Free: How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit

  At the end of the 45-minute Nonprofit training, you will have the knowledge you need to create a strategic plan that will function as a road map to success for your organization. Nonprofits use strategic planning to focus their energy and limited resources on achieving their goals and objectives.    0:01 Hello, my name is John Duffy and I'm pleased to be with you in this CharityHowTo webinar to talk about strategic planning. 0:07 I have worked with non-profits on numerous strategic planning...

Free Webinar - ​​How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps

    Join Sabrina Walker Hernandez for this 45-minute interactive FREE nonprofit course, where she will show you how to conduct board recruitment in 3 easy steps.   0:00 Everyone, for a little space. And grace, as you can tell from the intro, I have a cough, It's not Covid thanks, God. 0:08 But I may or may have to cough sometimes during this presentation. I apologize in advance. But where today, we're going to be talking about how to conduct board recruitment in three easy steps. I love Board...

Nonprofit Superhero Of The Month: Reading Connections

Nonprofit Webinar: Google Ad Grants 101 – With $10K/Month In Free Ads


Six Capital Campaign Best Practices to follow for a Super Successful Campaign

This a guest blog post by RobinCabral

How To Use Gratitude to Build and Strengthen Relationships with Donors

Nonprofit Superhero Of The Month: Unbound Houston

96 Ideas For Nonprofit Fundraising Events

Social Media Fundraising In The Real World

INTRODUCTION Social fundraising is a critical concept to understand, but can also be a confusing and complicated one. The focus of this series is to explain the five key concepts introduced when social fundraising is added to nonprofit fundraising campaigns. A fundraising campaign can include an annual donation request, dinner or gala, a peer-to-peer campaign, an organized 5K, etc. This social media training for charities is a must-read!

How To Engage Nonprofit Board Members In Fundraising

01 | Introduction Boards and fundraising, I find, often mix as well as water and oil. You know this. You’ve seen it. Perhaps you are living it, dealing with board members who say “I’ll do anything but fundraise” and who tell you that they couldn’t possibly give you the name of one person who might care enough about what you do to make a charitable gift. Believe me, you are not alone.

Step-By-Step Stewardship | Donor Retention Strategies That Work!

Mastering the In-Person Fundraising Ask

Inside Look – this blog will cover the following topics: 01 | It Starts With You 02 | Keys to a Successful In-Person Fundraising Ask 03 | When Fundraisers Are Afraid to Ask for Funds 04 | The Actual Meeting: Tips and Structure 05 | When to be Quiet 06 | 5 Sure-Fire Ways to Blow a Face-to-Face Fundraising Ask 07 | The Problem with Leadership 08 | Your Asking Style 09 | A Step-by-Step Plan for Nailing the In-Person Fundraising Ask 10 | More About the Follow-Up 11 | What if the Answer is No?

7 Reasons To Focus On Monthly Donors

Donors young and old are interested and willing to give monthly

Calculating Your Key Fundraising Metrics

Welcome! Evaluating the effectiveness of an organization’s fundraising program may, quite simply, be one of the most overlooked tasks in fundraising 101. But, it is extremely important in order to improve your development efforts and, thereby, the long-term health of your development program. There are common measurement tools and fundraising training resources available for the nonprofit industry. If this evaluation process is completed and the tools are utilized correctly, it can help...

15 Grant Readiness Tips

Grant readiness in grant-seeking organizations can be something that brings out the best of grant professional humor. When an organization is asked to consider if they are “grant ready,” the answer is usually a resounding, “Of course we are! We are ready to receive grant money!”

How to Make Monthly Giving Easy in a Nutshell

By Erica Waasdorp, A Direct Solution, author of Monthly Giving. The Sleeping Giant and Monthly Giving Made Easy How to Make Monthly Giving Easy in a Nutshell Monthly giving is not hard. It doesn’t require much investment at all, and a little bit of time and effort go a long way. I hope this will help you change your mindset, and you’ll find that monthly giving truly is very easy. Why?

Five Steps to Prepare for Your Nonprofit’s First Capital Campaign

Introduction Capital campaigns are one of the most extensive campaigns that an organization will ever undertake. In most cases, an organization needs to fund capital purchases, upgrades, and/or renovations and repairs. Given their highly episodic nature, organizations that are seeking to undergo a capital campaign must do so with foresight and preparation geared to success. The most critical steps are taken before even the actual capital campaign plan is drafted and far before an actual...

Mobile Apps Make Nonprofit Messaging Precise, Immediate

These days, a nonprofit communications plan is about micro-audiences, immediacy, and precision. Any lag and you’ve lost them. Anything but what they want to know, and they’ll “swipe left” on your message.

How To Create A Storyteller System That Inspires Action

Inside Look | This guide will cover the following topics: 01 Introduction 02 Outline Your Nonprofit Storytelling Ambassador Plan 03The 6 Best Types of Stories for Nonprofits to Share 04 Conclusion

Part 2: Setting Up Your Nonprofit Endowment Program

In the first blog of this two-part series on How to Launch Your Endowment Giving Program, we discussed the fact endowment is not just for large organizations. Any nonprofit can benefit from having a pool—or pools—of money that could help to ensure the organization’s future. An endowment can fund a program, pay for staff, help to enhance operations. And having an endowment program signals to funders and donors that your organization plans to be around for the long haul.

Part 1: What Is Endowment And Are You A Good Fit

Over the course of two blogs, you will be guided on how to launch an endowment-giving program for your nonprofit. In this first blog, we will look at what endowment is, what endowment funds are, how endowment funds are given, and—most critically—whether endowment is a good fit for your organization.

6 Ways The Google Ad Grant Can Help Grow Your Nonprofit’s Impact

The Google Ad Grant offers eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free advertising credits, but what exactly can those credits do for your nonprofit? Reviews - What People Are Saying About Our Webinars


Top 7 ways to Find New Monthly Donors Right Now, even during the coronavirus.

First, let me start by asking: I hope you’re doing okay?  I hope your event cancellations; the staying at home; the working from home; with or without kids who now must be homeschooled; and perhaps worries about parents or other family members aren’t driving you totally crazy.

Ask a Nonprofit Expert – Answers to 7 Questions about Starting a Monthly Donor Program NOW.

As a follow up to the recent free webinar ‘7 Reasons why you should start a monthly donor program NOW’, we’re happy to share the answers to some of the questions we didn’t have a chance to answer during the webinar. 

Six ways to future proof your website with WordPress

As the global population moves online, most people will end up with a more connected digital life than they had before. That includes your nonprofit community. The new shift to virtual interaction we’re experiencing won’t rebound completely back to traditional mediums of communication. Virtual interactions are becoming just as meaningful and almost as real as face-to-face conversations.

Ask a Nonprofit Expert – Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meeting

We’ve joined with a number of our nonprofit experts to bring you blog posts that will help answer some of your nonprofits toughest questions.

Ask a Nonprofit Expert – How to Budget In Crisis

We’ve joined with a number of our nonprofit experts to bring you blog posts that will help answer some of your nonprofits toughest questions.

20 Free Resources to Support Your Nonprofit Through Coronavirus

There’s no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic — and its related restrictions and shutdowns — has wreaked havoc across all elements of society. 

Coronavirus Pandemic: 5 Strategic Changes for Nonprofits

The Coronavirus has brought about something new that no one was quite prepared for. 

#CoronaStrong – Engagement With Your Community During Separating Times

In these unusual and stressful times, it is more important than ever to stay connected to family and friends. Our older folks – parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles – will especially need connection.

Nonprofits & Coronavirus, COVID-19 | What We’re Doing to Help

Free Nonprofit Webinars to Help During the Coronavirus During this unprecedented and chaotic time, we sincerely hope that you and yours are safe and healthy. And that you are diligently taking precautions to safeguard your health and that of those around you.

Best practices for recognizing, thanking and retaining monthly donors

This is probably one of the most common questions I get whenever I’m presenting a webinar or an in-person session or workshop: “How do I best recognize, thank, cultivate and retain my monthly donors?” 

5 Digital Strategies for Nonprofit Event Planning

Planning events can quickly go from straight-forward and simple to complicated and challenging. As the new year continues, it’s important to gain a truly comprehensive understanding of the digital opportunities and tools you can leverage. This way, you can optimize the event planning process and increase registration and attendance rates. 

The Most Effective Direct Mail Packs for Nonprofits | CharityHowTo

  Blog post by Erica Waasdorp

Top 13 Grant Writing Tips for Your Nonprofit | CharityHowTo

Blog Post by CharityHowTo Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC

5 Ways to Add a Monthly Giving Ask to Your Appeals | CharityHowTo

Blog post by Erica Waasdorp

Nonprofit Event Honorees The Key to Your Event’s Success

Organizations put a lot of time and effort into nonprofit events. They spend countless hours creating silent auctions, designing invitations and tribute books, and crafting stage programs. However, they spend very little time and effort choosing the perfect honoree, and because of this their nonprofit events often underperform and even, unfortunately, fail. The difference between an honoree that is just okay and one that is perfect is akin to the disparity between a lame duck and a golden...

10 great nonprofit conferences to mark on the calendar in 2020 (and 3 for next year)

Fundraisers can’t turn a page on their calendar these days, it seems, without discovering hundreds of nonprofit conferences to attend. That’s not a bad problem to have. 

Grant Writing for Beginners: Where to Start with Research

Blog Post by CharityHowTo Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC

Five Steps to Prepare for Your Nonprofit’s First Capital Campaign

Capital campaigns are one of the most extensive campaigns that an organization will ever undertake. In most cases, an organization needs to fund capital purchases, upgrades, and/or renovations and repairs. 

Segmentation is the key to your nonprofits direct mail success

Blog post by Erica Waasdorp

Why Donor Appreciation is Crucial This Time of Year!

Guest blog post by: Margaret Battistelli Gardner

10 Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Guest blog post by: Margaret Battistelli Gardner

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Fundraising Events

This blog post is by CharityHowTo Expert AJ Steinberg

Why Direct Mail Fundraising is Better This Year-End Giving Season

Blog post by Erica Waasdorp

Insta-tips for using Instagram for your #GivingTuesday Campaign

“It’s #GivingTuesday! Give us money!” Yes, there ARE ways to use Instagram to raise money on #GivingTuesday. But that’s not one of them.

Using a Match to Increase Your Nonprofits Monthly Giving Success

Blog post by Erica Waasdorp

5 Things Not to Say in Grant Applications for Nonprofits

Blog Post by CharityHowTo Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC

3 Questions to Consider in Selecting Grant Management Software for Grant-seekers

Blog Post by CharityHowTo Expert Diane H. Leonard, GPC