GOODWORKS : UPCOMING EVENTS
Looking for new opportunities to learn and grow? We’ve curated a list of what’s on, online in the nonprofit, social enterprise, and socially conscious business space. Mark your calendar and get learning online!
CHARITY VILLAGE: e-LEARNING COURSES
Earn a Certificate of Achievement by completing practical, high-quality online training. Learn about fundraising, management, build leadership skills, and more. Each course is self-paced, so take as much time or as little time as you need to work your way through it.
DIGITAL FUNDRAISING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS
We’ve had to quickly adapt to new ways of living and working during this time. And fundraising is no different. Right now, it feels like your fundraising plans have been cut off at the legs. Your galas, breakfasts, runs, and all the other typical fundraising activities you planned on can no longer happen in this time of social distancing. On top of all this, many people are out of a job or are adjusting to a limited income – making fundraising feel like an uphill battle. But, all is not lost. You can still fundraise effectively if you rapidly embrace a comprehensive digital fundraising strategy. This webinar will explore exactly how you can adapt and grow fundraising at your organization with digital fundraising best practices and strategies.
FUTUREPROOFING YOUR CHARITY FOR OUR NEW NORMAL
May 6, 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Now that charities are likely through the immediate triage triggered by COVID-19, there are still many lingering and difficult questions. How should a nonprofit budget for corporate partnerships/sponsorships in 2020? Now that my event is postponed, cancelled, or virtual, how should this impact my sponsorship asset offerings? How do you approach new companies in this climate? How can an organization proof their partnership program for crisis, recession, and downturns in the future? Accelerist and The Partnership Conference have teamed up to bring you the results from a new survey of Canadian nonprofit leaders that tackles these very questions. Accelerist’s CEO, Brittany Hill, will join Chris Baylis and Brad Offman from The Partnership Conference share insights, industry examples, best practices, and tangible resources to help you future-proof your corporate partnership program.
SCENARIO PLANNING AND CASHFLOW MANAGEMENT IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
May 7, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
Cash flow management and financial scenario planning can be challenging in the best of times, and especially during uncertain times. Gain tips and tools to help your nonprofit improve scenario planning and cash flow management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, all participants will receive a free scenario planning excel sheet to help your team get started!
FUNDRAISERS ARE INFLUENCERS WITH A CAUSE: HOW TO STAY RELEVANT IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
May 7, 2020, 1:00 PM EST
Influencer marketing has exploded in recent years. This form of engagement is more than prestige, advertising, and brand endorsement. It’s about storytelling, community building, and connecting with people in a meaningful way. In the non-profit and charitable sector community influencers are all around us: frontline workers, donors, board members, volunteers, and yes, fundraisers. Review influencer trends and how they’re elevating community engagement for non-profits and charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to integrate engagement marketing into your fundraising practice. Discuss how to influence positive change in the world around you during this unprecedented time.
COVID AND BEYOND: MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
May 8, 2020, 10:00 PM EST to May 22, 2020 11:00 AM EST
It is more important than ever to invest in your own mental health and the mental well-being of your organization’s employees. The majority of Canadians are finding that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative impact on their mental health. 58% of Canadians report feeling overloaded by the multiple roles they are juggling while working from home. Stress over actual or potential job loss, economic collapse, and the upheaval of work and everyday life have all added to the general feeling of being overwhelmed. Once this is over, will everything go back to ‘normal’? Experts say that there will be residual stress, depression, and financial pressures once this is over and that we can expect an ‘echo pandemic’ of mental illness following COVID-19. Participants in this 3-part webinar series will learn strategies for stress management, how to positively respond to change, and how to work productively from home while balancing the needs of home life and family commitments.
AFTER THE CRISIS: WHAT ASSOCIATIONS NEED TO BE DOING NOW TO PREPARE
May 12, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
At some point, the COVID-19 crisis will end, but it’s not likely to be membership as usual. What will members need and expect? How can your association provide value and build community after the crisis? In this webinar, Sarah draws upon her expertise as a futurist and membership growth strategist to equip the audience with tools and insights on what associations need to be doing now to successfully rebound from the crisis and position themselves for growth.
