Online Nonprofit Conferences



  • Top level trainers - hand picked from across the country

  • Affordable and convenient 

  • Intermediate to advanced level content

"I attended the Online Nonprofit Conference & the sessions were great. I learned a lot. I love this idea of a virtual day of learning for nonprofit leaders & that I was able to have the recordings to review later. These are high quality trainings at an affordable price & fit with my busy schedule as a nonprofit Executive Director."

Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith, Executive Director 

 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) 

"Our organization has benefited tremendously from the online nonprofit conferences offered by the Nonprofit Learning Lab. This is a terrific, low-cost resource that provides a very accessible and engaging way for our board and staff to increase their skills across a variety of topic and issue areas relevant for non-profit leaders." 

Nicole J. Rosmarino,

Director | Southern Plains Land Trust Centennial, CO

General Information: 

All 4 sessions will be recorded. Attendees can only attend one session during each workshop time slot. Attendees will receive recordings and materials from all the sessions taking place during the online institute. Continuing education units provided through CFRE. If participants want to join the online workshop "live" as it occurs, participants must register by 10:00 am ET on the day of the event. Group registration allows for 3 to 15 people from one organization to attend under one group registration. 


Our training approach: 

The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our workshops, webinars and trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. We provide trainings that offer practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in their overall management

WORKSHOPS | BLOCK 1: 10:00 am PT - 10:50 am PT | 1:00 pm ET - 1:50 pm ET

Workshop Description:

As a staff member, volunteer or board member, how many unproductive boring meetings have you sat through wondering when they would be over? Far too many board meetings are plagued with endless reports about past activities, lengthy attempts to solve operational issues, protracted discussions that fail to lead to a decision, and doing work that should be done in committee. “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it” is often the explanation. Using real-time audience polling and storytelling and drawing upon his years of experience as a governance consultant, Mark provides strategies, techniques, and tools that can help turn your tired, boring board meetings into dynamic governing experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to upgrade board meetings and board meeting agendas to create dynamic governing experiences. In addition, attendees will learn methods for building a more engaged Board.

  • Review strategies for how boards can practice high‑performing governance. 

Level: Intermediate 

Who Should Participate:​ Executive Directors, board members, staff involved with board support or anyone that ever sits through any kind of meeting and has the power to make them more impactful!

Mark Cruise | Governance for Good

Board Meetings with Impact

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Mark Cruise has been a leader, a change agent, and a trusted advisor in the nonprofit sector for more than 26 years. He is founder and President of Governance4Good, a firm that equips nonprofit organizations across the U.S. to excel in governance, leadership and accountability at all stages of their life cycle. Mark previously served as CEO of the Palmetto Association for Children and Families, the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, and the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

10:00 am PT - 10:50 am PT | 1:00 pm ET - 1:50 pm ET

Workshop Description

Planning and managing nonprofit events can be stressful, require more staff time than sometimes originally planed and often go over budget. This workshop will focus on successful strategies event planning, staying within any budget, manage challenges that arise and ensuring seamless execution. We want you to  stay calm throughout the process of planning your gala, happy hour or conference. This workshop is for the dedicated event planner at your nonprofit or for the nonprofit professional that has event planning as part of his or her portfolio. 

Learning Objectives 

  • Determine DIY (do it yourself) versus partnership benefits: How to engage with who you need and where and when you need it most! 

  • Step by step checklist to ensure strategy and efficiency 

  • Honoring your budget: Staying on track with expenses and optimizing the attendee experience 

  • Managing logistics: Ensuring seamless execution of event management

  • What To Expect, When You Aren't Expecting: How to handle issues and challenges, gracefully

Level: Intermediate to advanced

Who Should Participate: Nonprofit staff involved with planning events

Christina Taylor | Taylor Made Experience

Event Management & Planning: Core Strategies for Success at any Budget!

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Christina is an event planner extraordinaire. With more than a decade of experience in event production, fundraising and a track record of creating value for her non-profit and for-profit clients, Christina is addicted to helping companies succeed. She has a history of producing winning strategies and proposals and has raised millions of dollars through corporate sponsorships and fundraising events.  regardless of size and/or budget.

10:00 am PT - 10:50 am PT | 1:00 pm ET - 1:50 pm ET

WORKSHOPS | BLOCK 2: 11:45 am PT - 12:35 pm PT | 2:45 pm ET - 3:35 pm ET

Workshop Description:

Online giving has been increasing by between 7% and 13.5% per year for the last seven years. Don't miss out on the trend; make online giving a part of your annual fundraising strategy! This session highlights various online tools and discusses which are best for telling your organization's mission story. We'll cover how to determine the best types of appeal and communication styles are right for online fundraising.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to make online giving an integrated part of your nonprofit's overall fundraising plan

  • Determine what types of projects work best with various methods of online giving

  • Review how to set appropriate goal, time frame, and campaign duration

  • Learn how to create urgency for online giving

Level: Intermediate

Who Should Participate:  Development Directors, Development Coordinators, Marketing and Communication Directors and other staff involved with fundraising

Tracy Vanderneck| Phil-Com, LLC

Raise More Money by Making Online Giving Part of Your Overall Fundraising Strategy

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Tracy Vanderneck has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, business development and sales. She holds a Master of Science in management with a concentration in nonprofit leadership and a graduate certificate in teaching and learning. Tracy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Master Trainer. 
Additionally, she designs and delivers online fundraising training classes, serves as a Network for Good Personal Fundraising Coach, and blogs for NonProfit PRO. 

11:45 am PT - 12:35 pm PT | 2:45 pm ET - 3:35 pm ET

Workshop Description:

Having an effective website is key to growing your email list, and increasing community involvement and online donations.  This workshop will cover several best-practices for nonprofit websites, we will focus on improving your SEO, techniques you can use to grow your email list through your website and how to optimize your site for online fundraising.  When donors or volunteers come to your website, you want them to convert either as an email subscriber or a new donor. This workshop will cover best practices in achieving these goals. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Strategies on how to use your landing page and website to grow your email list 

  • Best practices for managing your website's SEO 

  • Methods to ensure donors can easily make donations on your website  

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Who Should Participate: Staff involved in any of the following nonprofit areas: fundraising, communications, marketing and/or managing volunteers. 

Amber Hinds | Road Warrior Creative

Nonprofit Website Best Practices: SEO, Growing Your Email List & Online Fundraising


Amber Hinds is co-owner and Creative Director of Road Warrior Creative, a digital marketing agency  that partners with social good organizations to build their brand online.  Since 2010, Amber has enjoying working closely with nonprofits and B-corps to create innovative online marketing strategies that clearly communicate organizational goals and help these organizations achieve success in fundraising and community outreach.  Amber has collaborated on and lead marketing and fundraising campaigns including social media, search engine optimization, new website design and development, email marketing, and more. 

11:45 am PT - 12:35 pm PT | 2:45 pm ET - 3:35 pm ET

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