Free Webinar: Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget

Tuesday, June 2, 1 to 2 PM Eastern

Videos and podcasts are a powerful—and increasingly affordable—way to tell your story. What do you need to know to go from concept to broadcasting effective videos and publishing podcasts, without spending big bucks? We’ll walk through the tools and best practices you’ll need to effectively create, shoot, edit, and publish videos and podcasts on a shoestring budget.

Digital Fundraising in 2020

Three Thursdays, June 11-25, 1 to 2:30 PM Eastern

In this course, you will learn best practices for using social media, email, and additional communication tools to conduct digital fundraising for your nonprofit.

The Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit

Six Thursdays, July 9 – August 13, 1 to 2:30 PM Eastern
(Please note that the second session will take place on Friday, July 17)

Don’t just be on social media. Be successful on social media. Join us for The Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit and, over six weeks, learn how to get real value from your efforts.

We’ll explore using social media for branding, deep engagement, and fundraising. We’ll also outline how you can integrate and manage social media within a campaign, and discuss how to measure your social media impact.

Free Webinar: Telling Stories Through Blogs, Video, and Photos

Tuesday, July 28, 1 to 2 PM Eastern

How do you convey the great work your organization is doing with blogs, photos, and videos? These tools are powerful ways to share the difference you’re making in the world. We’ll cover the principles of good storytelling, look at examples and research about what’s working for nonprofits, and then discuss the tools that can help you put them online.

Free Webinar: Into to Tech Policies: Acceptable Use, Security, and BYOD

Tuesday, August 19, 1 to 2 PM Eastern

Are you providing guidance to help staff members avoid scams, malicious software, and the inappropriate handling of data? Do staffers use their personal phones or computers to do work? If you don’t have written policies—and regular training to ensure that people understand those policies—your organization may be facing bigger risks than you think. This session will walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit.

Free Recording: Donor Management System Best Practices

You have a donor management system, but how do you get the most out of it while maintaining it for optimal efficiency? It’s important to keep your data useful and clean, but how do you do that—and how do you take advantage of all the hidden gems that are in there to make your data truly work for you? Watch our free recording to learn how to optimize your donor management system.

Free Recording: How to Set Up Microsoft Teams for the First Time

You’ve chosen Microsoft Teams for your organization and are tasked to set it up to allow your team to collaborate and communicate with each other and resume productivity.  To effectively utilize this platform and to save yourself time and money later, it’s crucial that you configure the tool correctly, instead of just turning it on. 

Free Recording: Remote Program Delivery: Adapting During COVID-19

Your nonprofit is closed and your staff is working remotely…but people still need youperhaps now more than ever. How can you overcome the distance and circumstances to meet their needs? 

Remove Program Deliver: Adapting During COVID-19, will cover some relatively quick and easy ways to offer programs and services virtually without sacrificing quality.

Free Recording: My Fundraising Event was Cancelled, Now What? Adapting During COVID-19

Wednesday, April 1, 3:30 to 4:30 PM Eastern

You’re working remotely and your planned methods of fundraising have been upended. How can you pivot to virtual events and still meet your goals? How do you shape your message to convey your organization’s urgent needs, stand out, and be sensitive to the grim realities of a pandemic?

Free Recording: Panel Q & A: Remote Work During (and Beyond) COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 3 to 4 PM Eastern

We know that nonprofits have several questions about how to best work and deliver services remotely due to COVID-19. Bring your questions for our panel of experts, who will share their knowledge of the tools and best practices to create a successful work-from-home culture at your organization.

Please email your questions in advance of the session to

We look forward to answering your questions!

Recording: Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit: Security, Social Media, and Technology Use, a Three-Part Course

If you don’t have written policies—and regular training to ensure that people understand them—your organization may face bigger risks than you think. Over three 90-minute webinars, we’ll walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit.

Recording: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits

Infographics with attractive images and compelling data can reach a big audience. They give your data the power to rally support, inspire action, and drive impact. Tap into your data’s potential to create change with The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits: From Data to Action.

Free Recording: Tech Trends to Watch in 2020

It is now possible to buy a cup of coffee using Bitcoin, but does digital currency have any effect on your nonprofit? Self-driving cars are on the streets and artificial intelligence is in our homes, but should nonprofits bother getting up to speed on these emerging technologies when some are not yet in the cloud?

Free Recording: 10 Tips to Boost User Adoption

Between the burden of having to learn a new system, the muscle memory of bad habit, and simple fear of change, there are any number of obstacles to user adoption. Let us teach you the expert tips and best practices to ensure that your staff will embrace the new software with open arms.

Free Recording: The Landscape of Project Management Tools

Join us as we present findings from our new report, The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits. We’ll look at the wide range of software on the marketplace to get a better sense of what these systems are capable of, what they cost, and how effective they are for nonprofits.

Recording: Strategic Software Selection for Nonprofits

Over three sessions we will teach you how to evaluate your organization’s needs, assemble a software selection team, sort through your options, review and test the software, and manage a smooth implementation.

Recording: How to Get Your Tech Project Funded, Tips from Grantmakers

Hear from funders and learn ways to win funding for your nonprofit’s technology needs, in this three-part online course.

Free Recording: Getting Your Donor Management Data In Order for 2019

Join us to learn about donor data best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.

Free Recording: CRM Integration Basics

Join our webinar, CRM Integration Basics for Nonprofits, and learn about the process of connecting those systems so they can share data. We’ll provide an overview of the research behind Idealware’s publication, CRM Integration for Nonprofits, followed by a panel discussion.

Recording: Tactical Technology Planning for Nonprofits

This course will help you spot your organization’s critical technology needs and develop a practical plan for improving your technology infrastructure––even if you don’t have a tech background.

Free Recording: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Digital Currency (Panel Discussion)

This panel discussion explores how digital currency such as Bitcoin is affecting nonprofit organizations, including donations, payments for programs and services, and investments.

Recording: Online Communications—The Basics (Three-Part Course)

Learn the fundamentals of online communications in this engaging webinar training series for nonprofits. Every nonprofit needs a solid online communications foundation. This course will help you define your communications goals, practices, and strategies.

Recording: Online Communications—Beyond the Basics

In this intermediate-level communications course, we’ll show you how to evaluate your existing communications channels and efforts, gather data to optimize your content, increase your online subscriber and follower lists, and engage more deeply with your biggest supporters. At the end of this course, you’ll know how to develop a successful integrated online communications practice for your organization, measure its success, and develop integrated campaigns to magnify your reach and activate stakeholders.

Recording: Tame Your Inbox

The average inbox has thousands of unread emails. How do you keep up with the flood of messages and sort out what matters and what doesn’t? Join us and find out how to do things like reduce the amount of email you get in the first place, quickly process the ones you do want to get, and much more.

Free Recording: Selecting Accounting and Financial Management Software for Your Nonprofit

The marketplace for nonprofit accounting and financial management software is more competitive than ever. The good news is nonprofits have never had so many useful options. The challenge is sorting them out and finding the system that best meets their needs. In this webinar, we will present findings from our new Idealware research report, Selecting Financial Management Software for Your Nonprofit, then host a panel discussion to help you understand the landscape of financial management software and how to find the right fit.