ONLINE NONPROFIT CONFERENCES

Nonprofit fundraising, board development, volunteer management, nonprofit tech, social media & more

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"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 sessions are recorded. Attendees can only attend one session during each workshop block. After the conference, attendees will receive recordings and materials from all four workshop sessions.

  • Materials and recordings from workshops will be emailed within 48 hours to workshop participants.

  • Continuing education units are 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 3-15 people from one organization to attend under one group registration.

Our Training Approach: 

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

Samples Topics: 

Workshop topics for our online conference vary. Sample topics include: grant writing, donor database management, nonprofit leadership training, how to retain volunteers, online fundraising tips, corporate sponsorship for nonprofits, nonprofit funding, donor relations, how to get corporate sponsors and more!

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

Date:

Lori Kranczer | Everyday Planned Giving

4 Steps to Create a Successful Planned Giving Program (Even With Limited Staff and Budget)

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

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

Fundraising Directors, CEO's, Development Directors, etc.

Workshop Description:

Learning Objectives:​​

A successful planned giving program can provide a dependable source of revenue for nonprofits. Even though its importance is clear, many organizations don't spend the time to build one because of uncertainty or overwhelm. In this workshop participants will not only learn why legacy giving is important, but how to start to create their own program that will sustain their organization into the future.

  • Why legacy giving is vital to the organization
  • How to locate their best legacy giving prospects
  • How to speak with their board members about legacy giving
  • How to create a marketing message around legacy giving that creates a culture of philanthropy
  • How to set realistic legacy giving goals

Lori has over 19 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations on conceptualizing and building planned giving programs, training volunteer leadership and staff, soliciting and closing significant planned giving arrangements, including those blended with major gifts, and working with donors, their families and advisors on structuring the appropriate gifts to meet their philanthropic and financial goals. Prior to consulting, Lori held senior planned giving roles at major New York-based nonprofits, and in each, expanded the reach and depth of the legacy programs. An experienced attorney, Lori applies her knowledge of complex giving structures to the practice. She has also taught planned giving at New York University and Yeshiva University, and she frequently speaks at staff trainings and board of directors meetings. She graduated from Binghamton University and New York Law School

Workshop Description:

Skye Mercer | Skye HR Consulting

Hire Quality Employees Quicker: The Most Effective Recruitment Tools for Nonprofits

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

Learning Objectives:​​

Recruiting in today’s tight labor market is uniquely challenging for the nonprofit sector. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find qualified candidates and compete with the high-paying, flashy employers out there. And at the same time, nonprofits offer unique benefits for their employees, such as flexible scheduling and meaningful, mission-driven work. These unique “competitive advantages” can be leveraged to create an effective recruitment strategy to hire quality employees faster. If you’re looking for concrete examples of effective recruiting tools, including advertisements, where to post your jobs, and how to overcome common recruitment challenges in this tight labor market, this workshop is for you.

  • Learn how to create a strategic recruitment plan that highlights your nonprofit’s unique strengths, so you stand-out to qualified candidates.
  • Receive a checklist of what you must include in your job advertisements and learn how to create attractive online job postings without being a skilled designer or breaking the bank.
  • Learn about the most effective recruitment sources and job advertisement websites out there today.
  • Discuss how to use strategic networking and internal promotions to build a pipeline of qualified candidates.
  • Understand how to avoid common recruiting mistakes so that you don’t lose qualified candidates in the hiring process.

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Development Directors, Hiring Managers, Human Resources Professionals, etc.

Skye Mercer is a certified HR Consultant and Leadership Coach who helps nonprofits, small businesses, and government organizations create happy, productive, and compliant workplaces through modern, effective human resources programs. Skye works with organizations all over the US and her services include recruiting, policies and employee handbooks, employment law compliance, and manager coaching and training. She has worked with several nonprofits, including Goodwill, YWCA, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, Safe Passage Violence Prevention Center, and the Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation. Learn more about Skye at www.skyehrconsulting.com

Workshop Description:

Noah Barnett | Virtuous

Responsive Fundraising: How Your Nonprofit Can Build Lasting Donor Relationships & Increase Donor Loyalty In Today’s Distraction-filled World

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

Learning Objectives:​​

Individual donors contribute nearly 70% of the $400+ billion given to charities each year. This makes individual donor giving a priority and major area of opportunity for most nonprofits. Yet, the truth is, today’s donor is tough to engage. Her attention is fractured, she is daily berated by thousands of messages, and retreats to personal feeds and friend recommendations when choosing brands or causes to connect with. And, even if you earn her attention, there’s a 75% chance she’ll never give to your nonprofit again. This landscape has upped the ante for growing donor loyalty and requires your team to be intentionally focused on each lever that drives lasting engagement. In this webinar, Noah Barnett, Virtuous’ Director of Partnerships & Community, will address this challenge head-on. He’ll show you the framework he used to grow giving and increase donor loyalty during his 7+ years working in nonprofit fundraising.

