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

ONLINE NONPROFIT CONFERENCE

TOP 3 REASONS TO ATTEND THE ONLINE CONFERENCE

  • Top level trainers - hand picked from across the country

  • Affordable and convenient 

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

  • Materials and recordings from all four workshops will always 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 our nonprofit trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out more guidance to effectively operate in their roles. We provide trainings that offer practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective.

Samples Topics: 

The workshop topics for our online conference vary. Sample topics include: grant writing for nonprofits, 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:

Loree Lipstein

Show Them the Love: Stewarding Donors for Long-term Success

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, Executive Directors, Marketing Managers

Workshop Description:

Learning Objectives:​​

Participants will learn how strong stewardship leads to donors feeling valued and inspires loyalty over time. We will cover strategies that any nonprofit can use to enhance stewardship to strengthen donor relations as well as a system for organizing your stewardship process.

  • Discuss the benefits of a replete stewardship model
  • Ideas for taking your stewardship above and beyond
  • How to organize a sophisticated stewardship plan

Loree Lipstein is Founder and Principal Consultant of Thread Strategies. Loree brings more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit field. Loree also worked as a Senior Campaign Manager at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Area chapter, where she focused on special events and grassroots fundraising.

Workshop Description:

Caroline Lloyd

How to Receive the Exact in-kind Donations You Need, When You Need Them!

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

Learning Objectives:​​

Donors are demanding more transparency in their giving these days, which means in-kind gifts are becoming more popular. You may have a wish list on your website, but how do you manage inventory, make sure items are in good condition, or guarantee it's exactly what you asked for?
What if every donation you requested for your nonprofit was just the "right" gift? Learn how to take control of your wish lists in a free, online, and fun way!

  • How to run an in-kind giving campaign including general operating needs, toys drives, food drives, clothing drives, book drives, etc.
  • How to maximize in-kind giving in order to use cash donations more efficiently.
  • How to partner with sponsors, local businesses, or corporate offices to contribute to in-kind campaigns as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility or GiveBack initiatives.

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Development Directors, Executive Directors, Marketing Managers

Caroline Lloyd is a Community Impact Manager at RightGift. Stemming from her direct experience working in nonprofits, she is passionate about fundraising, nonprofit administration, and providing seamless resources to organizations making a difference in the world. In her free time she performs in a contemporary dance company, enjoys traveling the world, and volunteers for several youth organizations that impacted her upbringing.

Workshop Description:

Brian Sooy

Creating a Clear Brand Voice for a Noisy World

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

Learning Objectives:​​

You don’t have time or money to waste on communication that doesn’t work or building a brand that doesn't resonate. Without a voice people trust and a clear message, it’s easy for your brand and message to get lost. The problem is that many leaders are so focused on running the organization, they struggle to attract, inspire, and engage people as champions. When your marketing invites people into a story of change, your organization will thrive.

  • Four strategies to building a brand people love
  • Seven steps to craft a clear message so more people listen, care, and take action
  • The six elements every marketing plan needs to succeed

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Development Directors, Executive Directors, Marketing Managers

Brian Sooy helps leaders build brands that engage customers. As a StoryBrand Certified Guide, Brian guides people through a proven process to develop a brand, story, and marketing that helps organizations win in the marketplace. Brian is the president of the marketing agency Aespire (Aespire.com), and wrote the top-rated book that helps leaders communicate brand, mission and vision, “Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto.”

Workshop Description:

Robin Arnett

Social Enterprise: Using an Economic Empowerment Approach to Level-Up Your Nonprofit’s Programming and Funding

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

Learning Objectives:​​

“Social enterprise” has been a buzz term in the nonprofit world for several years now, but what does it actually mean? Social enterprise can be incorporated in diverse and creative ways into existing program models, or it can be the foundation for an entire organization. This workshop will provide clarity to participants on the term, and guide them in exploring ways to incorporate elements of social enterprise into their own organizations.

  • What is a social enterprise?
  • What are some examples of how this concept is incorporated in different ways in various organizations?
  • What are the benefits, drawbacks, and complications to the social enterprise model?
  • The workshop will also lead participants in exploring some ways in which their organizations might incorporate this concept into their own program models.

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Development Directors, Executive Directors

Robin is a consultant, facilitator, and psychotherapist based in Denver, Colorado. She is passionate about helping organizations and individuals solve problems, heal wounds, and improve general well-being. Robin’s career has taken her to South Africa, Ecuador, Uganda, New York City, Nashville, Nicaragua, Washington, DC., and Denver, where she has served in the roles of therapist, volunteer coordinator, teacher, case manager, consultant, program director, project manager, and researcher. She has worked in social enterprises as Director of Program Operations with Denver’s Women’s Bean Project, and as a Development Consultant with KadAfrica in Fort Portal, Uganda.

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

February, 5, 2020

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

Date:

Stephanie Brady | iFG Studios: Ideas For Growth | Innovate For Good

Storytelling 2.0: Emerging Trends to Magnify Your Impact Messaging.

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, Executive Directors, Management, HR Directors

Workshop Description:

Learning Objectives:​​

What worked for Cinderella “once upon a time” won’t work for today’s audiences. Discover emerging trends in storytelling that can help you amplify your voice and visibility - and creative techniques to educate as well as entertain your stakeholders. Explore best practice examples of how the power of storytelling can generate greater return, from Marvel movies to economic policy.Learn tips on how to craft a compelling and memorable “story arc” with messaging structures, narrative roadmaps and content strategies.

