grants
July 2021 Webinars
Ethical Storytelling with Fee Freeman
Nonprofit fundraising is driven by stories. But how do you make sure you're telling stories ethically? Fee Freeman shows you how!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/ethical-storytelling/
June 2021 Webinars
The Future of Fundraising Events with Samantha Swaim and Kristen Steele
Wondering what the future of fundraising events is? Swaim Strategy knows. They're sharing the strategies that are working, including hybrid.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/future-of-fundraising-events
Unlocking Innovation in Nonprofit Organizations with Cherian Koshy
The nonprofit sector is constantly evolving. Cherian Koshy shows leaders how to help their staff continually innovate through these changes.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/nonprofit-innovation
Uncharted Waters: A Fundraising Plan that Gets Results in Changing Times with Clay Buck
Creating a fundraising plan is hard. Especially when the future feels so unpredictable. Fundraising expert Clay Buck shows you how!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/fundraising-plan
May 2021 Webinars
Don't Touch My Hair: Using Board Service to Achieve Gender Parity and Racial Equity at Nonprofits with Christal M. Cherry
It's time for women of color to embrace the change and culture shift they can bring to nonprofit boards. Christal Cherry shows us how!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/board-equity
Writing Effective Direct Mail Appeals That Compel Donors to Give with Odeidra Williams
Even in a digital age, don't sleep on the power of direct mail! Odeidra Williams will help you make the most of your direct mail campaign.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/effective-direct-mail
April 2021 Webinars
Beyond Surveys: Collecting Data from Marginalized Groups with Jessice Payne
Too often, nonprofits collect data from marginalized groups in ways that reinforce systemic inequity. Jessica Payne shows us a better way.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/collecting-data-marginalized-groups
Hooked on a Feeling: Transforming Emotions into Memorable Donor Experiences with Franki Ambrogetti
We all love our diehard supporters, but what drives that loyalty? Franki Ambrogetti helps us break down the emotions involved!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/transforming-emotions
March 2021 Webinars
Atomic Habits for Nonprofit Leaders with Christi O. Brown
Today's nonprofit leaders face unprecedented challenges - staff, board, strategy, fundraising. Christi O. Brown shows how James Clear's "atomic habits" can help you succeed.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/atomic-habits-nonprofit-leaders/
Zoom Like a Boss and Leave the Boring Zoom Meeting Club with Marquesa Pettway (AKA Zoom Queen)
Like it or not Zoom meetings are here to stay. But they don't have to be boring! Zoom Queen Marquesa Pettway will show you how!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/zoom-meetings/
February 2021 Webinars
Start Your Planned Giving in 2021 with Tony Martignetti
Planned Giving doesn't need to be complicated! You don't need a lawyer, a big budget, or a lot of time to get a great program off the ground. Join Tony to learn how!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/start-planned-giving/
Everything You Need to Know to Become a CFRE with Ashley Gatewood and Dena Liston
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a CFRE (Certified Fund-Raising Executive)? This session introduces you to everything you need to know!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/cfre/
January 2021 Webinars
Get Your Board Engaged Now with Abbie von Schlegell
Engaged board members are the most helpful for nonprofits. But how do you effectively engage them in ways they love and that help you? This session shows you how!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/engaged-board/
December 2020 Webinars
Setting Up Your Grant Calendar to Succeed as Part of Your Fundraising Plan with Diane H. Leonard
How do you get your grant schedule to line up with your revenue goals? And with all your other fundraising? Find out how from Diane H. Leonard!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/setting-up-your-grant-calendar/
How to Craft Conversations that Build Your Case with Donors (Even on Zoom!) with Tamsen Webster
Switching to a virtual world requires adaptation, but not as much as you might think! Tamsen Webster shows you how to adapt your framework.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/craft-conversations/
November 2020 Webinars
Writing Effective Direct Mail Appeals That Compel Donors to Give with Raydia Martin
Even in a digital age, don't sleep on the power of direct mail! Raydia Martin will help you make the most of your direct mail campaign.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/effective-direct-mail/