  • -The three primary growth levers of individual donor giving and how to measure each the right way.
  • How today’s donor preferences have shifted and what this means for you in 2020 and beyond.
  • How to use Responsive Fundraising, a practical fundraising playbook designed for today’s donor, helps you build lasting relationships with all your donors, and grow impact.
  • Six (6) responsive fundraising strategies that you can use immediately to raise retention rates and grow giving

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

Fundraising Directors, CEO's, Development Directors, etc.

"Noah Barnett is the Director of Partnerships and Community at Virtuous, the responsive nonprofit CRM and fundraising platform designed to help you grow giving and create a personalized donor experience at scale, and the co-host of The Responsive Fundraising Podcast.
Previously, Noah spent ten years in fundraising and marketing leadership roles at CauseVox, World Help, HubSpot, and The Adventure Project. He knows firsthand the challenges nonprofits face and is passionate about equipping them with the resources and insights they need to rally people around their cause"

Workshop Description:

Amber Hinds | Road Warrior Creative

Website Accessibility for Nonprofits: Your Legal Requirements & How To Develop A Culture of Accessibility

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

Learning Objectives:​​

In 2017, there were 814 federal lawsuits related to website accessibility. In 2018, that number skyrocketed to 2,285. Is your website and the content on it accessible to people of all abilities on all devices? Are you meeting your legal requirements for web accessibility? This workshop will cover what website accessibility means, which organizations are legally required to have an accessible website (including a review of some recent legal cases), and how to identify and fix accessibility issues on your website. Additionally, we'll discuss how to create a culture of accessibility at your organization and get buy-in and budgetary support for accessibility improvements from your board and leadership.

  • Know current laws related to website accessibility and if they apply to your nonprofit.
  • Have a clear understanding of what website accessibility means.
  • Be able to identify common accessibility issues on websites and know how to test your website for accessibility.
  • Know what your options are for resolving accessibility issues that may exist on your website.
  • Develop ideas for creating a culture of accessibility at your organization and getting top-level support for prioritizing accessibility.

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Marketing Directors, Development Directors, Website Developers, etc.

Amber Hinds is Creative Director & CEO of Road Warrior Creative, a traveling digital marketing agency based in Georgetown, that partners with nonprofits and social good organizations to tell their stories online. In addition to running Road Warrior Creative, Amber is a founder and co-organizer of the Georgetown WordPress Meetup and leads the Georgetown Search Engine Optimization & Marketing and Austin Food Marketing Meetups. Thank you so much, Amber, for sharing your knowledge with us today.

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

March 11, 2020

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

Date:

Amy Johnson | Pepperdine University

Leading Change by Leveraging Servant Leadership

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

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Development Directors, HR managers, Executive Directors

Workshop Description:

Learning Objectives:​​

Change is tough. Although there are 100's of books and articles, leaders continue to be challenged in leading teams through change. This workshop will provide proven techniques to help your organization lead through challenging and changing times.

  • Updated ideas on implementing change management initiatives
  • Understanding and applying Servant Leadership principles
  • Proven techniques to use to engage and empower buy in during a change initiative
  • Lessons learned from for profit and nonprofit client experiences

Amy is currently an Executive in Residence at Pepperdine University. She completed her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship and now consults clients through her company Make a Difference Ventures giving 50% of her profits to help lower-income students. She has 30 years of consulting experience, beginning with Arthur Andersen then as a partner with Strategic Vision Consulting. She and her partners sold their firm to Cognizant Technologies, where she was an Associate Vice President overseeing worldwide teams and off-shore IT Application Support and Business Process Outsourcing projects for her entertainment clients. Amy is passionate about lowering the achievement gap and making the environment healthier and safer for our children.

