VIRTUAL NONPROFIT LAB 

Advance Your Skills in Fundraising, Social Media, Board Development and Nonprofit Marketing

VIRTUAL (from your home or office)

We strongly suggest you participate in the Virtual Lab using a laptop or a desktop.

Our trainings are taught at the intermediate to advanced level. We focus on providing content that is practical, strategic and ideas that you can actually implement at your own organization. 

WORKSHOPS 

Live webinars from leading nonprofit experts. Pick and choose your topic. Slides and recordings are included with your registration. Your registration includes all workshops for the day that you register. You will receive recordings and materials from all webinars within 8 hours after the last online workshop. The materials will be emailed to you.  

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Facilitated conversations with leading nonprofit experts. These are facilitated conversations sharing best practices. We will use the platform Zoom and participants can ask questions of the panelists. 

CONSULTING CAFE 

Sign up for a one-on-one 10 minute conversation with a consultant. This is a better fit for organizations with budgets over 1M and staff size of 7+. You can either participate in Community Conversations or Consulting Cafe. 

REGISTRATION  INCLUDES

  • Slides and recordings from all workshops (typically sent within 6 hours after the Virtual Lab)

  • Participation in a Community Conversation or Consulting Cafe.  

  • 3 CFRE credits towards your certification

Premiere Members

FREE

Members 

$25

Non-Members

$50

REGISTRATION TYPE

FEE

1 hour of training

=

1 credit hour

CREDITS

WE OFFER

& CAE

CFRE

Our VIRTUAL Labs are taught at an intermediate to advanced level. We offer a wide range of topics for nonprofit professionals. 

REGISTER FOR THE LAB

Advertise your programs, products and services with nonprofit professionals attending the Lab. We have 500-1000 participants in our virtual labs.

ADVERTISE AT THE LAB

Our Labs are deep dive trainings. We are looking for relevant and timely content taught at the intermediate to advanced level.   

SUBMIT A WORKSHOP 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

MAY 28, 2020

What do you communicate when the situation is unexpected, and the outcome and future is unknown? During this session, we will discuss best practices for making big announcements and strategies for evaluating when and what to actively communicate when the outcome and future is unknown. Attendees will also learn the importance of storytelling to maintain connectedness during this unprecedented time of disconnectedness in our society.

Communicating the Unknown

Trainers:

Cori Streetman and Sarah Hogan | Barefoot PR

9:00am - 9:45am PT

12:00pm - 12:45pm ET

Workshop 1

As a nonprofit, you know that sharing stories of your impact and how you are changing lives is the key to connecting with your supporters, especially your donors. Included within storytelling tips and, we'll present and get interactive on the process of becoming a more persuasive and passionate storyteller. You'll walk away with a content worksheet and checklist. It will help you solidify a content strategy filled with stories that sell.

Persuasive, Passionate Storytelling that Converts

 

Trainer:

Julia McDowell | Five Ones

10:00am - 10:45am PT

1:00pm - 1:45pm ET

Workshop 2

Helping teams more effectively create a culture of resilience in the face of adverse experiences and burnout. Learn common barriers and how to make incremental change to create a culture that promotes retention, wellness, and job satisfaction. Discover solid strategies that each team member can successfully employ.

Building a Team that Wins: Creating a Culture of Resilience

Trainer:

Rasheda Hatchett | Rasheda Hatchett Media

11:00am - 11:45am PT

2:00pm - 2:45pm ET

Workshop 3

COVID-19 has forced many organizations to take their Spring 2020 Gala Virtual. In this workshop, we will explore how to skillfully produce a virtual event. What are the key technologies needed? What are the pitfalls?

All attendees of this webinar will receive special access to a follow-up Q&A session with the trainers for free! This offer is only available to Nonprofit Learning Lab attendees.

The Virtual Gala - How to Take Your Gala Online

Trainers:

Katherine Defoyd & Liliana Marques | Growth for Good

12:00pm - 12:45pm PT

3:00pm - 3:45pm ET

Workshop 4

June 5, 2020

This pandemic comes during a time when many nonprofits had ramped up their fundraising efforts to cash in on the record levels of charitable giving. Worst still, if your fundraising is based on events that are now off limits due to social distancing. This highly relevant and timely session on major gifts fundraising will cover new ground and provide specific strategies to leverage this era of social isolation for those nonprofits who want to be proactive.