IMPACT CASCADES – THE ADAPTIVE APPROACH TO EVALUATION
May 12, 2020, 12:30 PM EST
Impact measurement is stressful. It’s vague. It’s one more thing to do. And then there’s the worry: “what if my results aren’t good?” The fact that evaluation occurs only at the end of a project raises the stakes, minimizes learning, and makes adaptation impossible. With the phased approach of an Impact Cascade, evaluation becomes an ongoing process. Measurement becomes more diagnostic and less evaluative. Assessing results becomes an opportunity to increase positive change. Mary is the Founder of Do Big Good, a Seattle-based impact measurement firm, and has over a decade of global experience at the intersection of research, innovation, and social change.
AFTER THE ASK: HOW TO KEEP YOUR DONORS ONCE THE CRISIS ENDS
May 13, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
Your nonprofit has been hard at work dealing with the impact of coronavirus on your community and organization. You’ve likely brought in new donors during this time, but what next? How do you bring them on board in the right way to create loyalty past the pandemic at hand? You’ll hear from fundraising experts on ways to position your ask and create subsequent communications that build long-lasting and meaningful connections. Do a deep-dive into key ways to understand your supporters, how to create personalized multichannel messaging, and the essential tools and strategies for engaging and retaining your donors far beyond the current crisis.
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT AND COVID-19
May 13, 2020, 1:00 PM EST
The outpouring of support and generosity of people helping others within the uncertainty and anxiety that this public health emergency has created is inspiring. Volunteer engagement within this context raises many questions as organizations assess, adapt and respond to the evolving risks and needs in our communities. Presented by Volunteer Canada, this webinar will explore the following questions in an open and engaging discussion:
- How do we ensure the safety of volunteers while supporting vulnerable people?
- How can we transition to more virtual volunteer roles?
- How can we keep volunteers engaged while programs and services are suspended?
- How can we address the social isolation felt by many individuals in this time of physical distancing?
RAISING MONEY ONLINE IN A COVID-19 WORLD
May 19, 2020 1:00 PM EST
How can you continue to fundraise through the COVID-19 outbreak? NextAfter, a fundraising research lab and digital consultancy, has an answer for you backed by data and research. They’ve looked at thousands of emails from over 150 nonprofits across all cause sectors, since January 2020, to analyze how organizations were responding to COVID-19 through donor communications. You’ll discover data-backed strategies to influence your communications to ensure your nonprofit doesn’t miss a beat during these uncertain times.
TIPS AND TRAPS TO AVOID WHEN BANKING ONLINE
May 21, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
Discover the tips, traps to avoid, and solutions that can help your nonprofit bank online. Plus, all participants will receive a practical tip sheet, including a list of accounting-related functions that can be automated, to help organizations improve their productivity while banking online.
HOW TO CUT, CONTAIN, AND RESTRUCTURE COSTS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
June 4, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
Learn how to strategically cut, contain, and restructure costs during COVID-19. Plus! All attendees will receive a free Terms of Reference template to help them get started.
RESPONDING TO FINANCIAL CRISES, THEN AND NOW
June 18, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
Nonprofits across the country are adapting, innovating, and responding to COVID-19. But there is still work to be done to ensure our sector can recover fully. Discover lessons from previous crises that can help our sector steward during COVID-19, move forward and prepare for a post-COVID-19 world.
ONLINE FUNDRAISING BEST PRACTICES FOR NON-PROFITS
July 8, 2020, 1 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will highlight current trends in online fundraising. Online donations make up an average of 8.5% of a nonprofit’s annual budget, but that number will grow rapidly in the coming years. It’s crucial that your nonprofit knows the basics of a successful online fundraising campaign and has knowledge of emerging online fundraising trends in order to prepare for the future.