9 Can’t-Miss Free Social Good Webinars in November 2019 | npENGAGE

9 Can’t-Miss Free Social Good Webinars in November 2019

By on Oct 31, 2019


professional development, webinars

The year is quickly coming to an end, but there is still plenty of time to pack in free professional development training to help you be more successful as you finish out 2019 and start looking at 2020. From #GivingTuesday and year-end giving to CSR to executive development and more, here is a round-up of nine great webinars to consider adding to your calendars in November.


1. Make the Most of Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile in Time for #GivingTuesday

Hosted by: Candid
November 5, 2019 at 2pm

The deadline to update your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar before #GivingTuesday is Friday, November 15. If you miss it, potential donors may make decisions based on stale information about your organization. Don’t let them, and don’t panic! Join Candid to learn lightning fast ways to maximize the fundraising potential of your profile before potential donors and funders start looking.

2. Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month in Free Ads

Hosted by: Charity How-To
November 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. ET 

Learn how to boost your organization’s online awareness, raise more money, and get more event attendees through the Google Ad Grant program that gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free advertising.

3. How to Create a Strategic Social Media Plan

Hosted by: Charity Village
November 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Opening up a social media account is easy. Coming up with consistent and engaging content that your supporters will love? Not so much. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn. Searching for new content, leveraging awareness days for your cause, creating your own content, liking, sharing, commenting…You are running as fast as you can on the overwhelming content hamster wheel but it feels like you can never catch up.

This webinar, specifically presented for nonprofit staff and volunteers, will help you to create your content strategically using a 5 pillar framework that will strengthen your brand, build your authority online, and save you capacity during the day.

4. Engaging Remote Employees through Corporate Citizenship

Hosted by: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
November 13, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET

The American workforce is increasingly remote and the trend doesn’t appear to be stopping any time soon. How can you ensure remote employees stay engaged and productive? Join us to hear practical tips and insights from corporate citizenship professionals who have helped remote employees stay engaged through volunteerism opportunities, recognition programs, and more.

5. Incorporating Face to Face Asks in Your Year-End Campaign

Hosted by: Blackbaud
November 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET

What’s the best way to assure that your year-end campaign shoots way over goal? It’s renewing your annual fund leadership donors. Author and consultant Gail Perry will share her 4-step plan for getting in front of the right donors to make a successful ask. You’ll discover Gail’s secrets for getting your donor to say “yes, of course I want to help.” and learn strategies straight from the most successful major gift and capital campaign experts.

6. Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2019

Hosted by: Center for Disaster for Philanthropy and Candid
November 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Every year, disasters and humanitarian crises affect millions of people globally and billions of dollars are distributed in response. But where does the funding come from and how are the dollars used? How much funding addresses long-term recovery, preparedness and disaster risk reduction, in addition to immediate relief?

To help answer these questions, Candid (Foundation Center and GuideStar recently merged to create a new organization) and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) produce the annual Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report. On Nov. 14, 2019, Candid and CDP will host a webinar to highlight findings from the 2019 report and explore how to use data to make strategic, informed disaster giving decisions.

7. Last Minute Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

Hosted by: Blackbaud
November 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET

#GivingTuesday is only two weeks away, and you’ve procrastinated. Your supposed campaign is just a great idea at this point and like most nonprofits you are probably already starting to think “maybe next year… there’s no way I can plan a #GivingTuesday campaign in just short of two weeks.”

The good news is, you can! We have brought in our fundraising experts, Blackbaud Senior Product Marketer Tanya Fitzgerald and Blackbaud Senior Customer Success Manager Rosita Bradham, to help you plan a stellar campaign with up to 5 days out. Not only will we help you jump start your #GivingTuesday efforts, but we will also focus on the 10 Do’s and Don’ts, and review the importance of stewarding after your campaign.

8. How to Design an Irresistible Website that Attracts the Right Members

Hosted by: Wild Apricot
November 19, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Is your website’s look and feel modern and professional? Or is it holding you back from growing your membership? In this digital age, your website can make or break member engagement and donations ⁠— visitors are often wary of websites that look dated or don’t give a good online experience.

In this webinar, nonprofit design expert Sarah Henry from Elevation Web will show you how to appeal to your potential members, so you can design a website that builds trust, surpasses expectations, and increases membership applications.

9. Level Up Your Executive Team

Hosted by: The Bridgespan Group
November 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. ET

The effectiveness of your executive team has a profound impact on the overall effectiveness of your entire nonprofit organization. Because the stakes are so high, even strong teams can benefit from moving from good to great. Join this webinar to hear some practical tips for taking your Executive Team up a notch.


As the principal content strategy manager at Blackbaud, Christine combines her passions for communications and social good, managing sgENGAGE and ensuring that the company is providing content that advances the thinking of the social good community. Christine believes that effective communication is an essential aspect to achieving social impact, whether an organization is a funder, nonprofit or technology company.

Prior to joining Blackbaud, Christine worked for nearly a decade in the corporate philanthropy, where she managed global health grant programs, product donations, disaster response and program communications. She was also a UNA-USA Blogger Fellow to the 2015 Social Good Summit. You can find her on Twitter at @newman_ca.

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