Best of 2017: Top Nonprofit Webinars to Help Solve your Biggest Problems

We love learning through live events and webinars are a perfect way to do it. Whole Whale has regular, free nonprofit webinars but we also know of tons of other groups dedicated to teaching best practices in the sector. The list below will lead you to live and pre-recorded lists of top nonprofit-focused webinars so you can find topics that interest you.

1. BoardSource

Who they are

BoardSource aims to inspire, train, and support nonprofit leaders to build better boards and organizational structures. Their webinars reflect their mission: to encourage excellent leadership in the nonprofit sector.

Topics

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Consulting

Cost: 75$+

 

2. Nonprofit Hub

Who they are

Nonprofit Hub curates resources for nonprofits from across the web—bringing everything together into a single hub. They want you to use their resources to increase your fundraising dollars.

Topics

  • Fundraising
  • Influencer Campaigns
  • Leadership
  • Recruiting

Cost: Free

 

3. VolunteerMatch

Who they are

You might know VolunteerMatch as a job board for volunteer opportunities, but they also host a robust online Learning Center jam-packed with resources on effectively finding, training, and managing volunteers.

Topics

  • Volunteer Management
    • Hiring, screening, engagement, and more

Cost: Free

 

4. 4Good

Who they are

Started by corporate social responsibility wonks over at DonateWell, 4Good works to connect social good organizations with professionals and community members to maximize resources behind shared goals.

Topics

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Video
  • Social Media

Cost: Free and paid

 

5. Wild Apricot

Who they are

Wild Apricot is a membership management software that works with organizations ranging from nonprofits to athletic clubs and Greek Life. On their blog, they share a monthly roundup of free nonprofit webinars; now, they’ve successfully sorted those webinars into categories for easy access.

Topics

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Events

Cost: Ranges/Email capture access log in

 

6. CharityHowTo

Who they are

CharityHowTo exists to help nonprofits learn, so nonprofit webinars are pretty much their raison d’etre.

Topics

  • Analytics
  • Annual Reports
  • Donor Relationships and Acquisition
  • Infographics
  • Storytelling
  • Thank You Letters
  • Recruitment

Cost: Free – $100

 

7. CauseVox

Who they are

CauseVox is an online fundraising platform working to build stronger relationships between organizations and their donors, in addition to bringing in new donors and raising more money online.

Topics

  • Campaign Success
  • Fundraising

Cost: Free

 

8. GrantSpace – Foundation Center

Who they are

GrantSpace, a product of the Foundation Center, provides tools and resources on grant writing and how nonprofits can become better grant applicants.

Topics

  • Grantwriting
  • Proposal Writing
  • Crowdfunding

Cost: Free

 

9. Nonprofit Tech For Good

Who they are

Nonprofit Tech for Good provides news and resources related to nonprofit technology and online fundraising. Their webinars are not recorded, so you have to watch live—or register in advance to receive detailed notes.

Topics

  • Communications
  • Cause Awareness and Giving Days
  • Choosing a Domain Name

Cost: Free until the end of 2017

 

10. NTEN Webinars

Who they are

The Nonprofit Technology Network provides online trainings and resources to help nonprofits use technology more effectively—and, therefore, increase their social impact.

Topics

  • Community Engagement
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Digital-First

Cost: Free and Paid

 

11. Network for Good

Who they are

Network for Good offers fundraising software and services for nonprofits to help them reach more donors.

Topics

  • Storytelling
  • Sustainable Fundraising
  • Inspiring and Engaging Donors
  • Building a Board
  • Major Gift Asks

Cost: Free

 

12. EveryAction

Who they are

EveryAction is a CRM software designed specifically for nonprofits and social good organizations. The software allows nonprofits to field online donations, send targeted emails, manage donors, create advocacy forms, and encourage donors to take other online actions.

Topics:

  • Video
  • Donor Engagement and Retention
  • Grant Writing
  • Finding Your Audience

Cost: Free

 

13. MobileCause

Who they are

MobileCause provides mobile and digital fundraising software built exclusively for nonprofits.

Topics

  • Video
  • Digital Fundraising
  • Mobile Communications to Engage Millennial Donors

Cost: Free

 

14. Firespring

Who they are

Firespring creates websites for nonprofits, in addition to providing other technical support and educational resources.

Topics

  • SEO for Nonprofits
  • Web Design
  • Storytelling

Cost: Free

15. Peer to Peer from Blackbaud

Who they are

Straight Up P2P is a webinar series featuring knowledge and advice from peer-to-peer experts.

Topics

  • Storytelling
  • Gamification
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Cost: Free

 

16. #NoFilter Nonprofit from Blackbaud

Who they are

#NoFilter Nonprofit seeks to deliver honest, useful knowledge on nonprofit marketing without the fluff or hype.

Topics

  • Design and Storytelling
  • Online Fundraising
  • Marketing Tips from the For-Profit Sector

Cost: Free

More Blackbaud webinars

 

17. WWULive by Whole Whale

Who they are

Whole Whale aims to bridge the gap between nonprofits and technology in order to increase impact. We want to help our clients use the whole whale.

Topics

Cost: Free

 

18. Emma Email Marketing

Who they are

Emma is an email marketing software that provides robust tools for segmentation, A/B testing, integrations, and analytics.

Topics

  • Email Marketing
  • Video in Email Marketing
  • Live Q&As

Cost: Free

 

19. Classy

Who they are

Classy is an online fundraising platform for social impact organizations. Since 2011, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised through the Classy platform.

Topics

  • Online Fundraising
  • Pitching Investors
  • Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits

Cost: Free

 

20. Nonprofit Learning Lab

Who they are

Nonprofit Learning Lab aims to arm nonprofits with the tools, strategies, resources, and community they need to succeed, including nonprofit webinars.

Topics

  • SEO
  • Donor Engagement
  • Storytelling

Cost: Free

 

21. Unbounce

Who they are

Unbounce allows users to quickly build landing pages with overlays to create conversions.

Topics

  • Conversion
  • Marketing (email and content)

Cost: Free

 

21. Moz

Who they are

Moz offers a variety of SEO tools and resources to help boost businesses’ search engine rankings.

Topics

  • SEO
  • Content Marketing
  • Storytelling with Data

Cost: Free (join to watch)

22. TechSoup

Who they are

TechSoup provides resources to help nonprofits make the right decisions about their technology.

Topics

  • Staffing
  • Charitable Giving
  • Copywriting for Web

Cost: Free

23. GreatNonprofits

Who they are

GreatNonprofits is a platform for clients, donors, and volunteers to share stories about nonprofits.

Topics

  • Storytelling
  • Brand Awareness

Cost: Free

 

24. Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Who they are

Nonprofit Marketing Guide provide a daily blog and weekly newsletter, as well as extensive coaching programs, to educate users on nonprofit marketing and communications.

Topics

  • Google Analytics
  • Donor-Centered Copywriting

Cost: Free

 

26. TechImpact

Who they are

TechImpact helps nonprofits reach their technological potential through both large-scale projects and tech support.

Topics

  • Office 365

Cost: Free

 

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