Workshop Description:

Jeremy Van Grol | Nonprofit Bookkeeping

What's in your Box? Leading Edge Tools to have in your Modern Mission Achievement Plan

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

Learning Objectives:​​

Optimizing the journey your funding takes from the moment it comes in the door to when you celebrate its impact. Creating your Mission Achievement Plan working backwards from the deliverables that are required by to your Board, donors, regulators, and other stakeholders. Identifying and implementing the right tools to easily organize, monitor, and report out the program funding and grants that fuel your mission. Leveraging cloud accounting software as the hub for your financial data management. Bolting on leading edge applications to improve and automate your cash flow. Then bringing it all together with focused reporting that delivers the clear message of the organization’s needs, successes, and impact.

  • Modern best practices for nonprofit financial management
  • Finding detailed financial information that is accurate
  • Formatting financial information that easily facilitates the mission and communicates the organization's success

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Executive Directors, Development Directors, Board Directors

Jeremy Van Groll is an incorrigible financial nerd and is the founder and President of Nonprofit Bookkeeping. Jeremy has a Masters in Financial Management and has 20 years of experience in leadership roles including corporate accounting, banking, data analysis, and compliance reporting. Nonprofit Bookkeeping partners with domestic and international organizations to implement efficient financial and data management processes that allow nonprofit leaders to focus their efforts on promoting their programs and building relationships with Donors. Jeremy has been featured speaker on optimizing both personal and organizational financial management and was nominated for the Foundations Ethics in Business award.

Workshop Description:

Michelle Molina | Connecting Evidence

Meaningful Data - How to Collect Useful Data

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

Learning Objectives:​​

Do you need to collect data and feel overwhelmed? This workshop will help simplify data and enable you to start collecting data that is really meaningful so that you can make improvements and decisions. First, we’ll take stock of the data collection processes you’re already doing so that we can build on what you have. Next, we’ll work on uncovering what other data would be useful for your work. Finally, we’ll talk about how to incorporate data-use into your organization. You’ll walk away able to identify data that would be useful and opportunities for you to incorporate data use into your organization so that it’s easier to make decisions and improvements.

  • Understand how to identify data that will actually be useful to them.
  • Reflect on their own work and start identifying data that would be helpful.
  • Gain a broad understanding of the various data collection methods
  • Confidence in ability to use data.

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Executive Directors, Development Directors

Michelle Molina helps simplify data. She partners with nonprofits to help them use data to improve their work, make informed decisions, and explore their impact. By helping organizations consider their context, she helps them refine their goals so that they can collect data that is meaningful. Her master’s in Education focusing on Social Research Methodology from UCLA gave her the technical skills she needs to collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Her experience working with a variety of organizations has helped her understand that effective evaluations must focus on use, be done in partnership with key stakeholders, and consider the systems initiatives live in.

Workshop Description:

Ruth Hansen | University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Fundraising for Your Communities: Appealing to Donors and Serving Your Clients Well

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

Learning Objectives:​​

It’s no secret that the nonprofit organizations that serve some of the most vulnerable members of society are often themselves financially vulnerable. While government funding is a staple for human services organizations, charitable gifts are another important source of revenue. How is fundraising different for organizations serving marginalized populations? This workshop breaks down the objectives of fundraising appeals and demonstrates how fundraisers can adapt their writing for marginalized client groups, and why they might want to make those choices. Participants will draw on their experiences to develop a fundraising communication strategy that addresses the challenges of negative stereotypes. The result is an intentional approach to donor engagement that supports development of a long-term donor constituency.

  • Review what fundraisers intend to accomplish with written appeals.
  • Learn how fundraisers change their writing strategy when writing for groups that are marginalized.
  • Address distinctive considerations when writing about marginalized populations.
  • Survey our own understanding of challenges in communicating with donors.
  • Examine our assumptions about donor preferences and client populations.
  • Develop intentional strategy for fundraising communications about specific marginalized client groups .

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

Fundraising Directors, Executive Directors, CEOs, Development Directors

Ruth K. Hansen is an Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s College of Business and Economics. She teaches Fundraising for Charities, Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Behavior, and Social Responsibility & Business Ethics. Dr. Hansen has more than 20 years’ professional experience as a fundraiser, and has developed and taught professional development workshops on ethics in fundraising. Her research focuses on the practice of fundraising, popular support for unpopular causes, and policy affecting charitable organizations. A recent project, “Gary Neighborhood House: Managing Mission and Uncertainty in the Civil Rights Era,” will be included in the upcoming volume, Hoosier Philanthropy, due out in 2020.

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

March 25, 2020

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