Fundraising, Marketing, IT, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Participate live to ask questions and learn from our expert speakers.

9:00 am PT
  12:00 pm ET

January 18, 2022

Turbocharge Your Grants Strategy: 3 Ways to Level Up Your Prospecting

Are you having a hard time finding the right funders or prioritizing a long list of funding opportunities? ​

As you’ve probably realized by now, prospect research is a critical part of the grants fundraising strategy. It’s often thought of as the most time-consuming part, but it doesn’t have to be! Effective prospect research should be a seamless part of your work, helping to inform your strategy and allowing you to put your best foot forward in front of the most viable funders. ​

In this 1.5 hour webinar, we will teach you how to develop advanced prospecting strategies. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to optimize your research by systemically narrowing down and prioritizing your list of funding opportunities, build actionable insights using available data and information from funders, and develop new strategies to prospect funders

Will Yang | Instrumentl

Understanding Institutional Bias in the Nonprofit

Everyone has biases. Those we know are called explicit bias; those that are subconscious as implicit or unconscious bias. The unconscious/implicit biases drive the majority of our decisions, in life and business. Whether intentional or not, implicit biases influence decisions, operations, and the culture in the workplace. Biases can be positive or negative, and having a bias does not make someone a bad person. It is not recognizing and shifting negative institutional biases that leads to bad issues in the nonprofit workplace.

Consuelo Meux | CM Consulting

January 5, 2022

10:00 am PT
  1:00 pm ET

Nonprofit Brand Review: Prepare Your Organization for 2022

Your branding may be the first way someone interacts with your organization —but when is the last time you checked in with your brand? This session will show you why it's important to conduct an annual brand audit and walk you through the steps for reviewing and evaluating your brand’s performance to assure success in the new year. Worksheet and resources will be provided.

Lidia Varesco Racoma | Lidia Varesco Design

January 6, 2022

8:00 am PT
  11:00 am ET

DEI with Research and Analytics

We have to update our approach for research and analytics. The lack of equity in the strategies represents missed opportunities for engagement. But, what does that equity-driven research look like? How do we ensure the research we are doing is mindful of all our constituents? We don’t have to look too far for the answer. Most often, simple changes can ensure better results. In this session, I will share how to make your research and analytics practices, donor surveys, and capacity analyses more equitable and inclusive -- something which will help you build long-term sustainable donor relationships.

Meena Das | Namaste Data

January 13, 2022

9:00 am PT
  12:00 pm ET

What is Your Audience Thinking? Listening Methods to Gain Support for Your Mission

Have you pondered "what does our audience think about our organization?" Your mission is the top priority, but if you don't know how your audience perceives it you may struggle with gaining their support for it. In this session, Emily will share why it is so important to listen to your audience and use that information to build momentum for your work.

Emily Taylor | teenyBIG

December 20, 2021

8:00 am PT
  11:00 am ET

How to Hire Nonprofit IT Support: Questions to Ask Vendors

“Managed services” can mean different things to different people, especially when you are just embarking on a quest to find an IT provider. To understand what you need, what a provider is offering – and whether they’ll be able to deliver – Community IT Innovators developed a list of basic questions to ask. These questions will help any nonprofit director, no matter what your IT experience and background, have confidence finding an IT Managed Services Provider (MSP). In our 25 years in serving the nonprofit IT community, we’ve heard lots of stories of IT support that didn’t work out. We used our experience to develop this list of 12 questions you can use to vet any managed service provider as you evaluate your needs and their services.

Steve Longenecker & Johan Hammerstrom | Community IT Innovators 

February 2, 2022

1:00 pm PT
  4:00 pm ET


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


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7 Technology Trends Nonprofits Leaders Need to Know in 2022

The pace of technology growth is set to increase exponentially and with it the potential for larger impacts and increased efficiencies for nonprofits. But what are the key technology trends your nonprofit should be aware of? Join IT leader Dataprise as we dive into IT trends around cybersecurity, cloud and infrastructure, and collaboration, and actionable steps your organization can take to implement these trends and drive your mission forward.

Mary Beth Hamilton | VP of Marketing at Dataprise

January 25, 2022

9:00 am PT
  12:00 am ET