Community Foundation Offering Free Nonprofit Webinars

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties is offering a series of free webinars for staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations.

Made possible by the support of First Source Federal Credit Union, the sessions will take place online via Zoom or GoToMeeting. Due to limited capacity, advance registration at foundationhoc.org/events is required.

 

Donor Stewardship: Easy and Effective Ways to Stay in Touch with Donors All Year Long

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

This interactive webinar will focus on easy, effective ways to stay in touch with donors through impact reports, cards, emails, and videos. It will also cover staff and board engagement in the stewardship process and donor relations strategies that will make the next ask event easier.

 

Understanding the Basics of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Your Nonprofit

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon via GoToMeeting

Cost: Free

It’s important for nonprofits to talk about integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) concepts into the organizational culture. This workshop will provide an understanding of DEI components, including common terminology. It will also explore options for starting a DEI discussion with board and staff and steps toward developing organizational policies. This webinar is presented in partnership with the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

 

The Art of the Legacy Ask

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

The organization has grown its legacy program and has an impressive pipeline of donors interested in leaving a legacy gift. Now comes the big moment: THE ASK! This webinar will explain how legacy and major gift asks differ. It will also explore how the research on donor decision-making can help create a deeply personal and successful legacy ask.

 

The State of Online Fundraising 2020

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

This webinar will analyze the state of nonprofit online fundraising and marketing, including the latest industry benchmarks, trends and successes. In addition to exploring the top challenges nonprofits face online and how to overcome them, the session will examine where nonprofits are thriving online and what’s next for digital engagement and fundraising.

 

Nonprofit Marketing 101 Workshop and Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free

Join The Community Foundation and a panel of local nonprofit marketing practitioners to discuss best practices for nonprofit marketing. The session will explore successful audience engagement, making the most of marketing dollars, and the complementary relationship between marketing and development. It will also discuss social media, email and multimedia strategies.

 

Celebrating Your Mission in December and Stewarding the Donor in 2021

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

The end-of-year “season of giving” is the perfect time to attract new donors and engage annual supporters by sharing an organization’s mission. This webinar discusses using a successful year-end campaign to set the pace for a 2021 stewardship plan, looking at how to create an effective donor-centric plan that keeps repeat donors involved and turns first-time givers into sustained donors.

 

Nonprofit Leadership Evaluation: Making the Most of Your Board and Executive Director

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon via GoToMeeting

Cost: Free

Organizational development is an ongoing process of reflection, learning, and intentional planning. Evaluation of the board and executive director are important components of building a strong leadership team and improving organizational impact. This presentation will offer approaches and tools for effective evaluation tied to performance and mission-related outcomes. This webinar is presented in partnership with the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc.

 

Is Prospect Research Invasive? The Ethics and Process of Prospect Research and Data Management

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Cost: Free for AFP members, $10 for non-members (must be paid online or via check to AFP-CNY Chapter in advance)

With data breaches in the news prompting security concerns, and the growing number of new data privacy laws, is traditional fundraising prospect research still relevant and appropriate? What’s the impact on fundraising tactics and donor data management? This session will explore these new realities, discussing the ethics surrounding them and how best to use and manage data effectively.

Contact The Community Foundation at 315-735-8212 or info@foundationhoc.org for additional information.