October 2020 Webinars
Small Budget, Big Impact with Bob Poole
So often, we think being a small nonprofit with a small budget is a problem. But Bob Poole believes it is a competitive advantage!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/event/small-budget-big-impact/
Adapting Your Development Plan to the New Normal with Christal Cherry
The coronavirus pandemic is throwing our typical annual giving plans out of whack. Christal Cherry shows you how to plan the next 12-months, even in a crisis!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/annual-giving-plan-pandemic/
September 2020 Webinars
Helping Others Embrace Needed Change While Making Sure it Sticks with Chamlee Loscuito
Change is a constant for nonprofits, but nonprofit CEOs don't always navigate change well. Chamlee Loscuito ensures you'll get the tools to take fear out of change!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/event/kotter-change-management/
Practical Planned Giving with Kimberley MacKenzie
Not sure where to start with planned giving? Kimberley MacKenzie will share some great ideas to help you build a robust legacy program!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/event/practical-planned-giving/
August 2020 Webinars
Planning Strategically in the Middle of Anything with Susan Detwiler
The COVID-19 pandemic shows that no matter how well we plan, unknowns can knock us off our expected path. Susan Detwiler shows how Catalytic Thinking helps!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/planning-strategically
Using the Power of Storytelling in Your Grant Applications with Diane Leonard
Successful grant applications tell a story - not only in the narrative, but in the forms straight through the attachments. Diane Leonard gives you pro-tips to determine how best to utilize a story in your grant writing.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/power-storytelling-grants
July 2020 Webinars
How to Find the Donors of Your Dreams with Sandy Rees
More donors means more money for your nonprofit. But where do you find new donors? Sandy Rees shows you, even if you don't have a lot of time or money!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/event/find-donors-dreams/
June 2020 Webinars
Storytelling for Raising More Money with Lori Jacobwith
Storytelling is the most powerful tool in your fundraising arsenal. Lori Jacobwith shows you how to tell your stories powerfully.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/storytelling-sharing-mission-powerfully/
May 2020 Webinars
Managing Stress and Uncertainty during the COVID-19 Pandemic with Jessica Sharp
Stress management can be a challenge, but living and working in a global pandemic amplifies and adds to it. Brain expert Jessica Sharp gives us a guide.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/partnering-with-corporations/
Head, Heart, or Who? New Ways to Crowdfund Your Way to Greater Giving with Anita Gallagher
Crowdfunding might be a great tool for your nonprofit - if it is seen as part of a wider fundraising plan! In this session you'll learn how to do it right!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/event/crowdfunding-greater-giving/
April 2020 Webinars
Partnering with For-Profit Companies with Jamie K. Kitz
Nonprofits in your community are benefitting by teaming with for-profit companies. Insider Jamie Kitz shows you how to make it happen!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/partnering-with-corporations/
March 2020 Webinars
The Strategic Advantage with Charles Weathers
Strategic thinking allows nonprofits to anticipate and navigate problems without losing sight of long-term goals. Stop reacting to problems as they arise, and establish strategies to achieve your goals!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/strategic-advantage/
A New Normal with Cherian Koshy
The Covid-19 coronavirus has markets in turmoil & canceled special events. Expert Cherian Koshy shows you what to do to plan your nonprofit's way forward.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/new-normal/
February 2020 Webinars
Maximizing Your Team's Talents and Strengths for Fundraising Success with Allison Rickels
Learn how to use Clifton StrengthsFinder® with your staff and board to maximize their talents major gift fundraising and stewardship. Allison walks you through finding and taking advantage of your own strengths!
Learn more here: http://nonprofitacademy.com/trainings/strengths-finder
January 2020 Webinar
Go For No For Fundraising Success with Andrea Waltz
The word “NO” has the power to keep many people from reaching their full potential. The key is having the right mindset. Andrea Waltz teaches you how to better handle rejection in order to reach your goals and improve your results at the same time.
