Webinars & Training Videos
Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about the Giving Challenge campaign strategies, and put your nonprofit organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your Giving Challenge team, or check out the pre-recorded training videos designed to help you learn more about specific topics of all levels. No matter the size and shape of your nonprofit organization, we've got the tools to help you succeed!
2020 Giving Challenge Information Session
Tuesday, January 14
2 PM ET - 3:30 PM ET
Listen to this webinar to learn everything you need to know to participate in the 2020 Giving Challenge! The Giving Challenge is an exciting 24-hour giving event supporting more than 600 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, who have shown a commitment to transparency by having profiles in The Giving Partner. The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.
Final Steps to Success for the Giving Challenge
Tuesday, March 31
2 PM ET - 3 PM ET
With only a few weeks until the Giving Challenge, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your 2020 Giving Challenge campaign is ready to go. In this webinar we’ll go over last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful on the 2020 Giving Challenge. The Giving Challenge team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.
Strategies for an Impactful Giving Day During COVID-19
Friday, March 20
1 PM ET - 2 PM ET
Listen to this webinar to learn creative strategies for an impactful Giving Day during COVID-19. Where there are challenges, there are also opportunities during this evolving time in our community. Hear about was to pivot your profile, leverage existing features, maximize social media and communications and develop virtual events.
Training Videos - Series 101
For nonprofit organizations in search of the Giving Challenge essentials, look no further! Our 101 Level Training Videos will highlight some of the most important steps every nonprofit organization should take to prepare for a successful Giving Challenge campaign. Perfect for nonprofit organizations of any size or capacity!
Getting Ready - 15 Min
Interested in participating in the Giving Challenge? We'll cover the benefits of participating in a giving day and how to sign up your nonprofit organization to be a part of the fun! We’ll also point you towards other tools and resources available to make your giving day as successful as possible.Watch Video Download Slides
Giving Day Basics - 20 Min
Are you excited about participating in the Giving Challenge, but not sure where to start or what to prioritize? This training course will highlight the five essential steps to ensuring your nonprofit organization has a strong showing for the Giving Challenge without exhausting your limited time and resources.Watch Video Download Slides
Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min
Your Giving Challenge profile is the first thing your donors will see during the big event. This training course will show you how to create and customize an engaging Giving Challenge profile that will entice potential supporters and successfully highlight your nonprofit organization’s unique stories.Watch Video Download Slides
Telling Your Story - 20 Min
Storytelling goes beyond your nonprofit organization’s overall mission, and allows potential supporters to connect with your work and feel like they can make a difference. We’ll share our best practices for telling engaging stories to make your donors feel like the champions they are.Watch Video Download Slides
Spreading The Word - 30 Min
You’ve completed your Giving Challenge profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your nonprofit organization can promote the Giving Challenge across multiple platforms as well as best best practices for creating action driven content for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Thanking Your Donors - 20 Min
After your success on the Giving Challenge it’s time to thank the supporters who helped you reach your goals. In this training course we’ll cover how to thank all of your donors effectively and share tips, strategies, and best practices for donor stewardship success on the Giving Challenge and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 201
Take your Giving Challenge campaign to the next level! In our 201 Level Training Videos we'll highlight ways in which your nonprofit organization can run a successful Giving Challenge campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.
Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min
Before you dive into your Giving Challenge campaign, take the time to assess your goals! In this training course we’ll share the importance of setting clear goals as well as best practices and strategies for how you can make the most out of the Giving Challenge.Watch Video Download Slides
The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on the Giving Challenge by utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your nonprofit organization. In this training course we'll cover everything you need to know about recruiting and empowering fundraisers for the Giving Challenge!Watch Video Download Slides
Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min
The Giving Challenge is the perfect opportunity to engage your supporters both online and off! We'll share nonprofit best practices and creative ways to engage and excite your supporters and your community on the Giving Challenge.Watch Video Download Slides
Social Media Strategies - 30 Min
Social media is a great way to engage with your supporters and get them excited about the Giving Challenge! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to reach your goals on the Giving Challenge.Watch Video Download Slides
Scheduling Communications - 20 Min
When preparing for the Giving Challenge, your communications with supporters can play an enormous role in your overall success. We’ll cover supporter communication best practices and highlight tools your nonprofit organization can use for more efficient and effective online engagement.Watch Video Download Slides
A Picture Tells A Thousand Words - 25 Min
Images have the power to tell stories and evoke emotion in your supporters and potential donors. In this training course we’ll go over the impact images can have on your supporters, and how to improve your online engagement during the Giving Challenge and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 301
For the Giving Day gurus interested in getting the most out of your Giving Challenge experience. Our 301 Level Training Videos will highlight best practices and strategies for stronger engagement on Giving Challenge and beyond!
Engaging Your Board - 15 Min
Getting your board on board for Giving Challenge can be a pivotal step in your overall giving day success. In this training course, we’ll cover strategies and best practices for engaging with your board before, during, and after Giving Challenge.Watch Video Download Slides
Matching Challenges - 15 Min
Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact on Giving Challenge and beyond! In this training course we’ll cover best practices for finding sponsors and how to utilize your matching dollars for maximum engagement.Watch Video Download Slides
Gamifying Your Giving Day - 10 Min
Giving Challenge is the perfect opportunity to have a little fun with your supporters while motivating them to have a greater impact on your organization. In this training course, we’ll cover how you can utilize the momentum of Giving Challenge to create exciting challenges for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Retaining New Donors - 15 Min
After Giving Challenge, it's important to celebrate your new supporters, and start building your new relationships. In this training course we’ll cover strategies and best practices for retaining your new donors through engaging opportunities within your organization and beyond.Watch Video Download Slides
Building Better Relationships - 20 Min
After Giving Challenge, it’s time to steward your donors and acknowledge their generous support. In this training course, we’ll cover stewardship best practices and strategies for building stronger and longer lasting relationships with your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides