Accidental Designer: How to Design Images Like a Pro

Three Thursdays,  December 5 – 19, 1 to 2:30 PM Eastern

Join us for a three-week course that will walk you through the fundamentals of design and show you how to get started with the right tools.


Free Webinar: Useful, Free & Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit

Tuesday, December 10, 1 to 2:00 PM Eastern

What software tools and services are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are worth using? How do you judge when a tool really is low cost, as opposed to one that will end up costing you time and effort? We’ll walk through the latest free and low-cost tools, software, and services that are worth knowing about.


Recording: Free Webinar, Telling Stories Through Blogs, Photo and Video

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. 


Recording: Free Webinar, 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.


Recording: Free Webinar, 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.


Recording: Accidental Designer, How to Design Like a Pro (Three-Part Course)

We all know this intuitively—websites or flyers that are balanced, colorful, and visually interesting get more attention. But if you work at a small nonprofit, chances are you don’t have much money to spend on a graphic designer. Join us for a three-session course that will walk you through the fundamentals of design and show you how to get started with the right tools.


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: The Nonprofit Social Media Success Toolkit (Six-Part Course)

Join us for The Nonprofit Social Media Success Toolkit, and over six weeks we’ll show you how to do more than just be on social media—we’ll teach you how to be successful on social media.


Recording: Nonprofit Data for Beginners (Three-Part Course)

Join us for Nonprofit Data for Beginners, a three-session course designed to help you ask the right questions, find the data you need, and use your data to strengthen your organization.


Recording: Visual Storytelling—The Complete Infographics Toolkit for Nonprofits

Tap into your data’s potential to create change with Visual Storytelling: 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.


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.


Recording: Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit

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 course will walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit.


Free Recording: Tech Trends 2018

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


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.