Virtual Donor-Driven Fundraising in a Post-Covid World

 

Trainer:

John Curtis | IOD, Inc

9:00am - 9:45am PT

12:00pm - 12:45pm ET

Workshop 1

When it comes to seeking help in a nonprofit, it's not enough to understanding the organization's mission and needs. To build a loyal volunteer base, you must invest in getting to know THEIR motivations and goals. This workshop will focus on marketing volunteer roles using transferable skills and leadership opportunities. Bring questions and challenges as we dive deep into case studies from fundraising galas to professional organizations like Toastmasters.

Find the Connection: Identifying Transferable Skills to Attract and Retain Volunteers

 

 

Trainer:

Stefanie Chow | OneCause

10:00am - 10:45am PT

1:00pm - 1:45pm ET

Workshop 2

Connecting with grantmakers and finding the right funding fit can be a challenging process. In this workshop, you will learn common funder motivations and what many grantmakers are looking for in nonprofit partners. We’ll also brainstorm helpful tips for prioritizing prospects and making the initial approach.

Finding the Right Funding Match and Making the Initial Approach

 

Trainer:

Elizabeth Madjlesi | Candid

11:00am - 11:45am PT

2:00pm - 2:45pm ET

Workshop 3

Is your budget a living guide to help you manage your organization strategically throughout the year? This session is great for all levels of organizational leaders who will learn how to use their budget as a roadmap to growth and impact. We will review the methodology and mindset around budgeting, five common mistakes to avoid, how to break down silos and create an inclusive budget process, how to analyze and communicate your budget, and how to strengthen your budget's impact through forecasting and cash flow management.

Budgeting: How to Build Your Roadmap to Growth and Impact

Trainer:

Stephanie Skryzowski | 100 Degrees Financial

12:00pm - 12:45pm PT

3:00pm - 3:45pm ET

Workshop 4

June 19, 2020

Have you ever wondered how your content is accessed by people who are blind or visually impaired? As web accessibility and creating inclusive communities becomes more prevalent, it’s vital to evaluate social media and digital content to ensure everyone can participate. In this session, we’ll give you the tools you need to take the first step. This will include demonstrations of some of the assistive technology including built-in voiceover, built-in magnification and JAWS so you can learn how to access online content.

Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That's Inclusive and Accessible

Trainers:

Hannah Wente & Jim Denham | Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired

9:00am - 9:45am PT

12:00pm - 12:45pm ET

Workshop 1

Workshop description coming soon! 

Co-Cre-Active Board: Double the Engagement, Alignment & Commitment of your Board Members

 

 

Trainer:

Jorge Sciupac | Partnergies

10:00am - 10:45am PT

1:00pm - 1:45pm ET

Workshop 2

Communicating well with donors and supporters is always critical to your mission's success—now more than ever. How do you ensure that you’re continuing to reach the right supporters to sustain the impact of your vital work during these uncertain times? In this workshop, learn how to break through the noise –– refine your core message, deepen the connection to your brand personality, and learn strategies for maintaining engaging, efficient messaging.

Cutting Through the Uncertainty with a Clear Brand Message

 

Trainer:

Stephanie Simkin | Stone + Steel Creative

11:00am - 11:45am PT

2:00pm - 2:45pm ET

Workshop 3

Today's donor is distracted: hyper-connectivity, micro-consumption, fractured attention, and fierce competition are namesakes in our connected economy. Amidst uncertainty and shifting donor expectations, what should your nonprofit be focused on? How can you ensure your organization is prepared for these changes, and able to scale deeper, more personalized donor relationships?

Understanding Today’s Donor: How To Design Systems That Build Lasting Donor Relationships At Scale and Grow Giving

 

 

Trainer:

Noah Barnett | Virtuous

12:00pm - 12:45pm PT

3:00pm - 3:45pm ET

Workshop 4

June 29, 2020

In a time of social distancing, the best way for nonprofits to engage their community is online! By cultivating an email list, your organization can build a base of supporters that is committed to your organization’s mission and work! During this webinar, digital fundraising experts from AB Charities, a nonprofit organization that builds online fundraising tools, will help your organization adapt to the moment by growing your email list online!