Participants will understand how storytelling strategies can help:

  • Amplify brand voice and visibility
  • Celebrate impact and partnership success
  • Showcase a unique theory of change
  • Engage and educate stakeholders Achieve communications and PR goals

Stephanie Brady brings more than 15 years of growth and innovation expertise to nonprofits, purpose-driven brands and social ventures. As Managing Director of iFG Studios, she has led branding, messaging, partnership and program strategies for clients including the United Way Worldwide, International Rescue Committee, The Conservation Fund, American Lung Association, Shriners Children's Hospitals, Oskar Blues Foundation, Bead For Life and Cancer and Careers. As champions of storytelling and collaborative learning, Stephanie and her iFG team enjoys writing and producing story-driven, impact-focused podcasts; as well as, designing and delivering interactive workshops on sustainable growth, innovation leadership and strategic planning.

Workshop Description:

Jane Stein | JPS Consulting

Overcoming the Fear of Fundraising

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

Learning Objectives:​​

This lively workshop is designed with just one goal in mind: fund raising can be fun. Learn to face the scary task of raising money with new motivation and less fear.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the 3 C’s of Marketing and how they relate to fundraising
  • Learn about the Fund Development Continuum and why it is important
  • Explore options for bring money into their organization
  • determine the five easy pieces to Face – to – Face – the Gold Standard

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

Fundraising Directors, Development Directors, Board Members, Executive Directors

Jane Stein of JPS Consulting has vast experience in the nonprofit sector providing consultation and training services for more than twenty years. Jane was the founding director of the Child Abuse Center of Hampton Roads and has worked with the American Cancer Society and served as volunteer chairman for campaign training for the United Jewish Appeal. Jane has guided nonprofits through the process of strategic planning, board/staff retreats, and all areas of fundraising. She has given keynote addresses, motivational speeches and training workshops throughout the US. Jane has an M.B.A., is a Certified Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals and became licensed to offer consulting services for the Standards for Excellence® program.

Workshop Description:

Erica Waasdorp | A Direct Solution

On the Road to Monthly Donor Success in 60 Minutes or Less

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

Learning Objectives:​​

As a result of this workshop, participants will understand who and what monthly donors are, learn how to implement a monthly giving program as part of the overall communication strategy, know the tremendous impact on sustainable and unrestricted revenue by converting small donors to give monthly, and come away with real life examples and case studies on how best to start asking donors to join your monthly donor program by using tools and media you already have in place.

The session will focus on the following:

1. A quick overview of monthly giving and their impact on sustainable revenue

2. How to thank and cultivate monthly donors

3. How to organize a monthly donor program step by step

4. How to acquire new monthly donors using email and other channels

5. How to prevent and reactivate lapsed monthly donors

6. How to prepare an annual monthly donor plan

7. A case study from a nonprofit

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

Fundraising Directors, Development Directors, Board Members, Executive Directors

Erica Waasdorp is President of A Direct Solution, located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Erica lives and breathes direct response and fundraising and can be considered a Philanthropyholic. She works with non-profit clients all over the country as well as internationally, helping them with their appeals, monthly giving, grant writing and PR. She is also the former US Ambassador for the International Fundraising Congress (IFC). Erica published one of the very few books on monthly giving, called Monthly Giving, The Sleeping Giant. She recently created the Monthly Donor Road Map and several e-books to include the Top 7 Questions about Monthly Giving and the Monthly Donor Retention Play-Book. She also co-authored the DonorPerfect Monthly Giving Starter and Marketing Kits. Erica is a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and she is currently working on her next book!

Workshop Description:

Stephanie Skryzowski | 100 Degrees Consulting

Storytelling with Financials

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

Learning Objectives:​​

Did you know that nonprofits who were more transparent raised 53% more than organizations who aren't transparent? Sharing your financials is an important piece of telling your organization's story and this session will help leaders understand their organization's financial health and how to talk about it with stakeholders - board, staff, volunteers, donors, constituents, the general public, etc. This is NOT a technical session on accounting or audits! We will review WHY it's important to be transparent with your financials, share the most important financial statements every nonprofit leader should be reviewing, and key metrics and takeaways that they can use to tell their organization's financial story. This is a practical yet inspirational session for busy leaders who need to tell the story of their numbers but have a hard time translating a spreadsheet into words.

  • Learn the foundation of financial management and how to implement
  • Understand the benefits of financial transparency and the who/what/when/where/how of sharing
  • Review five financial reports and key metrics to share their financial story

Level:

Intermediate to Advanced

Who should participate:

CEOs, Development Directors, Executive Directors, Marketing Managers

Stephanie Skryzowski is a Chief Financial Officer that helps purpose-driven leaders better understand and use their numbers to make smart decisions. She is the Founder and CEO of 100 Degrees Consulting which works with clients around the globe to help them do more and serve more, and speaks often about storytelling with financials – using your numbers to share your organization’s impact on a deeper level. Stephanie is the creator of Master Your Nonprofit Numbers, an online course in financial management for nonprofit leaders. She has her Master’s in Public Administration, specializing in nonprofit management and finance from New York University. When she is not crunching the numbers in Excel, Stephanie is traveling the world with her husband and daughters.

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

February 26, 2020

Nonprofit Learning Lab

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