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3 Upcoming Free Webinars + 3 Free Tips

We have some great free nonprofit webinars happening this summer! Check out these three free webinars and tips for each topic. Be sure to register here for the webinars below to learn more about each of these topics!

Leveraging Fundraising Intelligence In the Annual Fund - June 3, 2024

T. Clay Buck | Kindsight

In this session, we’ll look at the current trends in giving and understand how they inform our fundraising planning, how to integrate usable data, beyond just wealth scores and real estate value, into your planning, and easy, efficient ways to take a fundraising-intelligence informed approach to all levels of fundraising.


1. Follow Giving Trends: Understand and take note of current charitable giving trends, including donor demographics, preferred communication channels, and emerging priorities. This helps tailor strategies to maximize fundraising success.

2. Elevate fundraising efforts with data-driven strategies: Centralize data by keeping a comprehensive donor database for insights into donor relationships, segment donors based on key criteria to tailor appeals effectively, personalize communications, and track interactions for a better understanding of donor preferences.

3. Personalize outreach with donor profiles: Maximize fundraising impact by creating detailed donor profiles, considering giving history, preferences, and interactions. Tailor outreach to resonate with each segment, showing genuine understanding to foster stronger connections and boost outcomes.

If You Can Do Laundry, You Can Map a Logic Model - June 24, 2024

Julianne Buck | Nonprofit Brains & Brawn

Logic Models conjure up images of big brain academia, but do you know that you can use them for donor conversations, too? Especially for us visual learners, Logic Models are great maps of the problem, resources available, and gaps that need to be filled - allowing the donor to follow along and come to the conclusion that they are going to fill that gap for you. Using the well-known task of laundry, we'll demonstrate the thought process of LMs.


1. Understand the Components: Familiarize yourself with the basic components of a logic model, including inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact. Each component plays a crucial role in illustrating the logic behind your program.

2. An Opportunity for Reflection: Logic models provide an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between programs, resources, activities, outputs, outcomes, & impact. Logic models help nonprofits identify the resources (inputs) needed to implement a program, outline planned activities, and envision the immediate results (outputs) expected from these activities. Through this process, nonprofits gain clarity and insight into their program implementation strategies.

3. Use Visual Examples: Appeal to visual learners by explaining logic models with familiar tasks like doing laundry. Logic models serve as clear maps of problems, resources, and solutions - helping donors understand and support your cause.

logic model map: inputs/resources > activities > outputs > outcomes > impact

Trauma-Informed Storytelling in Action - July 16, 2024

Maria Bryan | Kindsight

This session will explore trauma-informed storytelling, a safe and healthy process for your beneficiaries, audiences, and even storytellers. You’ll be equipped with actionable insights and tools to tell trauma-informed and ethical stories that have a huge impact. Participants can expect to gain an understanding of why trauma-informed storytelling matters, learn about the three kinds of people impacted by a story, and leave with resources, tools and actionable steps to integrate trauma-informed practices into your role.


1. Prioritize Empathy and Sensitivity: When gathering and sharing nonprofit stories, prioritize empathy and sensitivity towards the individuals who have experienced trauma. Approach storytelling with the understanding that those sharing their stories have overcome significant challenges and deserve to have their experiences respected and dignified.

2. Empower Healing: Trauma-informed storytelling provides a safe and respectful platform for individuals to share their experiences. By giving survivors a voice and validating their narratives, it can empower healing and promote resilience. It is important that organizations provide supplemental support resources to individuals who are sharing their story, perhaps this could be counseling or social work support. Trauma-informed storytelling helps craft ethical and impactful narratives.

3. Trauma-Informed Practices: Equip yourself with trauma-informed practices and tools to ensure that storytelling processes are safe and healthy for all involved, including beneficiaries, audiences, and storytellers. This may include providing opportunities for individuals to share their stories voluntarily, respecting their boundaries and preferences, and offering support resources as needed.

Interested in learning more about any of these topics? Register here for any of the above free trainings and others:

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