Fundraising, Grants, Volunteer Management, Marketing, and More


August 5, 2021

8:00 am PT | 11:00 am ET

Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool

Rethinking the strategic planning process from a cumbersome and overwhelming task to an opportunity to connect with our community opens the possibilities to engage with those outside our immediate circles. This program will provide participants with insights and ideas to incorporate thoughtful community engagement into strategic planning processes that both diminish the risk of planning within our own bubbles and also inspire new ideas.

Sarah Keister Armstrong | Armstrong & Associates

August 12, 2021

12:00 pm PT | 3:00 pm ET

Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent

Recent studies have shown that organizations with more diverse employees and leadership see an overall improvement in growth, revenue, and innovation yet they struggle to find and retain culturally diverse talent. In this workshop, we will discuss hiring and retention through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We will also highlight the importance of moving beyond recruitment and into retaining diverse talent. 

Sharonda Simmons | Thrive & Shine, LLC

August 16, 2021

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

The Basics of Intersectionality 

Intersectionality provides a lens to identify where power or oppression interlocks and intersects with individuals in society. Originally designed to explain the oppression of African American women, it has become a framework for understanding how multiple social identities such as race, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, and disability intersect at the individual level resulting in the experience of privilege and/or oppression at the social-structural level.

Consuelo Meux | Meux Consulting

August 17, 2021

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Using Custom Keepsakes to Double Your Donations

Does your organization need a fundraising boost but is not sure where to start? The right marketing scheme for a custom keepsake could be the answer.  Your nonprofit’s success hinges on smart marketing, and Beacon Design is ready to guide you through everything you need to know about social media, email, and direct mail marketing. Regardless of your marketing budget or the size of your team, there are simple steps you can take to improve your organization’s overall marketing efforts with the help of custom keepsakes. Come prepared to learn and leave with tips, tricks, and best practices to implement in your organization for fast results.

Beacon Design

August 24, 2021

10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET

The Giving Outlook in 2021

Philanthropy (and the world) has experienced a roller coaster of highs and lows over the past year and a half. The COVID-19 pandemic, civic upheaval, a presidential election, and other uncertainties pushed nonprofit leaders and fundraisers to shift, make hard decisions, and adapt to a “new normal.” But out of those trials came unprecedented innovation. 

While there is no crystal ball for fundraising, trends are pointing up and to the right for most -- but not all -- nonprofit sectors. 

How will your nonprofit continue to build on the lessons learned from the past year?

Matthew Mielcarek | Pursuant 

August 24, 2021

12:00 pm PT | 3:00 pm ET

The Power of Video: Using Other Voices to Share Yours

With advances in video capturing and editing technology, one minute of video isn't worth a thousand words, it's worth a million. Video can serve you and your mission in many different ways, from bringing donors to the scene, sharing impact, to lifting up your work through personal testimonials. Often our donors, advocates, volunteers, and the communities we serve have inspiring stories of how your organization has changed their life for the better. After this exciting, fun, content-packed webinar, you will be equipped with the skills you need to capture these stories on video and share them out with your audience for enhanced engagement and connection.

Frank Mumford | Gratavid

August 26, 2021

11:30 am PT | 2:30 pm ET

Mastering the Art of Negotiations

This webinar offers strategies and tactics on how to navigate direct negotiations. You will gain insight into the habits of dealmakers as you build your skills, refine your personal negotiating style, and improve your ability to bargain successfully and ethically in any situation. Along the way, you will gain new appreciation for how negotiating skills can help you overcome a wide range of challenges — at work and beyond.  You will explore negotiation tactics, learn how to create value, and build your confidence in your bargaining power and abilities.

Stephanie Chow | Mediated Negotiations

September 9, 2021

10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET

How to Streamline Your Finance Operations to Become More Secure, Efficient and Profitable

Come learn about how to make your Nonprofit more streamlined, secure and efficient without it costing you a dime. Learn best practices around modernizing your AP department so you can spend more time and energy on your mission.

Matthew Kirkpatrick | Paymerang

September 14, 2021

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Using Video to Build Nonprofit Success

Video and other visual productions can get your nonprofit on the map quickly, raising interest, engagement, and donations. In this webinar, we will explore using video as a means to amplify and expand branding or rebranding efforts, fundraising efforts, and social media efforts. We will discuss how, when used properly, video can help you grow your audience and double your engagement with that audience. We'll highlight the important distinction between when you should consider a more grassroots approach versus when to bring in an outside video vendor. By discovering the best approach to maximize benefit from utilizing an outside production team, and you'll leave feeling better equipped to use video how you want it, when you want it.

Aaron Weber | Wander

September 20, 2021

10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET

Leveraging Data for Direct Mail Efforts

Are you engaging with the right donors and prospects? Direct mail can make a significant impact on your organization – but only if it’s going to the right people. How can you ensure that you’re reaching out to prospects and donors who are actually going to give? Join Windfall’s Director of Product Marketing, Jessica Tait, to hear how nonprofits can harness new wealth intelligence and machine learning technologies to drive success in their data-driven direct mail campaigns. You'll learn why direct mail is a powerful tool, how wealth data and propensity modeling can be utilized to drive performance, and best practices for measurement and optimization.

Jessica Tait | Windfall Data

September 27, 2021

1:00 pm PT | 4:00 pm ET

Discovering the Value of Your Nonprofit IT Budget

We all approach information technology, or IT, from different angles. In this free webinar, get everyone in your organization on the same page about the importance of strategic IT budgeting. Watch your nonprofit thrive after learning how to properly budget for IT, integrate these budgeting decisions at all levels of management, and take to heart how important these strategic decisions are. Better connect with the communities you hope to serve as you learn to tackle data in-take, risk analysis, and user experience. We hope to see you in the virtual format soon!

Johan Hammerstrom | Community IT Innovators

October 11, 2021

8:00 am PT | 11:00 am ET

They're Not A Frill If You're Using Them Right: How to Save Money and Get More Done Using High-Skill Volunteers

In this webinar, you will discover how to make the most of high-skill volunteers--those lawyers, public-relations specialists, accountants and other professionals who are increasingly interested in donating their expertise.  Explore how to identify major projects on which volunteers can be helpful, how to integrate them into those projects, how to smooth relations between staff and volunteers, and how to make paid personnel more effective in deploying and supervising their unpaid counterparts. 

NFP Consulting

October 25, 2021

10:00 am PT | 1:00 pm ET

A New Approach to Propensity Modeling

Propensity modeling is a powerful tool that can cut through the noise to find the constituents who are most likely to give to your cause. Unfortunately, most organizations are not equipped to leverage results or understand their impact. Join Windfall’s CEO, Arup Banerjee, to hear his insights on mapping existing solutions, evaluating vendors, and implementing predictive models to maximize success. Arup will be going through topics like labeling data, choosing the right target, feature engineering, and how to evaluate model performance. Most importantly, he will showcase how implementing machine learning algorithms is not a one-time project and requires ongoing measurement to maximize ROI.

Arup Banerjee | Windfall Data



Sample topics include: 


How to Create a Monthly Finance Routine

Moving From Diversity & Inclusion to Anti-Oppression

Leadership Today: Key Skills and Career/Job Tips

Recruiting Diverse Professionals to Your Nonprofit


How to Promote Inclusion While Working at Home


Creating Digital Content That's Inclusive and Accessible