Going Digital: How to Build Your Email List in an Online-Only World

 

Trainers:

Adri Rosembert | ActBlue

9:00am - 9:45am PT

12:00pm - 12:45pm ET

Workshop 1

With shifts in resources and services comes the need to change how we track, evaluate, and communicate organizational efforts and outcomes. In this workshop, we will explore a process and tools by which to rapidly identify needed metrics, create data collection systems, and design reporting dashboards with minimal effort and upkeep. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of 1) participatory methods for identifying important metrics and 2) Google Forms and Data Studio for agile data collection and reporting purposes.

Hitting the Ground Running: Developing and Implementing Nimble Data Collection & Reporting Processes 

 

Trainer:

Jorge Sciupac | Partnergies

10:00am - 10:45am PT

1:00pm - 1:45pm ET

Workshop 2

Go beyond a traditional “event” or volunteer opportunity and learn more about companies that embraced experiences that increased youth engagement with cause-based initiatives such as workforce development and youth empowerment – and how your company can, too. Whether you’re a corporation partnering with a nonprofit to make a difference, or a nonprofit seeking out meaningful relationships with young donors and supporters, when you can expand your capacity to do work that matters, everyone wins.

Scaling Up Program Development: Harnessing Gen Z Strengths to Maximize their Impact

 

Trainer:

Rusty McCarty | CustomED

 

11:00am - 11:45am PT

2:00pm - 2:45pm ET

Workshop 3

How do you brand your capital (or other very large) campaign so it inspires donors to act, and without pilfering from annual giving? What printed or digital tools do you need in the quiet and public phases? How do you inspire major donors to become campaign ambassadors? This session will focus on developing your case for support strategically to close big gifts with confidence, and will address these questions and more. 

Creating a Powerful Case for a Capital Campaign (or Other Large Campaign)

Trainer:

Farra Trompeter | Big Duck

12:00pm - 12:45pm PT

3:00pm - 3:45pm ET

Workshop 4

CONSULTING CAFE 

Meet our featured consultants! See all of our consultants here.

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Stefanie is a meeting and events professional with a passion for creating memorable experiences, and has organized fundraisers for local and national charities. She currently works for OneCause, leading over 120 staff members that assist organizations with their onsite and online fundraising efforts.

Website

OneCause

Stefanie Chow

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Payal has 10 years of experience in social change consulting, specializing in strategy development, program implementation, and evaluations for nonprofits. She was trained in quantitative/qualitative research and behavioral science driven program planning, implementation, and evaluation at the BU School of Public Health.  

Website

Brighter Strategies

Payal Martin

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Farra is the Chief Growth Officer at Big Duck, where she helps nonprofits develop strong brands and develop compelling fundraising campaigns. Farra has 25 years of experience in fundraising and communications for nonprofit organizations. She holds an M.S. degree in nonprofit management from The New School.

Website

Big Duck

Farra Trompeter

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With almost a decade under her belt as a certified public accountant (CPA), Chyla Graham, President of CNRG Accounting Advisory, LLC, is your chief resource manager; helping you navigate the accounting and fiscal tightrope walked by nonprofit organizations. 

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CNRG Accounting Advisory, LLC

Chyla Graham

Michelle Molina partners with nonprofits to help them use data to improve their work, make informed decisions, and explore their impact. 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. 

Website

Connecting Evidence

Michelle Molina

Ejiro has worked as a grant proposal developer, volunteer coordinator, and intern supervisor. She received her Master's degree from California State University, Fullerton and later achieved her Grants Professional Certification (GPC) in 2019, a distinction currently held by only 13 other individuals in the state of California. 

Website

Mockingbird Analytics

Ejiro Morrow

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Caity is the CEO of DonorTrends, the data analytics firm providing affordable and actionable tools to nonprofits of all sizes.  A 19-year fundraising veteran, Caity heads a team of fundraisers, statisticians and actuaries dedicated to de-mystifying analytics by providing proven tools that improve fundraising revenue and retention.  

Website

DonorTrends

Caity Craver

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Prior to launching her own consulting practice, Michele led strategy and account service teams in a wide variety of agency settings, and in management consulting. An honors graduate of Harvard College, Michele received her MBA in healthcare management from Boston University.

Website

ML Brand Strategy Consulting

Michele Levy

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