Happy July! Check out this list of workshops we’re offering this month at the Nonprofit Learning Lab to make sure you don’t miss out on anything! To register and find out more about each workshop, click the workshop titles of your choice to head to the workshop page. Our memberships provide discounts to all our paid trainings - along with many other benefits. Learn more about our memberships here. Not seeing a topic you'd be interested in learning more about? Let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonprofit websites are complicated! They have to speak to several audiences (program participants, donors, partners, and many others) while still representing your work well. With so many competing requirements, it isn't easy to know if things are actually "working." By knowing what to look for, you can identify areas for improvement and ensure your online presence supports your mission and grows your community. In this free webinar, participants will walk away from this workshop with a better understanding of how to evaluate if your website is serving as an asset for your organization, how to identify problems within your nonprofit's website, and the steps to take to fix those problems!
Are you frustrated that few people give through your e-newsletter? Do you want to solve your problems and help your e-newsletter make money for your nonprofit? Join us for this free webinar and learn: Potent Calls to Action for your E-newsletter, 16 kinds of headlines to help your donors give, The 5 reasons people share your e-newsletter and specific words to get Donors to Click Donate.
Nonprofit human resources is essential for recruiting talent, a positive organizational culture and retaining staff. This series training covers strategies from recruitment to termination, onboarding, leaves of absence and employee agreements. This workshop will help you better understand what to include in an employee handbook and how to navigate evolving employment laws to maintain compliance. The training is designed to address the distinctive challenges faced by nonprofit leaders managing HR with an emphasis on fostering a healthy and positive organizational culture by ensuring that your organization has effective HR policies.
Facebook and Instagram can be a nonprofit marketing tool to reach different demographics whether it is volunteers, donors, key stakeholders or the communities that you serve. Developing content takes time and it is important to create the right content to reach your audience on these platforms. Come with questions as we help you explore how to be more effective using Instagram and Facebook to build your brand and promote your organization's mission.
This workshop will cover how to use trauma-informed facilitation practices to plan, create, and design. Using trauma-informed principles of facilitation, we will cover the structure and format of facilitated experience, review how to create an agenda, design a facilitated experience, and how handle disclosures, disruptions, and other facilitation challenges. This workshop is for facilitators and trainers who lead community-based conversations with adults where difficult topics may arise or in-depth discussions may occur.
Even with the right numbers, the significance of data is often lost on our audiences if we fail to present it effectively. In this workshop, you will learn how to use data to inform, educate and persuade. We will discuss how to select relevant data that supports your message, as well as how to decide what data to omit. You will learn how to use visual elements like charts, graphs, and infographics to illustrate data. Lastly, we will talk about how to use analogies, comparisons, stories, and illustrations to truly maximize the impact that your data has on your audience.
Studies show that donors who receive a thank you call are more likely to give going forward. In this webinar, we will review techniques for calling your mid to major gift calls, what to say when you don't know what to say to your donor and how to use donor phone calls as a stewardship and cultivation technique. We are meeting less frequently with our donors in person so phone calls are a must. With this webinar, you will feel more comfortable making your donor calls and achieve your fundraising goals.
Building a reliable method of earned revenue can help your organization emerge from the grant funder or gala-dependent cycle. What are your organization's strengths, assets, services, or expertise that could be utilized for earned revenue? We will explore practical examples from other organizations and review steps to build, manage and maintain earned revenue models. Participants will explore new opportunities through analyzing their organization’s assets, reflecting on their goals, and reviewing practical examples from other organizations to generate additional revenue streams outside of the traditional donor funding.
DEI and Its Increasing Importance to Funders - July 20, 2023
Learn why focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is just as important of a fund development strategy as it is a social imperative. Learn how organizations that focus on DEI are raising more funds and are on the trend to raise even more in the future. Engage in a conversation about why focusing on DEI at your staff level is not enough. If you are not yet on the DEI track and need a fund development reason to get on the track, this webinar is for you. If you are already on your DEI journey, learn how to maximize your funding opportunities by telling your story. In this webinar, there will be actionable steps for organizations at every stage of their DEI journey.
Using Digital Leads to Grow your Donor Base - July 24, 2023
Join Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA, Chief Fundraising Strategist and Coach at Development Consulting Solutions, as she takes you through a multichannel approach to building your donor base in a digital world. You will learn how to acquire new donors using low-cost digital acquisition techniques and align digital strategies to form a cohesive digital donor journey. You will build meaningful donor relationships through timely touchpoints - keeping all those new donors you just acquired. And that’s just to name a few!
Engaging Nonprofit Members and Donors Through Storytelling - July 25, 2023
Every nonprofit has a story to tell about the work it’s doing. In this session, we’ll get past “storytelling” as an organizational goal and start talking about it as a practical day-to-day tool. “Storytelling” can seem like a board-level buzzword, but we’ll dig into what truly makes stories the most effective form of communication – and how any nonprofit organization can apply those story principles to communicate more powerfully with their donors and members. Make sure you have a notepad so you can start planning your organization’s storytelling strategy during this workshop.
We all encounter ethical dilemmas in our daily work with and for community, but rarely do organizations focus on ethics related to volunteer engagement. This session provides an opportunity for practitioners to understand the difference between personal, organizational and professional ethics. Participants will learn a process for ethical decision-making that can be applied in any situation, and then practice this using real-life scenarios related to volunteers. Finally, several specific strategies will be offered for increasing awareness of ethics within an organization and helping both volunteers and staff become more effective at handling ethical dilemmas.
Many nonprofit professionals don’t feel qualified to analyze and interpret data. We'll go over the key steps and strategies for data analysis in Excel, including an example. Once you have your results, many people are then not sure what to do with them. So, we will go in-depth about how to use multiple perspectives to understand your results, and how to share your results with clients, staff, and stakeholders in ways that move them to action. You’ll see how no statistics or outside evaluators are needed!