Learn more here: http://nonprofitacademy.com/trainings/go-fundraising-success
December 2019 Webinar
Bringing #DonorLove and Inspiration to Your Case for Support with Jen Love
At the heart of every fundraising story is a case for support. In this session, Jen Love shares a simple but effective framework to improve your case for support, along with how strong strategy and brilliant storytelling create a case that will help you raise more money!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/donorlove-and-inspiration-in-your-case-for-support/
November 2019 Webinar
The Psychology of Giving with Dr. Bill Bartolini
People are complicated, but giving doesn't have to be! Join Dr. Bill Bartolini as we untangle the web of donor motivations, emotions, and attitudes surrounding how people make decisions.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/psychology-of-giving/
October 2019 Webinar
Prospect Research for the Small Shop with Sarah TeDesco
Prospect research is critical for organizations of all sizes, but may fall by the wayside for smaller nonprofits. Sarah TeDesco shares her insight on free, low-cost, and premium tools that will keep things moving!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/prospect-research-small-shop/
September 2019 Webinar
Creating Excitement Through Your Case Statement with Kirsten Bullock
Your case statement is your story - it's what introduces your organization and gets people excited about working with you! In this webinar, Kirsten Bullock walks you through how to use data to your benefit, and how to inspire supporters with your giving statement.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/creating-excitement-case-statement/
August 2019 Webinar
Creating a Successful Nonprofit Fundraising Plan with Joe Garecht
In this one-hour multimedia webinar, Fundraising Authority founder Joe Garecht will walk you through everything you need to know to develop a strong and practical development plan for your organization. Joe has written several dozen fundraising plans for organizations both large and small over the past decade, and now wants to teach you the method behind writing a plan that will work for you.
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/creating-successful-nonprofit-fundraising-plan
July 2019 Webinar
What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know About the Brain with Jessica Sharp
The brain is an incredibly complex organ that impacts every aspect of our lives. Jessica Sharp will guide us through a whole new understanding of how we can use the brain to improve our work and our nonprofit relationships! Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/know-the-brain/
June 2019 Webinar
Creating an Atmosphere for 'Yes' with Susan Walterhouse
Relationships are the cornerstone of the nonprofit world, but how can we strengthen them? Get ready! Nonprofit expert and educator Susan Walterhouse shows you how to connect with your supporters in a whole new way!
Learn more here: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/event/getting-to-yes/
May 2019 Webinar
Teaching Volunteers to Raise Money with Valida Foster
Volunteers can be incredibly helpful in fundraising. But too often, we just expect them to "get it." And they don't. Valida Foster will show us how to help them unleash their potential! Learn more here:
April 2019 Webinar
Banish Your Inner Critic with Denise Jacobs
Leading and fundraising is hard. But sometimes the loudest critic isn't external. Sometimes it's your inner critic. Expert Denise Jacobs shows us how to banish our inner critic so we can reach our full creative potential! Find out more at: https://thenonprofitacademy.com/trainings/banish-your-inner-critic/
March 2019 Webinar
Making Your First Hire
Your first hire may be the most significant hire you ever make. But so many nonprofits mess it up. Fortunately, Chana Teichtel and Anna Peña will show you how to hire a person who will stay. Find out more at:
February 2019 Webinar
Hiring the Next Generation: Everything you know is wrong...and still the same
Every generation struggles with managing the generation just entering the workforce. So expert Stu Saunders will show us how to get hiring right. He says that everything we think we know about hiring is wrong. But that things haven't really changed much. Find out more at:
January 2019 Webinar
Crafting Powerful Donor Engagement Surveys
Donor engagement surveys can be horrendous if done wrong. But they can be amazingly helpful if done right. Fortunately, Dr. Adrian Sargeant has done the research and Bloomerang's Jessica Hartnagle will show us how to do it right! Find out more at:
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